Rebecca Thiele

Announcer & Producer

Rebecca Thiele became the Arts & More producer for WMUK in 2011. Rebecca also assists the station with social media practices and occasionally anchors during All Things Considered. She is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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3:37 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Judge dismisses anti-fracking lawsuit

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An environmental group filed suit challenging oil and gas leases in areas of Barry County that were auctioned off by the state, but the judge ruled that the action was premature.
HASTINGS, MI - A Barry County Circuit Court judge has ruled against a nonprofit group that was seeking to have oil and gas leases set aside in Southwest Michigan state game reserves.
3:26 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Pontiac to go back to elected officials

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The city of Pontiac has been in a state-declared financial emergency for four years.
Pontiac - After four years of being under a state-declared financial emergency, the operation of the city of Pontiac should be returned to its elected officials on recommendation of its third appointed emergency manager Louis Schimmel. On Monday, Schimmel, who had been in charge of the city's finances for nearly two years, sent a letter to Gov.
3:16 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Smoking OK on some public patios, rooftops

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Smoking would only be allowed in outdoor spaces of restaurants and bars where food or drinks are not prepared, served, provided or anywhere workers must be present.
LANSING - Patrons of Michigan bars and restaurants can smoke on outdoor patios and rooftops as long as no food or beverages are served, according to a new interpretation of the law. Michigan Department of Agriculture Director Jamie Clover Adams on Monday announced her decision, which is effective immediately.
4:18 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

UPDATE: Saint Joseph Co. commissioner case sent to Cass Co.

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Donald Eaton might face charges for bringing a handgun into an Applebee’s in Sturgis last month.
CASSOPOLIS, MI -- The Cass County prosecutor's office will determine whether Don Eaton will face charges for allegedly taking a gun into the Sturgis Applebee's while intoxicated. The Michigan Attorney General's Office assigned the case to Cass County, since Eaton is a St.
4:14 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

South Beach back open

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The beach had been closed for a week due to an outbreak of E. coli bacteria.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- After being closed to swimming for more than a week, a health advisory for South Beach has been lifted. High E. coli levels closed both North Beach and South Beach on Aug. 8. North Beach was re-opened last week.

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