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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Windsor Locks Woman Accused Of Attacking, Injuring Pair Of Police Officers Windsor Locks Woman Accused Of Attacking, Injuring Pair Of Police Officers
Windsor Locks Woman Accused Of Attacking, Injuring Pair Of Police Officers A Connecticut woman is behind bars after allegedly attacking and injuring two police officers who were performing a welfare check. The incident occurred in Hartford County around 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, in Windsor Locks. According to Lt. Paul Cherniack of the Windsor Locks Police, the two officers, one a case manager, were checking on Erica Verona, age 22, of Windsor Locks, who has a long history of aggressive behavior. The officers were speaking with Verona outside when she abruptly moved to her vehicle parked in the driveway, claiming she was “getting her vape pen." Worried f…
Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say
Duo Busted In Darien For Road Racing After Crashing, Police Say Two Fairfield County men were busted for alleged road racing after two crashes. The incident occurred in Darien on Friday, May 17, on Post Road. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police,  officers responded to the area of Post Rd near Hillside Ave for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles that were witnessed racing each other. Officers located one of the vehicles parked on Post Road, which had damage to the right side. Skoumbros said the other vehicle was in the parking area of a multifamily house, where it had struck three parked c…
Know Her? Woman Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Card In South Setauket, Police Say Know Her? Woman Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Card In South Setauket, Police Say
Know Her? Woman Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Card In South Setauket, Police Say Police and Crimestoppers on Long Island are asking the public for help identifying a woman who allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase a $2,000 computer. The incident occurred in South Setauket on Saturday, March 9. According to Suffolk County Police, the woman used a credit card, which had been reported stolen by a Smithtown woman, to purchase a laptop valued at $1,954 from Best Buy, located at 261 Pond Path, on March 9. The woman fled the store in a gray minivan. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with in…
1 Nabbed In Attempted Carjacking In Hamden Convenience Store Parking Lot, Police Say 1 Nabbed In Attempted Carjacking In Hamden Convenience Store Parking Lot, Police Say
1 Nabbed In Attempted Carjacking In Hamden Convenience Store Parking Lot, Police Say A juvenile was charged with allegedly attempting to carjack an occupied vehicle after forcefully throwing a driver to the ground in an attempt to steal their car. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10 a.m., Thursday, May 23, in Allentown Fresh at 1941 Dixwell Ave., in Hamden. According to Lt. Raymond Quinn of the Hamden Police, three males were reported to have forcefully thrown an elderly victim to the ground. One of the suspects then sat in the car and attempted to start it; however, the keys were with the victim. Unknown bystanders scared the suspects a…
2 Burglary Suspects Nabbed After Roof-Top Standoff With Stamford Police 2 Burglary Suspects Nabbed After Roof-Top Standoff With Stamford Police
2 Burglary Suspects Nabbed After Roof-Top Standoff With Stamford Police Police captured two Fairfield County men after a two-and-half-hour standoff on the roof of a restaurant they allegedly broke into.  The incident occurred in Stamford at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, on the roof of Hugo's Tacos on Stillwater Avenue. According to Stamford Police Assistant Chief Richard Conklin, the restaurant's owner was alerted to the break-in when he received notice of the burglar alarms going off. Conklin said that the owner accessed a live feed of the restaurant's security cameras and saw two men, identified as Kymani Robinson, age 23, and Tyreek Outlar, ag…
Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk
Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk A Fairfield County woman was charged with criminal mischief for spray painting "Save Gaza" on a crosswalk. The incident occurred in Westport on Thursday, May 23, on the crosswalk at Post Road East in the area of Main Street. According to Lt. Matthew Gouveia of the Westport Police, a Bridgeport resident identified as Katerina Hasiotis inked the words, which caused damage and resulted in temporary repairs being made. Gouveia said that the Town Highway Department responded Friday, May 24, to address the matter properly. Officers investigated, which led to identifying Hasiotis, who turne…
Know Him? Porch Pirate Wanted For Stealing Package At Norwalk Home Know Him? Porch Pirate Wanted For Stealing Package At Norwalk Home
Know Him? Porch Pirate Wanted For Stealing Package At Norwalk Home Police in Fairfield County are asking the public for help identifying a man who allegedly stole a package from the front porch of a home. The incident, which was caught on video, occurred in Norwalk around 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 21 in Norwalk. Norwalk Police said the man was driving a silver Honda. Anyone with information or who can help identify the individual is asked to contact Officer Sengul by telephone at 203-854-3113 or by email at Osengul@norwalkct.gov.
Suspicious Man Approaches Boy In Hudson Valley, Police Looking For Info Suspicious Man Approaches Boy In Hudson Valley, Police Looking For Info
Suspicious Man Approaches Boy In Hudson Valley, Police Looking For Info Police in the Hudson Valley are asking the public for information after a boy was approached by a man in a blue sedan while in his driveway. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 8:50 a.m., Friday, May 24, on South John Street in Pearl River. According to Lt. Michael Boysa of the Orangetown Police, a 10-year-old boy was in his driveway when a blue sedan pulled up in front of his home. After a while, the man got out of the car and "abruptly approached," the boy, Boysa said. The man is described as middle-aged, wearing a blue baseball-style cap and black pants. Boysa sa…
City Of Poughkeepsie Police Chief Calling It A Career After 40 Years City Of Poughkeepsie Police Chief Calling It A Career After 40 Years
City Of Poughkeepsie Police Chief Calling It A Career After 40 Years After over 40 years, a Hudson Valley police chief is calling it a career and retiring. City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Yvonne Flowers announced Tuesday, May 21, that Police Chief Tom Pape is retiring, effective Friday, May 24. The mayor also announced that Rich Wilson, who has served with the Police Department for over three decades, has been named Interim Police Chief. “I want to thank Chief Pape for his unyielding service and steady handling of the Police Department for these many years," Flowers said. "Chief Pape epitomizes the best in police professionalism and has …
Israeli Flag Defaced At Hudson Valley Service Center, Police Investigating Israeli Flag Defaced At Hudson Valley Service Center, Police Investigating
Israeli Flag Defaced At Hudson Valley Service Center, Police Investigating For the second time in two weeks, an Israeli flag has been the target of vandals at a Hudson Valley service station. The incident occurred in Rockland County early Friday, May 24, at the Monsey Service Center on Main Street in Monsey. According to Lauren Pepper, the manager of the center and daughter of the owner, Joe Kurek, another flag was stolen on Friday, May 17. They quickly replaced the stolen flag with a new one that was defaced sometime in the overnight hours of Thursday, May 23, into Friday, May 24, said Lt. Chris Franklin of the Ramapo Police. Franklin said the flag was defaced …
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