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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. Popular Hudson Valley Radio Host Mark Bolger Fired By Mix 97.7

    Popular Hudson Valley Radio Host Mark Bolger Fired By Mix 97.7

    A longtime Hudson Valley radio personality has signed off for the final time, after being let go by Poughkeepsie-based Mix 97.7 FM after nearly a decade at the station.Mark Bolger, a radio host at Mix 97.7 since 2011, has been let go. His former co-host, Taylor Dickson, has now taken over the morning drive.Bolger, formerly a personality at K104, fired on Feb. 9. Officials from the ...

  2. Westchester Contractor Sentenced For Offering Kickbacks To Schools Director

    Westchester Contractor Sentenced For Offering Kickbacks To Schools Director

    Days after former New Rochelle schools director was sentenced to federal prison, his co-conspirator escaped jail time after agreeing to pay a myriad of fines in White Plains Federal Court, according to Talk of the Sound.Mauro Zozini was sentenced to an undisclosed term of supervised release and ordered to pay nearly $300,000 in restitution and back taxes after pleading guilty to felony ...

  3. Hutchinson River Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    Hutchinson River Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    Drivers can expect temporary delays on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Mount Vernon next month as contracting crews continue a bridge replacement project in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert to motorists cautioning that beginning on 11 p.m. on Friday, March 2 through 5 a.m. on Monday, March 5, a portion of the Hutchinson River Parkway between Exit ...

  4. Former Swim Instructor Busted With Child Porn Reports Move To White Plains

    Former Swim Instructor Busted With Child Porn Reports Move To White Plains

    A former swim instructor at the JCC of Mid-Westchester who was busted with child pornography and registered as a sex offender has reported an address change.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 37-year-old Rhony Sanchez, who has moved from Elmsford to a residence on Central Avenue in White ...

  5. ID Released For Man Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash

    ID Released For Man Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash

    The man who was hospitalized following a single vehicle crash on the Taconic State Parkway earlier this month has died, state police announced on Friday.First responders were dispatched to a stretch of the parkway in LaGrange at approximately 3:20 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, where there were reports of a one-vehicle crash that required the driver to be extricated from his vehicle.Police ...

  6. Harrison PD Chief Retires Amid Sexual Harassment Probe

    Harrison PD Chief Retires Amid Sexual Harassment Probe

    As an investigation into sexual harassment claims continues in Harrison, Police Chief Michael Olsey has retired, according to a lohud report.Last month, the Harrison Town Law Department launched an investigation into Olsey’s treatment of Det. Derka Abbate after she filed a complaint against the chief in December last year. Olsey was never suspended.Abbate alleges that she was harassed ...

  7. Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Blaze In Westchester Building

    Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Blaze In Westchester Building

    Firefighters battled a blaze at a seemingly vacant property during an early morning two-alarm fire in the city.Fire crews were dispatched to a South 5th Avenue home at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning after receiving reports of smoke coming from the building, which is one of the city’s oldest, according to News12. No injuries were immediately reported. The cause of the fire is ...

  8. Water Main Break Leads To Route 9A Road Closure In Westchester

    Water Main Break Leads To Route 9A Road Closure In Westchester

    A stretch of Route 9A is closed in Greenburgh following a water main break in the area.The Greenburgh Police Department issued an alert on Friday afternoon cautioning motorists that Route 9A (Saw Mill River Road) will be closed to northbound traffic between Worthington Road and White House Road due to the break.Police said that the roadway is expected to be reopened no later than 4 p.m. ...

  9. Details Emerge After Two Suspects Nabbed In Westchester Stolen Car Chase

    Details Emerge After Two Suspects Nabbed In Westchester Stolen Car Chase

    It took a true team effort between county and local law enforcement to stop a pair of suspects who allegedly stole a car in New Rochelle on Thursday and led police on a wild foot chase on the Metro-North railroad tracks.A detective in the Westchester County Police Real Time Crime Center received an alert at approximately 11:18 a.m. on Wednesday that a stolen Ford Explorer was being ...

  10. Officials Propose Short, Long Term Solutions For Popular Westchester Park

    Officials Propose Short, Long Term Solutions For Popular Westchester Park

    Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has laid out ambitious short and long-term plans to revitalize Memorial Field and remove contaminated soil from the park at a cost of $800,000 for taxpayers.Thomas gave Memorial Field an “industrial strength valentine” on Wednesday, announcing a “two-prong” approach to reopen the once vibrant recreation hub that has laid in ruins for the better part of ...

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