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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. Look Who's Coming Back: Ralph's Returning To Mamaroneck In New Location

    Look Who's Coming Back: Ralph's Returning To Mamaroneck In New Location

    With its legal issues behind it, Ralph’s Italian Ices & Ice Cream is set to make a grand return to Mamaroneck.Last year, owner Scott Rosenberg was forced to shut the doors on his shop on East Boston Post Road due to zoning discrepancies regarding the business. Ultimately, a State Supreme Court judge chose to dismiss his case against the village, where he sought $300,000 in damages ...

  2. 10 Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    10 Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    More than two dozen 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.Local motorists charged:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Oct. 5, State Police from Hawthorne arrested Joanne P. Holmes, 40, of White Plains, for DWI. She was traveling on the ...

  3. 'Criminally Negligent' Westchester Driver Charged For Crashing BMW, Killing 23-Year-Old

    'Criminally Negligent' Westchester Driver Charged For Crashing BMW, Killing 23-Year-Old

    A Westchester man has been indicted on charges related to the car crash that left a 23-year-old in a coma for months before he suffered a seizure and died from cardiac arrest.Mount Vernon resident Ramel Douglas was arraigned in Westchester County Court this week in relation to his role in the crash that took the life of New Rochelle native Jyrel Daniel in June 2016.Daniel had come home ...

  4. Police Ask Public's Help In Search For Grand Larceny Suspect

    Police Ask Public's Help In Search For Grand Larceny Suspect

    Have you seen him?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a wanted man who stole equipment from an Orange County business.An alert was issued on Wednesday from State Police in Middletown regarding John Foley, who was arrested and convicted on a grand larceny charge following an extensive investigation that determined he stole ...

  5. Jury Finds Suspect Guilty In 2008 Taxi Murder In Westchester

    Jury Finds Suspect Guilty In 2008 Taxi Murder In Westchester

    A former Westchester resident is facing life in prison after being found guilty of fatally shooting a man in a taxicab more than a decade ago and attempting to flee the state to avoid arrest.Damon Scott has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a Yonkers man in 2008 following a cold case investigation. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., ...

  6. Gang Member Admits To Using Violence, Weapons To Control Neighborhood In Westchester

    Gang Member Admits To Using Violence, Weapons To Control Neighborhood In Westchester

    The latest member of a prominent Westchester street gang has admitted to his role in using violence and weapons to control their neighborhood in Yonkers.Trinard “TJ” Jackson, a member of the Blood Stones Army, pleaded guilty on Wednesday one count of conspiracy, a felony, which was accepted by Westchester County Court Judge Barry Warhit.Jackson was arrested and charged as part of a ...

  7. Inmate Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Officers At Westchester County Jail

    Inmate Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Officers At Westchester County Jail

    An inmate at the Westchester County Jail is set to spend more time behind bars after admitting to assaulting a pair of corrections officers in separate incidents in the past year.John Wooten, an inmate at the jail, has pleaded guilty to two counts of assault for attacking officers in December last year and in January. Wooten was being held at the jail on a felony criminal mischief ...

  8. Facebook Hack Update: 14 Million Had Additional Data Stolen, Including Search Histories

    Facebook Hack Update: 14 Million Had Additional Data Stolen, Including Search Histories

    Facebook has provided an update and notified users who had their phone numbers, email addresses and other personal information accessed after a hacker gained access to the site.In a call on Friday, Facebook officials said that the FBI is “actively investigating” the breach, which impacted nearly 30 million (down from the 50 million reported last month), including 14 million users who ...

  9. License Suspended At Westchester Restaurant/Bar After Rash Of Violence

    License Suspended At Westchester Restaurant/Bar After Rash Of Violence

    A busy Westchester restaurant and bar has gone dry after having its liquor license suspended in the wake of several violent incidents in the past year.The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) has suspended the alcohol license of Mozza Restaurant in Mount Vernon, following a full meeting of its board. As of Wednesday, Oct.10, no alcohol is permitted to be sold or consumed on the ...

  10. Video: Coyote Spotted In This Westchester Neighborhood

    Video: Coyote Spotted In This Westchester Neighborhood

    A new coyote sighting has been reported in Westchester.An area resident reported that there was a coyote making the rounds this week in the Larchmont Woods neighborhood in New Rochelle in the area of Rugby Road.According to the resident, "it is very aggressive," and it scared his 9-year-old daughter by howling in their backyard late at night. He said he has alerted police to ...

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