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Firm hired to clean up former property of mass shooter

Ross Township plans to pay for the clean-up of Rockne Newell's property

Firm hired to clean up former property of mass shooter

ROSS TWP., Pa. - Officials in Monroe County are taking steps to clean-up a piece of property that was at the center of a fight that ended in a deadly mass shooting.

Ross Township says a contractor has been hired to clean up Rockne Newell's former property on Flyte Road.

Newell opened fire on a township meeting last August, police say, because of a long-running dispute over the condition of his property.

Three people were killed in that attack.

It's not yet known when clean-up will begin but the township will pay for it, according to Ross Township officials.


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