Late storm makes for easy morning travel


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Despite this being the busiest travel day of the year, everything was normal and calm at Portland Jetport Wednesday morning.

The only cancellation before Noon was Delta flight 3909 to LaGuardia in New York. Cancellations and delays started to increase after noon. Some passengers told NEWS CENTER they were relieved that they were heading out early and missing the looming storm.

All five airlines have issued travel advisories for the day. As always though, it's best to check with your carrier before you head out the door.

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Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine marijuana advocates say their state is in position to become the first state in the Northeast to legalize recreational use of the drug.

Marijuana legalization proponents around the country scored a series of wins on election night, when Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. all went legal. Supporters of legalization in Maine say their efforts are buoyed by a ballot initiative in South Portland that legalized small amounts of marijuana in the state's fourth-largest city. Portland voters also legalized marijuana in Maine's largest city in 2013.

I'm Not Your Mother, But ...

I'm Not Your Mother, But ...

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Stephen King's newest book is released


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Stephen King is wrapping up a six-city book tour in his home state.

The Maine-based horror writer is making his final appearance at Books-A-Million in South Portland, where he'll be signing copies of his book, "Revival."

The book launched on Nov. 11.

King has described it as a "straight-ahead horror novel."

About 900 of King's fans showed up last week to get tickets, but only 400 were rewarded with a chance to meet King.

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Can't Sleep? Avoid These Foods

Can't Sleep? Avoid These Foods

It's coffee that will rob me of sleep. Even a cup at one in the afternoon can pack a wallop of caffeine. I learned my lesson the hard way.

I know I'm not the only one who has figured out that coffee can lead to a sleepless night. If you’ve been suffering from insomnia, maybe you should take a close look at what you eat before you go to bed. 

Pie throw benefits Make-a-Wish


SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Pie was on the menu for four Scarborough workers Thursday. As part of a Make-A-Wish fundraiser, four workers at Stantec took pies in the face.

Ursula from Gorham delivered the pies. The 12-year-old is batting Lymphoid Leukemia and recently went to Hawaii as part of her wish and Stantec raised money to grant her wish.

"It's a good cause, one we have done for many years. It's just fun to be part of it and I was happy to lead the way," said Stantec worker Mark Tracey.

Thursday's pie event generated another $1,600 in donations from Stantec employees to grant future wishes for Make-A-Wish children.


Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means your blood sugar is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. It's not inevitable that you'll eventually develop diabetes, but it increases your risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-third of the adults in this country have prediabetes. Most of them have no idea.