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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Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say
Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County man is facing a host of charges, including operating under the influence, following a crash with his children in the car in which he had to be revived with Narcan, police say. The incident occurred on I-95 in Westport on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Alexander Gomez, age 33, of Westport, was charged on Thursday, April 11, by Connecticut State Police following an investigation. According to the arrest report, a state police officer was patrolling I-95 in Westport when he saw a grey Infiniti travel across all three travel lanes into the grassy area of the Exit 18 gore area. The…
Rockland County Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say Rockland County Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say
Rockland County Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say This story has been updated. A Hudson Valley man is recovering after being stabbed by another man he did not know in his driveway. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, on Trailside Place in Ramapo. According to Lt. Chris Franklin with the Ramapo Police, officers responding to a reported assault found the local resident who had been stabbed multiple times by an unknown suspect. The victim was stabbed multiple times and removed from the scene to the hospital, Franklin said. Franklin said patrol officers located a possible suspect, and he was&n…
Minor Injuries Reported In Ramapo Crash Involving Utility Pole Minor Injuries Reported In Ramapo Crash Involving Utility Pole
Minor Injuries Reported In Ramapo Crash Involving Utility Pole Two people were injured in a crash involving a utility pole in Rockland County. The crash occurred in Ramapo on Friday, April 12, in the morning at the Viola Road and Maple Avenue intersection. The following roads are closed: Viola Road shut down between College Road and Concord Drive W Maple Avenue is closed between Viola Road and Smolley Drive Ramapo Police say two people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries by Hatzoloh EMS of Rockland County.  Monsey Fire Department and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. are on the scene.  The crash site.  Ramapo P…
ID Released For Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Devens Health Center ID Released For Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Devens Health Center
ID Released For Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Devens Health Center The identity of a Massachusetts man who allegedly deliberately crashed into the front of a psychiatric hospital has been released by officials. Related: Driver Dies After Deliberate Crash Into Devens Health Center The incident occurred in Worcester County around 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, at 85 Patton Road in Devens. On Thursday, April 12, Lindsay Corcoran of the Worcester County District Attorney's Office identified John M. Ahern Jr., age 62, of West Boylston, as the person who crashed into the front of the building at 85 Patton Road in Devens.  The truck was on fir…
School In Fairfield Receives Threat Of Violence, Placed In Lockdown School In Fairfield Receives Threat Of Violence, Placed In Lockdown
School In Fairfield Receives Threat Of Violence, Placed In Lockdown A Fairfield County high school was placed on lockdown after receiving a threat of violence. The incident occurred at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield around 1 p.m., Thursday, April 11. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, the school received a telephone threat of violence and notified the police. The school was placed into lockdown while officers completed an assessment of the threat and determined that all students and staff were safe, Stahl said. "At this time, we believe this to be a swatting incident and that the call to the school was not made from the imm…
Motorist Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Drugs: Police Motorist Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Drugs: Police
Motorist Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Drugs: Police A Connecticut motorist who allegedly fled the scene of a crash was caught hiding with drugs and cash, police said. The incident occurred in Ridgefield at around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in the area of 786 Ridgebury Road. According to Capt. Jeff Raines of the Ridgefield Police, officers responded to a motorcycle accident report and found the vehicle lying in the roadway but no rider. During a search of the area, officers found a jacket and a backpack in a nearby yard containing a "large amount" of narcotics and a firearm, Raines said. He added that a short time later, officers lo…
Man From Region Charged With Robbery Of Gas Station Man From Region Charged With Robbery Of Gas Station
Man From Region Charged With Robbery Of Gas Station A 38-year-old man from the region was charged with the alleged robbery of a gas station and attempted robbery of a dollar store.  Sullivan County resident Ollen Eck III, of Livingston Manor, was charged on Tuesday, April 9, for the Saturday, March 16 robbery of the Sunoco gas station, and the attempted robbery of the Dollar General, both in Livingston Manor on Monday, March 18, according to the New York State Police.  Following his arrest, Eck was remanded to the Sullivan County Jail. State Police were assisted by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and the Village of Monticello…
17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover New Haven Crash 17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover New Haven Crash
17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover New Haven Crash A teen girl is dead, and a teen boy was seriously injured in a rollover crash on a busy Connecticut highway. The crash occurred in New Haven on I-91 southbound around 10 p.m., Wednesday, April 10. According to the Connecticut State Police, Isabela Jane Osler, age 17, of Branford in New Haven County, was killed after she was ejected from a 1993 Jeep Cherokee she was riding in during the crash with a truck and flatbed trailer. The driver, a New Haven County 17-year-old boy from Hamden, was seriously injured and transported to Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, state police said. Accordin…
Pair Of Winning Powerball Tickets Worth $100K Sold In Rockland County Pair Of Winning Powerball Tickets Worth $100K Sold In Rockland County
Pair Of Winning Powerball Tickets Worth $100K Sold In Rockland County Two lottery players have a pocketful of cash after purchasing a winning third-prize Powerball ticket in the Hudson Valley. According to the New York Lottery, the winning tickets were sold in Rockland County at the Shell Gas Station, owned by MS Corp, located at 255 S. Main St., in New City.  The winners picked four correct numbers, and the Powerball won with extra help by purchasing a Powerplay ticket, lottery officials said.  The winning numbers for the Wednesday, April 10 game were 6-7-12-24-36 and a Powerball of 15. No word yet on who the winners are. We will keep you posted.…
CT Inspector General Investigating Hartford Woman's Death While In Police Custody CT Inspector General Investigating Hartford Woman's Death While In Police Custody
CT Inspector General Investigating Hartford Woman's Death While In Police Custody The Connecticut Office of Inspector General is investigating the death of a 49-year-old woman who was in police custody. Linda Praylow, of Hartford, died in a holding cell on Sunday, April 7, while in the custody of the Hartford Police. She was arrested on Friday, April 5, for two outstanding warrants and held on a $20,000 bond. Police did not say what the warrants were for. On Sunday, during the early morning hours, Praylow was discovered unresponsive in her cell, Inspector General Robert Devlin Jr. said.  Devlin said Hartford Police rendered medical aid, and American Medi…
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