Archive - Jan 23, 2012 - News Article
On appearance, it looks and sounds like real court.
â€¨Thereâ€™s a judge, a jury, defendants and attorneys.
Thereâ€™s even a sworn Newton police officer who serves as the courtâ€™s â€śbailiff.â€ť
However, when the â€śchargesâ€ť are discussed and the verdict is read, itâ€™s clear this isnâ€™t exactly a court room.
â€śThe jury thinks the defendant should do one day of silent lunch and write their teacher an apology letter,â€ť read Austin Drum, a sixth-grade student at Newton-Conover Middle School and the lead juror at the schoolâ€™s Teen Court recently.â€¨
Police are reminding residents to lock their cars after thieves targeted nine different vehicles in Newton over the weekend.
â€¨The break-ins all occurred overnight Jan. 20 in the northern part of the city, and Newton Police believe the incidents are related.
â€¨No arrests have been made.
Three break-ins occurred at 415 W. 20th St. in Newton.
Break-ins also occurred at:
* 529 W. 15th St.
* 812 Westbrook Driveâ€¨
* 822 Westbrook Driveâ€¨
* 304 W. 18th Drive
* 220 W. 18th Drive
* 2034 N. Drum Ave.
* 415 W. 20th St.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Bandys basketball at Newton-Conover
South Iredell at Bunker Hill wrestling, 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill basketball at South Iredell
Fred T. Foard basketball at Alexander Central
Maiden basketball at West Caldwell
West Caldwell/Lincolnton at Maiden wrestling, 5 p.m.
St. Stephens basketball at South Caldwell
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Alexander Central at Fred T. Foard wrestling (Senior Night)
Last Chance swim meet
Tusculum at L-R basketball (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)
Thursday, Jan. 26
No games schedule