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November 21, 2014

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Pashtana Usufzy

Local news reporter

Pashtana grew up in Las Vegas after moving from the Seattle area in 1996. She has interned at the San Francisco Chronicle and around Las Vegas. She studies journalism and biology at UNLV.

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Teen arrested in North Las Vegas shooting death of acquaintance
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
A teenager has been arrested on charges including murder with a deadly weapon in connection with the North Las Vegas shooting death of ...
Coroner IDs teen killed after car hit light pole in east valley
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
A 17-year-old girl killed when the car she was riding in struck a light pole early Sunday has been identified as Guadalupe Rodriguez ...
Las Vegas father arrested in death of baby
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The father of a baby who died Tuesday has been arrested on a murder charge, Metro Police said. Cornelio Rodriguez-Gonzalez, 23, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of murder by ...
Man killed in deadly rollover crash in northern valley is identified
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
A man who died in a single-car rollover Tuesday morning in the north valley has been identified as 65-year-old Las Vegas resident David Arthur Robbins. Robbins died of multiple blunt force injuries ...
Clark County fire chief leaving for job in California
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Clark County Fire Department Chief Bertral “Bert” Washington is leaving for a job leading the fire department in Pasadena, Calif. Washington, who has served as fire chief in ...
DMV office on Sahara closed because of power failure
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The Department of Motor Vehicles office on East Sahara Avenue near Fremont Street was closed this afternoon because of electrical problems, a spokesman said. The power went out about ...
Police: Stabbing possibly related to domestic disturbance
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Metro Police say they are investigating a stabbing possibly related to a domestic disturbance this morning. Police received a report about 10:40 a.m. of a person with ...
Henderson woman injured in crash last week dies at hospital
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
A 69-year-old woman died Wednesday, a week after suffering severe injuries in a Henderson car accident, a city official said. Myrna Centeno of Henderson died at ...
Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office says collections exceed appropriated budget
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office collected $10.9 million in criminal, civil and asset forfeiture cases for the 2014 fiscal year, the office announced Wednesday.
Police: Shots fired possibly linked to road rage
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Metro Police are investigating a report of shots fired Wednesday evening, possibly related to a road rage incident. Police received a report about 8:50 p.m. ...
Will Jose Canseco’s detached finger end up on eBay?
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco says he wants to make a deal with one lucky person: Purchase his gun and you can also buy his ...
Man suffers burns from downtown dumpster fire
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
A man was transported to University Medical Center after suffering burns this evening in a downtown dumpster fire. Crews received reports about 7:30 p.m. of the fire ...
Shooting in North Las Vegas leaves teenager dead; 2 detained
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
An 18-year-old man is dead after a shooting in North Las Vegas this evening, police said. North Las Vegas Police received reports about 6:45 p.m. of a shooting near ...
4 injured in North Las Vegas shooting
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Four people were injured after a shooting in North Las Vegas this afternoon. North Las Vegas Police received a report about 4 p.m. of a shooting in the 2100 block of Englestad Street near ...
Coroner IDs 1 of 3 killed in head-on crash on 215 Beltway
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
One of three people killed in a Monday morning crash between a car and an SUV in North Las Vegas has been identified by the Coroner's Office. North Las Vegas resident ...
Coroner IDs inmate who died at Henderson jail
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
A Henderson Detention Center inmate who died earlier this month after what officials described as a medical episode has been identified as 48-year-old Howard Roy Gentry, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said. Gentry, who was described as ...
Police: Baby reported in medical distress dies at hospital
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Metro Police are investigating the death of a baby this morning after an emergency call in the east valley. Police received a report at 11:51 a.m. of a baby in medical distress in ...
Man killed when minivan rear-ends big rig
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
A man was killed Monday night when the minivan he was driving rear-ended a stopped semitrailer truck in the south valley, officials said. The Nevada Highway Patrol received a report about 11:10 p.m. of the crash at the intersection of Blue Diamond Road and ...
North Las Vegas Police investigate death of 1-year-old boy
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
North Las Vegas Police are investigating the case of a 1-year-old boy who died Thursday after being found unresponsive in a residence earlier this week. Officers responded about noon Monday to a house in ...
War Machine facing additional charges following court appearance
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
The court heard testimony from ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and Corey Thomas, who was at Mack's home when the alleged crimes occurred ...
Motorist faces murder count in deadly traffic altercation
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
A Las Vegas man accused of fatally shooting a motorist after a traffic altercation Thursday night turned himself in to Metro Police and has been arrested on ...
Metro says it is prepared for Las Vegas response to Ferguson verdict
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Metro Police said they are monitoring events in Ferguson, Mo., but have no extensive preparations to deal with possible backlash to a grand jury decision regarding the shooting death of ...
Woman in wheelchair hit by vehicle in North Las Vegas
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
A woman in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle in North Las Vegas this afternoon, police said. The pedestrian was hit at the intersection of ...
Nevada prison inmate, 58, dies at Summerlin Hospital
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
A Nevada inmate died last month at Summerlin Hospital of a medical condition.
Another week of unseasonably warm temperatures, forecasters say
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Las Vegas Valley residents hoping for a drop in temperatures will have to wait, as the National Weather Service is predicting sunny skies to continue through at least ...
Swarm of small quakes in Northern Nevada could lead to something bigger, officials say
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
A swarm of earthquakes in northwestern Nevada since July has slightly heightened the chance of a larger earthquake in the area. The lab said Wednesday in a media release that ...
Joy at the pump: Nevada gas prices continue to drop
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Nevada drivers are taking less of a hit at the pump as gasoline prices continue to drop, due largely to the lower cost of crude oil. Prices statewide for unleaded regular gas averaged ...
2 cats killed in south valley house fire
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
A house fire in the south valley Monday night killed two cats and caused about $85,000 damage, fire department officials said. The Clark County and Henderson fire departments ...
Arson suspected in tree fires next to southwest valley apartments
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
The possible arson of several trees caused about $10,000 in damage to an apartment building in the southwest valley this afternoon. Fire officials received a report about ...
Motorcycle crash shuts down part of Blue Diamond
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
A rider of a minibike has been transported to the hospital after a possible DUI crash with a motorcycle in the southwest valley this afternoon. Nevada Highway Patrol received a report about ...
1 held in case of armed robbery near Las Vegas Strip
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
Metro Police have one person in custody amid a search for suspects in an armed robbery that occurred in the area of the Mirage and Treasure Island this ...
Man suffers from serious smoke inhalation in morning fire
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
A man was hospitalized in serious condition with smoke inhalation this morning after a house fire in the northwest valley, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. Firefighters received reports about ...
Coroner IDs pedestrian hit by car in Henderson
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
A pedestrian who died Saturday after being hit by a car while crossing a Henderson street has been identified as Janice Thelma Hutchison, 72, of Henderson, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said. Hutchison died from ...
Coroner IDs Las Vegas man, 26, killed in motorcycle crash
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
A motorcyclist killed in a crash early Sunday in the southern valley has been identified as Michael Brandon Mattingly, 26, of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Metro Police received reports about ...
Police: 1 killed in possible street racing accident
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
A 19-year-old man was killed early this morning in what may have been a street racing accident in the southwest valley, Metro Police said. Police received a report about ...
Police searching for suspect in robbery of Las Vegas casino
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
Metro Police are searching for a gunman they say robbed Palace Station early Sunday morning. The man entered the casino in the 2400 block of West Sahara Avenue with a handgun about 1 a.m. and demanded ...
Police identify woman accused in northeast valley hit-run death
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
A woman accused in the hit-and-run death of a 75-year-old man Thursday evening in the northeast valley has been identified. Metro Police said Las Vegas resident Shana Williams ...
Couple in serious condition after I-15 rollover near Glendale
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
A husband and wife were transported to the hospital in serious condition after their SUV rolled over on Interstate 15 near Glendale. Officials received reports about ...
Taxi-motorcycle wreck ties up traffic downtown
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Officers are investigating a crash that occurred downtown Friday night between a taxicab and a motorcyclist. Metro Police received reports of a crash at the intersection of ...
Woman faces DUI charges in death of worker in construction zone
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
​A 49-year-old road construction crew member hit by a car early Friday morning in what Henderson Police say was a drunken driving accident has died. The woman was struck by ...
Accident closes southbound I-15 at state line
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
A semi-truck crash on Interstate 15 near the California-Nevada border closed southbound lanes and caused major delays Friday evening. The highway's southbound lanes closed near Yates Well Road in Nipton ...
Coroner IDs man found shot to death in street
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
A man fatally shot in a northwest valley neighborhood Thursday morning was involved in a fight outside a house shortly before his death, Metro Police said. The man, identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as ...
Officials unveil new traffic signal in northwest valley
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
A new traffic signal will begin operating Friday in the northwest valley, part of what the county says is an estimated $2.65 million effort to ...
Pedestrian hit, killed in northeast valley, police say
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
A man is dead after an automobile-pedestrian accident in the northeast valley, officials said. The accident was reported about 7:20 p.m. near the intersection of ...
Officers collide in motorcycle training exercise
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Two officers taking a motorcycle certification course collided this morning on southbound U.S. 95 near Jones Boulevard. Officials received reports of a collision about ...
Toddler killed in U.S. 95 rollover is identified
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
A toddler killed in a rollover crash Wednesday on a U.S. 95 ramp to Summerlin Parkway has been identified as
Metro tracking ‘suspicious’ disappearance of Las Vegas couple
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Police are searching for a couple they say disappeared under suspicious circumstances Wednesday. Susana Villalvazo and Samuel Teran were last seen Wednesday morning at ...
1 hospitalized after car-motorcycle collision in Summerlin
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
One person was transported to the hospital after a collision between a motorcycle and vehicle in Summerlin this afternoon. Police received reports of the crash in ...
Report of gunman unconfirmed; lockdown of nearby school lifted
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
A brief lockdown at a Las Vegas elementary school was lifted today after an unconfirmed report of a man with a gun near the campus, Metro Police said. The lockdown at ...
Man found dead in driveway after report of shooting
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
A man was found dead this morning after a reported shooting in the northwest valley, Metro Police said. Police received reports about ...

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