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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. 8 NY Members Of Genovese, Bonanno Families Facing Charges, Including PD Detective, Feds Say

    8 NY Members Of Genovese, Bonanno Families Facing Charges, Including PD Detective, Feds Say

    Eight New York members of organized crime families, including six from Long Island, are among nine men who have been charged by federal authorities with racketeering and related offenses.The charging documents were unsealed on Tuesday, Aug. 16 in federal court in Brooklyn, naming the suspects, including a Nassau County police detective, from the Bonanno and Genovese organized ...

  2. Bridgeport 22-Year-Old Killed In Fiery 2-Vehicle Crash In Trumbull, Police Say

    Bridgeport 22-Year-Old Killed In Fiery 2-Vehicle Crash In Trumbull, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man was killed during a two-vehicle crash that caused one vehicle to burst into flames. It took place in Trumbull around 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 in the area of the Monroe Turnpike.According to Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police Department, the crash occurred when an Infiniti collided with a Subaru Crosstrek on the Monroe Turnpike near the intersection of ...

  3. 3 Massage Parlors In Larchmont, Mamaroneck Closed Due To Prostitution

    3 Massage Parlors In Larchmont, Mamaroneck Closed Due To Prostitution

    Three massage parlors were busted for offering prostitution services to undercover officers during an investigation in Westchester, police said.The parlors were busted in Larchmont and Mamaroneck on Wednesday, August 10.The investigation was undertaken after both departments received a tip from a local resident, said Larchmont Poice Chief Chris McNerney."Investigators found ...

  4. Man, Woman Hospitalized After Serious Crash In Fairfield County

    Man, Woman Hospitalized After Serious Crash In Fairfield County

    State police are seeking witnesses to a serious injury Fairfield County crash that left a man and woman hospitalized.The crash took place around 8:20 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15 in Shelton.According to state police, a Toyota RAV4 was traveling in the right lane of two on Route 8 southbound with a Honda motorcycle following directly behind approximately one-quarter of a mile north of Exit ...

  5. Man Crossing Roadway Struck, Killed By Car In Shirley

    Man Crossing Roadway Struck, Killed By Car In Shirley

    Police on Long Island are investigating a crash that killed a man overnight.It took place in Shirley around 9:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15.According to Suffolk County detectives, Frank Brandimarte was crossing William Floyd Park Parkway from west to east when he was struck by a southbound 2016 Honda Civic driven by Aristides Baires,Brandimarte, age 59, of Shirley, was pronounced dead ...

  6. DCF Worker Nabbed For Protecting CT Mother Wanted For Child Sex Trafficking, Police Say

    DCF Worker Nabbed For Protecting CT Mother Wanted For Child Sex Trafficking, Police Say

    A Connecticut Department of Children and Families worker has been charged with helping a mother who is wanted on child sex trafficking offenses, escape being arrested.The incident began in Hartford around 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12, when police were notified the wanted mother was at the DCF offices.The mother, who was not named by police to protect the child's identity, was visiting with ...

  7. Former Captain Of Island Park Fire Department Dies At Age 38 While Attending Fundraiser

    Former Captain Of Island Park Fire Department Dies At Age 38 While Attending Fundraiser

    A weekend fundraiser turned tragic when a Long Island firefighter who was a mentor to young recruits died from a heart attack at the age of 38.Former Capt. Michael Fischer, a 10-year veteran of the Island Park Fire Department, died Sunday, Aug. 14, at a restaurant in the village after a doctor and first responders worked to revive him for more than 40 minutes, said Former Island ...

  8. Drunk CT Woman Breaks Into Home, Bites Officer, EMT, Police Say

    Drunk CT Woman Breaks Into Home, Bites Officer, EMT, Police Say

    A drunk Connecticut woman was charged with assault after she allegedly broke into a home, drank alcohol from the refrigerator, and then bit an officer and an EMT when they attempted to arrest her, according to police.The incident took place in New Haven County around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, in Naugatuck.According to the Naugatuck Police, officers were dispatched to a home on Park ...

  9. 1 Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash

    1 Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash

    A 36-year-old Connecticut man was killed during a single-vehicle crash.The incident took place in New Haven County in Cheshire around 5 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 14 in the area of Diamond Hill Road and South Meriden Road.Responding officers reported the driver, identified as Jeremy Rodriguez of Meriden, had died from injuries sustained during the crash, said Lt. Jeffrey ...

  10. Owner Of CT Social Club Gunned Down In Parking Lot, 1 Arrested, Police Say

    Owner Of CT Social Club Gunned Down In Parking Lot, 1 Arrested, Police Say

    The owner of a popular Connecticut social club was shot and killed outside his business during an altercation outside the club.The shooting took place in New Haven County in Waterbury around 11:10 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Salsa Tropical Social Club.Police responded to the area of the club after receiving a shot fired complaint and located evidence of a crime scene ...

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