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September 1, 2015

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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. She studies journalism and biology at UNLV.

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Man exiting store with groceries is shot near UNLV
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
A man was shot in the arm outside of a market near UNLV this afternoon. Police were called about 5 p.m. to the area near Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road ...
East valley house fire blamed on unattended candle
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
A fire broke out at a one-story house in the east valley today. A passerby called 911 about 3:45 p.m. to report smoke coming from the house ...
Traffic roundup: Teen hit by vehicle in North Las Vegas has died
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
A teen who was hit by a vehicle in North Las Vegas this afternoon has died ...
Police: Man, 50, may have been shot to death in burglary
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
A 50-year-old Las Vegas man was shot in the head and died at a northwest valley house, possibly during a burglary, according to Metro Police and the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Todd Tipton was found dead about ...
Hysterical woman shows up at school, prompts lockdown
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
A high school was temporarily locked down today after a hysterical woman, apparently the victim of a crime and possibly carrying a hammer, showed up at the building, according to Clark County School District and Metro police. Metro Police received ...
Traffic roundup: Crash blocks left lane of northbound U.S. 95 near Charleston
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
A disabled vehicle was blocking the left lane of southbound Interstate 15 at Spring Mountain Road about 8:20 p.m., according to the Regional Transportation Commission of ...
Police release images of men sought for entering Las Vegas home, shooting dog
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Metro Police are looking for three men they say invaded a southwest valley home this month and shot the victim's dog before ...
Traffic reports: Crash on northbound I-15 blocks right lane at Tropicana
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
A vehicle fire on Interstate 15 northbound near Craig Road was blocking the right lane in ...
Case of Henderson cat hoarding solves odor mystery
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Neighbors at the Victory Village Apartments in Henderson couldn’t tell where the stench was coming from, but the smell of cat urine permeated walls in their building ...
Boy, 4, dies after being left in hot car for 2-3 hours in Las Vegas
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
A 4-year-old boy died after being left in a car in the east valley as temperatures outside reached about 100 degrees. Police were called about ...
Officials serving eviction notice at Henderson apartment discover 60 cats
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
Animal control removed about 60 cats from a Henderson apartment today after a tenant was evicted from ...
Teens turn selves in after home invasion in North Las Vegas
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
Two teenagers turned themselves in Saturday in connection with a North Las Vegas home invasion ...
Fire at building near Sahara and Paradise under investigation
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
A fire that broke out in the office of a building near Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road caused about $15,000 damage to the structure ...
CCSD teacher arrested after reports of student abuse
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
A Clark County School District elementary school teacher was arrested Tuesday after reports emerged that he battered a student ...
2 men convicted of transporting minors for prostitution
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Two men accused of transporting girls from Las Vegas to California to engage in prostitution have been found guilty in federal court, according to the office of ...
Burglary suspect hit by police vehicle near Fiesta Rancho, ending wild chase
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Police chased two auto burglary suspects to an extended-stay motel and through the Fiesta Rancho this afternoon before hitting one suspect with a vehicle near ...
Las Vegas police called to three shootings in six-hour period
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Metro Police responded to several separate shootings Tuesday night and early this morning around ...
Police: Two attacked during home invasion in southwest Las Vegas
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
A man was battered and a woman was sexually assaulted in a southwest valley home invasion ...
Men convicted of trafficking teen girls from Las Vegas for prostitution
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Two men accused of transporting girls from Las Vegas to California to engage in prostitution have been found ...
Domestic violence suspect arrested after barricading himself in house
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
A 53-year-old man barricaded himself in a house Tuesday evening after he tried to assault a family member near ...
Police locate car of man slain near Sam’s Town
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Police have located the missing vehicle of a man who was fatally shot near Sam's Town in eastern Las Vegas last week but are still looking for clues about what he was doing prior to ...
Las Vegas man who died near site of reported domestic disturbance ID’d
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
A 35-year-old man who died after being found badly injured outside his east valley home Sunday afternoon has been identified as Las Vegas resident Steve Medrano ...
Metro Police officer injured in three-vehicle crash he caused
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
A Metro Police officer and a California woman suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheel truck this morning at a Spring Valley intersection ...
Light rain falls in valley; chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Isolated showers hit the valley today, and storm watchers may still have a chance to see thunderstorms this week before it's expected to heat up ...
Clark County school bus smacks tree branch
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
No students were injured today when a Clark County School District bus hit a tree branch ...
Coroner IDs woman, 27, killed in rollover on U.S. 95 offramp
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
A 27-year-old woman killed early Sunday in a rollover crash on the U.S. 95 southbound offramp at Valley View has been identified as Las Vegas resident Nekia Ann Morgan ...
Henderson apartment fire causes $270,000 damage, displaces 8 families
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
Eight families were displaced by a fire that caused about $270,000 damage to a Henderson apartment building this afternoon ...
Police investigate robbery at east valley drugstore
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
An east valley drugstore was robbed this morning, according to Metro Police. Police were called about 8:50 a.m. to the store in ...
Man killed by police on Sunday identified as Las Vegas resident, 57
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
A 57-year-old man fatally shot by police Sunday after they say he pointed a rifle at law enforcement officials in a west valley standoff has been identified as Las Vegas resident William Lee Snider, according to ...
Police say teacher’s aide sent lewd messages to student, inappropriately touched him
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
A North Las Vegas middle school teacher's aide made sexual comments toward a student at the school, taking the teen to his apartment and ...
Apparent homicide of Las Vegas man leads to arrest of victim’s relative
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
A man was killed in an apparent homicide Sunday afternoon outside of his east valley home, and officers have arrested a 32-year-old relative in connection with ...
Trial set to begin for Las Vegas firefighter accused of plotting estranged wife’s death
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
The jury trial of a former Las Vegas firefighter accused of hiring a homeless man to kill his estranged wife begins today amid what is expected to be ...
Metro Police investigating baby’s death in southeast valley
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Officers are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy Saturday morning at a southeast valley apartment, according to Metro Police.
Teacher’s aide at North Las Vegas school arrested on lewdness count
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
A 29-year-old teacher's aide at a North Las Vegas middle school was arrested Friday after allegations arose of inappropriate contact between the aide and a 15-year-old student. He is being held on $22,000 bail, according to ...
Teen reported missing while camping near Mount Charleston found safe
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
The boy was reported missing about 4 a.m. on Cathedral Rock Trail and was believed to have supplies including a tent, food, water and a cellphone when he was missing, Lt. Jeff Goodwin said. He had been camping ...
2 injured after entering burning Henderson home to save pets
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
Two people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation Thursday night after escaping a Henderson house fire but going back in to rescue the family pets ...
Coroner IDs man, 72, shot dead at east valley home
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
A man who was fatally shot at an east valley home Wednesday morning has been identified as 72-year-old Las Vegas resident Eugene Henry Elliott Jr. ...
Pedestrian hit, killed by pickup in east valley ID’d
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
A woman who died after being hit by a pickup truck Thursday afternoon in the east valley has been identified as 40-year-old Gayle Renee Menzie ...
Man fatally stabbed in southwest valley strip mall parking lot is identified
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
Investigators believe Avetis Shilgevorkyan, 57, got into a fight with someone he knew ...
Police called after dispute between passenger, crew member on Delta flight
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
Delta flight 1402, which departed from Atlanta about 8:49 a.m., landed about 12:46 p.m. at McCarran, according to airport spokeswoman Christine Crews and flight-tracking website FlightAware ...
Person attacked and cut near Charleston and Maryland
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
The person was taken to University Medical Center in serious but stable condition ...
1 dead in stabbing at strip mall parking lot
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
One person died in a stabbing this afternoon in the parking lot of a Spring Valley strip mall ...
2 men sought in southwest valley business robberies
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Three southwest Las Vegas businesses were robbed Monday, and Metro Police are asking for the public's help to identity two men in connection with ...
Police searching for car of man fatally shot in east valley
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Police are trying to locate the car of a man they say was shot to death Wednesday morning in the east valley ...
Fugitive wanted in Texas home invasion arrested in Las Vegas
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
A 25-year-old fugitive wanted in connection with a Texas home invasion was arrested in the east valley today. Justin Tave was arrested near ...
Car occupants sought for questioning in fatal east valley shooting
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Metro Police are asking for the public's help locating people they say may have information on a fatal double shooting in ...
Woman dies after being struck by pickup on Boulder Highway
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
A woman struck by a pickup truck in the east valley this afternoon has died. Northbound Boulder Highway will be closed from U.S. 95 to ...
6 North Las Vegas residents displaced by house fire
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
North Las Vegas Fire Department crews were called about 11:30 a.m. to the 5600 block of Grandmother Hat Street, near North Pecos Road and East Tropical Parkway, Capt. Cedric Williams said ...
Victim in fatal stabbing identified as Las Vegas man
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
John Edward Wales was found about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday and pronounced dead in the 5400 block of Holmby Avenue, near Charleston Boulevard and Lindell Road, according to Metro Police ...
Coroner IDs motorcyclist, 22, killed in crash with minivan
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
A 22-year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash with a minivan Wednesday at U.S. 95 North and Jones Boulevard has been identified as Ulises Torres Jr., according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
His place of residence ...

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