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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: Those Who Gather At Closed Recreation Spaces Will Now Be Fined In Fairfield

    COVID-19: Those Who Gather At Closed Recreation Spaces Will Now Be Fined In Fairfield

    One Fairfield County town which has closed all of its parks, beaches, and recreational spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin issuing fines for those who violate the closure.Fairfield Police said they would begin issuing fines on Monday, April 6, to those who visit areas that are closed until further notice.The department said that despite the closure issued by Fairfield ...

  2. COVID-19: As Holidays Approach Rockland Officials Urge Residents To Follow Social Distancing

    COVID-19: As Holidays Approach Rockland Officials Urge Residents To Follow Social Distancing

    As the holidays of Passover and Easter approach, officials from the Rockland County District Attorney to the County Executive, are urging residents to adhere to the rules set by the state under the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Related story: COVID-19: State Raises Fine For Those Failing To Social DistanceCounty Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia ...

  3. COVID-19: One Officer Injured, Some 100 Inmates Moved Following Fight At CT Prison

    COVID-19: One Officer Injured, Some 100 Inmates Moved Following Fight At CT Prison

    A corrections officer was injured and some 100 inmates have been moved at the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution due to unrest associated with new restrictions in an attempt to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).The prison, located in Enfield, houses more than 1,200 medium-security inmates, has recently experienced an uptick in incidents, said Andrius Banevicius, a ...

  4. COVID-19: Ridgefield First Selectman Tests Positive With 107 Cases, 12 Fatalities Now In Town

    COVID-19: Ridgefield First Selectman Tests Positive With 107 Cases, 12 Fatalities Now In Town

    Ridgefield's First Selectman Rudy Marconi reports that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Marconi, 71, said in a statement on Monday, April 6, that he wants to reassure all Ridgefielders that while he "doesn’t feel great," he is doing fine and will work from home as he continues to isolate himself. “Because I have been extremely careful in ...

  5. NY Regents Exams Scheduled For June Now Canceled

    NY Regents Exams Scheduled For June Now Canceled

    The 2019/2020 Board of Regents exams will be canceled in June due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa.During a teleconference of the board on Monday, April 6, Rosa made a short comment regarding the exams."It is obvious from this statement that we will be canceling Regents exams," Rosa said. Related story - ...

  6. COVID-19: Long Island Man Who Became Hospital Nurse After Working As Security Guard Dies At 63

    COVID-19: Long Island Man Who Became Hospital Nurse After Working As Security Guard Dies At 63

    A Long Island nurse has died from COVID-19 after contracting the disease while caring for patients.John Abruzzo, 63, of Seaford, had worked as a nurse at Huntington Hospital, part of the Northwell Health system, for 13 years where he worked on the medical-surgical floors, said multiple sources."We at Huntington Hospital are devastated by the loss of our colleague John Abruzzo, RN, from ...

  7. Man Killed In I-95 Crash After Being Ejected, Falling 30 Feet In Fairfield County, Police Say

    Man Killed In I-95 Crash After Being Ejected, Falling 30 Feet In Fairfield County, Police Say

    A local man was killed during an early-morning single-vehicle crash on I-95 in which he was ejected from a mini-van and fell more than 30 feet in Fairfield County. Mynor R. Garcia-Pelaez, 38, of Bridgeport, was killed early Sunday, April 5, while traveling on the I-95 northbound near exit 27A ramp, which leads to Route 8 northbound, in the city of Bridgeport, said the ...

  8. Suspects On Loose After Long Island 7-Eleven Robbery

    Suspects On Loose After Long Island 7-Eleven Robbery

    Police are on the hunt for two men who allegedly robbed a Long Island 7-Eleven at gunpoint.The robbery took place around 9:50 p.m., Sunday, April 5 on Oak Street, in Uniondale, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, two men entered the 7-Eleven and one pointed a black handgun at an employee and demanded cash from the register as well as various cigars and cigarettes.The ...

  9. Suspect On Loose After Shots Fired In Area

    Suspect On Loose After Shots Fired In Area

    Police are searching for a man who allegedly fired multiple shots at another person before fleeing the area.The shooting took place in Orange County around 10:45 p.m., Saturday, April 4, on Ball Street at the intersection with Seward and Pennsylvania avenues in Port Jervis, police said.When police arrived on the scene they found that the suspect emerged from an adjacent yard and ...

  10. Man Nabbed In Chase After Shooting Mother Of His Child At Long Island Residence, Police Say

    Man Nabbed In Chase After Shooting Mother Of His Child At Long Island Residence, Police Say

    A Long Island man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting the mother of his child and then himself before fleeing the area.Jiuber Mejia-Chicas, 35, of Holtsville, was arrested on Sunday, April 5, after Suffolk County Police responded to a home on Morris Avenue in Holtsville for a reported shooting, said the Suffolk County Police.According to police, ...

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