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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. 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, ...

  2. Area Man Nabbed For Forcing 14-Year-Old To Have Sex Using A Firearm, Police Say

    Area Man Nabbed For Forcing 14-Year-Old To Have Sex Using A Firearm, Police Say

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly using a firearm and alcohol to forcibly have sex with a 14-year-old victim.Matthew R. McClay, of Pleasant Valley, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 17, following an investigation by the New York State Police and the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center, said Trooper AJ Hicks.A warrant was issued following the investigation for the search ...

  3. Area Man Nabbed For Forcing 14-Year-Old To Have Sex Using A Firearm, Police Say

    Area Man Nabbed For Forcing 14-Year-Old To Have Sex Using A Firearm, Police Say

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly using a firearm and alcohol to forcibly have sex with a 14-year-old victim.Matthew R. McClay, of Pleasant Valley, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 17, following an investigation by the New York State Police and the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center, said Trooper AJ Hicks.A warrant was issued following the investigation for the search ...

  4. Suspect In Shooting Critical After Crashing Car In Fairfield County, Police Say

    Suspect In Shooting Critical After Crashing Car In Fairfield County, Police Say

    A 25-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries following a shooting and police pursuit that ended in a crash in Fairfield County.Mark Anthony Febres, of Bridgeport, was arrested following the incident that started around 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, when a Bridgeport Police received a Shotspotter activation on Helen Street, said Scott Appleby, director of emergency ...

  5. Area Roadway Closed For Police Investigation

    Area Roadway Closed For Police Investigation

    Click here for an updated story: Husband, Wife Found Dead In Apparent Murder-SuicideAn Orange County roadway is closed as New York State Police conduct an active police investigation.Mount Hope Road in the town of Mount Hope is the roadway where the closure is, said New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel.State police advise there is no threat to the public. This is a ...

  6. CT Home Being Renovated Suffers 'Catastrophic' Damage After Blaze Breaks Out

    CT Home Being Renovated Suffers 'Catastrophic' Damage After Blaze Breaks Out

    A Connecticut home undergoing renovations was destroyed by a "catastrophic" early morning fire that took firefighters at least an hour to get under control.The West Hartford Fire Department responded to the fire at 711 Prospect Ave., around 6:24 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, said Fire Chief Greg H. Priest. When firefighters arrived on the scene they found flames visible from the ...

  7. Sports Hall Of Famer Identified As Man Accused Of Possessing Child Porn Videos, Images

    Sports Hall Of Famer Identified As Man Accused Of Possessing Child Porn Videos, Images

    A Northern Westchester man accused of receiving and possessing videos and images containing child porn has been identified as a retired teacher and sports fixture in the area.Richard Leaf, age 72, of Somers, was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 23, following an investigation by the FBI, said Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.Inducted into the Hall ...

  8. Suffolk County Man Sentenced For Selling Fentanyl, Crack

    Suffolk County Man Sentenced For Selling Fentanyl, Crack

    A Long Island gang member has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for selling fentanyl in connection with a fatal overdose.Austin Hunter, a/k/a “Malik,” age 43, of Amityville, was convicted by a jury in November, on numerous counts of drug sales and possession, was sentenced on Tuesday, Feb. 23 to prison time in addition to five years of post-release supervision, said Suffolk County ...

  9. Man Threatens To Shoot Victim, Dog In Fairfield County Incident Caught On Video, Police Say

    Man Threatens To Shoot Victim, Dog In Fairfield County Incident Caught On Video, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man has been arrested after a social media video was posted which shows a caucasian man pointing a firearm at a Black man."This video was taken by a witness of an incident that occurred Monday, Feb. 22 at approximately 11:32 a.m., in the area of 300 Broad Street," said Stamford Police Captain Richard Conklin.The difference in this video is the Black man was ...

  10. Westchester Man Accused Of Possessing Child Porn Videos, Images

    Westchester Man Accused Of Possessing Child Porn Videos, Images

    Updated story: Sports Hall Of Famer Identified As Man Accused Of Possessing Child Porn Videos, ImagesA Northern Westchester retired teacher and sports fixture in the area has been accused of receiving and possessing videos and images containing child porn, federal authorities announced.Richard Leaf, age 72, of Somers, was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 23, following an investigation by ...

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