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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. New Owners To Rebrand Restaurant With 32-Year History In Hudson Valley

    New Owners To Rebrand Restaurant With 32-Year History In Hudson Valley

    A favorite Hudson Valley restaurant that recently closed after 32 years will be replaced with a new restaurant focusing on new-American cuisine.Dutchess County staple Hudson's Ribs and Fish, located in Fishkill, was known for, of course, its fish and ribs, but also for having some of the best steak and seafood dishes around.A favorite for special events or just a Friday night out, the ...

  2. Woman Stabs Man In The Neck In Calverton, Police Say

    Woman Stabs Man In The Neck In Calverton, Police Say

    A woman was charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a man in the neck with a knife while driving with him in a vehicle.The incident took place in Calverton around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 24.According to the Riverhead Police, officers responded to a home on Fresh Pond Avenue for a report of a Hispanic man that approached the residence seeking help after being stabbed in ...

  3. Hudson Valley High School Student With Passion For Sports Dies At Age 16

    Hudson Valley High School Student With Passion For Sports Dies At Age 16

    A Hudson Valley high school student who loved sports, has died at the age of 16.Sam Lown, age 16, a longtime Dutchess County resident from the town of Red Hook, died on Tuesday, July 26, following a courageous battle with cancer, according to his obituary. Born on April 7, 2006, in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Donald and Jennifer (Spencer) Lown. Sam was a student at Red Hook ...

  4. Duo Wanted For Stealing Cash, Credit Cards In Setauket, Terryville, Stony Brook, Port Jeff

    Duo Wanted For Stealing Cash, Credit Cards In Setauket, Terryville, Stony Brook, Port Jeff

    Police on Long Island are asking the public for help identifying two men wanted for allegedly stealing wallets and cash from unlocked cars.The incidents took place in June in Suffolk County in the Setauket, Terryville, Stony Brook, and Port Jefferson areas. According to police, the two men entered the cars and stole wallets containing cash, credit and debit cards, and ...

  5. Found Shot In Legs In Norwalk, Police Say

    Found Shot In Legs In Norwalk, Police Say

    A man was found shot in the legs in Fairfield County after police received multiple phone calls reporting gunshots.The incident took place in Norwalk around 11 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4 in the area of South Main Street and Merritt Street.Responding officers located a crime scene in the area of South Main Street, but not a victim, said Norwalk Police Lt. Terrence Blake. A short ...

  6. Man Sentenced For Deadly Shooting After Argument At Hempstead Apartment

    Man Sentenced For Deadly Shooting After Argument At Hempstead Apartment

    An area man has been sentenced to prison for a fatal Long Island shooting.James Wilson, age 38, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for a fatal shooting in Hempstead in Feb. 2019, said Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly.Wilson, of Brooklyn, was convicted in March after a jury trial, the DA's Office said.“James Wilson made the choice to resolve an ...

  7. Man Sentenced For Violent Slashing Victim In Throat Outside Mall In Westchester

    Man Sentenced For Violent Slashing Victim In Throat Outside Mall In Westchester

    A man has been sentenced to prison for slashing a man's neck outside a mall in the region.Edwin Hernandez, age 44, of the Bronx was sentenced on Friday, Aug. 5 to seven years in state prison and five years post-release supervision for the 2019 event outside the White Plains Galleria Mall, according to Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah.On Aug.18, 2019, at ...

  8. Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Having Sex With 8-Year-Old

    Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Having Sex With 8-Year-Old

    A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced for sexually assaulting a child.Ulster County resident Carlos Butz-Paau, age 24, of Kingston, was sentenced to seven years in state prison and 10 years post-release supervision on Wednesday, Aug. 3 on the charge of first-degree sexual assault.From late December 2021 through March 21, Butz-Paau began playing inappropriately with a victim under the ...

  9. East Meadow Man Nabbed Breaking 25 Car Windows With A Brick, Police Say

    East Meadow Man Nabbed Breaking 25 Car Windows With A Brick, Police Say

    A Long Island man was busted by police for allegedly breaking windows on some 25 vehicles with a brick.The incident took place at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in East Meadow.According to detectives, officers responded to a 911 call for a man throwing a brick through car windows on East Meadow Avenue, said the Nassau County Police.When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man ...

  10. DPW Worker Charged For Fatal Hit-Run Crash That Killed 16-Year-Old Westchester HS Student

    DPW Worker Charged For Fatal Hit-Run Crash That Killed 16-Year-Old Westchester HS Student

    A public works employee has been charged with a hit-and-crash that left a popular 16-year-old area student dead.The crash took place in Westchester around 12:20 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3 in the 600 block of McLean Avenue in Yonkers.Police responded to the 600 block of McLean Avenue on a report of a scooter driver having been struck by a vehicle, said Det. Lt. Dean Politopoulos, of ...

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