Kathy Reakes

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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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CT Man Charged With Attempted Carjacking At Deli CT Man Charged With Attempted Carjacking At Deli
CT Man Charged With Attempted Carjacking At Deli A 23-year-old Connecticut man is behind bars after allegedly attempting to carjack a motorist at a deli before the driver was saved by a Good Samaritan armed with a hammer. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Fulling Mills Deli on Prospect Street in Naugatuck.  Naugatuck Police said officers responded to the deli and found that the suspect, identified as Guy Guery of Naugaetuck, had attempted to steal a vehicle while the victim was inside before a Good Samaritan armed with a hammer intervened. At that point, Guery fled into a wooded a…
2 Charged In Larcenies From Vehicles In New Square 2 Charged In Larcenies From Vehicles In New Square
2 Charged In Larcenies From Vehicles In New Square Two men have been charged with allegedly entering unoccupied vehicles in the Hudson Valley at night and stealing various items including cash. The incidents occurred in Rockland County beginning on Monday, Feb. 26 in the village of New Square. According to Ramapo Police Lt. Chris Franklin, the department received multiple reports of larcenies from vehicles within the Village of New Square. The Ramapo Police Investigations Division conducted an investigation that revealed two suspects had entered unoccupied vehicles in the overnight hours and stole various items including cas…
Police Investigating Smash-Grab Burglary At CT Shop Police Investigating Smash-Grab Burglary At CT Shop
Police Investigating Smash-Grab Burglary At CT Shop Police in Connecticut are investigating after a popular smoke shop was heavily damaged by a smash-and-grab robber. The incident took place in Hartford County around 4:20 a.m., Monday, Feb. 26 at the Land Smoke Shop at 722 West Street in Southington. According to Lt. Keith Egan of the Southington Police, a vehicle with several people inside drove into the building, causing significant damage, looted the inside of the building, and then fled. Officers located three trash-like containers in the parking lot containing items from the smoke shop scattered over the parking lot, Egan sai…
Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store
Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store A Fairfield County man was charged with organized retail theft and larceny after allegedly stealing some $3,000 in goods from an area store. Ross Manley, age 33, of Fairfield, was arrested by Wilton Police on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Stamford Superior Court for the incident which took place in October 2022 at the Outdoor Sports Center in Wilton. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, a South Wilton business contacted the police to report shoplifting involving thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. Staff reported that the shoplifter had just left the store and was able to prov…
Man Known For 'Dispensary Bus' Busted Selling Pot In East Fishkill, Police Say Man Known For 'Dispensary Bus' Busted Selling Pot In East Fishkill, Police Say
Man Known For 'Dispensary Bus' Busted Selling Pot In East Fishkill, Police Say A Hudson Valley man known for his makeshift "dispensary bus" was busted for allegedly selling cannabis to people under the age of 21. The arrest took place in Dutchess County around 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26 in East Fishkill. According to East Fishkill Police, Orange County resident Eli E. Herrera, age 22, of Monroe, was charged with criminal sale of cannabis and unlawful sale of cannabis. Herrera's arrest comes following an investigation by the East Fishkill Police and the Dutchess County Drug Task Force.  The investigation found that Herrera allegedly sold cannabis out the rear of…
Town Of Newburgh Armed Home Invasion: Suspects On Run Town Of Newburgh Armed Home Invasion: Suspects On Run
Town Of Newburgh Armed Home Invasion: Suspects On Run Police in the Hudson Valley are searching for several men who allegedly forced their way into a home and robbed the family at gunpoint before locking them in the basement.  The incident occurred in Orange County around 5:40 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28 on Fletcher Drive in the town of Newburgh. According to Lt. Peter Talarico of the Newburgh Police, the robbery began when a man knocked on the door of the home dressed as an Amazon delivery person, holding a package. The man told the resident he had a package to deliver that needed a signature. When the resident opened the door wider to tak…
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy After three days of deliberations, a jury found the ex-girlfriend of the estranged husband of Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Farber Dulos guilty in connection with her disappearance nearly five years ago in a case in which Dulos, who has never been found, has been declared legally dead. Related: Missing New Canaan Mom Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge Michelle Troconis, age 49, was found guilty in Stamford on Friday, March 1, of all counts including conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and evidence tampering.  She is being held on a $6 million bond,…
Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old CT Woman ID'd As Victim Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old CT Woman ID'd As Victim
Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old CT Woman ID'd As Victim A 27-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a crash involving a pedestrian on a busy Connecticut roadway. The crash occurred in Hartford County around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29 on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington. The victim, Katelyn Bruke, of Wethersfield, was struck by a vehicle near the Wren Kitchen, according to the Newington Police. She was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.  The vehicle's driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with police. The Mid-State Accident Reconstruction Squad is investigating the crash.…
Know Him? Delivery Driver Wanted For Damaging Miller Place Mailbox Know Him? Delivery Driver Wanted For Damaging Miller Place Mailbox
Know Him? Delivery Driver Wanted For Damaging Miller Place Mailbox Police on Long Island are asking the public for help identifying a delivery driver who allegedly damaged a mailbox on Long Island. The incident took place in Miller Place around 6:10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25 on Dogwood Lane.  Suffolk County Police and Crime Stoppers officers say an Uber Eats driver struck a mailbox and fled the scene. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about the incident can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, or …
24-Year-Old Accused Of Stabbing Another Woman In Riverhead 24-Year-Old Accused Of Stabbing Another Woman In Riverhead
24-Year-Old Accused Of Stabbing Another Woman In Riverhead A Long Island woman was charged with assault after allegedly stabbing another woman during an altercation. The incident took place in Riverhead around 7:15 p.m.,  Thursday, Feb. 29 in the area of Osborn Avenue. Riverhead Police Det. Richard Freeborn said officers were called to a home on a report of an assault with a knife.  During an investigation, an adult woman was located with a stab wound to her right arm and injuries to her left hand, Freeborn said. The victim was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment.  The suspect, identified as Kiyana…
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