Gov picks

    Gov.-elect Tom Corbett is nominating his top investigator at the attorney general’s office to lead the Pennsylvania State Police and a county jail warden to head the state Corrections Department.

    Corbett made the announcements today as he assembles a Cabinet before he’s sworn in Jan. 18. Sixty-four year-old Frank Noonan spent more than 25 years with the FBI before joining the state attorney general’s office. He is now the chief of criminal investigations under Corbett, who is also the state attorney general.

    Forty-one year-old John Wetzel has been the Franklin County Jail warden since 2002 and was appointed by Gov. Ed Rendell in 2007 to serve on the state Board of Pardons.

    Each nominee must pass a Senate confirmation vote to assume the job on a permanent basis.

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