Afternoon Update
4:26 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/05/12

Today on NPR: Critics say the NYPD's aggressive stop-and-frisk tactics amount to widespread racial profiling, but supporters counter that it's one reason the city's crime rate is as low as it is. Now, with the city's stop-and-frisk numbers reaching record highs, state lawmakers are pushing to rein the practice in.

Around the Commonwealth:

Owensboro’s mayor says he’s proposing a skateboard ban due to vandalism in city parks.

The Department of Energy and EPA have approved a cleanup plan for contaminated groundwater at Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

Two Hopkinsville men will serve prison time for trafficking prescription drugs from Florida to Kentucky.

Grain specialists are predicting a record amount of corn could go in the ground this spring.

Tennessee:

Three candidates for Northern Tennessee’s 24th Senatorial District seat have filed petition to run for the office in August.