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  • Mercer County K-9 Officer needs bullet proof vest

    Mercer County K-9 Officer needs bullet proof vest

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:10:40 GMT
    The Mercer County Sheriffs Department and local grooming shop, Pet Zone in Princeton are partnering to help raise money for one of the K-9 Officers.Deputy Furches and his partner Maggie are often first in the line of fire.In order to help protect Officer Maggie when she's sniffing out suspects the department wants her to have a bulletproof vest to keep her safe.
    The Mercer County Sheriffs Department and local grooming shop, Pet Zone in Princeton are partnering to help raise money for one of the K-9 Officers.Deputy Furches and his partner Maggie are often first in the line of fire.In order to help protect Officer Maggie when she's sniffing out suspects the department wants her to have a bulletproof vest to keep her safe.
  • Suspect Connected to Murder Investigation is Captured

    Suspect Connected to Murder Investigation is Captured

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:00:23 GMT
    Murder Suspect Desean Farley CapturedMurder Suspect Desean Farley Captured
    Desean Farley, a suspect in a Beckley murder investigation, was captured by the U.S. Marshal Service in Wisconsin. Farley s believed to be the man who shot and killed a person at Willbrian Apartments on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
    Desean Farley, a suspect in a Beckley murder investigation, was captured by the U.S. Marshal Service in Wisconsin. Farley s believed to be the man who shot and killed a person at Willbrian Apartments on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over 30 million dollars

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than 30 million dollars

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than 30 million dollars

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:27:24 GMT
    Its an internet sensation. The "Ice Bucket Challenge"was started to raise money for ALS. The fundraiser asks people to stand and have ice water poured on their head or donate 100 dollars to ALS. Every day people and even celebrities then challenge others to do the same.
    Its an internet sensation. The "Ice Bucket Challenge"was started to raise money for ALS. The fundraiser asks people to stand and have ice water poured on their head or donate 100 dollars to ALS. Every day people and even celebrities then challenge others to do the same.

County: Lincoln

High School: Lincoln County High School
GPA: 3.5

Activities and achievements: Captain of the speech and debate team, Alan has won several debate honors both on the state and national levels. He attended the Governor's Honors Academy and American Legion Boys State. He's in the National Honor Society, competes on the academic team and mentors and tutors other students through the Natural Helpers program. Alan is also co-captain of the soccer team and has had lead roles in several theater productions. 

Plans: Alan is looking at several four-year colleges and universities both in and out of West Virginia. He is interested in studying physics, but also is considering the fields of chemical engineering and medicine.