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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. Swerving, Speeding Motorist Busted For DWI In Westchester, Police Say

    Swerving, Speeding Motorist Busted For DWI In Westchester, Police Say

    A Westchester County motorist was busted with a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit after being spotting speeding and repeatedly swerving over pavement markings in Scarsdale during an early morning drive.An officer conducting traffic enforcement at approximately 4 a.m. on Friday morning on Weaver Street stopped New Rochelle resident Emannuel Gonzalez, 25, after he was ...

  2. Stolen Audi Found In Northern Westchester

    Stolen Audi Found In Northern Westchester

    An Audi that was stolen from a Mount Vernon service center was recovered on the side of the Saw Mill River Parkway in Northern Westchester this week.The car was stolen from the Classic Audi service center on North MacQuesten Parkway, after its owner dropped off the vehicle on Saturday following an airbag recall that was announced earlier this year.Police said that the car was found on ...

  3. $5.1M, 5-Mile Route 22 Resurfacing Project Starts

    $5.1M, 5-Mile Route 22 Resurfacing Project Starts

    A multi-million dollar resurfacing project is underway on two of Westchester's busiest roadways.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that a $5.1 million repaving project is underway that will see the paving of five miles of Route 22 in Scarsdale and Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers.Officials said that "these high traffic locations are fundamental to the mobility and ...

  4. Westchester Officials Form 'School Safety Commission' For Students, Teachers

    Westchester Officials Form 'School Safety Commission' For Students, Teachers

    With the new school year just weeks away, elected officials in Westchester have formed a new “School Safety Commission,” which will be tasked with “facilitating and implementing best practices to keep students, faculty and staff safe while in (area) schools.”Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., and County Executive George Latimer announced the creation of the ...

  5. Armonk Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    Armonk Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    A Westchester man was busted for allegedly drinking and driving in Fairfield County, leading to a crash in Greenwich.Investigators from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Sheep Hill Road and Old Orchard Road, where there was a report of the crash in the area.Police said that upon arrival at the crash scene, they “detected the strong, distinct order ...

  6. SPCA Of Westchester To Host 'Clear The Shelter' Adoption Event

    SPCA Of Westchester To Host 'Clear The Shelter' Adoption Event

    The SPCA of Westchester is teaming with NBC to help find “forever homes” for some animals in need of a good owner.The annual Clear the Shelter Adoption Event has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, where there will be adoption fees waived or reduced during the special one-day event. It’s being hosted at the SPCA of Westchester’s care campus, located at 590 North ...

  7. Man Caught Using Fake License To Try To Steal $7K From Northern Westchester Bank, Police Say

    Man Caught Using Fake License To Try To Steal $7K From Northern Westchester Bank, Police Say

    A man already in custody at the Putnam County Jail is facing new charges after allegedly attempting to steal thousands of dollars from Key Bank in Northern Westchester.A Yorktown Police detective was dispatched to Key Bank in the Jefferson Valley Mall on May 2, to investigate an attempted larceny. Police said that the investigation determined that on April 28, Bronx resident Victor ...

  8. Westchester Man Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Wife

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Wife

    The 63-year-old man who admitted to killing his wife in their Scarsdale home more than two years ago, was sentenced Wednesday morning to 20 years in prison.In May, Julius "Jules" Reich pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, a violent felony, in the fatal stabbing of his wife, Robin Goldman, who was a pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.It was the first ...

  9. Five Teenagers Nabbed In Thefts Of Cars In Westchester

    Five Teenagers Nabbed In Thefts Of Cars In Westchester

    Five teenage residents of a residential treatment center in Westchester are behind bars after allegedly stealing two cars.Police in Dobbs Ferry received a report at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12 of two cars that had been stolen from a Hatch Terrace residence. With an assist from Chevrolet On-Star and BMW customer service, detectives were quickly able to locate both ...

  10. Children Get Locked In Car At North Castle Pool

    Children Get Locked In Car At North Castle Pool

    A local father received a scare after his kids accidentally got locked in the car when they were trying to beat the recent heat at the North Castle Town Pool.The North Castle Police Department received a report shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, where a man reported that his children had found themselves locked inside a black Ford Escape in the parking lot of the pool.Officers ...

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