L.L. Bean lights Christmas tree


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FREEPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- L.L. Bean lit its Christmas tree Friday night, christening the start of the holiday season in Freeport.

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Maine's top court rules against housecleaner


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Maine Supreme Judicial Court said a lower court was right to deny an appeal from a housecleaner who asked the court to suppress a confession she offered about stealing drugs after she failed a polygraph test.

Police suspected Jessica Babb after a Falmouth woman reported jewelry and prescription drugs stolen from her home. Babb was a housecleaner at the home. Court documents said Babb denied taking the items and agreed to take a polygraph test, which indicated deception. Documents said she then confessed to taking the drugs, but not the jewelry.

Babb argued that police violated her constitutional right to counsel. The lower court ruled that Babb's right was not infringed because there were no formal charges against her related to the theft. The high court agreed Tuesday.


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. 

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

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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.

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Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Burton Curtis turned 100 years old November 11, 2014 — Veterans Day. A World War II veteran, he says he joined the United States Air Force because his country was in trouble and he needed to do something. What he did was became a glider pilot who carried out dangerous missions during the war. He went on to serve 30 years in the Air Force, retiring as Colonel Burton Curtis.

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Got Insomnia? Eight Tips to Help You Get the Sleep You Need

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100, 99, 98, 97 ... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... and let's start counting those sheep all over again.

Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? You're not alone. Most of us have experienced occasional insomnia but for some people, lack of sleep is a chronic issue.

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Maine farmers discuss Internet, drones


FREEPORT, Maine (AP) -- Maine farmers are meeting in Freeport to vote on resolutions affecting the state's agricultural industry.

The Monday meeting is the annual meeting of the Maine Farm Bureau, which convenes to discuss and set policies for the coming year. One resolution endorses increasing the state's ConnectME budget from $1 million to $5 million to help bring high-speed Internet to rural farms. Farmers are also discussing whether any drones that go over farmers should first be required to get written permission from farmers.

The executive secretary of the Maine Farm Bureau says Monday's meeting establishes which bills the bureau will support in the upcoming legislative session.