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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. Wanted Westchester Man Busted For DWI With Infant, Child In Car, Police Say

    Wanted Westchester Man Busted For DWI With Infant, Child In Car, Police Say

    A wanted Westchester man driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit with a 6-year-old and 9-month old child asleep in the car without safety belts is facing a series of charges after being busted in Westchester during an early morning speeding stop.While on patrol shortly before 4 a.m. on Monday, June 11, a Scarsdale police officer stopped White Plains resident ...

  2. VIDEO: Firefighters In Westchester Extinguish Car Engine Fire

    VIDEO: Firefighters In Westchester Extinguish Car Engine Fire

    Firefighters in Hartsdale worked quickly recently to extinguish a fire that broke out in the engine of a parked car.Crews were dispatched to the intersection of North Central Avenue and Concord Avenue in Hartsdale at approximately 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, after receiving reports of an active car fire in the area.Upon arrival, firefighters worked quickly to stretch a line and began ...

  3. DA Joins FBI Probe Of Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor

    DA Joins FBI Probe Of Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor

    The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has joined the FBI probe into a Hudson Valley healthcare company that received more than $25 million in grants after donating the New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign.Orange County-based Crystal Run Healthcare, which received $25.4 million in taxpayer money after doctors and administrators gave more than $400,000 in funds to the campaign in ...

  4. 71 Tickets Issued In New Westchester Police Traffic Enforcement Detail

    71 Tickets Issued In New Westchester Police Traffic Enforcement Detail

    New York State Police troopers teamed up with officers from the Yonkers Police Department over the weekend to conduct special enforcement details on area parkways and a major roadway.The law enforcement agencies conducted traffic enforcement details on Central Park Avenue, Sprain Brook Parkway and Cross County Parkway on Saturday “in an effort to combat speeding, aggressive or reckless ...

  5. Alert Issued For Girl, 16, Who Went Missing In Northern Westchester

    Alert Issued For Girl, 16, Who Went Missing In Northern Westchester

    Have you seen her?Officials in the Hudson Valley are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a missing teenager who hasn’t been seen in several months.The New York State Office of Public Safety issued an alert this week regarding 16-year-old Samiyah Spencer, who was last seen on Jan. 8 in Croton.According to officials, at the time she was last seen, Spencer was wearing ...

  6. Stay Cool, Says Cuomo, Urging NYers To Take Precautions For Excessive Heat

    Stay Cool, Says Cuomo, Urging NYers To Take Precautions For Excessive Heat

    Latest update: School Districts Announce Early Dismissals Due To HeatWith the heat index (the combination of temperature and humidity) expected to hover near 100 degrees on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to take extra precautions to ensure that against heat-related illnesses.The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Hudson Valley, which will remain ...

  7. Man Caught With Fake Checks, Crack In Hudson Valley Stop, Police Say

    Man Caught With Fake Checks, Crack In Hudson Valley Stop, Police Say

    A Connecticut man is facing a host of charges after being busted in Dutchess County in a Route 55 traffic stop with alleged fraudulent bank checks, crack-cocaine and other drugs.New York State Police troopers conducted an early morning traffic stop shortly before 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning on Route 55 when a driver violated vehicle and traffic laws in LaGrange.Police said that while ...

  8. FBI Issues Alert On National Imposter Scams

    FBI Issues Alert On National Imposter Scams

    The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service are warning Americans to be on alert following a recent rash of phony phone calls from opportunistic fraudsters.National law enforcement agencies issued an alert this week, warning of several recent reports of imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials.During the calls, officials ...

  9. Renovations Begin At 95-Year-Old Fire Station In Westchester

    Renovations Begin At 95-Year-Old Fire Station In Westchester

    A 95-year-old fire station is getting a long-awaited facelift in Westchester.Renovations at Fire Station 2 on Webster Avenue in New Rochelle have begun, marking the first upgrade for the building - which was constructed in 1923 -since the 1980s.Officials said that “the station has received upgrades over the years, but needs a major overhaul to accommodate modern firefighting equipment.” ...

  10. Open Road, Cashless Tolls Will Soon Be Complete For All Area Thruways

    Open Road, Cashless Tolls Will Soon Be Complete For All Area Thruways

    More cashless tolls are coming to the lower Hudson Valley.Officials in New York announced on Tuesday that cashless tolling will begin on the Thruway Authority's remaining fixed toll barriers in the lower Hudson Valley by the end of the year, in an effort to improve traffic flow and limit gridlock throughout the state."New York is rebuilding and reimagining our state's ...

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