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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Fort Wayne Community School Superintendent Mark Daniel is recovering at home from COVID-19 and New Haven Mayor Steven McMichael is currently hospitalized with the illness.

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The ACLU has sued the principal and assistant-principal of Manchester High School in federal court, alleging they violated the First Amendment rights of a Black student.

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More than 500 residents of northeast Indiana have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Indiana saw more than 7,000 new cases of COVID-19 reported Thursday, and the number of institutions and organizations going to remote-only services continue to grow.

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Over the past few weeks, northeast Indiana went from the “yellow” zone of Indiana’s COVID-19 dashboard to mostly red, warning of intensifying community spread of the disease.

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Nine additional COVID-19 deaths were reported Tuesday in Allen County, along with another 304 positive tests.

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Indiana’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate for the past week is now approaching 12 percent, climbing to 11.7 percent.

 

The World Health Organization labels any rate over 5 percent as dangerous indicators of community spread of the disease.

 

Almost all northeast Indiana counties are over 10 percent, as rates of the illness continue to grow.

 

There were 5,218 new cases of COVID-19 in Indiana Monday from Sunday. Twenty-six deaths were reported.

 

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ICU bed capacity in northeastern Indiana is down to just under 17 percent as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. 

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Eleven more Allen County residents have died from COVID-19, as Indiana’s COVID-19 case count jumped to over 6,000 cases Thursday.

 

Four hundred new cases were diagnosed in Allen County as well.

 

Indiana jumped from more than 5,000 cases Wednesday to more than 6,000 cases Thursday. Northeast Indiana was home to 908 of those.

 

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As Indiana blew past 5,000 cases of COVID-19 in a single day Wednesday, and Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered the state to resume some restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, hospitals expressed concerns about capacity.

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