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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. Actor From Dutchess Stars In New Movie 'Badland'

    Actor From Dutchess Stars In New Movie 'Badland'

    Western movie fans can get a fix along with a view of an actor from the area by checking out the new movie "Badland."Kevin Makely, a Poughkeepsie native, stars along with country singer Trace Adkins, Golden Globe winner Mira Sorvino, and Bruce Dern in the new film that he also produced.The movie tells the story of a "gunslinging detective Matthias Breecher, played by Makely, who is ...

  2. Know Him? Man Wanted In Connection With Long Island Car Dealership Burglary

    Know Him? Man Wanted In Connection With Long Island Car Dealership Burglary

    Police are attempting to identify a man who allegedly broke into a Long Island car dealership and stole money from several desks.The incident took place around 1 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at Garden City Nissan in Hempstead, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, an investigation revealed that the man entered through a side door that was left open. A security camera ...

  3. Duo Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 21-Year-Old Area Woman

    Duo Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 21-Year-Old Area Woman

    Two men have been indicted by a grand jury on murder charges for the September shooting death of a 21-year-old college student in New Windsor.Cornelius Stubbs, 48, and Carlos Rivera, 47, both of Newburgh, were arraigned Friday, Dec. 13, on an indictment charging them with first-degree murder, said the Orange County District Attorney's Office.Chelsea Debidi, of Walden, was ...

  4. Long Island Woman Victim Of Grandparent Scam, Police Say

    Long Island Woman Victim Of Grandparent Scam, Police Say

    Police are warning residents to be careful of a telephone scam targeting the elderly after a Long Island woman was scammed out of $1,000.Nassau County Police learned of the crime on Thursday, Dec. 12, after a post office employee called police with concerns that an 81-year-old East Meadow resident might be the target of a scam, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, the ...

  5. Dutchess County Man Found Shot To Death In Car Identified

    Dutchess County Man Found Shot To Death In Car Identified

    A man found dead inside a vehicle from a gunshot wound when police responded to a rollover auto accident has been identified.Jeffrey Johnson, 29, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was found around 2:21 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, when police responded to a report of a possible rollover crash, City of Poughkeepsie Det. Lt. Matt Clark said.When police arrived on the scene they discovered ...

  6. Parents Arrested For Allegedly Allowing Teens To Drink At Party In Area

    Parents Arrested For Allegedly Allowing Teens To Drink At Party In Area

    Two Fairfield County parents were arrested for allegedly allowing juveniles to drink while at their home and then getting into a vehicle crash, police said. Grace Gruber, 53, and Edward Gruber, 55 both of Monroe, were arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and charged with permitting a minor to possess alcohol, said Monroe Police Department Lt. Stephen Corrone.According to Corrone, around ...

  7. ID Released For Dutchess Man Killed By 911 Caller Who Admitted To Shooting

    ID Released For Dutchess Man Killed By 911 Caller Who Admitted To Shooting

    A man who was found fatally shot after the shooter called police admitting to the crime has been identified by police.Mark Johnson Jr., 21, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was found around 12:09 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, when officers responded to the area of Morgan Avenue after the unidentified shooter called the police, said City of Poughkeepsie Police Det. Lt. Matt Clark.Responding officers ...

  8. Know Him? Police Seek Public's Help In Locating Fairfield Porch Pirate

    Know Him? Police Seek Public's Help In Locating Fairfield Porch Pirate

    Police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who allegedly stole packages off a porch.The incident took place on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Fairfield, when the man can be seen on a Ring video taking several packages in the area of Park Avenue, said the Fairfield Police.The man appeared to carry a black garbage bag to put the stolen items in it, police said.The man is ...

  9. Emergency Dismissals At Two Westchester Schools After Strong Paint Fumes Fill Part Of Buildings

    Emergency Dismissals At Two Westchester Schools After Strong Paint Fumes Fill Part Of Buildings

    Students at two Northern Westchester schools were released early due to paint fumes, the school district said.At approximately 9:30 am, Friday, Dec. 13, paint fumes began to fill the halls of Westlake Middle School and Westlake High School in Mount Pleasant, said Mount Pleasant Central School District Superintendent Dr. Kurtis Kotes.According to Kotes, the source of the fumes was ...

  10. Man Charged With Predatory Sexual Assault Of Child In Area

    Man Charged With Predatory Sexual Assault Of Child In Area

    A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a child in the area, police said.Dov Weinraub was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 4, said Ramapo Police Det. Sgt. Michael Higgins.Weinraub, of Passaic, New Jersey, is accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 in the area, Higgins said.He was charged with felony counts of predatory sexual assault of a ...

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