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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. ID Released For CT Man Found Shot Dead On Roadway

    ID Released For CT Man Found Shot Dead On Roadway

    Police have released the identity of a Connecticut man found shot dead on a city street.Abdiel Rodriguez, age 25, was found around 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 5 in the city of New London, in the area of Colman Street and West Pleasant Street.Upon arriving on the scene, officers located and treated Rodriguez who had sustained life-threatening injuries, Capt. Matthew Galante, of the ...

  2. Rockland Duo Sentenced For Violent Beating, Carjacking

    Rockland Duo Sentenced For Violent Beating, Carjacking

    A Hudson Valley duo have been sentenced to prison for their part in a brutal carjacking and beating of an area man who was left for dead.Rockland County residents Dwayne Hicks, age 28, of Spring Valley, and Tnaiya Williams, age 27 of New City, were sentenced on Tuesday, July 5 for the February 2021 crime, according to the Office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New ...

  3. Man Dies After Shooting Near CT Intersection

    Man Dies After Shooting Near CT Intersection

    A man was found dead in Connecticut after police responded to a call for shots fired.The incident took place in New London County around 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 5 in the area of Colman Street and West Pleasant Street in the city of New London.Upon arriving on the scene, officers located and treated an adult man that had sustained life-threatening injuries, Capt. Matthew Galante, of ...

  4. Community Rallies To Support Family Of 22-Year-Old Ketcham HS Grad Killed In I-84 Incident

    Community Rallies To Support Family Of 22-Year-Old Ketcham HS Grad Killed In I-84 Incident

    The community is rallying around the family of a 22-year-old man who was hit and killed on Interstate 84 during a road rage incident by donating to a GoFundMe effort.Dutchess County resident Fabian Tirado, of Wappingers Falls, was one of the two men who were fatally struck by a vehicle on I-84 in the Putnam County town of Kent on Saturday, July 2, police reported.See Earlier ...

  5. North Woodmere Duo Nabbed For Merrick Gas Station Robbery, Police Say

    North Woodmere Duo Nabbed For Merrick Gas Station Robbery, Police Say

    A Long Island duo has been nabbed for allegedly robbing a BP gas station at gunpoint.The incident took place around in Merrick around 7:10 p.m., Tuesday, July 5 at the station located at 1185 Merrick Ave.According to detectives, Jerald Gadsden, age 31, and Heleena Velazquez-Krupp, age 28, both of North Woodmere, entered the gas station and approached a 62-year-old male ...

  6. Popular Teacher From Bedford Dies At Age 52

    Popular Teacher From Bedford Dies At Age 52

    A popular Northern Westchester third-grade teacher, Josephine “Josie” Calvaruso, has died at the age of 52.Calvaruso attended school in the Bronx and graduated from Fordham University with her bachelor’s in philosophy, her obituary said. Soon after, she received her master’s from Fordham in teaching. She was a teacher for 28 years, working first in the Bronx before later ...

  7. Plane Crashes At Boy Scout Camp Near CT Airport

    Plane Crashes At Boy Scout Camp Near CT Airport

    A small plane crashed at a Boy Scouts of America camp near a Connecticut airport.The crash took place in Litchfield County in Plymouth around 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Camp Mattatuck.According to a release from the Connecticut Rivers Boy Scout Council, the light aircraft crashed on the southern end of the camp, which is approximately a quarter of a mile away from any of the camp ...

  8. Woman Rescued After Falling Between Train, Platform At Station In Fairfield County

    Woman Rescued After Falling Between Train, Platform At Station In Fairfield County

    A woman received minor injuries after falling between an MTA train and the platform in Fairfield County.The incident took place in Stamford around 8:10 pm., Tuesday, July 5 at the Springdale Train Station. Upon realizing what happened, the Metro-North conductor and engineer quickly de-energized and secured the train in order to allow for safe patient access to first arriving first ...

  9. Luxury SUV Stolen In New Canaan Recovered In Waterbury

    Luxury SUV Stolen In New Canaan Recovered In Waterbury

    Another luxury vehicle was stolen in Fairfield County after the keys were left in an SUV.The incident was reported in New Canaan around 7 a.m., Sunday, July 3 on Cheese Spring Road.Officers responded to the home on a report of a stolen 2014 Audi Q5 had been stolen, said New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski.The owner’s Ring doorbell captured the vehicle being driven out of the ...

  10. Nationwide Support Pours In For Toddler Who Lost Both Parents In July 4th Parade Mass Shooting

    Nationwide Support Pours In For Toddler Who Lost Both Parents In July 4th Parade Mass Shooting

    From every corner of the country, donations are pouring in for a 2-year-old boy whose parents were gunned down in the parade shooting in a northern Chicago suburb that left six dead and dozens wounded.Kevin, age 37, and Irina McCarthy, age 35, of Highland Park, Illinois, the parents of little Aiden McCarthy, were killed on Monday, July 4th protecting their son as a shooter opened fire ...

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