The Associated Press

Michigan Senator Carl Levin says his regional office in Saginaw received a suspicious letter and that authorities have been alerted.

Rising water is in the forecast along some already flooding Lower Peninsula rivers as rain falls on saturated watersheds.

The state says Michigan's unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 8.5 percent in the latest month, as number of people working rose while the number of jobless people shrank.

State health officials say an 87-year-old Livingston County man is the 19th person from Michigan to die as a result of contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency is taking back its decision to only attend administrative insurance fraud hearings when large sums of money are at risk.

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