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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. Report: Dallas Cowboys Owner Retains Westchester's David Boies After Firing

    Report: Dallas Cowboys Owner Retains Westchester's David Boies After Firing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A prominent Westchester attorney has reportedly found a new high priced client after being fired by the New York Times amid a controversy surrounding much-maligned Harvey Weinstein.David Boies, a lawyer and chairman of the law firm Boies, Schiller and Flexner, was fired this week following reports from the New Yorker that he “contracted with a team of private ...

  2. I-287 Speeding Stop Results In DWI, Cocaine Possession Charge

    I-287 Speeding Stop Results In DWI, Cocaine Possession Charge

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A speeding stop in Harrison led to felony drug charges for a Westchester man allegedly in possession of cocaine on I-287.New York State Police troopers stopped 28-year-old Cesar Velazquez-Tapia of Port Chester for speeding shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning for a speeding violation.During the subsequent stop, troopers said that Velazquez-Tapia was ...

  3. Metro-North Service Will Be Affected By Removal Of Old TZ Bridge Span

    Metro-North Service Will Be Affected By Removal Of Old TZ Bridge Span

    Metro-North Railroad service will be temporarily interrupted over the weekend as contractors continue removal work of the old Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown.Officials said that beginning on Friday night, commuters traveling on the Hudson Line will be affected as construction continues on the bridge. During the overnight operation, a sizable span of the old bridge’s steel span above the ...

  4. Report: High Job Stress Results In More New Yorkers Smoking Pot On The Job

    Report: High Job Stress Results In More New Yorkers Smoking Pot On The Job

    More and more New Yorkers are seeing green - and not necessarily in a good sense - at work these days, according to a report claiming high-stress jobs are leading to employees smoking pot on the job.As the decriminalization of marijuana around the country continues, a New York Post report states that more and more New Yorkers have taken to various forms of marijuana during the work day ...

  5. NY Times Fires Westchester's David Boies Over Weinstein Article

    NY Times Fires Westchester's David Boies Over Weinstein Article

    A well-known attorney and Westchester resident was fired by The New York Times for reportedly conspiring to kill a negative Times story about embattled movie producerHarvey Weinstein.The Times cut ties with David Boies of Armonk, chairman of the law firm Boies, Schiller and Flexner, this week following reports from the New Yorker that he “contracted with a team of private investigators, ...

  6. Funeral Arrangements Set For Westchester Soldier Shot Outside Tacoma Club

    Funeral Arrangements Set For Westchester Soldier Shot Outside Tacoma Club

    Funeral arrangements have been made for the 22-year-old soldier from Westchester who will be buried with full military honors after being fatally shot outside a Tacoma, Wash. nightclub last week.Pfc. Da’Quan Foster was shot several times following an argument outside of the Latitude 84 club in Tacoma at 1:40 a.m. on Oct. 29. He and his wife - who was also shot in the hand - were walking ...

  7. Popular Park Temporarily Closed In Irvington

    Popular Park Temporarily Closed In Irvington

    IRVINGTON, N.Y. - A popular Irvington park will be closed for several days as contracting crews complete construction work in the area.The Irvington Police Department issued an alert stating that the village will be performing “extensive” construction work in the vicinity of the dam in Halsey Pond Park.The work, which began Wednesday, is expected to last through Friday, weather ...

  8. Report: Westchester Restaurant Hepatitis Scare May Cost Taxpayers $200,000

    Report: Westchester Restaurant Hepatitis Scare May Cost Taxpayers $200,000

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Hepatitis scare that stemmed from a popular Port Chester restaurant may reportedly cost Westchester taxpayers more than $200,000 after the county provided free vaccinations to those that may have been exposed.Nearly 3,000 vaccinations have been issued by county health officials since the scare at bartaco last month, with those vaccinations costing between ...

  9. Westchester Native, WFAN Personality Craig Carton Indicted For Ponzi Scheme

    Westchester Native, WFAN Personality Craig Carton Indicted For Ponzi Scheme

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A federal indictment has been filed against former WFAN sports talk personality for his alleged role in a Ponzi scheme tied to a fake ticket scam that cost him his job.The 48-year-old Carton, who is a New Rochelle native, has been charged with wire fraud, securities fraud and conspiracy for his role in the scheme, which was allegedly aimed with an eye toward ...

  10. Westchester Investor, Lawyer, Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador To India

    Westchester Investor, Lawyer, Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador To India

    A Scarsdale High School alumnus has been confirmed by the Senate to serve as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to India.Trump official sent 62-year-old Kenneth Juster’s nomination to the United States Senate earlier this year, and last week, he was officially confirmed by the Senate to formally replace Richard Verma, who left the role in January when Trump’s presidency began.A partner ...

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