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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. COVID-19: Number Of Cases Spike As Dutchess Ramps Up Testing

    COVID-19: Number Of Cases Spike As Dutchess Ramps Up Testing

    As testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) ramps up, Dutchess County has seen the number of confirmed cases increase by almost 50 percent in a matter of days.As of late Tuesday, March 31, state numbers show the number of confirmed cases is 484, up from 100 cases on Monday, March 23.Officials said they expect to see the number of positive cases continue to rise as the test results ...

  2. Woman Accused Of Biting Victim During Greenwich Assault, Police Say

    Woman Accused Of Biting Victim During Greenwich Assault, Police Say

    A Fairfield County woman was arrested after allegedly biting another person during a fight.Valerie Ospina, 19, of the Cos Cob area of Greenwich, was arrested on Sunday, March 29 by Greenwich Police, following the incident, said the Greenwich Police.According to police, they responded to a home after receiving a 911 hang-up call and found that Ospina had allegedly bit the hand of a ...

  3. $1K Reward For Info Leading To Conviction Of Person Who Decapitated Long Island Family's Cat

    $1K Reward For Info Leading To Conviction Of Person Who Decapitated Long Island Family's Cat

    A Long Island family is grieving the loss of their beloved cat named Pepper after finding it completely decapitated in the middle of their backyard.The discovery was made around 6:30 a.m., Monday, March 30, on Oak Street in Centereach, said Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross.According to Gross, the family's female, black/tan colored semi-feral cat named Pepper was found completely ...

  4. Norwalk Resident Victim Of Beating Attack Over Money, Police Say

    Norwalk Resident Victim Of Beating Attack Over Money, Police Say

    An ongoing dispute over money left a victim with serious injuries after allegedly being assaulted by several people.The attack took place around 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at 261 Ely Ave., at Roodner Court in Norwalk, said Norwalk Police Lt. Jared Zwickler.When police arrived on the scene they found the victim who said several people had attacked them inside the home, police said.The ...

  5. Number Of COVID-19 Related Orange County Deaths Reaches 19

    Number Of COVID-19 Related Orange County Deaths Reaches 19

    In just a matter of days, the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Orange County has jumped to 19.Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus made the announcement on Monday, March 30, during his daily update on the county's website. In addition to the jump in the number of deaths, the county is also low on ICU beds with only 14 percent of the county's 199 total ...

  6. First COVID-19 Related Death Reported In Sullivan County

    First COVID-19 Related Death Reported In Sullivan County

    Sullivan County health officials confirmed the first death related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county while showcasing a dashboard that allows residents to track the number of cases.Public Health Director Nancy McGraw said on Monday, March 30, the county has 106 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with one death. The death reportedly occurred "recently," McGraw said. But ...

  7. COVID-19: Putnam County Department Of Health Offers Emotional Support Amid Crisis

    COVID-19: Putnam County Department Of Health Offers Emotional Support Amid Crisis

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a highly stressful and anxiety-provoking situation on multiple fronts, but support is available for those feeling overwhelmed.For individuals in crisis in Putnam County, the Crisis Hotline remains open 24-hours-a-day, 7 days each week and can be reached at 845-225-1222, county officials said To help those who don't have a ...

  8. COVID-19: Ridgefield, One Of Hotspots For Pandemic In Fairfield County, Now Has 80 Cases

    COVID-19: Ridgefield, One Of Hotspots For Pandemic In Fairfield County, Now Has 80 Cases

    In one day there are 16 new reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ridgefield, considered one of Fairfield County's hotspots.Ridgefield Health Director Ed Briggs confirmed on Monday, March 30, there were 80 COVID-19 active cases in Ridgefield with ages ranging from 12 years old to 101. The current death toll in toll remains at seven, all at the Ridgefield ...

  9. COVID-19: Possible Exposure Reported At These Area Stores

    COVID-19: Possible Exposure Reported At These Area Stores

    Health officials have announced a number of new potential novel coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure sites in the area.According to the Orange County Department of Health, an infected resident visited several sites in Middletown beginning on Wednesday, March 18 through and Friday, March 20.According to Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman, a resident exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms visited the ...

  10. COVID-19: Rockland County Releases Map Of Cases By Town As Death Toll Reaches 18 In County

    COVID-19: Rockland County Releases Map Of Cases By Town As Death Toll Reaches 18 In County

    As the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and deaths continues to escalate in Rockland County, officials are pleading with residents to stay home at the same time as providing a map to track cases."Lives are hanging in the balance," said Rockland County Executive Ed Day. "Stay home."As of Monday afternoon, March 30, there have been 18 reported deaths, said Rockland County ...

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