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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. Man Busted With Ecstasy, Pot During Routine Traffic Stop, Wilton Police Say

    Man Busted With Ecstasy, Pot During Routine Traffic Stop, Wilton Police Say

    A 20-year-old area man was allegedly busted with drugs following a traffic stop for equipment and moving violations.Cristian Velez, 20, of Norwalk, was arrested on Saturday, June 27, in Fairfield County following a stop by Wilton Police, said Wilton Police Lt. Robert Kluk.According to police, Velez was stopped driving a white 2008 Nissan Altima near the intersection of Danbury Road ...

  2. Man Pronounced Dead Shortly After Being Pulled From Lake In Litchfield County

    Man Pronounced Dead Shortly After Being Pulled From Lake In Litchfield County

    A man was pronounced dead at an area hospital shortly after he was pulled from a lake in Litchfield County.Litchfield County Dispatched received a 911 report at around 6 p.m. Sunday, July 5 from a woman in Plymouth reporting she could no longer see a man who had been swimming in Lake Winfield in the area of Seymour Road and that she believed he was underwater.Members of ...

  3. 21-Year-Old Attacks Person With Garbage Can During Drinking Game Argument, Wilton Police Say

    21-Year-Old Attacks Person With Garbage Can During Drinking Game Argument, Wilton Police Say

    A 21-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for an incident in May in which he allegedly got into an argument during a drinking game and attacked a person with a garbage can.Michael Tienken, of Wilton, in Fairfield County, turned himself into police on Friday, June 26, and was charged with third-degree assault, said Wilton Police Lt. Robert Kluk.According to Kluk, on Tuesday, May 19, ...

  4. Sci-Fi Film Made In Area Weaves Virtual Reality Throughout Storyline, Draws Thousands Of Views

    Sci-Fi Film Made In Area Weaves Virtual Reality Throughout Storyline, Draws Thousands Of Views

    An edgy sci-fi short film that was filmed in Litchfield County has thousands of views online just three days after its release.Jamie Monahan, the writer, director, and star of "Lucid," said the film takes place in a near-distant future and follows Charlie, a young woman undergoing virtual reality therapy after being sexually assaulted. Streaming on Dust, the award-winning ...

  5. New Canaan Woman Accused Of Fleeing Scene Of Separate Crashes

    New Canaan Woman Accused Of Fleeing Scene Of Separate Crashes

    A 46-year-old area woman was nabbed for allegedly fleeing the scene of two crashes.Madeleine Arnheim, of New Canaan, was arrested Thursday, July 2, on a warrant by New Canaan Police for the incidents which took. place on Thursday, Feb. 6, said Lt. Jason Ferraro.According to Ferraro, police were dispatched to a reported vehicle crash in the area of White Oak Shade Road in which a ...

  6. Popular Fair In Northern Westchester Going Virtual For First Time In 96 Years

    Popular Fair In Northern Westchester Going Virtual For First Time In 96 Years

    Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a popular area summer fair is going online this year by holding a virtual fair in its place.The Yorktown Grange Fair board organizers said they felt it just would not be summer if the fair didn't take place. So the organizers put their heads together and decided to help keep kids, families, and adults occupied by holding a Virtual ...

  7. Man Nabbed In Connection With Two Armed Robberies In Area, Police Say

    Man Nabbed In Connection With Two Armed Robberies In Area, Police Say

    A man wanted for two armed robberies has been arrested.Orange County resident Mark E. Jones, 62, of Newburgh, was arrested on Thursday, July 2, by the Town of Newburgh Police Department for the alleged robberies which occurred earlier this year, said Lt. James Nenni.The first one took place on Sunday, March 1, at the Gidney Ave. Sunoco, Ninni said. During the robbery, ...

  8. Arrest Made In Connection With 1998 Homicide Case Of 26-Year-Old CT Woman

    Arrest Made In Connection With 1998 Homicide Case Of 26-Year-Old CT Woman

    More than 22 years after the murder of a Connecticut woman while she was walking along a trail, police have arrested a person in connection with the case.Farmington Police, in Hartford County, have been working the homicide of 26-year-old Agnieszka Ziemlewski (Agnes or Niki as her friends knew her), since 1998 when she found shot to death.On Sunday, June 28, they arrested Katherine ...

  9. Man Nabbed For DUI After Sideswiping Three Vehicles, Crashing Mercedes, Fairfield Police Say

    Man Nabbed For DUI After Sideswiping Three Vehicles, Crashing Mercedes, Fairfield Police Say

    A 48-year-old man was arrested after allegedly sideswiping three vehicles in his Mercedes SUV before rolling his vehicle. Daniel Kohler, of Fairfield, was arrested in Fairfield County around 8:30 p.m., Saturday, June 27, following the single-vehicle crash, said Fairfield Police Lt. Robert Kalamaras.According to Kalamaras, Kohler was driving his Mercedes SUV north on Reef Road from ...

  10. After Complaints, Tree Of Hope, Flags, Banners Removed From Park In Fairfield County

    After Complaints, Tree Of Hope, Flags, Banners Removed From Park In Fairfield County

    A controversy regarding banners and the lighting of a tree in one Fairfield County town has led a government official to make a statement on the issue.The controversy surrounds the lighting of a tree at Sherman Green and a row of flags and banners by local town favorite and philanthropist Al DiGuido of Saugatuck Sweets.According to a post on Facebook by DiGuido, he was removing all of ...

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