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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. 18-Year-Old Shot Twice Near Bridgeport Hospital

    18-Year-Old Shot Twice Near Bridgeport Hospital

    An 18-year-old was shot twice, just a block from Bridgeport Hospital.The shooting took place around 4:52 p.m., Monday, near the 100 block of Bell Street, said Terron Jones, spokesman for the Bridgeport Police.The man, who was reportedly shot in the leg, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Jones said.An investigation is ongoing. 

  2. Man Behind Bars After Allegedly Stabbing Victim During Fight In Area

    Man Behind Bars After Allegedly Stabbing Victim During Fight In Area

    A 50-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing another man during a fight in the area.Police in Ulster County responded to a 911 call for help around 5:58 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 911, on Route 212, Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said.When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 36-year-old man suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen, Sinagra said.The victim was ...

  3. Jay Leno Will Appear On Long Island

    Jay Leno Will Appear On Long Island

    Long Island fans of Jay Leno will have chance to catch him live at the NYCB Theatre at WestburyThe comedian and New Rochelle native will hit the stage in Westbury at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.A standup comedian for years, Leno is best known for hosting NBC's "The Tonight Show," which he hosted for more than 20 years after taking the reins from legendary host Johnny Carson.True fans ...

  4. Man Allegedly Had Physical Dispute With Woman With 2-Year-Old In Room

    Man Allegedly Had Physical Dispute With Woman With 2-Year-Old In Room

    A 36-year-old Ulster County man was arrested following a physical domestic dispute while the victim's 2-year-old child was in the room.Nathan R. DeGroat, of Saugerties, was arrested around 5:57 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 20 after police responded to a domestic dispute in Saugerties, Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said. Once the scene, officers determined that DeGroat had ...

  5. Popular Pizzeria Damaged After Fire Breaks Out At Greenwich Strip Mall

    Popular Pizzeria Damaged After Fire Breaks Out At Greenwich Strip Mall

    The work of an alert Greenwich police officer helped save a strip mall where a pizzeria was on fire.The incident took place around 11 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, when Officer Brian Andronaco noticed smoke in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich, said Greenwich Police Lt. John Slusarz.He tracked the source to a commercial business at 522 East Putnam Ave. which houses Pizza Post, Gofer Ice Cream, ...

  6. NBCUniversal Offering Waffles During Production Of TV Series At Train Station In Westchester

    NBCUniversal Offering Waffles During Production Of TV Series At Train Station In Westchester

    This story has been updated.For busy commuters, a free waffle might take the sting out of being delayed or having a hard time parking.And that's just what NBCUniversal plans to do --during the evening -- open a waffle truck from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24 -- as a way to express its thanks for those "inconvenienced" by the filming of the series "The Sinner," at the Hartsdale ...

  7. ID Released For Northern Westchester Woman Who Died After Driving Car Into Hudson River

    ID Released For Northern Westchester Woman Who Died After Driving Car Into Hudson River

    Police have released the identity of a woman who allegedly drove her car into the Hudson River.Tiffany Kingwood, 37, of Verplanck, died after driving her vehicle into the Hudson River in Westchester.The incident took place around 12:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, near a riverside park in Verplanck, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County Police.Kingwood was discovered ...

  8. Bridgeport K-9 Officer, Dog Injured During Crash, Police Say

    Bridgeport K-9 Officer, Dog Injured During Crash, Police Say

    A Bridgeport K9 officer and her police dog, K9 Uno, were injured during a crash with another vehicle.The crash took place around 10:17 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, at the intersection of State and Yale streets, said Bridgeport Police Spokesman Terron Jones.An investigation found that Officer Marie Cetti was traveling in the right eastbound lane when her cruiser was struck by a 2008 Chevrolet ...

  9. One Bald Eagle Dies, One Fighting For Life After Separate Incidents

    One Bald Eagle Dies, One Fighting For Life After Separate Incidents

    One bald eagle died and a second is fighting for life after separate incidents in Connecticut, according to the Audubon Society.One eagle, initially rescued by state police, was found on the side of Route 8, in the area of exit 25, in the Beacon Falls/Naugatuck region, said the Audubon Sharon on Facebook.The person who found the eagle said he saw it fall to the ground. But the Society ...

  10. Armed Teen Apprehended In Northern Westchester For Carjacking ID'd

    Armed Teen Apprehended In Northern Westchester For Carjacking ID'd

    Police have identified one of two men involved in an alleged armed carjacking of a taxi driver in Westchester County who was apprehended in Cortlandt.The incident took place around 3:13 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, when the Yonkers Police Department responded to the area of Elm Street and Walnut Street on a report of a robbery, said Yonkers Police Det. Lt. Dean Politopoulos.When officers ...

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