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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. CT Firefighter Resigns After Making 'Inappropriate' Comment About Drug Users And Narcan

    CT Firefighter Resigns After Making 'Inappropriate' Comment About Drug Users And Narcan

    A Connecticut firefighter’s recent comment about drug overdose victims has resigned following a backlash from the community after a video surfaced online.The news came on Wednesday, May 5 that Glastonbury Volunteer Firefighter James Stanley had resigned in a statement from Glastonbury Fire Chief Michael Thurz.“This past Sunday (May 1), and while on his personal time, a former member of ...

  2. Man Facing Charges For Involvement In Western Mass Shooting

    Man Facing Charges For Involvement In Western Mass Shooting

    A Western Mass man is facing numerous charges for his alleged involvement in a shooting that left one person seriously injured.Edgar Gomez-Diaz, age 36, of Springfield, was arrested on Tuesday, May 4, after an officer heard gunshots in the area of Spring and Pearl Streets and located a man who was shot on Spring Street around 12:20 p.m., said Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan ...

  3. Fairfield County Officers Under Investigation Following 'Violent' Arrest, Police Say

    Fairfield County Officers Under Investigation Following 'Violent' Arrest, Police Say

    A police department in Fairfield County is conducting an "active administrative investigation into all actions by the officers" involved in the arrest of a man that circulated on social media.Bridgeport Police said the Sunday, May 2, arrest of Kevin Thomas, age 34, of Bridgeport, is under review after a video surfaced of the arrest in which police had to pepper spray Thomas in order to ...

  4. CT Man Admits To Stealing 17 Firearms From Gun Shop

    CT Man Admits To Stealing 17 Firearms From Gun Shop

    A Connecticut man was charged and agreed to plead guilty to a variety of charges in connection with stealing 17 firearms from a Western Mass gun shop and making false statements to federal agents. Christian Castro, age 31, of New Britain, Connecticut, was charged and agreed to plead guilty on Tuesday, May 4, for the thefts from a West Springfield, Massachusetts gunshop, according to ...

  5. COVID-19: Two Western Mass Sites Offering Walk-In Vaccines

    COVID-19: Two Western Mass Sites Offering Walk-In Vaccines

    Two vaccine sites in Western Massachusetts are offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines for those still in need of a vaccination.The two sites, both in Hampden County, are:The Baystate Health Education Center at 361 Whitney Ave., in Holyoke. Shots will be offered Wednesday, May 5 through Friday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be offered.The ...

  6. Three Shot, One Killed On Residential CT Street

    Three Shot, One Killed On Residential CT Street

    Police in Connecticut are searching for a shooter that killed one man and left two others wounded.The victims were discovered around dinnertime at 6:20 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, in Hartford when officers responded to the neighborhood area of 19 Norwich St., for a Shot Spotter activation, said Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert.When officers arrived on the scene they located the three men ...

  7. Officers Help Deliver Baby Girl Within Minutes After Arriving At Long Island Home

    Officers Help Deliver Baby Girl Within Minutes After Arriving At Long Island Home

    Police helped deliver a baby girl when they were called to a Long Island home to assist a woman who was in labor.The delivery took place around 12:26 p.m., on Tuesday, May 4 in Massapequa.According to the officers, Nassau County Police officers responded to the home on Boston Avenue to assist the 28-year-old woman who was in active labor.When they walked into her second-floor ...

  8. Biden To Be Keynote Speaker At Commencement Ceremony In Connecticut

    Biden To Be Keynote Speaker At Commencement Ceremony In Connecticut

    President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during graduation ceremonies in Connecticut at the Coast Guard Academy this month.The event, which takes place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 19, on Cadet Memorial Field in New London, will be the second time Biden has delivered the address. The first was in 2013 when he was serving as vice president."It will be a memorable ...

  9. Worker Dies After Being Trapped In Trench In Westchester

    Worker Dies After Being Trapped In Trench In Westchester

    A Connecticut man from Fairfield County was killed in a construction accident in New York after being trapped 10 feet underground when a trench collapsed on top of him at a Westchester County worksite.The Stamford man was killed around 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, when the trench collapsed at a home on 648 Shore Acres Drive in the Village of Mamaroneck.Police officers, as well as members ...

  10. Jeep At Fairfield County Car Dealership Hit During Two-Vehicle Crash, Police Say

    Jeep At Fairfield County Car Dealership Hit During Two-Vehicle Crash, Police Say

    A new Jeep Grand Cherokee sitting on the lot of a Fairfield County car dealership ended up damaged during a two-vehicle crash.The incident took place around 7 a.m., Tuesday, May 4, on Danbury Road in Ridgefield when a woman was swerving to avoid another vehicle pulling into her lane of travel and ended up entering the lot of Pamby Motors and hitting the vehicle, said Captain Shawn ...

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