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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. Michelle Pavia, Daughter Of Former Stamford Mayor, Dies In Snowmobile Accident

    Michelle Pavia, Daughter Of Former Stamford Mayor, Dies In Snowmobile Accident

    The daughter of former Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia died after being involved in a snowmobile crash.Michelle Pavia, 43, of Stamford, was killed around 9:45 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, after hitting a group of trees while snowmobiling in Maine, according to WGME ABC News 13.“This is a tragic loss for the Pavia family and Stamford’s community," said Stamford Mayor David Martin. "I have ...

  2. Long Island Woman Charged With Hate Crime For Harassing Members Of Synagogue, Police Say

    Long Island Woman Charged With Hate Crime For Harassing Members Of Synagogue, Police Say

    A Long Island woman has been arrested for allegedly harassing members of an upstate synagogue, making them fear for their safety.Suffolk County resident Tara Rios, 47, of Greenport, was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 25, by the New York State Police and the FBI Terrorism Task Force, and charged with harassment as a hate crime, said the New York State Police.A criminal complaint filed by the ...

  3. Four Shot At Bridgeport Courthouse, Police Say

    Four Shot At Bridgeport Courthouse, Police Say

    This story has been updated.Four people have been shot at the Bridgeport Courthouse, according to police.The shooting took place around 12:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, at the courthouse on Golden Hill Street, said Rowena White, director of communication for the City of Bridgeport.According to white, an assailant shot at individuals in a vehicle. Three of those injured ran from the vehicle ...

  4. Three-Vehicle Crash Injures Two, Including Police Officer, Near Area Gas Station

    Three-Vehicle Crash Injures Two, Including Police Officer, Near Area Gas Station

    Two people were seriously injured during a three-vehicle crash in the area, including a police officer.The Town of Poughkeepsie crash took place around 10:24 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, on South Road in the area of the Mobil Gas Station, said police.A 2010 Toyota driven by a 42-year-old man from Glendale, Arizona, was traveling north, when he attempted to make an illegal U-turn to travel ...

  5. Man Charged With Attempted Theft Of Engine From Construction Site In Westport, Police Say

    Man Charged With Attempted Theft Of Engine From Construction Site In Westport, Police Say

    A 33-year-old Westport man has been charged in connection with allegedly attempting to steal an engine from a construction site.Justin Bitar was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 16, in connection with attempted theft that took place on Sept. 10, 2019, from a construction site near the Saugatuck Train Station, Westport Police said.According to police, an officer on routine patrol observed ...

  6. Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Near Port Chester Station

    Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Near Port Chester Station

    A man was struck and killed by a Metro-North train in Westchester.The incident took place around 10:12 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, when the man was struck near the Port Chester station by a train from Stamford and due to arrived at Grand Central around 11:14 p.m., said Metro-North officials.Passengers on the New Haven Line train were transferred to another train around 11:43 p.m., officials ...

  7. Mother Calls Death Of 8-Year-Old Son 'Cruel,' 'Preventable' As Community In Suffolk Holds Vigil

    Mother Calls Death Of 8-Year-Old Son 'Cruel,' 'Preventable' As Community In Suffolk Holds Vigil

    The mother of a Long Island 8-year-old boy who died after allegedly being left in a frigid garage overnight said her son's death was "preventable" during a vigil for the boy.Thomas Valva was found dead in the driveway of his home at 11 Bittersweet Lane, in Center Moriches, around 9:40 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17.Thomas’ father Michael Valva, 40, an NYPD transit officer, and his fiancée Angela ...

  8. Suspect Charged, Victims Identified In Triple-Fatal Home Invasion Shooting

    Suspect Charged, Victims Identified In Triple-Fatal Home Invasion Shooting

    A man has been arrested and charged with the shooting deaths of three people and the attempted murder of a toddler in a quiet, suburban area neighborhood.Kaliek Goode-Ford, 30, of Newburgh, has been charged in the connection with the triple homicide in Orange County that took place around 8 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Town of Newburgh, police said.Goode-Ford is believed to be the lone ...

  9. Teen Killed, 21-Year-Old Wounded In Shooting At Apartment Complex, Bridgeport Police Say

    Teen Killed, 21-Year-Old Wounded In Shooting At Apartment Complex, Bridgeport Police Say

    An 18-year-old was shot and killed and another man injured during a shooting at a Bridgeport apartment complex.Bridgeport Police were notified of a shooting by the Shot-Spotter around 5:37 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, on Highland Avenue, said Bridgeport Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald.Officers responded to the scene and located a man down on Highland Avenue adjacent to building No. 5 of Greene ...

  10. 16-Year-Old Teen Girl Shot In Head While Passenger In Vehicle, Bridgeport Police Say

    16-Year-Old Teen Girl Shot In Head While Passenger In Vehicle, Bridgeport Police Say

    Police are investigating the shooting of a 16-year-old girl in the head while a passenger in a vehicle in Bridgeport.The shooting took place around 1 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, in the area of James Street and Calhoun Avenue, said Scott Appleby, director of Office of Emergency Management for the City of Bridgeport.According to Appleby, patrol officers responded to the scene and ...

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