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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. Felon On Parole Busted Driving Stolen Vehicle While Drunk, Police Say

    Felon On Parole Busted Driving Stolen Vehicle While Drunk, Police Say

    A 49-year-old man was nabbed by police after he was allegedly caught driving a stolen vehicle in the area.Carlton R. Woods, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was arrested around 5:50 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, after Town of Poughkeepsie Police officers observed a vehicle matching the description of a stolen vehicle which had been reported in the City of Poughkeepsie, said ...

  2. Area Man Arrested Twice In Hours Under New Bail Reform

    Area Man Arrested Twice In Hours Under New Bail Reform

    A man who was arrested for an alleged domestic dispute that ended with an officer injured was arrested again within 20 minutes after court under new bail reform laws.The incident began around 7:20 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, when New Paltz responded to a home on Colonial Drive for a report of a domestic assault, said New Platz Police Lt. Robert Lucchesi.When police arrived on the scene, the ...

  3. Trio Nabbed In $250K Comic Book Theft In Fairfield County, Police Say

    Trio Nabbed In $250K Comic Book Theft In Fairfield County, Police Say

    Three area men have been arrested in connection with a $250,000 comic book heist.The three men, James Wadsworth Sr., 49, and James Wadsworth Jr., 30, both of Ansonia, along with 32-year-old Saul Salazar, of Shelton, were arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in connection with the theft of rare, collectible comic books, said Shelton Police Det. Richard Bango.The arrests stem from a complaint the ...

  4. Former SHU Student Charged With Illegally Taking Nude Photos Of Another Student

    Former SHU Student Charged With Illegally Taking Nude Photos Of Another Student

    A former Sacred Heart University student has been arrested by police for disseminating nude photographs of a female student, police say.The incident took place on Oct. 6, 2019, when a female Sacred Heart University student reported to police that she believes she was the victim of a sexual assault, said Capt. Brian Fitzgerald of the Bridgeport Police Department.The victim reported that ...

  5. Areas Near Transformer Explosion In Norwalk Expected To Remain Without Power For Most Of Day

    Areas Near Transformer Explosion In Norwalk Expected To Remain Without Power For Most Of Day

    Norwalk Fire Department officials say businesses near the area where an explosion and fire in a sidewalk electrical transformer took place will be without power most the day.The incident took place around 9:35 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, in front of 44 North Main Street, said Norwalk Deputy Fire Chief Edward Prescott.According to Prescott, the vault/transformer had its door blown open with ...

  6. Hikers Missing Amid Freezing Temps Located On Long Island With Help Of Drones

    Hikers Missing Amid Freezing Temps Located On Long Island With Help Of Drones

    Two Long Island hikers who called for help after becoming lost in freezing temperatures were located with the help of drones.Police in Suffolk County received a call of one of the hikers on Monday, Jan. 20, telling officials they had lost their way while hiking in Sears Bellows County Park in Hampton Bays, said the Southampton Police Department.Police and community response units ...

  7. Transformer Fire Closes Norwalk Roadway, Cuts Power, Police Say

    Transformer Fire Closes Norwalk Roadway, Cuts Power, Police Say

    A transformer fire caused a road closure and cut power to many in Norwalk.A transformer exploded about around 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, on North Main Street, police said.Police say North Main has reopened after being closed between Washington and Marshall streets.The explosion was caused by an underground transformer fire that also caused a major power outage in downtown Norwalk, ...

  8. Phone Scammers On Rise Again, CT State Police Say

    Phone Scammers On Rise Again, CT State Police Say

    Connecticut State Police are warning residents to beware of phone scams that appear to be on the rise.Dispatchers and troopers from around the state have been contacted by concerned citizens about unusual phone calls they have received, the department said. The phone calls are from people claiming to be from the Connecticut State Police, among other agencies or ...

  9. Man Nabbed After Awakening Homeowners During Burglary At Fairfield Home, Police Say

    Man Nabbed After Awakening Homeowners During Burglary At Fairfield Home, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into an occupied home and then taking police on a chase.Alberto Rosado, 30, of Bridgeport, was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 18, by Fairfield Police following the alleged burglary on South Benson Road, said Fairfield Police Capt. Robert Kalamaras.The incident began around 2:56 a.m. Saturday when Rosado allegedly entered ...

  10. Route 59 Reopens Following Single-Vehicle Crash

    Route 59 Reopens Following Single-Vehicle Crash

    Police are reporting that Route 59 has reopened following a single-vehicle crash that closed the roadway.The incident took place around 8:15 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Spring Valley at Route 59 and New Clarkstown Road.Reportedly one person was inside the vehicle. Additional details were not immediately available.There has been no report on the extent of injuries.

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