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November 27, 2014

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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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Scooter rider struck by vehicle at Fort Apache and Sahara
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A man on a scooter was struck by a vehicle at a west valley intersection this evening, Metro Police said. Police received a report about 7 p.m. of the accident at ...
Man hit by vehicle in northeast valley suffers ‘substantial injuries’
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A man suffered substantial injuries after being hit by a vehicle this evening in the northeast valley. Metro Police received a report about 6:15 p.m. of ...
Child drowns in southwest valley, police say
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A child died this evening after a drowning in a southwest valley residential neighborhood. Police received a call about 6:15 p.m. of ...
Suspect sought in Henderson hit-and-run was arrested in July
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Henderson Police are searching for a 35-year-old man in connection with the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist Nov. 15 ...
Dog shot after reportedly attacking sheriff’s employee
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A dog was shot this afternoon after reportedly attacking an employee of the Clark County sheriff’s civil bureau in a residential neighborhood, police said. Metro Police received a report about ...
Man injured in scooter crash on Las Vegas Strip
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A scooter and a pickup truck collided on the Las Vegas Strip this afternoon, sending a man to the hospital, Metro Police said. Police received a report of the crash about ...
Lawyer: Woman will surrender in fatal auto-pedestrian accident
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A woman who believes she may have been the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident Monday will turn herself in to Metro Police. The woman, whose identity ...
Forecast for the Linq: Snow with a chance for tubing
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
The Linq entertainment complex is building a winter wonderland on the Las Vegas Strip. Home of the 550-foot High Roller observation wheel, the Linq promenade is being transformed into ...
Metro investigating strangling death of woman found near Lake Mead
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Police are seeking information on a 41-year-old woman whose body was found strangled to death near ...
Man stabbed to death on Strip pedestrian bridge; suspect arrested
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
A man is dead and a suspect is in custody after a stabbing early Tuesday morning on the Las Vegas Strip. Officials received a report about 12:40 a.m. of a man being stabbed on ...
Man arrested in fatal shooting near Las Vegas Strip
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in Southern California in Saturday’s shooting death of a woman near the Las Vegas Strip, Metro Police said. Kevin Meade was arrested on warrant on ...
Fire does $25,000 in damage to Las Vegas duplex
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
A fire broke out in a west valley duplex this morning, causing about $25,000 damage, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said. A report was called in about 7:30 a.m. of smoke coming from ...
Police: Las Vegas father crushed infant son
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
The man said he held his son, Raymond Rodriguez-Gonzalez, afterwards and put him to bed, the report said. When Rodriguez-Gonzalez went back to check up on Raymond, the baby was ...
Coroner: Woman found near Lake Mead recreation area was strangled
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
A woman whose body was found near the entrance to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area earlier this month has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s office as 41-year-old Julia G. Lopez-Miravilla. Lopez-Miravilla died of ...
Grandfather pushing baby in stroller hit, killed on South Rainbow
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
A man was killed and a baby escaped with minor injuries after a hit-and-run incident this morning in the southwest valley, Metro Police reported. Witnesses say the car ...
Warm weather delays opening of ski season on Mount Charleston
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Snow sports enthusiasts looking to ride the slopes at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort will have to wait a little longer. The resort on Mount Charleston is postponing its planned Nov. 28 opening because of ...
Coroner IDs woman fatally shot near Las Vegas Strip
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
A woman shot and killed early Saturday near the Strip has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s office as 27-year-old Cassandra Rosete. Rosete, whose city of residence was not released, died of ...
Suspect sought in robbery of Sunset Station sports book
Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Henderson Police are trying to identify a suspect in the robbery of the Sunset Station sports book Saturday evening. The man, armed with a handgun, demanded and received cash from a casino employee about 6 p.m. and then ...
Police seek suspect in east valley business robbery
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Metro Police are searching for a man they say robbed a retail business in the east valley Monday. The suspect demanded cash from the register of a business ...
Inmate, 69, from Clark County dies at Carson Tahoe Hospital
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
A Nevada Department of Corrections inmate from Clark County who was serving two life sentences died Tuesday. James Taylor, 69, died at ...
Three men face federal charges in $700,000 jewelry store robbery
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Three men will face federal charges in connection with the robbery of about $700,000 worth of jewelry last week from a store near the Las Vegas Strip ...
1 hurt in 3-vehicle wreck on I-15 near Sahara
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Drivers are running into delays on Interstate 15 after a wreck involving two cars and a tractor-trailer this afternoon, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. Officials received a report about ...
Police: Man barricaded in house after stabbing taken into custody
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
A man suspected of stabbing a person and then barricading himself in a house downtown has been taken into custody, Metro Police said. Police received reports about noon today of a stabbing in the 2100 block of Santa Paula Drive, near ...
Teen arrested in North Las Vegas shooting death of acquaintance
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
A teenager has been arrested on charges including murder with a deadly weapon in connection with the North Las Vegas shooting death of ...
Coroner IDs teen killed after car hit light pole in east valley
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
A 17-year-old girl killed when the car she was riding in struck a light pole early Sunday has been identified as Guadalupe Rodriguez ...
Las Vegas father arrested in death of baby
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The father of a baby who died Tuesday has been arrested on a murder charge, Metro Police said. Cornelio Rodriguez-Gonzalez, 23, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of murder by ...
Man killed in deadly rollover crash in northern valley is identified
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
A man who died in a single-car rollover Tuesday morning in the north valley has been identified as 65-year-old Las Vegas resident David Arthur Robbins. Robbins died of multiple blunt force injuries ...
Clark County fire chief leaving for job in California
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Clark County Fire Department Chief Bertral “Bert” Washington is leaving for a job leading the fire department in Pasadena, Calif. Washington, who has served as fire chief in ...
DMV office on Sahara closed because of power failure
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The Department of Motor Vehicles office on East Sahara Avenue near Fremont Street was closed this afternoon because of electrical problems, a spokesman said. The power went out about ...
Police: Stabbing possibly related to domestic disturbance
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Metro Police say they are investigating a stabbing possibly related to a domestic disturbance this morning. Police received a report about 10:40 a.m. of a person with ...
Henderson woman injured in crash last week dies at hospital
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
A 69-year-old woman died Wednesday, a week after suffering severe injuries in a Henderson car accident, a city official said. Myrna Centeno of Henderson died at ...
Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office says collections exceed appropriated budget
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office collected $10.9 million in criminal, civil and asset forfeiture cases for the 2014 fiscal year, the office announced Wednesday.
Police: Shots fired possibly linked to road rage
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Metro Police are investigating a report of shots fired Wednesday evening, possibly related to a road rage incident. Police received a report about 8:50 p.m. ...
Will Jose Canseco’s detached finger end up on eBay?
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco says he wants to make a deal with one lucky person: Purchase his gun and you can also buy his ...
Man suffers burns from downtown dumpster fire
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
A man was transported to University Medical Center after suffering burns this evening in a downtown dumpster fire. Crews received reports about 7:30 p.m. of the fire ...
Shooting in North Las Vegas leaves teenager dead; 2 detained
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
An 18-year-old man is dead after a shooting in North Las Vegas this evening, police said. North Las Vegas Police received reports about 6:45 p.m. of a shooting near ...
4 injured in North Las Vegas shooting
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Four people were injured after a shooting in North Las Vegas this afternoon. North Las Vegas Police received a report about 4 p.m. of a shooting in the 2100 block of Englestad Street near ...
Coroner IDs 1 of 3 killed in head-on crash on 215 Beltway
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
One of three people killed in a Monday morning crash between a car and an SUV in North Las Vegas has been identified by the Coroner's Office. North Las Vegas resident ...
Coroner IDs inmate who died at Henderson jail
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
A Henderson Detention Center inmate who died earlier this month after what officials described as a medical episode has been identified as 48-year-old Howard Roy Gentry, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said. Gentry, who was described as ...
Police: Baby reported in medical distress dies at hospital
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Metro Police are investigating the death of a baby this morning after an emergency call in the east valley. Police received a report at 11:51 a.m. of a baby in medical distress in ...
Man killed when minivan rear-ends big rig
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
A man was killed Monday night when the minivan he was driving rear-ended a stopped semitrailer truck in the south valley, officials said. The Nevada Highway Patrol received a report about 11:10 p.m. of the crash at the intersection of Blue Diamond Road and ...
North Las Vegas Police investigate death of 1-year-old boy
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
North Las Vegas Police are investigating the case of a 1-year-old boy who died Thursday after being found unresponsive in a residence earlier this week. Officers responded about noon Monday to a house in ...
War Machine facing additional charges following court appearance
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
The court heard testimony from ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and Corey Thomas, who was at Mack's home when the alleged crimes occurred ...
Motorist faces murder count in deadly traffic altercation
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
A Las Vegas man accused of fatally shooting a motorist after a traffic altercation Thursday night turned himself in to Metro Police and has been arrested on ...
Metro says it is prepared for Las Vegas response to Ferguson verdict
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Metro Police said they are monitoring events in Ferguson, Mo., but have no extensive preparations to deal with possible backlash to a grand jury decision regarding the shooting death of ...
Woman in wheelchair hit by vehicle in North Las Vegas
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
A woman in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle in North Las Vegas this afternoon, police said. The pedestrian was hit at the intersection of ...
Nevada prison inmate, 58, dies at Summerlin Hospital
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
A Nevada inmate died last month at Summerlin Hospital of a medical condition.
Another week of unseasonably warm temperatures, forecasters say
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Las Vegas Valley residents hoping for a drop in temperatures will have to wait, as the National Weather Service is predicting sunny skies to continue through at least ...
Swarm of small quakes in Northern Nevada could lead to something bigger, officials say
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
A swarm of earthquakes in northwestern Nevada since July has slightly heightened the chance of a larger earthquake in the area. The lab said Wednesday in a media release that ...
Joy at the pump: Nevada gas prices continue to drop
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Nevada drivers are taking less of a hit at the pump as gasoline prices continue to drop, due largely to the lower cost of crude oil. Prices statewide for unleaded regular gas averaged ...

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