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May 30, 2015

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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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1 resident displaced after garage fire in southwest valley
Friday, May 29, 2015
One person was displaced after a fire in the garage of a southwest valley residential building Friday afternoon ...
Students, staff say prank to blame for trash at Henderson high school
Friday, May 29, 2015
An apparent senior prank at a Henderson high school left trash, toilet paper and furniture strewn about campus. Photos shared on social media ...
Garbage truck catches fire in front of Metro Police HQ
Friday, May 29, 2015
A garbage truck caught fire this afternoon across from Metro Police headquarters near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Alta Drive ...
Second day of Gumball 3000 festivities canceled; tickets now free
Friday, May 29, 2015
The second day of the Gumball 3000 road rally celebration in Las Vegas has been canceled, according to a rally spokesperson. Festivities at the end of the rally were ...
Man wounded, suspect arrested in stabbing near downtown
Friday, May 29, 2015
A man was injured and a suspect was arrested in an overnight stabbing near downtown, according to Metro Police. Police were called about 11:50 p.m. to the area near ...
Henderson grocery store reopens after fire
Friday, May 29, 2015
A Vons grocery store in Henderson was evacuated and temporarily closed after an fire Thursday night, according to the Henderson Fire Department. Firefighters responded about 8:20 p.m. to reports of ...
Coroner IDs man, 21, fatally shot at North Las Vegas park
Thursday, May 28, 2015
A 21-year-old man killed Tuesday in a shooting at a North Las Vegas park has been identified as Las Vegas resident Alika Chappell-Hersh ...
Cowabunga Bay exec praises lifeguard response to near-drowning
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Henderson water park Cowabunga Bay opened normally today after a 5-year-old boy nearly drowned in the wave pool Wednesday afternoon, according to the park. The Henderson Fire Department was called about 4 p.m. to ...
Jet returns to Las Vegas after wing flap issue reported
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A flight headed to New York returned to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas today after a reported issue with ...
Former Metro Police officer arrested on child porn counts
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A former Metro Police officer was arrested this morning on counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, police said. Patrick Taylor, 50, surrendered about 8:30 a.m. to investigators at the ...
Ruptured water line along Eastern Avenue to be fixed today
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A break in a fire hydrant supply line that has restricted lanes on Eastern Avenue since Sunday should be fixed by ...
Shooting at North Las Vegas park leaves man dead, police say
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A 31-year-old man died after an apparent shooting at a North Las Vegas park Tuesday night. Officers were called about 8:45 p.m. to ...
Child bicyclists injured in separate valley crashes, police say
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Two boys riding bicycles were injured after colliding with vehicles in separate Las Vegas Valley accidents this morning ...
Coroner IDs driver killed in southern valley crash between 2 SUVs
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A Las Vegas man who died after a crash between two SUVs Sunday afternoon in the southern valley has been identified as 66-year-old Qingbin Wang ...
Trucks called in after water main break at elementary school
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The water was shut off at a local elementary school this morning due to a water main break ...
Police: Driver arrested after nearly crashing into Smith's
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A man was arrested this afternoon after nearly running a vehicle into a Smith's grocery store in the western valley ...
2-car crash takes out light pole on West Flamingo
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A two-vehicle crash this afternoon knocked down a light pole, restricting some lanes on Flamingo Road until crews were able to clean up the scene ...
Officials ID man killed in east valley crash with fire engine
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A 28-year-old man killed after the pickup truck he was driving collided with a fire engine Sunday night in the east valley has been identified as ...
Fire at southeast valley home is investigated
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A fire that began in the backyard of a southeast valley house this morning spread to the residence ...
Arson suspected in fire at downtown apartment building
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A fire broke out in a downtown apartment this morning in an apparent arson, causing an estimated $15,000 in damage ...
Police say man attempted to dismember body, set it on fire
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A man arrested on a murder count after a woman was found dead at his apartment Thursday told police she tried to charge him for sex, and he attempted to dismember and light the body on fire. Police discovered ...
Woman dead after jumping off Riviera
Monday, May 25, 2015
Karla Ostrowsky, 48, jumped about 11:40 a.m., landing near a pool, Lt. Bruce Miyama said ...
Man arrested after woman’s body found in apartment
Friday, May 22, 2015
Officers arrested a man after finding a dead woman at his home Thursday evening near Arville Street and Flamingo ...
Person critically injured in hang glider crash
Friday, May 22, 2015
A hang glider crashed in the desert in the northwest valley, critically injuring one person, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. The crash, which happened ...
Metro Police shoot dog after report of attack
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Metro Police shot a dog today after officers responded to reports that two dogs attacked a person in the southeast valley, officials said. Officers responded to the report about 12:40 a.m. in the 4700 block of Sheppard Drive and encountered ...
Man injured in shooting near downtown Las Vegas
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A man was shot this afternoon near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Washington Avenue. One man who suffered gunshot wounds was ...
Crash blocks lanes on 215 Beltway near Stephanie Street
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Drivers can expect traffic delays on the 215 Beltway near Stephanie Street after a car and pickup truck collided this afternoon, blocking two right lanes, according to ...
Coroner IDs 2 women killed in rollover crash in Laughlin
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Two women killed in a rollover crash Sunday on State Route 163 in Laughlin have been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Maria Guzman, 77, and Mary Guzman, 84, both of Los Angeles, died of ...
Man knocks on apartment door, shoots 2 in southeast valley
Monday, May 18, 2015
Two people were injured in an apparent gang-related shooting Monday night at a southeast valley apartment complex. Metro Police were called about 8:15 p.m. to the complex at ...
Police: Missing Henderson man located at hospital
Monday, May 18, 2015
A 77-year-old Henderson man reported missing last week has been located after police say he checked himself into a hospital ...
Police ID man shot dead in east valley backyard
Monday, May 18, 2015
A 21-year-old man killed in an overnight shooting Saturday in the east valley has been identified as Las Vegas resident Zachary Jordan Huff ...
FAA: Airliner bound for Las Vegas is struck by laser
Monday, May 18, 2015
A crew member on a Frontier Airlines flight reported that a pilot suffered vision issues after the plane was struck by a green laser early this morning on its way to Las Vegas ...
Downpours, hail hit the Henderson, Summerlin areas
Monday, May 18, 2015
Nearly an inch of rain fell in parts of Henderson today and more than an inch in Summerlin, as the National Weather Service issued flood advisories and warned of ...
Dog dies in apartment fire in northeast valley
Monday, May 18, 2015
A dog was found dead after a fire this morning at an apartment building in the northeast valley, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The fire was reported about ...
Man critically injured in early morning stabbing
Monday, May 18, 2015
An early morning stabbing left one man in critical condition this morning in the southeast valley and blocked Flamingo Road east of Eastern Avenue, according to Metro Police. A fight reported about ...
Plane crash in Laughlin kills one, leaves two others with burns
Sunday, May 17, 2015
A small plane carrying four people crashed in Laughlin this evening, killing one person and sending three others to hospitals, authorities said. The crash, which ...
Henderson Police looking for missing 77-year-old man
Friday, May 15, 2015
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 77-year-old Henderson man who reportedly went missing Thursday morning ...
Man shot during gas station argument in western valley
Friday, May 15, 2015
An argument involving two cars at a gas station led to a shooting that injured one man tonight in the western valley ...
Metro Police seek suspect in fatal stabbing
Friday, May 15, 2015
Metro Police say they are looking for a suspect in a fatal stabbing Tuesday near Jones Boulevard and U.S. 95. Detectives believe Michael Deshon Jackson, 44, argued with ...
Cool temperatures, chance of rain persist in Southern Nevada
Thursday, May 14, 2015
A storm system that brought sporadic rain to parts of the valley Thursday will keep temperatures cool Friday ...
Bicyclist injured after collision with car in east valley
Thursday, May 14, 2015
A bicyclist was taken to the hospital after colliding with a car in the east valley this afternoon ...
Semitruck, car collide on I-15 in Mesquite
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A semi truck and a car crashed on southbound Interstate 15 this evening near Mile Marker 118 in Mesquite, sending one man to the hospital ...
Woman shot, killed after answering door is identified
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A woman who was shot multiple times and died after answering a knock at an apartment door Sunday in the northeast valley has been identified as Las Vegas resident Epri Nataye Cain ...
Henderson man reported missing took trip to Michigan, police say
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
An elderly Henderson man reported missing earlier this month by his wife has returned home after going to Michigan without telling friends or family ...
Coroner identifies man killed near Twain, Swenson
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A man who died after being shot Monday afternoon near Twain Avenue and Swenson Street as the result of a possible drug deal has been identified as 39-year-old Jon Cyril Collins ...
Coroner IDs woman, 73, killed in southwest valley crash
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A 73-year-old woman killed in a southwest valley car crash Monday afternoon has been identified as Mary Cantrell of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Cantrell was a passenger in ...
Coroner IDs man, 71, who died after crash in Spring Valley
Monday, May 11, 2015
A 71-year-old man who died after the pickup truck he was driving hit two vehicles near a Spring Valley intersection has been identified as Mike M. Shawa of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Shawa was driving ...
Man killed in crash north of Searchlight identified
Monday, May 11, 2015
A man who died earlier this month in a crash near U.S. 95 and State Route 165, about 30 miles north of Searchlight, has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Maykel Moreno-Avila of Las Vegas. Moreno-Avila, 34, died of ...
Coroner IDs motorcyclist killed in crash in Overton
Monday, May 11, 2015
A motorcyclist who died Sunday in a crash on State Route 169 in Overton has been identified as Michael West Owen, 57, of Henderson, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Owen was riding ...
Coroner IDs man shot to death at apartment complex
Monday, May 11, 2015
A man fatally shot Saturday afternoon at an apartment complex near the Boulevard Mall has been identified as 24-year-old Nickey Zarwood of Philadelphia, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Zarwood died of ...

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