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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. Off-Duty Firefighters Help Battle Blaze In Westchester

    Off-Duty Firefighters Help Battle Blaze In Westchester

    A firefighter is never off duty.Five off-duty career firefighters were among those called to a Peekskill structure fire on Tuesday that left a residence with damage and temporarily displaced several residents.Firefighters in Peekskill were dispatched at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon to a reported structure fire near the intersection of North James Street and Howard Street. ...

  2. Teen Accused Of Fatal Stabbing Of Westchester HS Student Appears In Court

    Teen Accused Of Fatal Stabbing Of Westchester HS Student Appears In Court

    The 16-year-old Yonkers teenager facing a murder charge after fatally stabbing a fellow New Rochelle High School student last week appeared in New Rochelle City Court on Wednesday.Z’inah Brown surrendered herself at the New Rochelle Police Department last Thursday, where she was booked for second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing Valaree Schwab twice with a steak knife last week, ...

  3. Report: Westchester Teacher Suing District Faces 40 Disciplinary Charges

    Report: Westchester Teacher Suing District Faces 40 Disciplinary Charges

    The Mount Vernon math teacher who is suing the school district for alleged discrimination has had dozens of disciplinary charges filed against him, according to a lohud report.Hilary Bailey, 61, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the district and Benjamin Turner Middle School Principal Jonathan Brown, claiming that he was unfairly treated due to his age and a medical ...

  4. Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    A man convicted of a pair of violent armed robberies in the Hudson Valley has been sentenced to nearly four decades in prison after being found guilty by a jury.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, announced that Lawrence Brown, 46, has been sentenced to 39 years in state prison after committing two armed robberies using a handgun and binding his ...

  5. Westchester Brewery Takes Its Talents, Flavors To The Midwest

    Westchester Brewery Takes Its Talents, Flavors To The Midwest

    A popular Westchester beer brewery is taking its show on the road.Broken Bow Brewery in Tuckahoe announced a new collaboration with NoCoast Beer Company in Oskaloosa, Iowa, which will bring the popular Westchester County beer to the Midwest.Through the agreement, NoCoast will brew various Broken Bow craft flavors that will then be distributed by Mahaska Distributors in Iowa to several ...

  6. Hudson Valley Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    Hudson Valley Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    A Dutchess County fuel-oil dealer is once again in the crosshairs of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, this time for failing to deliver heating oil and services to customers that paid tens of thousands of dollars to the company in advance.Schneiderman announced that Champion Fuel and Service Corporation - which maintained an office in Wappingers Falls - and its owner, David DeSilva, ...

  7. Officials Ground Airline That Crashed, Killing Popular Westchester Family

    Officials Ground Airline That Crashed, Killing Popular Westchester Family

    The Costa Rican charter company that operated the plane that killed a popular Scarsdale family in Costa Rica on New Year’s Eve has had its services suspended by aviation officials in South America.Nature Air has been grounded, with its operations suspended until further notice by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation in Costa Rica, following the holiday crash that took the lives of ...

  8. Second New Rochelle HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    Second New Rochelle HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    A week after a New Rochelle High School junior was fatally stabbed during a fight, a second student suffered a lacerated hand during an altercation on Wednesday, police said.Officers from the New Rochelle Police Department were dispatched to Gemelli Pizzeria shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, following reports of a fight involving several students from the high school.Upon ...

  9. New Rochelle Schools Cooperate With Investigation Of Fatal Student Stabbing

    New Rochelle Schools Cooperate With Investigation Of Fatal Student Stabbing

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The New Rochelle School District is cooperating with the local police department as the investigation into the fatal stabbing of a student last week continues.Last week, Z’inah Brown, 16, of Yonkers surrendered herself into the custody of the New Rochelle Police Department, where she was booked for second-degree murder for allegedly fatally stabbing Valaree Schwab ...

  10. Mother Of Slain Mount Vernon Teen Basketball Star Loses Home To Fire

    Mother Of Slain Mount Vernon Teen Basketball Star Loses Home To Fire

    Barely more than a year removed from the fatal shooting of Shamoya McKenzie, her family suffered another devastating loss.A weekend fire at a multi-family home on Vernon Avenue left 12 Mount Vernon residents displaced, including Nadine McKenzie, the mother of Shamoya, who was shot and killed on New Year’s Eve last year in broad daylight.Officials said that the fire broke out around 4 ...

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