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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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Fundraiser Reaches Goal For Funeral Of Stamford HS Student Found Dead In New Canaan Fundraiser Reaches Goal For Funeral Of Stamford HS Student Found Dead In New Canaan
Fundraiser Reaches Goal For Funeral Of Stamford HS Student Found Dead In New Canaan A fundraiser for a Fairfield County high school student who was found dead in a wooded area has reached its goal to pay for funeral expenses. Related: ID Released For Man Found Dead In New Canaan Woods Santos Eujedo Perez, exact age not provided, of Stamford, was found dead Tuesday, July 9, in New Canaan in a wooded area after working at a construction site. Perez, a quiet but friendly Westhill High School student, was reported missing by family on Monday, July 8, according to the New Cannan Police. "Everyone associated with Stamford Public Schools is devastated by the passing of S…
Ex-Fairfield County State Rep Apologizes For Meme Making Light Of Trump Assassination Attempt Ex-Fairfield County State Rep Apologizes For Meme Making Light Of Trump Assassination Attempt
Ex-Fairfield County State Rep Apologizes For Meme Making Light Of Trump Assassination Attempt A former Fairfield County state representative who is running again to unseat a Republican is apologizing for a meme he posted following the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. Democrat Kenneth Gucker, who is running for the 138th District in Danbury, posted the meme, which showed up on X and Facebook on Saturday, July 13.  The meme depicted an image from a 1960s sitcom, "Get Smart," implying the bullet "missed him by that much." @MattRitterCT @ctdems@CTHouseDems@NancyDiNardoCT@GovNedLamont need to condemn Ken Gucker Dem candidate for state rep in Danbury & …
Police Seek Jewelry Owner Following Vandalism at CT Cemetery Police Seek Jewelry Owner Following Vandalism at CT Cemetery
Police Seek Jewelry Owner Following Vandalism at CT Cemetery Police in Connecticut are seeking the owner of a piece of jewelry stolen by a juvenile who allegedly vandalized a cemetery, taking items from the gravesites. The incident occurred in Windham County on Sunday, July 14, at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Killingly. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers and Killingly Police responded to the cemetery on Maple Street after receiving a report of criminal mischief. A witness reported someone causing damage to multiple grave sites in the cemetery and directed responding to the juvenile who was still within the cemetery.  Connecticut S…
'Targeted' Greenwich Resident Carjacked By Pair Of Armed Men, Police Say 'Targeted' Greenwich Resident Carjacked By Pair Of Armed Men, Police Say
'Targeted' Greenwich Resident Carjacked By Pair Of Armed Men, Police Say Police in Fairfield County are investigating an alleged carjacking in which the victim was targeted. The incident occurred in Greenwich around 10 a.m., Sunday, July 14, in the area of Clapboard Ridge Road and Khakum Wood Road.  According to Lt. Patrick Smyth of the Greenwich Police, the victim was approaching the front gate at Khakum Wood Road when a dark-colored sedan pulled up behind him.  Two men, both possibly Black or Hispanic, wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts, exited their vehicle and displayed what appeared to be a handgun. They then stole the victim’s cell phone a…
Weston 20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From Westport YMCA, Using Credit Cards Weston 20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From Westport YMCA, Using Credit Cards
Weston 20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From Westport YMCA, Using Credit Cards A Fairfield County man was charged with larceny after allegedly stealing a wallet from a gym and using the credit cards inside. Massimo Zhong, 20, of Weston, was arrested on Monday, July 8, for the June incident at the Westport/Weston YMCA. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, officers started an investigation after the theft was reported, and they found that the credit cards were used in Norwalk shortly after being stolen. The investigating officer reviewed surveillance footage and identified Zhong entering the YMCA, entering the locker room, and leaving. Woods said he…
Man Nabbed For DWI After Driving Across Darien Front Yard, Police Say Man Nabbed For DWI After Driving Across Darien Front Yard, Police Say
Man Nabbed For DWI After Driving Across Darien Front Yard, Police Say A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged DWI at twice the legal limit after he allegedly drove across the front yard of a home. The incident occurred in Darien on Friday, July 5, on Midbrook Lane. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police, Elder Rodriguez, age 32, of Bridgeport, was charged after officers responded to a resident's complaint of a car driving across his front yard. Vigil said an investigation found that Rodriguez drove his vehicle onto the driveway and lawn of the residence, mistaking it for the road.  Officers on the scene detected the smell of…
Commercial Truck Stopped In CT Was 100,000 Pounds Overweight, Police Say Commercial Truck Stopped In CT Was 100,000 Pounds Overweight, Police Say
Commercial Truck Stopped In CT Was 100,000 Pounds Overweight, Police Say An oversized load on a commercial truck was nabbed in Fairfield County for allegedly being more than 100,000 overweight. The truck was stopped in Danbury by Connecticut State Police conducting commercial vehicle enforcement on I-84 around 7 a.m., Wednesday, July 10. According to State Police, the truck was stopped after it was seen bypassing the Danbury scale along I-84 eastbound by traveling the secondary roads in the area.  An investigation revealed that the truck had numerous oversized load permit violations. Further investigation revealed that the carrier out of New York did not h…
New Assistant Principal Named At School In Fairfield County New Assistant Principal Named At School In Fairfield County
New Assistant Principal Named At School In Fairfield County With the naming of a new assistant principal, an unfamiliar face will be seen in the halls of a Fairfield County school. Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones announced David Cheris's appointment as Parkway School's assistant principal.  Cheris will assist Principal Mary Grandville in supporting the entire Parkway community, aiding in the development and achievement of school goals and objectives while advocating on behalf of all students.  He replaces Matthew Cerruto, who was named assistant principal of Western Middle School at the end of the school year. “Mr.…
Missing 16-Year-Old Fairfield Girl Found Safe In New Jersey Missing 16-Year-Old Fairfield Girl Found Safe In New Jersey
Missing 16-Year-Old Fairfield Girl Found Safe In New Jersey A 16-year-old Fairfield County girl who has been missing for more than a week has been found safe by police. Related: Missing Fairfield 16-Year-Old Girl Spotted In New Jersey, Police Consider Her Endangered Jomana Ali was last seen on Elm Street in Fairfield at around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2. Since that time, police said she is believed to be endangered due to age and mental health. Early Saturday, July 13, Fairfield Police Sgt. Michael Stahl said Jomana was located by the Greenwich Township Police Department in Warren County, New Jersey, around 2:15 a.m. Warren County is abo…
CT Man Accused Of Beating, Abusing Woman More Than 13 Times CT Man Accused Of Beating, Abusing Woman More Than 13 Times
CT Man Accused Of Beating, Abusing Woman More Than 13 Times A Connecticut man was charged with alleged assault and other crimes for violating a protective order. New Haven County resident Sean Kelly, age 26, of Milford, was charged on Monday, July 8, following an investigation.  According to Milford Police, on Sunday, June 30, the department received a report regarding a possible violation of a protective order. Throughout the officer’s investigation, it was learned that there had been several unreported domestic violence incidents over the past year.  Police said a total of 13 separate incidents were reported and documented that co…
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