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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. Sci-Fi Film Made In Area Weaves Virtual Reality Throughout Storyline, Draws Thousands Of Views

    Sci-Fi Film Made In Area Weaves Virtual Reality Throughout Storyline, Draws Thousands Of Views

    An edgy sci-fi short film that was filmed in Litchfield County has thousands of views online just three days after its release.Jamie Monahan, the writer, director, and star of "Lucid," said the film takes place in a near-distant future and follows Charlie, a young woman undergoing virtual reality therapy after being sexually assaulted. Streaming on Dust, the award-winning ...

  2. New Canaan Woman Accused Of Fleeing Scene Of Separate Crashes

    New Canaan Woman Accused Of Fleeing Scene Of Separate Crashes

    A 46-year-old area woman was nabbed for allegedly fleeing the scene of two crashes.Madeleine Arnheim, of New Canaan, was arrested Thursday, July 2, on a warrant by New Canaan Police for the incidents which took. place on Thursday, Feb. 6, said Lt. Jason Ferraro.According to Ferraro, police were dispatched to a reported vehicle crash in the area of White Oak Shade Road in which a ...

  3. Popular Fair In Northern Westchester Going Virtual For First Time In 96 Years

    Popular Fair In Northern Westchester Going Virtual For First Time In 96 Years

    Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a popular area summer fair is going online this year by holding a virtual fair in its place.The Yorktown Grange Fair board organizers said they felt it just would not be summer if the fair didn't take place. So the organizers put their heads together and decided to help keep kids, families, and adults occupied by holding a Virtual ...

  4. Man Nabbed In Connection With Two Armed Robberies In Area, Police Say

    Man Nabbed In Connection With Two Armed Robberies In Area, Police Say

    A man wanted for two armed robberies has been arrested.Orange County resident Mark E. Jones, 62, of Newburgh, was arrested on Thursday, July 2, by the Town of Newburgh Police Department for the alleged robberies which occurred earlier this year, said Lt. James Nenni.The first one took place on Sunday, March 1, at the Gidney Ave. Sunoco, Ninni said. During the robbery, ...

  5. Arrest Made In Connection With 1998 Homicide Case Of 26-Year-Old CT Woman

    Arrest Made In Connection With 1998 Homicide Case Of 26-Year-Old CT Woman

    More than 22 years after the murder of a Connecticut woman while she was walking along a trail, police have arrested a person in connection with the case.Farmington Police, in Hartford County, have been working the homicide of 26-year-old Agnieszka Ziemlewski (Agnes or Niki as her friends knew her), since 1998 when she found shot to death.On Sunday, June 28, they arrested Katherine ...

  6. After Complaints, Tree Of Hope, Flags, Banners Removed From Park In Fairfield County

    After Complaints, Tree Of Hope, Flags, Banners Removed From Park In Fairfield County

    A controversy regarding banners and the lighting of a tree in one Fairfield County town has led a government official to make a statement on the issue.The controversy surrounds the lighting of a tree at Sherman Green and a row of flags and banners by local town favorite and philanthropist Al DiGuido of Saugatuck Sweets.According to a post on Facebook by DiGuido, he was removing all of ...

  7. Popular Restaurant Closes One Of Its Westchester Locations

    Popular Restaurant Closes One Of Its Westchester Locations

    A Westchester County hotspot known for its amazing pizza and meatballs, and unusual, but yummy, eggplant chips, has closed one its locations.Polpettina, in Larchmont, closed its door in June, after facing two battles, one with the landlord, and one with the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).Open since 2013, the owners of the Larchmont Avenue restaurant posted on Instagram that ...

  8. Speeding ATV Driver Injured After Hitting Turning Vehicle, Police Say

    Speeding ATV Driver Injured After Hitting Turning Vehicle, Police Say

    An ATV driver who was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed and slammed into a vehicle received non-life-threatening injuries.Bridgeport Police were notified of the incident around 3:24 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, when the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center received a report of a crash at the intersection of North Avenue and Sylvan Avenue, said Scott Appleby, director of the ...

  9. Photos: Fisherman Recounts Close Encounter With Black Bear In Candlewood Lake

    Photos: Fisherman Recounts Close Encounter With Black Bear In Candlewood Lake

    An area fisherman who was out for a day of fun in Northern Fairfield County on Candlewood Lake with two buddies ended up catching great shots of a bear swimming in the water instead of fish.Thomas Spitzfaden, of Danbury, said he recently invited two buddies to go fishing when they maneuvered the boat to pick up what they thought was a log floating in the water."We left my dock in ...

  10. Area Woman Wanted For Murder In Tennessee Nabbed By Police

    Area Woman Wanted For Murder In Tennessee Nabbed By Police

    An area woman wanted for a murder committed out of state was nabbed by police. Orange County resident Diana Grosso, 59 of Otisville, was apprehended on Wednesday, July 1, by New York State Police and the City of Middletown Police Department, said Trooper Steven Nevel.According to Nevel, Grosso was wanted as a fugitive from justice for second-degree murder in Crossville, ...

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