skateboard http://wkms.org en Owensboro Mayor Proposing Skateboard Ban http://wkms.org/post/owensboro-mayor-proposing-skateboard-ban <p>The mayor of Owensboro says he is proposing a skateboard ban due to vandalism.&nbsp; Mayor Ron Payne says skateboards and bikes caused about $4,000 worth of damage last week at Riverfront Crossing Plaza, which opened downtown just six months ago.&nbsp; Payne says he will propose an ordinance that would outlaw skateboards in the downtown area and stop bicyclists from jumping in the air to do tricks.&nbsp; He says he will also propose more security downtown and that video cameras be mounted in strategic locations.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:08:36 +0000 AP 17540 at http://wkms.org Owensboro Mayor Proposing Skateboard Ban Afternoon Round-Up 4/05/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-40512 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> Critics say the NYPD&#39;s aggressive <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/05/150059728/lawmakers-target-the-new-york-city-stop-and-frisk">stop-and-frisk</a> tactics amount to widespread racial profiling, but supporters counter that it&#39;s one reason the city&#39;s crime rate is as low as it is. Now, with the city&#39;s stop-and-frisk numbers reaching record highs, state lawmakers are pushing to rein the practice in.</p><p><strong>Around the Commonwealth:</strong></p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:26:43 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17534 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 4/05/12 Owensboro Mayor Proposing Downtown Skateboarding Ban http://wkms.org/post/owensboro-mayor-proposing-downtown-skateboarding-ban <p>Owensboro&rsquo;s mayor says he&rsquo;s proposing a skateboard ban due to vandalism in city parks. Mayor Ron Payne said skateboards and bikes caused about $4,000 worth of damage this weekend at Riverfront Crossing Plaza, which opened downtown just six months ago. Payne told the Messenger-Inquirer he&rsquo;s proposing an ordinance to outlaw skateboards in the area and stop bicyclists from jumping in the air to do tricks. His proposal also includes more security downtown including video cameras in strategic locations.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:05:17 +0000 Shelly Baskin & Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer 17529 at http://wkms.org Owensboro Mayor Proposing Downtown Skateboarding Ban