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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. Student From Area Found Dead In Vehicle On College Campus In Connecticut

    Student From Area Found Dead In Vehicle On College Campus In Connecticut

    A college student was found dead inside his vehicle in a campus parking garage in Connecticut.Lee Barrett, from Hamden, was found around 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, by an Eastern Connecticut State University police officer inside a vehicle in a parking garage, the college said.Barrett was determined to be dead, and the medical examiner’s office was notified and will make the ...

  2. Dozens Of Dead Crows Found Behind Popular Area Shopping Center

    Dozens Of Dead Crows Found Behind Popular Area Shopping Center

    Dozens of dead crows found dead behind a shopping center in the area likely died from an avian virus.The Department of Conservation officials said they were first notified of the dead birds in Orange County on Thursday, Jan. 9, in the back lot of the Wallkill Towne Center on Schutt Road.At that time, DEC wildlife staff went to the site and collected multiple crows for submission to ...

  3. Cause Of Death Determined For UConn Student, 19, Pulled From Icy Lake On Campus

    Cause Of Death Determined For UConn Student, 19, Pulled From Icy Lake On Campus

    A cause of death has been determined for a University of Connecticut student who was found in an icy lake.Tianyin Shang, 19, from Shanghai, China, was found dead after being pulled from Mirror Lake on the Storrs campus on Monday, Jan. 20.The Chief Medical Examiner's Office said on Wednesday, Jan. 22, that Shang's death had been ruled a suicide by drowning.Shang was a fourth-semester ...

  4. Bed Bugs Cause Rush-Hour Subway Delays In Queens, MTA Says

    Bed Bugs Cause Rush-Hour Subway Delays In Queens, MTA Says

    Bed bugs found in an MTA tower were to blame for subway delays during rush hour on Wednesday, Jan. 22.The bed bug sighting took place around 4:30 p.m., Wednesday by an employee at the Forest Hills 71st control tower in Queens, said the MTA.Following the finding, the tower was fumigated which resulted in the evacuation of tower staff until they could return safely around 7:30 p.m., said ...

  5. Teen Attempting To Cross Roadway In Westchester Struck By Vehicle

    Teen Attempting To Cross Roadway In Westchester Struck By Vehicle

    A 14-year-old teen was injured after being hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross a Westchester roadway.The incident occurred around 8:20 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, when Greenburgh Police and EMS units responded to Central Park Avenue near Campus Place for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle, said Greenburgh Police Lt. Kobie Powell.Once on the scene, officers found ...

  6. Judge Revokes Estranged Husband's Ability To Work After Stopping At Memorial For Missing Mom

    Judge Revokes Estranged Husband's Ability To Work After Stopping At Memorial For Missing Mom

    A judge took away the ability for Fotis Dulos to work after he made a stop at a memorial for his missing Fairfield County wife and mother of five children, Jennifer Farber Dulos, and removed items in violation of his bail terms.The ruling was made during a hearing on Thursday, Jan. 23, when Dulos appear before Judge Gary White in Stamford who revoked the work condition after he was seen ...

  7. ID Released For Rockland Man Found Shot To Death Inside Vehicle Following Crash

    ID Released For Rockland Man Found Shot To Death Inside Vehicle Following Crash

    A Rockland man in his 20s found shot to death inside a vehicle after it crashed into a building has been identified.Juvenson Paul, 28, of Spring Valley, was found around 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, when police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a vehicle into a building at Prospect Gardens, Spring Valley Police Spokesman Officer Matthew Galli said.Responding patrol units ...

  8. Suspect In Stolen Car Nabbed On Saw Mill Parkway In Northern Westchester

    Suspect In Stolen Car Nabbed On Saw Mill Parkway In Northern Westchester

    Westchester County Police arrested a 20-year-old man on after he was found driving a stolen car on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Northern Westchester.The suspect, identified as Keyshawn Adams, of the Bronx, was later found to be wanted on six outstanding arrest warrants lodged by three upstate police agencies, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County Police.The ...

  9. Contaminated Milk That Can Lead To Potentially Fatal Infection Sold In Hudson Valley

    Contaminated Milk That Can Lead To Potentially Fatal Infection Sold In Hudson Valley

    A warning has been issued by the state regarding milk produced in the Hudson Valley that is tainted with Listeria that can cause potentially fatal illness.The state Department of Agriculture and Markets warned consumers in Orange County and the surrounding area on Tuesday, Jan. 21, not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from Pennings Farm in Warwick due to possible Listeria monocytogenes ...

  10. Multiple Fire Departments Battling Three-Alarm Fire At Yeshiva Under Construction

    Multiple Fire Departments Battling Three-Alarm Fire At Yeshiva Under Construction

    Multiple fire departments are battling a three-alarm blaze at a building under construction in Sullivan County that has closed a roadway.The fire, which started in Fallsburg around 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, is located at 84 Laurel Park Road, which is currently closed to traffic, said the Fallsburg Police Department.The building, which was fully engulfed in flames, is reportedly a ...

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