Rebecca Green

News Director

Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.

A South Bend native, she is a graduate of Taylor University and resident of northeast Indiana since the late 1990's. Rebecca has covered everything from homicides to hurricanes, and the small stories in between that make up the fabric of a community. She is passionate about the importance of local news in guarding a strong democracy, and tries to instill that belief in her students as an adjunct instructor of journalism at Huntington University. 

In her spare time, Rebecca trains and handles a human remains detection dog, Helo, as a volunteer with Indiana Search and Response Team, a search and rescue organization. 

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After a short delay for the Fall Fund Drive, this week on WBOI Presents we feature our September News Roundup. We'll expand on some of the stories that aired on 89.1 WBOI during the month of September, and we will hear the very latest from WBOI's Zach Bernard and our friends from Indiana Public Broadcasting and Side Effects Public Media.

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 A Republican caucus selected Allen County Councilman Justin Busch Tuesday night to finish out the term of state Senator President Pro Tem David Long.

 

Long served in the Indiana senate for 22 years, including a dozen as its leader. In February, he announced his retirement. Long is now a partner at the powerful Indianapolis-based law firm Ice Miller.

 

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

Mufasa, the elderly stately lion who charmed visitors at Black Pine Animal Park for years, has died.

The 22-year-old male African lion had been at the Noble County animal sanctuary for about seven years. According to a media release, the park's animal health care commitee made the decision on Wednesday to "end any further discomfort" for the lion, who suffered from arthritis and a reoccuring infection in his jaw.

Online musical instrument and gear giant Sweetwater plans to invest $76 million in northeast Indiana, expanding their warehouse facility, and adding a 35,000-square foot conference center.

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The Allen County Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission has identified three potential candidates to replace retiring Civil Division Judge Stanley Levine.

Gov. Eric Holcomb will have to choose between Allen Superior Court Magistrate Jennifer DeGroote and attorneys George Sistevaris and Andrew Williams.

Levine announced his retirement, effective at the end of 2018, a few months ago. He joins Allen Superior Judge John Surbeck of the Criminal Division in departing the bench.

 

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