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Soldier Death, Court Escapee Top News

A review of stories that topped the news in Salem this week.

This week was a busy one in Salem, especially for the . It was also a week of mourning for the City following news that Sgt. James A. Ayube Jr. was killed in action in Afghanistan. Be sure to check out our Week in Review for any and everything you might have missed.

  • On Monday, police were on the lookout for . One after passing a note and asking for money. The other, a few minutes later. Hackney was in handcuffs when he escaped and was approximately one hour after his escape. Residents received reverse 911 calls warning them that Hackney was dangerous.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard from his Salem-based ship RawFaith off the Coast on Nantucket Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Coast Guard reported that the .
  • On Thursday, it was reported Sgt. James A. Ayube, an Army combat medic, was by a suicide bomber. The Salem City Council during its Dec. 9 meeting. . He was 25 years old.
  • Police arrested two local men Thursday night after they had been s for approximately three weeks. Officials said the men designed a special key to break into meters. An estimated $4,000 was stolen.

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