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Kathy Reakes

Content Producer kreakes@dailyvoice.com
Kathy Reaks has worked as a reporter in the local news business since 1984, starting as a news clerk and working her way up. She spent 17 years at Florida Today in Melbourne, Florida as a general assignment reporter, crime reporter, entertainment reporter and restaurant critic. She worked four years at Hometown News as a general assignment reporter, then another two years at Spacecoast Daily in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She attended Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.

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  1. 20-Year-Old From Westchester Charged With Deadly Assault On Teenage Prison Inmate

    20-Year-Old From Westchester Charged With Deadly Assault On Teenage Prison Inmate

    An inmate at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a deadly assault on a fellow prisoner.Westchester County Police charged William Johnson, 20, of Yonkers, with manslaughter for the Jan. 30, attack, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for Westchester County. Johnson is accused of punching Bryce Neville, 18, of Mount Vernon, in the ...

  2. Man Sentenced To Prison After Installing Hidden Camera In Area Woman's Bathroom

    Man Sentenced To Prison After Installing Hidden Camera In Area Woman's Bathroom

    A 48-year-old man has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for spying on an area woman by installing a hidden camera in her bathroom.Joseph Krenicky, 48, of Glenwood, New Jersey, was sentenced, Tuesday, Feb. 18, for the incident that took place in the Town of Chester, said Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler.At the time Krenicky pleaded guilty he admitted that in ...

  3. Accused Long Island MS-13 Member Charged In Two Killings, Including Hacking Death

    Accused Long Island MS-13 Member Charged In Two Killings, Including Hacking Death

    A reputed MS-13 member from Long Island has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two men, one of whom was hacked with a machete and another who was shot.Carlos Alfaro, 22, of Roosevelt, will be arraigned Wednesday, Feb. 19,  with two counts of second-degree murder, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, Alfaro is responsible for the 2016 murder of Josue ...

  4. Nazi Flag Back On Display In Area Apartment Window After Earlier Removal Following Complaints

    Nazi Flag Back On Display In Area Apartment Window After Earlier Removal Following Complaints

    A Nazi flag that was hanging in an area apartment window last year is back and this time the tenant has no plans to take it down. The flag was hanging in an apartment at 776 Main St., in the Town of Poughkeepsie.After an uproar last year by the public, and with warnings from the rental management company, the flag was taken down. Last week, the flag was spotted again, but the ...

  5. IDs Released For Suspect, Female Security Guard Killed In Stabbing At Area Library

    IDs Released For Suspect, Female Security Guard Killed In Stabbing At Area Library

    A female security guard who was stabbed to death at a Rockland County library and her alleged assailant have both been identified by police.Sandra Wilson, 52, of Spring Valley, was killed by Blanchard Glaudin, 25, also of Spring Valley, around 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, on the third floor of the Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley, said Spring Valley Police Officer ...

  6. Accused Long Island MS-13 Member Charged In Two Killings, Including Hacking Death

    Accused Long Island MS-13 Member Charged In Two Killings, Including Hacking Death

    A reputed MS-13 member from Long Island has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two men, one of whom was hacked with a machete and another who was shot.Carlos Alfaro, 22, of Roosevelt, will be arraigned Wednesday, Feb. 19,  with two counts of second-degree murder, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, Alfaro is responsible for the 2016 murder of Josue ...

  7. Danbury Man Wanted On Assault Warrant Nabbed During Traffic Stop, Wilton Police Say

    Danbury Man Wanted On Assault Warrant Nabbed During Traffic Stop, Wilton Police Say

    A 22-year-old man who allegedly provided police with a fake name and was wanted on a warrant for assault is behind bars following a traffic stop.Asuel Pujols Median, of Danbury, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 17, by Wilton Police following a traffic stop on Ridgefield Road, said Wilton Police Capt. Robert Cipolla.According to Cipolla, during the stop officers found that the tag did ...

  8. Teen Charged With Attacking School Police Officer At High School, Police Say

    Teen Charged With Attacking School Police Officer At High School, Police Say

    An 18-year-old Fairfield County teen has been arrested for attacking a school resource officer at an area high school.Stefan Thomas, of Stratford, was arrested following an altercation at Stratford High School on Thursday, Feb. 13, said Stratford Police Capt. Frank Eannotti.According to Eannotti, during the incident Thomas refused to leave the school property when directed by ...

  9. Woman, 52, Stabbed At Area Library Dies From Injuries, Police Say

    Woman, 52, Stabbed At Area Library Dies From Injuries, Police Say

    Click here for an updated story: IDs Released For Suspect, Woman Killed In Library StabbingA woman who was stabbed repeatedly inside a library in the area has died from her injuries.The 52-year-old woman, reportedly a security guard who has not been identified, was stabbed around 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Finklestein Library, located at 24 Chestnut Street in Spring ...

  10. Mahwah Driver, 32, Killed In NY Crash

    Mahwah Driver, 32, Killed In NY Crash

    A 32-year-old Mahwah man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Orange County, NY early Tuesday, authorities said.Joseph R. Farina was headed east on School Road in Monroe when his 1996 Toyota Avalon collided with a westbound 2013 Acura TL driven by 67-year-old Patrick J. Early of Warwick around 7:20 a.m., New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel said.Farina was ...

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