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 State Board of Animal Health has recorded probable cases of Eastern equine encephalopathy in two horses in LaGrange County and one horse in Kosciusko County.

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  One more Allen County resident has died of COVID-19, bringing the total to 198. Sixty-five new cases were diagnosed.

Statewide, there are 1,497 new cases reported, but the Indiana State Department of Health attributes that number to a 462-case correction in lab reporting data. Seventeen new deaths were reported.

Steuben County reported 13 new positive cases, Kosciusko County eight, and Noble County five.

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Allen County has to pay out in a civil lawsuit against Sheriff David Gladieux stemming from his behavior at the Three Rivers Festival in July 2019.

 

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Twelve new deaths were reported statewide from COVID-19, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

One more death was reported in DeKalb County, and another in Allen County, bringing those counties’ fatality totals to 10 and 197, respectively.

Allen County reported another 38 positive tests on Wednesday. Kosciusko County reported six new cases, and Steuben County reported four.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic

  

Next week, contract negotiations resume between musicians and management at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in an attempt to save the spring season of concerts.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 755 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, after more than 2,000 cases reported Friday and Saturday.

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The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo announced the birth of a baby giraffe, born Sept. 4.

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  One-hundred and 87 Allen County residents have died from COVID-19, with one more death reported Friday. Over 5,500 individuals have tested positive for the disease. Allen County sits in the orange zone, depicted on the county’s dashboard, with between 39-95 cases a day.

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Another two Allen County residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total to 184 as of Wednesday, according to the Allen County Department of Health.

 

Seventeen new deaths were reported statewide on Wednesday, bringing the total to 3,173 Hoosiers killed by the virus. Seven hundred and 20 new positive cases were reported, according to the Indiana Department of Health. 

 

Ten new cases were reported in Adams County, another nine in Kosciusko County, and three new cases in DeKalb County.

 

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Four more Allen County residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total to 179.

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