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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. Police Investigating $11,000 In Checks Missing From Car In Westchester

    Police Investigating $11,000 In Checks Missing From Car In Westchester

    A man in Scarsdale is minus more than $10,000 in checks that went missing from the center console of his vehicle, police said.Investigators from the Scarsdale Police Department received a report from a Sherman Street resident on Oct. 9, who stated that between 10 and 15 bank checks that were written to him were missing from his 2010 Toyota.The man said that he last saw the checks at ...

  2. Teen In Westchester Domestic Dispute Violates Protection Order, Police Say

    Teen In Westchester Domestic Dispute Violates Protection Order, Police Say

    A late-night domestic incident turned violent in Northern Westchester when a teenager began punching walls and made sure his victim couldn’t call for help, police said.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to a Lexington Avenue home in Cortlandt shortly after midnight on Monday, Oct. 15, where there was a report of a domestic dispute that potentially turned physical.Police said ...

  3. Deadly Combination: Teen Driver Plus Teen Passenger Increase Crash Chance 51 Percent, AAA Says

    Deadly Combination: Teen Driver Plus Teen Passenger Increase Crash Chance 51 Percent, AAA Says

    Teenage passengers may be the biggest threat to teenage drivers, according to a recently released report from AAA.Research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that when a teen driver has only teen passengers in their vehicle, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increased 51 percent. In comparison, when passengers over the age of 35 ride with a teen driver, ...

  4. Surge In Americans Who Expect To Buy Electric Cars, AAA Says

    Surge In Americans Who Expect To Buy Electric Cars, AAA Says

    American drivers are going green, are you?With gas prices on the rise, a new study released by AAA found that demand for electric vehicles is on the rise, with 20 percent of Americans proclaiming their next car will be electric. The latest survey is an increase of 5 percent from last year.According to AAA, improved safety features, decreased ownership costs and increased driving ranges ...

  5. It's Worst Time Of Year For Vehicle Vs. Deer, Animal Collisions: Here Are Tips To Prevent Them

    It's Worst Time Of Year For Vehicle Vs. Deer, Animal Collisions: Here Are Tips To Prevent Them

    Most wild-life-vehicle collisions occur from October through December, many of which are preventable by following simple tips, according to AAA. From 2001 through 2011, animal collisions led to nearly 2,100 fatal crashes nationwide.“Whether a deer, dog, moose or squirrel, animals on the roadway are unexpected, and their actions can be erratic and unpredictable, creating a dangerous ...

  6. O Cannabis: U.S. Won't Ban Canadian Pot Industry Workers After Legalization Of Marijuana

    O Cannabis: U.S. Won't Ban Canadian Pot Industry Workers After Legalization Of Marijuana

    Canadian cannabis growers are no longer banned from entering the country, after U.S. border guards reversed course on an earlier decision, despite marijuana being legalized in several states.Last month, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that, with the legalization of marijuana in our neighbor to the north, some growers may have their admissibility into the country ...

  7. Construction To Start On Complex With 36 Luxury Apartments In Harrison

    Construction To Start On Complex With 36 Luxury Apartments In Harrison

    A defunct movie theater in Westchester will soon be revitalized by three dozen luxury apartments, a cafe and several refurbished stores.Developers have broken ground at the Harrison Playhouse Lofts in downtown Harrison, which is an adaptive reuse of the old Harrison movie theater that has been closed for over a dozen years. The project is a mixed-use, transit-oriented development that ...

  8. Stop & Shop Makeover: Roll Out Of 'Refreshed' Format Includes $70M Renovation Of Stores

    Stop & Shop Makeover: Roll Out Of 'Refreshed' Format Includes $70M Renovation Of Stores

    Stop & Shop stores throughout the area and the country are set to get a makeover.The supermarket chain announced its intention to introduce a new brand concept at more than 400 locations in the Northeast. The initial rollout is scheduled to begin in Connecticut with 21 stores, followed by a $70 million renovation of all the company’s grocery stores.According to Stop & Shop ...

  9. Spectrum Will Increase Cable Costs

    Spectrum Will Increase Cable Costs

    With more and more Americans continuing to cut the cord and cancel their cable packages, Spectrum announced that those looking to enjoy their television service will soon be paying an increased fee.Spectrum announced that they will be increasing their broadcast TV price from $8.85 to $9.95 monthly. Their receiver costs will go from $6.99 to $7.50, while digital adapters will rise from ...

  10. 'Strange Coyotes' Spotted In Westchester: Find Out When, Where

    'Strange Coyotes' Spotted In Westchester: Find Out When, Where

    A pair of coyotes described by a local resident as "strange" were spotted this week in Northern Westchester.The duo were out and about in a West Somers Park neighborhood.The sightings follow several others throughout Westchester in recent weeks, including several others in New Rochelle, Greenburgh, Eastchester, Mount Pleasant, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, Putnam, Dutchess and ...

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