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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    It’s a new year, but the sentiment is the same when it comes to Hudson Valley residents’ opinions regarding the naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.Ever since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name for the new Tappan Zee span, the vocal outcry against the name has been heard loudly and often, including the change.org ...

  2. Westchester-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Westchester-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Westchester-based Fujifilm was forced to recall hundreds of thousands of products after customers got a little bit of shock value with their packages.Fujifilm, which has a headquarters in Valhalla, recalled more than 270,000 power adapter wall plugs that were packaged with several of the company’s point-and-shoot camera models due to the risk of electrical shock, according to the ...

  3. Lane Closures Scheduled For New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane Closures Scheduled For New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane closures have been scheduled near the new Tappan Zee Bridge as contracting crews continue work overnight.Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to re-stripe the westbound lanes near the new bridge beginning on Friday night, Jan. 19 requiring lane closures on I-87 and I-287.One left lane is scheduled to be closed at 8 p.m. on Friday night, with an additional lane closed each ...

  4. Metro-North Adds Trains In Advance Of Women's March

    Metro-North Adds Trains In Advance Of Women's March

    With increased ridership expected for Saturday’s Women’s March in Manhattan, Metro-North will be adding trains to accommodate marchers.Metro-North will run four extra trains on Saturday, with two extra morning trains on the Hudson Line and New Haven Line. A Metro-North spokesperson said that the organization will “operate additional service int he afternoon on an as-needed basis.” ...

  5. New Rochelle Police Search For Suspect Following Latest Student Stabbing

    New Rochelle Police Search For Suspect Following Latest Student Stabbing

    The New Rochelle Police Department stayed true to its word, increasing uniformed patrols outside the high school as they search for a teenage suspect following the third violent incident involving students in the past two weeks.A search is underway by police for a teenage suspect following Thursday’s stabbing at the New Rochelle High School, which came a day after a teenage student ...

  6. Third New Rochelle Student Stabbing Sparks Concern In Community

    Third New Rochelle Student Stabbing Sparks Concern In Community

    Metal detectors, off-campus lunches and other controversial topics are expected to be discussed by New Rochelle city and school officials during a joint meeting next week in the wake of the third stabbing incident involving high school students in eight days.According to police, at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, the department received a call from security guards at the high ...

  7. Police Investigate Identity Theft Of Nearly $10,000 In Westchester

    Police Investigate Identity Theft Of Nearly $10,000 In Westchester

    Police in Scarsdale are investigating a case of identity theft that saw a village resident taken for nearly $10,000 on numerous allegedly stolen credit cards.An Aspen Road resident reported to police over the weekend that she had received a letter from the Macy’s department store, notifying her that approximately $1,200 worth of merchandise from the store had been purchased with a ...

  8. New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    As the death toll continues to rise nationwide, area residents are being urged by health officials to take action against the flu to protect themselves and the people around them.Influenza activity has been rampant throughout the country, with more than 60,000 confirmed cases during the season, according to the CDC. In the first week of the year alone, there were 11,718 confirmed cases ...

  9. Man At Large After 115 MPH DWI Wrong-Way Hudson Valley Chase

    Man At Large After 115 MPH DWI Wrong-Way Hudson Valley Chase

    State Police are on the lookout for a 22-year-old man who is wanted on a series of charges after allegedly drinking and driving more than 110 mph while attempting to evade police on I-84 in Putnam County late last year.An alert was issued this week for Waterbury, Conn. resident Jose Rosado, who was busted by troopers last October driving 115 mph in the wrong direction on the interstate ...

  10. Man Driving Wrong Way On I-87 Ramp Was Drunk, Police Say

    Man Driving Wrong Way On I-87 Ramp Was Drunk, Police Say

    A man was busted driving with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit after being spotted by a police officer going the wrong way on a New York Thruway exit ramp in Rockland County.An Orangetown Police Department officer on patrol shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday morning arrested Nanuet resident Michael Gordon, 61, after he was spotted driving his car with no headlights ...

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