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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. Two Popular Afternoon Talk Shows Will Spotlight Missing Mom Case

    Two Popular Afternoon Talk Shows Will Spotlight Missing Mom Case

    Two popular afternoon talk shows will feature the case of the mother of five who went missing in Fairfield County.Dr. Oz and the Dr. Phil Show will both focus on the case by talking with friends, family, and people who knew both Jennifer Farber Dulos and her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, who has been arrested twice in connection with the case. Both shows air at 3 p.m., Thursday, ...

  2. Man Arrested For Disturbance On School Bus, Police Say

    Man Arrested For Disturbance On School Bus, Police Say

    A 74-year-old man was arrested for stopping in front of a school bus, getting on board and then arguing with the driver in front of children in Fairfield County.Donald Hutchinson, 74, was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 18, when the Shelton Police were called to Indian Wells Road for a man causing a disturbance on a Shelton school bus, said Shelton Police Det. Richard Bango.Once on ...

  3. Beloved Elephant At Connecticut Fairs Dies At 54

    Beloved Elephant At Connecticut Fairs Dies At 54

    Beulah, the beloved elephant who has appeared at Connecticut fairs and Big E events across the region has died at the age of 54.Tim Commerford of Commerford’s Petting Zoo in Goshen, Connecticut said Beulah died of natural causes, according to a necropsy.“We are heartbroken," the Commerford family said. "We have lost a member of our family. Beulah was 54, the matriarch of our family. ...

  4. Spring Valley Man Caught Stealing From ShopRite In Stony Point, Police Say

    Spring Valley Man Caught Stealing From ShopRite In Stony Point, Police Say

    A 29-year-old man was allegedly caught stealing from the ShopRite store in Stony Point.Kevin Michel, of Spring Valley, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 6, after Stony Point police received a report of a man shoplifting in ShopRite, said Stony Point Police Lt. Daniel J Hylas.According to police, Michel was observed leaving the store with a handbasket containing stolen merchandise and then ...

  5. Long Island-Based Manufacturer Lays Off 340

    Long Island-Based Manufacturer Lays Off 340

    More than 300 people, including 44 locally, were left jobless when Premier Fixtures LLC, a Hauppauge-based manufacturer of customized merchandising displays and fixtures, closed its door last week.The company, known for its custom architectural woodwork, filed a WARN notice with the state Labor Department saying the company would close on the same day it filed the notice on Wednesday, ...

  6. Man Killed When Car, Tractor-Trailer Crash On Route 9

    Man Killed When Car, Tractor-Trailer Crash On Route 9

    One person was killed after the vehicle they were driving was hit by a tractor-trailer on Route 9, taking down multiple power lines and closing the roadway for hours.The incident in Putnam County took place around 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, when the unidentified man, driving a white Jeep, collied with the truck as they turned left off Snake Hill Roa in Garrison, said Putnam County ...

  7. CT Woman Charged With Embezzlement, Fraud, ID Theft

    CT Woman Charged With Embezzlement, Fraud, ID Theft

    A 34-year-old woman was arrested on multiple counts of alleged embezzlement and fraud targeting seniors living in Bridgeport nursing and rehabilitation centers.Melissa Meole, of North Branford, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 17, on a federal criminal complaint charging her with embezzlement, fraud, and identity theft, said John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of ...

  8. Firefighter Injured After Blaze Breaks Out At Home In Yonkers

    Firefighter Injured After Blaze Breaks Out At Home In Yonkers

    A firefighter received a minor injury battling a blaze in a home that was allegedly illegally occupied in Westchester.The fire at 10 Baldwin Place, was detected around 3:08 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, when a Yonkers police officer detected an odor of smoke and requested firefighters to the area to investigate, said Yonkers Fire Deputy Chief Of Personnel Daniel P. Flynn. After ...

  9. Boater Stranded Overnight Rescued By Sheriff's Marine Unit

    Boater Stranded Overnight Rescued By Sheriff's Marine Unit

    A man who was adrift in the Hudson River after his boat engine died was rescued by members of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit.The rescue took place around 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, when deputies located a boater who was stranded overnight on the Hudson River, said Dutchess County Sheriff's Office Lt. Shawn Castano.Deputies were conducting a maritime training ...

  10. Body Found Floating In Water Off Stamford Marina

    Body Found Floating In Water Off Stamford Marina

    Stamford Police found a body floating in the water off Cummmings Park Marina after receiving a 911 call from a boater.The body was discovered around 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, after a boater in the channel off West Beach came upon the body, said Stamford Police Lt. Michael A. Noto.Stamford Fire Department, Stamford Police Department, and Stamford Emergency Medical Services ...

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