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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. Four Injured In Cement Truck Accident On Central Avenue

    Four Injured In Cement Truck Accident On Central Avenue

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists may see delays on Central Avenue after four construction workers were hospitalized in Yonkers after an incident with a cement pumper while working on a bridge surface.Shortly after 12:15 p.m., members of the Yonkers Police Emergency Service Unit and 2nd Precinct were dispatched to Central Park Avenue north, near the Midland Avenue overpass, where ...

  2. Westchester Man Faces Life In Prison For Fatal Park Shooting

    Westchester Man Faces Life In Prison For Fatal Park Shooting

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Westchester County man is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a man in Doyle Park when an attempted armed robbery went awry last year.On Thursday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced that 27-year-old Yonkers resident Robert Daniels has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his role in a May ...

  3. Rye MS Principal Latest Educator To Warn About Netflix Teen Suicide Series

    Rye MS Principal Latest Educator To Warn About Netflix Teen Suicide Series

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A second Westchester County educator has reached out to parents with a safety message regarding the popular Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why.”Earlier this week, Bedford Central School District Superintendent Christopher Manno sent a letter home to families regarding the show, which is based on a young adult novel of the same name by author Jay Asher that contains ...

  4. Larchmont Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru Plan Draws Pro/Con Reaction

    Larchmont Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru Plan Draws Pro/Con Reaction

    LARCHMONT, N.Y. - An oft-discussed plan for a drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts in Larchmont continues to draw both positive and negative reaction in the community.Developers have been eager to construct the coffee shop, complete with a drive-thru, at the site of the old Bank of America building on Palmer Avenue, though it has hit several snags along the way.Citing concerns of traffic, ...

  5. Former Westchester Cop Makes Court Appearance For Quadruple Homicide

    Former Westchester Cop Makes Court Appearance For Quadruple Homicide

    Nicholas Tartaglione, the former Briarcliff Manor police officer turned alleged drug conspirator made a brief appearance in court in White Plains on Wednesday, where he stands charged with quadruple homicide.Tartaglione appeared before U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas, though the case was pushed back to June as the court waits for forensic and ballistics reports, according to a lohud ...

  6. Funeral Services Announced For Former Mamaroneck HS Soccer Player, 19

    Funeral Services Announced For Former Mamaroneck HS Soccer Player, 19

    Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for the 19-year-old Westchester resident and college soccer player who died from injuries stemming from a crash on Interstate 88 last weekend.Douglas Alvarez of Mamaroneck, a freshman defenseman on the SUNY  Cobleskill men's soccer team, died as a result of injuries in the Interstate 88 crash, which occurred around 4 a.m. in the town of Maryland ...

  7. Larchmont Moves To Block Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru Proposal

    Larchmont Moves To Block Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru Proposal

    LARCHMONT, N.Y. - A much maligned, oft-discussed plan for a drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts in Larchmont has reportedly been blocked.Developers have been eager to construct the coffee shop, complete with a drive-thru, at the site of the old Bank of America building on Palmer Avenue, though it has hit several snags along the way.Citing concerns of traffic, increased noise, pollution and less ...

  8. Netflix Teen Suicide Show Leads To Warning From Westchester Schools Chief

    Netflix Teen Suicide Show Leads To Warning From Westchester Schools Chief

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A popular Netflix television show that depicts a teenager’s suicide has prompted school officials in Bedford to issue a safety message to parents.On Tuesday, April 25, Bedford Central School District Superintendent Christopher Manno sent a letter to families regarding the original series “13 Reasons Why,” which is based on a young adult novel of the same name ...

  9. Mount Vernon Basketball Stars Set To Take Talents To Division I Level

    Mount Vernon Basketball Stars Set To Take Talents To Division I Level

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Fresh off of the Parade of Champions for the Mount Vernon boys basketball team, some of the squad’s best and brightest have made it official that they will continue their storied careers next year at the Division I collegiate level.Two Mount Vernon High School seniors - and starters on this year’s New York State Class AA Championship team - have signed their letters ...

  10. Rash Of Car Thefts, Break-Ins Hits Epidemic Levels In Westchester, DA Says

    Rash Of Car Thefts, Break-Ins Hits Epidemic Levels In Westchester, DA Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester County officials are urging residents to lock up their cars following an epidemic of vehicle thefts and larcenies from unlocked, parked cars.In recent months, victims have reported items such as loose change, electronics, and sunglasses that have been stolen from vehicles in Westchester. Additionally, more than 500 vehicles were stolen in the ...

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