Today is Friday, Nov. 9, and here are the five things you need to know today:
1. It should be a pleasant fall day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 49. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 36. (sunrise, 6:27 a.m.; high tide, 6:31 a.m.; low tide, 12:41 p.m.; sunset, 4:26 p.m.)
2. A Marblehead man accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death in a Salem apartment in 2009 was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder Thursday afternoon in Salem Superior Court and was sentenced to serve two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. Click Here for our full story.
4. Looking for something fun to do with the family tonight? Salem High School's varsity football team will take on Danvers tonight at Bertram Field. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., so consider stopping by to cheer them on!
5. Today in History: On Nov. 9, 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower first spotted land at Cape Cod.
For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar.