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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. 10 Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    10 Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    More than 30 motorists were busted by New York State Police troopers this past week as law enforcement agencies in the Hudson Valley continue a nationwide crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving.A total of 18 of those charged were from the region:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Oct. 12, State Police from Somers arrested Edwin P. Loja Cabrera, 21, of Ossining, for DWI. He was ...

  2. Mental Health, Substance Use Crisis Stabilization Team Created In Westchester

    Mental Health, Substance Use Crisis Stabilization Team Created In Westchester

    Officials in Westchester County are moving forward in their plans to create the county’s first Crisis Stabilization Hub.Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced that, under the recommendations of his Transition Team, they are created a Mental Health and Substance Use Crisis Stabilization Team in White Plains. The new team will be operated by PEOPLe, Inc. and is “the initial ...

  3. Self-Storage Firm Gets $2.5M In Tax Relief From New Rochelle

    Self-Storage Firm Gets $2.5M In Tax Relief From New Rochelle

    The former site of the Rotanelli Foods plant in New Rochelle is set to be repurposed into a multi-million dollar self-storage facility.The New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency (IDA) announced that an estimated $2.5 million in tax relief for to help developers help offset costs for the $25 million facility, which will be constructed on Birch Street.Developers intend to demolish the ...

  4. Special Olympics Team From Westchester Stars At Soccer Tournament

    Special Olympics Team From Westchester Stars At Soccer Tournament

    Some of New Rochelle’s finest athletes came together for a special competition that saw them take home the silver medal.Athletes from the New Rochelle Special Olympics team played together against rival schools recently at the Regional Fall Sports Festival in Beacon, competing in the popular soccer tournament for the first time and finishing second.Head coach Rhonda Boychews said that ...

  5. Strengthened Sexual Harassment Policy Goes Into Effect For Westchester County Employees

    Strengthened Sexual Harassment Policy Goes Into Effect For Westchester County Employees

    With the #MeToo era in full swing, elected officials in Westchester are implementing a zero-tolerance policy in regards to sexual harassment.Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed an Executive Order that “strengthens Westchester’s sexual harassment policy to emphasize a zero-tolerance policy towards all forms of harassment or discrimination and prohibits any conduct that ...

  6. Westchester Man Sentenced For Having Hundreds Of Images Of Child Porn

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Having Hundreds Of Images Of Child Porn

    A 30-year-old Westchester man will register as a sex offender after being caught with a collection of child porn on his home computer.Yonkers resident Richard Silva was sentenced to 10 years probation with sex offender conditions, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., announced on Tuesday. Silva pleaded guilty to one count of possessing an obscene sexual ...

  7. Ex-Westchester School Bus Driver Admits To Sexually Abusing Child

    Ex-Westchester School Bus Driver Admits To Sexually Abusing Child

    A 23-year-old former school bus driver in Northern Westchester will spend several years behind bars after admitting to having sexual contact with a minor and planning a second sexual encounter with her.Brewster resident Brayan Moscoso Arias pleaded guilty on Tuesday to first-degree sexual abuse following his arrest in May. He faces up to seven years in state prison when he is sentenced ...

  8. Investment Fund Co-Founder From Area Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

    Investment Fund Co-Founder From Area Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

    The former co-founder of a multi-million dollar hedge fund is facing charges claiming that he lied to his investors and misappropriated nearly $20 million as part of a Ponzi scheme.Jason Rhodes of Fairfield County was arrested on Tuesday morning on conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, and investment adviser fraud charges. The charges stem from his participation in an elaborate ...

  9. Man Broke Into Westchester Residence, Police Say

    Man Broke Into Westchester Residence, Police Say

    A Brewster man was busted breaking into a North Salem home, damaging the inside of the house in the process, police said.New York State Police troopers from the Somers barracks were dispatched to a Route 22 home shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, where there was a report of an intruder inside the residence.Upon arrival at the scene, troopers found 24-year-old Carlos Lopez, who was ...

  10. Woman Shot Near Busy Intersection In Westchester

    Woman Shot Near Busy Intersection In Westchester

    A woman was hospitalized Monday night after being shot near a busy Westchester intersection.Police said that a woman suffered a gunshot wound at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 near the intersection of Third Street and Third Avenue in Mount Vernon. She was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No other information was immediately available.The ...

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