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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Paul McCartney will play his first concert ever at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum next June.

 

On Monday, Coliseum officials announced the June 3 stop as part of a stateside leg of McCartney’s Freshen Up Tour, currently performing in Canada.

 

Tickets for the Coliseum concert will go on sale Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. local time. They will be available at Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

 

Buckeye Partners

Officials have scooped up or vacuumed up much of the more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel that leaked into the St. Mary’s River in Adams County Friday.

 

The fuel was being transported through a pipeline under the water in the river. The pipeline is operated by Buckeye Partners out of Texas.

 

As a batching line, the pipeline in Decatur often transports a variety of finished fuel products, such as jet fuel and gasoline, said Marty White, a spokesman for Buckeye at the incident command center in Adams County.

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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill obtained nearly one million dollars for the city of Warsaw.

Lacy Francis Jr., the former Warsaw street superintendent, participated in an illegal kickback scheme, helping a private contractor win bids on nearly a dozen city projects involving the lining for new sewer pipes.

According to a release from the Indiana Attorney General’s office, the company deliberately overcharged for its work and shared the difference with Francis.

The History Makers

  Local historian and educator Hanna Stith has died, 10 days after her 90th birthday.

 

Stith joined the NAACP while still a student at Central High School. She graduated in 1946, and obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree from what was then St. Francis College.

 

She was one of the first black educators within the Fort Wayne Community Schools, joining the school system in 1960. She served as a Title 1 instructor, working at inner city schools and helping students who needed work in math and language.

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  The buffalo are still out and about in rural Steuben county, making Tuesday their third day on the run.

 

According to officials and local news reports, the large animals escaped their enclosure at a farm in an area west of Hamilton Lake.

 

How many of the large animals remain at large is a matter for debate on social media, and all officials have said are that they are “numerous.”

 

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The names of those credibly accused of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will soon be known.

 

Bishop Kevin Rhoades made the promise Friday afternoon, during a press conference called in response to the Pennsylvia grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church there.

 

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Tributes poured in on social media late Wednesday after news that longtime Fort Wayne radio personality Charly Butcher passed away at the age of 61.

 

Butcher, who most recently served as the morning news host on WOWO, had been on local airwaves for more than three decades. Thursday morning's show, his show, was open phone lines to collect memories of a well-known Fort Wayne voice.

 

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The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission took the first step in approving a special tax district for the area around the proposed Electric Works project.

The 25-year Tax Increment Financing District, or TIF district, will capture the property tax revenue from the area and put it into the redevelopment and improvement of the property.

 

The proposed TIF District will have to be approved by the Plan Commission, the Fort Wayne City Council and then one more time by the Redevelopment Commission, according to city officials.

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On Tuesday, Allen Superior Judge Stanley Levine announced his intention to retire in December, closing out two decades on the bench and a 55-year legal career.

The 100-year-old News-Sentinel laid off almost all of its remaining staff Friday afternoon.

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