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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.
Hudson Valley Man Attacks Train Conductor In Port Jervis, Fracturing Jaw, Police Say
A Hudson Valley man has been charged with assault for allegedly attacking a train conductor, seriously injuring him and fracturing his jaw.
The incident took place in Orange County in the City of Port Jervis on Thursday, Sept. 7.
According to Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden, Damarion D. Gulley, age 22, hometown unknown, of Rockland County, was arrested on Monday, Sept. 18, for the crime that took place on an MTA platform in Port Jervis.
During the incident Worden said Gulley struck a New Jersey Transit conductor in the face multiple times with a closed fist and hit h…
5 Kingston Residents Nabbed In Drug Raid, Police Say
Following complaints from residents of drug dealing in the area, five Hudson Valley residents were busted for alleged drug sales and other charges during a warrants search.
The incident took place in Ulster County in Kingston around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 at a home on Third Avenue.
According to the Kingston Police Department, officers searched the home and found drug paraphernalia, weapons, and drugs.
Melvin Howell, age 51, of Kingston, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and criminally …
Man, Woman Threaten Each Other With Machetes During Dispute Over Car In Bridgeport, Police Say
A man and woman involved in a neighbor dispute in Fairfield County ended up threatening each other with machetes as the fight escalated.
The incident took place in Bridgeport on Sunday, Sept. 17 on the 200 block of Willow Street.
On-scene witness reports indicated the dispute was about a vehicle blocking a driveway and a verbal altercation between Clive Samuels, age 46, of Stratford, and Christine Medley, age 47, of New Haven, said Scott Appleby, director of Bridgeport's Emergency Management.
It was reported that during the dispute Samuels grabbed what was reported to be a machete an…
Pair Of 16-Year-Olds Nabbed In Westport Carjacking, Stolen Cars Recovered, Police Say
Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with the brutal carjacking and beating of the vehicle owner in Fairfield County.
Click here for a new, updated story: Pair Of 16-Year-Olds Nabbed In Westport Carjacking, Stolen Cars Recovered, Police Say
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Westport Police arrested one of the teens in connection with the carjacking that took place in Westport around 3:50 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17 on Bayberry Lane.
Based on information obtained by the Detective Bureau, a warrant to search a residence in Hartford County in Berlin was secured, said Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westp…