Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety

Appointment
1:40 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Anthony Carrico Named W.Va. Fire Marshal

Anthony Carrico has been appointed as West Virginia's state fire marshal.

The West Virginia Fire Commission selected Carrico to succeed Sterling Lewis Jr. on Monday at a meeting in Flatwoods.

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Government
11:10 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Tomblin Fills Three Military, Public Affairs Posts

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  Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has made three appointments at the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, including naming Stephanie Bond the director of the Division of Juvenile Services.

Bond has been serving as the division's acting director since February 2013. Previously, she was the superintendent of the Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center in Davis.

The department's deputy secretary will become director of the Division of Justice and Community Services. Rick Staton will replace retired director Norbert Federspiel. Staton has been the department's deputy secretary since March 2013.

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Corrections
11:32 am
Wed May 28, 2014

W.Va. Inmate Dies After Altercation at Jail

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  West Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a Southern Regional Jail inmate following an altercation with another prisoner.

Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says 51-year-old Carlos McMillion died Tuesday at a Charleston hospital.

Messina says an altercation between McMillion and 21-year-old Geremy Austin West occurred at the jail on Saturday.

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Grievence
1:01 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

W.Va. Capitol Officer Appeals Firing Over Facebook Post

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A Capitol police officer is appealing his firing over a post he made on Facebook.

The Public Employees Grievance Board has scheduled a grievance hearing for Douglas Day on June 10.

The Charleston Gazette reports that Day was fired on Feb. 6. Three days earlier, he wrote a Facebook post about a protest at the Capitol over the state's response to a Jan. 9 chemical spill.

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Lawsuit
1:51 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Two W.Va. Agencies Join Lawsuit Against Drug Company

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Two West Virginia agencies are joining a lawsuit against an Ohio drug company, alleging its negligent practices have helped fuel the state's pain pill abuse epidemic.
 
     The Department of Health and Human Resources and the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety recently signed on as plaintiffs in the attorney general's lawsuit against Cardinal Health.
 

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