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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. Molinaro Takes Cuomo To Task Over Disability Joke About His Brother

    Molinaro Takes Cuomo To Task Over Disability Joke About His Brother

    Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, who was just nominated as the Republican’s choice to challenge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s seat in office, has come out firing in response to a tongue-in-cheek comment the governor recently made about his brother.Cuomo drew the ire of local politicians and residents this week when he made a joke that his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, “has ...

  2. Former Westchester Firefighter Sentenced For Holiday Party Sex Assault

    Former Westchester Firefighter Sentenced For Holiday Party Sex Assault

    A former Westchester firefighter has been sentenced to probation and must register as a sex offender after being sentenced to a misdemeanor sexual misconduct at a Fourth of July party in 2016.At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, police were dispatched to a local hospital, where a victim reported that she had been sexually offended, Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos ...

  3. Memorial Day Weekend Police Crackdown On Distracted Driving, DWI Starts

    Memorial Day Weekend Police Crackdown On Distracted Driving, DWI Starts

    While many will be celebrating an extended Memorial Day Weekend holiday, members of state and local police will be out in force in an effort to curtail impaired and distracted riving.As part of the statewide STOP-DWI enforcement effort, police will be increasing patrols beginning on Friday, May 25, extending through Monday, May 28, citing Memorial Day as one of the busiest travel ...

  4. Westchester County Police Talk Man Down From Metro-North Platform

    Westchester County Police Talk Man Down From Metro-North Platform

    Westchester County Police intervention was required at the Mount Kisco Metro-North station this week when a man got close to the platform and repeated that “he would be better off dead.” Officers were dispatched to the station shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, where there was a report of a man - whose name has not been released - who was sitting on the end of the platform and ...

  5. Greenwich Schools Superintendent Unexpectedly Announces Departure

    Greenwich Schools Superintendent Unexpectedly Announces Departure

    The search is on for a new schools superintendent in Greenwich after recently appointed Jill Gildea unexpectedly announced that she would be relocating her family to Utah.Greenwich School officials announced on Friday that Gildea is stepping down from her position at the helm of the district after being appointed as superintendent in July last year. Officials said she will be departing ...

  6. Woman Arraigned In Fatal Stabbing Of Co-Worker At Westchester Restaurant

    Woman Arraigned In Fatal Stabbing Of Co-Worker At Westchester Restaurant

    A 27-year-old Westchester County woman who already had warrants out for her arrest is facing murder and weapons charges after allegedly stabbing a co-worker at an Irvington restaurant on April 10.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Friday that Manhattan resident Rosa Ramirez has been arraigned in Westchester County Court and charged with individual ...

  7. Woman Charged With Violating Order Of Protection In Westchester

    Woman Charged With Violating Order Of Protection In Westchester

    A Dutchess County woman has been remanded into the custody of the Westchester County Department of Corrections after allegedly violating a Temporary Order of Protection issued in Putnam, according to police in Yorktown.Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to the Kmart parking lot on Downing Drive, where there was a ...

  8. Trash-Hauling Owner Working In Westchester To Pay For Failing To File Taxes

    Trash-Hauling Owner Working In Westchester To Pay For Failing To File Taxes

    A 71-year-old trash-hauling owner is facing prison time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after pleading guilty to failing to file tax returns for more than a decade in the Stamford area and parts of Westchester County.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced this week that Stamford resident Wayne Margarum has pleaded guilty to two ...

  9. Embattled Mount Vernon Mayor Arraigned In County Court

    Embattled Mount Vernon Mayor Arraigned In County Court

    Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has pleaded not guilty to the latest charges levied against him in Westchester County Court.At his arraignment Friday morning, Thomas pleaded not guilty to four felony counts of grand larceny that claim he allegedly stole from his campaign fund while running for office several years ago. He was indicted by a grand jury last week.Thomas was arrested on ...

  10. Chipotle Closing New York Offices, Moving To West Coast

    Chipotle Closing New York Offices, Moving To West Coast

    Chipotle Mexican Grill is trading New York for Southern California.The popular fast-casual chain announced this week that it will be closing the doors of its New York and Denver headquarters as it plans a relocation to Newport Beach. It becomes the latest chain restaurant to relocate to that area, joining Del Taco, In-and-Out, Taco Bell and others.The relocation is expected to be ...

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