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The Richmond Memorial Library clarifies its policy on pornography.The issue arose from the arrest of Robert Roy Richmond of Batavia who is now facing federal charges for having viewed child porn on a library computer.
Court documents quote Library employees saying that Richmond was a frequent user of library computers to look at pornography. They also say there is no policy prohibiting the use of library owned computers for viewing "adult" pornography.

UPDATE: Library Director Bob Conrad later told WBTA, "there most assuredly is a policy against viewing child pornography at the library. It is also a crime." He said the issue is less clear when accessing so-called "adult" pornography which is technically legal.

There is another gubernatorial visit planned for this afternoon in Batavia.
Governor Cuomo is scheduled to be here 1:00 p.m. at City Hall.
The gov is expected to announce that Batavia has won the $10-million Downtown Revitalization award for the Finger Lakes region.
The governor has cancelled the visit twice in recent weeks.

A Genesee County Grand Jury has handed up an attempted murder indictment against Tyshawn King.
King is accused of shooting a man twice during a fight on Thorpe Street last month.
King, also known as Bullet, is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder and first degree assault.
He continues to be held in the Genesee County Jail.

There will be no lake effect snow watches or advisories this year.  Although higher than normal snow totals are expected this winter, the National Weather Service is doing away with the warnings and other winter weather alerts.  It says it wants to clarify the warnings.  Now the weather agency will issue a winter storm watch when it looks like it's going to be particularly messy.

The Sabres' season is upon us. 
The Sabres held their home opener at the Key Bank Center last night and lost to the Montreal Canadiens.  The Sabres lost in an overtime shootout.  The Sabres still have reason to be hopeful.  This season, they have a new coach and new players, and signed an eight-year contract with Sabres star Jack Eichel.

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