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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. Police Apprehend 36 Suspected Drug Dealers In Westchester Sweep

    Police Apprehend 36 Suspected Drug Dealers In Westchester Sweep

    Click here for an updated story: Details Released After 36 Arrested In Massive Drug BustEarlier report:More than 30 arrests were made Thursday during a wide-ranging drug sweep throughout New Rochelle.The arrests come on the heels of two months-long investigations into the sale of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin. The investigations, dubbed “Operation Birdcage” and “Operation Fresh ...

  2. Previously Targeted Westchester Gas Station Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Say

    Previously Targeted Westchester Gas Station Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Say

    An investigation is underway following the armed robbery of a Shell station on Wednesday night in Edgemont, police said.Shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, Greenburgh police were dispatched to the Shell Station on South Central Avenue in Edgemont following reports of an armed robbery.Police said that the lone clerk reported that a Hispanic man wearing a ski mask entered the ...

  3. Man Extradited For Murder Charge May Be Linked To Westchester Death

    Man Extradited For Murder Charge May Be Linked To Westchester Death

    The man implicated in the strangling death of Angel Serbay in Yonkers 12 years ago has been extradited from Florida to New York to face rape and murder charges stemming from a pair of cases.The New York Daily News reported over the weekend that Christopher Gonzalez, 36, has been transported from Florida back to the New York, where he will face charges for his alleged involvement in the ...

  4. Two-Car Crash Causes Sprain Brook Parkway Closure

    Two-Car Crash Causes Sprain Brook Parkway Closure

    A stretch of the Sprain Brook Parkway was temporarily shut down on Tuesday night when a car crashed through a guardrail in Greenburgh.Police and fire crews were dispatched to the southbound lanes of the Sprain Brook Parkway on Tuesday near the Jackson Avenue exit, where there were reports of a motorist who had lost control of the vehicle and struck the barrier. Officers from the ...

  5. Flu Cases Spike In Westchester, CDC Says

    Flu Cases Spike In Westchester, CDC Says

    Flu season may be about to get a bit worse for Hudson Valley residents, as cases of the flu are spiking in New York, according to the State Department of Health.According to officials, there has been an 86 percent increase in confirmed influenza cases in the past week, including confirmed cases in every Hudson Valley county.In Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Dutchess Counties, there ...

  6. Ex-Westchester Resident, 'Son Of Sam' David Berkowitz Hospitalized

    Ex-Westchester Resident, 'Son Of Sam' David Berkowitz Hospitalized

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” murderer who was arrested in Yonkers 40 years ago, is reportedly undergoing emergency surgery to save his life.Berkowitz - who killed six people and shot seven others during the infamous summer of 1976 and was arrested in front of his Yonkers apartment in 1977 - has been transferred to an outside hospital in Albany, away from ...

  7. Goodell Gives Tarrytown Firefighter Battling Cancer Super Bowl Tickets

    Goodell Gives Tarrytown Firefighter Battling Cancer Super Bowl Tickets

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Tarrytown firefighter facing a fate scarier than a burning building is going to live out a lifelong dream courtesy of Westchester native and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.Goodell - who hails from Bronxville - surprised firefighter Bill Duggan, who recently received news that he had terminal brain cancer, with tickets to Super Bowl 52, which will be played ...

  8. Victims Of Croton Priest Get $250K Each From Archdiocese

    Victims Of Croton Priest Get $250K Each From Archdiocese

    Three Hudson Valley men abused by a Croton-on-Hudson Catholic priest decades ago will receive $250,000 each in compensation from the New York Archdiocese.Three men filed claims earlier this year, stating that Gennaro “Jerry” Gentile, who worked as a priest for nine Hudson Valley parishes over the span of several decades before being removed from the ministry in 2002, molested them ...

  9. Three Charged In Massive Cocaine, Heroin Bust In Westchester

    Three Charged In Massive Cocaine, Heroin Bust In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A trio was busted with more than a dozen kilograms of cocaine and nearly 20,000 envelopes of heroin in a Yonkers house.Joon Kim, the acting United States District Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the arrests of Ansley Estrella, Ronald Leon and Luis Oscar Reyes this week, after they were busted “with conspiracy to distribute and possess ...

  10. Westchester Woman Alleges Rape By Cop/Husband In Lawsuit

    Westchester Woman Alleges Rape By Cop/Husband In Lawsuit

    A Westchester woman is suing the city and the Yonkers Police Department claiming she was raped by her former husband - an officer with the department - and falsely arrested, according to a lohud report.Marlaina Koller-Gurgigno of Yonkers is claiming that she was the victim of domestic violence at the hands of her estranged husband, Vincent Gurgigno, Jr. and that the police were aware, ...

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