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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. Silver Alert Issued For CT Teen Missing For Two Days

    Silver Alert Issued For CT Teen Missing For Two Days

    A Silver Alert has been issued for a Connecticut teen who has been missing for two days.Christopher Champagne, age 16, of Waterbury, was last seen around 3 a.m., leaving his home on Tuesday, Feb. 23, said Sgt. Nadine Amatruda, of the Waterbury Police.Champagne was first reported missing around 12:44 p.m., on Feb. 23, after he did not return home. The teen was last seen wearing a ...

  2. Former Long Island Library Employee Sentenced For Embezzling More Than $360K

    Former Long Island Library Employee Sentenced For Embezzling More Than $360K

    An employee has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for embezzling more than $260,000 from a Long Island library.Shelia Seward, age 59, of West Babylon, a former employee of the Elmont Memorial Library, was sentenced on Wednesday, Feb. 24, for the theft which took place between 2012 and 2018, said Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas.“Sheila Seward stole more than ...

  3. Man Nabbed After High-Speed Pursuit In Area Hits Speeds Of 115 MPH, Police Say

    Man Nabbed After High-Speed Pursuit In Area Hits Speeds Of 115 MPH, Police Say

    A 35-year-old man has been arrested after taking police on a high-speed chase, reaching speeds over 115 mph, before crashing into a snowbank, authorities said.Sullivan County man James E. Slater, aka “J Rock”, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 22, after being spotted driving without headlines late a night, said Monticello Police Lt. Mark Johnstone.The incident began around 11:10 p.m., Feb. ...

  4. Three Injured After Pickup Truck Crashes Into Long Island Home

    Three Injured After Pickup Truck Crashes Into Long Island Home

    Three people were injured when a pickup truck crashed through the front of a house on Long Island.The crash took place around 1:11 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 in Suffolk County when the driver of a 1993 Ford pickup truck traveling westbound on West Main Street in Riverhead appears to have suffered a medical event causing him to lose control of the vehicle, Riverhead Police ...

  5. Man Nabbed For DWI Following I-87 Crash In Area, Police Say

    Man Nabbed For DWI Following I-87 Crash In Area, Police Say

    A man has been arrested for DWI following a crash on I-87.Dutchess County resident Ronald Phillips, age 51, of Wappingers Falls, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 10 in Orange County around 12:50 a.m. after New York State Police responded to a one-vehicle crash on I-87 in the town of Newburgh, said Trooper Tara McCormick.An investigation revealed a 2016 Ford Edge, driven by Phillips, ...

  6. Man Accused Of Having DUI Three Times Legal Limit Following Fairfield County Crash

    Man Accused Of Having DUI Three Times Legal Limit Following Fairfield County Crash

    A Fairfield County man has been arrested for DUI with a blood alcohol limit at more than three times the legal limit following a crash.Michael Zerdy, age 40, of New Canaan, was arrested on Friday, Feb. 19, for the incident which took place in November in New Canaan, said Lieutenant Jason Ferraro of the New Canaan Police. According to Ferraro, Zerdy was driving in the area of ...

  7. Details Emerge After Double-Fatal Saw Mill Parkway Crash

    Details Emerge After Double-Fatal Saw Mill Parkway Crash

    Click here for an updated story: IDs Released For Saw Mill Parkway Teen Double-Fatal Crash VictimsWestchester County Police are investigating a crash that killed two people on the Saw Mill River Parkway.Earlier Story: Two Killed In Single-Car Westchester CrashCounty Police received several 911 calls about 12:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 reporting that a vehicle had gone off the ...

  8. Man Caught With Stash Of Drugs, Cash, Police Say

    Man Caught With Stash Of Drugs, Cash, Police Say

    A 47-year-old man was busted with an alleged large stash of drugs following an investigation into narcotics sales in the area.Dutchess County resident Joshua Griffin, of Hyde Park, was busted on Tuesday, Feb. 23, by the Dutchess County Drug Task Force and Hyde Park Police Dept. and the DEA during a warrant search in Hyde Park, said Frank Tasciotti, assistant coordinator of the ...

  9. I-84 Traffic Stop Nets 5 Kilos Of Cocaine, Three Arrests

    I-84 Traffic Stop Nets 5 Kilos Of Cocaine, Three Arrests

    Three people were busted with more than five kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop in Connecticut.The bust took place around 2:37 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, when troopers stopped a Honda Ridgeline for speeding on I-84 westbound in Middlebury, said the Connecticut State Police.During the stop, troopers developed probable cause to search the vehicle and as a result, uncovered 5.66 kilos of ...

  10. Look's Who's Latest Fast-Food Chain To Add Fried Chicken Sandwich To Menu

    Look's Who's Latest Fast-Food Chain To Add Fried Chicken Sandwich To Menu

    It seems the chicken sandwich fast-food wars are heating up again with McDonald's jumping into the fray with a new line of sandwiches. McDonald's announced on Wednesday, Feb. 24, it was releasing a new crispy chicken sandwich, which is joining its roster of longtime favorites like the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Egg McMuffin, and Filet-O-Fish.Not unlike the famous Popeye's sandwich, ...

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