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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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Piero’s dishes out turkey, happiness at charity dinner
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Families say grace, then laugh and hug before digging into the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and stuffing. Little cups of cranberry sauce and big, red plastic cups filled with soda and water cover the tables. Volunteers wheel carts packed with ...
Woman hospitalized after Thanksgiving Day house fire
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
A woman was taken to the hospital after a Thanksgiving Day fire heavily damaged a house in North Las Vegas, a fire department official said. The cause and extent of ...
Coroner IDs boy, 7, who drowned in southwest valley
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
A child who drowned Wednesday evening in a southwest valley neighborhood has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 7-year-old Esey Asmelash. Metro Police responded ...
Hydrant blows into air as firefighters battle blaze
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
A fire at a vacant house near West Charleston and South Rainbow boulevards this morning caused about $75,000 damage and shut down traffic after a fire hydrant launched into the air, officials said.
A firefighter also suffered ...
Scooter driver killed, 4 taken to hospital in multi-vehicle crash
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
A five-vehicle crash involving a scooter at the intersection of Fremont Street and East Sahara Avenue left a woman dead and three people hospitalized this morning, Metro Police said. An investigation ...
Suspect sought in Henderson hit-and-run was arrested in July
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Henderson Police are searching for a 35-year-old man in connection with the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist Nov. 15 ...
Dog shot after reportedly attacking sheriff’s employee
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A dog was shot this afternoon after reportedly attacking an employee of the Clark County sheriff’s civil bureau in a residential neighborhood, police said. Metro Police received a report about ...
Man injured in scooter crash on Las Vegas Strip
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A scooter and a pickup truck collided on the Las Vegas Strip this afternoon, sending a man to the hospital, Metro Police said. Police received a report of the crash about ...
Lawyer: Woman will surrender in fatal auto-pedestrian accident
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A woman who believes she may have been the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident Monday will turn herself in to Metro Police. The woman, whose identity ...
Forecast for the Linq: Snow with a chance for tubing
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
The Linq entertainment complex is building a winter wonderland on the Las Vegas Strip. Home of the 550-foot High Roller observation wheel, the Linq promenade is being transformed into ...