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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. Brian Laundrie's Parents Are 'Being Tortured In Their Own Home,' Family Attorney Says

    Brian Laundrie's Parents Are 'Being Tortured In Their Own Home,' Family Attorney Says

    Click here for an updated story: Medical Examiner Called To Florida Park At Center Of Search For Fugitive Fiancé Brian LaundrieAn attorney for the parents of Brian Laundrie says his parents are being "tortured" by protesters outside their Florida home.Attorney Steven Bertolino told the Insider On Tuesday, Oct. 19 Chris and Roberta Laundrie are "being tortured in their own ...

  2. Hudson Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Slaying Of Another Man

    Hudson Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Slaying Of Another Man

    A Hudson Valley man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2018 slaying of another man.Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler announced on Tuesday, Oct. 19, that Dominique Williams, age 25, of Newburgh, pleaded guilty for the November 2018 slaying of a Newburgh man at the corner of Liberty and Clinton Streets in the City of Newburgh. At 12:17 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, ...

  3. Area Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Juvenile, Police Say

    Area Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Juvenile, Police Say

    An area man has been charged with engaging in "periodic unlawful sexual conduct" with a minor.Douglas R. Whitaker, age 68, of the Town of Ulster, was arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 19, and charged with sexual abuse-related charges.According to Lt. Joseph Sciutto, of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, deputies began investigating Whitaker after receiving a report on Monday, Oct. ...

  4. Human Remains Found In Area Of Brian Laundrie's Belongings, Police Source Says

    Human Remains Found In Area Of Brian Laundrie's Belongings, Police Source Says

    A senior law enforcement official says human remains have been found in the same area where items belonging to Brian Laundrie were found as the FBI calls the medical examiner to the nature reserve in Florida. According to NBC News, a senior law enforcement official said what appears to be human remains was found on Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Sarasota County at the Carlton Reserve, also ...

  5. One Dead, One Wounded Following Long Island Police Pursuit

    One Dead, One Wounded Following Long Island Police Pursuit

    Updated story: Long Island Man Charged In Crash That Killed 19-Year-Old, Police ReportOne person was killed and another seriously injured during a police pursuit on Long Island.The incident began around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Holtsville when Suffolk County Police noticed that a Toyota Tacoma mid-size truck failed to stop at a red light and attempted to stop the ...

  6. Medical Examiner Called To Florida Park At Center Of Search For Fugitive Fiancé Brian Laundrie

    Medical Examiner Called To Florida Park At Center Of Search For Fugitive Fiancé Brian Laundrie

    Click here for an updated story: Human Remains Found In Area Of Brian Laundrie's Belongings, Police Source SaysPolice in Florida have called the medical examiner's office to a nature reserve after finding what they say are items belonging to Brian Laundrie.The Sarasota County Medical Examiner’s Office has been called to the North Port reserve where authorities have been searching ...

  7. Parents Of Fugitive Fiancé Are 'Being Tortured In Their Own Home,' Family Attorney Says

    Parents Of Fugitive Fiancé Are 'Being Tortured In Their Own Home,' Family Attorney Says

    Click here for an updated story: Medical Examiner Called To Florida Park At Center Of Search For Fugitive Fiancé Brian LaundrieAn attorney for the parents of Brian Laundrie says his parents are being "tortured" by protesters outside their Florida home.Attorney Steven Bertolino told the Insider On Tuesday, Oct. 19 Chris and Roberta Laundrie are "being tortured in their own ...

  8. Man Who Stopped For School Bus Hit, Killed By Car In Region, Police Say

    Man Who Stopped For School Bus Hit, Killed By Car In Region, Police Say

    A man who stopped for a school bus was hit from behind by another vehicle and killed.Dennis A. Bickham, age 59, was killed around 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19 in Orange County, on Route 42 in Sparrowbush.According to Trooper Steven Nevel, Bickham was traveling south on Route 42, on a 2013 Honda PCX-125 scooter when he stopped for the school bus. While stopped, he was struck from ...

  9. Long Island Eatery Draws High Marks For Pizza, Pasta

    Long Island Eatery Draws High Marks For Pizza, Pasta

    If you're looking for good old fashion Italian food with some new twists and updates, then a favorite spot on Long Island is a place to try.Opened in 1992, Suffolk County staple Caffe Amici in Selden is known for its homemade pasta nights, as well as for its traditional dishes, yummy pizzas, and specialty Italian cookies and desserts.It's also known as the type of place that will help ...

  10. Three Boaters Rescued Off Sandbar On Long Island

    Three Boaters Rescued Off Sandbar On Long Island

    Three boaters were rescued off Long Island after their boat became stuck on a sandbar.The three boaters were rescued around 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the Fire Island Inlet, off Democrat Point, in Babylon.According to the Suffolk County Police, Andre Thchelischeff, the captain of a 36-foot Bennetaue sailboat, put out a distress alert on a VHF channel after the boat struck a sandbar ...

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