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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Family Domestic Dispute Leads To Felony Charges For Westchester Man

    Family Domestic Dispute Leads To Felony Charges For Westchester Man

    A 36-year-old Westchester man was arrested on multiple felony charges following a domestic dispute in Mount Kisco.Westchester County Police officers were dispatched to a West Main Street home where there were reports of a domestic incident shortly before 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, polices spokesman Kieran O’Leary said on Friday.Upon arrival, police determined that there had been a family ...

  2. Bill To Ban Barges In Hudson Valley Awaiting Cuomo's Approval

    Bill To Ban Barges In Hudson Valley Awaiting Cuomo's Approval

    A bill to prevent the creation of anchorage sites in the Hudson River has passed the New York State Assembly and Senate, and will now head to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk before it can be signed into law.Earlier this year, bi-partisan Hudson Valley officials came together at the Yonkers waterfront to announce additional legislation that would stop the U.S. Coast Guard’s proposal that ...

  3. Three Busted Stealing $6,000 In Televisions From Westchester Property

    Three Busted Stealing $6,000 In Televisions From Westchester Property

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Bronxville have arrested three men accused of stealing thousands in property following an investigation into the burglary of Villa Bxv on Kensington Road earlier this year.Police arrested 39-year-old Tuckahoe resident Pablo Morel as well as 38-year-old Eddie Carrasco and 50-year-old Jose Lebron, both from Brooklyn, on Wednesday following the ...

  4. Lawsuit: Transgender Hostess Harassed, Mocked At Westchester Applebee's

    Lawsuit: Transgender Hostess Harassed, Mocked At Westchester Applebee's

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The firing of a transgender employee at a Westchester Applebee’s over alleged sexual harassment has led to a discrimination lawsuit from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.A Title VII lawsuit was filed by the EEOC, the organization announced on Friday, against Apple Metro Inc., which operates Applebee’s in Westchester, following the alleged incident, ...

  5. Security Increased At Abandoned Port Chester Hospital After Teen's Death

    Security Increased At Abandoned Port Chester Hospital After Teen's Death

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - As Port Chester continues to mourn the loss of 14-year-old Chris Aguilar, security has been stepped up at the abandoned hospital where he died, which was a frequent hangout for teenagers.Aguilar, who was a freshman at Port Chester High School, fell through the roof of the former United Hospital on Tuesday, falling several stories to his death in front of ...

  6. Woman Busted For DWI With BAC Nearly Double Legal Limit in Scarsdale

    Woman Busted For DWI With BAC Nearly Double Legal Limit in Scarsdale

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 39-year-old woman from Bronxville was busted in Scarsdale with a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit, police announced.At approximately 4:15 a.m. on June 17, officers conducting traffic control on Post Road stopped Jessica Sotomayor after she was spotted swerving and repeatedly crossing over the pavement markings.Police said that during the ...

  7. Scam Prompts Postal Service To Make Mailbox Changes In Yonkers

    Scam Prompts Postal Service To Make Mailbox Changes In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Following a suspicious fishing scam on city mailboxes, the Yonkers Police Department announced that the United States Postal Service will be making changes.The Yonkers Police Department announced on Friday that the USPS is converting mailboxes in Yonkers to the slot variety following reports of glue being smeared on several city mailboxes.In regards to the conversion ...

  8. Trump Aide, Westchester HS Grad Forced To Declare Bankruptcy Over Illness

    Trump Aide, Westchester HS Grad Forced To Declare Bankruptcy Over Illness

    An aide of President Donald Trump that graduated from Yorktown High School was forced declared bankruptcy while his wife suffered from a chronic disease.A story reported in the Daily Beast on Friday depicts the tale of Yorktown native - and Hopewell Junction resident - Dan Scavino, Trump’s social media director whose wife has suffered from Lyme disease for more than a decade.Scavino ...

  9. Hudson Valley Well Represented At WFAN 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Hudson Valley Well Represented At WFAN 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Some Hudson Valley dignitaries were in the house for WFAN Radio’s 30th anniversary to celebrate three decades for the one of the country’s longest running 24-hour sports talk radio channels.Among those in attendance at the 30th Anniversary celebration at Grand Central Terminal were Dutchess County resident Sweeny Murti, Scarsdale native Ed Coleman, Suzyn Waldman of Yorktown Heights and ...

  10. Police Officer In Hudson Valley Charged With Having Sex With Minor

    Police Officer In Hudson Valley Charged With Having Sex With Minor

    A Hudson Valley police officer has been charged with allegedly raping a minor.New York State Police have announced the arrest of 25-year-old Woodridge resident Yermia “Jeremy” Solomon, an officer with the Monticello Police Department, after an investigation determined that he had engaged in sexual relations with a minor who was less than 17-years-old.Police said that Solomon has been ...

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