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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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Coroner IDs woman killed in North Las Vegas crash
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
A woman who died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday in North Las Vegas has been identified as Rose Cherilyn Kelly, 62, of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Kelly died of ...
Power restored for hundreds in western valley
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
Power has been restored for hundreds of NV Energy customers in the western part of the Las Vegas Valley. According to the NV Energy ...
FBI conducts raid at house owned by rapper Mally Mall
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
The FBI this morning raided a house that county property records show is owned by rapper and music producer Rashid "Mally Mall" Jamal. The FBI confirmed it was at the home about 6 a.m. at ...
Metro Police will honor people killed in domestic violence, other homicide victims
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
A balloon release and candlelight vigil honoring all victims of homicide will take place. Victims of domestic violence homicide will have their names read aloud ...
Rains again cause problems on I-15 near Mesquite
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Heavy rains Friday led to renewed flooding concerns in the Moapa Valley, and raised renewed problems today that caused officials to temporarily close ...
Pot house raided after operators documented operation on YouTube, police say
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Police busted a husband and wife today in a marijuana grow operation after the husband allegedly posted videos documenting the plants' growth on ...
Electrical problem prompts early dismissal at Palo Verde High
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Students at Palo Verde High School were sent home early today because of an electrical problem, Clark County School District officials said. Students at the ...
Storms across valley knock out power, spawn flash flooding
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Scattered storms hammered Southern Nevada on Friday, bringing rain, hail, flooding and lightning that caused power outages and fires around the valley. According to National Weather Service meteorologist John Adair, the highest rain total in the eastern valley was about ...
Las Vegas urologist found guilty in reuse of needle guides
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
A federal jury convicted a Las Vegas urologist Thursday after evidence indicated he reused single-use needle guides for prostate procedures. Michael Stanley Kaplan, 59, faces up to five years ...
2 babies test positive for TB after Summerlin Hospital exposure
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Two babies who were in Summerlin Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during last summer's tuberculosis exposure have tested positive for ...
WestJet flight returns to McCarran over possible fuel leak
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
A possible fuel leak caused a WestJet flight to return to McCarran International Airport shortly after its departure this afternoon. WestJet flight 1709 departed for ...
Apartment fire off Las Vegas Strip does $400,000 damage
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
A fire at an apartment building a few blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip displaced 67 people Wednesday and caused about $400,000 damage. Deputy Fire Chief Jon Klassen said ...
Police: Resident shoots at suspects during attempted home invasion
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Shots were fired during an attempted home invasion near North Torrey Pines Drive and Vegas Drive this morning, according to Metro Police. A call came in at 11:12 a.m. of ...
Suspect arrested in Las Vegas robbery, carjacking
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
Metro Police have arrested a man they say committed a robbery and carjacking Wednesday evening near U.S. 95 and Torrey Pines Drive. Police received a call about ...
Fire damages 32 apartment units at complex near the Strip
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
A total of 32 units were damaged as a fire broke out Wednesday in a two-story apartment building a few blocks east of ...
Inmate, 21, dies at Northern Nevada hospital
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
An inmate from Clark County died Monday at Carson Tahoe Hospital, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Lawrence Howard, 21, died of ...
Lockdown lifted for 2 NLV schools amid search for suspect
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
he lockdown at two North Las Vegas schools has been lifted, and police are no longer searching the area where a subject escaped the custody of ...
Man on bicycle hit by car in eastern valley, police say
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Metro Police are responding to reports of a bicyclist being hit by a car this afternoon in the eastern part of the valley. Police received a call at about ...
Pahrump, northwest valley suffer widespread phone outages
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Fiber optic cable damage is to blame for phone, Internet and TV disruptions to the northwest valley and a telephone outage in Pahrump, according to ...
DA drops murder charge against Mojave High student
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
A murder charge was dropped today against a Mojave High School student arrested in the slaying of a North Las Vegas woman, after new video evidence emerged in ...
Man sought in southeast valley bank robbery
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
Police are seeking information related to a bank robbery last week in the southeast valley. According to a Metro Police news release, a white male suspect entered a grocery store ...
Police seek suspects in August robbery
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
According to Metro Police, a black male between the ages of 16 and 20 entered a retail business on Aug. 21 near East Bonanza Road and North Eastern Avenue with a weapon.
Police search for suspect in bank robbery at grocery store
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
Police are searching for a suspect in last week’s robbery of a bank at a southeast valley grocery store, authorities said. On the evening of Sept. 15, a man walked ...
Traffic backs up after rollover crash on 215 Beltway
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
A single-car, rollover accident was causing delays this afternoon on the 215 Beltway at Windmill Lane, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. Trooper Loy Hixson said ...
Police: Las Vegas man shot to death after fight in backyard
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
A man died in his backyard in the eastern valley Sunday morning after being shot multiple times, according to Metro Police. The man was at his home in the ...
Police make arrests in robbery, shootings at Summerlin park
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Two teenagers have been arrested after police say they connected the pair to a series of robberies and a double shooting earlier this month. An unnamed 17-year-old male identified as ...
Police ID suspect in standoff who is linked to fatal shooting
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Metro Police have identified the man arrested after Thursday's SWAT standoff who is suspected in a beating and shooting that occurred hours earlier ...
Coroner IDs man killed in car, motorcycle collision
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
A man killed when a motorcycle and car collided Thursday night in North Las Vegas has been identified as Eric James Howell, 19, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Howell died of ...
Coroner IDs man killed in double shooting at apartment complex
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who died in a double shooting at a valley apartment complex Thursday morning as Arnoldo Hermosillo, 25, of Las Vegas. Hermosillo died of ...
School locked down because of nearby police activity
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
A school in North Las Vegas was locked down this afternoon as police responded to a barricade situation nearby, authorities said. John Tartan Elementary School ...
Four-vehicle crash slowing traffic on I-15 near Cheyenne
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
A four-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near Cheyenne Avenue is causing traffic delays, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The wreck, which occurred just south of the Cheyenne off-ramp, was ...
1 dead, 1 critical after motorcycle accident in North Las Vegas
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a car and a motorcycle collided Thursday evening in North Las Vegas. The crash was reported just after ...
2 vehicles crash into Boulder Highway motorcycle shop
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Two vehicles crashed into a motorcycle shop after colliding on Boulder Highway this afternoon. The vehicles veered to the right after the crash, traveling over the sidewalk and ...
Police find $200,000 of marijuana plants at rental house
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
A 35-year-old man was arrested today after police say they discovered about 100 marijuana plants valued at roughly $200,000 in his southwest Las Vegas rental ...
Police: Barricade situation might have been related to earlier shooting
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
A 30-year-old suspect is in custody after a barricade situation near Vegas Drive and North Decatur Boulevard in the central valley came to an end ...
North Las Vegas police looking for missing woman
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Police are seeking the public's help in locating a 60-year-old North Las Vegas woman who went missing this afternoon and reportedly has several medical issues. Audrey Pamala Thrash has a history of ...
Kohl’s plans to hire 400 seasonal workers in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Kohl's Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a ...
Armed robber in a fedora targets Henderson casino
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Henderson Police are seeking help identifying a black fedora-wearing suspect who robbed a casino early Monday. A 35- to 40-year-old black male demanded money from a cage cashier at ...
1 wounded in shooting in northeast valley
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
A person was injured in a shooting near the intersection of East Owens Avenue and North Nellis Boulevard, according to Metro Police. Metro spokesman Officer Jesse Roybal said ...
Las Vegas faces only slight chance of thunderstorms Thursday
Rain from tropical storm finally begins falling on Arizona
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
After a week of grim weather predictions, it seems valley residents shouldn’t head out to buy new rain jackets just yet. According to the National Weather Service, the chance ...
Boy, 16, arrested in fatal shooting to be charged as adult
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
A 16-year-old Mojave High School student arrested Thursday in the shooting death of a woman in North Las Vegas will be charged as an adult. He originally was ...
1 dead in fiery crash at Summerlin Parkway, 215 Beltway
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
A man was killed and four others were in unknown condition this morning after a crash at Summerlin Parkway and the 215 Beltway. A white Ford F-350 pulling ...
Former Las Vegas doctor sentenced in drug case
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
A former doctor who sold prescription drugs to an undercover government agent was sentenced Tuesday to 44 months in prison. Vinay Bararia, 44, was also sentenced to ...
Metro: Youth fires shotgun into home, then is shot
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Metro Police say a male youth has been taken into custody after allegedly firing a shotgun through the front door of a home Tuesday in the northern part of ...
Second Pacific storm blast might be kinder to the Las Vegas area
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Although showers began to be felt in the Las Vegas Valley late Tuesday, forecasters expect this week's storm system to pack less of a punch than ...
County declares state of emergency; feds to provide $1.5 million in flood relief
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
The federal government has pledged $1.5 million to aid in repair costs for Interstate 15 near Moapa, and Clark County commissioners declared a state of emergency because ...
Coroner: Man found in flood channel was stabbed to death
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
A man found dead in a central valley flood control channel in April has been identified, and Metro Police are seeking information about his death. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said ...
Teen girl shot in leg in northwest valley, police say
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
A teenage girl was shot in the knee Friday evening near Smoke Ranch Road and Jones Boulevard. Police lieutenant Yaz Yatomi said the minor was walking up stairs in ...
Why Las Vegas is deemed one of top cities for selfies
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Want to take a selfie? If you live in Las Vegas, you're in the right place. That's the message from social networking website MyLife, which ranked Las Vegas fourth on its list of the 10 best U.S. cities for taking a selfie. The site ranked the 100 most populous cities in ...
Police bust marijuana grow house, credit card lab in southwest valley
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Metro Police say they discovered a marijuana grow operation and ID theft lab on Friday at a home in the Spring Valley area. Police served a search warrant in ...

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