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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. Peekskill Man Accused Of Raping Woman At His Home

    Peekskill Man Accused Of Raping Woman At His Home

    A 39-year-old man is facing a felony charge after being accused of raping a woman in his Northern Westchester home earlier this month.Officials announced that Carlos Ical of Peekskill is facing charges that include a felony count of first-degree rape, as well as criminal possession of a weapon, assault and criminal obstruction of breathing dating back to an incident on June 1.According ...

  2. Traffic Dispute Turning Physical Tops Mount Kisco Police Blotter

    Traffic Dispute Turning Physical Tops Mount Kisco Police Blotter

    Westchester County Police intervention was recently required when two men engaged in a physical dispute after being involved in a traffic incident in Mount Kisco.An officer on patrol near the intersection of Main Street and Carpenter Avenue shortly after 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 observed two groups of men who were engaged in a traffic dispute in the area.According to police, one ...

  3. Peekskill Man Violates Protection Order Multiple Times, Police Say

    Peekskill Man Violates Protection Order Multiple Times, Police Say

    A 22-year-old is facing a pair of misdemeanor charges after allegedly rummaging through the home of someone with a court-issued Temporary Order of Protection from him.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to a local residence, where there was a report of a potential violation of a Temporary Order of Protection.According to police, investigators determined that on ...

  4. 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 content 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 Scarsdale during an early morning speeding stop.While on patrol shortly before 4 a.m. on Monday morning, a Scarsdale police officer stopped White Plains resident ...

  5. Westchester DA, Cuomo Rally For Bill To Pull Guns From Troubled Kids' Homes

    Westchester DA, Cuomo Rally For Bill To Pull Guns From Troubled Kids' Homes

    Elected officials continue to call on New York State to enact a Red Flag Gun Protection bill that would make it the first state in the nation to allow teachers and school administrators to prevent potential school shootings by pursuing court intervention.Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo began his push of an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” bill, which would permit teachers and ...

  6. Area Teacher Indicted On Child Porn Charges Resigns

    Area Teacher Indicted On Child Porn Charges Resigns

    The area elementary school teacher who was indicted by a grand jury on child pornography charges has resigned.Steven Schwartz, 54, was indicted last month on seven counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, according to the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office, though the official charge will not be unsealed until Thursday, June 14, officials noted.The Poughkeepsie ...

  7. Police: Westchester Woman Busted Driving With BAC Double The Legal Limit

    Police: Westchester Woman Busted Driving With BAC Double The Legal Limit

    A Westchester woman was busted by police in Scarsdale driving with an alleged blood alcohol content double the legal limit.A Scarsdale police officer conducting DWI patrol on Post Road at approximately 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, spotted a grey Nissan Sentra swerving repeatedly over the double yellow line, leading to a traffic stop on Farley Road after making several hazardous ...

  8. Westchester Teens Become Combative, Physical With Police Breaking Up Party

    Westchester Teens Become Combative, Physical With Police Breaking Up Party

    A group of potentially intoxicated teenagers became “combative” with police who attempted to break up a house party in Westchester following multiple noise complaints over the weekend.Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night, officers were dispatched to a Berkeley Road home in Scarsdale, following reports of a noise complaint. Upon arrival, officers attempted unsuccessfully to locate ...

  9. Woman Attacks Elderly Victim In Yorktown In Front Of Children, Police Say

    Woman Attacks Elderly Victim In Yorktown In Front Of Children, Police Say

    A Westchester woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly attacking an elderly woman in front of children during a domestic dispute at a Yorktown home, police said. An officer from the Yorktown Police Department responded to police headquarters shortly before noon on Saturday, with a walk-in complaint of a domestic incident that had occurred approximately an hour earlier in ...

  10. Woman, 24, Faces Drug Charges After Stop At Route 22 Gas Station

    Woman, 24, Faces Drug Charges After Stop At Route 22 Gas Station

    A woman is facing a series of charges after being busted with drugs near a Route 22 gas station in Southeast.Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley, Jr. announced the arrest of Brewster resident Bernadette Mullen, 24, who is facing two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of marijuana following a stop for violating vehicle and traffic laws.Langley said ...

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