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. 

Maine shipyard gets $643 million Navy contract

BATH, Maine (AP) -- Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree says Bath Iron Works has won a $643 million Navy contract to build another destroyer.

BIW had been awarded a contract to build four Arleigh Burke class destroyers, with an option for a fifth.

Pingree said Friday that some of the funding for the final ship had been question due to budget cuts but that recent spending bills have closed the gap.

BIW built the first Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer in the late 1980s.

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Men's Hockey: Bowdoin eliminated from NCAA's

OSWEGO, New York (NEWS CENTER) - The Bowdoin men's hockey team let a two-goal lead slip away in the third period as they lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Oswego State, 4-3. 

Alex Botten's second goal of the game with only 2:20 left in regulation gave the 2013 National runners-up for good.

After trailing 1-0 late in the second period, the Polar Bears railled for three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 mid-way through the third.  Senior defenseman Jay Livermore tied the game with a slap shot in the slot with 1:03 left in the period. 

Bowdoin rode that momentum into the third period taking their first lead at the 3:46 mark when sophomore forward Matt Rubinoff beat Lakers goalie Matt Zawadski.  Less than three minutes later a Harry Matheson rebound off a Kyle Lockwood shot doubled the Polar Bears advantage.