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Hickory Sex Offender to Spend at Least 70 Months in Prison

48-year-old Theodore John Keipes III of Hickory was convicted this week in Catawba Co. Criminal Superior Court on three felony counts of indecent exposure and one count for possession of a firearm by convicted felon.  He was also convicted as an habitual felon.

Keipes was sentenced to no less than 70 months and no more than 93 months in the N.C. Division of Adult Correction.  Upon his release, Keipes must register with the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry and be subjected to satellite-based monitoring for the remainder of his life.

The crimes occurred in April 2010 in the City of Hickory and all of the victims involved were under the age of 16.

Heather Cash from the Hickory Police Department handled the investigation and Assistant District Attorney Michael Van Buren prosecuted the case.  The Honorable H. William Constangy, Jr. presided over the conviction.

Keipes will be transported to the Division of Adult Correction for processing.

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NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND?

“High School in the Community” (HSC), the teachers’ union-managed school in New Haven, Conn., recently completed the first year of its program aimed in part at ending “social promotion” — the automatic passing of students to the next grade even if they lack the skills and knowledge necessary for that grade. However, the officials were shocked to learn that not a single one of the school’s 44 first-time 9th-graders passed the promotion tests (and will have lengthy 9th-grade make-up sessions over the summer or beginning again in September). (Several other 9th-graders, who were already repeating 9th grade, were promoted.)

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PIC OF THE WEEK

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OOPS!

Look! Up in the Sky!:

 

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Andy Hill was enjoying a leisurely inner-tube ride on the Clark Fork River near Missoula, Mont., on Sunday, July 21st — when a man landed on top of him, sending Hill to the hospital with broken bones and torn ligaments. The man, who was not seriously hurt, had playfully jumped from a bridge without looking.

 

 

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College baseball shortstop Mattingly Romanin, 20, suffered a concussion in July, while on the field before a summer league game, when a skydiver knocked him to the ground. The skydiver was part of a pre-game flyover at the Hannibal (Mo.) Cavemen’s game, but was windblown slightly off-course.

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STUPID CROOK NEWS

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A 28-year-old man ordered to submit to fingerprinting in Mason, Mich., in July in connection with a fraud investigation, had another charge added when he decided to pay the $16 fingerprinting fee with a stolen credit card.

 

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Sheriff’s deputies in Apopka, Fla., charged Chad Winslow with burglary after finding him stuck in a grease vent (facing outward) on the roof of Sam’s Discount Food Store in June. According to a deputy, Winslow’s first words were, “I’m stuck, and I have to take a poop.”

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