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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. Court Rules To Allow Westchester City To 'Tax Tech Giants'

    Court Rules To Allow Westchester City To 'Tax Tech Giants'

    T-Mobile has been ordered to pay property taxes on large cellular data transmission installations in a Westchester City, creating a new revenue stream.Chief Judge Janet DiFiore unanimously affirmed a decision by the New York Court of Appeals, which found that certain equipment such as cell towers are taxable in Mount Vernon. The decision will force T-Mobile to pay property taxes on ...

  2. Cuomo Says He'll Push To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use

    Cuomo Says He'll Push To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use

    New York is going to get a little greener if Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his wish.Cuomo announced that legalizing the adult use of marijuana is near the top of his legislative priorities in 2019during a speech in Manhattan Monday, previewing his January annual State of the State address. He also vowed to pass the Child Victim’s Act, strengthen gun laws and re-evaluating the current cash ...

  3. Most On Record: Here's What Percentage Of Americans Will Travel This Holiday Season

    Most On Record: Here's What Percentage Of Americans Will Travel This Holiday Season

    Planning on traveling for the holidays? You won’t be alone.Fresh on the heels of one of the busiest Thanksgiving travel seasons, Americans getting ready to go on the move for the Christmas and New Year holidays. AAA estimates that a record-breaking 112.5 million travelers - more than a third of all Americans - are expected to visit family and friends for the holiday.“’Tis the season for ...

  4. Suspect On Loose After Shooting During Bar Fight In Westchester

    Suspect On Loose After Shooting During Bar Fight In Westchester

    Police are attempting to track down a suspect who is on the loose after firing three shots during a “large altercation” outside a bar early on Saturday morning.Officers were dispatched to Chuggers bar in New Rochelle at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, when shots rang out during a dispute. Police said that three shell casings were recovered at the scene.According to ...

  5. Two-Alarm House Fire Breaks Out In Westchester

    Two-Alarm House Fire Breaks Out In Westchester

    Flames and smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of a home on Monday morning as crews battled a two-alarm fire that broke out in Westchester.All hands were on deck shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, as firefighters were called to a home on Fletcher Avenue in Mount Vernon, near Overlook Street.Crews from Mount Vernon, New Rochelle and other area fire departments were on ...

  6. Police: Woman With Warrant Arrested At Metro-North Station Searching For Loose Change

    Police: Woman With Warrant Arrested At Metro-North Station Searching For Loose Change

    A woman with a warrant out for her arrest was taken into police custody after she was caught at a Westchester Metro-North train station searching for loose change.Westchester County Police officers were dispatched to the Mount Kisco train station shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, where there was a report of a woman possibly tampering with the ticket machines.Upon arrival, ...

  7. Wanted: Man Accused Of Giving Fake Name During DWI Arrest

    Wanted: Man Accused Of Giving Fake Name During DWI Arrest

    Have you seen him?New York State Police investigators have issued an alert for a man wanted for multiple DWI convictions who attempted to dupe police with a fake name and birthday.Raul Arrieta, 34, is wanted by State Police in Montgomery for two previous convictions of DWI within 10 years. When he was initially arrested, he provided the name Victor Arrieta, with a birth date of Oct. 7, ...

  8. Mystery Surrounds Sighting: Is It A Fox Or Coyote Roaming Around Westchester Backyards?

    Mystery Surrounds Sighting: Is It A Fox Or Coyote Roaming Around Westchester Backyards?

    Click here for an updated story - Vote Now: Is It A Fox Or Coyote Roaming Around Westchester Backyards?Keep your pets on a tight leash. There’s been a brand new wild animal sighting in Westchester.The Tuckahoe Police Department issued an alert for a “large coyote or fox” that was caught on camera in backyards on Dante Avenue and Bella Vista Street. The animal was spotted at ...

  9. Seen Him? Man Accused Of Using Forged $1.4K Check In Westchester

    Seen Him? Man Accused Of Using Forged $1.4K Check In Westchester

    Seen him? An alert has been issued by New York State Police investigators regarding Mohamed Dicko, who is wanted by police and the Town of Lewisboro Court stemming from a grand larceny charge levied in August last year.According to police, Dicko, 43, allegedly used a forged check to purchase more than $1,400 worth of vehicle parts from a motor vehicle dealership in ...

  10. Wegmans To Pay $750K Fine For Running Liquor Stores Without Proper License

    Wegmans To Pay $750K Fine For Running Liquor Stores Without Proper License

    Wegmans, which is preparing to open its first market in the Hudson Valley, is facing nearly a million dollar fine for allegedly operating five liquor stores without a proper license.The New York State Liquor Authority slapped the grocery store giant with $750,000 in civil penalties to settle eight cases involving violations that include illegally trafficking wine to New York locations, ...

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