ADVERTISEMENT

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."
 


Filed Under :  
Locations : Northeastern PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaRoss Township
People : Tom Corbett
A   A   A
 
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics April 21st-25th 2014
Monday April 21st James B. Huntington, PH.D Choosing a Lasting Career The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age Work's New Age Blog Tuesday April 22nd David Ickes Wednesday April 23rd Barry Ickes Thursday April...
Read More
Dial N Deal - April 18th 2014
GPX Karaoke Party Machine with CD and G&CD player, professional microphone and other features, $79.99 new, newver used, new-in-box - $50 Gibson Imperial Dinnerware Set 16-piece, porcelain, never used, new-in-box $25 Samuel, Altoona...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics April 11th-18th 2014
Monday April 14th Dr. Gabe Mirkin Dr. Mirkin.com Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page Dr. Mirkin on Twitter Tuesday April 15th David Ickes Wednesday April 16th Thursday April 17th Adam Conrad - Real...
Read More