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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. ID Released For Long Island Cemetery Worker Killed In Accident

    ID Released For Long Island Cemetery Worker Killed In Accident

    Police detectives investigating the death of a cemetery employee who was killed while working in a grave have released the victim's identity.Rodwin Allicock, age 42, of Coram, was at the bottom of a grave, which was more than 7 feet deep when the incident happened at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai when the grave collapsed at approximately 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, said ...

  2. Two-Alarm Condo Fire Breaks Out In Fairfield County

    Two-Alarm Condo Fire Breaks Out In Fairfield County

    Two units of a four-story wood-frame condo complex in Fairfield County were deemed uninhabitable and a resident was burned after a swift-moving fire started in one of the units.The fire started around 10:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the area of Deer Hill Avenue and Wooster Street, in Danbury said James Gagliardo, of the Danbury Fire Department. Arriving units were flagged ...

  3. IDs Released For Saw Mill Parkway Teen Double-Fatal Crash Victims

    IDs Released For Saw Mill Parkway Teen Double-Fatal Crash Victims

    Two teens have been identified after an early morning crash on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Westchester.The crash took place around 12:45 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, on the southbound Saw Mill near Rumsey Road, in Yonkers, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County Police.Ali Alghaithi, age 17, of Manhattan, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the ...

  4. Worker Killed When Grave Collapses On Top Of Him At Long Island Cemetery

    Worker Killed When Grave Collapses On Top Of Him At Long Island Cemetery

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Long Island Cemetery Worker Killed In AccidentA Long Island cemetery worker was killed when a grave he was working on collapsed on top of him.The accident took place around 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, when an employee at Washington Memorial Park, located at 855 Canal Road in Mount Sinai, was leveling out the bottom of a grave when ...

  5. Roommate Breaks Front Door During Dispute, Injures Officer On Long Island, Police Say

    Roommate Breaks Front Door During Dispute, Injures Officer On Long Island, Police Say

    A Long Island man was arrested after allegedly fighting with his two roommates, breaking a door, and then resisted arrest.Joseph Vicale, age 20, of Seaford, was arrested following the incident around 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, in Seaford, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, police responded to a 911 call for a disturbance. Vicale had a verbal dispute with ...

  6. Man Indicted For Violent Attack At Jail In Hudson Valley

    Man Indicted For Violent Attack At Jail In Hudson Valley

    A Rockland County man has been indicted for attempted murder stemming from a violent attack on a female corrections officer at the Rockland County Jail.Israel Gourion, age 32, of Wesley Hills, was indicted on Tuesday, Feb. 23, on charges of attempted murder, assault, and strangulation, said Chief of the Rockland County Detectives Peter Walker.Gourion was an inmate of the jail at the ...

  7. Three Firefighters Injured After Battling Blaze At Westchester Home

    Three Firefighters Injured After Battling Blaze At Westchester Home

    Three firefighters were injured battling a blaze in a Westchester home filled with clutter and junk.The fire took place around 3:56 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at a single-family home located on the 100 block of Scott Avenue in Yonkers, said Deputy Chief Joseph Citrone.The fire started from an electrical outlet that sparked and ignited a mattress, Citrone said."Fire crews had an ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

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