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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. Former Captain Of Island Park Fire Department Dies At Age 38 While Attending Fundraiser

    Former Captain Of Island Park Fire Department Dies At Age 38 While Attending Fundraiser

    A weekend fundraiser turned tragic when a Long Island firefighter who was a mentor to young recruits died from a heart attack at the age of 38.Former Capt. Michael Fischer, a 10-year veteran of the Island Park Fire Department, died Sunday, Aug. 14, at a restaurant in the village after a doctor and first responders worked to revive him for more than 40 minutes, said Former Island ...

  2. Drunk CT Woman Breaks Into Home, Bites Officer, EMT, Police Say

    Drunk CT Woman Breaks Into Home, Bites Officer, EMT, Police Say

    A drunk Connecticut woman was charged with assault after she allegedly broke into a home, drank alcohol from the refrigerator, and then bit an officer and an EMT when they attempted to arrest her, according to police.The incident took place in New Haven County around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, in Naugatuck.According to the Naugatuck Police, officers were dispatched to a home on Park ...

  3. 1 Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash

    1 Killed In Single-Vehicle CT Crash

    A 36-year-old Connecticut man was killed during a single-vehicle crash.The incident took place in New Haven County in Cheshire around 5 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 14 in the area of Diamond Hill Road and South Meriden Road.Responding officers reported the driver, identified as Jeremy Rodriguez of Meriden, had died from injuries sustained during the crash, said Lt. Jeffrey ...

  4. Owner Of CT Social Club Gunned Down In Parking Lot, 1 Arrested, Police Say

    Owner Of CT Social Club Gunned Down In Parking Lot, 1 Arrested, Police Say

    The owner of a popular Connecticut social club was shot and killed outside his business during an altercation outside the club.The shooting took place in New Haven County in Waterbury around 11:10 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Salsa Tropical Social Club.Police responded to the area of the club after receiving a shot fired complaint and located evidence of a crime scene ...

  5. 1 Dead, 2 Hospitalized After 4-Vehicle Wallkill Crash

    1 Dead, 2 Hospitalized After 4-Vehicle Wallkill Crash

    A 26-year-old man was killed during a multi-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley.It happened in Orange County around 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14 in the town of Wallkill, on Schutt Road.According to detectives, when officers arrived on the scene, they found a 26-year-old New Windsor resident lying on the ground unconscious and unresponsive.Officers immediately began life-saving ...

  6. Matter Of Seconds: Video Shows Car With Keys Inside Being Stolen From CT Gas Station

    Matter Of Seconds: Video Shows Car With Keys Inside Being Stolen From CT Gas Station

    Police are reminding drivers to remove their car keys when at a gas pump after a Nissan Altima was stolen within a matter of seconds while the owner went inside the convenience store.The incident took place in Litchfield County around 10:15 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 14 in Watertown.The driver of the Altima was parked at the gas pumps when they left the vehicle running with the keys inside ...

  7. Man Charged For Crash That Killed CT Woman Crossing Roadway

    Man Charged For Crash That Killed CT Woman Crossing Roadway

    A Fairfield County man has been charged in connection with the death of a local woman who was killed crossing a roadway.Alec Ward, age 26, of Shelton, was arrested in Stamford on Monday, Aug. 15, and charged with negligent homicide in the March 23 death of Elena Laos, age 68, of Stamford.The charges come following an investigation into the collision that occurred at the top of the ...

  8. CT Man, Age 28, Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash, Driver Critical

    CT Man, Age 28, Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash, Driver Critical

    A 28-year-old Connecticut was killed in a single-vehicle crash that left the driver in critical condition.The crash took place in New Haven County around 8:15 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13 in Waterbury, in the area of 909 East Main St.When police responded to the report of a collision they located a vehicle that struck a wall in a private parking lot, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury ...

  9. Missing Great Neck Man Found Safe

    Missing Great Neck Man Found Safe

    Update:Police on Long Island announced a missing man who hadn't been seen in a day has been found safe.Louis Alibutod, age 75, of Great Neck was reported missing in Great Neck on Sunday, Aug. 14.According to Nassau County detectives, Alibutod was last seen leaving Leonard’s of Great Neck located at 555 Northern Blvd., on Sunday.Police announced on Monday, Aug. 15, that Alibutod was ...

  10. Teen Critically Injured, 5 Others Hospitalized In 2-Vehicle Ronkonkoma Crash

    Teen Critically Injured, 5 Others Hospitalized In 2-Vehicle Ronkonkoma Crash

    A 19-year-old Long Island resident was critically injured and five others were hospitalized while attempting to make a U-turn on a busy roadway.The incident took place in Ronkonkoma around 8:45 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14.According to Suffolk County Police, Justin Weber, of Islip, was driving a 2016 Toyota Avalon that was parked on the right shoulder in front of 2231 Ocean Ave., before he ...

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