Why We Run: reaching a goal together

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- They're hundreds of miles apart, but Chris Carr and his father are logging the same miles and running for the same man.

"I think the hardest part for him was probably losing his strength over a couple of years and having just the process of going through different experimental procedures and everything he could to try to fix it," said Carr.

Carr's uncle passed away from cancer a few years ago.Carr and his father are running for the Dana-Farber Boston Marathon team. Chris is a sophomore in college at Bowdoin while his father lives in Maryland.

"The whole family has come together and been extremely supportive through fundraising and just motivating us….We train apart, but we can have this goal together," said Carr.

Driver crashes into pole, abandons scene

BOOTHBAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A part of Butler Road in Boothbay is closed this morning after an accident that happened there around 2:00AM.

Police are trying to find the driver who crashed into a pole, then abandoned his or her car and left the scene. Butler Road isn't a particularly curvy road, but this part of it does have an S-shaped turn. Central Maine Power crews are on scene replacing the pole that was destroyed in the accident. Police say they have a good idea of whom the driver is, but they aren't releasing any details.

CMP crews hope to have the road back open by 7:00 Saturday morning.

A driver avoids hitting a moose on the Turnpike by swerving into a guardrail.

GRAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man driving southbound by exit 63 on the Maine Turnpike this morning narrowly misses hitting a moose with his car, swerves, and hits a guardrail.

This happened just before 4:00 Saturday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Transportation. The driver isn't hurt and there's minimal damage to the guardrail. The moose also got away unscathed. Traffic was cleared up by 5:30.

How you might get a little extra time to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act

How you might get a little extra time to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act

If you're having trouble enrolling in a health plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you may be able to breathe a short sigh of relief. The deadline for open enrollment is next Monday, March 31, but the Obama administration has decided to allow extra time for some people who haven't been able to do so yet. Read more ...

Hello Maine Maple Sunday

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Today is Maine Maple Sunday!

Sugar houses all over the state of Maine are opening their doors to show you the process of maple syrup starts as sap and ends up on your breakfast table.

Follow this link to the Maine Maple Producers Association to find a sugar house near you.


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Maine Jewish Film Festival kicks off

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Filmmakers from across the world are heading to Maine for a week of screenings and independent films and documentaries about the Jewish experience.

The Maine Jewish Film Festival begins Saturday and extends through the week with screenings in communities including Portland, Waterville and Brunswick.

The event has brought more than 300 domestic and foreign films to Maine in its 17 years of existence The films vary from dramas to comedies and documentaries.

For a schedule of films and event, head to their website.

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USM's Ruginski, Bowdoin's Horowitz win NCAA indoor track titles

LINCOLN, Nebraska (NEWS CENTER) - Both Jamie Ruginski and Coby Horowitz became the first athletes at their respective Maine schools to win NCAA indoor track titles:  Rugisnki for USM, Horowitz for Bowdoin. 

A day after Bonny Eagle Ruginski finished third in the long jump, he won the men's triple jump with a leap of 50-feet, 1.75 inches.  The junior came into the national meet ranked number one the event.  On top of becoming the Huskies first national champ, he also becomes the first indoor trackster to earn All-America honors in multiple events. 

Scarborough alum Emilia Scheemaker, now at Ithaca College, finished fifth in the women's triple jump.

Horowitz, a senior from Stow, Massachusetts, won the men's one-mile race for the Polar Bears with a time of 4 minutes 8.40 seconds.