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February 1, 2015

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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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Crash at North Las Vegas intersection sends 1 person to hospital
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
One person was sent to the hospital this evening after a two-vehicle crash in ...
3 whooping cough cases confirmed at Coronado High School
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
In a letter to parents, the Health District confirmed three students have the disease, and others may have been exposed from Jan. 1 to Jan. 21 while at the Henderson school ...
Las Vegas man charged with wire fraud for fees linked to loans
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
A Las Vegas man accused of defrauding people out of more than $3 million while falsely promising to help them obtain business loans was arrested Thursday by FBI agents ...
Las Vegas ties record for rainfall on today’s date
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
The Nevada Highway Patrol has responded to some 50 accidents today on rain-slicked highways as Las Vegas tied its all-time rain record for this ...
2 suspects sought in sports book robbery at the M Resort
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Police are looking for two men they say robbed the M Resort sports book at gunpoint Wednesday night. The men entered the resort and headed to the sports book, pulling out ...
Plane lands in Las Vegas after pilot locked out of cockpit
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
The pilot was locked out of the cockpit of a Las Vegas-bound Delta Air Lines flight today, forcing a first officer to land the plane, according to a McCarran Airport representative. Delta flight 1651 from ...
Police: Man who failed to rob downtown bank succeeds at another nearby
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Metro Police are looking for a man they say robbed a downtown bank Tuesday afternoon after an attempted robbery at another bank ...
Unsafe lane change led to officer-involved crash on I-15, officials say
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Officials are searching for a four-door, possibly green sedan in connection with a crash that injured a veteran North Las Vegas Police officer ...
Moped driver injured in crash with minivan
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
A moped driver was transported to the hospital this afternoon after the vehicle collided with a minivan near East Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road ...
Coroner says man, 26, died of injures in crash
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
A 26-year-old man who died after the car he was driving hit a fence and caught fire last month died from injuries suffered in ...
Police: Man, 91, died at hospital from injuries in crash
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
The death of a 91-year-old man a week after a November car accident was the result of multiple injuries suffered in the crash, according to a Metro Police report. Lewis Kaplan of Las Vegas died ...
Man arrested after barricading himself in east valley house
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
A man was taken into custody after an hours-long barricade situation that led to a school lockdown in the east valley today. Metro Police received a report about ...
Coroner IDs woman found dead near the Stratosphere
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
A woman whose body was found Saturday morning near the Stratosphere has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Stacey Forsberg, 52, of Las Vegas. Forsberg was found in the ...
One dead after car vs. bike accident
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
One person is dead following a crash between a bike and a vehicle this morning in the east valley.
Man found in North Las Vegas drainage ditch identified as Henderson resident
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
A man whose body was found in a North Las Vegas drainage ditch earlier this month has been identified as 18-year-old Hussein Abdelgilil.
Moapa resident killed after being ejected from car in rollover accident
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
A 35-year-old man died and another man was arrested on a DUI charge after a car accident on Glendale/Moapa Road early Saturday.
Metro: Suicidal man barricaded inside home may have knife
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Officers are responding to a report of a possibly suicidal man barricaded within a townhouse near East Desert Inn and South Mojave roads.
Police dog bites man who broke into Las Vegas library
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
A man was arrested this morning on a burglary charge after allegedly breaking into a downtown Las Vegas library and being bitten by ...
Man accused in robbery connected to another case, police say
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
A man accused of robbing a store employee on Eastern Avenue near Charleston Boulevard this month is connected to ...
Man injured in rollover accident
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
A man was taken to the hospital after a rollover accident this afternoon near Bonanza and Mojave roads, police said. Police received a report about ...
Metro Police detective accused of attempted sexual assault
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
A Metro Police detective was arrested Thursday on counts including attempted sexual assault and battery after allegedly fighting with a woman over a fee for ...
Coroner IDs pedestrian killed while running across I-15
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
A pedestrian hit by a pickup truck on Interstate 15 was running across the northbound lanes of the highway when he was struck ...
Police seek suspect in robbery of store employee
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Metro Police are looking for a man they say robbed a store employee on Eastern Avenue near Charleston Boulevard ...
Troopers investigating pedestrian death on I-15 near Tropicana
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
A pedestrian was killed this evening on Interstate 15 just south of Tropicana Avenue when he was hit by a pickup and then hit again by a car. The man was in ...
Man hospitalized, woman arrested after domestic dispute, barricade
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
A woman accused of cutting a man during a domestic disturbance was taken into custody today after barricading herself in an apartment near East Harmon Avenue and ...
Light showers in the valley precede stretch of warmer weather
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Light showers fell in the valley Tuesday night, but the sprinkles aren't expected to continue Wednesday as the area prepares for warmer weather ...
Shots fired near South Decatur pub; no injuries reported
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Gunshots were fired from a vehicle this afternoon near Decatur Boulevard and University Avenue, with one shot striking ...
Police: Man injures ankle while trying to evade arrest
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
A man suffered a broken ankle after running from police who were trying to arrest him in connection with an auto theft this afternoon in the east valley ...
North Las Vegas Police release video in fatal hit-and-run
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
North Las Vegas Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash that left a 73-year-old man dead ...
Woman accused of killing man in murder-suicide is identified
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
A woman whose body was found Thursday in the garage of a southwest valley residence with the body of a man she allegedly killed has been ...
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic launching tour in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Things are about to get weird at Planet Hollywood. Singer-songwriter and parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic will perform nightly at the hotel from
Coroner IDs pedestrian, 27, killed in hit-and-run at Trop and Jones
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
A man whose body was found Wednesday morning in a patch of bushes after a hit-and-run accident has been identified as 27-year-old Charles Andrew Hayden ...
NLV police investigating body found in ditch as homicide
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
A man found dead Thursday afternoon in a North Las Vegas drainage ditch suffered a gunshot wound, and investigators are treating the case as ...
Rollover closes left lanes of I-15 near Lake Mead Boulevard
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
A single-vehicle rollover sent one woman to the hospital with minor injuries this evening ...
One killed in crash at east valley intersection
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
One person is dead after a two-car crash at an intersection in the east valley this afternoon ...
Murder-suicide suspected in death of couple in southwest valley
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Two people whose bodies were found in the garage of a southwest valley residence Thursday evening died in an apparent murder-suicide. Officers responded to a home near ...
Man accused of killing Walgreens clerk indicted on murder, robbery charges
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Jin Ackerman, 25, will face the murder count as well as three counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, three counts of first-degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon and ...
North Las Vegas police identify officer involved in traffic stop shooting
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Officer Loren Cooley has been with the department for seven years and is on routine paid leave during the investigation, North Las Vegas Police said in a media release.
Two bodies found in southwest valley home
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Two bodies were found today in a southwest valley residence, Metro Police said. Police were dispatched about 5 p.m. to the home near ...
Body found in northeast valley drainage ditch
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
A body was found this afternoon in a northeast valley drainage ditch. Police are investigating after a male body was discovered just after 3 p.m. in ...
North Las Vegas Police search for missing man with Alzheimer’s
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
North Las Vegas Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 73-year-old man who reportedly has Alzheimer's disease and has been missing for a week ...
Police: Pair of shooting victims expected to survive
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Two people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds Tuesday night after a caller reported an injured person in the central valley ...
Body found in northeast valley wash
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
A man's body was found this morning in a northeast valley wash. The man's death does not appear to be suspicious ...
‘Incredibly upset’ Allegiant pilots picket for higher pay
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Dozens of pilots picketed outside of Allegiant Air's corporate headquarters and McCarran International Airport this afternoon as the Teamsters union and the company failed to meet today for ...
Police: No foul play suspected in death of toddler at hotel
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
A 3-year-old child was reported dead this morning at a Budget Suites hotel near West Carey Avenue and North Rancho Drive, Metro Police said. The cause and manner of the child’s death ...
NHP car struck over weekend was hit twice, officials say
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
A trooper suffered minor injuries after his Nevada Highway Patrol car was struck twice within about an hour Saturday ...
Pahrump woman, 58, dies after wrong-way crash
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
A 58-year-old Pahrump woman died Saturday afternoon, three days after the pickup truck she was driving traveled the wrong way on State Route 160 and hit a sedan ...
Las Vegas ski resort welcomes 6 inches of snow
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
A fresh layer of snow blanketed the area around the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort this morning after a storm system brought 6 inches of snow to ...
Man stabbed to death downtown is identified
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
A man who was found lying dead in a walkway with multiple stabs wounds near his downtown residence Saturday morning has been identified as 53-year-old Jesus Rebollado Orozo, the Clark County Coroner's Office said ...
Juvenile hit while riding bicycle in Summerlin
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
A juvenile riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle while crossing a driveway in Summerlin this morning. According to Metro Police, the juvenile was transported to Summerlin Hospital Medical Center's pediatric unit ...

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