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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. Ex-College Basketball Star Sues Norwalk Hospital For Alleged Cancer Treatment Error

    Ex-College Basketball Star Sues Norwalk Hospital For Alleged Cancer Treatment Error

    A Fairfield County resident known for his skills on the basketball court and in the radio industry is suing a well-known hospital system claiming he is dying from cancer due to receiving the wrong amount of medicine.Robert “Bob” McCurdy, of Westport,  – a former NCAA Basketball star and successful radio executive -- filed the suit in Stamford Superior Court this week claiming ...

  2. Woman Found Hiding Under Table Killed In Three-Alarm Fire

    Woman Found Hiding Under Table Killed In Three-Alarm Fire

    A woman was found dead hiding under a kitchen table after a three-alarm fire broke out at a multiple-family structure in the area.The blaze began in Ulster County around 10:52 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, at 77 Abruyn Street in the City of Kingston.Cit of Kingston firefighters arrived on the scene within three minutes and found smoke coming from a first-floor apartment, said Kingston ...

  3. Injured Miniature Horse Likely Attacked By Black Bear

    Injured Miniature Horse Likely Attacked By Black Bear

    State wildlife officials believe a miniature horse may have been attacked by a black bear due to the nature of the injuries.The incident was reported in Fairfield County on Wednesday, May 20, when a Wilton resident called the police department to report the attack, said Wilton Police Lt. Robert Kluk.Wilton Animal Control, as well as an officer from the state Department of Energy and ...

  4. COVID-19: Here's Latest Rundown Of Hospitalization Trends, Cases As Rockland Eyes Reopening

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Rundown Of Hospitalization Trends, Cases As Rockland Eyes Reopening

    Rockland County continued to see a slight rise of new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) grow for a total of 12,831 cases since the pandemic began as the county eyes the start of the reopening process.On Wednesday, May 20, 33 new cases were reported, according to the state Department of Health.There have been 612 deaths from the virus in the county, Rockland County Health officials ...

  5. COVID-19: Here's Latest Rundown Of Hospitalization Trends, Cases As Dutchess Eyes Reopening

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Rundown Of Hospitalization Trends, Cases As Dutchess Eyes Reopening

    Dutchess County continues to experience new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, but the number of new daily infections has lowered since the outbreak began in early March as the Hudson Valley eyes reopening its economy.As of Wednesday, May 20, state Department of Health officials said since the beginning of the pandemic there are 3,724 cases of COVID-19, with 14 new cases ...

  6. COVID-19: This Area Town Will Close Some Streets To Allow Outdoor Dining, Retail

    COVID-19: This Area Town Will Close Some Streets To Allow Outdoor Dining, Retail

    One area town is hoping an executive order allowing for some road closures will help boost restaurants by providing room for additional outdoor seating.In Litchfield County,  New Milford's Mayor Pete Bass issued the order as part of the state's first phase of reopening in the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)." I have signed an executive order that dovetails Gov. (Ned) ...

  7. Four Buildings Destroyed In Three-Alarm Overnight Fire

    Four Buildings Destroyed In Three-Alarm Overnight Fire

    A three-alarm fire destroyed four buildings and left at least 10 people homeless.The fire started in Dutchess County around 9:26 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, in the City of Poughkeepsie on Dwayne Street, said Fire Chief Mark Johnson.After receiving the 911 calls, Johnson said the department headed to No. 13 Dwayne Street where they found a "very" heavy fire in the rear of the building that ...

  8. 'It Was A Hoax': SWAT Teams, Helicopters Respond After 911 Call Of Shots Fired In Westchester

    'It Was A Hoax': SWAT Teams, Helicopters Respond After 911 Call Of Shots Fired In Westchester

    A hoax "swatting" call to police regarding shots fired at an area home sent a massive law enforcement response including SWAT teams and helicopters.The incident took place in Westchester County around 5:52 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, when the village of Dobbs Ferry Police received a 911 call."We had initially heard that someone could have been shot so the police had to treat this very ...

  9. Man Found Dead Floating In Hudson River After Jumping From Bridge

    Man Found Dead Floating In Hudson River After Jumping From Bridge

    A man was found dead floating in the Hudson River after jumping from a bridge in the area.The man was discovered after New York State Police responded to an Ulster County 911 call around 7:19 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, for a report of a person who had jumped from the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, said Trooper Steven Nevel.The man was located by the East Kingston Fire Department ...

  10. Duo Nabbed For Drug Possession With Child Inside Car, State Police Say

    Duo Nabbed For Drug Possession With Child Inside Car, State Police Say

    Two men were arrested on a list of charges after being nabbed during a traffic stop for alleged possession of drugs including heroin while a child was in the vehicle.The incident took place in Putnam County when the two men, Dutchess County resident Peter A. Wenzel, 39, of Poughkeepsie, and Ulster County resident Joseph C. Wayman, 33, of Saugerties, were arrested on Thursday, May 14, ...

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