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November, 2011

  • 16 November

    Karl D. Roberts Continues Seeking Appeal

    BY MYSTI GATES – Eleven years following his confession and conviction, the defense team of Karl D. Roberts continues seeking an appeal after Roberts waived his rights to such. On November 3, 2011 the Polk County Circuit Court heard oral arguments in the case of Roberts v. the State of Arkansas. In a case that outraged the entire county and ...

August, 2011

  • 17 August

    Polk County Deputies Apprehend Two In Connection with Murder

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the apprehension of two suspects wanted for questioning in a murder.  Arkansas State Police received a call shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, August 13, 2011, of a body being dumped at a raceway in Miller County.  Racetrack owner Clarence Hickey Junior reported that two individuals had dumped an ...

July, 2011

  • 20 July

    Faith Meets Man Responsible for Saving Her Life

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Faith Chaney, along with her parents Fred and Sheli Chaney, received a shock Sunday during her “Faith Gives Back” event.  Completely unaware that Faith’s grandparents, Jose and Kathy Perez, had arranged and flown in Faith’s donor, Richard Laboissonniere from Rhode Island to meet them. The family had learned his identity a year following Faith’s bone marrow ...

  • 13 July

    Faith Gives Back!

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Faith Gives Back…an event organized and solely sponsored by a very grateful family for a little girl’s triumph over a rare and potentially fatal disease is planned for this Sunday, celebrating three year’s since her transplant. Faith Chaney’s parents, Fred and Sheli Chaney, never knew when they named their tiny newborn how appropriately she had been ...

July, 2010

  • 7 July

    Circuit Court Denies Karl Roberts’ Post-Conviction Relief

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Circuit Judge J.W.  Looney signed an order further denying Karl Roberts attempt to seek “relief” from his 2000 murder conviction.  The document was prepared by Polk County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Williamson and filed in Polk County Circuit Clerk’s office Wednesday, June 30, 2010.  The order denies the post-conviction relief sought under Rule 37 of the Rules ...

December, 2008

  • 31 December

    Faith’s Very Happy New Year

    Returning Home Cured … An Inspirational Story for the New Year BY LEANN DILBECK – Faith Chaney’s parents, Fred & Sheli Chaney, never knew when they named their tiny newborn how appropriately she had been named.  But Faith’s story is one of inspiration and has touched the lives of people around the world. Almost three years to the day that ...