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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. Wandering Potbelly Pig Reunited With Owner In Ridgefield

    Wandering Potbelly Pig Reunited With Owner In Ridgefield

    It only took a day for a lost potbelly pig to be reunited with her owner.The pig, sorry, don't know her name, was found at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, wandering in the area of Barrack and Grandview in Ridgefield, said Ridgefield Police Department Animal Control Officer Kris Zulkeski.Zulkeski took the pig back to animal control and snapped a picture and posted it to Facebook in hopes of ...

  2. Employee, Customers Overpower Long Island Dunkin' Donuts Robbery Suspect

    Employee, Customers Overpower Long Island Dunkin' Donuts Robbery Suspect

    A Medford man was arrested after he allegedly attempted to rob a Long Island Dunkin' Donuts, but was stopped by Good Samaritans.The attempted robbery took place in Medford around 5:50 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, when Frank Annunziata Jr., entered the store at 3197 Horseblock Road in Medford and threatened the clerk with a knife, said the Suffolk County Police.That's when another employee ...

  3. Woman Charged With DWI After Car Crashes Into Tree

    Woman Charged With DWI After Car Crashes Into Tree

    A 55-year-old woman was arrested for alleged DWI after she hit a tree.Colleen Lavalley, of Stony Point, was arrested around 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, after Stony Point Police responded to a call for a single-vehicle crash, said Lt. Daniel Hylas.Once officers arrived on the scene, they found Lavalley to be intoxicated and driving with a suspended registration because her insurance ...

  4. Medical Emergency May Have Caused Serious Long Island Crash Injuring Two, Police Say

    Medical Emergency May Have Caused Serious Long Island Crash Injuring Two, Police Say

    Two people were injured during a serious single-vehicle crash on Long Island that may have been caused by a medical emergency.The crash took place around 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in North Bellmore on Bellmore Avenue when the vehicle they were in left the roadway and struck a tree, said the Nassau County Police.According to police, the driver, a 29-year-old male, who was traveling ...

  5. ID Released For Boy, 8, Who Died After Boat Carrying Eight Flipped Over In Area

    ID Released For Boy, 8, Who Died After Boat Carrying Eight Flipped Over In Area

    An 8-year-old boy who drowned after being underwater for some time when a boat carrying seven children and one adult flipped over in Haverstraw Bay has been identified. Yosef Goldman, of Israel, died around 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, after becoming trapped under the boat which flipped about 100 feet off of Haverstraw Bay, said the Rockland County Sheriff's Office.According to Sheriff's ...

  6. 18-Year-Old Shot Twice Near Bridgeport Hospital

    18-Year-Old Shot Twice Near Bridgeport Hospital

    An 18-year-old was shot twice, just a block from Bridgeport Hospital.The shooting took place around 4:52 p.m., Monday, near the 100 block of Bell Street, said Terron Jones, spokesman for the Bridgeport Police.The man, who was reportedly shot in the leg, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Jones said.An investigation is ongoing. 

  7. Man Behind Bars After Allegedly Stabbing Victim During Fight In Area

    Man Behind Bars After Allegedly Stabbing Victim During Fight In Area

    A 50-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing another man during a fight in the area.Police in Ulster County responded to a 911 call for help around 5:58 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 911, on Route 212, Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said.When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 36-year-old man suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen, Sinagra said.The victim was ...

  8. Jay Leno Will Appear On Long Island

    Jay Leno Will Appear On Long Island

    Long Island fans of Jay Leno will have chance to catch him live at the NYCB Theatre at WestburyThe comedian and New Rochelle native will hit the stage in Westbury at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.A standup comedian for years, Leno is best known for hosting NBC's "The Tonight Show," which he hosted for more than 20 years after taking the reins from legendary host Johnny Carson.True fans ...

  9. Man Allegedly Had Physical Dispute With Woman With 2-Year-Old In Room

    Man Allegedly Had Physical Dispute With Woman With 2-Year-Old In Room

    A 36-year-old Ulster County man was arrested following a physical domestic dispute while the victim's 2-year-old child was in the room.Nathan R. DeGroat, of Saugerties, was arrested around 5:57 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 20 after police responded to a domestic dispute in Saugerties, Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said. Once the scene, officers determined that DeGroat had ...

  10. Popular Pizzeria Damaged After Fire Breaks Out At Greenwich Strip Mall

    Popular Pizzeria Damaged After Fire Breaks Out At Greenwich Strip Mall

    The work of an alert Greenwich police officer helped save a strip mall where a pizzeria was on fire.The incident took place around 11 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, when Officer Brian Andronaco noticed smoke in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich, said Greenwich Police Lt. John Slusarz.He tracked the source to a commercial business at 522 East Putnam Ave. which houses Pizza Post, Gofer Ice Cream, ...

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