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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. Report Outlines Misconduct By Former Long Island Prosecutor

    Report Outlines Misconduct By Former Long Island Prosecutor

    A multi-year investigation has found that a homicide prosecutor failed to turn over documents in at least 16 cases, including murder trials, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini.The investigation into former Assistant District Attorney Glenn Kurtzrock was conducted by the Conviction Integrity Bureau and New York Law School Post-Conviction Innocence ...

  2. Suspect Nabbed For Murder Of 90-Year-Old Woman In Area

    Suspect Nabbed For Murder Of 90-Year-Old Woman In Area

    An area woman was found dead inside her home after police received a 911 call for a possible homicide.Sullivan County resident Louisa S. Butler, age 90, of the town of Liberty, was found dead inside the home around 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, said Trooper Steven Nevel.As a result of the investigation, state police charged James M. Brodie, age 75, of Liberty, with second-degree murder, ...

  3. CT Man Shot On Thanksgiving Dies From Injuries, Police Say

    CT Man Shot On Thanksgiving Dies From Injuries, Police Say

    A Connecticut man who was shot on Thanksgiving has died from his injuries.The shooting took place around 1:15 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 25 on Sherman Avenue, between Elm Street and Whalley Avenue in New Haven, said Officer Scott Shumway, of the New Haven Police.When officers arrived on the scene, a concerned citizen led responding officers to Lemuel Hamilton, a 45-year-old New Haven man, who ...

  4. Driver Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash In Region With Dog Inside Car

    Driver Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash In Region With Dog Inside Car

    A man was killed during a single-vehicle crash in the area after losing control of his 2004 Chevrolet Corvette.Michael Haas, age 69, was killed in Sullivan County around 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 27, when sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a one-car crash with entrapment on Route 97 in the town of Lumberland.According to Undersheriff Eric J. Chaboty, of the Sullivan ...

  5. Wife Of CT Man Killed In Crash Dies From Injuries

    Wife Of CT Man Killed In Crash Dies From Injuries

    The wife of a Fairfield County man killed in a single-vehicle crash has died from her injuries.Noelli Escarraga, age 69, and his wife, Maria Escarraga, age 62, both of Bridgeport were the only occupants in the vehicle, and have been identified as the two victims killed in the accident, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police Department.Earlier Story: Fairfield County ...

  6. Suspect Nabbed In Connecticut Bank Robbery

    Suspect Nabbed In Connecticut Bank Robbery

     A Fairfield County man has been charged in connection with a September bank robbery.Eliezer Negron, of Bridgeport, was arrested on Monday, Nov. 29 for a robbery at the Fairfield County in Norwalk on Tuesday, Sept. 21, Sgt. Sofia Gulino, of the Norwalk Police Department said.According to Gulino, Negron walked into the bank around 1:30 p.m., wearing a hard hat and a mask resembling ...

  7. Student Stabbed Multiple Times Near CT High School

    Student Stabbed Multiple Times Near CT High School

    Crisis teams will be on-site at a Connecticut high school after one student stabbed another.The stabbing took place around 2:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, at a New Haven County city bus stop on Dixwell Avenue, adjacent to Hamden High School in Hamden.According to Sean Dolan, a spokesman for the Hamden Police Department, the stabbing was uncovered when a student approached School Resource ...

  8. Area Man Nabbed For DWI After Rollover Crash, Police Say

    Area Man Nabbed For DWI After Rollover Crash, Police Say

    An area man was nabbed for alleged driving under the influence after crashing and rolling his vehicle.Nicholas A. Duffy-Godwin, age 24, of the hamlet of Palenville in Greene County, was arrested around 2:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 27, in Ulster County following the crash in Saugerties.According to Saugerties Police, Duffy-Godwin lost control of his vehicle and rolled it while traveling at ...

  9. CT Man Killed, Wife Seriously Injured In Single-Vehicle Crash

    CT Man Killed, Wife Seriously Injured In Single-Vehicle Crash

    Click here for an updated story: Wife Of Fairfield County Man Killed In Crash Dies From InjuriesA Fairfield County man was killed and his wife seriously injured after he collided with a bridge abutment, police said.The 69-year-old Bridgeport man was killed around 3 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 29, in Trumbull, said Lt. Brian Weir, of the Trumbull Police.According to Weir, the couple was ...

  10. Man Apprehended During Traffic Stop Sentenced For Killing Hudson Valley Man

    Man Apprehended During Traffic Stop Sentenced For Killing Hudson Valley Man

    A former resident in the area has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the shooting death of a Hudson Valley man.Jason Jabouin, age 35, was sentenced on Monday, Nov. 29, to one count of manslaughter in connection with the killing of Ryan Franklin, of West Haverstraw on Friday, May 22, 2020, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh.Jabouin,  of ...

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