BISBEE OBSERVER HEADLINES 06-13-2024


Murder victim cause of death released

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

Bisbee Police Chief Tim Cox has confirmed the cause of death of the man murdered on Bisbee Rd.on May 26 was ruled strangulation.

Nathan Banbury, 45, the man charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, five counts of aggravated assault and second-degree burglary in connection to the death of 73 year-old Lee Vance’s murder was indicted by a Cochise County Superior Grand Jury on June 6 on all charges.

Banbury appeared back in for a bail evidentiary hearing before Cochise County Superior Court Judge Timothy Dickerson. At that hearing Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre asked for at least a $500,000 bond saying that Banbury, had felony….read full story (online subscribers only)

TNT hearing held on property tax increase

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The Bisbee City Council held a public hearing regarding the proposed primary tax increase for homeowners in Bisbee.

Each year the city is required to hold a Truth in Taxation (TNT) hearing to hear from property owners before moving forward with voting on a 2 percent property tax increase.

After hearing from one resident who asked the council to please reconsider raising the property tax because everything just keeps going up. She said things are increasing to a point that people cannot afford things any longer. She herself said she could not afford any more increases because she is very ill and her medicine is $10k plus per year…..read full story (online subscribers only)


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