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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.

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Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester's Latimer For Congress Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester's Latimer For Congress
Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester's Latimer For Congress In a stunning move, Westchester's Hillary Clinton has endorsed County Executive George Latimer for a hotly contested congressional seat. A former First Lady and Senator, Clinton, of Chappaqua, made the announcement on X on Wednesday, June 12. "With Trump on the ballot, we need strong, principled Democrats in Congress more than ever, Clinton wrote. "In Congress, @LatimerforNY will protect abortion rights, stand up to the NRA, and fight for President Biden’s agenda—just like he’s always done. Make a plan to vote by June 25th!" Latimer is facing off with current two-term Democrat R…
Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester County Executive George Latimer For Congress Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester County Executive George Latimer For Congress
Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester County Executive George Latimer For Congress In a stunning move, Hillary Clinton has endorsed Westchester County Executive George Latimer in the highly contested Democratic primary race against two-term incumbent Jamaal Bowman. The District 16 primary is set for Tuesday, June 25. A former First Lady and US Senato from New York, Clinton, a Northern Westchester resident who resides in Chappaqua, made the announcement on X on Wednesday, June 12. "With Trump on the ballot, we need strong, principled Democrats in Congress more than ever, Clinton wrote. "In Congress, @LatimerforNY will protect abortion rights, stand up to the NRA, and figh…
Newburgh Duo Charged With Drug, Gun Possession Newburgh Duo Charged With Drug, Gun Possession
Newburgh Duo Charged With Drug, Gun Possession Two Hudson Valley men are behind bars after being charged with gun and narcotics possession following a traffic stop. The incident occurred in Orange County on Monday, June 10, in the city of Newburgh. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, Troop F Community Stabilization Unit (CSU) members were patrolling South Street in Newburgh when they spotted a 2005 gray Honda Pilot in violation of traffic laws.  Troopers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver, Aden Albino, age 19, from Newburgh, and his passenger, Yael Garcia, age 20, also from Newburgh.  W…
NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why
NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why A New York county is training armed residents who could be deputized during emergencies and natural disasters. With the state's second-largest police force of 2,600 sworn officers, Nassau County posted a notice in March in local newspapers and other news outlets for a team of provisional emergency special deputy sheriffs "for the protection of human life and property during an emergency," said County Executive Bruce Blakeman in coordination with Nassau County Sheriff Anthony LaRocco. In the advertisement, Blakeman said the "special deputies" will have no police powers unless …
Know This Car? Police Asking For Help In Fatal Ronkonkoma Hit-Run Know This Car? Police Asking For Help In Fatal Ronkonkoma Hit-Run
Know This Car? Police Asking For Help In Fatal Ronkonkoma Hit-Run Police on Long Island are asking the public for help identifying a car that is wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run. The incident occurred in Ronkonkoma on Monday, May 20, on Ronkonkoma Avenue near Third Street. According to Suffolk County Police, Elyse Crivaro was in the roadway on Ronkonkoma Avenue, near Third Street, on May 20, when she was struck by a dark-colored Toyota Prius that was traveling southbound at approximately 3:20 a.m.  Crivaro, age 21, of Holbrook, was pronounced dead at Stony Brook University Hospital, police said. Suffolk County Crime Stop…
Northern Westchester Native Dies At Age 99 Northern Westchester Native Dies At Age 99
Northern Westchester Native Dies At Age 99 George R. "Dick" Clarke, a native of Northern Westchester, died at the age of 99 in hospice care after a "long and full life." Born in 1925 in Ossining to William C. and Edith R. Clarke, George Clarke attended St. Augustine Parochial School and Ossining Jr./Sr. High School. Well-known throughout the area, Clarke graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor of electrical engineering degree and worked for more than 40 years for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, with 20 years being in the International Division traveling the world, his obituary said. He was a member of the…
'Stop Calling Me Names,' Gabby Petito Wrote To Boyfriend Brian Laundrie: FBI Report 'Stop Calling Me Names,' Gabby Petito Wrote To Boyfriend Brian Laundrie: FBI Report
'Stop Calling Me Names,' Gabby Petito Wrote To Boyfriend Brian Laundrie: FBI Report Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old Long Island native who was killed by her fiancé Brian Laundrie in 2021, wrote him a letter imploring him to stop calling her names, according to FBI documents. Related: FBI Reveals How Brian Laundrie Took Responsibility For Gabby Petito’s Death The 300-plus documents, recently released by the FBI, outline the investigation and offer a glimpse into what transpired before and after the Suffolk County, Blue Point resident was killed by the man she said she loved in an undated letter included in the release. "You know how much I love you, so (and I'm writi…
Weston Man Accused Of Downloading Child Porn Weston Man Accused Of Downloading Child Porn
Weston Man Accused Of Downloading Child Porn A Fairfield County man was charged with possession of child pornography after police received a cyber tip. Robert Hahn, age unknown, of Weston, turned himself in on Tuesday, June 11, on a warrant following a two-month investigation. According to Weston Police, in April, the department received a federal cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children through the Connecticut State Police.  The tip involved the downloading of known images of child pornography. A lengthy and detailed investigation resulted in a warrant being issued for the arrest of Hahn, police sai…
4 Campaign Workers Accused Of Misusing Absentee Ballots In Bridgeport 4 Campaign Workers Accused Of Misusing Absentee Ballots In Bridgeport
4 Campaign Workers Accused Of Misusing Absentee Ballots In Bridgeport Four campaign workers involved in the 2019 Bridgeport Democratic mayoral primary have been charged with misusing absentee ballots. On Tuesday, June 11, inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney arrested Bridgeport residents: Alfredo Castillo, age 52 Wanda Geter-Pataky, age 67 Nilsa Heredia, age 61 Josephine Edmonds, age 62 Each was charged with unlawful possession of absentee ballots and other election-related charges, said Chief State's Attorney Patrick J. Griffin. Three of the four are also charged with tampering with a witness, officia…
John Oliver Bear Cakes Flying Off Trays At Hudson Valley Bakery John Oliver Bear Cakes Flying Off Trays At Hudson Valley Bakery
John Oliver Bear Cakes Flying Off Trays At Hudson Valley Bakery A bakery and restaurant owner in the region is having the time of his life selling comedian John Oliver bear cakes after a fake fight with the funnyman over restaurant equipment from a closed Red Lobster. The whole "fight" began when Oliver, who had purchased kitchen equipment from a closed Red Lobster in Ulster County, recreated the restaurant in his studio to serve the audience the signature Cheddar Bay biscuits. He also commented on his HBO show "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday, June 2, about someone who had posted a sign on the door of the closed restaurant saying they wanted to buy some k…
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