Kathy Reakes

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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.

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Town Of Newburgh Armed Home Invasion: Suspects On Run Town Of Newburgh Armed Home Invasion: Suspects On Run
Town Of Newburgh Armed Home Invasion: Suspects On Run Police in the Hudson Valley are searching for several men who allegedly forced their way into a home and robbed the family at gunpoint before locking them in the basement.  The incident occurred in Orange County around 5:40 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28 on Fletcher Drive in the town of Newburgh. According to Lt. Peter Talarico of the Newburgh Police, the robbery began when a man knocked on the door of the home dressed as an Amazon delivery person, holding a package. The man told the resident he had a package to deliver that needed a signature. When the resident opened the door wider to tak…
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy After three days of deliberations, a jury found the ex-girlfriend of the estranged husband of Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Farber Dulos guilty in connection with her disappearance nearly five years ago in a case in which Dulos, who has never been found, has been declared legally dead. Related: Missing New Canaan Mom Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge Michelle Troconis, age 49, was found guilty in Stamford on Friday, March 1, of all counts including conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and evidence tampering.  She is being held on a $6 million bond,…
Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old Wethersfield Woman ID'd As Victim Of Newington Crash Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old Wethersfield Woman ID'd As Victim Of Newington Crash
Fatal Crash: 27-Year-Old Wethersfield Woman ID'd As Victim Of Newington Crash A 27-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a crash involving a pedestrian on a busy Connecticut roadway. The crash occurred in Hartford County around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29 on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington. The victim, Katelyn Bruke, of Wethersfield, was struck by a vehicle near the Wren Kitchen, according to the Newington Police. She was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.  The vehicle's driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with police. The Mid-State Accident Reconstruction Squad is investigating the crash.…
Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store
Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store A Fairfield County man was charged with organized retail theft and larceny after allegedly stealing some $3,000 in goods from an area store. Ross Manley, age 33, of Fairfield, was arrested by Wilton Police on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Stamford Superior Court for the incident which took place in October 2022 at the Outdoor Sports Center in Wilton. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, a South Wilton business contacted the police to report shoplifting involving thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. Staff reported that the shoplifter had just left the store and was able to prov…
Know Him? Delivery Driver Wanted For Damaging Miller Place Mailbox Know Him? Delivery Driver Wanted For Damaging Miller Place Mailbox
Know Him? Delivery Driver Wanted For Damaging Miller Place Mailbox Police on Long Island are asking the public for help identifying a delivery driver who allegedly damaged a mailbox on Long Island. The incident took place in Miller Place around 6:10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25 on Dogwood Lane.  Suffolk County Police and Crime Stoppers officers say an Uber Eats driver struck a mailbox and fled the scene. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about the incident can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, or …
24-Year-Old Accused Of Stabbing Another Woman In Riverhead 24-Year-Old Accused Of Stabbing Another Woman In Riverhead
24-Year-Old Accused Of Stabbing Another Woman In Riverhead A Long Island woman was charged with assault after allegedly stabbing another woman during an altercation. The incident took place in Riverhead around 7:15 p.m.,  Thursday, Feb. 29 in the area of Osborn Avenue. Riverhead Police Det. Richard Freeborn said officers were called to a home on a report of an assault with a knife.  During an investigation, an adult woman was located with a stab wound to her right arm and injuries to her left hand, Freeborn said. The victim was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment.  The suspect, identified as Kiyana…
Man Known For 'Dispensary Bus' Busted Selling Pot In East Fishkill, Police Say Man Known For 'Dispensary Bus' Busted Selling Pot In East Fishkill, Police Say
Man Known For 'Dispensary Bus' Busted Selling Pot In East Fishkill, Police Say A Hudson Valley man known for his makeshift "dispensary bus" was busted for allegedly selling cannabis to people under the age of 21. The arrest took place in Dutchess County around 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26 in East Fishkill. According to East Fishkill Police, Orange County resident Eli E. Herrera, age 22, of Monroe, was charged with criminal sale of cannabis and unlawful sale of cannabis. Herrera's arrest comes following an investigation by the East Fishkill Police and the Dutchess County Drug Task Force.  The investigation found that Herrera allegedly sold cannabis out the rear of…
Former Glastonbury Police Officer Faces New Burglary Charge Former Glastonbury Police Officer Faces New Burglary Charge
Former Glastonbury Police Officer Faces New Burglary Charge A former Connecticut police officer who has been charged in numerous crimes sprees has been arrested again for allegedly burglarizing a restaurant and bar and making off with $76,000 in cash and items.  Hartford County resident Patrick Hemingway, age 37,  of Glastonbury, was charged on Wednesday, Feb. 28, for the Thursday, May 4, 2023 crime in Wethersfield. According to the Wethersfield Police, an investigation by the Detective Bureau, found that Hemingway had allegedly broke into Lucky Lou's Bar and Grill at 222 Main St., and made off with the cash and items.  Police said h…
Man Charged After Threatening To Kill Motorists At Stop Light In Wappingers Falls, Police Say Man Charged After Threatening To Kill Motorists At Stop Light In Wappingers Falls, Police Say
Man Charged After Threatening To Kill Motorists At Stop Light In Wappingers Falls, Police Say A man was arrested on an "extreme risk" protection order for allegedly scaring motorists during a road rage incident that was caught on a Ring camera in the region.  The incident took place in Dutchess County on Saturday, Feb. 24, in Wappingers Falls. Wappingers Falls Police said the department received notification from Ring Neighbors, a public online social media platform, on Saturday warning of a "possible crime" in the area. In the video, police said a man can be seen stopped at a traffic light threatening motorists that he had a gun in back. As a result, the department said it o…
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say A 27-year-old man has been charged with allegedly stealing pro-Israel yard signs in Fairfield County in front of a police officer. New York City resident William Banks, of Brooklyn, was charged with larceny on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Westport. Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police said on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, an investigation was launched after receiving complaints from residents of the theft of Israel Flag yard signs in the Colony Road neighborhood. While the investigating officer was speaking with a homeowner, the officer saw Banks driving a white vehicle, stealing another yard sign…
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