Here are our top five stories of the week, they are listed in no particular order. Click on the headlines to read the full story.
VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy Hits Salem: Here's some locally-shot footage of Hurricane Sandy making her way into Salem Monday morning around high tide. For complete coverage on the storm check out our live blog here.
Salem 'Very Lucky' Sandy Wasn't Worse: If you had on your scanner yesterday or you followed our live blog, you know that emergenc responders in Salem were slammed Monday afternoon as they scrambled to handle more than 100 calls related to damage from Hurricane Sandy.
Spellbound in Salem: On the Trail of a Ghost Tour: A scream introduced the new owner of Spellbound (Ghost) Tours to the paranormal a decade ago Mike Vitka had come to Salem to go to college. But in 2002 he was in an office in town when he witnessed a woman screaming that she felt something — a force — tighten around her throat.
Local Man Hoping to Become First Little Person to Finish NYC Marathon: When John Young, of Salem, laces up his sneakers and gets ready for the starting gun of the New York City Marathon Sunday morning, he'll know that he's running for a lot more than a personal best. Young, who teaches math at Pingree School in South Hamilton, is hoping to become the first little person to complete the grueling 26-mile race.
Lost Phone Leads to Heroin Arrests: Police say a lost cell phone led to two drug-related arrests. On Tuesday afternoon, police said a citizen found an abandoned cell phone and turned it in to police. "While attempting to identify the owner of the phone, several incoming calls were received and were determined to be from numerous people looking to purchase illegal street level drugs," authorities said.
For more of this week's stories check out our news section.