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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. Westchester HS Student Dies From Stab Wound Suffered During Fight

    Westchester HS Student Dies From Stab Wound Suffered During Fight

    The 16-year-old female New Rochelle High School student who was stabbed during a fight near the high school on Wednesday afternoon has died, according to police.Valeree Schwab, 16, suffered a stab wound during a fight early on Wednesday afternoon outside the Dunkin’ Donuts location on North Avenue, around the corner from the high school.According to police, officers responded to the ...

  2. Black Ice Cited As Cause Of Separate Crashes On Bronx River Parkway

    Black Ice Cited As Cause Of Separate Crashes On Bronx River Parkway

    A patch of black ice led to a scary scene on Wednesday morning on the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers.Officials confirmed that shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a woman driving on the parkway near Vermont Terrace hit the ice, losing control of her vehicle, which struck a guardrail and slid onto a stretch of the frozen Bronx River.According to a News12 report, a second driver ...

  3. Police: Westchester Student Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Fight

    Police: Westchester Student Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Fight

    Click here for an updated story: Female New Rochelle HS Student Dies From Stab Wound Suffered During FightEarlier report:The female New Rochelle High School student hospitalized after police say she suffered a stab wound during a fight near the high school has life-threatening injuries.The girl suffered the wound during a fight early Wednesday afternoon outside the Dunkin’ Donuts ...

  4. Westchester Student Reportedly Stabbed During Fight Near High School

    Westchester Student Reportedly Stabbed During Fight Near High School

    Click here for an updated story: New Rochelle HS Student Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In FightEarlier report:A New Rochelle High School student has been hospitalized after reportedly suffering a stab wound during a fight near the high school.The student suffered the wound during a fight early Wednesday afternoon outside the Dunkin’ Donuts location on North Avenue, around the corner ...

  5. Sentencing Pushed For Ex-Westchester Schools Director Guilty Of Bribery

    Sentencing Pushed For Ex-Westchester Schools Director Guilty Of Bribery

    Sentencing of a former New Rochelle Schools Director who was implicated in a corruption scheme was postponed to next month.Last year, John Gallagher Jr. pleaded guilty to bribery for his role in a four-year corruption scheme while he was an independent contractor working with the New Rochelle School District. He faces up to four years in prison and must pay thousands in fines.Gallagher ...

  6. Westchester Massage Parlor Shuts Down Shortly After Reopening

    Westchester Massage Parlor Shuts Down Shortly After Reopening

    An employee at a controversial Hartsdale spa is facing a charge claiming that she was operating her business without a proper license.Members of the Greenburgh Street Crime Unit and Drug and Alcohol Task Force completed an investigation this week that led to the arrest of Xiaonu Jin, 54, who was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession while operating Forest Yin Spa on Central ...

  7. Report: Westchester Teacher Files Discrimination Lawsuit Over Age, Asthma

    Report: Westchester Teacher Files Discrimination Lawsuit Over Age, Asthma

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A former Mount Vernon School District educator is suing the district claiming that he was unjustly treated before departing, according to a lohud report released on Tuesday.Hilary Bailey, 61, has reportedly 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 ...

  8. Report: Man Rescued After Falling Through Ice In New Rochelle

    Report: Man Rescued After Falling Through Ice In New Rochelle

    Before temperatures began rising on Tuesday, New Rochelle police came to the rescue of a man who fell through ice on Monday afternoon, according to a Talk of the Sound report.Officers rescued a man who fell through the ice off the shore of Five Islands Park, according to the report, leading to the hospitalization of a man believed to be in his 50s, who was treated for ...

  9. Woman Seriously Injured When Car Crashes Into Westchester Gas Station

    Woman Seriously Injured When Car Crashes Into Westchester Gas Station

    A Northern Westchester woman suffered injuries and a gas station convenience store was significantly damaged on Monday when a car slid off an icy roadway in Thornwood, fire officials confirmed.First responders were dispatched to the Shell Gas Station on Marble Avenue at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Monday evening, when a Honda slid off the icy road and through the store, causing extensive ...

  10. Man Sentenced For Raping, Choking Westchester Woman

    Man Sentenced For Raping, Choking Westchester Woman

    A 35-year-old man is heading to prison after pleading guilty to the violent rape of a Westchester woman following an extensive manhunt.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced that Bronx resident Clevon Reeves has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree rape, a violent felony, dating back to an incident in ...

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