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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. Compliance Checks Conducted At 19 Riverhead Establishments

    Compliance Checks Conducted At 19 Riverhead Establishments

    Nineteen stores on Long Island passed muster when it came to selling alcohol to minors during a string operation.The stores, all in Suffolk County, were part of an inspection effort by the Riverhead Police Department in cooperation with the town's Community Awareness Program on Wednesday, June 29.During the operation, an underage minor was sent into the store and attempted to purchase ...

  2. Long Island Homeowner Suffers Injuries During Fire, Police Say

    Long Island Homeowner Suffers Injuries During Fire, Police Say

    A Long Island homeowner suffered minor injuries during a house fire that engulfed the home in flames.The fire took place in Syosset around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29.According to police, officers responded to a home located on Robbins Lane that was fully engulfed in flames. The Syosset Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire with the assistance of the ...

  3. Petito Lawsuit Moves Forward After Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss

    Petito Lawsuit Moves Forward After Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss

    A civil lawsuit filed by the parents of Gabby Petito against the parents of Brian Laundrie for emotional distress will go forward after a judge denied a request for dismal.Sarasota County Circuit Judge Hunter W. Carroll issued the ruling Thursday, June 30.Calling the case made by the Laundrie's attorney, "objectively outrageous," the judge denied the motion to dismiss.Petito's mother ...

  4. First Monkeypox Case Reported In Rockland

    First Monkeypox Case Reported In Rockland

    A Hudson Valley resident has tested positive for monkeypox, bringing the number of cases in the region to five.Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced on Wednesday, June 29 that a county resident has been diagnosed with the orthopoxvirus, better known as the monkeypox.The confirmed case is limited to one person who has not ...

  5. This Port Washington Shop Voted No. 1 For Best Ice Cream On Long Island

    This Port Washington Shop Voted No. 1 For Best Ice Cream On Long Island

    Just in time for the sweltering days of summer, a well-known and yummy Nassau County ice cream shop has been voted the Best on Long Island.According to a poll from Bethpage Best of Long Islanders, Sweet Treats on the Wharf (Douglas & James Homemade Ice Cream) in Port Washington has taken home the crown for best ice cream for 2022.It's easy to understand why with its homemade ice ...

  6. 'A Little Hidden Gem': New Brookfield Restaurant Off To Strong Start

    'A Little Hidden Gem': New Brookfield Restaurant Off To Strong Start

    Mexican food lovers in Fairfield County have a new hot spot that is serving up some awesome street tacos and stiff margaritas, according to online reviewers.Opened for only five weeks, El Mexicano Tacos and Cantina, in Brookfield is quickly becoming a favorite with foodies and Mexican food fans in the area.Kind of small and unassuming, most diners might make the mistake of walking by, ...

  7. Woman Accused Of Stealing From Her Care Recipient In Hudson Valley

    Woman Accused Of Stealing From Her Care Recipient In Hudson Valley

    A Hudson Valley woman was nabbed for alleged identity theft of the person she care for after her financial institution tipped off police.Dutchess County resident Brandy Lee, age 35, of Hyde Park, was arrested on Tuesday, June 28, by the New York State Police in conjunction with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.Following a tip from a financial institution investigation ...

  8. Tracking Device In Cash Leads Cops To Hartford Bank Robbers, Police Say

    Tracking Device In Cash Leads Cops To Hartford Bank Robbers, Police Say

    Two Connecticut men were nabbed for an alleged bank robbery after police were able to pinpoint a tracking device slipped in with the cash, leading them to the cash and suspects. The robbery took place in Hartford around 8:35 a.m., Wednesday, June 29 at the Cencap Federal Credit Union, located at 2775 Main St.Officers responded to the scene and were told about the tracking ...

  9. Central Islip Man Nabbed Driving Drunk At Four Times Legal Limit, Police Say

    Central Islip Man Nabbed Driving Drunk At Four Times Legal Limit, Police Say

    A Long Island man has been charged with DWI at almost four times the legal limit after being stopped for failing to drive in his lane.Bryan Mora, age 25, of Central Islip, was arrested around 2:20 a.m., Wednesday, June 29 on 5th Avenue in Bay Shore.Sheriff’s deputies spotted Mora failing to maintain his lane of travel by swerving over the white hash marks separating the lanes of travel ...

  10. Duo Caught On Video Damaging East Garden City Hotel Computer, Police Say

    Duo Caught On Video Damaging East Garden City Hotel Computer, Police Say

    Two people were arrested after allegedly breaking into the employee section of a Long Island hotel and damaging a computer.The incident took place in East Garden City at the Red Roof Inn around 3 a.m., Sunday, June 26.According to detectives, officers responded to Red Roof Inn, at 699 Dibblee Drive. Upon arrival, the manager of the facility told officers that two people had been ...

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