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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. Don't Fall For It: Police In Spring Valley Warn Of E-Mail Scam Involving Geek Squad

    Don't Fall For It: Police In Spring Valley Warn Of E-Mail Scam Involving Geek Squad

    Police in the Hudson Valley are warning residents of a scam allegedly involving Best Buy's popular Geek Squad after receiving multiple complaints.Victims are being contacted via email reporting that they owe money for a service plan and that there is a past due balance on their account, according to the Spring Valley Police.Victims then provide their bank account information or pre-paid ...

  2. New Nyack Restaurant Drawing Rave Reviews For 'Spectacular' Food, Large Portions

    New Nyack Restaurant Drawing Rave Reviews For 'Spectacular' Food, Large Portions

    Opened just three months, a new Hudson Valley restaurant is winning raves from online reviewers.In Rockland County, Dolce Vita, located in Nyack, offers diners everything from a raw bar to lamb chops and handmade pasta. Before we go into the particulars, here's what one Yelper had to say:"We had the most delicious meat at the new Dolce Vita. I had the half rack of lamb chops. ...

  3. Saugerties Man Attacks Cafe Manager, Slashes Employee With Knife, Police Say

    Saugerties Man Attacks Cafe Manager, Slashes Employee With Knife, Police Say

    A Hudson Valley man was arrested after allegedly attacking the manager of a cafe and then slashing another employee with a knife.The incident took place in Ulster County at the Love Bites Cafe around 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 20 in the village of Saugerties.Saugerties Police responded to the café after receiving a 911 call that a man had threatened the use of a knife, said Chief of ...

  4. First-Prize Winning Take 5 Ticket Sold At Store In Poughkeepsie

    First-Prize Winning Take 5 Ticket Sold At Store In Poughkeepsie

    Someone in the Hudson Valley has a few extra thousand dollars to spend on the holidays after winning a Take 5 lottery game.The winning ticket was sold in Dutchess County on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Thrifty Beverage located at 187 N. Hamilton St., in Poughkeepsie, according to New York Lottery officials.The winning numbers for the $17,513 jackpot were 5-9-11-30-34.One other winning ticket ...

  5. Know Her? Woman Wanted For Questioning In Robbery At CT Store

    Know Her? Woman Wanted For Questioning In Robbery At CT Store

    Police in Connecticut are asking the public for help identifying a woman who is wanted for questioning in a smoke shop armed robbery.The robbery took place in New Haven County, around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Smoke Vibes located at 50 Bridge St., in Ansonia.  Investigators are looking to identify the female pictured who may have relevant information about the incident, ...

  6. Arrest Made In Newburgh Homicide That Also Injured 5-Year-Old, Police Say

    Arrest Made In Newburgh Homicide That Also Injured 5-Year-Old, Police Say

    Police in the Hudson Valley have nabbed a man wanted in connection with the murder of an area man and also injured a 5-year-old.The murder took place in Orange County on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the City of Newburgh.City of Newburgh Police Commissioner Jose Gomerez announced Tuesday, Nov. 22 that Lamont Williams, age 29, no known address, was arrested in North Carolina following a ...

  7. Suspect Nabbed After Store Robbery Through Multi-Agency Effort In Fairfield County

    Suspect Nabbed After Store Robbery Through Multi-Agency Effort In Fairfield County

    Just hours after a man allegedly robbed a liquor store in Fairfield County at gunpoint, he was behind bars thanks to a multi-agency effort.The incident took place in Fairfield County around 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21 in Shelton.Shelton Police were dispatched to Cleto’s Package Store, located at 402 Howe Ave., for a report of an armed robbery, Lt. Robert Kozlowsky, of the Shelton ...

  8. Alert Issued After 'Aggressive,' Rabid Fox Captured In Town Of Neversink

    Alert Issued After 'Aggressive,' Rabid Fox Captured In Town Of Neversink

    Officials in the region have issued a public alert after a rabid fox was captured by state wildlife experts.Sullivan County Public Health is advising the public to stay away from wild animals and be vigilant of their surroundings while camping, hiking, or playing in the parks near wooded areas.“A gray fox that was acting aggressively in the Town of Neversink was captured by the ...

  9. Man Found Shot On Poughkeepsie Street, Police Say

    Man Found Shot On Poughkeepsie Street, Police Say

    Police in the Hudson Valley are investigating after a man was found shot in the torso.The incident took place in Dutchess County around 9:45 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21 on Mansion Street in the city of Poughkeepsie.Police responded to the area of 364 Mansion St., after receiving a 911 call reporting a person shot, said Det. Sgt. George Camacho.Responding officers located a 40-year-old city of ...

  10. Water Main Break Displaces Families, Damages Several Homes In This Fairfield County City

    Water Main Break Displaces Families, Damages Several Homes In This Fairfield County City

    A water main break at a Fairfield County home undergoing construction displaced several families and damaged residences.The incident took place in Stamford around 3:45 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21 when the city's 911 dispatch center received reports of a water main break in the vicinity of Hollow Oak Lane and Bel Aire Dr., said Stamford Deputy Fire Chief Tom Gloersen.First arriving fire units ...

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