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Pashtana Usufzy

Local News Reporter

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.

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Body found in desert near Jean, police say
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
Officers are investigating after a body was found in the desert near Jean this afternoon. Police were called about 12:50 p.m. to ...
School locked down after person flees traffic stop
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
An elementary school near West Lake Mead and North Jones boulevards was locked down today as officers searched for a person who ran from a car stop in the area, according to Metro Police. The U.S. Marshals Service requested ...
Pedestrian killed in Spring Valley crash was in relationship with driver, police say
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
A man who authorities allege intentionally hit a 42-year-old woman with a vehicle Monday afternoon in Spring Valley before plowing into a home was ...
Driver flees scene after hitting young pedestrian in east valley
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
A juvenile was struck by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon in an east valley hit-and-run crash. Police were called about 6 p.m. to the area near ...
Murder-suicide leaves Henderson couple dead, police say
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
A 62-year-old man and his 63-year-old wife were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday night at their Henderson home. Officers responded about ...
M Resort casino heist suspect arrested in western New York
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
A 35-year-old man police say robbed the M Resort cashier cage last month was taken into custody near the Canada border Saturday afternoon ...
Suspect, 21, arrested after man beaten in Wal-Mart parking lot dies
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in the beating of a 72-year-old man at a central valley Wal-Mart parking lot last month, according to Metro Police. The elder man ...
2 men beat victim after ATM gunpoint robbery, police say
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
Metro Police are asking for the public's help to identify two persons of interest in the armed robbery and beating of a victim in the east valley ...
UNLV baseball coach Chambers arrested on DUI count
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
UNLV head baseball coach Tim Chambers was arrested today on suspicion of driving under the influence. Chambers, 50, was arrested on one DUI count, two counts of ...
Police: Burglary suspect arrested after attacking officer, dog
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
A man was arrested early this morning after Metro Police say he kicked and punched an officer and attempted to choke a police dog at a northwest valley house. A burglary was ...
Freeway closed after boy threatened to jump from overpass
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
Authorities briefly shut down U.S. 95 at Valley View Boulevard today after a boy threatened to jump off an overpass, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The freeway ...
Coroner IDs suspect in double homicide of mother, son, 8
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
A man who Metro Police say fatally shot his neighbor and her 8-year-old son Friday morning before committing suicide has been identified as 47-year-old Las Vegas resident Joseph Frankulin
At least 1 dead after vehicle hits wall in Spring Valley
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
Police were called about 5:10 p.m. to the 5500 block of Donaldson Court, near Russell and Lindell roads, where a vehicle hit ...
Coroner IDs motorcyclist, 21, killed in east valley crash with Hummer
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
Victor Alejandro Gonzalez died of multiple blunt-force injuries at the scene, near Charleston Boulevard and Sacramento Drive ...
Woman rescued from wash amid record-breaking rainfall in Las Vegas
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
A woman was rescued from a wash in Spring Valley on Monday as rain soaked much of the Las Vegas Valley and surrounding areas, leading to traffic accidents and ...
Burger spot shakes up Downtown Summerlin; new Raising Cane’s to debut
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
Shake Shack brings its burgers, fries and custards to Downtown Summerlin as Raising Cane's opens its 10th Nevada location ...
Car thought to have been involved in hit-and-run found
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
A red Chevrolet Aveo thought to be involved in a hit-and-run that left a 5-year-old Las Vegas girl seriously injured was found Saturday in the Wal-Mart parking lot at …
Triathlon will cause lane and road closures in Henderson, Lake Mead area
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
The earliest street and lane closures because of the triathlon begin about 6 a.m. Sunday, and closures will go as late as 6 p.m., according to the city of Henderson's ...
Pedestrian hit by motorcyclist is hospitalized
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
Officers were called about 7 p.m. to the area near Charleston and Maryland Parkway, where an eastbound motorcycle collided with a pedestrian ...
Southwest Airlines plane in Las Vegas evacuated after smoke report
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
Passengers and crew evacuated a Southwest Airlines flight in Las Vegas today after a report of possible smoke on the plane, according to an airport spokeswoman. Southwest flight 1292, which was ...
Inmate, 55, serving time for robbery dies in Northern Nevada
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
A 55-year-old inmate serving time for robbery with a deadly weapon died Monday at the Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City ...
Henderson Police seek suspect in robbery at U.S. Bank branch
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
Police are searching for a man they say robbed a U.S. Bank location in Henderson this morning. The man approached a teller with a note and demanded money from ...
Coroner IDs man, 41, found dead at Las Vegas park
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
A 41-year-old man whose body was found at a central valley park Saturday morning has been identified as Anthony Renard Prather, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Prather, whose city ...
Bomb squad called after police, FBI find suspicious item
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
A suspicious item found during an investigation by Metro Police and the FBI in the northwest valley prompted the evacuation of homes in the area, according to police. Police and the FBI ...
Man found dead on sidewalk in northwest valley
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
A man was found dead this morning on a sidewalk in the northwest valley, according to Metro Police. A passerby discovered the man’s body about ...
Police seek 2 people after fatal Wal-Mart parking lot beating
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
Metro Police are searching for a man and woman they described as persons of interest in connection with the fatal beating of a 72-year-old man at ...
Coroner says death of man found in vacant lot was a homicide
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
A 45-year-old man found dead in March in a vacant lot died of blunt-force injuries, the result of a homicide, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Carlos Humberto Vasquez, whose city ...
Man arrested in Las Vegas sex trafficking ring
Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
A 63-year-old man accused by law enforcement of sex trafficking and pandering in a Las Vegas prostitution ring was arrested. Lewie Frank Carr Jr., also known as ...
Body found in central valley park may be homicide victim, police say
Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
A man's body was found Saturday morning at a central Las Vegas Valley park, and Metro Police homicide detectives are investigating. Officers were called about ...
Henderson apartments evacuated after gas line struck during construction
Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
An excavator struck a natural gas line in Henderson this afternoon, causing the evacuation of ...
Police want to thank man who came to aid of injured officer
Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
Metro Police are searching for a man who was at the scene of an officer-involved shooting earlier this month. But this time, they’re offering their heartfelt thanks rather than ...
Less dim sum in the valley, but more sandwiches and barbecue
Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
Two dim sum restaurants have shuttered in the Las Vegas Valley — one temporarily — as a sandwich joint sets up shop in Henderson. A home decor store is also settling into Henderson as a downtown barbecue business plans to fire up at a second location ...
2 men sought in armed robbery of southwest valley store
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
Metro Police are searching for two men they say committed an armed robbery at a store in the southwest valley. Two suspects wearing masks pointed guns at customers and ...
3 Henderson residents displaced by house fire
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
A garage fire at a Henderson house Thursday morning caused $85,000 damage, displacing three people and two pets ...
Henderson police seek suspect in armed robbery at M Resort
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
A man robbed the cashier cage at the M Resort early Friday morning, and investigators are searching for the suspect. No one was injured in the robbery, which happened about ...
Pedestrian hit, killed by car near Palace Station identified
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
A 44-year-old pedestrian who died Monday night after being hit by a car near Palace Station has been identified as Robert Schubert, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Construction accident knocks out power at Sahara Avenue DMV office
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
A power outage stemming from a construction accident today temporarily closed a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Las Vegas, according to a department spokesman. Power went out about noon ...
Coroner IDs Las Vegas man, 49, killed in car crash
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
A 49-year-old man who died in a crash in North Las Vegas on Thursday night has been identified as Nicolas Lugo of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Lugo was driving ...
Southern Nevada in for an extra-warm weekend
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
Sunshine, mostly clear skies and high temperatures are expected to greet Las Vegas Valley residents this weekend ...
Man dies after two-vehicle crash in North Las Vegas
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
A man died after a two-vehicle crash near a North Las Vegas intersection this evening. North Las Vegas Police were called about 7:30 p.m. to the scene near ...
Las Vegas scooter driver, 26, dies in Henderson crash
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
A 26-year-old man who was injured last week when the stolen scooter he was driving struck a traffic barrel before heading into oncoming traffic in Henderson died Wednesday ...
Ambulance overturns in southern valley crash with car
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
An ambulance flipped after colliding with a car this afternoon in the southern valley. Officers were called about 5:30 p.m. to the area near Russell Road and Valley View Boulevard ...
Suspects, vehicle sought in fatal August shooting at downtown apartment
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
Metro Police are looking for two suspects in connection with a fatal August shooting at a downtown apartment and have released video of ...
NLV man killed by police amid standoff is identified
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
A North Las Vegas man who was killed by police Tuesday after officials say he held his children and their mother hostage and fired at officers has been identified as 26-year-old ...
Coroner IDs man, 46, gunned down in central valley
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
A man who died in a central valley shooting Tuesday has been identified as Derrick LaMar Patterson, 46, of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Patterson was found dead of ...
Traffic delayed on I-15 southbound near Charleston for multi-car accident
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
An eight-vehicle pileup on Interstate 15 southbound near Charleston Boulevard sent three people to the hospital and was causing traffic delays in ...
Man killed Tuesday by NLV police was holding his children and their mother hostage
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
A 25-year-old man killed after he struck two North Las Vegas Police officers with a shotgun Tuesday evening was holding his children and their mother hostage and had threatened to shoot officers ...
Worker killed in construction accident at Thomas & Mack Center
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the worker as 27-year-old Las Vegas resident Joshua Richard Meade ...
Report of possible kidnapping closes I-15 ramp at MLK
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
A Metro Police investigation into a possible kidnapping temporarily closed the Interstate 15 North off-ramp to Martin Luther King Boulevard, according to Metro Police and Nevada Highway Patrol. Three Metro units were ...
2 North Las Vegas officers shot in hostage standoff; suspect killed
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015
Two North Las Vegas Police officers were injured and a suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting following a standoff at ...

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