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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. $10,000 Reward Offered In Stabbing Attack On Rockland Man

    $10,000 Reward Offered In Stabbing Attack On Rockland Man

    A man who was beaten and stabbed multiple times while walking to a synagogue for morning prayers is in critical condition.Ramapo Police said the attack took place around 5:35 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, as the man approached the entrance to the driveway of the Mosdos Meharam Brisk Tashnad at 2 Howard Drive, in Monsey.During a press conference, Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel said he ...

  2. Drunk Trunk Driver Crashes Into Cruiser On Route 17, Police Say

    Drunk Trunk Driver Crashes Into Cruiser On Route 17, Police Say

    New York State Police are reminding the public about the "Move Over" law after a trooper's vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by an alleged drunk driver.The crash took place at 7:28 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, as the trooper, a 23-year-veteran, had just issued a traffic ticket to a vehicle on Route 17 in the town of Nichols, state police said.The trooper stepped inside his ...

  3. Connecticut State Police Sergeant Faces DUI Charges After Crash

    Connecticut State Police Sergeant Faces DUI Charges After Crash

    A Connecticut State Police sergeant has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in connection with a vehicle crash that took place in September.Sgt. John McDonald, 37, was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 19, for allegedly driving his assigned state vehicle when he ran a stop sign in Oxford and hit another car with two people inside. All three people ...

  4. Man Who Had Done 'Odd Jobs' For Stamford Woman Charged In Her Murder

    Man Who Had Done 'Odd Jobs' For Stamford Woman Charged In Her Murder

    Stamford Police have arrested a city man for the murder of a 93-year-old woman found dead at the bottom of a staircase.Robert Simmons, 51, of Stamford, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 20, for the Wednesday, Sept. 25, murder of Isabella Mehner, said Stamford Police Lt. Michael A. Noto.Polic found Mehner at the bottom of a staircase after being asked to make a wellness ...

  5. ID Released For Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Long Island Crash, Police Say

    ID Released For Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Long Island Crash, Police Say

    Police have released the identity of a man who was killed while riding as a passenger in a vehicle that crashed on Long Island.Keith Bailey, 47, of Queens Village, was killed around 12:48 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, when the 1995 Mitsubishi he was a passenger in slammed into a tree in Woodmere, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, the crash occurred when a 47-year-old ...

  6. Rockland Man Stabbed While Walking To Area Synagogue

    Rockland Man Stabbed While Walking To Area Synagogue

    A man walking to an area synagogue was stabbed more than once by at least one person.The incident took place around 5:49 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, when the Ramapo Police responded to Howard Drive, in Monsey, for what they thought was a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, Ramapo Police said.When officers on the scene, it was quickly determined that the individual had been stabbed and ...

  7. Area Man Facing 31 Weapons Charges

    Area Man Facing 31 Weapons Charges

    A 38-year-old man was arrested on 31 counts of weapons-related charges following a lengthy investigation by police.Robert Brenner, of Milford, was arrested on a warrant at his Milford home on Friday, Nov. 11, said the Milford Police.Brenner was arrested after police responded to his home in May 2018, for a welfare check and while there noticed a large cache of weapons and ...

  8. Bloods Gang Member Busted With Gun, Drugs During Raid In Norwalk

    Bloods Gang Member Busted With Gun, Drugs During Raid In Norwalk

    A Nine Try Bloods gang member was busted on drugs and weapons charged following the execution of a search warrant.Koudris Pounder, 35, of Norwalk, was busted during a raid by the Norwalk Police Department's Emergency Services Unit Tactical Response Team and the Special Services Division at his home on Lexington Avenue, Lt. Terry Blake said.Koudris PounderThe bust comes after a ...

  9. One Killed, Another Airlifted In Long Island Crash, Police Say

    One Killed, Another Airlifted In Long Island Crash, Police Say

    One person was killed and another airlifted to an area hospital following a single-vehicle crash on Long Island.The crash, involving a 1995 Mitsubishi took place around 12:48 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Woodmere, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, a 47-year-old man was driving his vehicle southwest in the vicinity 1044 Peninsula Boulevard when he lost control and ...

  10. Support Pours In For Family Of Woman Killed With Boyfriend In Area Crash

    Support Pours In For Family Of Woman Killed With Boyfriend In Area Crash

    The community is coming out in force to help the family of a young woman who died along with her boyfriend during a single-vehicle crash in the area.Orange County resident Alexis Lewis, 20, of Chester, was killed along with her boyfriend, Holmes B. Shindon, 21, of Montgomery, during a single-vehicle crash on Saturday, Nov. 16, on Route 208 in the town of Hamptonburgh.Since Lewis' ...

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