Kathy Reakes

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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.

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Burglar Makes Off With Cash From Riverhead AT&T Store Burglar Makes Off With Cash From Riverhead AT&T Store
Burglar Makes Off With Cash From Riverhead AT&T Store Police on Long Island are investigating a burglary of an AT&T store in which cash was allegedly stolen from the register. The incident took place in Riverhead sometime between 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, and early morning Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the store located at 1111 Old Country Road. According to Riverhead Police, someone broke the glass front door and removed $175 in cash from the register. At this time the department does not have a suspect description. Anyone with information is asked to contact Riverhead Police at 631-727-4500. All calls will be kept confidential. 
Hudson Valley Man With 27 Arrests Busted Again For Robbery, Police Say Hudson Valley Man With 27 Arrests Busted Again For Robbery, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man With 27 Arrests Busted Again For Robbery, Police Say A man with 27 prior arrests who is on parole has been busted again for allegedly robbing a Hudson Valley gas station. Ulster County resident Michael J. Brooks, age 62, of Plattekill, was charged on Friday, Feb. 23 in the town of Lloyd. According to Lloyd Police Chief James Janso, Brooks robbed the Mobil gas station on Grand Street in Highland of $2,800 on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Brooks was charged with: Robbery Grand larceny Criminal possession of stolen property  He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.  Lloyd Police were assisted by the Town of Newburgh Polic…
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave A patrol officer has been placed on leave and stripped of his police powers after being charged with stalking and harassment in Fairfield County. Norwalk PD Officer Hector Delgado was arrested on Friday, Feb. 23 on a warrant by the Bridgeport Police Department, said Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police. Podgorski said the charges against Delgado are related to a family violence incident. Delgado was placed on administrative leave. His duty firearm was seized, and his police powers were suspended. An Internal Affairs will be initiated, Podgorski said.  If you or someone yo…
Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest In Naugatuck Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest In Naugatuck
Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest In Naugatuck A 22-year-old Connecticut man was allegedly nabbed with a loaded ghost gun after being stopped for speeding.  New Haven resident Juan Garcia, was charged around 2:15 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18 on South Main Street in Naugatuck. During the stop, Naugatuck Police Officers said Garcia appeared to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs and was charged with DUI after failing sobriety tests, police said. Police recovered a firearm with no serial number on it, which appeared consistent with being illegally manufactured, officers said. The firearm was loaded with a high-capacity magazin…
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly killing his wife during a domestic dispute. Rockland County resident Warle Fernandez-Arias, age 37, was charged with second-degree murder on Friday, Feb. 23 in Spring Valley after his wife, Carolyn Canela, age 36, was found dead. According to Spring Valley Police, Canela, who moved to the US from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, was found when officers responded to a welfare check at 149 Sneden Place West at their Hillcrest Point apartment. Once inside the apartment, officers found the body of Canela, who was pronoun…
University Of Hartford Holding US Secret Service Recruitment: Here's Where, When University Of Hartford Holding US Secret Service Recruitment: Here's Where, When
University Of Hartford Holding US Secret Service Recruitment: Here's Where, When If you've ever dreamed of guarding a president or running down virtual currency crooks then now is your chance to apply to become a US Secret Service agent. The department is holding a hiring event at the University of Hartford for students, and members of the public from Monday, Feb. 26 to Thursday, Feb. 29. Applicants will be able to apply to be a US Secret Service special agent or Uniformed Division officer during the hiring event, said the Secret Service.  The event is open to students throughout Connecticut as well as the public. Applicants will have the ability to take part in a…
Hudson Valley Man To Spend Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault Of Child Hudson Valley Man To Spend Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault Of Child
Hudson Valley Man To Spend Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault Of Child A 28-year-old Hudson Valley man will spend years behind bars for demanding oral sex from a child under the age of 13 for years. Orange County resident Trevon Hudson, of Middletown, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 20, followed by 10 years post-release supervision. According to Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, Hudson admitted in court that he engaged in oral sexual conduct with a child under the age of 13. Hoovler thanked the Orange County Child Abuse Investigation Unit for their investigation and the arrest of the defendant. “This defendant’s admi…
Woman From Region Charged With Making A Threat Of Mass Harm Against School Woman From Region Charged With Making A Threat Of Mass Harm Against School
Woman From Region Charged With Making A Threat Of Mass Harm Against School A woman from the region has been charged with allegedly making a threat of mass harm after she threatened to blow up a middle school. The incident occurred in Sullivan County around 5:20 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 in the village of Liberty. According to Chief Steven D'Agata of the Liberty Police Department, Chiffvon Steele, age 42, of Liberty, commented to staff at Liberty Middle School that she would  “blow this [expletive] place up." The threat was made to a staff member outside of the building during a heated conversation. Steele then left the scene. Liberty Police immediately respon…
Meriden Police Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Meriden Police Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping
Meriden Police Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Police in Connecticut are investigating after receiving numerous calls of an alleged kidnapping of a girl that turned out to be an assault. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 on Golden Street in Meriden.  According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police, after receiving the calls, officers responded to the area and found an unoccupied vehicle. Officers then went to the address of the car's owner and found a man who said he was involved in the altercation, McKay said. Detectives, who took over the investigation, learned there was video survei…
State Police Make Determination In Death Of Hudson Valley 2-Month-Old State Police Make Determination In Death Of Hudson Valley 2-Month-Old
State Police Make Determination In Death Of Hudson Valley 2-Month-Old More than a month after finding a 2-month-old unresponsive, New York State Police have released its determination in the case. The child was found in Orange County around 4:45 a.m., Friday, Jan. 19 at a home on Fawn Hill in Sparrow Bush, a hamlet of Deer Park. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, the baby was transported to Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis where it was pronounced dead. Nevel said an investigation by the state police determined that no criminality was involved in the death of the child.
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