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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.
Rockland County Dealer Nabbed With Kilo Of Fentanyl, AG Says
A New York man has been charged with allegedly selling drugs and guns in the Hudson Valley and region in a 94-count indictment.
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday, Dec. 6, Rafael Figueroa, age unknown, of Manhattan was indicted for the sale of fentanyl, heroin, and firearms.
The investigation conducted by the Office of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force seized more than 1.5 kilograms of fentanyl and over 75 grams of heroin worth $142,000, three loaded handguns, a loaded assault rifle, and three high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.
4 Bridgeport Gang Members Convicted, 8 Murders, 20 Attempted Murders Solved
Four gang members have been found guilty of racketeering related to their involvement in a violent Connecticut street gang.
Bridgeport residents found guilty on Tuesday, Dec. 5 included:
Keishawn Donald, age 22
Trevon Wright, also known as “Tre,” age 22
Eric Hayes, also known as “Heavyweight Champ,” age 26
Travon Jones, also known as “Budda,” age 21
According to the evidence presented during a month-long trial, the FBI, ATF, DEA, US Marshals Service, and Bridgeport Police have been investigating multiple Bridgeport-based gangs whose members are involved in narcotics trafficking, murder, a…
Putnam CT Man Charged In Murder-For-Hire Plot, State Police Say
A Connecticut man has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to kill someone who was going to testify against him in court.
Windham County resident Leonard Thuo Mwithiga, age 52, of Putnam, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 4, after an undercover trooper posed as the potential hitman, said the Connecticut State Police.
State Police said they learned of the murder-for-hire plan after a confidential informant man entered the Troop D barracks in Danielson on Saturday, Dec. 2, and said his employer, identified as Mwithiga, requested his assistance wit…
Man, Woman Charged In Murder Of New City Grandfather Hid Body In Crawl Space Of Home: DA
A Hudson Valley man and woman are being held without bond after being charged with the murder of a man whose body they hid in the crawl space of the home.
Rockland County residents Constantinos Doonan, age 31, and Jo-Ann Haughey, age 26, both of New City, were charged on Thursday, Dec. 7, with the January murder of an area man, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh and Clarkstown Police Chief Jeffrey Wanamaker.
On or about and between Sunday, Jan. 29, and Monday, Jan. 30, Doonan and Haughey, acting individually and in concert with each other, killed Constantinos Mastakour…