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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Sixteen-year- veteran Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley died late Monday night after collapsing while on duty.

Tinsley, 50, had responded to assist other Fort Wayne police officers in pursuit of a vehicle stolen earlier in the day from New Haven. The pursuit took police to the River Greenway on Fort Wayne's south side, near the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and West Paulding Road.

paulmccartney.com

Paul McCartney will play his first concert ever at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum next June.

 

On Monday, Coliseum officials announced the June 3 stop as part of a stateside leg of McCartney’s Freshen Up Tour, currently performing in Canada.

 

Tickets for the Coliseum concert will go on sale Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. local time. They will be available at Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

 

Buckeye Partners

Officials have scooped up or vacuumed up much of the more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel that leaked into the St. Mary’s River in Adams County Friday.

 

The fuel was being transported through a pipeline under the water in the river. The pipeline is operated by Buckeye Partners out of Texas.

 

As a batching line, the pipeline in Decatur often transports a variety of finished fuel products, such as jet fuel and gasoline, said Marty White, a spokesman for Buckeye at the incident command center in Adams County.

Wikipedia

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill obtained nearly one million dollars for the city of Warsaw.

Lacy Francis Jr., the former Warsaw street superintendent, participated in an illegal kickback scheme, helping a private contractor win bids on nearly a dozen city projects involving the lining for new sewer pipes.

According to a release from the Indiana Attorney General’s office, the company deliberately overcharged for its work and shared the difference with Francis.

This week on WBOI Presents we offer a look back on the news and coverage from the month of August. We'll expand on some stories you heard here, and we'll offer a few stories that will be new to you.

First up, we take a look at the News-Sentinel, which is down to one remaining reporter/columnist in an online-only venture that's a shadow of the Pulitzer Prize winner's former self.

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