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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. Ramapo Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Man Driving Drunk With Kids In Car, Police Say

    Ramapo Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Man Driving Drunk With Kids In Car, Police Say

    A Hudson Valley man was charged with felony DWI after allegedly driving drunk with children in the car.The incident took place in Rockland County around 3 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in Ramapo.According to the Ramapo Police, a 37-year-old Orange County resident from Monroe was stopped for a routine traffic infraction when officers noticed he was allegedly impaired by alcohol.The man's ...

  2. Mount Vernon Youth Baseball Coach Sentenced For Having Sex With 16-Year-Old Player

    Mount Vernon Youth Baseball Coach Sentenced For Having Sex With 16-Year-Old Player

    A Westchester County baseball coach has been sentenced to prison for having sex with a 16-year-old player.Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced that 31-year-old Mount Vernon resident Robert Pope was sentenced on Thursday, Sept. 22, to the maximum term of four years in state prison for engaging in sexual activity with a 16-year-old.In April 2021, Pope, the ...

  3. Support Pours In For Family Of 50-Year-Old Stanford Man Killed In Crash

    Support Pours In For Family Of 50-Year-Old Stanford Man Killed In Crash

    Support is pouring in for a popular Hudson Valley life coach who was killed during a vehicle crash.Erin T. Clancy died on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Pleasant Valley, when police say another vehicle attempted to pass two cars and hit Erin's car head-on.Since his passing, family, friends, and strangers have donated to a GoFundMe account set up by family friend  Michelle Cummings to cover ...

  4. 4 Suffolk Businesses Closed, 2 Women Charged After Complaints, Including For Prostitution

    4 Suffolk Businesses Closed, 2 Women Charged After Complaints, Including For Prostitution

    Four businesses on Long Island were shut down and two women were arrested following quality of life complaints from residents.Suffolk County Police coordinated with Brookhaven town investigators, building inspector, and fire marshall to investigate numerous quality of life complaints, including prostitution.Police said more than 50 summonses were issued to four establishments for ...

  5. 2 Men Rescued After Jet Ski Breaks Down Near Overlook Beach, Suffolk County Police Say

    2 Men Rescued After Jet Ski Breaks Down Near Overlook Beach, Suffolk County Police Say

    Marine Police on Long Island rescued two men after their jet ski became disabled.The incident took place around 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in the Fire Island Inlet near Overlook Beach in. Babylon.According to Suffolk County Police, two men were riding a Yamaha Jet Ski in the Fire Island Inlet, when the vehicle became disabled. One of the men called 911 and reported they ...

  6. Woman Stopped Near Intersection In Fairfield County Drove Under Influence, Police Say

    Woman Stopped Near Intersection In Fairfield County Drove Under Influence, Police Say

    A Fairfield County woman was arrested for alleged DUI after police received calls of a possible intoxicated driver.The incident took place in New Canaan around 9:20 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 22 in the area of Frogtown Road and Weed Street.According to Lt. Jason Ferraro, of the New Canaan Police, responding officers found the vehicle stopped on Frogtown Road near Hanford ...

  7. Fugitive From Justice Nabbed In Suffern For Stealing 2 Cars In 2 Days, Police Say

    Fugitive From Justice Nabbed In Suffern For Stealing 2 Cars In 2 Days, Police Say

    A 19-year-old man who was a fugitive from justice was nabbed again for stealing two cars in two days from the same town.The unidentified man was arrested in Rockland County on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Suffern.According to Suffern Police, officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle on Thursday, Sept. 8. Video surveillance captured the suspect and officers were able to identify him ...

  8. Know Them? Duo Wanted For Stealing From Central Islip Store

    Know Them? Duo Wanted For Stealing From Central Islip Store

    Police on Long Island are asking the public for help identifying two men who allegedly stole items from a Home Depot Store.The incident took place at the Home Depot in Central Islip on Friday, Sept. 16, Suffolk County Police said.The men stole Romex brand electrical wire from the store, located at 301 South Research Place. The merchandise was valued at approximately $640, ...

  9. CT Father Charged With Severely Beating 6-Week-Old, Police Say

    CT Father Charged With Severely Beating 6-Week-Old, Police Say

    A Connecticut father has been arrested for allegedly severely beating his 6-week-old causing extensive injuries.The incident took place around in New Haven County around 4 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 23, in Ansonia.According to Lt. Patrick Lynch of the Ansonia Police, the department was notified on Friday by the Department of Children and Families of a possible child abuse case.DCF reported ...

  10. 17-Year-Old Charged With DWI After Crash That Destroyed Historic House In Wappinger

    17-Year-Old Charged With DWI After Crash That Destroyed Historic House In Wappinger

    A 17-year-old Hudson Valley resident has been arrested for alleged DWI after destroying a much-loved historic house when his vehicle slammed into it, causing a massive fire.The incident took place in Dutchess County around 3 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Hughsonville hamlet in the town of Wappinger.New York State troopers discovered the crash and the fire after hearing what sounded ...

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