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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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Nurse defying Ebola quarantine in Maine once worked for Southern Nevada Health District
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Kaci Hickox, 33, worked at the Centers for Disease Control and was assigned to work with the Southern Nevada Health District, SNHD spokeswoman Stephanie Bethel said
Police: Driver suspected of DUI hits woman on sidewalk
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
A 26-year-old man driving a pickup truck was arrested on suspicion of DUI after hitting and critically injuring a 19-year-old woman on a sidewalk this morning, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
Officials received reports about ...
People can now text Metro Police about suspicious activity
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Police are launching a program that lets community members report suspicious activity with the click of a button. The program supports the ...
Police investigating shooting near Jones and Lake Mead
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Police received reports at about 7:50 p.m. this evening of a shooting in the 2000 block of Winwood Street near Lake Mead Boulevard, Lt. Joel Martin said.
Police searching for suspect in southwest valley bank robbery
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
The man demanded money from a teller at the bank near South Fort Apache Road and Peace Way while brandishing a firearm, according ...
AT&T offering free Wi-Fi to customers along Las Vegas Strip
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
The telecommunications company is providing its customers with free Wi-Fi for two miles along Las Vegas Boulevard, from Sands Avenue to Tropicana Avenue.
McCarran runway to get $67 million makeover
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
The airport began demolition work this morning on Runway 7L/25R, a more than 14,500-foot asphalt runway that typically handles about one-third of the airport's traffic, according to a media release from McCarran.
Marion ‘Suge’ Knight arrested in Las Vegas on L.A. robbery charge
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Marion "Suge" Knight, 49, and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams, 43, were arrested on one count each of robbery in connection with the incident outside of a Beverly Hills studio, according to a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office media release ...
Driver arrested after 2-state, high-speed chase
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
A 50-year-old man led police on a high-speed car chase from California to Las Vegas early this morning before he bailed out and was arrested, authorities said. The Nevada Highway Patrol received a call about ...
Fire guts house’s garage, displaces western valley residents
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
A fire with flames almost as high as the roof broke out in the garage of a home in the western valley today, causing about $45,000 in damage ...
Armed robbers wearing hockey masks target 2 northeast valley stores
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Police say three men wearing Jason-style, Halloween hockey masks robbed two businesses Tuesday in the northeast valley. Metro Police received reports of a robbery at Short Stop convenience store ...
Woman stabs man at Boulder Highway casino, police say
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
A man was stabbed, possibly after an argument, late Tuesday at the Longhorn Casino. Metro Police received a report about 10:10 p.m. that a woman stabbed a man at the casino ...
Jose Canseco home after shooting himself in the hand
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Former professional baseball player Jose Canseco accidentally shot his hand this afternoon while cleaning a gun at his Las Vegas home. Police responded to his house on ...
Suspect in hammer attacks was on meth, police say
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
A man accused of attacking 10 people and their vehicles with a hammer during a crime spree in Boulder City and Henderson is a convicted felon and may have been under the influence of ...
Police: Rider on stolen motorcycle crashes into block wall
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
A person on a stolen motorcycle was in critical condition after crashing into a cinder block wall this morning, Metro Police said. The motorcyclist left the ...
Coroner IDs girl, 3, killed in crash over weekend
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
A 3-year-old girl killed in a car wreck police allege was caused by a DUI driver Saturday afternoon has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Elena Rivera of Las Vegas. Rivera died of blunt force trauma in ...
Man seriously burned when oxygen tank explodes
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
A man was trying to remove a valve from an oxygen tank this morning when the tank exploded, seriously burning him, officials said. He suffered ...
Missing teen found on Mount Charleston
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
A teenager reported missing Sunday on Mount Charleston was located this morning, Metro Police said. The boy was located about 11:45 a.m. near ...
Pedestrian hit in street, suffers minor injuries
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the eastern valley this morning, Metro Police reported. The man was outside a crosswalk about ...
Police: Man dead in car crash might have suffered medical episode
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
A 66-year-old Henderson man died this morning after a car ran off the road and hit a tree, Henderson Police said. Police received reports about 4:40 a.m. that ...
Police seek suspects in fast food restaurant robbery
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Police are seeking the public's help in identifying two males they say robbed a fast food restaurant in the southwest valley ...
2 arrested, 2 sought in gunpoint robberies near Las Vegas Strip
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Police are still seeking two suspects after arresting two men in an armed robbery spree Tuesday near the Las Vegas Strip, according to Metro Police. Four men with at least one firearm robbed several people throughout ...
Arizona cop arrested in Laughlin on count of attempted sexual assault
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
A Bullhead City, Ariz., police officer was arrested Wednesday in Laughlin on a count of attempted sexual assault, according to Metro Police. Jesse Hoag, 37, surrendered ...
Man, 44, found dead at Henderson homeless camp
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Detectives are investigating the death of a 44-year-old man whose body was found Thursday night at a Henderson homeless camp where he was staying, police said. The body was found about ...
Suspect shot in Jean after high-speed chase dies, police say
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
A man shot by a California trooper in Jean on Thursday after a long car chase across state lines died today, Metro Police said. Phia Vang, 25, of California was ...
California police chase ends with shooting in Jean
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
A California car chase ended in Jean Thursday evening as a man who tried to outrun police was shot. California Highway Patrol officers were in pursuit of a Toyota FJ Cruiser ...
DUI arrest for Henderson cop driving wrong way on highway
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
A Henderson police officer was arrested this morning on a driving under the influence charge after he reportedly drove the wrong way on U.S. 95. Nevada Highway Patrol received a report about ...
Allegiant jet returns to Las Vegas airport after reported engine trouble
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
A flight that took off from McCarran International Airport this morning returned after reports of an engine problem, an airport official said. Allegiant Air Flight 580 took off about ...
‘They love it’: Prized PBR bulls bask in serene South Point digs before moments of fury
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Beyond the gaming tables and past the slot machines at the South Point, crews are carefully watching over a treasure trove. Although it may not smell like it. To their owners and caretakers, the bulls being housed at the resort for ...
Police: Suspect fires shots at carjacking scene in Spring Valley
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
A carjacking suspect fired shots before fleeing the scene of the crime in the southwest valley this evening.
Bicyclist seriously injured in crash with car
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
A bicyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car this morning, Metro Police said. Police received a call about 5:45 a.m. of a collision involving ...
School locked down while police search for robbery suspect
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
A lockdown at an east valley elementary school was lifted after Metro Police arrested a suspect in an armed robbery this morning. Police received reports about ...
Woman runs red light, hits Metro patrol car, police say
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
A marked Metro Police patrol car and another vehicle sustained major damage in a downtown Las Vegas crash Tuesday evening, police said. A woman ran a red light and her vehicle hit ...
1 critically injured when pickups collide, police say
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
A male driver is in critical condition after a crash between two pickup trucks at Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard ...
Police working to ID suspect in casino cage robbery
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of robbing the Silver Sevens casino ...
Las Vegas inmate who fibbed about having Ebola is identified
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
An inmate who police say lied about having been exposed to the Ebola virus has been identified and will face an additional charge because of ...
2nd suspect arrested in deadly west valley home invasion
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
A man suspected of participating in a home invasion last month that left a man dead was arrested Monday, Metro Police said. Robert Figueroa, 28, was booked ...
Theater fire sparks drama at downtown arts school
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
A small fire at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts this morning caused about $5,000 damage and prompted a brief evacuation, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. A stage curtain in the theater ...
Woman pleads guilty to arson in Las Vegas pet shop fire
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Gloria Eun Hye Lee, accused of setting fire to her pet shop to collect insurance money, pleaded guilty this morning to charges including ...
Woman injured in weekend ATV accident remains in hospital
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
A 67-year-old woman injured in an all-terrain vehicle rollover accident Sunday remains in serious condition, a University Medical Center spokesperson said. Nancy Perez was still being treated at ...
Police identify man accused of stabbing his wife to death
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
A man stabbed his wife to death and then critically injured himself this morning in a domestic dispute in their northwest valley home, Metro Police said. The man has been identified by police as James Joyce ...
Welcome to Las Vegas sign to shed light on domestic violence awareness
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
One of the most well-known Las Vegas landmarks will go purple Monday to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign will recognize UNLV’s Take Back the Night event and ...
Sandoval calls for Ebola task force to tackle any threat to Nevada
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Nevada will form an Ebola task force to focus on training and responsiveness in case the Silver State is exposed to the virus. Gov. Brian Sandoval instructed ...
Inmate kills himself at Ely State Prison, officials say
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
An inmate at Ely State Prison died Thursday in an apparent suicide. John Christopher Carroll, 35, was pronounced dead by emergency responders after being found ...
Woman hit by car, killed in Wal-Mart parking lot
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
A 69-year-old woman died this afternoon after being hit by a car in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the southeast valley. The accident happened ...
Man accused of making bomb threat against observation wheel
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
A man accused of falsely reporting a bomb on the High Roller observation wheel on the Strip was indicted Thursday by a Clark County grand jury. Jamie D. Dantis is accused of ...
NV Energy restores power for 2,100 in southwest valley
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
A power outage this afternoon in the southwest valley that affected more than 2,100 people has been resolved ...
Coroner: Man found dead after domestic dispute committed suicide
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
A 37-year-old man found dead in a house following a domestic dispute Thursday committed suicide, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Jose Castro of Las Vegas was discovered ...
Henderson doctor pleads not guilty to drug distribution charges
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
A Henderson doctor pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he unlawfully distributed painkillers by selling large quantities to people who ...
Inmate, 45, dies of medical condition in Nevada prison
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
An inmate from Clark County died of a medical condition Wednesday at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City ...

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