Kathy Reakes

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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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CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police
CT Man Carrying A Crossbow, Beer On Street Nabbed By Police A Connecticut man walking on a city street with a crossbow and a beer was nabbed by patrol officers after receiving numerous 911 calls of a man carrying a rifle.  The incident occurred in New Haven County on Wednesday, June 12, around 5 p.m. on Main Street in Meriden. According to Sgt. Michael Boothroyd of the Meriden Police, the callers said the man was wearing a backpack and a bulletproof vest, had a rifle slung over his shoulder, and was carrying a beer.  The man told people in the parking lot that they should “kill themselves” and that he “was waiting for the police…
Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In CT, Police Say Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In CT, Police Say
Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In CT, Police Say A Fairfield County man was nabbed for alleged drunk driving after he was stopped for driving without a tire, with his hazard lights on. Stamford resident Edvin Palma, age 48, was charged on Sunday, June 9, on Noroton Avenue in Darien. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police patrol officers spotted Palma driving a Honda Pilot northbound on Noroton Avenue with hazard lights on and emitting a loud thumping noise. During a traffic stop, the Pilot was found with extensive damage, including a missing front tire and a heavily damaged front rim, Vigil said. Palma also had&n…
Ready For Island Living For $25 Million In CT? Ready For Island Living For $25 Million In CT?
Ready For Island Living For $25 Million In CT? Ah, island life: Soaring views of the Connecticut waterway, a private bridge for access, and a kitchen with total water views are just a few of the amenities found on an island estate for sale for $25 million in Fairfield County. Located on Game Cock Road in Greenwich, the 1.1-acre property has been a multi-generational family compound for years, according to Zillow.  It's also one of a few left in Greenwich with a private bridge. Zillow According to Zillow, the property includes a seven-bedroom, five-bath, 6,000-square-foot main house, three en-suite bedrooms, a guest house, a boat…
'Stop Calling Me Names,' Gabby Petito Wrote To Boyfriend Brian Laundrie: FBI Report 'Stop Calling Me Names,' Gabby Petito Wrote To Boyfriend Brian Laundrie: FBI Report
'Stop Calling Me Names,' Gabby Petito Wrote To Boyfriend Brian Laundrie: FBI Report Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old Long Island native who was killed by her fiancé Brian Laundrie in 2021, wrote him a letter imploring him to stop calling her names, according to FBI documents. Related: FBI Reveals How Brian Laundrie Took Responsibility For Gabby Petito’s Death The 300-plus documents, recently released by the FBI, outline the investigation and offer a glimpse into what transpired before and after the Suffolk County, Blue Point resident was killed by the man she said she loved in an undated letter included in the release. "You know how much I love you, so (and I'm writi…
Stormville Man Killed In Crash Between Truck, Car Stormville Man Killed In Crash Between Truck, Car
Stormville Man Killed In Crash Between Truck, Car A Hudson Valley man was killed in a two-vehicle crash. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 8 a.m., Thursday, June 13, on Route 52 at the intersection of Leetown Road in the town of East Fishkill. According to Chief Derrick Cuccia of the East Fishkill Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Mack truck (Tri-County Carting garbage truck) driven by a 55-year-old Brewster man was traveling eastbound on Route 52 when it struck a 2018 Subaru that was exiting Leetown Road.  The driver of the Subaru, Thomas J. Dunne, age 74, of Stormville, was pronounced dead at th…
Lane Reductions Expected Along I-84 in Dutchess County Lane Reductions Expected Along I-84 in Dutchess County
Lane Reductions Expected Along I-84 in Dutchess County Motorists in Dutchess County can expect lane reductions on I-84 beginning next week. The State Department of Transportation is advising Dutchess County drivers that I-84 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Exit 44 (Route 52) in the Town of Fishkill and Exit 46 (Route 9) in the Town of East Fishkill. The work will take place Mondays through Saturdays, beginning Monday, June 17, through Wednesday, July 31, between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., to facilitate bridge painting, weather permitting, DOT said. For more information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.
CT Man Killed In Dover Crash With Tractor-Trailer CT Man Killed In Dover Crash With Tractor-Trailer
CT Man Killed In Dover Crash With Tractor-Trailer Police are investigating after a 74-year-old Connecticut man was killed during a two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Dutchess County at the intersection of Route 22 and Route 55 in the town of Dover, a hamlet of Wingdale, around 3:45 p.m., Thursday, June 13. According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, a 2010 Chevrolet pickup was on Route 55 preparing to enter traffic on northbound Route 22 when it pulled into the path of a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer. The collision killed the driver of the pickup, Northern Fairfie…
South Norwalk Adds Georgian Cuisine To Its Eclectic Dining Scene South Norwalk Adds Georgian Cuisine To Its Eclectic Dining Scene
South Norwalk Adds Georgian Cuisine To Its Eclectic Dining Scene Adding to the melting pot of dining options throughout Fairfield County, a new restaurant specializing in authentic Georgian cuisine opens this weekend. The much anticipated Cheese & Bread opens in South Norwalk on Friday, June 14 ( reservations are already sold out) at 68 Washington St.  The brainchild of seasoned restaurateurs Andrea Archvadze and Akaki Andguladze, who came to the US from Georgia (between Turkey and Russia), opened the original Cheese & Bread concept in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, in 2023.  Their casual neighborhood eatery, which specializes in authentic Georg…
Person Of Interest Nabbed In CT Apartment Explosion Person Of Interest Nabbed In CT Apartment Explosion
Person Of Interest Nabbed In CT Apartment Explosion A convicted felon from Fairfield County has been arrested as a person of interest in connection with an explosion at an apartment complex that sent residents scrambling for safety. Related: Explosion At Apartment Building Causes Evacuation In Bridgeport Nelson Diaz of Bridgeport was charged with disorderly conduct on Thursday, June 13, for the earlier explosion at a North Avenue apartment complex, according to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police. According to Gilleran, the explosion occurred in Bridgeport at around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, outside a third-floor apa…
Fundraiser Aims To Cover Funeral Expenses For CT Man Who Drowned In Bantam Lake Fundraiser Aims To Cover Funeral Expenses For CT Man Who Drowned In Bantam Lake
Fundraiser Aims To Cover Funeral Expenses For CT Man Who Drowned In Bantam Lake Friends of a 27-year-old Connecticut man who drowned while saving the life of his girlfriend's son are raising funds to help the family pay for a funeral. Related: 27-Year-Old Drowns In Litchfield County's Bantam Lake New Haven County resident Kyree Dowd of Meriden died on Saturday, June 8, in Litchfield County at the Point Folly Campground in Bantam. According to his Godmother, Tracey Dickerson, Dowd, who was known to be a strong swimmer, he jumped into the water when his girlfriend's 16-year-old son began yelling for help after being caught in a current. The teen was saved, but D…
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