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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. Tractor-Trailer Hits King Street Bridge, Causing Gridlock On Hutch

    Tractor-Trailer Hits King Street Bridge, Causing Gridlock On Hutch

    Traffic was temporarily tied up in Westchester after a tractor-trailer struck a bridge on King Street in Rye Brook.A truck traveling northbound on the Hutchinson River Parkway struck a bridge early on Friday morning, prompting police to shut down one lane of the roadway as crews cleaned up.Police said that the scene has since been cleared and traffic is now moving smoothly in the area. ...

  2. ID Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Port Chester

    ID Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Port Chester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Officials have identified the 45-year-old man who was fatally struck by a train early on Wednesday morning near the Metro-North Train station in Port Chester, leading to delays for commuters traveling on the New Haven Line.Port Chester resident Jose Reyes Hernandez was struck shortly before 5:30 a.m. by a train from Stamford due to arrive in Grand Central ...

  3. Car Fire Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    Car Fire Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A car fire temporarily shut down a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway on Wednesday night near the New Rochelle-Scarsdale town line.Fire crews were dispatched to the parkway at shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, near the Weaver Street exit, where there was a reported vehicle fire, Westchester County Police confirmed on Thursday.According to the Scarsdale ...

  4. Distracted Driver Causes Motorist To Crash Into Traffic Light In Bronxville

    Distracted Driver Causes Motorist To Crash Into Traffic Light In Bronxville

    BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - A Bronxville traffic light was destroyed after a distracted driver struck it while traveling through the village.Shortly after 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, police were dispatched to the intersection of Midland and Kraft Avenue where there were reports of an auto accident.According to police, the subsequent investigation determined that a 40-year-old woman from ...

  5. Officials Break Ground On Latest Downtown Complex In New Rochelle

    Officials Break Ground On Latest Downtown Complex In New Rochelle

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - As the “most ambitious downtown redevelopment in New Rochelle history” continues, city officials have broken ground on a new apartment complex designed to attract young, up-and-coming professionals.New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and Megalith Capital Management CEO Sam Sidhu were on hand Wednesday afternoon to break ground on “The Printhouse,” a complex featuring ...

  6. Police Seek Assistance In Search For Shooting Suspect In Westchester

    Police Seek Assistance In Search For Shooting Suspect In Westchester

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a man who is wanted for questioning in regards to a recent shooting investigation in Mount Vernon.The Mount Vernon Police Department has issued an alert requesting the community’s help to identify the man captured in a surveillance video wearing a hoodie before a shooting at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12 on ...

  7. Traffic Alert Issued For Port Chester

    Traffic Alert Issued For Port Chester

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - Motorists planning on traveling through Port Chester over the weekend can expect delays as the village celebrates the Fiesta Patronal de la Virgen Asuncion.Beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a procession for the celebration, prompting the Port Chester Police Department to issue an alert to locals warning that traffic may be tied up in the area of Poningo ...

  8. Patrick Carroll Retiring After 24 Years As New Rochelle Police Commissioner

    Patrick Carroll Retiring After 24 Years As New Rochelle Police Commissioner

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - After more than two decades serving the city, New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll has announced his intention to retire at the end of the year.New Rochelle City Manager Chuck Strome confirmed that after 24 years at the helm of the police department, Carroll has tendered his resignation, effective as of December 2017.Strome - who will be tasked with ...

  9. Serious Crash Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    Serious Crash Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A car fire temporarily shut down a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway on Wednesday night near the New Rochelle-Scarsdale town line.Fire crews were dispatched to the parkway at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday, near the Weaver Street exit, where there was a reported vehicle fire, Westchester County Police confirmed on Thursday.The fire was quickly ...

  10. Raccoon That Attacked Dog Had Rabies, Westchester Health Commissioner SaysR

    Raccoon That Attacked Dog Had Rabies, Westchester Health Commissioner SaysR

    A raccoon was found to have rabies after attacking a pet dog in Peekskill, authorities said Thursday.The rabid raccoon attacked a pet dog and was very aggressive toward people who attempted to approach on Woodale Avenue in Peekskill in the Tuesday, Aug. 8 incident, Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler said.Anyone bitten by a rabid animal or having contact with its ...

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