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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Hundreds Of Con Ed Customers Without Power After Storms Hit Westchester

    Hundreds Of Con Ed Customers Without Power After Storms Hit Westchester

    More than 500 Westchester residents remain in the dark following a round of storms that struck the area overnight following Monday’s sudden rise in temperatures and humidity in the region.On Tuesday morning, as of 9:45 a.m., 546 of Con Edison’s 348,948 customers in Westchester County remained without power as crews continue cleaning up from the overnight storm, with a planned ...

  2. Westchester Has Lowest Gun Homicide Rate In State, New Data Shows

    Westchester Has Lowest Gun Homicide Rate In State, New Data Shows

    The lowest-ranking county in the state for gun-related incidents is in the Hudson Valley, according to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control.Based on a five-year average, Westchester ranks the lowest in gun-related homicide deaths in New York, and is the third lowest in overall gun-related deaths and has the sixth lowest death rate of gun-related suicides, ...

  3. Woman, Man Caught With Stolen Gun After Taconic Parkway Traffic Stop

    Woman, Man Caught With Stolen Gun After Taconic Parkway Traffic Stop

    A traffic stop on the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess County led to drug and weapon charges for a pair in possession of an allegedly stolen revolver.New York State Police troopers stopped Pittsfield, Mass. resident Charece Boatwright, 29, and Bronx resident Anthony Jackson, 25, on June 14 in East Fishkill, after spotting her 2000 Ford Taurus committing a vehicle and traffic law ...

  4. NY Will Move To Legalize Recreational Marijuana In Coming Days, Reports Say

    NY Will Move To Legalize Recreational Marijuana In Coming Days, Reports Say

    Is legalized cannabis set to make its way to New York?Health officials in New York will reportedly recommend legalizing recreational marijuana, with the backing of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. The New York State Department of Health is scheduled to release a long-awaited report on marijuana in the upcoming days, according to the state health commissioner.The report is currently ...

  5. Man Nabbed For Stealing $1K In Merchandise From Local Vendor

    Man Nabbed For Stealing $1K In Merchandise From Local Vendor

    New York State Police troopers busted a man who allegedly stole more than $1,000 in merchandise from a Dutchess County vendor.An investigation into the stolen merchandise that was launched last year led to the arrest of Ellenville resident John Keelyn, 38, who allegedly stole from a vendor in Wappinger without paying for it.Keelyn was arrested this week and charged with a felony count ...

  6. Wanted Westchester Man Busted For DWI With Infant, Child In Car, Police Say

    Wanted Westchester Man Busted For DWI With Infant, Child In Car, Police Say

    A wanted Westchester man driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit with a 6-year-old and 9-month old child asleep in the car without safety belts is facing a series of charges after being busted in Westchester during an early morning speeding stop.While on patrol shortly before 4 a.m. on Monday, June 11, a Scarsdale police officer stopped White Plains resident ...

  7. VIDEO: Firefighters In Westchester Extinguish Car Engine Fire

    VIDEO: Firefighters In Westchester Extinguish Car Engine Fire

    Firefighters in Hartsdale worked quickly recently to extinguish a fire that broke out in the engine of a parked car.Crews were dispatched to the intersection of North Central Avenue and Concord Avenue in Hartsdale at approximately 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, after receiving reports of an active car fire in the area.Upon arrival, firefighters worked quickly to stretch a line and began ...

  8. DA Joins FBI Probe Of Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor

    DA Joins FBI Probe Of Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor

    The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has joined the FBI probe into a Hudson Valley healthcare company that received more than $25 million in grants after donating the New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign.Orange County-based Crystal Run Healthcare, which received $25.4 million in taxpayer money after doctors and administrators gave more than $400,000 in funds to the campaign in ...

  9. Pair Caught With Hundreds Of Grams Of Cocaine In I-87 Stop

    Pair Caught With Hundreds Of Grams Of Cocaine In I-87 Stop

    Two men were busted by state police with more than 300 grams of alleged cocaine during a traffic stop on I-87.New York State Police troopers stopped a vehicle at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Sunday morning on I-87 in New Paltz after spotting the driver committing a vehicle and traffic law violation.During the subsequent stop, troopers said that while interviewing the driver, 56-year-old ...

  10. 71 Tickets Issued In New Westchester Police Traffic Enforcement Detail

    71 Tickets Issued In New Westchester Police Traffic Enforcement Detail

    New York State Police troopers teamed up with officers from the Yonkers Police Department over the weekend to conduct special enforcement details on area parkways and a major roadway.The law enforcement agencies conducted traffic enforcement details on Central Park Avenue, Sprain Brook Parkway and Cross County Parkway on Saturday “in an effort to combat speeding, aggressive or reckless ...

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