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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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Stony Point Man Charged With Murder, Concealment Of Corpse Stony Point Man Charged With Murder, Concealment Of Corpse
Stony Point Man Charged With Murder, Concealment Of Corpse A Hudson Valley man has been indicted with the murder of another man whom he shot to death and then drove the victim to another location and set the car on fire. Related story: Years-Long Investigation Leads To Murder Charge For Stony Point Man Rockland County resident Robert Rodriguez, age 36, of Stony Point, was arraigned on Tuesday, Feb. 27 following an indictment by a grand jury. According to Scott Waters of the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, on the evening of Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, Rodriguez shot the victim, Ronald Mann on the property at Rodriguez’s home located at 41…
'School-Aged' Person Who Wasn't Student Makes Way Into Wilton High School, Police Say 'School-Aged' Person Who Wasn't Student Makes Way Into Wilton High School, Police Say
'School-Aged' Person Who Wasn't Student Makes Way Into Wilton High School, Police Say Police in Fairfield County are investigating after a school-aged person who was not a student made their way inside a school. The incident occurred in Wilton on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Wilton High School. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, entry was not made through an unlocked door. As soon as the school administration was made aware that the teen was in the building, they enacted their security protocols. "The school-aged person was in the building for a brief time before leaving the property," Tornello said. The Wilton Police Department located the person off campus …
CT Man Busted In Danbury For Drug Sales Throughout City, Police Say CT Man Busted In Danbury For Drug Sales Throughout City, Police Say
CT Man Busted In Danbury For Drug Sales Throughout City, Police Say A Connecticut man was busted for allegedly selling drugs throughout a Fairfield County city following a months-long investigation. New Haven County resident Gerald Blake Rockhead, age 45, of Waterbury, was charged on Monday, Feb. 26 by detectives from the Danbury Police Department. Det. Capt. Mark Williams of the Danbury Police, said the arrest was the result of a several-month-long investigation into illegal drug sales throughout the city of Danbury.  Detectives had received complaints from concerned citizens about illegal drug sales by Rockhead, a convicted drug deale…
Person Hit, Killed By MTA Train In Tuxedo Person Hit, Killed By MTA Train In Tuxedo
Person Hit, Killed By MTA Train In Tuxedo A person was struck and killed by a Metro-North train in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Orange County around 2 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Tuxedo. According to a Metro-North spokesperson, an unauthorized person was on the tracks when struck east of Tuxedo Station and killed. No criminality is suspected, officials said. The investigation is ongoing.  The victim's name has not been released pending notification of the family members.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
New Chief To Head Darien Police Department New Chief To Head Darien Police Department
New Chief To Head Darien Police Department A new chief will soon take over the reins of a Fairfield County police department, but he's no stranger to the area with 28 years of police work under his belt. The Darien Police Commission announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27 the appointment of Capt. Jeremiah P. Marron, Jr. as the department's 12th Chief of Police.  Marron, a 28-year veteran of the department, will assume command of the department on Friday, April 1, following the retirement of the current Chief, Donald B. Anderson, said Kim Hiffard, chairman of the Police Commission.  The soon-to-be next chief became a Darien patrol o…
Former CT Pastor Busted With Meth Charged Again For Skipping Court Date Former CT Pastor Busted With Meth Charged Again For Skipping Court Date
Former CT Pastor Busted With Meth Charged Again For Skipping Court Date A former Connecticut Methodist pastor who was busted earlier this month with crystal methamphetamine has been arrested again for skipping a court date, police said. Related story: CT Methodist Pastor Nabbed With Crystal Meth During Traffic Stop Litchfield County resident Herbert Miller, age 63, of Woodbury, was stopped by Woodbury Police on Monday, Feb. 26, after spotting him in the passenger seat of a U-Haul truck traveling eastbound on Main St. North in the direction of his home, According to Connecticut State Police, Miller had an active prawn warrant for failing to show up …
Goshen Man Wanted For Child Sex Assault, Flees, Drives Car Into River Goshen Man Wanted For Child Sex Assault, Flees, Drives Car Into River
Goshen Man Wanted For Child Sex Assault, Flees, Drives Car Into River A Hudson Valley man who was wanted on alleged child sex charges fled from police, drove his vehicle into a river, and then hid from officers. The incident took place in Orange County around 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 in Goshen. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, state police attempted to execute a search warrant at the home of Orange County resident Craig Merlock, age 45, of Goshen, who was not at home. While searching the area for Merlock his vehicle was spotted around 2:30 a.m., Saturday and troopers attempted a traffic stop. Merlock failed to stop and inst…
Know Him? Man Wanted For Stealing $5K In Pokemon Cards From Deer Park Store, Police Say Know Him? Man Wanted For Stealing $5K In Pokemon Cards From Deer Park Store, Police Say
Know Him? Man Wanted For Stealing $5K In Pokemon Cards From Deer Park Store, Police Say Police on Long Island are asking the public for help identifying a man who allegedly stole more than $5,000 in Pokemon cards from a store. The incident occurred in Deer Park at the Rip N Ship Gaming located at 729 Acorn St. around 12:10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this incident can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, or online at www.P3Tips.com.  All calls, text messages, and emails will be kept…
Glastonbury Man Nabbed For Stabbing During Fight, Police Say Glastonbury Man Nabbed For Stabbing During Fight, Police Say
Glastonbury Man Nabbed For Stabbing During Fight, Police Say This story has been updated. A 52-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing another man during a fight. Hartford County resident Marcus McDaniel, of Hartford, was arrested around 10 p.m. in Glastonbury. According to Lt. Kevin Szydlo of the Glastonbury Police, an investigation determined McDaniel attended a local gymnastics event at the Academy building when he became engaged in an altercation with the victim, whom he knew.  McDaniel and the victim exited the gymnasium and continued the altercation in the hallway outside the gymnasium wh…
Facebook Marketplace Sting Nabs Barryville Deadbeat Dad, Police Say Facebook Marketplace Sting Nabs Barryville Deadbeat Dad, Police Say
Facebook Marketplace Sting Nabs Barryville Deadbeat Dad, Police Say A man from the region was nabbed for allegedly not paying more than $8,700 in child support when he posted items for sale on Facebook Marketplace. Sullivan County resident Marcus Molnar, age 46, of Barryville, was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 24, for failure to pay child support. Undersheriff Eric Chaboty of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said Molnar is alleged to owe over $8700 in child support payments and has been hiding out in Wayne County, Pennsylvania since September of 2023.  Deputies noticed recently that Molnar had placed a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Porsc…
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