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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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Henderson Police seek missing Alabama man, 31
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Henderson Police are looking for a missing Alabama man who was last seen at ...
E. coli case reported at correctional center near Reno
Thursday, July 30, 2015
A case of E. coli has been reported at Lovelock Correctional Center in Northern Nevada and two additional cases are suspected. Officials did not confirm ...
Trooper injured in crash on I-15
Thursday, July 30, 2015
It was not immediately clear if the driver of the other vehicle was cited ...
Early morning stabbing sends teenager to the hospital
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Police were called just before 5 a.m. to the 3200 block of Venus Circle, near North Pecos Road and East Washington Avenue, Officer Larry Hadfield said ...
Crash on 215 Beltway stalls traffic, injures woman
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Highway Patrol was called about 11:30 a.m. to the southbound lanes of the 215 north of West Lake Mead Boulevard, where the Oldsmobile sedan the woman was driving was involved in a crash with a GMC truck ...
Police: Elderly woman found dead at home was attacked
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
An elderly woman found dead a Spring Valley home on Wednesday was attacked by an unknown person who fled before officers arrived, according to Metro Police. Police did not say ...
Parts of Clark County under flash flood watch for most of Thursday
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
A flash flood watch will be in effect Thursday for areas including Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston and southern Clark County. The watch warned there could be ...
Crash causes delays near Eastern Avenue, Sunset Road
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
A box truck was damaged this morning in a crash that caused delays around a southeast valley intersection, according to Metro Police.
Police were called about ...
Inmate who escaped from work crew is captured
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
An inmate who escaped Tuesday afternoon while on a state Division of Forestry work crew in the east valley was captured this morning, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Kerran Dade, 21, was taken into custody near ...
Fire starts in garage of Henderson house
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
A single-story house caught fire in Henderson this morning, according to a fire department spokeswoman. The Henderson Fire Department responded about 7:50 a.m. to the house ...
Police investigating report of stabbing near downtown
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Metro Police are investigating an early morning stabbing near downtown Las Vegas. Officers were dispatched at 5:53 a.m. to the 2200 block of Sunrise Avenue, near ...
Suspects wanted for ramming unoccupied law enforcement vehicles
Monday, July 27, 2015
Police are seeking the public's help to identify suspects they say have been ramming stolen vehicles into law enforcement vehicles and fleeing the scene ...
Henderson Police operation nets 3 DUI arrests, nearly 400 tickets
Monday, July 27, 2015
Henderson Police issued nearly 400 citations and made three DUI arrests during an operation this month targeting impaired drivers. From July 2 through 13, police stopped ...
System glitch preventing DMV from issuing licenses is resolved
Monday, July 27, 2015
A system used to check motorists’ driving records in other states was down briefly this morning, preventing the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles from issuing licenses, permits and driver authorization cards. The Problem Driver Pointer System, maintained by ...
Metro Police officers notice open door, discover man’s body
Monday, July 27, 2015
A man’s body was found in a northwest valley home this morning after officers in the neighborhood noticed an open door, according to Metro Police. Officers were conducting ...
Coroner IDs Las Vegas man, 36, shot by police
Monday, July 27, 2015
A man killed by police after authorities say he shot an officer in the face with a pellet gun Saturday has been identified as Bryan Keith Day, 36, of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Day died of ...
Boy, 16, fatally shot in North Las Vegas
Monday, July 27, 2015
A 16-year-old boy was shot to death in a North Las Vegas house early this morning, and police say they are looking for another teen ...
Las Vegas man accused of damaging Bellagio Fountains
Friday, July 24, 2015
A man who reportedly jumped into the man-made lake surrounding the Bellagio Fountains on Thursday night was arrested after police say he damaged the fountain and an inflatable boat sent to rescue him ...
Coroner IDs body found near downtown Las Vegas cemetery
Friday, July 24, 2015
A 43-year-old man whose body was found near a downtown Las Vegas cemetery Wednesday has been identified as Manuel Henry Trujillo of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Metro Police were called about ...
Person in custody after domestic disturbance, standoff
Friday, July 24, 2015
A domestic disturbance led to a five-hour standoff in the northwest valley this morning, Metro Police said. Officers responded about 2:05 a.m. to a house in ...
Firefighters battle blaze all night at recycling center
Friday, July 24, 2015
Firefighters worked overnight to put out a blaze that started Thursday at a northeast valley recycling center. The Clark County Fire Department was ...
Authorities rescue distraught man after he jumped into Bellagio lake
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Officials rescued a man from the lake surrounding the Bellagio fountains tonight after he initially refused to leave the water. Police were called about 9:10 p.m. to ...
Trial postponed in slaying of Las Vegas mom
Thursday, July 23, 2015
A jury trial for two men accused in the shooting death of Las Vegas mother Tammy Meyers after a driving lesson with her daughter has been rescheduled for October. The trial originally was scheduled for ...
Hazmat team responds to fire aboard semi carrying batteries
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
A small fire broke out aboard a semitrailer carrying pallets of used batteries on Interstate 15 this afternoon ...
Police seek man in armed robbery at northwest valley store
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Metro Police are looking for a man they say committed an armed robbery at a northwest valley retail business ...
Man taken to hospital after being shot in leg in southwest valley
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Police were called about 1 p.m. to the area near Spring Valley Parkway and Glade Avenue, where a shooting was reported ...
Man was shot and killed by owner of moped he allegedly stole, police say
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Police were called about 8 a.m. Tuesday to the 2800 block of East Charleston Boulevard, near Mojave Road, where they found a man with gunshot wounds to the chest, police said ...
Crews extinguish fire at east valley house
Monday, July 20, 2015
No injuries were reported in the fire in the 1400 block of Wesley Street, near Lamb and Charleston boulevards ...
Police seek suspect in northwest valley bank robbery
Monday, July 20, 2015
Metro Police are searching for a man they say robbed a northwest valley bank Friday afternoon. The man entered the bank near Craig Road and Jones Boulevard about ...
Metro Police ID officers in shooting outside hotel
Monday, July 20, 2015
Metro Police released the names today of two officers who shot a man Saturday morning after he allegedly pointed a gun at them outside a hotel near the Stratosphere. The officers, 32-year-old Jeremiah Beckman and ...
Flash flood watch for Las Vegas lifted as chance of rain drops
Monday, July 20, 2015
A flash flood watch for the Las Vegas Valley was canceled this afternoon as the chance of significant flooding dwindled. The chance of rain this afternoon dropped from 40 percent to ...
Smoke forces 2 people from home after duplex fire
Monday, July 20, 2015
Two people were displaced by a duplex fire in Spring Valley late Sunday, according to the Clark County Fire Department. Firefighters were called about ...
Man wounded late Sunday in northeast valley shooting
Monday, July 20, 2015
A man was shot in the abdomen late Sunday night in the northeast valley, according to Metro Police. Police were called about 11:50 p.m. to ...
1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at apartment complex
Monday, July 20, 2015
One man was killed and another wounded in a Saturday night shooting at an east valley apartment complex, according to Metro Police. Police went to Sunrise Hospital about ...
Coroner IDs Henderson man killed in weekend head-on crash
Monday, July 20, 2015
A man killed in a head-on crash Sunday morning on State Route 160 has been identified as Patrick Denley, 61, of Henderson, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. Denley ...
Woman injured in car crash at Lake Mead entrance
Friday, July 17, 2015
A woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash this afternoon at an entrance to Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The woman failed to yield at an entrance station, driving into another vehicle at ...
NV Energy resolves outage affecting 770 Henderson customers
Friday, July 17, 2015
About 770 customers of NV Energy were without service and at least one traffic signal was malfunctioning due to ...
Coroner IDs woman, 86, killed in Summerlin crash
Friday, July 17, 2015
An 86-year-old woman who died July 3 after a two-vehicle crash in Summerlin has been identified as Las Vegas resident Elisabeth Burkey ...
Man hurt by firework near Nellis Air Force Base
Friday, July 17, 2015
Metro Police say a man was injured when another man fired a firework at him in the desert behind a 7-Eleven convenience store near ...
Police: Man shot in hand during dispute with neighbor
Friday, July 17, 2015
A man was shot in the hand during a dispute between neighbors this morning in the east valley, according to Metro Police. A person called 911 and reported ...
After recent entry into Las Vegas market, grocer Haggen is cutting jobs
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Haggen, a Bellingham, Wash.-based chain, declined to provide information on the number of layoffs hitting its Southern Nevada stores, saying only that "specific reductions ...
Henderson police arrest 3 suspects in Taco Bell armed robbery
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Three suspects were apprehended Wednesday less than 30 minutes after an armed robbery at a Taco Bell in Henderson. Two men wearing ...
Southern Nevada to be under flash flood watch Saturday
Thursday, July 16, 2015
A flash flood watch issued for part of the southwest United States will affect Southern Nevada on Saturday. The Weather Service issued a watch effective late Friday through ...
Coroner IDs body of man, 24, found at Lake Mead
Thursday, July 16, 2015
A man whose body was found Sunday at Lake Mead has been identified as 24-year-old Luis Javier Bojas-Vargas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Bojas-Vargas, whose city of residence was not available, was found at ...
Woman seriously injured in boat crash at Lake Mead
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after one boat crashed into another at Lake Mead this morning. Officials were alerted about 11 a.m. of a crash involving the boats at Sandy Beach near ...
Sparks man sought for questioning might be in Las Vegas, police say
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Northern Nevada authorities are looking for a 23-year-old man wanted for questioning in an attempted murder case who may have fled to Las Vegas or Northern California ...
About 1,400 without power in southwest valley outage
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
About 1,400 NV Energy customers are without service because of an outage in the southwest valley ...
Man jumped in front of car near Strip, police say
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
A man was hospitalized after jumping in front of a car near the Las Vegas Strip this morning ...
Cars catch fire outside condominium building
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Two cars caught fire near a condominium building this morning in the southwest valley, according to the Clark County Fire Department. Fire crews responded about 7:30 a.m. to the Laguna del Rey condominium complex at ...
Police body cam video shows traffic stop turn deadly
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Metro Police released body camera video today that shows a traffic stop for a broken taillight turn suddenly violent after the agitated driver pulls a gun, leaving ...

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