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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. Route 9W Reopens Following 11-Vehicle Pileup In Orange County

    Route 9W Reopens Following 11-Vehicle Pileup In Orange County

    All lanes of Route 9W have reopened following an 11-vehicle pileup that closed the roadway for several hours.According to the state Department of Transportation, the crash took place southbound north of Route 218 around 7:22 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, near the West Point Overlook in Orange County. All four lanes of traffic, both north and southbound were closed as Town of Highlands ...

  2. Helicopter Pilot Makes Emergency Landing Off Long Island Coast

    Helicopter Pilot Makes Emergency Landing Off Long Island Coast

    A privately-owned helicopter made an emergency landing off the Long Island coast.The incident took place around 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, near Wantagh when the 64-year-old pilot had to ditch the aircraft due to weather conditions at North Meadow Island in the area of the Loop Parkway, said the Nassau County Police.Nassau County Police Marine 4 was able to locate the victim and with ...

  3. Suspect From Out Of State Nabbed For 2016 MS-13 Long Island Murder

    Suspect From Out Of State Nabbed For 2016 MS-13 Long Island Murder

    Police nabbed an out-of-state-wanted man wanted for the 2016 MS-13 murder of a Long Island man found in a park.Carlos A. Lopez-Campos was arrested on Monday, Oct. 19, for the murder of Estiven Abrego Gomez, who was killed on August 20, 2016, in Greenlawn Park when he was 18 years old.Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, ...

  4. New Details: Three Hospitalized After School Bus Crash In Orange County

    New Details: Three Hospitalized After School Bus Crash In Orange County

    Three people are in critical condition, including a female elementary school student, following a school bus crash with a truck in the Hudson Valley.The crash took place around 8:21 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Orange County on Route 207 in the Town of New Windsor.The crash occurred when a commercial tree service truck that was heading westbound on Route 207 at Little Britain ...

  5. Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Area

    Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Area

    A 37-year-old man was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle while walking along a roadway.Dutchess County resident Terrance J. Hector, 37, was struck around 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Wappinger on New Hamburg Road by a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, said Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police.When troopers arrived at the scene, they found Hector, a resident ...

  6. Dump Truck Crashes Into House On Long Island, Landing In Kitchen

    Dump Truck Crashes Into House On Long Island, Landing In Kitchen

    A dump truck slammed into a home early Wednesday, Oct. 21, landing in the kitchen of a Long Island home.The incident took place in Suffolk County around 7:20 a.m., at 138 Plymouth Blvd., in Smithtown, said the Suffolk County Police.According to Suffolk County Fourth Precinct officers, the dump truck driver lost control before crashing into the house.There were no injuries. The Smithtown ...

  7. Three Hospitalized After Orange County School Bus Crash Involving Students

    Three Hospitalized After Orange County School Bus Crash Involving Students

    This story has been updatedThree people are in critical condition, including a female elementary school student, following a school bus crash with a truck in the Hudson Valley.The crash took place around 8:21 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Orange County on Route 207 in the Town of New Windsor.The crash occurred when a commercial tree service truck that was heading westbound on Route ...

  8. Police Asking Public For Help IDing Two Armed Robbers At Area Market

    Police Asking Public For Help IDing Two Armed Robbers At Area Market

    Police are asking the public for help identifying two armed men who robbed an area market.The incident took place around 6:50 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Ansonia, at the S&A Mart, at 95 Division St., when the two men entered the market and demanded the employee turn over all the money in the cash register, said Ansonia Police Lt. Patrick Lynch.Several hundred dollars and store ...

  9. Trio Nabbed For Drag Racing In Westchester After Chase Ends With BMW Crashing Into Cruiser

    Trio Nabbed For Drag Racing In Westchester After Chase Ends With BMW Crashing Into Cruiser

    Three men were arrested and a loaded handgun was seized after Westchester County Police interrupted an illegal speed contest Monday, Oct. 19, on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers.At 2:25 a.m. Monday, a patrol sergeant observed two vehicles racing northbound on the Saw Mill near McLean Avenue. The sergeant attempted to stop one of the vehicles, a blue BMW, near Yonkers Avenue, ...

  10. 32-Year-Old Charged For Late September Murder In Bridgeport

    32-Year-Old Charged For Late September Murder In Bridgeport

    A Bridgeport man has been arrested for the September murder of another man who was gunned down on a city street.Ricardo Torres, 32, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 20 by Detective Robert Winkler for the Sept. 24 murder of Jorge Tirado on Fox Street, said Lt. Christopher LaMaine.Tirado, 36, was found slumped over the wheel of a vehicle that had crashed into a tree in Black Rock, ...

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