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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. Man Who Forces Way Into Long Island Home Charged With Robbery, Burglary, Police Say

    Man Who Forces Way Into Long Island Home Charged With Robbery, Burglary, Police Say

    A 38-year-old man was arrested for allegedly forcing his way into a Long Island residence and stealing an electric bike.Nassau County Police said the incident took place around 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 29, in Uniondale.According to detectives, Kevin Carroll, 38, New York City, confronted a current resident at a Fenimore Avenue home and allegedly forced his way into the ...

  2. CT State Police Will Ramp Up Patrols Over July 4th Holiday

    CT State Police Will Ramp Up Patrols Over July 4th Holiday

    With the July 4th holiday quickly approaching, Connecticut State Police are preparing for increased traffic along with possible intoxicated drivers, with ramped up patrols.According to state police, the enhanced enforcement will run through Wednesday, July 1 through the evening of Sunday, July 5. Already, troopers report they have seen an increase in the number of vehicles on the ...

  3. Popular Long Island Restaurant Closes

    Popular Long Island Restaurant Closes

    One of Long Island's finest sushi restaurant has announced it is permanently closing.Ginza, a mainstay in Nassau County since 2012, and the first to offer sushi from Japan's famed Tokyo’s Tsukiji market announced on its website it had closed the Massapequa restaurant."It is with a heavy heart that we announce we have closed our doors permanently," the restaurant said on the ...

  4. COVID-19: Long Island Ducks' Season Won't Take Flight

    COVID-19: Long Island Ducks' Season Won't Take Flight

    There will be no Long Island Ducks baseball in 2020 after numerous unsuccessful attempts to gain an exemption from the state.The team made the announcement on Tuesday, June 30, after reaching a decision to drop their efforts after New York’s decision last week not allowing fans into professional sports venues.“We tried everything in our power to start the season despite the ...

  5. Man Robbed, Beaten On Long Island Street By Two Suspects, Police Say

    Man Robbed, Beaten On Long Island Street By Two Suspects, Police Say

    Police on Long Island are searching for two men who allegedly robbed and attacked another man walking down a city street.Nassau County Police reported the incident took place around 10:25 p.m., Saturday, June 27, in North Woodmere.According to detectives, a 30-year-old man was walking in the vicinity of the Doxy Fishing area on Branch Boulevard when he was approached by two unknown ...

  6. Long Island Man Sentenced For Murdering Girlfriend’s Mother

    Long Island Man Sentenced For Murdering Girlfriend’s Mother

    A 30-year-old Long Island man who pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend's mother after hitting her in the head with a barbell has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison.Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced Tuesday, June 30, that Ralph Keppler, of Lynbrook, was sentenced for the 2016 crime that led to the woman's death in 2018.Keppler pleaded guilty in Dec. ...

  7. Wilton Woman Accused Of Swimming Naked Accompanied By Stamford Man In Stranger's Pool

    Wilton Woman Accused Of Swimming Naked Accompanied By Stamford Man In Stranger's Pool

    An area man and a naked woman were arrested after they were found allegedly swimming in the pool of a home that didn't belong to them.The incident took place around 4:35 p.m., on Tuesday, June 23, when Wilton Police officers in Fairfield County received a 911 call from a residence on Wilridge Road, said Lt. Robert Kluk.The resident told officers that two adults were swimming in his pool ...

  8. ID Released For Drowning Victim At Area Lake

    ID Released For Drowning Victim At Area Lake

    The identity of a man who drowned in a Hudson Valley lake while out boating with friends has been released by police.Brooklyn resident Sydney Joseph, 46, was recovered on Monday, June 29, in Oscawana Lake, located in the town of Putnam Valley, said Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. The search for Joseph began around 3:35 p.m., Saturday, June 27, when sheriff's ...

  9. CT State Police Patrolling Bridgeport Streets Following Three Fatal Shootings

    CT State Police Patrolling Bridgeport Streets Following Three Fatal Shootings

    Following a week of violence in which three people were shot dead and several others injured, Connecticut State Police are patrolling the streets in Bridgeport.The state police were requested by Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez in an effort to tamper down the violence."The intended goal of this program is to assist the communities we serve by providing an increased visibility of ...

  10. Heavy Damage Reported After Long Island House Fire

    Heavy Damage Reported After Long Island House Fire

    Fire officials are investigating a Long Island house fire which caused extensive damage.Nassau County Police reported the department's Arson Bomb Squad is investigating the fire that occurred around 7:39 p.m., Sunday, June 28, in Farmingdale.According to detectives, officers responded to 35 North Maple St. for a report of a fire. Upon arrival, officers observed flames coming from ...

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