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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. COVID-19: Four Long Island Teens Win Full College Scholarships In NY Vax Incentive Program

    COVID-19: Four Long Island Teens Win Full College Scholarships In NY Vax Incentive Program

    Four lucky Long Island teens have won a full-ride college scholarship for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.The names of the latest winners for the third round of the "Get A Shot to Make Your Future'' incentive for a full scholarship to a SUNY or CUNY school were announced on Thursday, June 17.The third-round winners from Long Island are:Kelly Moscoso-Yanes, Nassau CountyVictoria Romero, ...

  2. Police Seeking Witnesses To Western Mass Pedestrian Accident

    Police Seeking Witnesses To Western Mass Pedestrian Accident

    Police in Western Massachusetts are asking the public for help in connection with a serious crash involving a pedestrian.The West Springfield Police department said the accident took place around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, at 46 Daggett Drive behind the Stop & Shop grocery store.The pedestrian suffered serious injuries during the incident.If you witnessed the accident please ...

  3. Woman Rescued By Forest Rangers After Crashing ATV In Hudson Valley

    Woman Rescued By Forest Rangers After Crashing ATV In Hudson Valley

    State Forest Rangers recently responded to a serious ATV accident in the Hudson Valley in which a woman was injured.The incident took place around 9:45 p.m., Friday, June 11m when Rangers were contacted by Ulster County 911 requesting assistance for an ATV accident at 146 Belleayre Ridge Road near Belleayre Mountain in the town of Shandaken, the state Department of ...

  4. Off-Duty Police Officer Saves Overdose Victim In Area

    Off-Duty Police Officer Saves Overdose Victim In Area

    A man was saved from an overdose death by the quick actions of a police officer in the area.The incident took place on Friday, June 4, in Orange County.Port Jervis Police Officer Ryan Kievit, while off duty, was traveling in his personal vehicle on Route 6 and observed a pick-up truck stopped perpendicular in the roadway blocking both lanes of travel near a curve in the road, said Chief ...

  5. Suspect Nabbed In Fairfield County Shooting, Police Say

    Suspect Nabbed In Fairfield County Shooting, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man has been arrested for a shooting that took place earlier this month.Kevin Beason, age 23, of Stratford was arrested on Thursday, June 17 by Stratford Police in connection with a shooting that occurred on Garibaldi Avenue on Tuesday, June 1.Beason was arrested on a warrant and held on a $250,000 dollar bond, said Stratford PD Capt Frank Eannotti. He ...

  6. New Details, IDs: Fairfield County Mother Drowned Daughter, Then Killed Herself, Police Say

    New Details, IDs: Fairfield County Mother Drowned Daughter, Then Killed Herself, Police Say

    Police have released the identity of a woman who was found dead inside a Fairfield County home along with her 7-year-old daughter.Forty-six-year-old Tracy Do, of Westport, was found dead around 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, at 1 Lyndale Park, after police responded to the home for a report of an unresponsive female, said Westport PD Lieutenant David Wolf.The deceased ...

  7. Man Jumps To His Death At Kensico Dam In Westchester, Police Say

    Man Jumps To His Death At Kensico Dam In Westchester, Police Say

    Police in Westchester County are investigating the death of a man who jumped from the Kensico Dam in Valhalla.The deceased, a man in his late 50s, was found in the northeast corner of the plaza at Kensico Dam Park, said Keiran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County Police. The plaza area is adjacent to the base of the dam. EMS responded and pronounced the man dead at the ...

  8. Helicopter Inspecting Power Lines Crashes In Hudson Valley, FAA Says

    Helicopter Inspecting Power Lines Crashes In Hudson Valley, FAA Says

    Two people were injured during a helicopter crash in the Hudson Valley, according to the FAA.The crash took place around 8:56 a.m., Friday, June 18, while the pilot of the McDonnell Douglas 500 helicopter was inspecting power lines near Swan Lake in Sullivan County, the FAA said.Two people were aboard, both were injured and were flown to Westchester Medical Center for treatment.New York ...

  9. 13-Year-Old Girl Found Dead In CT Apartment Complex Basement

    13-Year-Old Girl Found Dead In CT Apartment Complex Basement

    Police in Connecticut are investigating the death of a 13-year-old girl who was found in the basement of an apartment building.The girl was, who was reported missing by her mother, was found by Manchester police in the basement of an apartment building in Manchester, reported News8.It is not known at this time if she was a resident of the South Adams Apartments, at 40 Olcott St., ...

  10. HBO Series Takes Over Hudson Valley Street For Filming

    HBO Series Takes Over Hudson Valley Street For Filming

    If you looking for a way to spend the afternoon, head to Poughkeepsie to catch the action happening with the filming of the new Mindy Kaling comedy.The HBO series, "The Sex Lives of College Girls"  features stars Sherri Shepherd, Maya Rose, Rob Huebel, and a cast of local actors who are filling in as extras.The set on Friday, June 18, is on a section of Raymond Avenue near Vassar ...

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