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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. Man Caught With 3 Pounds Of Pot In Hudson Valley Stop

    Man Caught With 3 Pounds Of Pot In Hudson Valley Stop

    New York State Police troopers in Orange County busted a man with more than three pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on I-87 in Newburgh.Troopers stopped a vehicle shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, when the driver committed a vehicle and traffic law violation. During the subsequent stop, police said that the troopers established probable cause to search the vehicle and ...

  2. Seen Him? Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For Sex Offense In Westchester

    Seen Him? Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For Sex Offense In Westchester

    Have you seen him?Police investigators in Yonkers are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a man wanted in regards to a sexual offense inside the city.The Yonkers Police Department’s Warrant Squad issued an alert on Friday regarding 35-year-old Michael Winchester, who is wanted for failure to register for a sex offense. Investigators said that his last known address was on ...

  3. Westchester Man With Beer In Backseat Busted For DWI, Police Say

    Westchester Man With Beer In Backseat Busted For DWI, Police Say

    A Westchester man is facing a pair of charges after being busted driving with empty beers in his back seat and a blood-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit over the weekend.A Scarsdale Police Department sergeant conducting DWI patrol shortly after midnight on Friday, June 15, stopped Elmsford resident Jose Jesus Mojica, 42, on Fenimore Road, near the intersection of Walworth ...

  4. Video: Kayaker Survives 17 Hours On Long Island Sound

    Video: Kayaker Survives 17 Hours On Long Island Sound

    Much like Gilligan only planned on going on a three-hour tour, longtime kayak fisherman Mike Diaz didn’t plan on spending more than 12 hours in the Long Island Sound when his vessel took on water and left him stranded near the Connecticut shore.Veteran fisherman Mike Diaz, who has frequented the Long Island Sound from his kayak for 12 years, spent 17 hours in the water during a recent ...

  5. Father Indicted On Murder Charge In Death Of Westchester Toddler

    Father Indicted On Murder Charge In Death Of Westchester Toddler

    The 34-year-old father of a toddler who was found unresponsive in a Westchester apartment last month has been indicted by a grand jury on charges that include murder.Last month, Mount Vernon resident Lloyd Scott was arrested following an investigation into his dead son, who was found unresponsive in their Esplande Gardens apartment by his mother, who rushed him to Montefiore Mount ...

  6. NYPD Being Sued For Failing To Provide Info On Gun Permits Of Trump, Sons

    NYPD Being Sued For Failing To Provide Info On Gun Permits Of Trump, Sons

    The New York Police Department is facing a lawsuit for allegedly violating public record laws by failing to disclose information about President Donald Trump’s gun permit application.The department is refusing to disclose information about handgun licenses held by the Commander-in-Chief and two of his sons, citing privacy and safety concerns, according to a lawsuit filed this week.The ...

  7. DA Joins FBI Probe Of Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor

    DA Joins FBI Probe Of Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor

    The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has joined the FBI probe into a Hudson Valley healthcare company that received more than $25 million in grants after donating to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign.Orange County-based Crystal Run Healthcare, which received $25.4 million in taxpayer money after doctors and administrators gave more than $400,000 in funds to the campaign in ...

  8. Man Sleeping Under Backyard Picnic Table Startles Westchester Family

    Man Sleeping Under Backyard Picnic Table Startles Westchester Family

    A North White Plains family got a scare when they woke up to find a man sleeping in their yard under a picnic table.Officers from the North Castle Police Department received a report from a Custis Avenue resident shortly before 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, stating that a potentially homeless man was sleeping under a picnic table in the yard.
When awoken by the resident’s daughter, ...

  9. Bronxville High School Celebrates Class Of 2018

    Bronxville High School Celebrates Class Of 2018

    A lifetime of hard work and dedication to their studies led to a happy day for students and educators in Bronxville, who celebrated the high school’s 96th commencement ceremony in front of a proud crowd of parents and well-wishers on the school’s front lawn.“The Class of 2018 has contributed so much to the school during your time here,” Bronxville High School Principal Ann Meyer said ...

  10. 'Disgust, Contempt' For Trump Policy In Irvington, Now Housing Migrant Kids

    'Disgust, Contempt' For Trump Policy In Irvington, Now Housing Migrant Kids

    A Westchester children's facility in existence since 1963 is housing migrant children that were separated from their families from the Mexican border amid the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.Elected officials in Irvington, led by Mayor Brian Smith, issued a joint statement on Friday on the migrant kids who are being housed at Abbott House off Route 9 (Broadway) ...

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