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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. Pair Indicted In Area Carjacking Case

    Pair Indicted In Area Carjacking Case

    Two men who beat an elderly man outside a senior housing center, stuffed him in a trunk and attempted to flee police in Orange County have been indicted on a series of charges.Port Jervis residents Justin White and Trenelle Drake, both 28, were indicted on Tuesday, where they were charged with felony counts of kidnapping, two counts of robbery, coercion, unlawful fleeing of a police ...

  2. Road Closure Alert Issued For 40th Annual Hudson Valley Event

    Road Closure Alert Issued For 40th Annual Hudson Valley Event

    There will be several roads closed for several hours on Sunday, as hundreds of athletes make their way to southern Dutchess County for the 40th annual Classic Road Race.With hundreds expected to participate in the children’s race, 5K and half marathon events that begin and end at Lagrange Town Hall, there will be intermittent closures, causing delays for motorists in the area of ...

  3. Financial Broker Charged With Disguising $1.5M In Income

    Financial Broker Charged With Disguising $1.5M In Income

    A 71-year-old man took elaborate steps in an attempt to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes on a $1.5 million business commission and failed to file federal tax returns for several years.Greenwich resident Richard Josephberg was charged in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday with five counts of tax evasion and four counts of willful failure to file tax returns for a ...

  4. Street Closures, Parking Restrictions Set For Annual Riverfest Event

    Street Closures, Parking Restrictions Set For Annual Riverfest Event

    Street closures over the weekend are expected to impact businesses and residents alike, as the city prepares for the 26th annual Riverfest.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert warning that beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, several roadways will be closed until Riverfest ends sometime between 10 p.m. and midnight.Temporary “no parking” signs will be posted in the area, ...

  5. Mayor In Westchester Scheduled To Appear In Court For Criminal Case

    Mayor In Westchester Scheduled To Appear In Court For Criminal Case

    Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas is scheduled to appear in court for his first appearance since being arraigned in May on charges claiming he stole campaign funds and failed to disclose his use of inaugural funds during his initial run for office.Thomas is due in Westchester County Court on Friday, where he will answer charges that include grand larceny and filing a false instrument ...

  6. Police Chief In Westchester Under Independent Investigation After Son Takes Gun

    Police Chief In Westchester Under Independent Investigation After Son Takes Gun

    A hearing officer from Mount Pleasant has been hired to further investigate Eastchester Police Chief Timothy Bonci, whose son allegedly took his father’s gun before turning himself into police custody in July.While he is being investigated internally by two lieutenants in the department, town officials have appointed Mount Pleasant Judge Robert Ponzini to lead a separate, independent ...

  7. Four Sentenced For Elaborate Insider Trading Scheme At Manhattan Hedge Fund

    Four Sentenced For Elaborate Insider Trading Scheme At Manhattan Hedge Fund

    A Fairfield County resident was among four men sentenced for an elaborate insider trading scheme that net a Manhattan hedge fund millions of dollars in profit.For five years, 42-year-old David Blaszczak, a political intelligence consultant from  Isle of Palms, South Carolina, was able to obtain confidential, non-public information from members of Centers for Medicine and Medicaid ...

  8. Crews Work For Hours To Battle Blaze That Razed Westchester House

    Crews Work For Hours To Battle Blaze That Razed Westchester House

    All hands were on deck for several hours as crews worked to safely extinguish a blaze that razed a house in Northern Westchester.First responders were dispatched near the intersection of Jacobs Hill Road and East Main Street (Route 6) in Cortlandt shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, where there was a report of a structure fire.New York State Division of Homeland Security and ...

  9. Seven Westchester Residents Charged With DWI By State Police

    Seven Westchester Residents Charged With DWI By State Police

    With law enforcement agencies in the Hudson Valley continuing their crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among two dozen motorists who found themselves charged with DWI offenses in the area this past week.Local residents charged were:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Sept. 7, State Police from Brewster arrested Michele Drella, 53, of Mount Kisco, ...

  10. Alert Issued For Suspicious Phone Calls Involving Police In Westchester

    Alert Issued For Suspicious Phone Calls Involving Police In Westchester

    Police are investigating a series of suspicious calls to local residents that involved the caller posing as a law enforcement official.The New Rochelle Police Department released an alert after residents recently reported that the received phone calls from someone identifying themselves as a New Rochelle Police employee.Police said that the caller advised the recipient that they were to ...

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