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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. Two Nabbed In Fairfield County On Drug, Gun Charges After Report Of 'Suspicious People'

    Two Nabbed In Fairfield County On Drug, Gun Charges After Report Of 'Suspicious People'

    Two Fairfield County men were arrested after police received a call from a resident of "suspicious people" in a building.Ta’Ron Pharr and Jaylen Wilson, both 20, of Bridgeport, were arrested after Bridgeport Police responded to a building in the 2200th block of Main Street, said Scott Appleby, director of Bridgeport's Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security.When ...

  2. Large 'Unpermitted' Car Show Leads To One Being Tased, Arrested In Area, Police Say

    Large 'Unpermitted' Car Show Leads To One Being Tased, Arrested In Area, Police Say

    A large car show with more than 250 people that drew complaints from neighbors ended with one of the attendees being tased and placed under arrest.Wappingers Falls police were alerted to the "unofficial" show in the parking lot of Dutchess Plaza on Route 9, around 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, said Wappingers Falls Police Lt. Paolo Capparelli.When police responded they found more than 250 ...

  3. Request To Turn Down Music Led To Security Guard's Fatal Stabbing At Area Library, Police Say

    Request To Turn Down Music Led To Security Guard's Fatal Stabbing At Area Library, Police Say

    A simple request to turn down music led to a savage stabbing that left a 52-year-old library security guard dead.Sandra Wilson, 52, of Spring Valley, was killed when she asked 25-year-old Blanchard Glaudin, also of Spring Valley, to turn down the music he was playing on his phone, said police.A minute later, around 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, Glaudin was repeatedly stabbing Wilson on the ...

  4. Area Woman One Of Two Killed After Car Plunges Off Ferry

    Area Woman One Of Two Killed After Car Plunges Off Ferry

    A Westchester woman has been identified as one of two women killed when a vehicle they were in plunged off a ferry in Miami, Florida.Viviane Brahms, 75, of Harrison, was a passenger in a 2019 Mercedes Benz driven by Emma Afra, 63, that was using the Fisher Island Ferry around 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, when it fell off the ferry near the Government Cut waterways, said Miami-Dade Police ...

  5. Search On For Intruder Who Entered Area Home, Attacked Woman, Police Say

    Search On For Intruder Who Entered Area Home, Attacked Woman, Police Say

    Police are investigating a suspicious incident in which a woman said a man entered her home and assaulted her.The incident took place in Rockland County around 6:20 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, on Rock Drive in Valley Cottage, said Clarkstown Police Officer Norman Peters.When officers responded, the woman said an unknown man entered her home and a physical struggle took place before the man ...

  6. 20-Year-Old From Westchester Charged With Deadly Assault On Teenage Prison Inmate

    20-Year-Old From Westchester Charged With Deadly Assault On Teenage Prison Inmate

    An inmate at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a deadly assault on a fellow prisoner.Westchester County Police charged William Johnson, 20, of Yonkers, with manslaughter for the Jan. 30, attack, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for Westchester County. Johnson is accused of punching Bryce Neville, 18, of Mount Vernon, in the ...

  7. Man Sentenced To Prison After Installing Hidden Camera In Area Woman's Bathroom

    Man Sentenced To Prison After Installing Hidden Camera In Area Woman's Bathroom

    A 48-year-old man has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for spying on an area woman by installing a hidden camera in her bathroom.Joseph Krenicky, 48, of Glenwood, New Jersey, was sentenced, Tuesday, Feb. 18, for the incident that took place in the Town of Chester, said Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler.At the time Krenicky pleaded guilty he admitted that in ...

  8. Accused Long Island MS-13 Member Charged In Two Killings, Including Hacking Death

    Accused Long Island MS-13 Member Charged In Two Killings, Including Hacking Death

    A reputed MS-13 member from Long Island has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two men, one of whom was hacked with a machete and another who was shot.Carlos Alfaro, 22, of Roosevelt, will be arraigned Wednesday, Feb. 19,  with two counts of second-degree murder, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, Alfaro is responsible for the 2016 murder of Josue ...

  9. Nazi Flag Back On Display In Area Apartment Window After Earlier Removal Following Complaints

    Nazi Flag Back On Display In Area Apartment Window After Earlier Removal Following Complaints

    A Nazi flag that was hanging in an area apartment window last year is back and this time the tenant has no plans to take it down. The flag was hanging in an apartment at 776 Main St., in the Town of Poughkeepsie.After an uproar last year by the public, and with warnings from the rental management company, the flag was taken down. Last week, the flag was spotted again, but the ...

  10. IDs Released For Suspect, Female Security Guard Killed In Stabbing At Area Library

    IDs Released For Suspect, Female Security Guard Killed In Stabbing At Area Library

    Click here for an updated story: Request To Turn Down Music Led To Security Guard's Fatal Stabbing At Area Library, Police SayA female security guard who was stabbed to death at a Rockland County library and her alleged assailant have both been identified by police.Sandra Wilson, 52, of Spring Valley, was killed by Blanchard Glaudin, 25, also of Spring Valley, around 2 p.m., ...

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