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Pashtana Usufzy

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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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Woman, 38, dies after SUV hits brick wall
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
A 38-year-old Las Vegas woman died this afternoon after she drove her SUV into a storm drain and hit a brick wall in ...
Police: Security guard in fatal Strip shootout acted in self-defense
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Police say it appears a security guard who shot and killed a 35-year-old man Monday on the Las Vegas Strip had walked away from ...
Suspect in fatal hit-and-run back at county jail
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
A woman accused of leaving the scene of an accident that killed a grandfather pushing a baby stroller is back at the Clark County jail after ...
School lockdowns lifted; reports of armed man unfounded
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Lockdowns at two west valley elementary schools were lifted this morning after no armed man was found near the schools, Clark County School District Police said. Metro Police said ...
School bus crashes into wall; no one injured
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
No injuries were reported after a school bus hit a brick wall near Washington Avenue and Jones Boulevard this afternoon ...
Snowfall opens Las Vegas ski resort after multiple warm weather delays
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort opened Saturday morning after about 12 feet of snow blanketed the area Friday and early Saturday, marketing director Jim Seely said.
Desert Springs Hospital goes on lockdown after nearby robbery
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, located at 2075 East Flamingo Road near South Maryland Parkway, went on lockdown as a precaution about 4:30 p.m. after a robbery at ...
Police seek suspects in armed robbery of southeast valley business
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Police are searching for two men in an armed robbery this month at a southeast valley business, according to a Metro Police. On Dec. 5, the men entered ...
Police: Suspect in custody after gas station robbery in Laughlin
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Police received a report about 7:30 a.m. of a robbery at a Mobil gas station at 3020 Needles Highway, near El Mirage Way, Officer Miguel Garcia said.
Coroner IDs man found dead in Henderson flood channel
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
A man whose body was found Sunday in a Henderson flood channel has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 52-year-old Suwit Kloykaom. Police were called ...
Bus security guard fatally shoots gunman on Las Vegas Strip
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
A gunman was killed and a bus security officer injured in a shootout on the Las Vegas Strip, Metro Police said. Police received reports about 1:45 a.m. of two people shot ...
Truck gets caught on 215 median
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
The man driving the truck lost control about 1:20 p.m., and the truck hit the barrier before getting caught on top of the median near South Eastern Avenue, Trooper Loy Hixson said ...
Player wins $1 million on Wheel of Fortune slots at the Cosmopolitan
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
A player won $1,304,148.60 on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at around 5 p.m. ...
No injuries after school bus, truck collide
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
No injuries have been reported in the crash, which occurred about 3:45 p.m., Officer Jesse Roybal ...
Police seeking female suspects in valley robberies, assaults
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Police are searching for a group of women they say have robbed and attacked people across the valley.
Search team locates stranded hiker at Red Rock
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Search and rescue crews have rescued a hiker who was stranded at Red ...
Cloudy weather expected to linger into Saturday
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Remnants of a punishing storm that wreaked havoc along the West Coast have brought showers to ...
Woman accused in fatal hit-and-run arrested by immigration authorities
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
A woman accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man pushing a baby stroller last month was taken into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody Tuesday, officials said.
Galina Stoyanova Kilova, 29, was booked ...
Coroner IDs man found shot to death in alley
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
A 34-year-old man who died in a central valley shooting Thursday night has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Manuel Niceforo Cardenas of Las Vegas. Cardenas died of multiple gunshot wounds, and ...
Police: Driver hits two car wash employees, drives away
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Police received a report about 1:15 p.m. of the accident near South Rainbow Boulevard and West Russell Road, Officer Laura Meltzer said ...
Police seeking man in multiple armed robberies
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
On multiple occasions the man has entered a businesses, approached an employee with a gun and demanded cash before leaving in a tan, four-door sedan, Metro Police said in a media release.
Police: Suspect used blue steel gun in robbery
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
The suspect robbed the business near Blue Diamond Road and Durango Drive with a blue steel handgun before fleeing in a white truck, Metro Police said ..
Ne-Yo draws on his past as he gives back to Las Vegas children
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Children lined up outside a building in Henderson, giddy to receive presents and spend a few moments chatting with the well-known man behind the gifts. No, Santa Claus didn’t make an early stop.
Man killed at Henderson factory suffered head injury
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
A 42-year-old man who died Monday at a Henderson plastics factory where he worked suffered a crushing head injury ...
Las Vegas man arrested in beating death outside convenience store
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
A Las Vegas man accused of beating and killing a man with a rock behind a convenience store was arrested Tuesday. Coleman Vaoga, 33, was booked into ...
Teen pedestrian critically injured after being struck
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
A teenager is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle this evening near Charleston and Rainbow boulevards. Police received a report of the accident about ...
Forecasters: Rain, heavy snow to hit Southern Nevada on Friday
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Winter weather is expected to arrive in the Las Vegas Valley on Friday bearing gifts for rain and snow lovers. The highest peaks in the Mount Charleston area may see up to ...
2 hospitalized, dog dead in southwest valley house fire
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
A body was discovered after a fire broke out in a southwest valley residence this afternoon. Metro Police received a report about 5:40 p.m. of the house fire in ...
Police seek suspect in casino robbery attempt near Strip
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Police are looking for a man they say attempted to rob a casino near the Las Vegas Strip with a handgun last month. The suspect pulled out the gun ...
Police raid marijuana grow house in western valley
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Two people were arrested after a marijuana grow house bust today in the western valley collected 40 plants and 13 pounds of dried marijuana ...
Graffiti cleanup triggers hazmat situation at NLV welfare office
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Outside graffiti abatement work caused employees and visitors at a state welfare office in North Las Vegas to complain of lightheadedness and other symptoms ...
Boy, 2, on scooter is critical after being hit by SUV
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
A 2-year-old boy riding a scooter suffered serious injuries after being hit by an SUV in the parking lot of ...
Officer named in shooting of robbery suspect at the Rio
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Metro Police have identified the officer involved in a shooting at the Rio on Sunday morning that killed an armed robbery suspect ...
Car driver injured in school bus crash in east valley
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
One person was injured when a school bus and a car collided in the east valley this afternoon. Police received a report about 3:45 p.m. of a crash near Stewart Avenue and North Mojave Road ...
Corner IDs man hit by pickup on Lamb Boulevard
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
A man who was hit and killed by a pickup truck Thursday in the northeast valley has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Christopher Lawrence Wyatt, 30, of Las Vegas.
Wyatt died of ...
Coroner IDs man fatally beaten behind convenience store
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
A man who died after being beaten and possibly hit with a rock outside a convenience store Saturday has been identified as 51-year-old Jeffrey Harry Clabaugh, authorities said. Clabaugh died of ...
Man arrested in fatal shooting at Las Vegas apartment complex
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
Metro Police have arrested a man in a Saturday morning shooting in the north valley that left one person dead. Kolby Edwards, 29, was arrested Sunday on a count of ...
Kitchen fire does $20,000 damage to duplex
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
A kitchen fire at a one-story duplex near West Washington Avenue and Interstate 15 this morning caused about $20,000 damage and displaced three people, fire department officials said. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded about ...
School bus driver hurt in crash in North Las Vegas
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
A bus driver suffered minor injuries after a vehicle rear-ended a school bus this morning in North Las Vegas, officials said. The Clark County School District bus was ...
Woman hit by bus, seriously injured on Las Vegas Strip
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
A 36-year-old Canadian woman suffered serious injuries this morning after she was hit by a bus on the Las Vegas Strip, Metro Police said. The woman ...
1 dead in east valley shooting
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
One person is dead after a shooting in the east Las Vegas Valley. A caller reported one person shot about 5 p.m. in the 2800 block of Sunrise Avenue, near ...
Police: Driver suspected of DUI in fatal pedestrian accident
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The driver of a pickup truck was arrested on a count of driving under the influence after a pedestrian was hit and killed in ...
Man barricaded in house threatening to harm himself
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Metro Police received a report about 4:22 p.m. of a situation near Torrey Pines Drive and Windmill Lane, Lt. Barb Schmidt said.
Man arrested in Henderson apartment shooting
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
A 26-year-old Las Vegas resident has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one man injured Monday afternoon in Henderson. Mark Anthony Ames was taken into custody Tuesday on charges of ...
Police: $40,000 of electronics stolen from elementary school
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
More than $40,000 of electronic equipment was stolen from an east valley elementary school early Wednesday morning, Clark County School District Police said. One or more people broke into ...
Coroner IDs inmate found dead in Henderson jail cell
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
An inmate who city officials said committed suicide Tuesday at the Henderson Detention Center has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Tyrone Pye, 42, of Las Vegas. Pye was found unresponsive ...
Police: Elderly man apparently shot wife before killing himself
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
An elderly couple whose bodies were found at a Summerlin house Wednesday appear to have died after a husband shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself, Metro Police said.
Police responded about ...
Police search for suspect in armed robbery
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Metro Police are searching for a man they say robbed a business in the southeast valley last month. On Nov. 18, the man entered the business near Maryland Parkway and ...
2 arrested, 1 sought in fatal Las Vegas street robbery
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Two teens have been arrested in connection with the robbery and shooting death of a 22-year-old woman last month, and a third suspect is being sought, according to ...
Thick fog that disrupted Las Vegas flights expected to clear up Friday
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Though patches of fog were suspended over parts of the valley Thursday evening, the skies should be sunnier with some high clouds by late Friday afternoon. Visibility will still be reduced ...

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