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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. Reward Offered For Info On Hudson Valley Woman's Death

    Reward Offered For Info On Hudson Valley Woman's Death

    A reward has been offered for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect involved in the murder of a Hudson Valley woman who was found in a shallow grave more than a decade ago.The New York State Crime Stoppers and State Police have offered a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the death of ...

  2. Police Dish Out 60 Tickets In Sprain Brook Parkway Detail

    Police Dish Out 60 Tickets In Sprain Brook Parkway Detail

    Dozens of motorists were cited for speeding on the Sprain Brook Parkway on Tuesday, as police conducted a special speed enforcement detail in Westchester.New York State Police Troopers were out in force on the parkway on Tuesday in Greenburgh and Yonkers, dishing out a total of 60 tickets, including 49 for speeding.The latest detail is the most recent for State Police, who have been ...

  3. Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted In Westchester

    Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted In Westchester

    Have you seen her?Police in Yonkers are attempting to track down a wanted 24-year-old woman with a warrant out for her arrest for criminal mischief.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Thursday for Sharonda Glover, who has been described as being 5-foot-6 with black hair and brown eyes. She weighed approximately 200 pounds at the time of her arrest and police noted that she ...

  4. Cable TV Installer Facing Charge For Making Unwanted Sexual Advances In Westchester

    Cable TV Installer Facing Charge For Making Unwanted Sexual Advances In Westchester

    A man working as a cable television installer is facing criminal charges for allegedly making sexual advances towards a customer in her Mount Vernon home, despite her protestations.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., announced on Friday that Bronx resident Nahyime Goldson has been arranged on charges that include burglary as a sexually motivated crime, a ...

  5. Monthslong Lane Closure Starts On Taconic State Parkway

    Monthslong Lane Closure Starts On Taconic State Parkway

    There will be single lane closures for several months on the Taconic Parkway in Dutchess County as crews complete construction work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that beginning on Friday, Aug. 10, there will be single lane closures on the southbound lanes of the parkway between Route 44 and Route 55 in LaGrange. The closures are expected to last ...

  6. Will Northern Westchester's Richard Gere's Next Role Be As Congressional Candidate?

    Will Northern Westchester's Richard Gere's Next Role Be As Congressional Candidate?

    Is this well-known Westchester movie star's next act as a politician?Richard Gere, 68, who has a home in Pound Ridge, has seen his name floated as a possible congressional candidate in the Hudson Valley's 18th Congressman, according to the New York Post. Rep. Sean Maloney (D-Cold Spring) is making a run for Attorney General, and if he is successful, his Congressional seat would be open. ...

  7. Teacher Charged With Setting Up Meeting With Teen Girl Appears In Court

    Teacher Charged With Setting Up Meeting With Teen Girl Appears In Court

    The 44-year-old Hudson Valley math teacher who is charged with allegedly traveling to New York City with the intent of meeting up with a teenage girl was back in court this week.Middletown High School educator Jonathan Castell had his case adjourned at Thursday afternoon’s hearing, and he is due back in court on Sept. 6, when he will face a misdemeanor charge of attempting to endanger ...

  8. Roommates Arrested After Dispute Gets Physical, Sheriff Says

    Roommates Arrested After Dispute Gets Physical, Sheriff Says

    A pair of roommates are facing charges after an incident between the two turned physical in Kent.Members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence in Kent at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5.Three Sheriff Deputies responded to the scene, and their investigation led to the arrests of Victor Briccetti, 54, and Daniel Cutler, 46, both Kent residents. ...

  9. Teen Faces Felony Charge For Making Terror Threat Against Hudson Valley School

    Teen Faces Felony Charge For Making Terror Threat Against Hudson Valley School

    A teenager facing a felony charge of making a terroristic threat after he allegedly made “credible threats” against his school on social media was back in court this week.Brendan Vaughan, 18, a student at Washingtonville High School in Orange County, made a post on Snapchat in June, stating that he needed a gun and questioning “what would happen if someone shot up the school tomorrow.” ...

  10. NY DMV First In Nation To Use New Technology To Cut Down On Underage Drinking

    NY DMV First In Nation To Use New Technology To Cut Down On Underage Drinking

    The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has become the first in the nation to pilot a new program utilizing technology to crack down on underage drinking.New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the DMV has launched a pilot program “using state-of-the-art technology to crack down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs.” The technology, which was developed by a New ...

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