5 Stories That Made Waves This Week

In case you missed something, here are our top five stories of the week.

: The 2012 Town Meeting Warrant is now available on the town's website. Instead of waiting for the vote in May, we want to know how our readers feel about an article that would make talking on a cell phone while driving an infraction punishable by a $50 fine. If passed, Article 38, sponsored by Jonathan D. Magee, would translate to a $50 fine for a first offense, a $100 fine for all subsequent infractions and doubled fines for offenses that occur in school zones.

: Laura Cooper can't reveal how she performed on Wheel of Fortune, but she can admit that she "didn't go home empty-handed." Cooper, who has lived in Marblehead for the last 11 years, will fulfill a lifelong dream when she appears on the popular gameshow next week.

: A local man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2009 slaying of a Wesleyan University student was ordered to be committed to a maximum-security psychiatric hospital for 60 years Wednesday.

: On a day when many Marblehead residents were reluctant to step out the front door, a handful of area surfers made their way to to take advantage of the high waves generated by a late-winter snowstorm.

: Members of the quickly knocked down a fire that broke out in the kitchen of a Colonial Court apartment Tuesday night.

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