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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. Jewelry Store Break-In Under Investigation In Westchester, Report Says

    Jewelry Store Break-In Under Investigation In Westchester, Report Says

    Thieves reportedly took elaborate steps to break into a Port Chester jewelry store early on Monday morning.Triple J Jewelry was broken into at approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, according to a News12 report. The thieves allegedly made off with hoop earrings and diamond necklaces.According to the report, the owner was alerted to an alarm that went off in the store, after the ...

  2. Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    With the holidays nearly here, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

  3. Second Lawsuit Filed Against Westchester Restaurant Over Hepatitis Scare

    Second Lawsuit Filed Against Westchester Restaurant Over Hepatitis Scare

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A second lawsuit has been filed against bartaco, the popular Port Chester restaurant that had to be temporarily closed down in October due to a Hepatitis A exposure that left some customers sick.Michael and Joan Reda have reportedly filed a lawsuit in Westchester County Supreme Court after both were allegedly exposed to the disease following a visit to the ...

  4. Longtime Westchester Educator Memorialized By Michael Bolton Foundation

    Longtime Westchester Educator Memorialized By Michael Bolton Foundation

    A longtime Tuckahoe educator is having her memory honored with a scholarship funded through music legend Michael Bolton.The Michael Bolton Charities announced the establishment of the Andie Koplik Residency in Music Therapy as a tribute to the life of the veteran teacher who educated students in the same classroom at Cottle Elementary for 32 years before her death in September.According ...

  5. New Crime-Fighting Tool Leads To Arrests In Several Westchester Cases

    New Crime-Fighting Tool Leads To Arrests In Several Westchester Cases

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Combatting crime in Westchester County has gotten a lot smarter with the use of real-time information.Information that once took detectives hours to gather can now be assembled in mere minutes through the Westchester County Police Department’s new Real Time Crime Center (RTCC), which has allowed officers to spring into action to solve multiple cases, ...

  6. Report: A Teen Goes Missing Nearly Once Per Day At Hawthorne Cedar Knolls

    Report: A Teen Goes Missing Nearly Once Per Day At Hawthorne Cedar Knolls

    A teenager goes missing nearly once every day from the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls rehabilitation center in Mount Pleasant, according to a New York Times report published this week that said many of the teens may be getting involved in sex trafficking rings and fall into familiar trappings after they leave.Last year, the state stopped sending children to Hawthorne Cedar Knolls RTC and ...

  7. FBI Investigating Cuomo Administration's Hiring Practices, Report Says

    FBI Investigating Cuomo Administration's Hiring Practices, Report Says

    The FBI is investigating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration’s hiring practices according to a report published on Friday.The Times Union of Albany reported that the FBI is looking into the administration’s hiring of political appointees and then spreading their salaries across other state agencies to keep the Executive Chamber's budget balanced.The report says that in recent ...

  8. Suspect At Large After 30-Year-Old Shot, Killed At His Home In Westchester

    Suspect At Large After 30-Year-Old Shot, Killed At His Home In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that took the life of a 30-year-old man at his home in Westchester.Police were dispatched to Riverview Place in Yonkers shortly after 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, where there were reports of a man down. Upon arrival, they found Yonkers resident Dymere Graham lifeless, with a gunshot wound to his lower body.Paramedics ...

  9. Lawyer Calls For Highest Sex-Offender Status For Ex-Greeley Teacher

    Lawyer Calls For Highest Sex-Offender Status For Ex-Greeley Teacher

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The lawyer for four Horace Greeley High School families whose children were sexually assaulted by a former Chappaqua Central School District drama teacher is calling on the judge to give him the highest degree of sexual offender status.Attorney David Engelsher says that former Greeley High School teacher Christopher Schraufnagel should be assigned a Level 3 ...

  10. Police Investigate Loiterer At Mianus River Gorge Preserve

    Police Investigate Loiterer At Mianus River Gorge Preserve

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Detectives from the North Castle Police Department are investigating a suspicious vehicle and driver that was spotted trespassing at the Mianus River Gorge Preserve in Bedford.Police officers were dispatched to the Preserve at approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 following reports from a local Mianus River Road homeowner, who said that there was a car was ...

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