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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. Duo Nabbed For Trying To Cash Fake $14K Check In Westchester

    Duo Nabbed For Trying To Cash Fake $14K Check In Westchester

    Two men are facing criminal charges after allegedly attempting to cash a fraudulent check for nearly $14,000 in Westchester, police said.Bronxville Police Chief Christopher Satriale announced the arrests of Bronx residents Chaz Broadnax, 26, and Andrew Barrington, 29, who were busted cashing a fake check worth $13,963.20 at a local bank.A bank manager at a Bronxville branch alerted ...

  2. Children Hospitalized After DWI Driver Crashes In Area

    Children Hospitalized After DWI Driver Crashes In Area

    A 38-year-old man is facing a series of charges after receiving his second DWI conviction in 10 years following a state police investigation into a crash on I-84 in Putnam County while he had two children in the back seat not wearing seatbelts.New York State Police troopers launched an investigation into a motor vehicle crash on I-84 at approximately 7 p.m. on April 14 in Kent.Troopers ...

  3. Weekslong Hutchinson River Parkway Lane Closures Start

    Weekslong Hutchinson River Parkway Lane Closures Start

    Motorists planning on traveling on the Hutchinson River Parkway can expect delays of up to 20 minutes for several weeks as contracting crews begin an extensive construction project in the area.The closures now underway are expected to last through Friday, May 10, leading to lengthy delays.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert to Westchester residents, warning ...

  4. Father Charged With Murder In Death Of Westchester Toddler

    Father Charged With Murder In Death Of Westchester Toddler

    The 34-year-old father of the toddler who was found unresponsive in a Westchester apartment on Monday night has been charged with murder.Following a swift investigation, police have arrested Lloyd Scott of Mount Vernon, who has been charged with second-degree murder after his son was found unresponsive in their Esplande Gardens apartment by his mother, who rushed him to Montefiore Mount ...

  5. Starbucks Will Close More Than 8K Stores For Day Of Racial-Bias Training

    Starbucks Will Close More Than 8K Stores For Day Of Racial-Bias Training

    More than 8,000 Starbucks will be closed during the afternoon for one day next month as the company conducts racial-bias education following racial complaints at several stores and the highly publicized arrests of two African-Americans at a Philadelphia store.The training will be provided to more than 175,000 employees across the country on Tuesday, May 29, led by nationally recognized ...

  6. Death Of Westchester Toddler Being Treated As A Homicide, Report Says

    Death Of Westchester Toddler Being Treated As A Homicide, Report Says

    Police are investigating the “suspicious” death of a toddler found dead in an apartment on Monday night as a homicide, according to an NBC New York report.The 2-year-old was found inside the Esplande Gardens apartment complex in Mount Vernon by his mother at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, according to officials. He was reportedly found unresponsive by his mother, who rushed him to a ...

  7. Warning From Homeland Security, FBI: Russia Wants To Hack Your ISP Router

    Warning From Homeland Security, FBI: Russia Wants To Hack Your ISP Router

    With the entire world watching what turn the international Russian conflict takes next, federal officials are warning area residents that a cyber strike could be the newest threat as hackers target routers and other network devices.The Department of Homeland Security, FBI and United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre issued a joint Technical Alert on the “worldwide cyber ...

  8. Police: Teen Intentionally Caused Damage To Cruiser In Greenburgh Chase

    Police: Teen Intentionally Caused Damage To Cruiser In Greenburgh Chase

    A teen is facing multiple charges after attempting to evade State Police troopers on I-87 in Westchester and intentionally damaging the pursuing police vehicle, officials announced on Tuesday morning.State Police troopers on patrol shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday on I-87 in Greenburgh attempted to stop 18-year-old Bronx resident Sandy Tejada for speeding.While a responding trooper was ...

  9. Westchester Teens Involved In Fatal Stabbing Scheduled To Appear In Court

    Westchester Teens Involved In Fatal Stabbing Scheduled To Appear In Court

    The three teenagers implicated in the fatal stabbing that left a 16-year-old New Rochelle student dead earlier this year are due to appear before a judge on Tuesday, where they will face multiple charges.Z’inah Brown, 17, and two others - Dominique Slack, 17 and Carl Booker, 17 - are scheduled to appear in Westchester County Court on Tuesday, when they will face a series of charges that ...

  10. Death Of 2-Year-Old In Westchester Considered Suspicious

    Death Of 2-Year-Old In Westchester Considered Suspicious

    Police are investigating the “suspicious” death of a toddler who was found dead an apartment building on Monday night in Westchester.The 2-year-old was found inside the Esplande Gardens apartment complex in Mount Vernon by his mother at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, according to multiple reports. He was reportedly found unresponsive by his mother, who rushed him to a local hospital, ...

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