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Homeland Security Coordinator steps down

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  • Homeland Security Coordinator steps down

    Fifth state homeland security official quits

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The state coordinator of the regional
    response team is stepping down.
    Steve Rogers becomes the fifth Division of Homeland Security and
    Emergency Management official to resign since April.
    Rogers is a Wheeling firefighter who was responsible for
    homeland security in northern West Virginia.
    Acting division director Christy Morris says Rogers is leaving
    at the end of the week.
    Copies of Rogers' overtime records have been reviewed in recent
    months as part of an investigation into questionable spending
    practices.
    Division director Steve Kappa was fired in April, shortly after
    the division's regional response chief, Neal Sharp, resigned amid
    the investigation. The division's finance chief, Lee Gray, and
    operations director Tom Burns have also since resigned.
    Flight records show Rogers accompanied Sharp on many of his
    trips on the state airplane or helicopter.
    Morris says the recent spate of resignations won't affect the
    state's ability to respond to terrorist attacks, natural disasters
    and other emergencies.


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