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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. Long Island Fire Chief Dies In Line Of Duty

    Long Island Fire Chief Dies In Line Of Duty

    The chief of a fire company on Long Island has died during the line of duty.Chief Daryl Rollins of the North Amityville Fire Company reportedly died suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 20, while responding to a fire, said the Suffolk County Fire Chiefs.Initial reports are that Chief Rollins died following the response to a call early in the morning.This is a developing story. Check back to ...

  2. Arrest Made In Social Media Threat To Wilton School

    Arrest Made In Social Media Threat To Wilton School

    A Wilton High School student has been arrested for allegedly writing a threatening social media post.The incident came to light around 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, when the Wilton Police Department was notified of a video posted to a social media site involving a possible school threat, said Lt. Robert Kluk.The post was a video made by a student from Wilton High School ...

  3. Know Him? 'Suspicious Man' Causes Extra Police Presence At Masuk HS

    Know Him? 'Suspicious Man' Causes Extra Police Presence At Masuk HS

    A suspicious man spotted in the Masuk High School parking lot caused the school to operate on a "control movement" status throughout the day.The incident took place early Wednesday, Nov. 20, when the school's security officer "made contact" with the man who then fled the area, said Monroe Police Lt. Stephen Corrone.Corrone said the department is searching for the man in the areas ...

  4. $10,000 Reward Offered In Stabbing Attack On Rockland Man

    $10,000 Reward Offered In Stabbing Attack On Rockland Man

    A man who was beaten and stabbed multiple times while walking to a synagogue for morning prayers is in critical condition.Ramapo Police said the attack took place around 5:35 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, as the man approached the entrance to the driveway of the Mosdos Meharam Brisk Tashnad at 2 Howard Drive, in Monsey.During a press conference, Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel said he ...

  5. Drunk Trunk Driver Crashes Into Cruiser On Route 17, Police Say

    Drunk Trunk Driver Crashes Into Cruiser On Route 17, Police Say

    New York State Police are reminding the public about the "Move Over" law after a trooper's vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by an alleged drunk driver.The crash took place at 7:28 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, as the trooper, a 23-year-veteran, had just issued a traffic ticket to a vehicle on Route 17 in the town of Nichols, state police said.The trooper stepped inside his ...

  6. Connecticut State Police Sergeant Faces DUI Charges After Crash

    Connecticut State Police Sergeant Faces DUI Charges After Crash

    A Connecticut State Police sergeant has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in connection with a vehicle crash that took place in September.Sgt. John McDonald, 37, was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 19, for allegedly driving his assigned state vehicle when he ran a stop sign in Oxford and hit another car with two people inside. All three people ...

  7. Man Who Had Done 'Odd Jobs' For Stamford Woman Charged In Her Murder

    Man Who Had Done 'Odd Jobs' For Stamford Woman Charged In Her Murder

    Stamford Police have arrested a city man for the murder of a 93-year-old woman found dead at the bottom of a staircase.Robert Simmons, 51, of Stamford, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 20, for the Wednesday, Sept. 25, murder of Isabella Mehner, said Stamford Police Lt. Michael A. Noto.Polic found Mehner at the bottom of a staircase after being asked to make a wellness ...

  8. ID Released For Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Long Island Crash, Police Say

    ID Released For Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Long Island Crash, Police Say

    Police have released the identity of a man who was killed while riding as a passenger in a vehicle that crashed on Long Island.Keith Bailey, 47, of Queens Village, was killed around 12:48 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, when the 1995 Mitsubishi he was a passenger in slammed into a tree in Woodmere, said the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, the crash occurred when a 47-year-old ...

  9. Rockland Man Stabbed While Walking To Area Synagogue

    Rockland Man Stabbed While Walking To Area Synagogue

    A man walking to an area synagogue was stabbed more than once by at least one person.The incident took place around 5:49 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, when the Ramapo Police responded to Howard Drive, in Monsey, for what they thought was a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, Ramapo Police said.When officers on the scene, it was quickly determined that the individual had been stabbed and ...

  10. Area Man Facing 31 Weapons Charges

    Area Man Facing 31 Weapons Charges

    A 38-year-old man was arrested on 31 counts of weapons-related charges following a lengthy investigation by police.Robert Brenner, of Milford, was arrested on a warrant at his Milford home on Friday, Nov. 11, said the Milford Police.Brenner was arrested after police responded to his home in May 2018, for a welfare check and while there noticed a large cache of weapons and ...

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