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AP-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME

July 30, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, July 30, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

FATAL PLANE CRASH

GREENVILLE, Maine — Police are investigating the crash of a small plane in rural Maine that killed three people. The twin-engine plane was traveling Monday from Pembroke, Ontario, to Prince Edward Island in Canada. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

MAINER CREMATIONS: Burials around the country, and especially in Maine, have taken a turn to see more cremations as a preferred method for burials.

STATE CASH FLOW: Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says the state ended the fiscal year with a surplus of more than $175 million.

DEATH INVESTIGATION-CRASH: The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating why a former high school basketball star died at the scene of a traffic crash.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have gone up slightly in northern New England.

HUMAN REMAINS-POND: Police in Maine are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a pond.

AUGUSTA KILLING: Two men are due to be sentenced for their roles in a drug-related killing in Augusta.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG: Archaeologists will be excavating part of a state historic site in Maine to try to uncover artifacts related to British Colonial forts.

SEAWEED LAB: A Maine college is partnering with a seaweed farm to launch a research and production facility in Bar Harbor.

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