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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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Hang gliding accident near Jean kills instructor, 11-year-old boy
Friday, March 27, 2015
An 11-year-old boy and a man are dead after a hang gliding accident on a dry lake bed near Jean. The man, a hang gliding instructor, was in the air with the boy when ...
Police: Gun threat that spurred Summerlin school lockdown was hoax
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The lockdown has been lifted at a Summerlin elementary school after police investigated a call that someone with a gun would be coming to the school ...
Coroner IDs man killed in apparent home invasion
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A man killed in what Metro Police called an apparent home invasion Monday night has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as ...
Coroner IDs man dead after crash into pole
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A man pronounced dead Tuesday after the car he was driving hit a light pole and fence near West Lake Mead and North Martin Luther King boulevards has been ...
Driver in custody after teen injured in hit-and-run
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The driver of a pickup truck that hit a teenage girl in the southeast valley today has been located and was being booked on a count of felony hit-and-run, Metro Police said. Officers were called about ...
Police search for southwest valley shoplifting suspect
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Police are searching for a man they say fought with an employee and shoplifted items at a southwest valley store ...
Coroner IDs woman, 22, killed in weekend utility pole crash
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
A 22-year-old woman who died after the car she was driving crashed into a utility pole Saturday morning in the northeast valley has been identified as ...
Driver dead, pedestrian injured after vehicle hits pole
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
A driver died and a bystander was injured today after a vehicle hit a pole near West Lake Mead and North Martin Luther King boulevards, Metro Police said. Police received reports about ...
FBI serves search warrant in southwest valley
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The FBI served a search warrant in the southwest valley this morning, law enforcement officials said. The “law enforcement action” occurred near West Flamingo Road and ...
Woman arrested in home invasion slaying in northeast valley
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
A woman has been arrested and police are still searching for two male suspects in connection with an apparent home invasion Monday night in the northeast valley that left a man dead ...
Report details cop’s violent confrontation with suspected prostitute
Friday, March 20, 2015
A Metro Police officer who has been charged with misdemeanor battery appears to slam a woman's head into his patrol vehicle multiple times, drop her on the ground and touch her breast in ...
Police arrest man they say robbed same Henderson smoke shop twice
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Police arrested a 36-year-old man Wednesday night in connection with two armed robberies at the same Henderson smoke shop less than two months apart ...
Coroner IDs woman who jumped from Spaghetti Bowl overpass
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A woman Metro Police say jumped to her death from an overpass at the Spaghetti Bowl on Tuesday has been ...
Police investigate report of infant falling into pool
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Metro Police are investigating a report of a baby possibly falling into a pool at a northwest valley residence.
Several arrests follow vehicle shooting, standoff in northeast valley
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Multiple people have been taken into police custody after a standoff following a shooting this afternoon in the northeast valley. Police received a report just after ...
1 pedestrian killed, 1 injured crossing Rancho Drive
Friday, March 13, 2015
A man was killed and another seriously injured tonight after being hit by a sport utility vehicle in the northwest valley, Metro Police said. Police received reports about 8:30 p.m. of an accident with ...
3 men attacked by pit bulls in Pahrump; dogs’ owner arrested
Friday, March 13, 2015
A Pahrump man was arrested today after his three pet pit bulls critically injured one man and seriously hurt two others, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office. The incident ...
Apartment building fire forces 14 people from homes
Friday, March 13, 2015
A kitchen fire tonight at an apartment near Eastern Avenue and Bonanza Road displaced 14 people and caused an estimated ...
Woman, 81, dies 2 days after being hit by car
Friday, March 13, 2015
An 81-year-old woman died this afternoon, two days after she was hit by a car while crossing a street outside a crosswalk, Metro Police said. Joan Freeman of Las Vegas was ...
Suspect sought in armed robbery of Henderson smoke shop
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Police are searching for a man they say robbed a Henderson smoke shop this afternoon and may have been involved in additional ...
Man shot dead argued with suspect over gambling dispute
Thursday, March 12, 2015
A man who died after a shooting Wednesday night at a Boulder Highway apartment complex was involved in a gambling dispute before he was killed ...
More than 200 face justice after crackdown targeting child predators
Thursday, March 12, 2015
A six-month effort by law enforcement targeting child predators in Southern Nevada has led to ...
Principal accused of improperly touching 2 students
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
A high school principal in Tonopah was arrested last week after accusations he inappropriately touched two students, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office and court records. Tonopah High School Principal Alvin “Al” Eiseman, 57, was arrested ...
Swarms of bees reported in Las Vegas
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Swarms of bees were reported in Las Vegas over the weekend, and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials are offering tips about how to handle ...
Metro Police investigating death of infant
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Metro Police are investigating the death of an 8-month-old boy Monday morning, but nothing appears suspicious, authorities said. Medical personnel and officers were ...
Metro motorcycle officer rear-ends car, is ejected
Monday, March 9, 2015
A Metro Police officer suffered minor injuries Monday afternoon when his motorcycle struck the back of a small SUV in the western valley. The 25-year-old driver of the SUV ...
Henderson Police seek suspect in robbery at ATM
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Police are searching for a man they say robbed another man at gunpoint early Sunday at a Henderson ATM. No injuries were reported during the robbery, which happened about ...
Man, woman sought in home invasion near downtown Las Vegas
Friday, March 6, 2015
Metro Police are seeking two people they say invaded a home near downtown Las Vegas this week and stole the resident's property before attempting identity theft. The suspects entered a home near ...
Gentlemen, start your cash registers: NASCAR spells big bucks
Friday, March 6, 2015
It’s the biggest sporting event in the state by attendance. When fans pack the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the ...
Las Vegas boater reported missing near Willow Beach
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Officials are searching for a Las Vegas man who is believed to have gone missing last week while boating near Willow Beach at Lake Mead National Recreation Area ...
Man arrested in robbery of Boulder City bank
Thursday, March 5, 2015
A man accused of robbing a Boulder City bank this morning was arrested in Las Vegas, police said. Boulder City Police were alerted about ...
Body found in desert near Sandy Valley
Thursday, March 5, 2015
A body was found just before noon today in the desert off of State Route 160 near Sandy Valley, Metro Police said. Homicide detectives are ...
Coroner IDs 2 victims in triple slaying at apartment complex
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Two women fatally shot in a triple slaying Tuesday night at a west valley apartment complex have been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Las Vegas residents ...
Driver arrested in fatal southeast valley crash is identified
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Two people are dead and a driver is being held on suspicion of felony driving under the influence after a high-speed two-vehicle crash overnight at a busy ...
Police: Air Force veteran intended suicide by cop
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
An Air Force veteran fatally shot by a SWAT sniper after firing 23 rounds in a standoff with Metro Police threatened to shoot every officer he saw and said he intended to ...
Coroner IDs North Las Vegas boy, 8, crushed by automatic gate
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
An 8-year-old boy whose head got caught in an automatic gate in North Las Vegas this evening has died, police said. North Las Vegas Police received a report about 5:35 p.m. of an incident at a gated residential neighborhood near ...
Fetuses found in hospital linens at Henderson laundry facility
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The bodies of twin fetuses were found in a shipment of linens at a Henderson commercial laundry facility today. It was determined the shipment came from ...
Another day of gusty winds expected, but weather to dry out rest of week
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Warmer temperatures are ahead after quick-moving storms Tuesday brought pea-sized hail, rain and gusty winds to the valley ...
Police: Boulder Highway blocked in connection with stabbing probe
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A stabbing suspect led police on a brief chase this morning on a busy freeway but got away when the pursuit became too ...
Driver arrested after car hits police motorcycle along road
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after the car he was driving hit a Metro Police motorcycle and ...
Police: Man suspected of running marijuana delivery service
Monday, March 2, 2015
A man arrested after a drug bust last week in North Las Vegas is suspected of running a marijuana delivery service, according to an arrest report released today. Jorge Garcia, 25, was taken into custody after ...
Herb Sachs, longtime Las Vegas defense attorney, dies at 83
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Defense attorney Herb Sachs, a former New York state assemblyman who represented clients in several high-profile cases in Las Vegas, died Wednesday morning ...
Police seek suspect after he shot man in foot during argument
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Metro Police are searching for a man they say is a suspect in a Thursday night shooting near downtown. Officers were called about 7:15 p.m. to the scene in ...
Woman critically burned trying to put out house fire
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
A woman was hospitalized with critical burns today after she escaped a house fire but apparently went back inside to try to put out the blaze with ...
Man is shot in foot near downtown Las Vegas
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
One man was shot in the foot this evening near downtown, Metro Police said. Police received a report about 7:30 p.m. of a shooting near Charleston Boulevard and ...
Woman, 92, dies four days after Henderson crash
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
A 92-year-old woman who was injured Sunday evening in Henderson during a two-vehicle crash died this morning ...
Fire destroys North Las Vegas house, displacing resident
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
A fire that gutted a North Las Vegas house and motor home early this morning displaced one person and caused about $240,000 in damage ...
Metro motorcycle cop is injured in northwest valley crash
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
A Metro Police officer suffered minor injuries after the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle this afternoon in the northwest valley ...
Man killed in Primm stabbing identified
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
A man who died after being stabbed Sunday at a McDonald's in Primm has been identified as 38-year-old ...
Animal control warned pitbull owner before vicious attack, police say
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
A woman who was arrested after her four pitbulls attacked two people, leaving a 65-year-old woman seriously injured, was warned by animal control last month after ...

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