Backyard Gardener: Combating Weeds

BANGOR - You may have noticed at this point, there's something growing in your garden much faster than your crops. Weeds can quickly get out of hand if you don't stay ahead of them. In the latest backyard gardener, we show you a few techniques to save your back, and your time.

Heroin busts

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has arrested three people suspected of selling heroin.

50 year old Alfred Ruiz Garcia of Portland was arrested yesterday in Ellsworth and charged with distributing the drug.

Authorities say he was busted after driving to Ellsworth to distribute "a significant" amount of heroin in Hancock County.

He had recently been released from federal prison where he served time for other drug crimes.

In an unrelated case, drug agents arrested 18 year old Isaiah Lammar Orane of Brooklyn, New York after he allegedly sold heroin to an undercover agent.

He was out on bail after Bangor police arrested him last month when he was caught with both heroin and crack cocaine.

Drug agents also arrested 22 year old Noelle Hansen of Ellsworth.

She was charged with drug trafficking after she was caught with a gram of heroin.

More arrests are expected as a result of the ongoing investigations.

Eastport Boat Fire

Eastport Fire Department responded to a fire Tuesday night at Millennium Marine USA.  The fire destroyed at least one boat being constructed and possibly another. The building also had heavy smoke and water damage.  The cause of the fire is still unknown.


There are no injuries, and they hope to resume boat building in a few days.  The Open House scheduled for this Saturday, July 26th will be re-scheduled for August or September.

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