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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. Westchester Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge For Daytime Shooting

    Westchester Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge For Daytime Shooting

    A man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly opening fire on a man in broad daylight in Westchester.Yonkers resident Anthony Villa, 24, was arraigned on a five-count indictment on Monday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., announced, including attempted murder and weapons charges.The indictment alleges that at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, ...

  2. ID Released Of Man Found Dead Along Shoulder Of Busy Westchester Road

    ID Released Of Man Found Dead Along Shoulder Of Busy Westchester Road

    Police have identified the man who was found fatally shot in the shoulder of a busy Westchester road on Monday morning.The Yonkers Police Department received a report at approximately 8:20 a.m. on July 16, of a dead body that was found alongside the shoulder of the eastbound lanes of Tuckahoe Road with multiple gunshot wounds near the I-87 overpass.The body was found by a passerby, who ...

  3. Man To Be Sentenced For Attempted Murder In Westchester

    Man To Be Sentenced For Attempted Murder In Westchester

    A 22-year-old man already facing life in prison for his role in a 12-hour crime spree last year in Westchester is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to attempted murder following shooting incidents in Mount Vernon and Yonkers.Mount Vernon resident Allen Copeland pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, both violent ...

  4. Heavy Rain, Storms Lead To New Hudson River Sewage Discharge Warning

    Heavy Rain, Storms Lead To New Hudson River Sewage Discharge Warning

    The thunderstorms passing through the region led to a sewage discharge that flooded into the Hudson River.For the second time in two days, the Poughkeepsie Water Pollution Control Plant has issued an alert after 6,000 gallons of untreated waste was spilled into the Hudson River over the span of 20 minutes on Tuesday.The latest discharge was first reported at 2 p.m. Tuesday and was ...

  5. Man Sentenced For Heist Of Over $1M Of Computers Bound For Two Schools

    Man Sentenced For Heist Of Over $1M Of Computers Bound For Two Schools

    The second brother from Northern Westchester who participated in a scheme to steal, transport and sell more than 1,000 computers valued at more than a million dollars is heading to prison.Yorktown Heights resident Anton Saljanin, 46, has been sentenced to 48 months in prison and must pay $989, 424.15 in restitution after pleading guilty last year to his role in a scheme selling the ...

  6. Area Man Admits To Internet Sex Scheme Involving Minors

    Area Man Admits To Internet Sex Scheme Involving Minors

    A Putnam County man has been given a suspended sentence for attempting to entice a 16-year-old Fairfield County boy to have sex with him online.Garrison resident Dylan Quinn, 25, pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a child last week and has been sentenced to a suspended seven-year term, followed by five years of probation. Quinn must also undergo sex offender treatment and cannot have ...

  7. Central Avenue Gas Station Robbery Suspect To Be Sentenced

    Central Avenue Gas Station Robbery Suspect To Be Sentenced

    A man who allegedly terrorized a gas station during several armed robberies over the span of more than four months is scheduled to be sentenced this week after being found guilty by a jury following a trial in Westchester County Court.Bronx resident Gregory Harris, 41, was found guilty last month of multiple counts of robbery related to four incidents at the same Central Park Avenue in ...

  8. Police Seek Suspect Caught Peeking In Parked Cars At Westchester School

    Police Seek Suspect Caught Peeking In Parked Cars At Westchester School

    Police are investigating a suspicious suspect who was spotted peeking into several cars at a Westchester music school.The building maintenance manager at the school reported to police shortly before 6:45 p.m.on Tuesday, July 10 that he saw a suspect, described as a 5-foot-1 Hispanic man with black hair and a medium build, peering into a pair of parked cars in the parking lot of the ...

  9. $1.2 Billion Westchester Water Tunneling Project Announced

    $1.2 Billion Westchester Water Tunneling Project Announced

    Hundreds of jobs are being created as officials announce a billion dollar tunneling project in Westchester that will benefit more than nine million people.The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced plans for a $1.2 billion tunneling project that will “improve operational flexibility between facilities that are vital to the drinking water supply of people in New ...

  10. Westchester Man Sentenced For Murdering Roommate With Canes

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Murdering Roommate With Canes

    A 54-year-old Westchester County man may spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced for murdering his roommate with canes.Mount Vernon resident Clifford Ali has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder for the death of Martin Lisnak, 74, who was found dead in the city in November 2016, Westchester County District ...

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