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MyINDY-TV 23 moves to new frequency; rescan your TV

INDIANAPOLIS (WNDY) — MyINDY-TV 23 (WNDY, Channel 23) has moved to a new frequency, as directed by the Federal Communications Commission, the government agency that regulates the public airwaves. If you watch television for free with an antenna, you need to take action since MyINDY-TV 23 began broadcasting on its new frequency on June 15, 2018.  (This does not affect cable or satellite TV subscribers or people who watch TV over the internet.)

What do I do? 

If you use an antenna to receive local channels for free, simply rescan your TV on June 15, 2018.  To rescan, select “scan” or “autotune” from your TV or converter box control menu to start the process. You can usually find instructions by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your remote control.  No new equipment or services are needed, and once your rescan is complete, you will still find us on channel 23. 

Need further help?

Visit www.TVAnswers.org for more details on how to rescan your TV and to get more information on which stations in our area are moving frequencies and when. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is happening? Nearly 1,000 television stations across the country are required to move to new frequencies to make room for wireless services. Viewers who watch TV over the air with an antenna will need to rescan their TV sets at the appropriate times to continue watching TV for free. 

Why is it happening? Wireless internet shares the same spectrum as over-the-air broadcast television. In 2012, Congress authorized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to hold an auction and reallocate broadcast TV airwaves for use by wireless services.  At the conclusion of the auction, the FCC determined that nearly 1,000 TV stations must now move to new frequencies to make room for wireless internet carriers. These moves will take place beginning in 2018 and continue through at least April 2020. 

What does this mean for viewers? Viewers who rely on an antenna to watch TV free, over the air, will need to take simple steps to rescan their television sets when a local station changes frequencies. They will not need to purchase any equipment or services. Viewers who subscribe to cable or satellite television will not be affected.  Rescanning is a simple process: select “scan” or “autotune” from your TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Instructions are usually available by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your remote control. 

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Inmate confesses killing 2 molesters in letter to newspaper

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate serving a life sentence for murder confessed in a letter that he beat to death two child molesters with a cane hours after a prison counselor ignored his urgent warning that he might become violent.

In a letter to the Bay Area News Group, Jonathan Watson, 41, said he clubbed both men in the head on Jan. 16 at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in the small central city of Corcoran.

The first attack occurred after Watson became enraged that one of the sex offenders was watching a children’s television show, the Northern California newspaper group reported Thursday,

Prisoner David Bobb, 48, died that day. Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, died three days later at a hospital. Both were serving life sentences for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14.

“We can’t comment on an active investigation,” Dana Simas, spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, wrote in an email.

Watson is serving a life sentence for a 2009 murder conviction.

Days before the attack, he said his security classification was changed and he was transferred from a single-person cell to a lower-security dormitory pod at the Central Valley facility. Watson called the switch a “careless” mistake and said he had protested the decision.

Watson wrote that six days after he arrived at the prison, a child molester moved into the pod. Watson believed the man began taunting other inmates by watching children’s television programming. Watson said in the letter he couldn’t sleep that night “having not done what every instinct told me I should’ve done right then and there.”

Two hours before the attacks the next day, Watson told a prison counselor that he urgently needed to be transferred back to higher-level security “before I really (expletive) one of these dudes up,” but the counselor “scoffed and dismissed” him.

Watson said he returned to his housing pod.

“I was mulling it all over when along came Molester #1 and he put his TV right on PBS Kids again,” he wrote, according to the newspaper chain. “But this time, someone else said something to the effect of ‘Is this guy really going to watch this right in front of us?’ and I recall saying, ‘I got this.’ And I picked up the cane and went to work on him.”

Watson said he then left the housing pod to find a guard and turn himself in, but on the way, he saw “a known child trafficker, and I figured I’d just do everybody a favor,” Watson wrote. “In for a penny, in for a pound.”

Watson said he then told a guard, who didn’t believe him “until he looked around the corner and saw the mess I’d left in the dorm area,” Watson wrote.

Watson is in segregated housing while he is under investigation for the killings. He hasn’t been charged yet.

“Being a lifer, I’m in a unique position where I sometimes have access to these people and I have so little to lose,” Watson wrote. “And trust me, we get it, these people are every parents’ worst nightmare.”

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