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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. Three Nabbed In Connection With 'Unsanctioned' Fairfield County Car Show, Police Say

    Three Nabbed In Connection With 'Unsanctioned' Fairfield County Car Show, Police Say

    Three Fairfield County men have been arrested for alleged reckless driving during an unsanctioned car show that caused numerous residents to complain.The three were arrested in connection with the car show that on Sunday, July 11, in the Town of Fairfield at the Brick Walk Plaza on Post Road."The Fairfield Police Department received multiple complaints of unreasonable noise ...

  2. Area Man Arrested For Causing $7,500 In Damage To Police Car, Police Say

    Area Man Arrested For Causing $7,500 In Damage To Police Car, Police Say

    A 54-year-old area man has been arrested for allegedly causing more than $7,500 in damage to a police car parked across the street from his home.Ulster County resident, Derek S. Winnie, of the Village of Saugerties, was arrested on Thursday, July 22 following an investigation into damage to a Saugerties Police car while parked at the Cantine Memorial Sports Complex,According to ...

  3. Fairfield County Duo Accused Of Stealing $398 Worth Of Items From Walmart

    Fairfield County Duo Accused Of Stealing $398 Worth Of Items From Walmart

    A Fairfield County man and woman were arrested for allegedly stealing more than $300 worth of merchandise from an area Walmart.Lamar Norris, age 35, and Shanna Kinch, age 30, both of Bridgeport, were arrested on Sunday, July 18 by Milford Police at the Walmart on Boston Post Road.According to police, the two are accused of stealing more than $398 worth of merchandise from the store.They ...

  4. Man Indicted For Attempting To Kill Deputy Sheriff Near School In Area, DA Says

    Man Indicted For Attempting To Kill Deputy Sheriff Near School In Area, DA Says

    An area man has been indicted for the alleged attempted murder of a deputy sheriff.Ulster County resident of Clayton Shafer, of Esopus, was indicted on Wednesday, July 21 by an Ulster County Grand Jury for the incident which took place in February.According to court documents, the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office received emergency calls from acquaintances on Tuesday, Feb. 9 to check on ...

  5. Fairfield County Man Arrested For Failing To Turn In Gun When Ordered, Police Say

    Fairfield County Man Arrested For Failing To Turn In Gun When Ordered, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man has been arrested for allegedly keeping a firearm that he was ordered to surrender following an arrest for domestic violence.Glenn Bollinger, age 25, of Darien, was arrested by Darien Police on Sunday, July 18, for the incident, which took place in December 2020, said Sgt. James Palmieri.At the time of his arrest, Bollinger surrendered any firearms he had in ...

  6. Bicyclist Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Fairfield County, Police Say

    Bicyclist Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Fairfield County, Police Say

    A bicyclist was injured after being struck by a car in Fairfield County.The incident happened around 6:30 a.m., Friday, July 23, in Stratford, on Nichols Avenue.The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene, and the cyclist was transported to an area hospital with injuries, Stratford PD Capt. Frank Eannotti said.Eannotti said the incident is still under investigation and did not say ...

  7. Mother, Baby Seriously Injured After Hudson Valley Barbershop Crash

    Mother, Baby Seriously Injured After Hudson Valley Barbershop Crash

    A woman and her baby were struck by a vehicle in Westchester before the driver then plowed into a barbershop.The incident took place around 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 23, on Lake Avenue in Yonkers.Yonkers Police Sgt. Frank DiDomizio said the driver first hit a parked vehicle, struck the two pedestrians, and then struck the building."The pedestrians were a mother and child who suffered ...

  8. Massachusetts Man Admits To Purchasing MBTA Passes Using Others' Identities

    Massachusetts Man Admits To Purchasing MBTA Passes Using Others' Identities

    A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with using stolen identities to fraudulently purchase more than $150,000 in MBTA passes. Kokou Kuakumensah, age 31, of Worcester, pleaded guilty on Thursday, July 22, to one count of wire fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft, said the U.S. Attorney's Office.Between ...

  9. Teen Nabbed With Box Cutter At Long Island Park, Police Say

    Teen Nabbed With Box Cutter At Long Island Park, Police Say

    A Long Island teen who allegedly had a box cutter at an area park has been arrested.Jarbar Henfield, age 18, was arrested on Thursday, July 22 by Nassau County Police in New Cassel after police received reports of a man with a gun at the Martin “Bunky” Reid Park.According to detectives, officers responded to a call for a person with a weapon at the park and were given a description of ...

  10. Body Of Missing Fairfield County Man Found In River, Police Say

    Body Of Missing Fairfield County Man Found In River, Police Say

    Police have located the body of a Fairfield County man in the Housatonic River who was the subject of a Silver Alert.Police said the body of Khristopher Whyte, age 36, was located on Thursday, July 22 in Stratford by local marine units searching the area.A Silver Alert was activated for Whyte after his property was found by a person walking across the Washington Bridge on Monday, ...

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