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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. Four Long Island Businesses Destroyed By Five-Alarm Fire

    Four Long Island Businesses Destroyed By Five-Alarm Fire

    A five-alarm fire destroyed four businesses on Long Island just as they had reopened following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The raging fire began in Nassau County around 3:55 p.m., Thursday, June 25, at 15 Cutter Mill Road, in Great Neck, said Great Neck Fire Chief Josh Charry.According to the chief, firefighters arrived on the scene about 4:07 p.m., after receiving a call ...

  2. 18-Year-Old Shot In Broad Daylight At Area Apartment Complex

    18-Year-Old Shot In Broad Daylight At Area Apartment Complex

    An 18-year-old is being treated at an area hospital after being shot in the leg at an area apartment complex.The shooting took place in Ulster County around 10:55 a.m., Friday, June 26 in Kingston at the Rondout Garden Apartments on Rondout Drive, where the man was shot.The unidentified man is being treated at Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley Broadway Campus and is in stable ...

  3. Religious Artifacts Saved During Fire At Church In Bridgeport

    Religious Artifacts Saved During Fire At Church In Bridgeport

    Firefighters were able to save religious artifacts for parishioners during a fire at a Fairfield County church.The fire, at the Greater St. John Fire-Baptized Holiness Church, at 804 Fairfield Ave., in Bridgeport, was reported around 11:20 p.m., Thursday, said Scott Appleby, director of the city's Office of Emergency Management. Arriving firefighters found a working fire, ...

  4. Rockland County District Attorney Welcomes New Employee On Path To Be Assistant DA

    Rockland County District Attorney Welcomes New Employee On Path To Be Assistant DA

    A new employee who will later become the county's assistant district attorney was welcomed to Rockland County during a swearing-in ceremony.Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II welcomed Rosibel Ventura Almonte as she was sworn in by the Honorable Roselina Serrano, Village of West Haverstraw Justice on Wednesday, June 24, at the Rockland ...

  5. Apartment Fire Leaves One Unit Inhabitable, Damages Another, Norwalk Fire Officials Say

    Apartment Fire Leaves One Unit Inhabitable, Damages Another, Norwalk Fire Officials Say

    A fire in a third-floor apartment building left one apartment inhabitable and damaged another in Norwalk.The fire took place around 5:39 p.m., Thursday, June 25, in the kitchen of the apartment at 9-11 Wall Street, said Norwalk Deputy Fire Chief Edward Prescott.After arriving at the scene, firefighters forced their way into the unoccupied apartment and finished extinguishing the fire, ...

  6. New Bridgeport Shooting Leaves One Dead, Three Wounded in 'Targeted' Attack

    New Bridgeport Shooting Leaves One Dead, Three Wounded in 'Targeted' Attack

    Three people have been shot and killed, and numerous others wounded in Bridgeport in less than a week as rival "groups" target each other, according to authorities.The latest homicide took place around 7:55 p.m., Thursday, June 25, in front of 527 Huntington Road, said Scott Appleby, director of emergency communications and emergency management.During the drive-by shooting, four people ...

  7. Motorist Who Crossed Over Into Oncoming Route 7 Traffic Under Influence, Police Say

    Motorist Who Crossed Over Into Oncoming Route 7 Traffic Under Influence, Police Say

    A driver who allegedly crossed over into two lanes of oncoming traffic was arrested for DUI after being detained by another motorist.Gregorio Jimenez, 49, of Norwalk, was arrested in Fairfield County on Tuesday, June 16, after Wilton Police received a 911 call about a car driving the wrong way on Route 7 (Danbury Road), Lt. Robert Kluk said.The 911 caller was able to position his truck ...

  8. ID Released For Man Injured In Gas Tank Explosion At Long Island Home

    ID Released For Man Injured In Gas Tank Explosion At Long Island Home

    A man who was burned over 40 percent of his body when an active gas-fed tank exploded at a home on Long Island has been identified by police.Suffolk County Police Arson Section detectives said Paul Vanancken, 49, was injured during the incident in West Islip around 9:53 a.m., Thursday, June 25.Detectives said Vanancken, an employee of Ideal Bottle Gas, was filling a 100-pound propane ...

  9. ID Released For Bicyclist Struck, Killed By SUV In Area

    ID Released For Bicyclist Struck, Killed By SUV In Area

    A bicyclist killed after being struck by an SUV in the area has been identified by police. Orange County resident Peter Cotsis, 62, of Chester, died around 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, in the town of Goshen after being struck by a 2018 Nissan SUV, said Sgt. Allen Faust of the Goshen Police.Faust said the crash took place at the intersection of Craigville Road and Johnson Road when ...

  10. NYPD Officer Surrenders After Apparent Chokehold Incident In Queens

    NYPD Officer Surrenders After Apparent Chokehold Incident In Queens

    An NYPD officer who can be seen on bodycam video allegedly using an illegal chokehold during an arrest has been charged with the crime.Officer David Afanador, 39, turned himself in at the Queens District Attorney's Office on Thursday, June 25. Afanador was charged with strangulation and attempted strangulation, in connection with an event on Sunday, June 21, in Rockaway Beach in ...

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