Sunday, May 24, 2015

Bisbee sticks to bag ban despite SB 1241

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee City Council voted 4-3 to draft a letter to the Arizona Attorney General’s office informing the state that despite Senate Bill 1241 the City of Bisbee will continue the plastic bag ban.
SB 1241 is scheduled to go into effect July 3, but at the Tuesday night meeting of the Bisbee City Council, Council Members Eugene Conners, Joan Hansen, Douglas Dunn and Serena Sullivan voted to direct Bisbee City Attorney Britt Hanson to draft a letter to the AG stating SB 1241 is unconstitutional.
Council Member Dunn first made the motion to draft the letter citing that SB 1241 does not apply to charter cities, ha full story (e-subscribers only)

Homicide victim suffered two wounds

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that the Bisbee man who was found fatally shot on March 28 suffered two gunshot wounds from one bullet.
According to Cochise County Sheriff’s Department Spokeswoman Carol Capas, Michael Molina, 54, of the Saginaw area was found dead in his residence on March 28. A single bullet went through his hand and chest.
Capas also said witnesses who heard an argument prior to the shooting inside the Molina residence did not come forward on their own; they only spoke with investigators after being contacted for their statements.
Capas said, “Four subjects heard the s full story (e-subscribers only)

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