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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. 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 ...

  2. Mamaroneck Mother Indicted For Murder In Death Of Toddler, Attack On Police

    Mamaroneck Mother Indicted For Murder In Death Of Toddler, Attack On Police

    Months after she allegedly killed her 2-year-old daughter and attempted to stab two police officers offering aid, a Westchester woman has been indicted for murder and multiple attempted murder charges.Mamaroneck resident Cynthia Arce, 29, was indicted on Wednesday on charges related to the death of her toddler daughter, Gabriella Boyd, in their home earlier this year. She is also facing ...

  3. Brake Problem Prompts Recall Of 10 GM Models

    Brake Problem Prompts Recall Of 10 GM Models

    General Motors has recalled more than 200,000 Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC vehicles due to an issue with the brake system that may increase the risk of a potential crash.The affected vehicles - 10 different models in all - are equipped with brakes with defective pistons. Hydrogen gas from the defective pistons can be released into the brake system, causing hazards for motorists.If ...

  4. Ex-Chief Admits Stealing $312K From Fire Department In Westchester

    Ex-Chief Admits Stealing $312K From Fire Department In Westchester

    A former fire chief and police officer has admitted to stealing more than $300,000 from a Northern Westchester fire department while he was a treasurer.Gerald Munson, who most recently served as the Croton-on-Hudson FD treasurer, has pleaded guilty to grand larceny as a crime of public corruption after admitting to stealing $312,925 from the department.Munson was in Westchester County ...

  5. Westchester Doctor, Wife Sentenced For Running $77M Black-Market Pill Mill

    Westchester Doctor, Wife Sentenced For Running $77M Black-Market Pill Mill

    An elderly doctor and his wife, who called Westchester home are heading to prison after being busted running a black market pill mill that “pumped out” more than $77 million in painkillers onto the black market over the course of several years.Scarsdale residents Rogelio Lucas, 80, and his wife, Lydia Lucas, 82, who operated a medical practice on the Upper West Side, were found guilty ...

  6. Driver Strikes Home, Parked Cars After Suffering Medical Episode

    Driver Strikes Home, Parked Cars After Suffering Medical Episode

    A scary scene unfolded in Rockland County on Monday, when a driver suffered a medical episode and went ping-ponging against several cars before coming to a rest when his truck struck a Suffern home.Officers from the Suffern Police Department received a report late on Monday afternoon, of an erratic driver who struck several cars and other items before coming to a stop when it struck a ...

  7. Popular Pastor Of Northern Westchester Church Dies At 51

    Popular Pastor Of Northern Westchester Church Dies At 51

    A popular pastor in Northern Westchester has died at age 51.The Rev. Dr. Charles "Chip" Andrus South Salem has been described as "a man of deep integrity, kindness and warmth, community catalyst, Presbyterian scholar, masterful teacher, talented musician, devoted husband and father."In 2013, he was named permanent pastor of South Salem Presbyterian Church in South ...

  8. Forcible Touching Incident Involving Multiple Students Reported At Area College

    Forcible Touching Incident Involving Multiple Students Reported At Area College

    A student at a Hudson Valley college has reported that she was inappropriately and unwillingly touched by a group of male classmates without her consent.Students at the Dutchess County Community College received an email this week regarding an incident of forcible touching in a classroom on campus.The Office of Campus Public Safety received a report from the school’s Title IX ...

  9. Indian Point Quarterly Siren Test Scheduled

    Indian Point Quarterly Siren Test Scheduled

    Don’t be alarmed, it’s just a test.There will be a test of the Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens during a regularly quarterly test of the system.Between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 12, officials will conduct the test, which will involve sounding the sirens at full-volume for approximately four minutes in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam ...

  10. Hundreds Without Power In Westchester As Stormy Weather Overspreads Area

    Hundreds Without Power In Westchester As Stormy Weather Overspreads Area

    Hundreds of Westchester residents were left in the dark on Monday afternoon as stormy weather made its way through the region.With rain and wind gusts hitting the area, 712 of Con Edison’s 348,198 Westchester customers were reporting outages. Additionally, 145 of NYSEG’s 32,806 customers in Northern Westchester were also without power.Greenburgh was the hardest hit, with 689 outages. ...

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