Funeral services for market victim; Cocaine bust; House fire; Improved Tucson train service

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The Catalina Market at Columbus and Glenn remains closed and a memorial in front of the store continues to grow.

Mike Patel, a store clerk, was killed during a robbery on Monday.

Police are looking for two Hispanic men. One is about 5'8" tall, 180 to 190 pounds, and has short hair and a visible earring and tattoo on his neck. The other is about 6' tall, 230 to 250 pounds.

Funeral services for the victim are scheduled for Friday at Evergreen Mortuary.


$900,000 of cocaine, busted.

Border patrol agents in the Yuma sector found the coke hidden where the passenger side airbag should be.

It was 27 pounds in all. The 23-year-old driver was arrested.


It took more than 20 firefighters to put out a late afternoon house fire.

It happened at home near Glenn and First Avenue. Fire crews were able to get a handle on the flames within about ten minutes after arriving. There was one person inside the home at the time of the fire.

He was able to get out unharmed.


Tucson may soon get improved rail service.

Amtrak is planning on providing daily service both to Los Angeles and to New Orleans -- maybe by this fall. Amtrak is reportedly revising its timetable to make arrivals and departures in Tucson at more reasonable hours.

Right now, the eastbound train leaves in the middle of the night -- and Amtrak provides service three days a week.