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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. Father, Son Charged In Area Burglary

    Father, Son Charged In Area Burglary

    An area father and son are behind bars after being nabbed for burglary in Ulster County.Paul V. Cahill Jr., 52 and his 20-year-old son Paul V. Cahill III, both of Walden, were arrested around 8:45 a.m., Friday, Oct. 11, after Ulster County Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence on Albany Post Road in the Town of Shawangunk for a reported burglary in progress, said Det. Lt. Abe ...

  2. Pearl River HS Offering Counseling In Wake Of Crash That Killed One Student, Injured Another

    Pearl River HS Offering Counseling In Wake Of Crash That Killed One Student, Injured Another

    Students stunned over the death of one of their classmates at Pearl River High School and the serious injury of another will have access to grief counseling throughout the week.Altin Nezaj, 17, a popular football and wrestler at the school, died during a multi-vehicle crash on Route 304 around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. Also, critically injured in the crash was fellow PRHS ...

  3. Man Wearing Baseball Cap With Swastika Escorted By Police Out Of Westchester Diner

    Man Wearing Baseball Cap With Swastika Escorted By Police Out Of Westchester Diner

    A man wearing a baseball hat with a swastika on it at an area diner was escorted out of the establishment by police in Westchester.The incident took place on Friday, Oct. 11, at the City Limits Diner in White Plains, according to the restaurant's owner on Facebook.Nick Livanos, who has run the popular diner, along with his family for more than 25 years, wrote that in the mid-afternoon, ...

  4. Nearly Two Dozen Rose-Adorned Street Signs Stolen In Westchester

    Nearly Two Dozen Rose-Adorned Street Signs Stolen In Westchester

    There are lots of things that make Briarcliff Manor a quaint and great place to live and one of them is the street signs adorned with roses.But someone, or a group of people, are stealing or damaging the signs, ripping them right off their posts, said Village Manager Philip E. Zegarelli.The signs started disappearing in September and to date, 21 signs are now in need of replacement, ...

  5. Tractor-Trailer Hit by CSX Train In West Nyack, Police Say

    Tractor-Trailer Hit by CSX Train In West Nyack, Police Say

    A tractor-trailer and CSX train collided in West Nyack, cutting power to the area.The collision took place around 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, at the Pineview Crossing, said the Clarkstown Police.The crash took down power wires, with some 30 customers left without power.There were no injuries reported, police said.An investigation is underway.

  6. Man Hits Victim In Head With Tire Pressure Gauge, Police Say

    Man Hits Victim In Head With Tire Pressure Gauge, Police Say

    A 38-year-old area man was arrested after allegedly attacking another man with a tire pressure gauge.The incident took place around 11:16 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, when the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department received a report of a man with a head injury, said Town of Poughkeepsie Police Capt. Michael O'Dowd.Robert E. Shannon, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested after police responded to the ...

  7. Suspect At Large After Stolen Car Left Running At Long Island 7-Eleven

    Suspect At Large After Stolen Car Left Running At Long Island 7-Eleven

    Police are looking for a suspect in the theft of a 2005 red Corvette from a Coram 7-Eleven parking lot.The incident took place Friday, Oct. 11, after a man walked into the store on Route 112, leaving the keys in the ignition, said the Suffolk County Police.A security camera at the store captures a man walking up the car and then the camera freezes.The Corvette's license plate says ...

  8. Area Resident Arrested After Hitting Victim During Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    Area Resident Arrested After Hitting Victim During Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    A 40-year-old woman was arrested following a domestic dispute in which she allegedly hit the victim.The incident took place around 3:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, when the Saugerties Police responded to a domestic dispute on Sawmill Road, said Town of Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra. An investigation found during a verbal dispute with the victim, Olivia ...

  9. Four Rescued After Boat Capsizes In Long Island Sound

    Four Rescued After Boat Capsizes In Long Island Sound

    Four people were rescued from the waters of Long Island Sound after the catamaran capsized while attempting to anchor.The incident took place around 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, near Fishers Island, said Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Hunter Medley.Medley said the group was attempting to drop anchor when the boat capsized. Three were rescued from the waters by a passing Good ...

  10. Man Shot Three Times Uncooperative, Bridgeport Police Say

    Man Shot Three Times Uncooperative, Bridgeport Police Say

    A man who was shot three times in Bridgeport is expected to survive.Police the unidentified man was shot on Sunday, Oct. 13, near Stratford Avenue due to a 911 alert of shots fired in the area received around the same time frame, said Bridgeport Police spokesman Terron Jones.Jones said the man, who was taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center, is not cooperating with police about the ...

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