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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. IDs Released For Three Killed In I-95 Wrong-Way, Head-On Crash In Eastern Connecticut

    IDs Released For Three Killed In I-95 Wrong-Way, Head-On Crash In Eastern Connecticut

    The identities of three people killed during a wrong-way driver crash on I-95 in eastern Connecticut have been released.The head-on crash took place around 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, in North Stonington, shortly after state police received multiple 911 calls of a driver traveling southbound in northbound lanes from Exit 93, said the Connecticut State Police.Minutes later, as troopers ...

  2. Blood Drive Set For Daughter Injured When Plane Crashed Into Area House

    Blood Drive Set For Daughter Injured When Plane Crashed Into Area House

    An area family is asking the community to donate blood to help their daughter recover from a tragic accident.On Saturday, Aug. 17, a plane crashed into the Bocker family’s Dutchess County home in Union Vale, burning most of Hannah’s body and killing her father, Gerard Bocker.For the last two months, Hannah has been receiving treatment at Westchester Medical Center, which has ...

  3. 21-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Shooting 'Uncooperative,' Police Say

    21-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Shooting 'Uncooperative,' Police Say

    Police are searching for leads into a shooting that left an area man with serious injuries.The shooting took place around 10:52 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Newburgh the area of William and Renwick streets, said City of Newburgh Det. Lt. Joseph Burns.Police were alerted to the shooting after receiving a "Shot Spotter," notification, Burns said.Upon arrival, officers learned that Romeo ...

  4. Seawall Collapses Sending Forklift, Its Operator Into Greenwich Harbor

    Seawall Collapses Sending Forklift, Its Operator Into Greenwich Harbor

    No one was injured, but it caused quite a stir when a seawall collapsed sending a forklift, and its operator, into Greenwich Harbor.The incident took place around 8:10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, when local police, fire, and EMS were dispatched to a construction site at 702 Steamboat Road, on a report that a seawall had given way taking a forklift along with it, said Greenwich PoliceThe ...

  5. Student Arrested Following Threat That Led To Lockdowns At Westchester Schools

    Student Arrested Following Threat That Led To Lockdowns At Westchester Schools

    A 17-year-old boy who attends a school in Westchester has been arrested for allegedly making a terroristic threat to another student causing at least three other school districts to go on a lockout status.The incident unfolded around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the EF Academy, located in Thornwood, after the Mount Pleasant Police were notified by the school of a possible threat on ...

  6. Nassau Community College Student Fatally Shot, Body Reportedly Dumped In Queens Neighborhood

    Nassau Community College Student Fatally Shot, Body Reportedly Dumped In Queens Neighborhood

    A Nassau Community College student was found shot to death just a block from his Queens home.New York City Police said Jay Patel was found by police around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, after receiving a 911 call for an unconscious man in front of a building on 268th Street.Upon arrival, officers discovered a 19-year-old man, later identified as Patel, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, ...

  7. Woman Arrested For Fraud After Cashing $1.8K Check From Darien Board Of Education, Police Say

    Woman Arrested For Fraud After Cashing $1.8K Check From Darien Board Of Education, Police Say

    A 32-year-old woman was arrested for fraud and larceny after allegedly stealing a check from the Darien Board of Education and cashing it for $1,805.95.Dara Morrison, 38, of Montville, Connecticut, was arrested by Darien Police on Saturday, Oct. 5, for the alleged crime that took place in July, said Darien Police Sgt. James Palmieri.The crime came to light after a member of the ...

  8. Police Search For Suspect After Woman, 32, Found Dead In Area Apartment

    Police Search For Suspect After Woman, 32, Found Dead In Area Apartment

    Police are searching for leads after finding a woman dead inside her apartment.Police in North Orange County began an investigation immediately after Deborah Waldinger was found dead inside her apartment around 8:21 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, said Town of New Windsor Police Deputy Chief Michael Farbent.Police responded to the apartment, inside the South Gate Apartment complex, at 78 ...

  9. Man Wanted In Stamford Apprehended In Darien

    Man Wanted In Stamford Apprehended In Darien

    A 20-year-old man was nabbed by Darien Police during a traffic stop on a warrant for failure to respond to a violation.Isiah Gary, of Bridgeport, was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 2, when a Darien Police officer on patrol observed a vehicle without a front license plate, said Darien Police Sgt. James Palmieri.Gary also appeared to be using a cell phone while driving, he ...

  10. Three-Alarm Fire Destroys One Of Area's Oldest Car Dealerships

    Three-Alarm Fire Destroys One Of Area's Oldest Car Dealerships

    A three-alarm fire ripped through one of the oldest car dealerships in the area, burning the building down.The fire started around 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Port Jervis at the Auto Dreams Group Ltd., at 73 Kingston Ave., which was previously Clark Motors, officials said.Dozens of firefighters responded to the scene that grew to a three-alarm fire consuming the building. The fire ...

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