WJDC-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station in west-central Pennsylvania with the station licensed to DuBois, PA. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 62 from a transmitter northwest of the city in Laurel Ridge State Park along the Cambriaand Westmoreland County line. Owned by Sinclear Broadcast Group, the station has studios on West Lonh Avenue in DuBois, PA. It covers 10 counties, including Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, Huntingdon and Somerset.
6.1.13 LOST AND FOUND: Over the past few months, Pennsylvania State Police – in conjunction with Sandy Township and DuBois City Police – has been investigating several reports of missing persons. The odd thing about these disappearances is that after several days the people return home. The victims often report that they do not remember where they were, but typically report experiencing similar health issues. This case is currently under investigation but police are asking for your help if you have any information relating to these strange occurrences. Click here to Investigate
6.10.13 TEAR DOWN THE OLD: Sandy Township Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer Kim Jeck said the procedure has started to take action on two dangerous or dilapidated buildings. Although they would like to move forward with the project, but each site has to be inspected and cleared by professionals. A week after the inspection is complete, the township is required to send out notices to anybody who has any responsibility with the property. Next, the township will issue a 30-day notice to the property owners informing them that they can come back to the board and let it know they are going to make repairs. If they don’t, the township will move forward with a public hearing to take action on the properties. Investigate
6.12.13 TAGGING AND VANDALS A PROBLEM: Several local cemeteries have been vandalized over the past month with grave markers knocked over or removed, mausoleums pried open, and spray painting on walls or outbuildings. Officers from the DuBois and Sandy Township Police Department have started patrolling these lots along with their usual nightly turnkey and security checks. The Police Chief added, “We’re looking at these incidents as being connected, only because the same symbol keeps popping up at every site. It looks like an eye with three Y’s around it. I figure some kids in the area are trying to make like they are a gang or something.” These events continue to be investigated and anyone with information is urged to contact the DuBois City Police. Investigate
7.1.13 STRANGE ANIMALS FOUND: Police and local officials are still somewhat baffled by the odd animals found washed up near the park on the banks of the Sandy Lick after the flooding late last week. Details are sketchy but those who described these strange shapes felt quite sure that they were not human, despite some superficial resemblances in size and general outline. Nor, said the witnesses, could they have been any kind of animal known to Pennsylvania. They were pinkish things about five feet long; with crustaceous bodies bearing vast pairs of dorsal fins or membranous wings and several sets of articulated limbs, and with a sort of convoluted ellipsoid, covered with multitudes of very short antennae, where a head would ordinarily be. The strange animals are being held for study at an undisclosed location and the investigation has been turned over to the State Police. Investigate
7.2.13 NAZI OFFICER IN DUBOIS: A local DuBois man found dead in his home of 333 West Long Ave has been identified as a Nazi Officer who perpetrated many experiments and crimes against humanity during the Holocaust. Authorities were surprised to find Nazi documents and paraphernalia in a secret room of the home of Frank Manz. Papers found in the home were sent to Bonn, Germany for verification. This information allowed the police to identify the man’s true identity to be that of Dr. Franz Heimglimmer. Dr. Heimglimmer is a former member of Germany’s Nazi party, who escaped the allies in 1945. Investigate
7.5.13 VANDERSTOWE ESTATE SALE: Three months ago, the wealthy shipping magnate and local businessman J. M. Vanderstowe perished tragically in a plane crash over the Appalachians. The wealthy recluse left no heirs to his estate, and this assets were willed to Seth Applegate, local pastor of the Chapel of Contemplation. Pastor Applegate has arranged for a small, invite only private auction of the Vandestowe estate. The exact contents of the collection remain a mystery, but Channel 13 star reporter Doug Nichols managed to obtain a guest list for the auction which includes noted collectors, scholars, and antiquarians from around the world. The auction is set to be held on Tuesday 7.9.13 at midnight at a private location. Investigate