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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. Second Westchester HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    Second Westchester HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    A week after a New Rochelle High School junior was fatally stabbed during a fight, a second student suffered a lacerated hand during an altercation on Wednesday, police said.Officers from the New Rochelle Police Department were dispatched to Gemelli Pizzeria shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, following reports of a fight involving several students from the high school.Upon ...

  2. Domestic Dispute In Front Of Child Leads To Charges For Putnam Couple

    Domestic Dispute In Front Of Child Leads To Charges For Putnam Couple

    A Putnam County couple that engaged in a physical domestic dispute in front of a child are facing multiple charges after state police had to intervene.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to an Argyle Street home in Putnam Valley shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning, where there were reports of a domestic dispute between Putnam Valley residents Derek Sutter and Candice ...

  3. Know It? This Hound Found In Yorktown

    Know It? This Hound Found In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Police Department is hopeful of reuniting a lost dog with its family after it was found over the holiday weekend.The department issued an alert on Monday regarding a black and brown hound who was found in town without any tags. The dog was found on Baptist Church in Yorktown.Anyone with information on the dogs owners, or who may recognize him have been ...

  4. Mother Of Slain Westchester Teen Basketball Star Loses Home To Fire

    Mother Of Slain Westchester Teen Basketball Star Loses Home To Fire

    Barely more than a year removed from the fatal shooting of Shamoya McKenzie, her family suffered another devastating loss.A weekend fire at a multi-family home on Vernon Avenue left 12 Mount Vernon residents displaced, including Nadine McKenzie, the mother of Shamoya, who was shot and killed on New Year’s Eve last year in broad daylight.Officials said that the fire broke out around 4 ...

  5. Shooters Of Police Officer In Westchester To Be Arraigned

    Shooters Of Police Officer In Westchester To Be Arraigned

    Two men from New Rochelle have been indicted on attempted murder charges for their roles in the shooting of a Yonkers police officer last September.Jerry Reyes, 22, and Frank Valencia, 18, have been indicted on charges that include criminal possession of a weapon, attempted aggravated murder and assault for their roles in the shooting of Police Officer Kayla Maher last year. The pair is ...

  6. Area Man Sentenced For Luring Minors To Send Sexually Explicit Photos

    Area Man Sentenced For Luring Minors To Send Sexually Explicit Photos

    A 23-year-old registered sex offender in the Hudson Valley has been sentenced to nearly two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to posing as a child on social media to entice minors for sex.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, announced this week that Robert Garneau of Warwick in Orange County has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison after ...

  7. Did You Buy Them? Widespread Ice Cream Bar Recall Issued

    Did You Buy Them? Widespread Ice Cream Bar Recall Issued

    Several popular frozen treats have been recalled from Hudson Valley supermarkets following reports that the product may be contaminated.The Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of Fieldbrook Foods Corporation orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 in its New York plant.According to the FDA, both products are being ...

  8. 23 Charged With DWI In Hudson Valley Checkpoints

    23 Charged With DWI In Hudson Valley Checkpoints

    New York State Police were “out in force” during the holiday season as they conducted a STOP-DWI crackdown enforcement effort, looking to cut down on the number of impaired drivers in the Hudson Valley.Among those busted for DWI include: Dec. 28: Poughkeepsie resident Elvis Taylor, 26, for DWI in Wappinger;Somers resident Charles Heitner, 34, for DWI following a crash in Cortlandt that ...

  9. Police Dish Out 52 Speeding Tickets In Northern Westchester Detail

    Police Dish Out 52 Speeding Tickets In Northern Westchester Detail

    Nearly 100 motorists were ticketed on Wednesday, as New York State Police troopers conducted a special speed enforcement detail on I-684 in Northern Westchester.During the special detail on Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Bedford and North Castle, 52 motorists were cited for speeding on the interstate while another 28 were issued for failure to wear a seatbelt, distracted driving and various ...

  10. K-9 Unit Tracks Down Man Caught Fleeing Lexus Crash On Taconic Parkway

    K-9 Unit Tracks Down Man Caught Fleeing Lexus Crash On Taconic Parkway

    A Dutchess County man took a police K-9 Unit on a wild foot chase through the woods after being involved in a crash that landed his Lexus in a ditch off the Taconic State Parkway.A Putnam County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit was dispatched to a stretch of the parkway in East Fishkill shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, following reports of a single-vehicle accident, where the driver fled ...

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