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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 Violently Fights Officers After Long Island Traffic Stop, Police Say

    20-Year-Old Violently Fights Officers After Long Island Traffic Stop, Police Say

    A man who was being arrested for allegedly committing numerous traffic infractions while driving a 2010 Mercedes Benz on Long Island violently fought officers, injuring one.Dwayne Gordon, age 20, of Brooklyn, was arrested around 12:50 a.m., Friday, July 30, after being stopped in Lawrence for making numerous traffic infractions on the Rockaway Turnpike, said the Nassau County ...

  2. Two Shot, One Fatally, At Same Location In CT

    Two Shot, One Fatally, At Same Location In CT

    Two people were shot, one fatally, at the same location in Connecticut.The latest round of bullets flying took place around 11 p.m., Thursday, July 29, in Hartford in the area of 29 Elliott St.When officers responded after being notified of the shooting by a Shot Spotter activation, they located a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in front of 22 Elliott St., said ...

  3. 18-Year-Old From Fairfield County Killed In Jet Ski Accident

    18-Year-Old From Fairfield County Killed In Jet Ski Accident

    A 2021 high school graduate from Fairfield County is being remembered by friends and family after he was killed when two jet skis collided in the Long Island Sound.Matthew (Matt) Horvath, age 18, of Shelton, died on Tuesday, July 27, in Milford, said Will Healy, spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.Healy said Horvath was killed in a boating ...

  4. Man, Woman Nabbed For Stealing Pocketbooks At Long Island Supermarkets, Police Say

    Man, Woman Nabbed For Stealing Pocketbooks At Long Island Supermarkets, Police Say

    A Long Island man and woman have been arrested after a vehicle crash when it was discovered they allegedly stole multiple pocketbooks from women at area supermarkets.Suffolk County Police said Tariasha Smith, age 25, of West Babylon, was driving a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta at the Lidl supermarket parking lot, in Oakdale, on Wednesday, Julyy 28, when she noticed a woman left her pocketbook ...

  5. Ulster County Fair Is Coming With Plenty Of Fun For All

    Ulster County Fair Is Coming With Plenty Of Fun For All

    Just in time to wrap up summer before school starts again, the Ulster County Fair will be setting up the midway games and rides for all to enjoy.The fair, set for Tuesday, August 3 to Sunday, August 8 in New Platz, has been an area tradition since 1886 and features midway rides and games for all ages, live music and entertainment, truck and tractor pulls, horse shows, livestock shows, ...

  6. Man Nabbed With Semi-Automatic Gun At Train Station In Westchester, Police Say

    Man Nabbed With Semi-Automatic Gun At Train Station In Westchester, Police Say

    A Westchester man has been accused of having a gun while at an area train station.Menfil M. Barrios, age 44, of New Rochelle, was arrested on Tuesday, July 27, after the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department received a 911 call of a man with a gun at the Mamaroneck Train Station.Officers and detectives responded and conducted a search of the area. Barrios was located and ...

  7. CT Woman In Her 20s Found In Car Shot Multiple Times, Police Say

    CT Woman In Her 20s Found In Car Shot Multiple Times, Police Say

    A Connnecitcut woman in her 20s was found shot multiple times in the passenger seat of a vehicle.The shooting took place around 4:30 p.m., Monday, July 26, when Hartford Police officers responded to the area of 1 New Road for a report of a shooting.Once on the scene, officers located the victim suffering from numerous gunshot wounds, said Hartford PD Lt. Aaron Boisvert. She ...

  8. One Hospitalized In Western Mass Crash

    One Hospitalized In Western Mass Crash

    One person was injured during a single-vehicle crash in Western Massachusetts.The crash took place Wednesday, July 28, afternoon in the area of Main and Mill streets, said the Springfield Fire Department.The injured person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after crashing into a utility pole.The vehicle suffered heavy front-end damage. The crash is under ...

  9. Man Killed After Vehicle Crashes Into Embankment In Fairfield County

    Man Killed After Vehicle Crashes Into Embankment In Fairfield County

    A man was killed after his vehicle left the roadway and struck an embankment in Fairfield County.Carl Whitbeck, age 43, of Ridgefield, was killed around 2 p.m., Thursday, July 29 during the crash on Branchville Road in Ridgefield.According to Captain Shawn Platt, Whitbeck's vehicle was traveling east when it crossed over the westbound lane leaving the roadway. The ...

  10. CT Man Found Shot To Death Inside Vehicle, Police Say

    CT Man Found Shot To Death Inside Vehicle, Police Say

    A Connecticut man who had been shot multiple times may have been trying to drive himself to the hospital was found dead inside the vehicle when police responded to an accident call.The victim, identified as Desmond Wray, age 35, was found around 11:31 a.m., Thursday, July 29, when in Hartford, in the area of Greenfield Street.Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting. ...

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