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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. Access To New Rochelle HS Tightened After Latest Violent Incident

    Access To New Rochelle HS Tightened After Latest Violent Incident

    Access to the New Rochelle High School is being “tightly controlled” following a stabbing incident in the building on Thursday morning.According to police, at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, the department received a call from security guards at the high school reporting that a stabbing had occurred at the school, and a 15-year-old suspect was seen on video fleeing the building.New ...

  2. Police: Westchester HS Student Suffers Two Stab Wounds In Latest Incident

    Police: Westchester HS Student Suffers Two Stab Wounds In Latest Incident

    Police are investigating another violent incident involving students at the New Rochelle High School.According to police, a stabbing occurred Thursday morning, a day after a teen suffered a laceration on his hand during an altercation, and eight days after New Rochelle High School junior Valaree Schwab was fatally stabbed outside a local building near the school.New Rochelle Police ...

  3. Man At Large After Strangling Victim In Westchester Domestic Incident

    Man At Large After Strangling Victim In Westchester Domestic Incident

    State Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man accused of strangling his victim before fleeing through a window to evade arrest in Northern Westchester.An alert was issued this week for Davon Olin, who is wanted by state police and Town of Somers Court for an incident last year at a Somers residence, when he allegedly strangled his victim, provided ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Off-Duty Firefighters Help Battle Blaze In Westchester

    Off-Duty Firefighters Help Battle Blaze In Westchester

    A firefighter is never off duty.Five off-duty career firefighters were among those called to a Peekskill structure fire on Tuesday that left a residence with damage and temporarily displaced several residents.Firefighters in Peekskill were dispatched at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon to a reported structure fire near the intersection of North James Street and Howard Street. ...

  6. Teen Accused Of Fatal Stabbing Of Westchester HS Student Appears In Court

    Teen Accused Of Fatal Stabbing Of Westchester HS Student Appears In Court

    The 16-year-old Yonkers teenager facing a murder charge after fatally stabbing a fellow New Rochelle High School student last week appeared in New Rochelle City Court on Wednesday.Z’inah Brown surrendered herself at the New Rochelle Police Department last Thursday, where she was booked for second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing Valaree Schwab twice with a steak knife last week, ...

  7. Passenger Caught With Cocaine, 33 Grams Of Pot In Westchester Stop

    Passenger Caught With Cocaine, 33 Grams Of Pot In Westchester Stop

    A motor-vehicle stop led to drug charges for a Rockland County woman was busted by state police on I-87 in Yonkers while in possession of cocaine and marijuana over the weekend.Shortly after 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, state police troopers stopped Tomkins Cove resident Tanisha Jacobs, 41, on the interstate for an equipment violation. During the subsequent stop, troopers were given ...

  8. Report: Westchester Teacher Suing District Faces 40 Disciplinary Charges

    Report: Westchester Teacher Suing District Faces 40 Disciplinary Charges

    The Mount Vernon math teacher who is suing the school district for alleged discrimination has had dozens of disciplinary charges filed against him, according to a lohud report.Hilary Bailey, 61, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the district and Benjamin Turner Middle School Principal Jonathan Brown, claiming that he was unfairly treated due to his age and a medical ...

  9. Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    State Police are seeking a woman who’s been on the run for nearly a decade following a DWI arrest.An alert was issued from New York State Police in Tarrytown regarding 36-year-old Erika Gomez, who is wanted on a bench warrant for driving while intoxicated dating back to 2008 when she was involved in a crash on the New York State Thruway.Police said that following the crash on June 15, ...

  10. State Police Will Start Deploying Drones

    State Police Will Start Deploying Drones

    State Police in the Hudson Valley will soon have some new tools to fight crime and enforce the law in New York.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new “State Police Unmanned Aerial System” program, which will involve the use of aerial drones that will be put into service later this month.Cuomo said that the program will “be used to support law enforcement missions, ...

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