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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. Nine From Westchester, Fairfield Counties Charged In Drug Trafficking Ring

    Nine From Westchester, Fairfield Counties Charged In Drug Trafficking Ring

    Nine members of a family run drug trafficking organization have been charged with narcotics conspiracy in connection to the FBI raid of a New Rochelle grocery store this week.Members of the FBI were spotted entering the Supermercado Mexico supermarket on Union Avenue in New Rochelle at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, authorities said. Agents were seen taking boxes of ...

  2. Candlelight Vigil Set For Westchester Custodian Facing Deportation

    Candlelight Vigil Set For Westchester Custodian Facing Deportation

    There will be a candlelight vigil for a popular custodian at a Westchester synagogue who is facing deportation to Mexico and separation from his wife and children.A vigil has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 on the steps of Bet Torah in Mount Kisco on behalf of Armando Rojas, who worked as a custodian before being taken into custody by immigration authorities.Organizers ...

  3. Car Crashes Into Wholesale Beverage Store In Westchester

    Car Crashes Into Wholesale Beverage Store In Westchester

    A driver accidentally struck a building in Westchester on Monday afternoon, leaving his vehicle damaged.Shortly after noontime, the driver crashed into the side of McLean Wholesale Beverage at 1046 McLean Ave. in Yonkers, leaving his vehicle with minor damage, Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said.There was no damage to the building and no injuries were reported. A cause for the ...

  4. Westchester Man Sentenced For Trying To Kill Same Person Twice In A Week

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Trying To Kill Same Person Twice In A Week

    A Westchester man has been sentenced after admitting to attempting to kill the same man on a pair of occasions in less than a week.Earlier this year, Yonkers resident James McNair has pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder following two shooting incidents in the city involving the same man earlier this year. On Monday, Oct. 15, McNair was sentenced to 10 years in state prison ...

  5. Cold Case: Homicide Of 15-Year-Old Found In Westchester Remains Mystery

    Cold Case: Homicide Of 15-Year-Old Found In Westchester Remains Mystery

    New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they continue their efforts to apprehend a suspect implicated in the homicide of a teenager found in Westchester nearly 50 years ago.Police issued an alert on Tuesday regarding the 1970 homicide of 15-year-old Alice Lezan, of Franklin Township, New Jersey, who was found dead in Cortlandt 48 years ago.On Nov. 15, ...

  6. Luring Incident Near Nyack Middle School Leads To Increased Police Presence

    Luring Incident Near Nyack Middle School Leads To Increased Police Presence

    There will be an increased police presence around a Nyack school this week following a reported luring incident involving a teenage girl that remains under investigation.A Nyack Middle School student walking to school was approached on Thursday morning by a man who drove up to her, Nyack Schools Superintendent James Montesano wrote in an email to parents on Friday. The man was described ...

  7. Up To 3,000 Amazon Go Stores Could Be On The Way

    Up To 3,000 Amazon Go Stores Could Be On The Way

    While many traditional brick-and-mortar stores are falling by the wayside, due in large part to the boom in online shopping, web giant Amazon is contemplating opening thousands of cashier-less stores in the coming years.Reports emerged earlier this week that Amazon is planning to open as many as 3,000 cashier-less Amazon Go stores by 2021, following a cautious initial rollout of the ...

  8. Westchester Couple Faces Drug Charges As Police Investigate Noise Complaint

    Westchester Couple Faces Drug Charges As Police Investigate Noise Complaint

    A couple arguing inside a car in Westchester are facing drug charges after police were called to investigate a noise complaint in Scarsdale.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Boulevard and Nelson Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, where there was a report of a noise complaint in the area.Upon arrival, investigators ...

  9. ACL Injuries In Youth Athletes Will Be Subject Of Free Hour-Long Program In White Plains

    ACL Injuries In Youth Athletes Will Be Subject Of Free Hour-Long Program In White Plains

    With the frequency of ACL injuries occurring earlier and earlier for athletes, Hospital for Special Surgery Westchester is hosting a special program for parents to help avoid the pitfalls of the devastating injury.HSS Westchester announced it will be hosting a special program on ACL injuries in youth athletes, beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Outpatient Center on ...

  10. Seen Him? Police In Westchester Seek Wanted Man

    Seen Him? Police In Westchester Seek Wanted Man

    Seen him? Investigators from the Yonkers Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted 31-year-old man. The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding Antonio V. Yanni, who is wanted for a charge of second-degree assault dating back to an incident earlier this year. He previously lived in Mahopac and Scarsdale.Police ...

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