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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. Drug Lab Discovery Leads To Evacuation Of Westchester Apartment Building

    Drug Lab Discovery Leads To Evacuation Of Westchester Apartment Building

    An apartment building was evacuated on Wednesday when police found a drug manufacturing lab, Yonkers Police said.Members of both the Yonkers Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a Yonkers Avenue apartment building after being contacted by Con Edison about the equipment and chemicals.The incident and arrest forced the closure of Yonkers Avenue East between Nepperhan Avenue and ...

  2. Westchester County Police Investigating Swastikas Painted On Synagogue

    Westchester County Police Investigating Swastikas Painted On Synagogue

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti that was spray painted onto a Mount Kisco nursery school that sits adjacent to a popular playground.Staff at the Bet Torah synagogue on Smith Avenue in Mount Kisco reported to Westchester County Police on Sunday that they had found two swastikas spray-painted on the wall of the nursery school.Police said that the ...

  3. Westchester Investigators Extradite Third Alleged Masked Home Invader

    Westchester Investigators Extradite Third Alleged Masked Home Invader

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A third suspect has been brought into police custody after allegedly participating in a burglary that was interrupted by two sleeping homeowners in Scarsdale.Shortly after 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, a Berwick Road resident reported to police that two masked men were in her home, prompting an intervention from first responders.According to Scarsdale ...

  4. AG: Westchester School Bus Drivers Commit Hundreds Of Red Light Violations

    AG: Westchester School Bus Drivers Commit Hundreds Of Red Light Violations

    When Westchester parents drop their kids off at the bus stop to go to school each morning, they think they’re in safe hands. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman isn’t so sure.An investigation by Schneiderman’s office into school bus safety found that drivers had committed nearly 1,500 red light camera violations in Westchester and Suffolk counties committed by 15 randomly selected bus ...

  5. Parking Alert Issued For Port Chester

    Parking Alert Issued For Port Chester

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - As contracting crews continue extensive sewer repairs throughout the heart of Port Chester, there will be limited parking in select stretches of village roadways.The Port Chester Police Department announced that there will be no parking on Pearl Street from William Street to Westchester Avenue. There will also be limited parking on Irving Avenue near Elmont ...

  6. Police: Westchester Restaurant Worker Uses Wine Bottle Opener In Assault

    Police: Westchester Restaurant Worker Uses Wine Bottle Opener In Assault

    A restaurant employee from Westchester was arrested by state police after allegedly stabbing a co-worker repeatedly with a wine bottle opener.New York State Police trooper received a report from Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, where a patient came in at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Sunday morning with multiple stab wounds.During the subsequent investigation, police said it was determined ...

  7. Man Indicted In Fatal Road-Rage Stabbing In Westchester

    Man Indicted In Fatal Road-Rage Stabbing In Westchester

    The  21-year-old man has been indicted on a manslaughter charge after allegedly fatally stabbing another motorist on the Taconic State Parkway during a bout of road rage.Christian Walczyk of Pleasant Valley in Dutchess County is scheduled to be arraigned in Westchester County Court later this week after being indicted on charges that include felony first-degree manslaughter, ...

  8. Lane Closures Scheduled On New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane Closures Scheduled On New Tappan Zee Bridge

    There will be weekday overnight lane closures near the Tappan Zee Bridge as contractors continue construction activities near the bridge’s landings and abutments this week.Beginning on Tuesday, Tappan Zeee Constructors will be continuing work that requires lane and ramp closures for Westchester-bound traffic on the Thruway. The work follows the shift of the southbound and eastbound ...

  9. A Decade Later, Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Condos Open In Bronxville

    A Decade Later, Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Condos Open In Bronxville

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - After more than a decade of development, VillaBXV is welcoming residents to its luxury downtown condominiums in the heart of Bronxville.Officials opened the doors to VillaBXV this week, finally unveiling the 53-home building on Kensington Road, more than a decade after the plan for the property was first introduced.Developers have been attempting to redevelop ...

  10. Westchester WWII Marine To Be Reinterred At Arlington National Cemetery

    Westchester WWII Marine To Be Reinterred At Arlington National Cemetery

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Marine from Westchester who fought in the Pacific during World War II is reportedly being reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery after his remains were discovered after several decades.In 2015, the body of Marine Cpl. Walter Critchley of New Rochelle - who was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division in November 1943 - was ...

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