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. 

Allen County Circuit Court

Allen Circuit Court Magistrate Andrea Trevino will be sworn in Tuesday to finish out Allen Superior Judge Dan Heath's term.

In early March, Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed Trevino to the position of judge in the Allen Superior Court's Family Relations division. She will handle juvenile cases and oversee the Allen County Juvenile Justice Center.

Trevino is a 1999 graduate of St. Joseph's College and the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University in 2003. She was appointed as a magistrate in Allen Circuit Court in late fall 2013.

Ruth Yaro

Welcome to the February News Roundup on 89.1 WBOI. The WBOI news team takes a look at some of the biggest stories from February. There's been many responses to gun violence ever since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Hoosiers can now buy alcohol on Sundays, USF's Marble Lounge Records signed Rosalind & The Way, and Conspiracy Theories are for Losers.

Show Intro

Part One

Photo provided by Purdue University

The new logo unveiled for Purdue University Fort Wayne in early January has a small asterisk that says "pending Higher Learning Commission approval."

 

That asterisk can now go away, with a ruling issued by the commission Monday allowing the school to begin branding and marketing under its new name.

 

LAVERGHETTA PHOTOGRAPHY AND PORTRAITS

Tonight on WBOI presents, we’ll be broadcasting a panel discussion examining the public defender system in Indiana, and the panel was moderated by WBOI's Rebecca Green.

Who funds the public defender system? If you’re arrested and need a public defender, what does that process look like? We’ll have the answers to these and many other questions tonight on WBOI Presents.

  Influenza continues to take its it toll around the U.S. and here in northeast Indiana.

The fifth week of flu season ended Feb. 3, and according to the Indiana Department of Health’s statewide influenza report, 167 Hoosiers have succumbed to the illness, more than 10 times the number of deaths recorded by this point last year.

Thirteen of this season’s influenza fatalities lived in Allen County, one less than all of last year.

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