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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Most of northeast Indiana has fallen out of the state’s best category for COVID-19 spread, marking the continued spread of the coronavirus in Indiana as vaccine rates have slowed down.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected Trump-ally Rep. Jim Banks for a seat on the House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

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Third District Congressman Jim Banks, a pro-Trump Republican from Columbia City who voted to overturn the 2020 Election results, has been tapped to lead the Republican side of the investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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The highly-contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 now makes up 74.2 percent of all new COVID cases in Indiana.

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DeKalb, LaGrange, Wells and Wabash counties are all back in the state’s second-best category for community spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 numbers are inching upwards again as more cases of the Delta variant are reported throughout Indiana.

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DeKalb County’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate is on the rise, up to 3.7 percent on Friday.

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  The Delta variant of COVID-19, while a small portion of the cases in Indiana, is growing in northeast Indiana.

 

On Tuesday, there were 154 cases of the variant found in Indiana, and on Wednesday that number had gone up to 191.

 

The Delta variant has been identified as “highly transmissible” and concerns health officials around the world and in the U.S.

 

One death due to COVID has been reported in Adams County on Wednesday, in addition to one in Noble County on Tuesday.

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As the last full week of June ends, Indiana’s COVID-19 vaccination rates hit their lowest since vaccines were made available in mid-December.

 

According to the Indiana Department of Health, there were 6,967 doses of the vaccine administered on Thursday, June 24. That was down from a high of 51,350 doses on April 12.

 

In Allen County, 47 percent of the eligible population is fully vaccinated against the disease, the highest in the region. 

 

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Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are at their lowest levels since the beginning of the pandemic, with only 22 individuals hospitalized in northeast Indiana.

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