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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. Victim Strangled In Northern Westchester Domestic Incident, Police Say

    Victim Strangled In Northern Westchester Domestic Incident, Police Say

    A man is facing a series of charges after allegedly being involved in a domestic dispute, choking his victim and causing a child to fall near a set of stairs before fleeing in Northern Westchester, police announced.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to a Furnace Dock Road home in Cortlandt at approximately 3:45 p.m. on May 12, where there was a report of a domestic dispute ...

  2. Two Inmates Indicted For Violent Attack On Westchester Corrections Officer

    Two Inmates Indicted For Violent Attack On Westchester Corrections Officer

    Two inmates at the Westchester County Jail are facing new charges after hospitalizing a corrections officer last month who still has been unable to return to work.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced the indictment and arraignment of Mount Vernon resident Ishmael Ben Reuben and Yonkers resident Carlos Yarborough, who allegedly beat an officer while he was ...

  3. Video: Cuomo Visits Area, Declares State Of Emergency For Four Counties

    Video: Cuomo Visits Area, Declares State Of Emergency For Four Counties

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for four Hudson Valley counties as the state begins to recover from Tuesday’s storm that saw winds and rain take down trees and utility lines throughout the area.At a press conference in Putnam Valley on Wednesday, Cuomo issued the state of emergency for Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan Counties, including the deployment ...

  4. Duo Busted For DWI, Cocaine Possession During Westchester Stop, Police Say

    Duo Busted For DWI, Cocaine Possession During Westchester Stop, Police Say

    A traffic stop of a motorist driving without lights late at night led to a pair of misdemeanor charges for one man and a drug charge for another in Scarsdale over the weekend police said.While conducting DWI traffic enforcement on Post Road at approximately 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, a Scarsdale Police officer stopped White Plains resident Edwin Roberto Tonato, 33, for traveling ...

  5. Thousands Still Without Power In Westchester

    Thousands Still Without Power In Westchester

    More than 50,000 Westchester and Putnam residents remain without power following Tuesday’s storms that saw wind gusts and heavy rain topple trees and utility lines throughout the area.As of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, 50,584 Con Edison and NYSEG customers were still in the dark following the storm that brought wind gusts of up to 70 mph in the region.NYSEG took the biggest hit, with ...

  6. Thousands Without Power As Storm Slams Westchester

    Thousands Without Power As Storm Slams Westchester

    This story has been updated.Thousands are without power in Westchester and Putnam as a line of severe storms battered the area with heavy downpours, damaging winds and hail just as the evening commute began on Tuesday.As of 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, NYSEG reported  22,081 outages among its 32,806 customers in the areas it serves in Northern Westchester.In Putnam,  27,705 of 38,310 ...

  7. DOT 'Ready To Respond' To Severe Storms Headed To Hudson Valley

    DOT 'Ready To Respond' To Severe Storms Headed To Hudson Valley

    Click here for an updated story: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect For AreaThe New York State Department of Transportation is ready for the latest round of wild weather expected to hit the Hudson Valley on Tuesday.Severe thunderstorms and whipping winds are expected to strike the area during the evening commute, with gusts up to 65 mph expected, hail and potential tornado possibly ...

  8. Former Official In Westchester Gets Probation For Child Porn Charges

    Former Official In Westchester Gets Probation For Child Porn Charges

    A former Pelham Board of Trustee member who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges has been sentenced to 10 years probation.Former Trustee Christopher Reim was sentenced in Westchester County Court on Tuesday morning after pleading guilty to promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child earlier this year.Reim was ...

  9. Fugitive Teen In Westchester HS Stabbing Caught In Alabama

    Fugitive Teen In Westchester HS Stabbing Caught In Alabama

    Following a four-month manhunt, FBI investigators have tracked down a 15-year-old suspect in Alabama allegedly involved in a stabbing in New Rochelle in January.At approximately 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 18, the New Rochelle Police Department received a call from security guards at the high school reporting that a stabbing had occurred at the school, and the suspect was seen on video fleeing ...

  10. Demolition Of Grandstands At Westchester Icon Memorial Field Begins

    Demolition Of Grandstands At Westchester Icon Memorial Field Begins

    After years of discussion, debate and discourse, efforts to restore the once vibrant Memorial Field in Mount Vernon have begun in earnest.Earlier this year, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas announced a “two-prong” approach to reopen the once vibrant recreation hub that has laid in ruins for the better part of a decade.On Monday, the first shoe dropped, as demolition of the ...

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