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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Police: Peeping Tom Busted With Illegal Drugs, Weapons In Westchester

    Police: Peeping Tom Busted With Illegal Drugs, Weapons In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Following a lengthy investigation police in Yonkers have busted a man who allegedly recorded intimate images of a woman without her knowledge or permission.A police investigation was launched on Sunday, Sept. 17 by the Yonkers Police Department into an unlawful surveillance incident at a Cook Avenue home after a 26-year-old woman made a complaint to ...

  2. One Of New York's Longest-Serving Inmates Is In Westchester

    One Of New York's Longest-Serving Inmates Is In Westchester

    Some of the longest-serving inmates in the New York State prison system are among the criminals currently housed in correctional facilities in the Hudson Valley.Among the 50 longest serving inmates in prison in New York, three are currently incarcerated at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Dutchess County, with another at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining.Inmate Fred ...

  3. Police: Knife Brandishing Man Arrested After Hiding In Mount Kisco Basement

    Police: Knife Brandishing Man Arrested After Hiding In Mount Kisco Basement

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - Westchester County Police arrested a knife-wielding man in Mount Kisco who attempted to hide from responding officers in the basement of his apartment building.County police received an emergency 911 call at approximately 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from residents on Gregory Avenue reporting that a fellow tenant had attacked them with a large knife following an ...

  4. Westchester Man Caught With Hundreds Of Images Of Child Porn, DA Says

    Westchester Man Caught With Hundreds Of Images Of Child Porn, DA Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester man is facing a felony charge after being caught with a collection of child porn at his home computer.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday that 29-year-old Richard Silva of Yonkers has been arraigned on a felony charge of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child.According to Scarpino, the ...

  5. Westchester 'Ghost Boat' Owner Faces Rape, Child Porn Charges, Reports Say

    Westchester 'Ghost Boat' Owner Faces Rape, Child Porn Charges, Reports Say

    The owner of the abandoned “ghost boat” that washed up on a Florida shore following Hurricane Irma is reportedly in jail and facing rape charges for accosting a fellow boater.Jeffrey Sundwall, the owner of the ship that made landfall on a beach in Melbourne Beach on Tuesday, is currently in the Monroe County Jail in Florida, where he is facing numerous charges as a result of an incident ...

  6. Tractor-Trailer Driver Hospitalized After Crashing Into Westchester Yard

    Tractor-Trailer Driver Hospitalized After Crashing Into Westchester Yard

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A truck driver was hospitalized after losing control of his tractor-trailer and landing in the front yard of a Rye home off the I-287 exit ramp from I-95 early on Friday morning.Shortly after 6 a.m. on Friday morning, police said the driver, whose name has not been released, lost control of his rig - which was carrying gummy bears and Swedish Fish - and ...

  7. Police Investigating 'KKK' Graffiti At Scarsdale High School

    Police Investigating 'KKK' Graffiti At Scarsdale High School

    Police are investigating a case of homophobic and xenophobic graffiti that was spray painted at Scarsdale High School.Graffiti consisting of the letters “KKK” was discovered near the tennis courts at high school this past weekend, prompting a response from police, local and school officials.According to a scarsdale10583.com report, there was also a homophobic slur and images of ...

  8. Sex Offender Registration For Ex-Greeley Teacher To Be Done In Writing

    Sex Offender Registration For Ex-Greeley Teacher To Be Done In Writing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The hearing to determine former Chappaqua Central School District drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel sex offender level will reportedly take place behind closed doors. Schraufnagel served as a drama teacher at Horace Greeley High School from 2003 until his resignation in 2015. He was accused of having sexual contact with three high school students over a ...

  9. Year-Long Bridge Work To Start In Southern Westchester

    Year-Long Bridge Work To Start In Southern Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A temporary bridge will be set up adjacent to the East 3rd Street bridge connecting Pelham and Mount Vernon as crews prepare for a year-long reconstruction project on the structure.An alert has been issued by the New York State Department of Transportation to Westchester County motorists cautioning that beginning on Monday, Sept. 25, contracting crews would ...

  10. Police: Man Brandishes Knife, Screwdriver In Northern Westchester Incident

    Police: Man Brandishes Knife, Screwdriver In Northern Westchester Incident

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A drunken fight in Cortlandt involving a suspect wielding a screwdriver as a weapon has led to multiple charges for a Westchester County man, state police said.New York State troopers were dispatched to Arlington Court on Tuesday, Sept. 19, where there were reports of a domestic dispute between two people involving a knife.Upon arrival, troopers reported that ...

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