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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. Cuomo Chief Of Staff, Ex-Chris Christie Aide, Resigns Shortly After Hiring

    Cuomo Chief Of Staff, Ex-Chris Christie Aide, Resigns Shortly After Hiring

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reportedly losing his chief of staff just months after she entered his administration.Cuomo’s Chief of Staff Maria Comella is taking a position in the private sector, according to a Politico report, less than seven months after she signed on to head Cuomo’s administration.Comella made a name for herself nationally while working for Republican politicians ...

  2. Distribution Of $770M For 24K Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victims Starts

    Distribution Of $770M For 24K Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victims Starts

    The Department of Justice has begun its initial distribution of more than $750 million to victims of Bernie Madoff’s notorious Ponzi scheme, many of whom called the Hudson Valley home."We have recovered billions of dollars from third parties – not Mr. Madoff – and are now returning that money to tens of thousands of victims," Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said. ...

  3. Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled On Hutchinson River Parkway

    Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled On Hutchinson River Parkway

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists planning on traveling on the Hutchinson River Parkway this week can expect delays as the New York State Department of Transportation prepares for lane and ramp closures in Mount Vernon and Pelham.The NYSDOT issued an alert cautioning that lane and ramp closures are expected on the parkway between Exit 8 (Sandford Boulevard) and Exit 12 (East Lincoln ...

  4. Several Coyote Sightings Reported In White Plains

    Several Coyote Sightings Reported In White Plains

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Children and small pets may be at risk in White Plains following multiple coyote sightings in various locations throughout the city.The White Plains Department of Public Safety issued an alert this week warning residents to be on high alert following several sightings, the latest at the White Plains Rural Cemetery on North Broadway.According to police, "the ...

  5. Downed Trees Close Busy Road Near New Castle/Mount Kisco Border

    Downed Trees Close Busy Road Near New Castle/Mount Kisco Border

    Motorists have been advised to avoid a busy roadway near the border of New Castle and Mount Kisco after two trees landed on utility lines.The New Castle Police Department issued an alert on Friday afternoon warning drivers to avoid Croton Lake Road and Croton Avenue after two large trees fell and landed on live wires. Police said the roadways are now closed and will be closed for ...

  6. Company Chosen To Operate Westchester County Airport Announced

    Company Chosen To Operate Westchester County Airport Announced

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has announced the company that has been chosen to operate Westchester County Airport as part of a $1.1 billion public-private partnership.Manhattan-based Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation was the unanimous selection of three proposals that were submitted to a bi-partisan task force appointed by Astorino to “operate, ...

  7. Man Held For Extradition May Be Linked To Westchester Murder

    Man Held For Extradition May Be Linked To Westchester Murder

    A suspect who has been linked to the death of a Westchester woman in 2005 and the murder of a teenager in the Bronx is reportedly being extradited to New York after being busted for a traffic stop in Florida.According to multiple reports, Christopher Gonzalez, 39, is being held in Naples and awaiting extradition back to New York City after being pulled over for driving with a suspended ...

  8. Traffic Alert Issued For Downtown Chappaqua

    Traffic Alert Issued For Downtown Chappaqua

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The New Castle Police Department is cautioning motorists to avoid downtown as Con Edison conducts gas main work in Chappaqua.An alert was issued on Thursday morning advising that there is traffic congestion in the downtown area as crews continue working on South Greeley Avenue, causing delays.Police said that motorists should avoid the area, and those that ...

  9. Saw Mill River Parkway Reopens After Serious Crash That Injures Two

    Saw Mill River Parkway Reopens After Serious Crash That Injures Two

    This story has been updated.The New York State Department of Transportation announced shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday morning that both north and southbound lanes on the Saw Mill River Parkway have been reopened from the New York City line and Cross County Parkway following the accident investigation. The original story is below: WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The southbound side of ...

  10. 71 Motorists Slapped With Tickets In I-684 Detail

    71 Motorists Slapped With Tickets In I-684 Detail

    Dozens of motorists were ticketed in Bedford on Wednesday as New York State Police troopers conducted a special aggressive driving and speed enforcement detail on I-684.During the detail, 57 motorists were cited for speeding, while another three were cited for failure to wear a seatbelt and an additional 11 were issued tickets for other vehicle and traffic violations. In total, 71 ...

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