In case you missed it, today is the Great American Smokeout. We asked listeners who had smoked how they quit and to help those looking to stop. Did you know mustard seeds might help you quit smoking?

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A listener called in to tell us she used acupuncture and mustard seeds inserted in her ears to help her quit smoking. If you have any advice for people looking to quit, feel free to share your thoughts on our Facebook page.

Where's Mark Ericson

Mark Ericson

If you missed the big announcement during Wednesday's Big Morning Broadcast, Mark Ericson has left the Morning Waking Crew. It was a pretty emotional day in Studio Big. Watch the video and feel free to leave your well wishes for "E" as he's known!

Weather

Partly to mostly sunny and windy, high 38...occasional sun, chance of a flurry in the North Country, high 35..cold tonight. Check your weekend forecast.

Top News Stories

Shooting at FSU 
Students in Florida State University's Strozier Library are describing a chaotic scene. They say they heard gunshots, followed by students either barricading themselves in parts of the library or taking cover early this morning. University police say they killed a gunman after they told him to drop his weapon and he fired a shot at them.Authorities say three people were shot and wounded.

Arrest in bank robbery
Police say they've made an arrest in a Portsmouth bank robbery. Authorities say they took Joshua Tom Caprarella into custody without incident yesterday at the Piscataqua Savings Bank. Police say they received a hold-up alarm from the bank and learned that an unarmed man was demanding money. When police arrived, Caprarella was still in the bank.

Maine Officials hope to expand monitoring of domestic abuse abusers
State officials are hoping to expand the use of electronic monitoring systems for domestic violence abusers. The Maine State Board of Corrections is seeking proposals from counties interested in beginning electronic monitoring pilot programs in their areas. The state hopes to launch the six-month projects in one rural and one urban location beginning in January.

Coming Up Friday with The Morning Waking Crew

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One more chance at winning tickets to see Alan Jackson with Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark at the Cross Insurance Arena. Tickets on sale now for the 'Keepin' it Country - 25th Anniversary Tour!'