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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. Fairfield County Man Charged With Illegal Gun Possession

    Fairfield County Man Charged With Illegal Gun Possession

    A Fairfield County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.David Burden, age 40, of Norwalk, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 20, following the indictment, said John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.Burden has been detained in state custody since his arrest on Wednesday, Sept. 30.As alleged in court ...

  2. Fairfield County Businesses Busted For Selling Vaping/Nicotine Products To Minors, Police Say

    Fairfield County Businesses Busted For Selling Vaping/Nicotine Products To Minors, Police Say

    Several Fairfield County businesses were recently busted for selling vaping/nicotine products to minors during a special detail.The detail, or sting operation, took place on Thursday, Jan. 21, after the department received numerous complaints from concerned Norwalk parents, said Sgt. Sofia Gulino.During the operation, the Norwalk Police Department Special Services Division conducted ...

  3. Long Island Woman Drove Drunk With 8-Year-Old In Backseat, Police Say

    Long Island Woman Drove Drunk With 8-Year-Old In Backseat, Police Say

    A Long Island woman was arrested for alleged DWI under Leandra's Law after officers found her passed out behind the wheel with a child in the vehicleCindy Arriola, age 30, of Lynbrook, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 26 after Nassau County Police spotted her vehicle stopped on the side of a roadway around 2:12 a.m. in Lynbrook.According to Nassau County Police, a Lynbrook Police officer ...

  4. LI Man Nabbed For Multiple Crimes, Including Robbery, Grand Larceny, Police Say

    LI Man Nabbed For Multiple Crimes, Including Robbery, Grand Larceny, Police Say

    A Long Island man has been arrested for multiple crimes including armed robbery and grand larceny.Joseph Mancuso, age 48, of Central Islip, was arrested around 5:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25, when Suffolk County Police responded to The Home Depot, located at 1101 Sunrise Highway, in Copiague, following a 911 call reporting a man carrying a handgun in the parking lot.When officers arrived at ...

  5. Community Rallies To Support Family Of 21-Year-Old Killed In Long Island Crash

    Community Rallies To Support Family Of 21-Year-Old Killed In Long Island Crash

    Just days after a 21-year-old Long Island man was killed in a single-vehicle crash, the community is rallying to help cover funeral expenses.Christopher Gutierrez, of Brentwood, was killed around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, on the Southern State Parkway at exit 40 in the town of Islip.According to state police, Gutierrez was traveling eastbound when his vehicle, a 2017 Subaru, left the ...

  6. ID Released For Woman Killed In CT House Fire

    ID Released For Woman Killed In CT House Fire

    A Connecticut woman killed in a single-family home fire has been identified by officials. The fire, which took place on Elmfield Street home around 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 prompted the evacuation of three residents, and killed one, in West Hartford, according to the West Hartford Fire Department.The person killed, a resident of the home, was identified as Holly Baron, 60, ...

  7. One Killed, One Critically Injured In CT Crash

    One Killed, One Critically Injured In CT Crash

    One Connecticut resident was killed and another critically injured during a two-vehicle crash.The crash took place around 7:47 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25, in the area of Garden Street at Capen Street in Hartford, according to authorities.When officers arrived at the scene, they found a silver Infiniti near the intersection, which struck a utility pole after the collision, said ...

  8. Man Charged With Sexual Offense In Area

    Man Charged With Sexual Offense In Area

    A 40-year-old man has been arrested allegedly for having inappropriate sexual contact with a victim in the area.Tyson M. Kreig, of Red Hook, was arrested by the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, Jan. 21, in connection with a recent investigation into inappropriate sexual contact, said Captain John Watterson. Kreig's arrest comes after a week-long ...

  9. Downtown Takeout Week Includes Customized Packages In Yonkers

    Downtown Takeout Week Includes Customized Packages In Yonkers

    With the COVID-19 pandemic still limiting dining out, and restaurants still struggling, the Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District has come up with an interesting take on take-out with "Yonkers Downtown Takeout Week."The event features 11 downtown restaurants that have each created a customized takeout package for $40. "We encourage you to support our restaurants by placing ...

  10. Fairfield County Resident Punches Person For Walking In His Yard, Police Say

    Fairfield County Resident Punches Person For Walking In His Yard, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man who allegedly punched a person for walking in his yard and then threatened to get a gun is being held on a $25,000 bond.Norwalk Police were alerted to the incident around 7:24 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24, when the department received multiple 911 calls about a disturbance between two individuals in the roadway on Villaway Road, said Sgt. Sofia Gulino. Upon ...

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