WOOLWICH (AP) – Authorities recovered the body of a toddler from the Kennebec River on Monday.

Pending a definite determination, Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Stephen McCausland said investigators believe the body is that of a 2-year-old boy who was the subject of an extensive search earlier this month after he apparently fell off a dock.

Pair charged with smuggling aliens

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – A man and woman from Quebec have been charged with smuggling several Indian and Pakistani nationals into the United States by boat.

Kevin Beauregard, 20, and Chloe Grenier-Dufresne, 18, were arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in Burlington. Beauregard was ordered held on the charges of illegally transporting aliens, and Grenier-Dufresne was released on $5,000 bail.

Federal prosecutors said the pair was arrested Friday after an onlooker called authorities and reported that a flat-bottomed boat had dropped off six passengers near Lake Champlain in Swanton. Prosecutors said the passengers were dropped off in shallow water and walked up to a parking area, where they were met by two vehicles driven by Beauregard and Grenier-Dufresne.

Gasoline prices lowest since May 3

WASHINGTON (AP) – The average retail price of gasoline fell for the fourth week in a row to $1.937 per gallon, its lowest level since May 3, the government reported Monday.

The nationwide pump price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped by 4.8 cents, but prices still remain 44.1 cents above year-ago levels, according to the Energy Department’s statistical arm, the Energy Information Administration.

The biggest declines were registered in the Midwest, where prices fell by 6.8 cents. Fuel costs are highest on the West Coast, where prices average $2.20 per gallon.

Oil prices have trended lower since OPEC said earlier this month it would increase its production quota. However, fears about possible supply disruptions have added a premium of at least $5 per barrel.

, analysts say.

Diesel fuel prices also declined last week, the EIA reported, falling 1.1 cent to $1.70 per gallon.

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Alfred Mattson, who did not have diabetes, experienced violent and sudden surges in his blood sugar levels, FitzGerald said. Based on the opinion of medical experts, “there is no way that could have happened short of insulin injection,” he said.

Leona Mattson was the only person who saw her husband in the 30 hours before she called 911, FitzGerald said.

The newspaper was not able to reach Mattson or her attorney.


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