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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. New Restaurant Opens In Westchester

    New Restaurant Opens In Westchester

    Falafel lovers can gear up for a fix of their favorite with the opening of a new restaurant in Westchester specializing in the tasty chickpea delights.The Falafel Place, owned by Tamara and Ehud Cafri, celebrated its grand opening in White Plains on Tuesday, May 11, with a big celebration that included the White Plains BID and White Plains Mayor Tom Roach for a ribbon-cutting.The ...

  2. Suspect At Large After Double Homicide At Fairfield County After-Hours Club

    Suspect At Large After Double Homicide At Fairfield County After-Hours Club

    Police are searching for a suspect in a double homicide at an illegal after-hours nightclub in Fairfield County that was being run in a basement, according to police.The double shooting murders took place around 1:55 a.m., Sunday, May 16 at the club located on Main Street in Bridgeport.Police responding to a report of shots fired found a dead 38-year-old Hartford County man, ...

  3. Long Island Eatery Offers American Comfort Food With Flair

    Long Island Eatery Offers American Comfort Food With Flair

    If you feel like having American comfort food in a nice setting with good service then a longtime favorite spot on Long Island should fill the bill.The Shed, located in Huntington, has been serving lunch, dinner, and a much-attended brunch since 2017 at 54 New. St. is no stranger to local and foodies, but for those new in the area, it's a must-explore spot.Known for its burgers, and ...

  4. 21-Year-Old Caught With Loaded Handgun In Long Island Traffic Stop, Police Say

    21-Year-Old Caught With Loaded Handgun In Long Island Traffic Stop, Police Say

    Police arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly had a loaded handgun in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Long Island.Ryan Perry, of Blountstown, Florida, was arrested around 4:45 p.m., Thursday, May 13, after being stopped in East Garden City, said Nassau County Police.According to detectives, officers spotted a 2021 GMC pickup driving southbound on Dibblee Drive with an expired ...

  5. Fairfield County Woman Arrested For DUI, Fighting With Cops After Crash, Police Say

    Fairfield County Woman Arrested For DUI, Fighting With Cops After Crash, Police Say

    A Fairfield County woman who was involved in a single-vehicle crash and then became violent with police officers has been arrested.Amy Moran, age 44, of West Redding, was arrested by Darien Police on Tuesday, April 27 for the crash which took place in March, on Post Road in Darien, said Sgt. James Palmieri.When the crash occurred, officers found a single white vehicle ...

  6. Fairfield County 20-Year-Old Nabbed For Drug Possession, Dealing, Police Say

    Fairfield County 20-Year-Old Nabbed For Drug Possession, Dealing, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man has been arrested for allegedly possessing and selling drugs after a four-month-long investigation.Jose Joel Sauceda Molina, age 20, of Norwalk, was arrested on Tuesday, May 11, by the investigators of the Norwalk Police Department Special Services Division as a result of a four-month-long investigation into narcotics trafficking, said Sgt. Sofia ...

  7. Police Search For Arson Suspect After Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Long Island Park

    Police Search For Arson Suspect After Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Long Island Park

    Police are asking for the public's help to identify an arson suspect who started a brush fire near a Long Island park.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Southampton Town Police detectives said the fire was started around 4:25 p.m., Friday, May 7 in a wooded area just west of the baseball fields in Iron Point Park, near Wood Road Trail in Flanders.Multiple agencies responded to the ...

  8. Western Mass Man Out On Bail Busted For Second Time For Heroin Trafficking, Police Say

    Western Mass Man Out On Bail Busted For Second Time For Heroin Trafficking, Police Say

    A Western Mass man who has been out on bail for trafficking in heroin has been busted again, police said.Jorge Diaz, age 64, of Springfield, was arrested on Tuesday, May 11, by Springfield Police after he was nabbed with 2,8000 bags of heroin, cocaine, and more than $8,000 in cash, said the Springfield Police.On Wednesday, May 12, police seized an additional $40,6000 from Diaz's safety ...

  9. Fairfield County Student Named Presidential Scholar

    Fairfield County Student Named Presidential Scholar

    A high school senior in Fairfield County has been named as one of 161 students nationwide named as a Presidential Scholar.Colin Speaker, of Greenwich High School, was honored for demonstrating leadership, scholarship, and for his contribution to his school and community, the program said. “We are so proud of Colin for this incredible honor and recognition," said Greenwich ...

  10. Body Discovered In Western Mass Lake Believed To Be Missing Man

    Body Discovered In Western Mass Lake Believed To Be Missing Man

    Police in Western Mass have discovered a body in a lake believed to be that of a missing New York man.Multiple agencies including the Pittsfield Police and the Massachusetts Environmental Police, located and recovered the body on Thursday, May 13, of a man suspected to be an individual reported missing from the Albany area last week, said Andy McKeever of the Berkshire ...

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