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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. Woman Accused Of Stealing More Than $3K From Person She Cared For, Police Say

    Woman Accused Of Stealing More Than $3K From Person She Cared For, Police Say

    A Hudson Valley caregiver has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $3,000 from a person she cared for by forging checks.Shawna Lowe, age 37, of Dover, was arrested on Monday, June 14, by New York State Police following an investigation by the Financial Crimes Unit, said Trooper AJ Hicks.An investigation determined Lowe stole over $3,000 using forged checks belonging to the ...

  2. Man Deliberately Drives Through Detour Barricade In Area, Injures Two Road Workers, Police Say

    Man Deliberately Drives Through Detour Barricade In Area, Injures Two Road Workers, Police Say

    A man with 11 license suspensions has been arrested for allegedly deliberately driving his vehicle through a barricaded road that was being repaired, injuring two workers in the area. Police arrested Sullivan County resident Jamiller Drayton, age 38, of Monticello on Thursday, June 10, following the incident.Around 7:40 a.m., Thursday, Drayton was driving a 2009 Dodge Avenger on ...

  3. Third Suspect Nabbed In Connection With Springfield Shooting Death

    Third Suspect Nabbed In Connection With Springfield Shooting Death

    A third Western Massachusetts man has been arrested for the alleged shooting death of a man earlier this year. Jason Batchelor, age 21, of Springfield was arrested on Thursday, June 17, after prosecutors presented evidence to a grand jury about his role in the February shooting death of 18-year-old Robert Crochiere.According to Springfield Police Department Spokesman Ryan ...

  4. Tips From Community Lead To Arrest Of Suspect In Fatal Westchester Shooting

    Tips From Community Lead To Arrest Of Suspect In Fatal Westchester Shooting

    A Westchester man has been arrested for the shooting death of another man with the help of tips from members of the community.The homicide of 31-year-old Maurice Wilson Miller, of Elmsford, took place around 4 p.m., Thursday, June 17, at 33  Fisher Court in the Winbrook area of White Plains, said, White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong. The area of the shooting.Google ...

  5. Decomposed Body Found Along Shore Of Hudson River

    Decomposed Body Found Along Shore Of Hudson River

    Police are investigating after human remains were discovered on the shore of the Hudson River.The remains were found around 11:24 a.m., Thursday, June 17, In Dutchess County, in the area of Sunfish Cove along the shoreline, said the City of Poughkeepsie Police.When officers arrived on the scene at the bottom of Prospect Street, they found a partially decomposed body, police ...

  6. Long Island Man Nabbed After Attempting To Rob Woman With Knife, Police Say

    Long Island Man Nabbed After Attempting To Rob Woman With Knife, Police Say

    A Long Island man has been arrested for an alleged attempted armed robbery in which he approached a woman in her vehicle and demanded her purse.The New Cassel man was arrested on Sunday, June 13 for the incident which took place on Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Hicksville, Nassau County Police said.According to detectives, a 57-year-old woman was sitting in her parked car at 182 West Old ...

  7. COVID-19: Four Long Island Teens Win Full College Scholarships In NY Vax Incentive Program

    COVID-19: Four Long Island Teens Win Full College Scholarships In NY Vax Incentive Program

    Four lucky Long Island teens have won a full-ride college scholarship for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.The names of the latest winners for the third round of the "Get A Shot to Make Your Future'' incentive for a full scholarship to a SUNY or CUNY school were announced on Thursday, June 17.The third-round winners from Long Island are:Kelly Moscoso-Yanes, Nassau CountyVictoria Romero, ...

  8. Suspect Nabbed In Fairfield County Shooting, Police Say

    Suspect Nabbed In Fairfield County Shooting, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man has been arrested for a shooting that took place earlier this month.Kevin Beason, age 23, of Stratford was arrested on Thursday, June 17 by Stratford Police in connection with a shooting that occurred on Garibaldi Avenue on Tuesday, June 1.Beason was arrested on a warrant and held on a $250,000 dollar bond, said Stratford PD Capt Frank Eannotti. He ...

  9. Man, Woman From Nassau County Apprehended After Stealing SUV From Long Island Chick-fil-A

    Man, Woman From Nassau County Apprehended After Stealing SUV From Long Island Chick-fil-A

    Two Long Island residents were arrested for allegedly stealing an SUV at a restaurant last month after an employee left his keys on a table. An employee at Chic-fil-A, located at 1991 Broadhollow Road, in East Farmingdale, left the keys to a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse on a table in the dining area on Friday, May 28 at approximately 6:55 p.m., said the Suffolk County Police.Another ...

  10. Off-Duty Police Officer Saves Overdose Victim In Area

    Off-Duty Police Officer Saves Overdose Victim In Area

    A man was saved from an overdose death by the quick actions of a police officer in the area.The incident took place on Friday, June 4, in Orange County.Port Jervis Police Officer Ryan Kievit, while off duty, was traveling in his personal vehicle on Route 6 and observed a pick-up truck stopped perpendicular in the roadway blocking both lanes of travel near a curve in the road, said Chief ...

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