Woman charged after shooting longtime friend

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

A California woman is being held in the Cochise County Jail on several charges including attempted murder after a shooting in the early morning hours Monday on Black Knob View.

According to Bisbee Police Department, a 911 call was received about a shooting on Black Knob Views shortly after 2 a.m. Monday morning. Upon arrival police found a woman with a gunshot wound to her leg.

After speaking with the residents of the home police were informed the alleged shooter Natalie Carlson fled the scene after the shooting. Officers began to search for Carlson while Bisbee Fire transported the victim to Copper Queen Hospital where she was airlifted to a Tucson hospital for her injuries….read full story (online subscribers only)

Hospital preparing for surgery center expansion

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

Copper Queen Hospital CEO Rob Seaman said he is happy to report the hospital is wrapping up the concept design on the next phase of construction, the two-story surgery and patient center building that will connect to the main hospital.

Seaman said the first story of the new building will be the surgery center while the second will house patients, adding that the main hospital will remain the same. “The new 27,000 square foot building will be connected to the existing hospital.”

The new facilty will feature two fully functional operating suites and two endoscopic suites. He said the goal is to have multiple surgeries going on at the same time to be able to meet patient’s needs….read full story (online subscribers only)

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