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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Nov. 15

Here are the five things you need to know before you start your day in Salem.

Today is Thursday, Nov. 15, and here are the five things you need to know:

1. It should be a brisk fall day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 36. (sunrise, 6:35 a.m.; high tide, 11:34 a.m.; sunset, 4:20 p.m.; low tide, 5:58 p.m.)

2. An eery photo taken by a Salem resident will soon be the inspiration for a high-budget movie created by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone thanks to a recent Canon photo contest. Click Here for our full story.

3. A local woman was arrested on Loring Avenue early Wednesday morning after allegedly driving into a Salem police cruiser while under the influence and a Lynn man was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license for the sixth time. Click Here to look through today's Salem Patch police log post.

4. The Salem City Council will meet tonight in Council Chambers at City Hall. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is expected to feature the appointment of a new Parks and Recreation Director, according to the posted agenda.

5. Today in History: On Nov. 15, 1777, after 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation.

For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar.

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