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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. Suspect On Loose After Convenience Store Robbed At Gunpoint In Area

    Suspect On Loose After Convenience Store Robbed At Gunpoint In Area

    Police are searching for a man who allegedly held up a convenience store at gunpoint before fleeing the area.The armed robbery took place around 10:05 a.m., Tuesday, March 31 in Orange County at the Cumberland Farms Store on Route 94 in Salisbury Mills, said Town of Cornwall Police Chief Todd Hazard.Police responded to the store after an employee contacted 911 and reported ...

  2. IDs Released For Teenage Girls Killed In CT Crash

    IDs Released For Teenage Girls Killed In CT Crash

    Connecticut State Police have released the identities of two teenage girls who were killed during a crash on Route 9.The crash took place around 10 p.m., Monday, March 30, on Route 9 South near the Cromwell exit, said the Connecticut State Police.Troopers said the crash occurred when the driver of the vehicle, Tavien Harris, 18, of Middletown, lost control and traveled off the left side ...

  3. COVID-19: $500M New Legoland Location In Hudson Valley Scraps Planned July 4th Opening

    COVID-19: $500M New Legoland Location In Hudson Valley Scraps Planned July 4th Opening

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) isn't only causing havoc with just about every American's life, it's also doing the same to their planned getaways.On Tuesday, March 31, Legoland New York announced that its planned opening for Saturday, July 4 has been delayed until sometime in 2021, due to the pandemic.“Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety, and security of our team, ...

  4. COVID-19: Here's What You Need To Know About Amount, Timing Of Federal Stimulus Checks

    COVID-19: Here's What You Need To Know About Amount, Timing Of Federal Stimulus Checks

    The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday, March 30, that economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be sent automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the payment.Who is eligible for the ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. $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 ...

  8. COVID-19: Police Warn Motorists To Keep Vehicles Locked Amid Pandemic

    COVID-19: Police Warn Motorists To Keep Vehicles Locked Amid Pandemic

    With thefts from vehicles and stolen car incidents being reported through Fairfield County, police are reminding residents that car burglars and thieves aren't heeding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) warning to stay thieves.The Greenwich Police Department said it received reports on Sunday, March 29, of five stolen vehicles overnight. Two have been recovered.All of the vehicles ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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