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Kathy Reakes

Reporter 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. New Family Run Hudson Valley Eatery Cited For Baked Goods, 'Amazing' Coffee

    New Family Run Hudson Valley Eatery Cited For Baked Goods, 'Amazing' Coffee

    If you are seeking a coffee shop with steaming and cold brews and yummy baked goods then a new Southern Westchester eatery might fill the bill.The Laughing Horse  Coffee & Tea Co. in Harrison opened just a month ago but is already racking up five-star rankings from online reviewers and coffee connoisseurs. Visitors will find everything from lattes and espressos to drip and ...

  2. Popular CT Eatery's New Norwalk Location Off To Strong Start

    Popular CT Eatery's New Norwalk Location Off To Strong Start

    Just two months in and a popular sandwich shop's 16th location in the Northeast is off to a strong start and making a name for itself in Fairfield County.Located in Norwalk, the new Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe is racking up plenty of five-star reviews online and building a loyal following of the already popular franchise that has restaurants across the region. "Since opening, ...

  3. Possible Middle School Threat Under Investigation In West Springfield

    Possible Middle School Threat Under Investigation In West Springfield

    Extra police officers were stationed at a Western Massachusetts middle school on Friday, May 27, after a threat was made via social media.The threat was uncovered in Hampden County late Thursday, May 26, and targeted West Springfield Middle School.According to police, on Thursday, the West Springfield Police Department received information from a neighboring police department concerning ...

  4. Woman Charged For Fake Amazon Workers Shelton Home Invasion

    Woman Charged For Fake Amazon Workers Shelton Home Invasion

    A Fairfield County woman has been charged in an alleged home invasion where the suspects dressed as Amazon workers.The home invasion took place in New Haven County on Monday, Jan. 10 in Milford.On Sunday, May 22, Milford Police arrested the Shelton woman, identified as Dominique Jackson, age 25, for allegedly taking part in the crime.Jackson's arrest is the third in connection with the ...

  5. New TBZ Jumper Pulled To Safety By Officers Who 'Rappelled' Over Side, Police Say

    New TBZ Jumper Pulled To Safety By Officers Who 'Rappelled' Over Side, Police Say

    This story has been updated.A man who attempted to jump from the new Tappan Zee Bridge was rescued by troopers and a special police unit who rappelled over the side of the bridge and pulled him up with ropes.The incident began on the bridge in Southern Westchester in the area of Tarrytown around 9:20 a.m., Friday, May 27.Emergency responders were called to the bridge for a possible ...

  6. CBS Pulls 'FBI' Season Finale Filmed In Region After Mass School Shooting

    CBS Pulls 'FBI' Season Finale Filmed In Region After Mass School Shooting

    CBS pulled the season finale of the popular TV series "FBI," which was filmed in New York after the tragic mass shooting in Texas.The episode, which was produced in Yonkers, that was set to air on Tuesday, May 24, was titled “Prodigal Son,” but network officials felt it hit too close because it deals with the unit preventing a school shooting, reported Deadline.The episode reportedly ...

  7. Beloved Owner Of Popular Springfield Pizzeria Dies

    Beloved Owner Of Popular Springfield Pizzeria Dies

    The beloved owner of a popular Western Massachusetts pizzeria that has become an institution has died.Domenic Sarno, the owner of Red Rose Pizzeria in Springfield, died this week.Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno issued a statement on his death saying Caputo "brought a hard family work ethic to start with a small family pizza shop to then create the legendary and iconic Red Rose ...

  8. Tappan Zee Bridge Jumper Hanging From Side Of Span Rescued By Responders

    Tappan Zee Bridge Jumper Hanging From Side Of Span Rescued By Responders

    Responders rescued a jumper who was hanging off the side of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.The report of a jumper snagged near the northbound Tarrytown end of the bridge came in shortly before 10 a.m., Friday, May 27, bringing a huge contingent of emergency personnel, including the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team.The rescueWestchester County PDRescuers brought the ...

  9. Threat Leads To Lockdown At Schools In Area After Student 'Jokes'

    Threat Leads To Lockdown At Schools In Area After Student 'Jokes'

    A junior high school and an elementary school were placed in lockdown in the Hudson Valley after a student "joked" about having a gun.The incident took place in Ulster County around 10:40 a.m., Thursday, May 26.Police responded to Ellenville Junior High school after the 13-year-old student alleged to have a gun as he was talking to another teen, said Chief Philip Mattracion, of the ...

  10. TZB Jumper Hanging From Side Of Bridge Saved By Police

    TZB Jumper Hanging From Side Of Bridge Saved By Police

    New TBZ Jumper Pulled To Safety By Officers Who 'Rappelled' Over Side, Police SayA jumper who was hanging off the side of the new Tappan Zee Bridge near the Westchester side was rescued by law enforcement.The incident took place on the bridge in the Tarrytown area around 10 a.m., Friday, May 27.State police confirmed the person was rescued but had few other details as the incident was ...

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