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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. Man Wanted For Killing Wife Found Near Bear Mountain Bridge Had Been Served Divorce Papers

    Man Wanted For Killing Wife Found Near Bear Mountain Bridge Had Been Served Divorce Papers

    Just a day before George Grogan called his son and said that he had killed his mother, Audrey Grogan, he had been served with divorce papers.George Grogan, 59, called his son on Friday, Sept. 27, he was served divorce papers on Thursday, Sept. 26, court records show.After the call, the son notified the Town of Poughkeepsie police who minutes later responded to Grogan’s residence located ...

  2. Locally Owned Chick-fil-A To Open On Long Island

    Locally Owned Chick-fil-A To Open On Long Island

    Chicken lovers rejoice, Chick-fil-A is opening a new restaurant that is locally owned on Long Island.Chick-fil-A officials said they had selected Scott Buccellato as the franchise owner of the new restaurant in Westbury opening on Thursday, Oct. 17.The restaurant is excepted to hire more than 140 new employees -- or team members -- in Chick-fil-A talk.The new restaurant, located at 1530 ...

  3. Car Hits School Bus Stop Sign, No Injuries, Police Say

    Car Hits School Bus Stop Sign, No Injuries, Police Say

    Two students and a bus driver avoided injuries after a car struck the stop sign of the school bus.The incident took place around 8:26 a.m., Monday, Oct. 7, at Barnum and Huntington Turnpike in Bridgeport, said Bridgeport Police spokesman Terron Jones.According to Jones, the car struck the school bus’s side stop sign.Police said they were not sure if the driver was ticketed. 

  4. School Lockouts Lifted After Threat At Private Academy In Westchester, Police Say

    School Lockouts Lifted After Threat At Private Academy In Westchester, Police Say

    This story has been updated.Lockouts at three schools in Westchester have been lifted after a threat at a nearby private academy was contained to that campus, police said.The schools, Columbus Elementary, Westlake Middle School and Westlake High School, in Mount Pleasant, were put on lockdown around 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, following some type of threat and police investigation at the ...

  5. Nassau County Police Officer Dies Suddenly

    Nassau County Police Officer Dies Suddenly

    A 27-year veteran of the Nassau County Police has died unexpectedly.The officer died on Monday, Oct. 7.The Nassau County Police Department did not release the name of the officer or the cause of death."He worked every day to keep our communities safe and his death is a tremendous loss for this department," the department said in a statement."He was also a husband and a ...

  6. EEE Mosquitoes Discovered In Three New CT Towns

    EEE Mosquitoes Discovered In Three New CT Towns

    State health officials announced that mosquitos carrying Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been detected in three new towns in Connecticut.According to officials, the mosquitoes were found in trap sites in the towns of Chester, East Lyme, and Hampton.To date, three people have died in Connecticut from the disease. The latest person to die during the third week of September lived in ...

  7. Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Home In Area

    Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Home In Area

    A two-alarm fire destroyed an area home, leaving one person homeless.The fire happened Monday, Oct. 7 in Orange County at a home in Monroe on Mid Oaks Drive.The blaze moved quickly due to the fact the home was made of wood frame construction, said Mombasha Fire Company Chief John Scherne.Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy fire pushing out the side of the home with thick black ...

  8. Man Charged With Causing Serious Crash With Multiple Injuries

    Man Charged With Causing Serious Crash With Multiple Injuries

    An out-of-area man was arrested on a warrant for allegedly causing a two-vehicle crash in Fairfield County that left several people with serious injuries.Jesse Garcia-Mercado, 25, of Jersey City, New Jersey surrendered to the Stratford Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 5, as the result of a warrant for his involvement in a serious accident on the River Road in Stratford on ...

  9. Twins, One Other Nabbed With Guns/Drugs In Area, Police Say

    Twins, One Other Nabbed With Guns/Drugs In Area, Police Say

    Twin brothers, one of them wanted for shooting a teenager last month, were nabbed along with another man on search warrants following an investigation.John Tyquin Holman and Johnathan Tyquon Holman, both 27, and Justin Scott, 27, were arrested on Monday, Oct. 7, during a joint operation by the Bridgeport Police Emergency Services Unit and Stratford Police Special Response Team at ...

  10. Police Ask For Help Identifying Man Who Allegedly Stole $1K In Goods From Walmart

    Police Ask For Help Identifying Man Who Allegedly Stole $1K In Goods From Walmart

    Stratford Police are asking the public for help identifying a man wanted for allegedly stealing more than $1K in clothing.The thefts took place around 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, after the man pictured entered the Stratford Walmart, at 150 Barnum Ave., and stole approximately $1,000 in clothing, toys, and power tools, said Det. Sean Gallagher.The man left the scene on a vehicle bearing ...

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