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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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Police investigating body found in SUV in desert
Thursday, July 2, 2015
A person was found dead in an SUV along State Route 147 between Las Vegas and Lake Mead this afternoon, according to Metro Police and Nevada Highway Patrol. Officials responded ...
Van full of fireworks catches fire near Primm, closes freeway
Thursday, July 2, 2015
A box truck packed with fireworks caught fire on Interstate 15 near Primm today, setting off the fireworks and temporarily shutting down the freeway. The fire was reported ...
Person wounded in leg in shooting at apartment complex
Thursday, July 2, 2015
One person was shot in the leg at an apartment complex near Eastern and Sahara avenues today, according to Metro Police. Officers were called about ...
Coroner IDs woman police say shot husband in murder-suicide
Thursday, July 2, 2015
A woman found dead Wednesday afternoon in a northwest valley house after police say she shot her husband and herself has been identified as 61-year-old Paula Russell, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Russell, a Las Vegas resident, was found ...
Woman, 20, thrown from SUV, dies in rollover crash
Thursday, July 2, 2015
A 20-year-old woman died today after the SUV she was driving hit a wall and overturned on West Smoke Ranch Road near Decatur Boulevard, according to Metro Police. The Las Vegas resident was driving ...
Coroner IDs motorcyclist killed in crash with pickup truck
Monday, June 29, 2015
A motorcyclist killed in a crash with a pickup truck Saturday morning on the 215 Beltway has been identified as Neil Jared Sonerholm, 40, of North Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Sonerholm was riding east between ...
Police deem suspicious package at park safe
Monday, June 29, 2015
A suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of a southeast valley park turned out to be nothing dangerous, according to Metro Police. A caller reported the package ...
Coroner IDs bicyclist killed in hit-and-run accident
Monday, June 29, 2015
A bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run accident late Friday has been identified as Jeffrey Robert Gonzales, 33, of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Gonzales was crossing Sahara Avenue at Mohawk Street about ...
Glitch causes 911 emergency line to ring busy
Monday, June 29, 2015
Callers who dialed 911 early this morning may have received a busy signal as the Metro Police Dispatch Center experienced issues with its system. The system experienced technical difficulties, and police advised ...
Man dies after altercation at apartment complex
Monday, June 29, 2015
A man died Saturday night following an altercation with a group of people at an apartment complex near South Maryland Parkway and East Flamingo Road, according to Metro Police.
The man apparently approached ...