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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. Man Nabbed In Vehicle Stolen Out Of JFK Airport In CT, Police Say

    Man Nabbed In Vehicle Stolen Out Of JFK Airport In CT, Police Say

    A man was charged with larceny after he was found behind the wheel of an alleged stolen vehicle in Fairfield County.The incident took place in Darien around 1:40 a.m. on Friday, May 13.Troy Bentinck, age 18, of Brooklyn, was arrested after a Darien officer spotted a vehicle secluded behind Fisherman’s Net located on Old Kings Highway, said Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, of the Darien ...

  2. Spring Valley Man Fatally Shot After Facebook Marketplace Sale, Police Say

    Spring Valley Man Fatally Shot After Facebook Marketplace Sale, Police Say

    A Hudson Valley man was shot dead in broad daylight while attempting to purchase a motorcycle off of Facebook Marketplace.The incident took place in the Bronx around 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, May 18 at East 144th and Exterior streets in Mott Haven, said the NYPD.The victim, Rockland County resident Jefferson Jimenez Hernandez, age 20, of Spring Valley, was found unconscious and ...

  3. Trio Nabbed For Robbing Woman, Stealing Her Car At Mall In CT

    Trio Nabbed For Robbing Woman, Stealing Her Car At Mall In CT

    Three Fairfield County teenagers were captured after allegedly robbing a woman and stealing her car in a busy area mall parking lot.The incident took place in Trumbull around 2:45 p.m., Thursday, May 19 at the Westfield Trumbull Mall parking lot.A 59-year-old woman was loading her car in the mall parking lot when she was surrounded by three Bridgeport who demanded her car ...

  4. Man Busted With Fentanyl In City Of Poughkeepsie, Police Say

    Man Busted With Fentanyl In City Of Poughkeepsie, Police Say

    A Hudson Valley man has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of a large quantity of fentanyl following a three-month investigation.The bust took place in the city of Poughkeepsie on Tuesday, May 17, and resulted in the arrest of Orange County resident Laquan Falls, age 26, of Newburgh.The arrest is the culmination of a three-month investigation by the Dutchess County Drug ...

  5. Teen Nabbed For Knifepoint Robbery At City Of Newburgh Dunkin' Donuts

    Teen Nabbed For Knifepoint Robbery At City Of Newburgh Dunkin' Donuts

    A Hudson Valley teen has been arrested for allegedly robbing a Dunkin' Donuts at knifepoint.It took place in Orange County in the city of Newburgh on Saturday, May 7 at the Dunkin' located at 674 Broadway in Newburgh.The 17-year-old teen, who was not identified due to his age, was arrested on Friday, May 13, following an investigation, said the city of Newburgh Police.He was charged ...

  6. CT Mom Accused Of Leaving 2-Year-Old Home Alone

    CT Mom Accused Of Leaving 2-Year-Old Home Alone

    A Connecticut mom has been arrested after allegedly leaving her 2-year-old home alone to go shopping.The child was found crying in New Haven County in Wolcott around 9:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, according to police.Police officers responded to a home on Long Meadow Drive where a neighbor found a very young child wandering in the front yard all by himself, wet and crying, said the ...

  7. Missing City Of Poughkeepsie 20-Year-Old Found Dead

    Missing City Of Poughkeepsie 20-Year-Old Found Dead

    A missing man's body has been recovered from the Hudson River by police.The body of Jordan Jones, age 20, of the city of Poughkeepsie, was found on Friday, May 13 in the Hudson River.Using dental records, the Dutchess County Medical Examiner's Office positively identified the body as being Jones, who was last seen on Saturday, April 30, said Det. Lt. Matt Clark of the city of ...

  8. Eastchester Woman Who Sang At MLB Games, 9/11 Responder, Dies At 61

    Eastchester Woman Who Sang At MLB Games, 9/11 Responder, Dies At 61

    A Westchester woman who was known for her work at Ground Zero with the Red Cross and for singing the National Anthem at Major League Baseball games has died.Marie Menna-Doescher, age 61, of Eastchester, died on Tuesday, May 17, after earlier surviving a 9/11 linked cancer relating to her volunteer work for the Red Cross at Ground Zero, according to her obituary.In 1965 the family moved ...

  9. High School Student In Poughkeepsie Injured In Shooting

    High School Student In Poughkeepsie Injured In Shooting

    Police are investigating a shooting that injured a high school student in the Hudson Valley.It happened in the city of Poughkeepsie on Thursday, May 19 around 2:55 p.m. on Church Street.Responding officers located a 17-year-old victim who had been shot in the arm, said Det. Lt. Matt Clark, of the city of Poughkeepsie Police Department.The unidentified teen told officers he had been ...

  10. Clerk Hit With Gun During Uniondale Gas Station Robbery

    Clerk Hit With Gun During Uniondale Gas Station Robbery

    Police are investigating a robbery at a Long Island gas station in which the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded money and struck an employee.It took place in Uniondale around 10:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19 at the Valero Gas Station located at 940 Nassau Road.According to detectives, a man entered the gas station, pulled out a gun and demanded money, and then struck a 25-year-old ...

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