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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  The Indiana Department of Health is reporting another death in Allen County due to COVID-19.

The death is not yet reflected in Allen County Department of Health’s official tally.

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Two more Allen County residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total to 131. There have been 2,825 positive tests reported, according to the Allen County Department of Health.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 31 additional confirmed deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 2,500. The state announced more than 48,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 521,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Nineteen new deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Allen County since July 1, due to a delay in reporting.

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LaGrange, Noble and Kosciusko counties remain among Indiana’s top five counties for COVID-19 infection rates, according to a new pandemic dashboard put together by the Harvard Global Health Initiative.

 

Allen County is the ninth-worst county in Indiana for infections of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

 

Based on a seven-day moving average, the dashboard is part of a risk-assessment tool that allows individuals to check the current risk for COVID-19 in the community where they live.

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Local activists and family members want an area immigrant released from immigration detention and on Thursday staged a phone bank on the steps of the Allen County Courthouse.

 

It was the second time there this week for the group, organized by Faith In Allen County, to protest the detention and pending deportation of Jorge Oliva.

 

Oliva was arrested for resisting law enforcement, rioting, failure to disperse, and obstructing traffic in mid-June as part of the ongoing protests in support of racial justice.

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Two more Allen County residents have died from COVID-19. Thirty more residents have tested positive. 

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The local COVID-19 infection rate in LaGrange County remains significantly higher than the state average, according to data from the Indiana Department of Health.

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The image of 12 people packed shoulder-to-shoulder in a jury box is a powerful one. Enshrined in the Constitution, and in countless hours on television.

 

But now? Court officials around the country are weighing their options while dealing with the looming threat of COVID-19.

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The ACLU of Indiana sued the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department in federal court Friday for their use of tear gas and other weapons during recent protests in downtown Fort Wayne.

 

A similar lawsuit was filed against police in Marion County and Indianapolis. The lawsuit seeks damages and an injunction to prevent the further use of these weapons.

 

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