OTHER CHARGES DROPPED
Woman pleads guilty in separate incident
A woman charged in a December bus stop shooting pleaded guilty Thursday to violating the controlled substance act and robbery in an unrelated case.
Charges against Erica Adams, 20, of being an accessory to the Dec. 11 bus stop shooting have been dropped. Police alleged she helped the shooters avoid arrest, not that she took part in the shooting.
Adams is the girlfriend of 18-year-old Dresden Williams, one of three teens indicted on attempted murder charges for the shooting that left six people wounded. The victims’ ages ranged from 14 to 21.
Authorities accuse Williams, Nicco Tatum, 18, and Franklin Jackson, 17, of plotting to ambush a Mojave High School student when he got off a bus at Walnut and Alexander roads.
WORKER FELL 20 FEET
Death at CityCenter ruled accidental
The April 26 death of an electrician at the CityCenter project was an accident, the Clark County Coroner’s office has determined.
Mark Wescoat, 47, fell about 20 feet to his death that morning at the $7 billion project on the Strip being built by MGM Mirage.
A spokeswoman with Nevada’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the agency was still investigating the incident and wouldn’t comment further.
CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Web site provides help on exams for students
Clark County School District officials encourage students preparing for end-of-year exams to use practice tests and study tips at http://rpdp.net.
The Web site is meant for teacher development, but its math section, for instance, includes tests for algebra and geometry for anyone. Students take final exams through June 4, the last day of school.
District officials are emphasizing math because students fared poorly in a district-created exam at the end of the first semester.
$109,00O ALLEGED TO BE MISSING
UMC employee held on theft charges
A University Medical Center employee was arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing more than $100,000 from the hospital over the course of more than a year.
Keisha Jones, 33, was charged with one count of burglary and one count of theft. The theft began in January 2007, Las Vegas police said.
Police said representatives of the hospital contacted them after an internal audit revealed Jones was responsible for the theft of about $109,000. An undercover police operation substantiated the claims, according to police.
Jones works in the hospital’s Lied Pediatric Center.
Temporary quarters ordered for firefighters
The Reno City Council has ordered staff to find suitable temporary quarters for firefighters downtown.
The Fire Department’s main station on Second and Evans streets is being demolished to make way for a minor league baseball stadium.
Firefighters told council members Wednesday that moving their operations to other stations outside the downtown area until temporary stations are completed later this summer will add time to responses.
The council ordered City Manager Charles McNeely to spend up to $25,000 for rent if he can find a suitable location for the firefighters.