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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. Man Nabbed In Connection With Two Armed Robberies In Area, Police Say

    Man Nabbed In Connection With Two Armed Robberies In Area, Police Say

    A man wanted for two armed robberies has been arrested.Orange County resident Mark E. Jones, 62, of Newburgh, was arrested on Thursday, July 2, by the Town of Newburgh Police Department for the alleged robberies which occurred earlier this year, said Lt. James Nenni.The first one took place on Sunday, March 1, at the Gidney Ave. Sunoco, Ninni said. During the robbery, ...

  2. Arrest Made In Connection With 1998 Homicide Case Of 26-Year-Old CT Woman

    Arrest Made In Connection With 1998 Homicide Case Of 26-Year-Old CT Woman

    More than 22 years after the murder of a Connecticut woman while she was walking along a trail, police have arrested a person in connection with the case.Farmington Police, in Hartford County, have been working the homicide of 26-year-old Agnieszka Ziemlewski (Agnes or Niki as her friends knew her), since 1998 when she found shot to death.On Sunday, June 28, they arrested Katherine ...

  3. Man Nabbed For DUI After Sideswiping Three Vehicles, Crashing Mercedes, Fairfield Police Say

    Man Nabbed For DUI After Sideswiping Three Vehicles, Crashing Mercedes, Fairfield Police Say

    A 48-year-old man was arrested after allegedly sideswiping three vehicles in his Mercedes SUV before rolling his vehicle. Daniel Kohler, of Fairfield, was arrested in Fairfield County around 8:30 p.m., Saturday, June 27, following the single-vehicle crash, said Fairfield Police Lt. Robert Kalamaras.According to Kalamaras, Kohler was driving his Mercedes SUV north on Reef Road from ...

  4. Popular Restaurant Closes One Of Its Hudson Valley Locations

    Popular Restaurant Closes One Of Its Hudson Valley Locations

    A Westchester County hotspot known for its amazing pizza and meatballs, and unusual, but yummy, eggplant chips, has closed one its locations.Polpettina, in Larchmont, closed its door in June, after facing two battles, one with the landlord, and one with the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).Open since 2013, the owners of the Larchmont Avenue restaurant posted on Instagram that ...

  5. Speeding ATV Driver Injured After Hitting Turning Vehicle, Police Say

    Speeding ATV Driver Injured After Hitting Turning Vehicle, Police Say

    An ATV driver who was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed and slammed into a vehicle received non-life-threatening injuries.Bridgeport Police were notified of the incident around 3:24 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, when the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center received a report of a crash at the intersection of North Avenue and Sylvan Avenue, said Scott Appleby, director of the ...

  6. Photos: Fisherman Recounts Close Encounter With Black Bear In Candlewood Lake

    Photos: Fisherman Recounts Close Encounter With Black Bear In Candlewood Lake

    An area fisherman who was out for a day of fun in Northern Fairfield County on Candlewood Lake with two buddies ended up catching great shots of a bear swimming in the water instead of fish.Thomas Spitzfaden, of Danbury, said he recently invited two buddies to go fishing when they maneuvered the boat to pick up what they thought was a log floating in the water."We left my dock in ...

  7. Area Woman Wanted For Murder In Tennessee Nabbed By Police

    Area Woman Wanted For Murder In Tennessee Nabbed By Police

    An area woman wanted for a murder committed out of state was nabbed by police. Orange County resident Diana Grosso, 59 of Otisville, was apprehended on Wednesday, July 1, by New York State Police and the City of Middletown Police Department, said Trooper Steven Nevel.According to Nevel, Grosso was wanted as a fugitive from justice for second-degree murder in Crossville, ...

  8. Property Brothers Home Listed For Sale In Greenwich

    Property Brothers Home Listed For Sale In Greenwich

    A Fairfield County home that was featured in an episode of the HGTV series "Property Brothers," is on the market.The Greenwich home, at 64 Richland Road, was the star of a 2016 episode of the show when Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott renovated the 1920s home, said, Linna Yuen of Coldwell Banker.During the renovation, the "brothers" updated the home for a modern lifestyle while ...

  9. LI House Fire Deemed Suspicious After Residents Hear Breaking Glass, Then Smoke, Police Say

    LI House Fire Deemed Suspicious After Residents Hear Breaking Glass, Then Smoke, Police Say

    A "suspicious" house fire on Long Island is being investigated by the bomb squad after the residents awoke to the sound of breaking glass and then a fire.The Nassau County Arson Bomb Squad said the fire took place around 1:20 a.m., on Thursday, July 2, in Westbury.According to detectives, a female, 27, was in her Madison Street bedroom when she heard glass break and started to ...

  10. Man Loses Fingers, Critical Injuries After Fireworks Explode In His Hands, Stamford Police Say

    Man Loses Fingers, Critical Injuries After Fireworks Explode In His Hands, Stamford Police Say

    A Fairfield County man was critically wounded after allegedly setting off fireworks that exploded in his hands, removing at least one of his fingers and causing extensive damage.The incident took place around 8:50 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, at Scalzi Park in Stamford, said Assistant Police Chief Tom Wuennemann.According to Wuennemann, an officer who was in the area heard a "very ...

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