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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. Effort Underway To Save Lives On I-95

    Effort Underway To Save Lives On I-95

    Law enforcement agencies up and down the east coast are teaming to protect motorists on I-95 as part of the National Drive to Save Lives Campaign.State police agencies from 15 east coast states - including New York and Connecticut - are teaming in an effort to “keep one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates, I-95 safe and fatality-free" Friday, April 20 and Saturday, ...

  2. Motorist Caught With Cannabis Candies In Hudson Valley Stop

    Motorist Caught With Cannabis Candies In Hudson Valley Stop

    A 34-year-old man is facing multiple felony drug charges after being busted by state police with hundreds of grams of controlled cannabis during a routine traffic stop on I-87 in Orange County.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop of West Belmar, N.J., resident Mark McNulty shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday night in Newburgh for an equipment violation. During the ...

  3. Man Hits Car With Bat In Hudson Valley Road Rage Incident, Police Say

    Man Hits Car With Bat In Hudson Valley Road Rage Incident, Police Say

    Police intervention was required following a road rage incident on I-87 in Ramapo on Wednesday when a motorist damaged another driver’s vehicle with a baseball bat.State Police troopers were dispatched to a stretch of the interstate shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, where there was a report of a possible road rage incident involving two motorists.According to police, the ...

  4. Car Bursts Into Flames After Overturning On Taconic Parkway

    Car Bursts Into Flames After Overturning On Taconic Parkway

    Click here for an updated story: Good Samaritans Pull Woman Trapped Inside Overturned Car On TaconicVolunteer firefighters in Yorktown helped rescue a motorist from a burning car overnight after it flipped on the Taconic State Parkway and burst into flames.Members of the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a stretch of the southbound lanes of the Taconic at ...

  5. Seven Charged In Westchester With Narcotics Trafficking

    Seven Charged In Westchester With Narcotics Trafficking

    Seven alleged drug traffickers are facing decades to life in prison after being indicted in White Plains federal court for their roles in pushing cocaine in Orange County.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the unsealing of an indictment charging seven people with trafficking more than five kilograms of cocaine in ...

  6. Teen Makes 'Disturbing, Violent' Threat To Westchester School, Police Say

    Teen Makes 'Disturbing, Violent' Threat To Westchester School, Police Say

    A  teenager is facing criminal charges after allegedly making threats against his school and posting violent images on social media.Officers from the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to the Hawthorne PEARLS School on April 16, to investigate a report of a student who made threats against the school.According to police, the investigation into the threats determined that a ...

  7. Teen Pleads Guilty To Killing Man In Greenburgh Apartment Building

    Teen Pleads Guilty To Killing Man In Greenburgh Apartment Building

    A 16-year-old has pleaded guilty to his role in the fatal shooting of a Westchester man in an apartment stairwell last summer.Trevon Major of Greenburgh has pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter and one count of criminal possession of a weapon, both violent felonies, following the death of Joseph Smith III in August last year, Westchester County District Attorney ...

  8. 35K Felons On Parole Now Can Vote Under Cuomo Executive Order

    35K Felons On Parole Now Can Vote Under Cuomo Executive Order

    Thousands of parolees now have the right to vote following an executive order signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Cuomo signed on Wednesday the executive order, which restores voting rights to an estimated 35,000 men and women on parole in the state. The reform restores the right to vote upon release from incarceration and “reverses disenfranchisement for thousands of New ...

  9. Pair Nabbed With Loaded Pistol, Cocaine In I-684 Stop

    Pair Nabbed With Loaded Pistol, Cocaine In I-684 Stop

    Two men are facing felony weapon and charges after being busted by state police with cocaine and an illegally possessed handgun during a routine traffic stop on I-684 in Putnam County.New York State Police troopers on patrol at approximately 9 p.m. on April 14 conducted a traffic stop of a 2006 GMC being driven by Waterbury resident Kurtis Leduc, 36, on I-684 in Southeast for a series ...

  10. Westchester Toddler Killed By Blunt Force Trauma, Medical Examiner Says

    Westchester Toddler Killed By Blunt Force Trauma, Medical Examiner Says

    An autopsy performed by the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that the toddler who was killed by his father earlier this week died from blunt force trauma to his body.The 2-year-old boy was found unresponsive by his mother on Monday night in the Esplande Gardens apartment building in Mount Vernon when she returned home from work. After rushing him to Montefiore ...

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