Tucson headlines: PCC admission exam; Parvo vaccinations; New Fire Chief; Mexican murder suspect; Hit-and-run arrest; HS student congressional award

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Pima Community College is proposing to end its open enrollment policy.  And three city council members sponsored a community forum Wednesday night to talk about it.

The proposed change would require an admission exam.

The forum is supposed to allow people to find out more about the policy and to let them express their opinions on how it would impact Tucson.

The discussion's results will be used to by the PCC Board of Governors when they make a decision on the proposed change.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Humane Society is putting out a call for parvo vaccinations.

In Bisbee, some puppies and dogs have been coming down with parvovirus, which is the most common viral illness of dogs.

It's more common during the monsoon. It takes 7 to 10 days to start showing symptoms.

The Humane Society is urging all puppy and dog owners in southern Arizona to get their pets vaccinated.

Parvo cannot be transmitted to humans.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The interim City Manager has made his pick for the new fire chief.

Richard Miranda is asking the city council to approve Jim Critchley, who's been serving as interim chief since February.

Critchley is a native Tucsonan who's been with TFD since 1988.

The council will take up the issue on Tuesday.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- ICE agents helped catch a Mexican man wanted south of the border for murder.

Efrain Espinoza, 36, is accused of killing a man and injuring a 14-year-old boy in 2006.

He was busted for dui then agents found out he was a fugitive.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The man suspected of leaving the scene of Tuesday night's fatal hit and run accident is under arrest.

A witness' tip helped police track down 71-year-old Bruce Jackson.

Police say he hit 22-year-old Ashley Munger as she crossed 22nd Street, then took off without stopping.

Munger was not in a crosswalk.

She was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Jackson was arrested for one count of leaving the scene of a fatal collision, a Class 3 felony.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Representative Gabriel Giffords' office presented a Tucson High School freshman with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition Award.

Megan Bethel, 14, is one of only 30 finalists for the Broadcom Master's 2011 award.

It's a math, science, and engineering competition for high school students.

She was named a finalist for her work studying mountain lions and other desert wild cats.

Megan will travel to Washington D.C. with the other finalists to compete for prizes, including a $25,000 scholarship.