Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Complaint filed over city manager employment action

By Laura Swan 
The Bisbee Observer
A Bisbee resident has filed an open meeting law complaint against the City of Bisbee stemming from a March 5 meeting of the City Council.
According to the complaint filed by Donna Pulling with the Arizona State Attorney General’s Office, she is claiming that the council agenda item regarding City Manager Robert Smith’s employment was not specific in its intent and that the public was not properly notified of the intention to terminate him.
Pulling wrote, “On Tues, Feb. 12, 2019 the Bisbee City Council accepted the resignation of City Manager Robert Smith effective Feb. 12, 2019 without compensation.”
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Naco man charged with distributing child pornography

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
A Naco man has been booked into the Cochise County Jail charged with distributing print of a minor involved in sexual conduct.
Darren Wilburn, 53, of Naco was booked into jail on March 7 with bond set at $50,000 after a cyber tip through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children came in to Arizona Internet Crimes against Children, which then worked with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office to make the arrest.
According to spokeswoman Carol Capas, the CCSO served a search warrant on images that led to a search warrant for a home on Purdy Lane in Bisbee Junction.
Wilburn was not at the Purdy Lane re ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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