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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. New Round Of I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled

    New Round Of I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled

    There will be multiple lanes closed temporarily over the weekend on I-684 as contracting crews continue construction work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, there will be double lane closures northbound on the interstate between exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) and exit 9 (I-84) in Westchester and Putnam ...

  2. Westchester Heroin Dealer Facing Decades In Prison After Guilty Verdict In White Plains Trial

    Westchester Heroin Dealer Facing Decades In Prison After Guilty Verdict In White Plains Trial

    A drug dealer in Westchester is facing decades in prison for distributing heroin throughout the area.Leibys “Celly” Mercedes of the Bronx was found guilty of conspiring to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin in Yonkers following a four-day trial. The jury unanimously found him guilty of distributing the heroin to other dealers in the area.Mercedes was one of six dealers ...

  3. Suspended Bedford Hills Corrections Officer Admits To Committing Sexual Act

    Suspended Bedford Hills Corrections Officer Admits To Committing Sexual Act

    A suspended correction officer at a women’s prison in Westchester has pleaded guilty to committing a sexual act and other infractions involving inmates.Iran Colon, 31, an officer based at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills has pleaded guilty to promoting prison contraband and criminal sexual act, both felonies, after being arrested in his Staten Island home earlier this ...

  4. High School In Westchester Holds Pajama Drive For A Good Cause

    High School In Westchester Holds Pajama Drive For A Good Cause

    It was out with the uniforms and in with the pajamas for an all-girls Catholic school in Westchester who collected clothes for the homeless.Students at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle once again participated teamed with the Pajama Program to collect more than 700 pajamas and 100 new books. The donated items were sent to Cardinal McCloskey Community Services in Valhalla, where they ...

  5. Police In Westchester Investigating Fatal Car Crash

    Police In Westchester Investigating Fatal Car Crash

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Woman Struck, Killed By BMW In WestchesterPolice in Greenburgh are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash.Detectives from the Greenburgh Police Department are actively investigating the crash, which took place at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 outside of Petco on North Central Avenue, Police Chief Chris McNerney said.McNerney ...

  6. Swastika Found In Locker Room At High School In Westchester

    Swastika Found In Locker Room At High School In Westchester

    School officials are working to track down the person who scratched a swastika on a bathroom stall in the boys locker room.A four-inch swastika was found at New Rochelle High School on Wednesday, prompting an investigation, school officials said. A temporary fix has been put in place to make the sign less recognized until employees at the school can make a permanent fix.The incident is ...

  7. Westchester Developer Admits To Ponzi Scheme, Could Face Decades In Prison

    Westchester Developer Admits To Ponzi Scheme, Could Face Decades In Prison

    A real estate developer has admitted to operating a years-long Ponzi scheme that included properties in Westchester.Michael D’Alessio, 53, has pleaded guilty to one count of committing wire fraud and one count of concealing assets from a bankruptcy court. He faces up to 20 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines when he is sentenced on March 22 next year. The ...

  8. Westchester Man Faces Felony Charges For Stabbing Victim With Screwdriver, DA Says

    Westchester Man Faces Felony Charges For Stabbing Victim With Screwdriver, DA Says

    A Westchester man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly hospitalizing a man when he stabbed him with a screwdriver.Yonkers resident Raheem Nelson was arrested this week and charged with assault and other charges for a pair of incidents over the summer when he stabbed his victim.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., announced that on Aug. 7, Nelson ...

  9. Westchester Native, Ousted WFAN Radio Host Craig Carton Found Guilty Of Ponzi Scheme

    Westchester Native, Ousted WFAN Radio Host Craig Carton Found Guilty Of Ponzi Scheme

    After just a weeklong trial, former WFAN sports talk personality and Westchester native Craig Carton has been found guilty on all counts in his fraud trial.The 49-year-old Carton, who grew up in New Rochelle, was found guilty of wire fraud, securities fraud and conspiracy for his role in a Ponzi scheme, which was aimed with an eye toward clearing gambling debt. The scheme was tied to a ...

  10. Alert Issued For Wanted Larceny Suspect

    Alert Issued For Wanted Larceny Suspect

    Have you seen him?New York State Police investigators are asking for the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man who allegedly fought with troopers who were attempting to arrest him.An alert was issued on Wednesday for Dwayne Liguori, who is wanted for second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury to a police officer. On Aug. 19, Liguori was stopped by ...

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