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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Four new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Allen County on Wednesday, bringing the total to 710 of those residents claimed by the virus.

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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has COVID-19, city officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

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No new deaths due to COVID-19 were reported Monday, but there were 1,902 new cases reported statewide.

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The Allen County courts announced Thursday that judges and magistrates might mandate masks inside the buildings if they deem it necessary as COVID-19 continues to surge, again, in the community.

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Purdue University and Parkview Health moved the annual Tapestry event from September to the spring of 2022 due to the ongoing march in COVID-19 cases.

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Steuben and Noble counties each reported a death Tuesday due to COVID-19, as the area’s positivity rate continues to climb.

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Parkview Health is reminding area residents that COVID-19 safety protocols remain in place throughout the network, including visitor restrictions and mask requirements.

 

The reminder comes amid continued rising hospitalizations throughout northeast Indiana and the rest of the state, with the number of those hospitalized with the virus at a rate not seen since early February.

 

In northeast Indiana, there are 134 residents hospitalized with COVID-19.

 

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Purdue University-Fort Wayne announced Thursday that beginning Monday, August 9, all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the university will be required to wear a mask indoors on the campus, regardless of vaccination status.

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Steuben and Huntington counties remain in the state’s second-worst category for COVID-19 spread on Wednesday, while all other northeast Indiana counties are now in the second-best.

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Three deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in northeast Indiana on Tuesday--two in Allen County and one in LaGrange County.

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