Salem's Top 5 Stories of the Week
Here's a look back at our most-read stories of the week.
Here are our top five stories of the week. Click on the headlines for all the details.
Salem Police Chief Endorses Crackdown on Aggressive Panhandling: Salem Police Chief Paul Tucker said he understands why a recently-proposed ordinance that would have local officers issuing $50 tickets to people begging for change may seem strange to some.
Local Firefighters Battle Blaze at Downtown High-Rise: Salem Firefighters battled a fire at the Charter Street high-rise that houses the Salem Housing Authority late Sunday night. At about 10:30 p.m., local firefighters responded to a reported fire inside unit 301, located on the third floor of the 12-story building.
Salem Police Nab Alleged Serial Burgler, Recover Thousands in Stolen Items: Salem police officers arrested a local man Tuesday they believe is responsible for a recent string of break-ins and reportedly recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen items while searching his apartment.
Witches in the Running for America's Most Unique Mascot: It may not seem strange to us - but the fact that Salem High School's athletic teams play under the name The Salem Witches has us in the running to be named America's Most Unique High School Mascot.
Photos: Before and After Salem Harbor Power Station: The computer-rendered photos above were included in the Visual Impact Study segment of a Footprint Salem Harbor Station Powerpoint slide presentation that was presented to a small crowd of area residents Tuesday night at Bentley Elementary School.
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