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AP-ME--Maine News Digest 6 pm, ME

August 1, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Maine. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

FATAL PLANE CRASH

GREENVILLE, Maine — Flags are at half-staff in the Canadian town where a pilot, his wife and daughter lived before a fatal airplane crash in Maine. The pilot, Joe Robertson, and his wife, Anita, were major philanthropists in southern Ontario after the sale of a dental supply business. SENT: 310 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

UMAINE PLAYER COLLAPSE: The cause of death is still undetermined for a University of Maine football player who collapsed during a preseason workout on campus.

DEATH INVESTIGATION-CRASH: The family of a former high school basketball star in Maine is disputing police findings that despite the 22-year-old dying of a stab wound to the chest, no crime was committed.

PATRICK DEMPSEY-IMPERSONATION: Actor Patrick Dempsey says someone is impersonating him online and asking his fans to give money to either him or his Maine-based nonprofit.

WASTEWATER SPILL: Portland Water District says human error is to blame for a large spill that washed away part of a trail and spilled into Casco Bay last week.

BORDER STOP-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY: A man who was stopped at the Maine border with Canada has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on a child pornography charge.

RABIES CRISIS: Police in Maine say a fox that was killed by police Friday after attacking multiple people has tested positive for rabies.

HEALTH INSURANCE-MAINE: Republican President Donald Trump’s administration has given the go-ahead to Maine’s effort to re-launch a $93 million program to reduce health insurance premiums and reduce the uninsured population.

BLACK DEFENDANT-WHITE JURY: A federal judge has rejected an accused heroin dealer’s request to move his trial because the entire jury pool in Bangor, Maine, was white.

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