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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. Unconscious Woman Trapped Inside Car After Taconic Crash Rescued

    Unconscious Woman Trapped Inside Car After Taconic Crash Rescued

    First responders took less than 15 minutes to rescue an unconscious driver who required extraction from her car after driving into a tree on the Taconic Parkway in Yorktown.Members of the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a stretch of the parkway shortly before 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon following reports of a Honda that had driven off the road and into a ...

  2. $10K Northern Westchester Jewelry Store Theft Under Investigation

    $10K Northern Westchester Jewelry Store Theft Under Investigation

    Westchester County Police are investigating a pair that posed as a couple in Mount Kisco and stole nearly $10,000 in jewelry.An employee of a jewelry business on South Moger Avenue reported to County Police on Monday, Dec. 4 that a man and woman posing as customers had stolen several items from the store.Police said that the duo stole two bracelets studded with diamonds and rubies, a ...

  3. I-84 Stop Results In DWI, Drug Charges For Duo

    I-84 Stop Results In DWI, Drug Charges For Duo

    A routine traffic stop of a drunken driver led to drug charges for his passenger in Putnam County after he threatened state police over the weekend.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop at 2:15 a.m. Saturday after spotting 35-year-old Noval Baez of Danbury make vehicle and traffic violations while driving on I-84 in Southeast.During the stop, troopers said that Baez ...

  4. Jewelry Store Break-In Under Investigation In Westchester, Report Says

    Jewelry Store Break-In Under Investigation In Westchester, Report Says

    Thieves reportedly took elaborate steps to break into a Port Chester jewelry store early on Monday morning.Triple J Jewelry was broken into at approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, according to a News12 report. The thieves allegedly made off with hoop earrings and diamond necklaces.According to the report, the owner was alerted to an alarm that went off in the store, after the ...

  5. Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    With the holidays nearly here, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

  6. Second Lawsuit Filed Against Westchester Restaurant Over Hepatitis Scare

    Second Lawsuit Filed Against Westchester Restaurant Over Hepatitis Scare

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A second lawsuit has been filed against bartaco, the popular Port Chester restaurant that had to be temporarily closed down in October due to a Hepatitis A exposure that left some customers sick.Michael and Joan Reda have reportedly filed a lawsuit in Westchester County Supreme Court after both were allegedly exposed to the disease following a visit to the ...

  7. Longtime Westchester Educator Memorialized By Michael Bolton Foundation

    Longtime Westchester Educator Memorialized By Michael Bolton Foundation

    A longtime Tuckahoe educator is having her memory honored with a scholarship funded through music legend Michael Bolton.The Michael Bolton Charities announced the establishment of the Andie Koplik Residency in Music Therapy as a tribute to the life of the veteran teacher who educated students in the same classroom at Cottle Elementary for 32 years before her death in September.According ...

  8. Police: LaGrange Man On The Run After Stealing $9.3K In Unemployment Funds

    Police: LaGrange Man On The Run After Stealing $9.3K In Unemployment Funds

    New York State Police in Dutchess are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man wanted for stealing nearly $10,000 in unemployment benefits.An alert this week was issued by state police regarding 40-year-old Shaun Sestak, who is wanted by the Town of LaGrange Justice Court for charges that include third-degree grand larceny, falsifying business records and ...

  9. New Crime-Fighting Tool Leads To Arrests In Several Westchester Cases

    New Crime-Fighting Tool Leads To Arrests In Several Westchester Cases

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Combatting crime in Westchester County has gotten a lot smarter with the use of real-time information.Information that once took detectives hours to gather can now be assembled in mere minutes through the Westchester County Police Department’s new Real Time Crime Center (RTCC), which has allowed officers to spring into action to solve multiple cases, ...

  10. Fishkill Man Faces Third DWI In Two Years, Other Charges After Traffic Stop

    Fishkill Man Faces Third DWI In Two Years, Other Charges After Traffic Stop

    A Dutchess County man is behind bars after receiving his third DWI in two years.New York State Police troopers on patrol in East Fishkill stopped 39-year-old Fishkill resident Patrick A. Pierre-Saint on Route 376 on Wednesday after spotting him committing several vehicle and traffic violations.During the stop, troopers said that Pierre-Saint “demonstrated obvious signs of impairment, ...

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