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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. FedEx Worker Robbed Of Packages At Gunpoint In Westchester

    FedEx Worker Robbed Of Packages At Gunpoint In Westchester

    A FedEx driver was the victim of several real-life grinches when a suspect robbed him of several packages at gunpoint, New Rochelle Police Capt. Cosmo Costa said on Friday.Costa said that the driver was robbed of eight undelivered packages at approximately 5:45 on Thursday, Dec. 13 while the driver was at the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center on Wilmot Road.According to police, the ...

  2. New Date Set: Whole Foods Gets Go-Ahead To Open In Chappaqua

    New Date Set: Whole Foods Gets Go-Ahead To Open In Chappaqua

    Following a brief holdup, Whole Foods has found a new date for its grand opening at Chappaqua Crossing.Earlier this week, developers announced that they would be delaying the scheduled grand opening of Whole Foods, which was scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12. The initial opening was delayed as officials addressed traffic and safety concerns in the area.With some of those concerns ...

  3. Students Admit To Stalking That Led To Fatal Stabbing Of Westchester Teen

    Students Admit To Stalking That Led To Fatal Stabbing Of Westchester Teen

    Two teenagers have admitted to their roles in the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Valaree Schwab in New Rochelle earlier this year.Dominique Slack and Carl Booker have both pleaded guilty to first-degree stalking, a violent felony, for their roles in the incident that led to the fatal stabbing incident of the teenager.According to police, officers responded to Dunkin' Donuts on North ...

  4. Alert Issued After Students Followed 'Uncomfortably Close' In Westchester

    Alert Issued After Students Followed 'Uncomfortably Close' In Westchester

    Two students in Mount Pleasant received a scare on Thursday when they “sensed someone walking uncomfortably close to them,” near the Hawthorne train station after being let off the bus.Mount Pleasant Central Schools Superintendent Kurtis Kotes issued an alert to parents on Friday, Dec. 14 cautioning that on Thursday, Dec. 13, two students were followed after being let out at their ...

  5. Store Employee Charged With Selling To Minor In Yorktown

    Store Employee Charged With Selling To Minor In Yorktown

    A clerk working at a smoke shop is facing charges for allegedly selling to a teenager in Northern Westchester.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were called to the Rocks Smoke Shop on Commerce Street shortly after 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, where there was a report of tobacco products allegedly being sold to a minor.Police said that investigation into the alleged ...

  6. Fire Officer Admits To Role At Bar Fight Caught On Video In Westchester

    Fire Officer Admits To Role At Bar Fight Caught On Video In Westchester

    A fire lieutenant who was caught on camera knocking out a patron during a bar fight in Westchester has admitted to his role in the violent incident.Yonkers Fire Lt. Christopher Mitchell pleaded guilty to a count of disorderly conduct last month and has been sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge. Mitchell has already paid $15,000 in restitution to one of his victims for medical ...

  7. 19 Accused Of Sex Trafficking At Westchester Residential Treatment Center

    19 Accused Of Sex Trafficking At Westchester Residential Treatment Center

    At least nine girls at a Westchester County residential treatment facility were trafficked or recruited to engage in prostitution, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman announced.Charges have been brought against 19 men who allegedly trafficked minors and young women who were in the New York State child welfare system. Eighteen of the suspects have been arrested, one remains at large.As ...

  8. Reports Of Tampons Coming Apart Prompt Recall

    Reports Of Tampons Coming Apart Prompt Recall

    A popular tampon product is being stripped from shelves after parts of the feminine hygiene product was unraveling or coming apart while they were in use.Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary recall of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency, which were sold throughout the country, for “a quality related defect that could impact the performance of this product.”The recall is limited ...

  9. Closing Date For Season Announced For Westchester County-Owned Golf Courses

    Closing Date For Season Announced For Westchester County-Owned Golf Courses

    Westchester golfers are going to need to hit the links in the coming weeks as the county prepares to shut down courses for the season.Westchester County officials announced that all county-owned courses will close for the season after play on Sunday, Dec. 30. They will remain open through the month, weather and conditions permitted.The courses set to be closed include Dunwoodie and ...

  10. Work Underway At Memorial Field

    Work Underway At Memorial Field

    At long last, work has resumed at Memorial Field, after years of bickering and debate about the once vibrant recreation hub, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas announced.“Silly politics are behind us,” the mayor said. “What’s in front of us is getting Memorial field back.”Earlier this month, Westchester County officials unanimously voted to take over renovations at the once-vibrant ...

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