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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. Police Searching For Suspect In Attempted Long Island Bank Robbery

    Police Searching For Suspect In Attempted Long Island Bank Robbery

    Detectives on Long Island are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at an area bank.According to Suffolk County Police, a man entered the TD Bank, located at 188 North Main St., in Sayville at approximately 10:50 a.m. Friday, July 30, and passed a teller a note demanding cash. The man fled the bank with no proceeds, said police.The man was described as being Black, ...

  2. Long Island Woman Killed After Crashing Into Utility Pole, Police Say

    Long Island Woman Killed After Crashing Into Utility Pole, Police Say

    A Long Island woman was killed after crashing into a utility pole.The incident around 8 a.m., Friday, July 30, on North Road in Greenport.Helga Bauer, 83, of Lake Ronkonkoma, was driving a 2011 Toyota Camry east on County Road 48 (North Road) when she crossed westbound traffic and left the roadway, and collided with a utility pole before coming to a stop in the westbound lane of ...

  3. Boyfriend Nabbed In Hudson Valley For Fatal Stabbing Of Woman

    Boyfriend Nabbed In Hudson Valley For Fatal Stabbing Of Woman

    A Long Island man has been apprehended in the Hudson Valley for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death.Wayne Chambers, age 49, of Medford, was arrested on Friday, July 30 in Orange County in connection with the Thursday, July 22 murder of 46-year-old Sandra McIntosh, in Holtsville, said Suffolk County Police.Chambers, 49, was apprehended in Newburgh by Suffolk County Police ...

  4. Trio Nabbed Following Shooting In Western Mass, Police Say

    Trio Nabbed Following Shooting In Western Mass, Police Say

    Three Western Massachusetts men have been arrested after a shooting incident that led to the discovery of illegal guns and drugs.According to Springfield Police Department Spokesman Ryan Walsh, officers responded to a Shot Spotter activation in Hampden County on Main Street in Springfield at around 11:30 a.m.Wednesday, July 28.During an investigation, 16 shell casings were located, ...

  5. Woman Killed In Long Island House Fire, Police Say

    Woman Killed In Long Island House Fire, Police Say

    A Long Island woman has been killed in a single-family house fire.The blaze broke out around 10:25 a.m., Friday, July 30 in West Islip, on Udall Road, and was reported by a 911 caller, said the Suffolk County Police.A firefighter suffered minor injuries, police said.The woman's identity has not yet been released.Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are ...

  6. Man Killed In Fairfield County Crash Was Highly-Regarded Investment Manager

    Man Killed In Fairfield County Crash Was Highly-Regarded Investment Manager

    A Fairfield County man killed in a single-vehicle crash was a highly-regarded investment manager in the area.Carl "Pepper" Whitbeck, age 43, of Ridgefield, was killed around 2 p.m., Thursday, July 29 during the crash on Branchville Road in Ridgefield.Whitbeck, a native of Columbia County in upstate New York, was head of US fixed income and high yield at Axa Investment ...

  7. Police Investigating Armed Robbery Outside Of Area Business

    Police Investigating Armed Robbery Outside Of Area Business

    Police are searching for suspects in connection with an armed robbery outside of an area business.The incident happened in Ulster County around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, July 24 near a New Paltz establishment at Main Street and Prospect Street.When officers arrived on the scene they determined an armed robbery had just occurred, New Paltz PD Chief Robert Lucchesi said. Through ...

  8. Park Ranger Driving Drunk On Job Crashes With Daughters In Vehicle, Sheriff Says

    Park Ranger Driving Drunk On Job Crashes With Daughters In Vehicle, Sheriff Says

    A park ranger on duty in the Hudson Valley crashed a county vehicle while his two daughters were passengers, according to authorities.Orange County resident Christopher Granata, age 41, of New Windsor, was involved in the crash while on duty in Rockland County at the Haverstraw Bay County Park during an Independence Day fireworks celebration, according to Rockland Sheriff ...

  9. COVID-19: Broadway To Require Vaccines, Masks At All Theaters

    COVID-19: Broadway To Require Vaccines, Masks At All Theaters

    Broadway lovers anxious to see the bright lights flick back to life will need to have a COVID-19 vaccine and mask in order to attend any show.The Broadway League announced Friday, July 30, that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theatres in New York City will require vaccinations for audience members, as well as performers, backstage crew, and theatre staff, for all ...

  10. Dog Killed In Western Mass House Fire

    Dog Killed In Western Mass House Fire

    A family dog was killed during a house fire at a two-and-half story home in Western Massachusetts.The fire took place around 12:35 p.m., Thursday, July 29 in Berkshires County at 16 Atlantic Ave., in Pittsfield.Pittsfield Police officers, who were at the neighboring house, noticed smoke coming from the wood-framed structure, said Pittsfield PD Deputy Chief Daniel Garner.When Pittsfield ...

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