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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. Accused Area Library Killer Was Free On Attempted Rape Charge Under Bail Reform

    Accused Area Library Killer Was Free On Attempted Rape Charge Under Bail Reform

    The 25-year-old man behind bars for allegedly fatally stabbing a Rockland County library security guard was free on an attempted rape charge under recent bail reforms.On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Sandra Wilson, 52, of Spring Valley, was killed by Blanchard Glaudin, on the third floor of the Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley, after she asked him to turn his music down. According to ...

  2. MTA Police Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Man Fatally Struck By LIRR Train

    MTA Police Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Man Fatally Struck By LIRR Train

    The MTA Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying a man struck and killed by a train on Long Island last summer.The incident began around 12:30 a.m., Sunday, July 7, 2019, when the man entered the Baldwin Long Island Rail Road station, said the MTA Police.According to police, the man can then be seen on video surveillance riding up the escalator at the LIRR ...

  3. Man Found Dead After Explosion Of Propane Heater On Long Island

    Man Found Dead After Explosion Of Propane Heater On Long Island

    Detectives believe a malfunction in a propane heater is responsible for an explosion that left a 63-year-old Long Island man dead.The man, believed to be homeless, was found around 5:10 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, in a wooded area behind Middle Country Road in Coram, said the Suffolk County Police.The department's arson section and homicide squad detectives are investigating the incident, ...

  4. Pickup Truck Driver Cited For Following Too Closely In Route 17 Crash With School Bus

    Pickup Truck Driver Cited For Following Too Closely In Route 17 Crash With School Bus

    A 57-year-old pickup truck driver has been charged in the crash on Route 17 with a school bus that injured five students.The crash took place around 7:45 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in Sullivan County eastbound in Mamakating between the bus and a pickup truck, said New York State Trooper Steve Nevel.The school bus was traveling from Fallsburg to Boces in Orange County with five children ...

  5. Missing Mom Case: Former Fotis Dulos Attorney, Friend Pleads Not Guilty

    Missing Mom Case: Former Fotis Dulos Attorney, Friend Pleads Not Guilty

    A lawyer and friend of Fotis Dulos charged in the murder of missing Fairfield County missing mom Jennifer Farber Dulos, pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy to commit murder charge.Kent Mawhinney, 54, who has been behind bars since his arrest on Jan. 7, appeared in Superior Court in Stamford for less than a minute on Thursday, Feb. 20, in order to enter his plea.Mawhinney is a central ...

  6. Man, Woman Struck While In Crosswalk In Area, Police Say

    Man, Woman Struck While In Crosswalk In Area, Police Say

    State Police are investigating after a man and woman were struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy roadway in the area.The incident took place around 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Village of Wappingers Falls while the two were crossing in a crosswalk on West Main Street at the intersection with West Street, said Wappingers Falls Police Lt. Paolo Capparelli.One of the victims was ...

  7. Man Stabbed In Spring Valley Just Days After Fatal Library Attack, Police Say

    Man Stabbed In Spring Valley Just Days After Fatal Library Attack, Police Say

    The Spring Valley Police Department is investigating the stabbing of a man just days after the fatal stabbing of a female security guard in the village.The stabbing took place early Thursday, Feb. 20, on Ridge Avenue, said Spring Valley Police Officer Matthew Galli."The situation is currently under investigation and being handled by the detective bureau," the department said.Ridge ...

  8. Man Wanted For Sex Assault Caught After 17 Years On Run In Fairfield County, Police Say

    Man Wanted For Sex Assault Caught After 17 Years On Run In Fairfield County, Police Say

    A man who has evaded police in Fairfield County for more than 17 years after skipping bail on charges of allegedly sexually assaulting an underage girl has been arrested while using an assumed name.Abraham Lucero, 46, of Norwalk, was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 18, following an intense six-month search after Stamford Police received a tip he was in the area after years on the run, said ...

  9. Route 17 Stretch Reopens After Crash Involving Overturned School Bus

    Route 17 Stretch Reopens After Crash Involving Overturned School Bus

    Click here for an updated story: Pickup Truck Driver Cited In Route 17 Crash With School Bus In SullivanFive students and two adults on a school bus were injured during a two-vehicle crash that closed a stretch of Route 17.The crash took place around 7:45 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in Sullivan County eastbound in Mamakating between the bus and a pickup truck, said New York State ...

  10. Woman Charged With Murder After Baby Found In Dirt Field

    Woman Charged With Murder After Baby Found In Dirt Field

    A 22-year-old woman has been arrested for the murder of her newborn daughter who was allegedly left outside in freezing temperatures to die.Orange County resident Nicole Layman, of Port Jervis, was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 18, by detectives, said police.According to police, the child -- named Sophia Grace -- was found lying around 10:30 p.m. in a dirt lot on Nov. 12, 2019, at the ...

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