Tucson headlines: PCC looking for teachers; Domestic violence shooting; Life sentence; Pedestrian critical; Injured firefighter; Prothetic technology

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Pima Community college is looking for new teachers.

Tuesday PCC hosted a job fair for anyone interested in joining its adjunct faculty. The adjunct instructors teach students at its six campuses and on-line.

"There is a lot demand for people who want to pick up additional time to do some teaching at the college level.  We had a great response we had over 135 people that came in on Saturday and as you can see by the look at things we have a very large crowd for here today," said PCC Vice Chancellor H.R. Janet May.

Interested parties can apply to Pima on-line.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson police are still trying to sort out an afternoon shooting sparked by domestic violence.

Officers responded to Columbus near Grant where they found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound.

Then they went to the Tucson medical center where her apparent partner had shot himself.

"At the time that the officers first arrive locating him in the vehicle and then he was taken inside in a gurney he was still alive at that time as well," said Sgt. Maria Hawke from the Tucson Police Department.

At last check, the woman was in serious but stable condition.  The man is in critical condition.

Police are urging anyone with information to please call 911 or 88-CRIME.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Life in prison for a Tucson man who beat a 60-year-old man to death in July of 2009.

Last month, 35-year-old Ron Sabarria was convicted of killing a neighbor, Wallace Theo Berrey, in a robbery.

Salabarria's defense attorney argued that her client suffered from a mental disorder that limits his ability to control himself, but the judge didn't buy it, and handed down the maximum sentence.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after being hit by a car as she crossed Oracle Road in a crosswalk at Kelso Street.

The driver who hit her kept going until he crashed into two parked cars.

A good Samaritan who witnessed the accident chased the driver down and detained him until police arrived.

No word yet on charges, traffic investigators are checking if the driver was intoxicated.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A mobile home fire on Tucson's northwest side Tuesday morning, caused an injury to a firefighter and killed the family's pet.

The fire was quickly spreading through the attic space when fire crews got there.

"We had about 200 pound firefighter in there with another 50 pounds of gear in his back on the flooring the flooring gave weight causing him to fall through the floor an essentially he receive an injury to his lower left leg and his ankle area," said Adam Goldberg from Northwest Fire.

The home is destroyed.   The family has a place to stay. 

The Northwest Fire Community Assistance Program and American Red Cross are helping out.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- In the movie Dolphin Tale, based on a true story, the dolphin receives a prosthetic tail after hers has to be amputated.

Now an Iraq war veteran, and U of A student, who lost his legs is receiving the same technology to help him walk again.

"Once the dolphin came out with the new material, they use the material on me and allow me to to be able to wear my legs and not have any pain," said veteran Brian Kolfage.

The new material is called Winters-gel, after Winter the dolphin, and it's created by Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics.