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Kathy Reakes

Reporter 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. Driver Strikes, Seriously Injures Bicyclist In Westchester, Police Say

    Driver Strikes, Seriously Injures Bicyclist In Westchester, Police Say

    One person was seriously injured after being hit by a car in Northern Westchester.It happened around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in Yorktown on Route 118 in the area of the North County Trail.An initial investigation revealed that a bicycle being ridden by a 66-year-old Mamaroneck resident was struck by a vehicle being driven by a 71-year-old Rhinebeck resident, said Lt. John ...

  2. Police Asking For Help Locating Bridgeport Girl Missing For Weeks

    Police Asking For Help Locating Bridgeport Girl Missing For Weeks

    Police are asking the public for help locating a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for weeks.Jayleen Burgos, age 13, of Bridgeport, a recurrent runaway has been missing since Wednesday, March 30, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police.Jayleen is described as being 5-foot-1, 130 pounds with brown hair and eyes."Although there is periodic telephone contact between Jayleen ...

  3. Milford Teen Charged, Identified In Stabbing Death Of Shelton Student

    Milford Teen Charged, Identified In Stabbing Death Of Shelton Student

    The 16-year-old suspect in the stabbing death of a Fairfield County prep school student has been charged in adult court and identified.New Haven County resident Raul Valle, of Milford, was charged Thursday, May 19, with the alleged murder of James "Jimmy" McGrath, age 17, a football and lacrosse player at Fairfield College Preparatory School, on Saturday, May 14 during a fight in front ...

  4. Slain Shelton Teen Remembered As 'Wonderfully Happy Person With Big Heart'

    Slain Shelton Teen Remembered As 'Wonderfully Happy Person With Big Heart'

    A 17-year-old prep school student-athlete in Fairfield County who was stabbed to death by another teen is being described as a "wonderfully happy person," with a big heart.James "Jimmy" McGrath, of the village of Huntington in the town of Shelton, died on Sunday, May 15 after being stabbed during an altercation at a Shelton home by a 16-year-old New Haven County teen.McGrath, who was a ...

  5. Fairfield County School Fatal Stabbing Suspect Attends Says It's 'Horrified, Deeply Saddened'

    Fairfield County School Fatal Stabbing Suspect Attends Says It's 'Horrified, Deeply Saddened'

    As family and friends in Connecticut prepare to pay tribute to a Fairfield County student-athlete who was stabbed to death by another teen, the school the suspect attends says it is "horrified" by the incident.The suspect, a 16-year-old New Haven County teen from Milford, was arrested on Wednesday, May 18, for allegedly stabbing 17-year-old Fairfield Prep junior James "Jimmy" McGrath to ...

  6. LI Man Nabbed In Massapequa Park In Connection With Fatal Overdose

    LI Man Nabbed In Massapequa Park In Connection With Fatal Overdose

    A Long Island man charged in connection with a fatal overdose attempted to escape capture by ramming police vehicles and injuring an officer.West Babylon resident Javonne Mimms, age 30, was arrested in Lindenhurst on Wednesday, May 18 in connection with the Sunday, April 10 fatal overdose in Merrick.According to Nassau County detectives, during the investigation at the Best Western ...

  7. 16-Year-Old Suspect In Fatal Stabbing Of Shelton Boy To Be Charged As Adult

    16-Year-Old Suspect In Fatal Stabbing Of Shelton Boy To Be Charged As Adult

    A Connecticut teen who has been arrested in the stabbing death of a popular Fairfield County student-athlete will be charged as an adult.James "Jimmy" McGrath, age 17, a football and lacrosse player at Fairfield College Preparatory School, was killed around 11:50 p.m., in Shelton on Saturday, May 14 during a fight in front of a residence, authorities said.The suspect, a 16-year-old New ...

  8. Suspects On Run After Armed Carjacking Following 'For Sale' Ad On Facebook Marketplace

    Suspects On Run After Armed Carjacking Following 'For Sale' Ad On Facebook Marketplace

    A Hudson Valley man was carjacked and robbed at gunpoint while attempting to sell his car.The incident took place in Orange County in the town of Newburgh on Tuesday, May 17.The carjacking took place after a 21-year-old man from Fishkill had advertised his 2018 Dodge Charger for sale on Facebook Marketplace, said Chief Donald Campbell, of the town of Newburgh Police.A prospective buyer ...

  9. Man Killed In Head-On Town Of Lloyd Crash

    Man Killed In Head-On Town Of Lloyd Crash

    A man from the region was killed during a two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley.The crash took place in Ulster County in the town of Lloyd on Tuesday, May 17.Alfredo Gomes, age 59, of Lloyd, was killed while driving a 1997 Toyota Corolla, westbound on Route 299 when he crossed the double yellow line and ran head-on into a 2021 Volvo driven by Ashley Guerrero, age 35, of the city of ...

  10. Mother Of Boy Struck By Motorcycle In West Babylon Wants More Charges, Police Say

    Mother Of Boy Struck By Motorcycle In West Babylon Wants More Charges, Police Say

    A motorcyclist has been charged after striking an 11-year-old Long Island boy playing basketball and the boy's mother wants more charges added. The incident took place in West Babylon around 6:10 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.According to the Suffolk County Police, officers responded to a crash where a motorcyclist struck an 11-year-old boy on Bond Street in West Babylon. The ...

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