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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. Northern Westchester HS Teacher Will Be Back On 'Jeopardy!' For Tournament Of Champions

    Northern Westchester HS Teacher Will Be Back On 'Jeopardy!' For Tournament Of Champions

    A teacher in Northern Westchester who was the winner of the 2019 "Jeopardy!" Teachers Tournament returns to battle against the show's top competitors after being invited to show just how smart he is in the Tournament of Champions.In May, Francois Barcomb of New Paltz, an 11th-grade physics teacher at Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose, took home $100,000 with the big win during the ...

  2. Man Charged With Assault After Incident At Westport Business

    Man Charged With Assault After Incident At Westport Business

    A man wanted in connection with an October dispute with a woman that turned physical has been arrested by police.Westport Police had a warrant for Robert Bush, 51, of Bridgeport, in connection with a dispute that took place on Sunday, Oct. 13, at a Westport business, said Lt. Anthony Prezioso.The incident began around 1:50 p.m. when Bush had come to a woman's place of ...

  3. Area Man Arrested For Rape Of Child Under 15, Police Say

    Area Man Arrested For Rape Of Child Under 15, Police Say

    A 20-year-old man has been arrested for the alleged rape of a child under the age of 15 in the area.Lonnie E. Pesano, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 7, by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, said Capt. John Watterson.Pesano was arrested following an investigation by the Sheriff's Office and the Child Advocacy Center, Watterson said.Watterson said there is ...

  4. Police Searching For Man Connected To Shooting In Area

    Police Searching For Man Connected To Shooting In Area

    Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred in a parking lot in the area.The incident took place in Orange County around 3:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, in the parking lot of a Blooming Grove housing complex behind 40 Tanager Road, police said.A heavyset black male with his hair pulled back, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt reportedly fired at ...

  5. Long Island Doctor Charged For Illegally Selling Oxycodone, Other Drugs

    Long Island Doctor Charged For Illegally Selling Oxycodone, Other Drugs

    A Long Island doctor was arrested by federal agents on charges he illegally prescribed oxycodone to two patients without a legitimate medical purpose including a drug dealer who resold the drugs and a patient who died of an overdose.Tameshwar Ammar, 51, of Amityville, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Central Islip on Thursday, Nov. 7, to the charges of conspiracy to distribute ...

  6. Driver Leaves Scene After Boat Crashes Into Utility Pole In Westchester, Police Say

    Driver Leaves Scene After Boat Crashes Into Utility Pole In Westchester, Police Say

    A dump your boat and run crash closed Saw Mill River Road in Ardsley for several hours.The crash took place around 7:48 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, when a boat being towed by a U-Haul box truck broke loose and smashed into a utility pole, said Ardsley Police Lt. Carl Calabrese.The driver left the scene, but witnesses were able to tell police that the boat was being towed by the U-Haul ...

  7. Drug Sweep During Concert At Nassau Coliseum Nets 26 Arrests

    Drug Sweep During Concert At Nassau Coliseum Nets 26 Arrests

    Twenty-six people were arrested during the Dead and Company concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.The multiple arrests took place from Tuesday, Nov. 5 to Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Uniondale at the Coliseum and the surrounding area, said the Nassau County Police.During the drug sweep, three people were found to be in need of medical attention and were transported to nearby hospitals ...

  8. Fire Rips Through Former Gucci Estate In Northern Westchester

    Fire Rips Through Former Gucci Estate In Northern Westchester

    Firefighters are battling a large fire at the former Gucci Estate in Northern WestchesterThe fire began around 6 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at the 5,300-square-foot home located in Yorktown Heights at 1230 Baptist Church Road.Firefighters are having to truck in water as no fire hydrants are located in the area.Information on Zillow said the home has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, an au pair ...

  9. Norwalk PD Officer Named Northeast Traffic Safety Hero Of Year

    Norwalk PD Officer Named Northeast Traffic Safety Hero Of Year

    A Norwalk police officer has been honored for his work to help keep drivers safe by being named the 2019 AAA Northeast Traffic Safety Hero of the Year. Officer John Haggerty, a 22-year veteran of the department, was recognized along with his peers at a ceremony held on Thursday, Oct. 31, in Bridgeport, said Norwalk Police Lt. Terry Blake.During his time with the department, ...

  10. Missing Northern Westchester Man Located In Brewster With Help Of New Technology

    Missing Northern Westchester Man Located In Brewster With Help Of New Technology

    With the help of new technology, authorities were able to find a missing man within a matter of hours.The incident began around 5:41 a.m., Friday, Nov. 1, when the Mount Pleasant Police Department reported a missing elderly male who had not been heard from since 1 p.m. the previous day. The Mount Pleasant Police immediately broadcasted over the Westchester County Hotline ...

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