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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Northern Westchester Private Nurse Steals $390K In Medicaid Money, AG Says

    Northern Westchester Private Nurse Steals $390K In Medicaid Money, AG Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A registered nurse in Westchester County is facing more than a decade in prison for allegedly stealing nearly $400,000 by making false claims for care he did not provide.Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrest of 47-year-old Collins Anyanwu-Mueller on Monday, charging him with felony counts of second-degree grand larceny and offering a false ...

  2. Man Convicted Of Running Over Two Police Officers In Westchester

    Man Convicted Of Running Over Two Police Officers In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The man accused of mowing down two Mount Pleasant police officers - including one who was dragged for several feet - during a traffic stop is heading to prison after being convicted on felony charges.A Westchester County Court jury convicted 39-year-old Bronx resident Nathan Irizarry of two felony counts of assault on a police officer, though he was acquitted ...

  3. Fake ID, Underage Drinking Summer Sweep Starts Statewide

    Fake ID, Underage Drinking Summer Sweep Starts Statewide

    With summer’s arrival, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced “Operation Prevent,” the state’s annual initiative to crack down on underage drinking and fake IDs.Cuomo announced that DMV investigators, members of the New York State Police and local law enforcement officials have launched their 2017 summer concert crackdown, making dozens of arrests in May.According to Cuomo, as part of ...

  4. Woman, 21, Faces DWI Charge After Car Slams Into Pole In Yorktown

    Woman, 21, Faces DWI Charge After Car Slams Into Pole In Yorktown

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 21-year-old Yorktown woman was busted for allegedly drinking and driving over the weekend after crashing into a telephone pole.At approximately 2:19 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, police were dispatched to Crompond Road, where there were reports of a one-vehicle crash involving a motorist that had struck  a telephone pole.According to police, upon arrival, ...

  5. Family Domestic Dispute Leads To Felony Charges For Westchester Man

    Family Domestic Dispute Leads To Felony Charges For Westchester Man

    A 36-year-old Westchester man was arrested on multiple felony charges following a domestic dispute in Mount Kisco.Westchester County Police officers were dispatched to a West Main Street home where there were reports of a domestic incident shortly before 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, polices spokesman Kieran O’Leary said on Friday.Upon arrival, police determined that there had been a family ...

  6. Bill To Ban Barges In Hudson Valley Awaiting Cuomo's Approval

    Bill To Ban Barges In Hudson Valley Awaiting Cuomo's Approval

    A bill to prevent the creation of anchorage sites in the Hudson River has passed the New York State Assembly and Senate, and will now head to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk before it can be signed into law.Earlier this year, bi-partisan Hudson Valley officials came together at the Yonkers waterfront to announce additional legislation that would stop the U.S. Coast Guard’s proposal that ...

  7. Lawsuit: Transgender Hostess Harassed, Mocked At Westchester Applebee's

    Lawsuit: Transgender Hostess Harassed, Mocked At Westchester Applebee's

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The firing of a transgender employee at a Westchester Applebee’s over alleged sexual harassment has led to a discrimination lawsuit from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.A Title VII lawsuit was filed by the EEOC, the organization announced on Friday, against Apple Metro Inc., which operates Applebee’s in Westchester, following the alleged incident, ...

  8. Security Increased At Abandoned Port Chester Hospital After Teen's Death

    Security Increased At Abandoned Port Chester Hospital After Teen's Death

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - As Port Chester continues to mourn the loss of 14-year-old Chris Aguilar, security has been stepped up at the abandoned hospital where he died, which was a frequent hangout for teenagers.Aguilar, who was a freshman at Port Chester High School, fell through the roof of the former United Hospital on Tuesday, falling several stories to his death in front of ...

  9. Trump Aide, Yorktown HS Grad Forced To Declare Bankruptcy Over Illness

    Trump Aide, Yorktown HS Grad Forced To Declare Bankruptcy Over Illness

    An aide of President Donald Trump that graduated from Yorktown High School was forced declared bankruptcy while his wife suffered from a chronic disease.A story reported in the Daily Beast on Friday depicts the tale of Yorktown native - and Hopewell Junction resident - Dan Scavino, Trump’s social media director whose wife has suffered from Lyme disease for more than a decade.Scavino ...

  10. Chappaqua's John Cirillo Among Stars At WFAN 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Chappaqua's John Cirillo Among Stars At WFAN 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Some Hudson Valley dignitaries were in the house for WFAN Radio’s 30th anniversary to celebrate three decades for the one of the country’s longest running 24-hour sports talk radio channels.Among those in attendance at the 30th Anniversary celebration at Grand Central Terminal were Dutchess County resident Sweeny Murti, Scarsdale native Ed Coleman, Suzyn Waldman of Yorktown Heights and ...

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