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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. Tech Entrepreneur From Hudson Valley Found Dismembered Inside Luxury NYC Condo

    Tech Entrepreneur From Hudson Valley Found Dismembered Inside Luxury NYC Condo

    A well-known tech start-up executive from the Hudson Valley was found dismembered, his body parts stuffed in garbage bags, inside his luxury Manhattan apartment.Longtime Dutchess County resident Fahim Saleh, 33, a 2005 graduate of John Jay High School in East Fishkill, was found by police around 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, inside his residence at 265 East Houston St., according to the ...

  2. COVID-19: 400 Employees In Nassau Targeted By ID Theft Unemployment Fraud Rings, DA Says

    COVID-19: 400 Employees In Nassau Targeted By ID Theft Unemployment Fraud Rings, DA Says

    Nearly 400 employees of different Nassau County institutions have been had their identities stolen and used to file false unemployment claims during a scheme that started at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.To date, the identities of 380 people working for Northwell Health, Nassau County Community College, Hofstra University, the Villages of Valley Stream, East Williston, and ...

  3. Police Officers Disguised As Highway Workers Monitoring NY Roadways

    Police Officers Disguised As Highway Workers Monitoring NY Roadways

    Drivers who speed through work zones or ignore construction signs might soon have a ticket in their pocket when a special enforcement detail hits the roadways.Dubbed "Operation Hardhat," the statewide traffic enforcement detail -- which began on Tuesday, July 14 --  targets motorists who drive recklessly through work zones. The operation is a joint initiative between the New ...

  4. Investigation Underway After Burglary At Fairfield County Gas Station

    Investigation Underway After Burglary At Fairfield County Gas Station

    Police are investigating following the burglary of a Fairfield County gas station.The incident took place around 1:53 a.m., Sunday, July 12, at the Exxon Gas Station in Darien, said Darien Police Sgt. James Palmieri.According to Palmieri, officers responded to the station, located at 1358 Post Road, after receiving a report of a burglar alarm indication.Once on the scene, officers found ...

  5. Woman Busted For DUI After Complaints Of Erratic Driver In Mercedes, Wilton Police Say

    Woman Busted For DUI After Complaints Of Erratic Driver In Mercedes, Wilton Police Say

    A 59-year-old Fairfield County woman was arrested for alleged drunk driving after police received complaints of an erratic driver in a Mercedes.Donna McDougall, of Norwalk, was arrested around 1:06 a.m., Friday, July 10, after being stopped by Wilton Police, said Lt. Robert Kluk.After receiving the complaint, officers spotted a 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 on Danbury Road near Grumman Hill ...

  6. Highway Worker Struck By Vehicle In Area

    Highway Worker Struck By Vehicle In Area

    A highway worker was injured after being struck by a vehicle in Putnam County.The incident took place around 8:32 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, on Church Hill Road in Kent, said the Kent Police Department.Police said the Town of Kent highway worker was reportedly hit by a ramp on a passing truck. He is believed to have broken a collarbone and was transported to an area hospital.Additional ...

  7. Dog Who Bit 12-Year-Old Boy At Fairfield County Park Found

    Dog Who Bit 12-Year-Old Boy At Fairfield County Park Found

    After two days of worrying, a dog that bit a 12-year-old boy at a Fairfield County park has been located.The incident took place around 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 13, at the Kiwanis Park in New Canaan.The boy, of New Canaan, was bitten by one of two leashed dogs in the park, said New Canaan Police Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm.Earlier Story: 12-Year-Old Facing Rabies Shots If ...

  8. State Police Awaiting DNA Results To ID Remains Found In Sunken Car In Hudson River

    State Police Awaiting DNA Results To ID Remains Found In Sunken Car In Hudson River

    State Police are awaiting the results of a DNA test to determine if the remains found in a sunken car in the Hudson River belong to a missing area man.The vehicle, a 2001 blue Hyundai Accent, was found on Wednesday, July 8, by state police in Dutchess County who were conducting a routine sonar training operations in the river near the Victor C. Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie, ...

  9. ID Released For Person Killed After Minivan Is Rear-Ended In Westchester, Police Say

    ID Released For Person Killed After Minivan Is Rear-Ended In Westchester, Police Say

    A 63-year-old man killed during a three-vehicle crash in Westchester has been identified by police.Yong Sheng Yin, of Queens, was killed around 1:22 p.m., Monday, July 13, during the crash in Yonkers, said New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks.According to investigators, the crash occurred when a 2017 Toyota Sienna, driven by Besim Shala, 44, of Brewster, rear-ended a 2010 Honda ...

  10. Man Allegedly Points Gun At Woman With Child In Room, State Police Say

    Man Allegedly Points Gun At Woman With Child In Room, State Police Say

    A 31-year-old Hudson Valley man was arrested after allegedly threatening a woman with a gun during a domestic dispute with a child in the area.Ulster County resident Aaron Croulet, 31 of Highland, was charged on Sunday, July 12, by New York State Police after officers responded to the domestic dispute, said Trooper Steven Nevel.Croulet, who was charged with menacing, endangering the ...

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