Corbett Orders Flags Lowered for Shooting Victims

Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday ordered some state flags lowered in memory of the victims of a gunman who opened fire at a municipal meeting.
Corbett says Monday's tragedy "strikes at the heart of America's tradition of hometown democracy," He says Pennsylvania has lost three good citizens who were at a township meeting to exercise their constitutional right to self-government.
Police said Rockne Newell was angry at Ross Township officials after losing his junk-strewn property in northeastern Pennsylvania last month in a court fight and opened fire at a building where they were meeting. Authorities said he had told his father and others he had nothing left to lose and planned to kill township officials.
Newell faces charges that include three homicide counts. He didn't enter a plea at his arraignment Tuesday. When a judge asked him at the arraignment if he owned any real estate, he replied, "They stole it from me. That's what started all this."

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