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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers Hospitalized As Flu Outbreak Spreads

    Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers Hospitalized As Flu Outbreak Spreads

    Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers - including hundreds in the Hudson Valley - have been hospitalized this week following a swift increase in flu cases that were reported, according to health officials.Officials said that 1,606 New Yorkers were among those hospitalized this week with lab-confirmed flu cases, marking the highest weekly number in more than a decade, prompting health officials to ...

  2. Lane Closures Scheduled During Taconic Parkway Work In Mount Pleasant

    Lane Closures Scheduled During Taconic Parkway Work In Mount Pleasant

    Lane closures have been scheduled on the Taconic State Parkway in Westchester County as contracting crews continue work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that there will be lane closures over the weekend for the double north and south sides of the Taconic State Parkway between the Sprain Brook Parkway and Route 117 in the town of Mount Pleasant from 8 ...

  3. Lane Closures Scheduled For New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane Closures Scheduled For New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane closures have been scheduled near the new Tappan Zee Bridge as contracting crews continue work overnight.Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to re-stripe the westbound lanes near the new bridge beginning on Friday night, Jan. 19 requiring lane closures on I-87 and I-287.One left lane is scheduled to be closed at 8 p.m. on Friday night, with an additional lane closed each ...

  4. Metro-North Adds Trains In Advance Of Women's March

    Metro-North Adds Trains In Advance Of Women's March

    With increased ridership expected for Saturday’s Women’s March in Manhattan, Metro-North will be adding trains to accommodate marchers.Metro-North will run four extra trains on Saturday, with two extra morning trains on the Hudson Line and New Haven Line. A Metro-North spokesperson said that the organization will “operate additional service int he afternoon on an as-needed basis.” ...

  5. Police In Westchester Search For Teen Suspect Following Student Stabbing

    Police In Westchester Search For Teen Suspect Following Student Stabbing

    The New Rochelle Police Department stayed true to its word, increasing uniformed patrols outside the high school as they search for a teenage suspect following the third violent incident involving students in the past two weeks.A search is underway by police for a teenage suspect following Thursday’s stabbing at the New Rochelle High School, which came a day after a teenage student ...

  6. Man At Large After Strangling Victim In Westchester Domestic Incident

    Man At Large After Strangling Victim In Westchester Domestic Incident

    State Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man accused of strangling his victim before fleeing through a window to evade arrest in Northern Westchester.An alert was issued this week for Davon Olin, who is wanted by state police and Town of Somers Court for an incident last year at a Somers residence, when he allegedly strangled his victim, provided ...

  7. TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    It’s a new year, but the sentiment is the same when it comes to Hudson Valley residents’ opinions regarding the naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.Ever since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name for the new Tappan Zee span, the vocal outcry against the name has been heard loudly and often, including the change.org ...

  8. Westchester County Jail Female Officer Hospitalized After Assault By Inmate

    Westchester County Jail Female Officer Hospitalized After Assault By Inmate

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A female correction officer at the Westchester County Jail was hospitalized after being assaulted by an inmate, according to multiple sources.While working on her assigned post, Westchester Correction Association President Brooke Jones said that a female officer was punched in the mouth by an inmate on Wednesday, Jan. 17, causing her to fall backward and ...

  9. Police Investigate Identity Theft Of Nearly $10,000 In Westchester

    Police Investigate Identity Theft Of Nearly $10,000 In Westchester

    Police in Scarsdale are investigating a case of identity theft that saw a village resident taken for nearly $10,000 on numerous allegedly stolen credit cards.An Aspen Road resident reported to police over the weekend that she had received a letter from the Macy’s department store, notifying her that approximately $1,200 worth of merchandise from the store had been purchased with a ...

  10. New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    As the death toll continues to rise nationwide, area residents are being urged by health officials to take action against the flu to protect themselves and the people around them.Influenza activity has been rampant throughout the country, with more than 60,000 confirmed cases during the season, according to the CDC. In the first week of the year alone, there were 11,718 confirmed cases ...

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