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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. Shooters Of Police Officer In Westchester To Be Arraigned

    Shooters Of Police Officer In Westchester To Be Arraigned

    Two men from New Rochelle have been indicted on attempted murder charges for their roles in the shooting of a Yonkers police officer last September.Jerry Reyes, 22, and Frank Valencia, 18, have been indicted on charges that include criminal possession of a weapon, attempted aggravated murder and assault for their roles in the shooting of Police Officer Kayla Maher last year. The pair is ...

  2. Westchester Mayor, Local Clergy, To Say 'No More!' To Trump

    Westchester Mayor, Local Clergy, To Say 'No More!' To Trump

    Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and the city’s clergy are calling on the community to say “no more” to President Donald Trump’s “hateful remarks,” with a petition that they plan to deliver to the White House.Thomas and members of the clergy “from all walks of faith will unite to say ‘No More!’” and call on Trump to apologize for recent remarks with a change.org petition that will kick ...

  3. Area Man Sentenced For Luring Minors To Send Sexually Explicit Photos

    Area Man Sentenced For Luring Minors To Send Sexually Explicit Photos

    A 23-year-old registered sex offender in the Hudson Valley has been sentenced to nearly two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to posing as a child on social media to entice minors for sex.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, announced this week that Robert Garneau of Warwick in Orange County has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison after ...

  4. Did You Buy Them? Widespread Ice Cream Bar Recall Issued

    Did You Buy Them? Widespread Ice Cream Bar Recall Issued

    Several popular frozen treats have been recalled from Hudson Valley supermarkets following reports that the product may be contaminated.The Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of Fieldbrook Foods Corporation orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 in its New York plant.According to the FDA, both products are being ...

  5. Police Dish Out 52 Speeding Tickets In Westchester Detail

    Police Dish Out 52 Speeding Tickets In Westchester Detail

    Nearly 100 motorists were ticketed on Wednesday, as New York State Police troopers conducted a special speed enforcement detail on I-684 in Northern Westchester.During the special detail on Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Bedford and North Castle, 52 motorists were cited for speeding on the interstate while another 28 were issued for failure to wear a seatbelt, distracted driving and various ...

  6. Westchester Businessman Sues Dunkin' Donuts For $90M

    Westchester Businessman Sues Dunkin' Donuts For $90M

    A Westchester County business owner is seeking $90 million in restitution from Dunkin’ Donuts, claiming that the franchise irreparably damaged his concession stand at the Westchester County Airport.Sammy El Jamal, a gas station owner and entrepreneur, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this week claiming that Dunkin’ Donuts breached the terms of a franchise agreement the two parties ...

  7. Excessive Force Claims Prompt Lawsuit Against White Plains, PD

    Excessive Force Claims Prompt Lawsuit Against White Plains, PD

    A 72-year-old man is attempting to sue the city of White Plains and police department, claiming that officers used excessive force during an attempted arrest last year.Charles Pateman is suing the city and its police department after he allegedly attempted to help break up a fight between his fiancee and her daughter last January, but found himself in handcuffs instead.According to ...

  8. Westchester Middle School Teacher Sues District For Alleged Discrimination

    Westchester Middle School Teacher Sues District For Alleged Discrimination

    A former Mount Vernon School District educator is suing the district claiming that he was unjustly treated before departing, according to a lawsuit filed last month.Hilary Bailey, 61, has reportedly 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 ...

  9. Yonkers Police Department Warns Of Scam Involving Debit Card, PIN Numbers

    Yonkers Police Department Warns Of Scam Involving Debit Card, PIN Numbers

    The Yonkers Police Department is warning local homeowners to be on alert after a scam involving a Chase Bank advertisement surfaced in the city.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Thursday warning of a scam involving a Chase Bank promotion that includes the advertisement of monetary awards for opening a new checking or savings account.According to police, the scam involves ...

  10. Jeanine Pirro In No Rush To Settle 119 MPH Speeding Ticket

    Jeanine Pirro In No Rush To Settle 119 MPH Speeding Ticket

    Although she seemingly has the need for speed, Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro appears to be in no rush to answer the speeding charge against her.New York State Police troopers stopped Pirro driving 119 mph on Nov. 19 last year in the Town of Nichols, which is in Tioga County upstate, near Owego and her hometown Elmira. Pirro was due to answer ...

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