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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. Yale Murder Suspect Nabbed In Alabama

    Yale Murder Suspect Nabbed In Alabama

    United States Marshals have arrested a man believed to be responsible for the February shooting death of a Yale grad student in Connecticut. Qinxuan Pan, age 29, an MIT researcher, was arrested on Friday, May 14, in Montgomery, Alabama, US Marshals said. They did not say where in Montgomery he was found. Pan is the prime suspect in the shooting death of Kevin Jiang, age ...

  2. Police Asking For Help Finding Vandals Who Caused $38K In Damage To Long Island Soccer Field

    Police Asking For Help Finding Vandals Who Caused $38K In Damage To Long Island Soccer Field

    Police are asking the public for help locating the person or people who vandalized a Long Island soccer field multiple times over the past six months.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives said an unknown person or group knocked over multiple light poles at the Our Savior New American School soccer facility, located on Hawkins Road, in ...

  3. Western Mass Woman Killed After Vehicle Crashes Into Structure Under Overpass

    Western Mass Woman Killed After Vehicle Crashes Into Structure Under Overpass

    A 59-year-old Western Mass woman died following a single-vehicle crash.Franklin County resident Brenda Louise Perrea, of Northfield, was killed around 3:15 p.m., Thursday, May 13, after her vehicle crashed into a cement abutment under the Interstate 91 overpass on Bernardston Road in Greenfield, said Laurie Loisel, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney’s ...

  4. Alert Issued For Missing CT Man Who Didn't Return Home After Work

    Alert Issued For Missing CT Man Who Didn't Return Home After Work

    Have you seen him?Police are asking the public for help locating a man who failed to return home after work in Fairfield County.Police have issued a Silver Alert for Andre Edouard, age 61, of Norwalk, who failed to return home from work on Thursday, May 13.Edouard, who suffers from early-onset dementia and has become confused in recent weeks, is described as being approximately ...

  5. Suffolk County Man Nabbed Attempting To Rob Popular LI Eatery, Threatens Employee, Police Say

    Suffolk County Man Nabbed Attempting To Rob Popular LI Eatery, Threatens Employee, Police Say

    A Long Island man was arrested after attempting to allegedly rob a local eatery and then threatened a worker with a flagpole he had broken, according to police.Vincent Baxter, age 21, of Amityville, was arrested around 4:40 p.m., Thursday, May 13, in Farmingdale, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, Baxter approached a 53-year-old female employee at Ralph’s Italian ...

  6. Shots Fired Investigation Underway In Westchester

    Shots Fired Investigation Underway In Westchester

    Police are investigating an incident of shots fired in a Westchester neighborhood.The incident took place during the afternoon hours on Thursday, May 13, on Traverse Avenue in Port Chester.During an investigation, numerous spent shell casings were recovered, but no one appeared to have been injured, said Port Chester Police Captain Charles Nielsen.Police believe there was a dispute ...

  7. Leader Of $1M Shoplifting Ring Busted In Massachusetts, State Police Say

    Leader Of $1M Shoplifting Ring Busted In Massachusetts, State Police Say

    A months-long investigation led to the arrest of a Massachusetts man for running an alleged large shoplifting enterprise that earned him more than $1 million.The investigation began in February 2020, when Trooper Joseph Hall made a traffic stop in Leominster which resulted in one of the vehicle’s occupants being arrested for outstanding warrants, said the Massachusetts State ...

  8. Man Nabbed With Loaded Gun During Long Island Traffic Stop, Police Say

    Man Nabbed With Loaded Gun During Long Island Traffic Stop, Police Say

    A 20-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly being nabbed with a loaded firearm in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop on Long Island.Keyron Leebing, age 20, of Brooklyn, was arrested around 8:20 p.m., Friday, May 7 in East Garden City, after being stopped by officers, Nassau County Police said.According to detectives, officers on patrol spotted a 2007 Lexus traveling ...

  9. COVID-19: Long Island 21-Year-Old Nabbed For Having Fake Vaccination Cards, Police Say

    COVID-19: Long Island 21-Year-Old Nabbed For Having Fake Vaccination Cards, Police Say

    A Long Island man has been arrested for allegedly having brass knuckles, drugs, and fake COVID-19 vaccine cards when stopped in a high-crime area.Zachary Honig, age 21, of Levittown, was arrested around 10:40 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, for the incident which took place in East Garden City, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, the Nassau County Police Department Criminal ...

  10. Shelter In Place Order Lifted For CT School After No Weapon Found

    Shelter In Place Order Lifted For CT School After No Weapon Found

    A shelter-in-place order for a Fairfield County school that believed a weapon may have been brought to school has been lifted after a police search.Students at Walter Fitzgerald Campus in Fairfield were told to shelter in place on Thursday, May 13, after school officials called the Fairfield Police Department to search the school when fears surfaced that a student may have a weapon at ...

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