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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.
Norwalk Vape Shop Sold To Minors, Open Without Permit, Police Say
A Fairfield County vape shop employee was charged with illegal/manufacture of cannabis for allegedly selling marijuana to minors following an investigation.
Jelani Carrion, age 30, of Norwalk, was charged during a warrant search of Vapesmart Vape Shop, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 203 Liberty Square, in Norwalk.
"This investigation was the result of numerous complaints regarding the sale of marijuana without a proper license and the sale of vape products to minors," said Lt. Tomasz Podgorski, of the Norwalk Police.
The following items from the shop during the search cond…
18-Year-Old Ellington Dirt Biker Nabbed For Reckless Driving On I-84 By TikTok Video
An 18-year-old Connecticut dirt bike rider has been hit with multiple charges for allegedly driving recklessly on I-84, causing a traffic hazard, said state police.
Tolland County resident Hunter Shawn Laforest, of Ellington, was charged on Friday, Sept. 22 by state police for the incident that was caught on video and placed on TikTok on Sunday, June 25.
According to Connecticut State Police, troopers have received multiple complaints regarding dirtbikes riding on roadways, operating recklessly, doing "wheelies," and causing traffic hazards.
On June 25, a video posted on TikTok was b…
Danbury Man Charged With Faking Armed Kidnapping, Robbery At Stop & Shop, Police Say
A Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly reporting a kidnapping and armed robbery in the parking lot of a Stop & Shop.
Danbury resident Diego Vizhco, age 38, was charged on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for falsely reporting a robbery on Newtown Road on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the store on Newtown Road.
According to Danbury. Police, Vizhco initially told police that he and his family had been kidnapped at gunpoint in the parking lot of Stop & Shop. He then told police that he was forced to drive to the Bank of America on Main Street, withdraw cash, and then driv…