State Police are asking for the public’s help this morning in locating a man considered armed and dangerous following the shooting of two people overnight in Belfast.
One woman is dead and a man was critically wounded in a shooting inside a home at 162 Waldo Ave, which is also Route 137.
Police are seeking 44 year old Todd Gilday of Belfast who is driving a 2007 gray Nissan Altima with Maine lobster plate FOREX. The wounded man was rushed to a hospital and is undergoing emergency surgery.
Gilday is 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighs 280 pounds. Anyone seeing him or his car, should call 911 immediately. Belfast Police and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office responded to the shooting scene about 11 pm.
One could easily call August 16, 1977 "The Day the Music Died," as Elvis Presley passed away at his Graceland home. This shocking event resonated greatly here in Maine as he was scheduled to play the then brand-new Cumberland County Civic Center the following day. Our information partners at WCSH 6 did a fantastic look back at this story from a Maine perspective. --Leif Erickson
I agreed to go on a 3-day juice cleanse with my daughter. I don't know how she talked me into it, because I love to actually eat my food.. but I have to admit, my first glass of juice this morning was DELICIOUS and despite giving up coffee when I gave up smoking (it's been 6 weeks today - YAY!!) I do feel like I've had coffee this morning.
Here's the link to the cleanse that my daughter chose, and this is what my grocery cart looked like after I selected the necessary items for our juicing pleasure. Well, with the exception of the kale, swiss chard and clementines. It's pretty simple and straight forward and there's nothing in here that I don't like to normally eat - which is good.
Be sure to click the link on the first page that will show you the shopping list you'll need, and remember that shopping list is for ONE DAY. The reason my cart looks so full is because it's enough for two people for all three days.
Let me know if you decide to try it! And... I'd recommend doing it over a weekend, so that you're close to home. For obvious reasons. HA!
Allen Lanier, a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult, has died. He was the group's primary keyboardist and played guitar through most of their history, leaving the group a few years ago. Lanier might be best known for penning BÖC classics like "Tenderloin," "True Confessions" (featuring a rare Lanier lead vocal), and the minor 1979 hit "In Thee."
He was romantically involved with singer/songwriter/poet Patti Smith for a number of years, and also collaborated with singer/songwriter/poet Jim Carroll. Lanier made one final appearance with his old bandmates last year at a 40th anniversary show. He was 67. --Leif Erickson
This is Dawn, one of the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary’s foxes that cannot be returned to the wild. Dawn was a young fox that was took into a dog rescue center as the member of public that found her thought she was a dog! When they realized she was a fox, they bought her to the sanctuary, but she was too tame and wouldn’t be able to look after herself in the wild. It is not recommended to have any wild animal as a pet, despite the fact that Dawn is SO CUTE!!
Most sports fans are familiar with the name Bill Simmons, a longtime blogger for ESPN with a bit of a bias for Boston teams (not that there's anything wrong with that!) He also blogs on pop-culture and music matters from time to time on his own Grantland site. Lately he has offered up a brilliant look, in his own unique way, of the two-part "The History of the Eagles" documentary. I still haven't seen it, but now I HAVE to.
(Heads up- if NSFW language makes you uptight, you probably shouldn't read, though, and you probably shouldn't pay attention to the history of most bands for that matter!) --Leif
From Kiss to Kid Rock, Matchbox Twenty to Weezer (and many more in between), chances are that one of the coming year’s concert-themed cruises will really float your boat. With several concert cruise promoters in tune with the wants of rock ‘n’ roll fans, cruise-goers can now listen to chart-topping bands while charting the seas.
Best of all, with rates as low as $500, some of these cruise getaways are priced for a song. Bookings as far out as April 2014 are available.
Dan Fogelberg was born this day in 1951 in Peoria, Illinois. His career took him from Nashville to Los Angeles to Colorado and ultimately to the coast of Maine, living a quiet life in Deer Isle. He would have turned 62 today if not for succumbing to prostate cancer back in 2007.
Dan was one of those artists who was really big in his day but seemingly has been forgotten in a sea of James Taylors, CSNs and Jackson Brownes. He’s not a guy you hear a whole lot on Frank FM, as most of his hit songs tend to fall in that “light-rock” category. The music director in me “gets that,” but I’ve always felt that Fogelberg had many more dimensions as an artist.
Many singer-songwriters were set in their ways in terms of artistic approach, but Dan Fogelberg was an extremely versatile musician who could play just about anything and play it well, he often multi-tracked his own playing onto his recordings, and he could branch out and play jazzier styles, blues and bluegrass too. His vocal harmony arrangements were some of the best of their time. He was an obvious choice when Don Henley was looking for a new guitarist to join the Eagles, an opportunity which he amicably declined (Dan’s friend and collaborator Joe Walsh got the job instead.)
Best of all, in spite of his “sensitive/serious” persona, he actually had a great sense of humor which came out in the limited interviews he did.
He may not have had a career that catapulted him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but Dan Fogelberg is definitely one of the more underrated performers of the 1970s and 80s. The fact that he chose to live in the mountains of Colorado and the coast of Maine says a lot about the sort of individual he was.
Prepare to have your mind blown by one of the most exhaustive clips of singing impersonations you'll ever see.
If you've never heard of Christina Bianco, she's a Broadway singer who's been making a living by spoofing some of the Great White Way's more famous talents. More recently, she's branched out to include some popular recording stars.
Well, in this video, she does it all. Tackling the relentlessly melodramatic "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler (which has been covered by just about everyone, including Josh Groban and Ellen DeGeneres), Bianco salutes some of the most memorable divas in recent memory.
She begins and ends contemporary (Adele). And in between, she takes her live audience on a trip through Cher, Kristin Chenoweth, Judy Garland, Bette Midler, Patti Lupone, Edith Piaf, Bette Midler, Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Gwen Stefani, Zooey Deschanel, Britney Spears, Shakira, Alanis Morissette, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand .... I mean, this woman is unbelievably versatile.
Check it out for yourself. Is this the best female impersonator you've ever heard?
A traveler in Tampa who couldn't pay his baggage fee stepped out of line to check their balance-- and when he got back, their baggage fee was already paid.
A Good Samaritan left a note at the counter that read : "I heard them say your card was declined. I know how it feels. Your bag fee is on me. Just pay it forward the next time you get a chance. Have a safe flight."
The man said getting the note made him believe that there's still good people out there. He hopes he is able to return the favor soon.
Genetics Are Awesome, Photographer Explores Resemblance in Family Members
Ulric Collette is a French-Canadian photographer who does some quirky portrait work. In his photo series “Genetic Portraits” he photographs family members and then cuts them side by side to create one portrait. The end result makes you notice the similarities between the people photographed, and how fascinating genetics really are. One really cool thing I noticed, is if you cover one half of the image with your hand, and then the other half, you can clearly picture how different each person is, but then when you look at them both, you notice so many similarities.
Maine’s largest island and an island to the north are receiving accolades from an international travel magazine that rates them as two of the world’s best island destinations, ranking alongside such exotic getaways as Nantucket, Sicily, Bali, Bora-Bora in French Polynesia and the Fiji Islands. FULL STORY HERE
After testing the 'Waffle Taco' in California at a few locations, Taco Bell has decided to test the product on a bigger scale.
The Waffle Taco is exactly what it sounds like - the shell is a waffle and inside is eggs and sausage with a side of syrup.
The 460 calorie taco is available during breakfast hours - something the chain currently doesn't have across the country. Along with the Waffle Taco, the chain is planning to add yogurt parfaits and oatmeal to their menu. All these items could be coming to your national menu very soon.
Americans will no longer have to travel to Spain to get trampled on by hordes of running bulls. The Great Bull Run, a new US-based event, will allow thrillseekers to experience Pamplona's favorite pastime stateside. The first run will be held near Richmond, Virginia, on August 24th, with about 5,000 people already signed up to sprint through a fenced-in course set up on a drag-racing strip. A second event is scheduled for October in Atlanta, with more planned for Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois, and Pennsylvania sometime in the future. The organizers of the Great Bull Run say their event will be safer than the famous Spanish festival that inspired them.
A BEAR not only ransacked a dumpster outside a Colorado Springs restaurant, it pulled the garbage bin 50 feet into the parking lot and flipped it over.
The hungry bear was caught on security camera making repeat visits to the back door of the Edelweiss Restaurant.
But on this particular visit, the six-foot tall beast passes right by the recycling bin and goes straight for the restaurant's leftover food. And after a quick dig around, it wheels the entire container away...
If the bear returns, wildlife officers may have to tag and relocate it and, as a last resort, it may be euthanized.
BY THE WAY: The Edelweiss' signature dish is rouladen — top round steak pounded and rolled, stuffed with bacon, mustard, onions and pickle; covered in a dark gravy and accompanied by red cabbage and fried potatoes.
Maine couldn't wait for Shark Week on TV. WCSH 6 says officials are investigating a possible shark sighting off the Maine shoreline! Let's just hope there are no tornado warnings to go along with, if you know what I mean...
According to the report no beaches have been closed as a result. Will this keep you from going to the beach anytime soon?