Rebecca Thiele

Environment/Technology Reporter, host of "Arts & More"

Rebecca Thiele became the Arts & More producer for WMUK in 2011. Rebecca also reports on issues related to the environment and technology in Southwest Michigan. She 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.

​Twitter: @beckythiele

E-mail: rebecca [dot] thiele [at] wmich [dot] edu

Lansing – Michigan Twitter feeds were flooded with fake, untrustworthy or otherwise dubious “news” accounts in the run-up to and immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, according to a new study. (The Detroit News)

NILES, MI -- Eight children and one adult have been released from Memorial Hospital in South Bend after treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning that killed a 13-year-old Niles boy Saturday, part of a group of kids enjoying a spring break getaway at a motel pool. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Ford is recalling nearly 53,000 of its F-250 series pickup trucks due to the risk that they could roll away while in park due to a manufacturing error. The recall affects the 2017 Ford F-250 built at the Kentucky Assembly Plant between Oct. 9, 2015 and March 30, 2017. The truck comes with a gasoline 6.2-liter engine. (Mlive)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- April 3 was not the final day of operation for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in downtown Kalamazoo. Showings at the 10-screen multiplex -- which introduced the dinner-with-a-movie concept to downtown Kalamazoo in November of 2013 -- will continue through Thursday and, perhaps, beyond. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Portage water and sewer customers are facing the smallest rate hike since at least 2006, which if approved would add about $4 a year to the bill.