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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. Police Officer Rescues Man Trapped On Roof During Apartment Fire In Area

    Police Officer Rescues Man Trapped On Roof During Apartment Fire In Area

    A man trapped on a roof as a fire consumed an apartment was rescued in a dramatic fashion by a police officer in the area.Police responded to the report of a fire around 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, in Newburgh at 44 Farrington St., said City of Newburgh Police Det. Lt. Joseph Burns.Dispatchers reported there was a person trapped on the roof after verifying the incident using a city ...

  2. Stella Artois To Pop The Top On New Beer In Sleepy Hollow On Halloween

    Stella Artois To Pop The Top On New Beer In Sleepy Hollow On Halloween

    What better place can you think of to pop the top on a new -- limited edition -- beer named Midnight Lager on Halloween than in Sleepy Hollow? As a nod to the local lore of the legend’s ghostly midnight rider, Stella is releasing its new "black" lager only in Sleeping Hollow where it will be given away for free for several hours.Visitors and residents of the village can stop by J. ...

  3. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Will Once Again Come From Hudson Valley

    Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Will Once Again Come From Hudson Valley

    Applause, please.For the second time in as many years, the famous Rockefeller Christmas tree is coming from the Hudson Valley.The center announced on Instagram on Monday, Oct. 21, that this year's twinkling giant of a tree is a Norway spruce that hails from the Village of Florida in Orange County.Although they haven't released the details on the tree's height and owners, the center did ...

  4. Look Who's Back: JLo Returns To Westchester To Film Brand-New Movie, 'Marry Me'

    Look Who's Back: JLo Returns To Westchester To Film Brand-New Movie, 'Marry Me'

    Jennifer Lopez is back at it -- acting -- that is, and she's returned to Westchester to shoot scenes for her latest movie.The Bronx-raised star, who of course is engaged to ARod, is filming scenes for her new film, "Marry Me," at Purchase College, all day Monday, Oct. 21, according to OnLocationVacation.com.Just months ago, the actress, singer, and dancer was filming scenes for her ...

  5. Man Pulled From Burning Car After Long Island Crash

    Man Pulled From Burning Car After Long Island Crash

     A Long Island man was saved from a burning vehicle after a crash by two Suffolk County Police Second Precinct officers.The rescue occurred around 6:45 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, when Mark Levy, of Melville, was driving a 2010 Hyundai northbound on Walt Whitman Road in South Huntington, when he crashed into the guardrail, said the Suffolk County Police.Officers Joelvy ...

  6. Pickup Truck Fire Breaks Out At Commercial Building In Area

    Pickup Truck Fire Breaks Out At Commercial Building In Area

    Firefighters quickly doused a pickup truck fire in a Bridgeport garage.The fire started early Monday, Oct. 21,  at 118 Burr Court, at a building owned by ACV Enviro, said Terron Jones, spokesman for the Bridgeport fire and police.The first responding fire department unit reported a pickup truck on fire inside the garage with offices on top floors, Jones saidThe fire was ...

  7. One Nabbed In Northern Westchester After Duo Steals Vehicle At Knife, Gunpoint, Police Say

    One Nabbed In Northern Westchester After Duo Steals Vehicle At Knife, Gunpoint, Police Say

    Click here for an updated story: Armed Teen Apprehended In Northern Westchester For Carjacking ID'dThis story has been updated.One of two suspects was apprehended for allegedly stealing a car at knife and gunpoint in Westchester County.The incident took place on Thursday, Oct. 17, after the New York State Police received a report of a stolen vehicle traveling on Route 9 in ...

  8. Man Charged With Violating Order Of Protection In Yorktown, Police Say

    Man Charged With Violating Order Of Protection In Yorktown, Police Say

    A 43-year-old man was arrested for allegedly violating a protective order among other charges by texting and calling the victim numerous times.Valentine Arvelo, of Tarrytown, was arrested around 5:50 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, after the victim went to Yorktown Police Headquarters to file a complaint, said the Yorktown Police.According to police, Arvelo allegedly violating the order of ...

  9. Long Island Man Stopped For DWI Had License Suspended Or Revoked 27 Times, Cops Say

    Long Island Man Stopped For DWI Had License Suspended Or Revoked 27 Times, Cops Say

    A Long Island man whose driver's license has been suspended or revoked 27 times was arrested for DWI after being stopped for speeding.Christopher Slattery, 46, of Farmingville, was stopped by Suffolk County Sheriff's deputies around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, for allegedly driving over the speed limit, said Sgt. Paul Spinella.Slattery was stopped on the Long Island Expressway in ...

  10. Man Nabbed For DWI/Drugs At Area Gas Station

    Man Nabbed For DWI/Drugs At Area Gas Station

    A 64-year-old man was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs at an Orangeburg gas station.Ralph Gibbons, of Blauvelt, was arrested around 12:38 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, after Orangetown Police responded to the Shell Service Station at 75 Dutch Hill Road in Orangeburg, for a report of an intoxicated driver, said Orangetown Police Sgt. Joseph Sullivan.When ...

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