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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. Train Hits Car In With Four Inside In Westchester, Causing Long Delays

    Train Hits Car In With Four Inside In Westchester, Causing Long Delays

    This story has been updated.A Honda Civic with four people inside was hit by a train in the Hudson Valley, causing delays of more than an hour on Metro-North service in the area.The incident took place around 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, at the Hudson Avenue crossing in Peekskill, said Lt. Jack Galusha with the Peekskill Police. The vehicle which was on the track was struck by ...

  2. Girl Rescued From Vault Turned Into Dressing Room At Trendy Long Island Store

    Girl Rescued From Vault Turned Into Dressing Room At Trendy Long Island Store

    A 14-year-old Long Island girl was rescued from a dressing room at a trendy store where a bank vault had been turned into a dressing area.Suffolk County Police said the incident took place around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, when officers responded to Kate and Hale, located at 227 Main Street in Port Jefferson.The girl was freed from the old vault/dressing room by members of the Port ...

  3. Long Island Man Convicted Of Murder For Intentionally Running Over Victim With Vehicle

    Long Island Man Convicted Of Murder For Intentionally Running Over Victim With Vehicle

    A Long Island man has been convicted of intentionally running over another man with his vehicle in 2019.Shatik Canady, age 43, of West Babylon, was convicted by a jury of murder on Thursday, June 17, for the death of Kawon Williams, 28, of Wyandanch in March 2019 in Lindenhurst.“This was not a typical hit-and-run; the defendant deliberately pursued and struck the victim with his ...

  4. Man Nabbed For Knifepoint CT Gas Station Robbery, Police Say

    Man Nabbed For Knifepoint CT Gas Station Robbery, Police Say

    A Connecticut man was arrested for allegedly holding a knife on a gas station clerk and demanding money.The incident took place around 10:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, in Waterbury.Police responded to the Irving Gas Station at 1405 East Main Street after a report of an armed robbery, said Waterbury PD Sgt. Robert Davis.The cashier called in stating the business was robbed by a ...

  5. Former Police Chief In Area Dies At Age 48

    Former Police Chief In Area Dies At Age 48

    A former Hudson Valley police chief has died just five years after his retirement.Former Tuxedo Police Chief Patrick Welsh died at the age of 48, officials said. A cause of death was not given.Welsh joined the department as a part-time dispatcher in February 1994, became a town officer in 1997, was promoted to sergeant in 2001 and to chief in 2009.He retired in 2016 from injuries ...

  6. Large Tree Falls On Home In Fairfield County, Crushes Vehicle

    Large Tree Falls On Home In Fairfield County, Crushes Vehicle

    A vehicle was smashed and a home damaged in Fairfield County when a large tree fell during a storm.The incident took place Tuesday, June 22 in Shelton, as the department was working a condo fire so firefighters from Ansonia and Derby fire departments responded to the scene.When firefighters from the Eagle Hose Hook & Ladder Co. responded they found a large tree on a house and a ...

  7. Man Accused Of Leaving Scene After Crashing Into Two Vehicles In Fairfield County, Police Say

    Man Accused Of Leaving Scene After Crashing Into Two Vehicles In Fairfield County, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man was arrested for alleged avoiding responsibility/property damage and unsafe backing after attempting to leave the scene of a crash.Ramesh Abhiraman, age 56, New Canaan, was arrested on Monday, June 21, for the incident which took place in May in the area of Locust Avenue and Forest Street in New Canaan. When police arrived on the scene they found that a ...

  8. Former Rockland County Village Trustee Begins Jail Sentence For Corruption

    Former Rockland County Village Trustee Begins Jail Sentence For Corruption

    A former Rockland County village trustee has begun serving a one-year jail sentence for stealing funds from a summer camp program for children, some 33 months after he was convicted.Vilair Fonvil, age 58, of West Orange, New Jersey, convicted in 2018, delayed his sentence by appealing his corruption conviction. A judge on Tuesday, June 22, remanded him to jail after his appeal was ...

  9. Man Killed Crossing Busy Long Island Roadway, Police Say

    Man Killed Crossing Busy Long Island Roadway, Police Say

    A pedestrian was killed while crossing a busy Long Island roadway.The 47-year-old man was killed around 10:25 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, in Garden City Park, according to the Nassau County Police.According to detectives, the 60-year-old man was driving a 2018 Jeep eastbound in the vicinity of 2349 Jericho Turnpike and when he struck the man who was crossing Jericho Turnpike ...

  10. Long Island Man Holds Box Cutter To Throat Of Drug Store Employee, Demands Meds, Police Say

    Long Island Man Holds Box Cutter To Throat Of Drug Store Employee, Demands Meds, Police Say

    A Long Island man who allegedly held a box cutter to the throat of a pharmacy employee and demanded drugs has been arrested by police.The incident took place around 4:40 p.m., Tuesday, June 22 at the Keezac Pharmacy on Bedford Avenue in Bellmore.According to Nassau County Police Robbery Squad detectives, a man, identified, as Patrick Devine, age 33, of Bellmore, entered Keezac ...

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