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Kathy Reakes

Reporter 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. Briarcliff Manor Mayor Calls For State Action On 'Dangerous, Outdated Roadway'

    Briarcliff Manor Mayor Calls For State Action On 'Dangerous, Outdated Roadway'

    A Northern Westchester mayor who is fed up with the dangerous conditions on major roadways is calling on the state for action.In a letter to state transportation officials, Briarcliff Manor Mayor Steve Vescio once again presses state Department of Transportation officials to address the serious and ongoing safety issues on the heavily trafficked and outmoded Route 9A in as it winds ...

  2. Kalahari Employee's Husband Surrenders In Crash That Killed Her: Police

    Kalahari Employee's Husband Surrenders In Crash That Killed Her: Police

    The husband of a Kalahari Resort employee who was among two killed in a crash last summer has been charged in connection with the incident, authorities in Connecticut announced.Juan Fernandez, 38, of Union City, NJ, surrendered to police on Wednesday, Aug. 17, and was charged with two counts of negligent homicide, among other charges in connection with the crash on Friday, Aug. 13, ...

  3. NJ Husband Surrenders In Crash That Killed Wife, Passenger In CT: Police

    NJ Husband Surrenders In Crash That Killed Wife, Passenger In CT: Police

    A New Jersey man has been charged in connection with a double-fatal Connecticut crash that killed his wife and another passenger last summer in Connecticut, authorities said.Juan Fernandez, 38, of Union City, surrendered to police on Wednesday, Aug. 17, and was charged with two counts of negligent homicide, among other charges in connection with the crash on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, in ...

  4. Swimming Reopens At Hempstead Beach After Multiple Shark Sightings

    Swimming Reopens At Hempstead Beach After Multiple Shark Sightings

    Swimmers can dip their toes back in the water on Long Island, at least up to their knees, after two 6-foot sharks were spotted earlier in the day.The sharks were spotted at Hempstead Beach around 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 19.According to Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin, the town has been using drones, and lifeguards on jet skis to scan for sharks after an unusual number of ...

  5. Mahopac Man Charged With Promoting Sexual Performance By Child ID'd As Son Of Ex-Putnam Sheriff

    Mahopac Man Charged With Promoting Sexual Performance By Child ID'd As Son Of Ex-Putnam Sheriff

    The son of a former sheriff in the Hudson Valley has been arrested on multiple counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, according to published reports.Robert L. Langley III, of Mahopac, the son of the ex-Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley Jr., was arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 10.In March 2022, investigators assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation ...

  6. Man Found Burning In Fairfield County Park Hasn't Been Identified, Police Say

    Man Found Burning In Fairfield County Park Hasn't Been Identified, Police Say

    A man who was found burning in a park in Fairfield County has not yet been identified by the medical examiner's office.The incident took place in New Canaan around 8:45 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 in the area of Lapham Road near Waveny Park. Related Story: Man Found Burning Near Busy Roadway In New CanaanMembers of the New Canaan PD were dispatched to the area of Lapham Road near the ...

  7. Man Charged For CT Crash That Killed Wife, Passenger

    Man Charged For CT Crash That Killed Wife, Passenger

    A man was arrested in connection with a double-fatal crash last summer that killed his wife and another passenger.Juan Fernandez, age 38, of Union City, New Jersey, surrendered to police on Wednesday, Aug. 17, and was charged with two counts of negligent homicide, among other charges in connection with the crash on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, in Middlesex County, on Route 15 in ...

  8. Man Screaming For Help Rescued From Drowning By Bridgeport Police Officers

    Man Screaming For Help Rescued From Drowning By Bridgeport Police Officers

    Two Fairfield County police officers came to the rescue of a man who was screaming for help and drowning after jumping into the Long Island Sound to save his dog.The incident took place in Bridgeport around 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18 near the Seaside Park Bathhouse.The officers responded after the department received a 911 call of a person in the water, screaming and possibly drowning, ...

  9. Former Bookkeeper From Westbury Accused Of Embezzling $120K

    Former Bookkeeper From Westbury Accused Of Embezzling $120K

    A former Long Island bookkeeper has been charged with allegedly stealing more than $120,000 from a local trade union.Jennifer Jira, age 40, of Westbury, was arraigned on Thursday, Aug. 18, and charged with grand larceny and falsifying business records, said Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly.Jira pleaded not guilty and was released on her own recognizance. If convicted on ...

  10. 3 Nabbed In Major Peekskill Drug, Gun Bust

    3 Nabbed In Major Peekskill Drug, Gun Bust

    Three people are facing drugs and weapons charges following the execution of two search warrants on homes in the area.The bust took place in Northern Westchester on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in Peekskill.Members of the Peekskill Police, along with the Westchester County Police and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants on two separate residences in Peekskill and Lake Peekskill ...

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