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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. Four Injured After Fire Breaks Out At Apartment Building In Westchester

    Four Injured After Fire Breaks Out At Apartment Building In Westchester

    Two residents received burns and two firefighters were injured during an early morning fire in Westchester.The fire started around 3:59 a.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at 2 Sherwood Terrace in Yonkers, said Chief  Joseph Citrone.Upon arrival, crews found a large fire in a 1st-floor apartment of the 7-floor apartment building. Multiple civilians were on the fire escapes trying to escape ...

  2. Level 2 Sex Offender Nabbed Breaking Into Area Home, Stealing Vehicle, Police Say

    Level 2 Sex Offender Nabbed Breaking Into Area Home, Stealing Vehicle, Police Say

    A Level 2 sex offender was arrested after allegedly breaking into an area home and stealing a vehicle.The incident took place around 10:17 a.m., Monday, Feb. 22, in the City of Poughkeepsie, said Det. Sgt. George Camacho. According to Camacho, officers were dispatched to the area of 721 Main Street to assist the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Officers who had stopped a vehicle ...

  3. Man Seriously Injured After Slamming His Vehicle Into Building On Long Island

    Man Seriously Injured After Slamming His Vehicle Into Building On Long Island

    Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in which a man slammed into a Long Island building with his vehicle.The crash took place around 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25,  at 590 Smith St., in East Farmingdale, said the Suffolk County Police.The male driver, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was transported to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow for treatment of a ...

  4. Long Island Deli Remains Go-To Spot For Such Staples As Matzo Ball Soup, Pastrami Sandwich

    Long Island Deli Remains Go-To Spot For Such Staples As Matzo Ball Soup, Pastrami Sandwich

    Native New Yorkers all know about Ben's Kosher Deli & Restaurant and Caterers and have visited at least one of the family-owned businesses' seven locations.A mainstay for the past 37 years, Ben's is the type of place where you go for the bowl of steaming matzo ball soup or giant stacked pastrami sandwich.Ben's, which has three locations on Long Island -- Carle Place, Greenvale, and ...

  5. Long Island Soccer Coach Charged With Raping Underage Player, Endangering Two Others

    Long Island Soccer Coach Charged With Raping Underage Player, Endangering Two Others

    A Long Island soccer coach has been arraigned on a 50-count grand jury indictment for allegedly raping an underage player and endangering the welfare of two other teens.Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said Sean Johnsen, age 35, of Valley Stream, was charged with 23 counts of rape, 23 counts of a criminal sex act, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a ...

  6. Employee Accused Of Forging Bids In Fairfield County, Police Say

    Employee Accused Of Forging Bids In Fairfield County, Police Say

    An employee has been arrested for allegedly changing bids at a parks and recreation department in Fairfield County.William Howard turned himself in to police on Thursday, Feb. 25, and charged with 32 counts of forgery following a three-month investigation into irregularities regarding vendor bids in Norwalk, authorities said.Howard was a seasonal employee with the City of Norwalk with ...

  7. Woman Accused Of Repeatedly Punching Cop In Face On Long Island, Police Say

    Woman Accused Of Repeatedly Punching Cop In Face On Long Island, Police Say

    A 31-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly repeatedly punching a Nassau County police officer who was attempting to question her.Widnise Occelin, age 31, was arrested around 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 in Inwood, following the incident, said Nassau County Police.According to detectives, officers were dispatched to Wasner Avenue regarding a female who was seen pulling on car ...

  8. Man Nabbed For Long Island Residential Burglaries After Being Caught Inside Home, Police Say

    Man Nabbed For Long Island Residential Burglaries After Being Caught Inside Home, Police Say

    A Long Island man was nabbed for at least three burglaries after he was caught inside a residence by the homeowner. Nicholas Fileccia, age 38, of East Meadow, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 24 by Nassau County Police when the homeowner arrived at his residence around 3 p.m. after picking up his child from the school bus stop, police said.After finding Fileccia inside his home, the ...

  9. I-87 Traffic Stop Leads To Felony Charges For Out-Of-State Duo

    I-87 Traffic Stop Leads To Felony Charges For Out-Of-State Duo

    A traffic stop led to the arrest of two out-of-state men for alleged possession of a handgun and loaded magazine.Israel Davis, age 25, and Malick Davis, age 22, both of Hemingway, South Carolina, were arrested by New York State Police around 5:25 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 during a traffic stop in Orange County on I-87 in the town of Cornwall, said Trooper Tara McCormick.According to ...

  10. Man Critical Following Shooting At Fairfield County AutoZone

    Man Critical Following Shooting At Fairfield County AutoZone

    A Connecticut man is in critical condition after being shot in the parking lot of an area AutoZone.The 27-year-old Derby man was shot around 7:32 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at the store located at 300 North Ave., in Bridgeport, said Bridgeport Police Capt. Kevin Gilleran.When police arrived on the scene they found the man shot multiple times in the arm and abdomen. Patrol officers ...

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