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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. Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro To Pay Fine, Take Course For 119 MPH Ticket

    Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro To Pay Fine, Take Course For 119 MPH Ticket

    After several months, Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro has pleaded guilty to a speeding charge against her.New York State Police troopers stopped Pirro driving 119 miles per hour on Nov. 19 last year in the Town of Nichols, which is in upstate Tioga County near Owego and her hometown Elmira. When she was stopped by troopers, Pirro, who lives in ...

  2. Former Scarsdale HS Coaches Blame Parents For Their Departures

    Former Scarsdale HS Coaches Blame Parents For Their Departures

    A small, but vocal group of parents is reportedly to blame for the mass exodus of longtime varsity coaches at Scarsdale High School who have been dismissed in the past 18 months.Former coaches who have been ousted from the district in the past year and a half have taken issue with a small group of parents that allegedly are going over the coaches’ heads to district officials with ...

  3. Contract Reportedly Signed For Rockefeller $22M Pocantico Hills Estate

    Contract Reportedly Signed For Rockefeller $22M Pocantico Hills Estate

    The late David Rockefeller’s 75-acre Pocatino Hills estate in Mount Pleasant is reportedly in contract after it was put on the market for $22 million last fall.The property, listed by realtors for $22 million in September, includes a mansion that is more than 11,000-square-feet, complete with views of the Hudson River and the spacious grounds. There are several fireplaces, an elevator, ...

  4. Viral Video Shows Hudson Valley Gun Owner Cutting AR-15 To Pieces

    Viral Video Shows Hudson Valley Gun Owner Cutting AR-15 To Pieces

    A Hudson Valley gun owner has gained attention after posting a video that has been viewed millions of times of him sawing his AR-15 rifle, similar to the one used in last week's school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Florida.Middletown resident Scott-Dani Pappalardo, an admitted supporter of the Second Amendment posted the video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon, and it quickly gained ...

  5. Westchester Man Charged In Animal Cruelty Case Involving Toy Poodle

    Westchester Man Charged In Animal Cruelty Case Involving Toy Poodle

    A Westchester County man is facing an animal cruelty charge after a hospital asked local law enforcement officials to investigate the improper treatment of a dog in his care that broke its leg and was forced to amputate its leg.Michael Burguiere brought his toy poodle, now named Charlie Brown, to a Westchester animal hospital in July last year after if fractured its right leg, officials ...

  6. Man Suffers Serious Head Injury After Being Hit By Car In Valhalla

    Man Suffers Serious Head Injury After Being Hit By Car In Valhalla

    A man was hospitalized and seriously injured after being struck by a car outside Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla on Tuesday morning.A Westchester County Police spokesman confirmed that shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 20, a man in his 70s was walking on Woods Road near the hospital when he attempted to cross in front of the traffic and was struck by a car, leaving him with a head ...

  7. Man Enters Plea To New Charges In Westchester Crash That Killed Teen

    Man Enters Plea To New Charges In Westchester Crash That Killed Teen

    The driver of a BMW that crashed in Yonkers last year, killing his teenage passenger, has pleaded not guilty to new charges related to the fatal crash.Renzo Yance, 21, appeared at the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains on Tuesday after recently being indicted on charges that include felony counts of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and aggravated ...

  8. Poll: NYers Pick Trump As Least Favorite President, But Who's No. 1?

    Poll: NYers Pick Trump As Least Favorite President, But Who's No. 1?

    New Yorkers don’t think President Donald Trump is making the state great again.In a poll released by Siena College on Thursday, former President Barack Obama was named New York’s favorite of the six living current and former heads of state with a favorability rating of 67 percent (29 percent unfavorable), while Trump received a 33 percent favorability rating (62 percent ...

  9. Suspect Nabbed In Murder Of Missing Hudson Valley Man

    Suspect Nabbed In Murder Of Missing Hudson Valley Man

    A lengthy investigation into a missing man led to the arrest of a Hudson Valley man who is facing a murder charge after being apprehended.New York State Police troopers arrested Catskill resident Carlos Graham, 31, on Thursday following a year-long investigation that was launched in January 2017 following the disappearance of Brandyn Foster.The investigation - which was conducted by ...

  10. Man, Woman Face Multiple Charges After Northern Westchester Stop

    Man, Woman Face Multiple Charges After Northern Westchester Stop

    A late night Valentine’s Day traffic stop led to multiple charges for a Hudson Valley man violating an Order of Protection while in possession of drugs and an illegal weapon in Yorktown.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department stopped Carmel resident David Gonzalez, 44, at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday while on patrol on Lexington Avenue after he allegedly failed to maintain ...

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