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Kathy Reakes

Reporter 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. Body Found In Sag Harbor Cove, Police Say

    Body Found In Sag Harbor Cove, Police Say

    Police are asking for help identifying a man whose body was found in a Long Island cove after police received a 911 call.The incident took place in Sag Harbor around 11:45 a.m., Monday, Aug. 8.According to Lt. Susan Ralph, of the Southampton Police, the caller reported a man floating on the shoreline of Sag Harbor Cove. Police responded to the area and found a man between ...

  2. Ossining Deli Owner Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Employee

    Ossining Deli Owner Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Employee

    A Northern Westchester deli owner has been sentenced to prison for the sexual abuse of an employee at a deli he owns. Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that 54-year-old Yorktown resident Patrick Patierno was sentenced on Monday, Aug. 8, to five years in state prison, with 10 years of post-release supervision."Sexual abuse will not be tolerated ...

  3. Family Of Gabby Petito Files Notice Of $50M Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Police

    Family Of Gabby Petito Files Notice Of $50M Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Police

    The family of Gabby Petito has filed a notice of a $50 million lawsuit against a police department in Utah, accusing it of negligence in the 22-year-old Long Island native's death. Petito, age 22, of Blue Point in Suffolk County, was strangled and beaten to death last year in Wyoming by her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, also from Blue Point, but who relocated to North Port, ...

  4. Officers Slahed With Box Cutter During Yonkers Domestic Violence Arrest

    Officers Slahed With Box Cutter During Yonkers Domestic Violence Arrest

    A Westchester man was arrested after allegedly slashing two police officers with a box cutter during a domestic violence arrest.The incident took place in Westchester County in Yonkers around 12:45 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 7 on Saratoga Avenue.Officers first responded to a report of domestic violence and met with a 35-year-old woman who told officers her ex-boyfriend had made entry into the ...

  5. ID Released For Woman Killed In Fairfield County House Fire

    ID Released For Woman Killed In Fairfield County House Fire

    Fire officials have released the name of a Fairfield County woman who died after a house fire.Sarah Cotter, age 69, of Monroe, was killed shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5 during the fire in the 100 block of Bagburn Hill Road, said Monroe Fire Marshal Bill Davin.Firefighters responded to the fire after a passerby called reporting smoke coming from the home, the Monroe Volunteer Fire ...

  6. These Are Highest-Rated Steakhouses In White Plains, Surrounding Area, New Report Says

    These Are Highest-Rated Steakhouses In White Plains, Surrounding Area, New Report Says

    Those looking for a great steak for lunch or dinner or to celebrate a special event are in luck with a new report listing the top-rated steakhouses in the region.Whether it be a thick rib eye or a steak drowning in béarnaise, Stacker and Tripadvisor have joined together to find just the spot in White Plains and the surrounding area with a list of the top seven.If we've got your ...

  7. Woman Shot, Killed Inside CT Home, Police Say

    Woman Shot, Killed Inside CT Home, Police Say

    One person is in custody after a woman was found shot and killed inside a Connecticut home over the weekend.The woman was found in Hartford around 9:15 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6 after police received a call from a resident reporting the shooting.Hartford Police officers responded to the area of 73 Colonial Street for a report of a person shot, said Sgt. Chris Mastroianni.Upon arrival, ...

  8. DA Announces Charges For DPW Worker In Hit-Run Crash That Killed Stepinac HS Student

    DA Announces Charges For DPW Worker In Hit-Run Crash That Killed Stepinac HS Student

    A Westchester public works employee who allegedly was intoxicated when he hit and killed a popular 16-year-old high school student riding a scooter has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash.Stephen Dolan, age 46, of Yonkers, was arraigned on Friday, Aug. 5, and held on a $250,000 cash bond, or $2.5 million bond following the death of Christopher Jack “CJ” Hackett, age 16, of ...

  9. Driver Shot, Killed, Causing Rollover Crash In Newburgh, Police Say

    Driver Shot, Killed, Causing Rollover Crash In Newburgh, Police Say

    Police are searching for witnesses after a Hudson Valley man was shot and killed while driving, causing a rollover crash.The incident began in Orange County in Newburgh around 1:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 8 on Benkard Avenue.The shooting death was discovered while the city of Newburgh officers were responding to a report of shots fired in the area of 32 Benkard Ave., said the Newburgh Police ...

  10. ID Released For Local Man Struck, Killed By Vehicle In New City

    ID Released For Local Man Struck, Killed By Vehicle In New City

    The identity of a man struck and killed by a vehicle on a busy Hudson Valley roadway has been released by police.Rockland County resident Steven Semoff, age 64, was struck and killed at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6 in the area of North Little Tor Road and Tor Terrace in New City, said Detective Norm Peters of the Clarkstown Police.The first arriving officers found Semoff laying on the ...

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