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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. Five Hospitalized After Driver Strikes Tree In Croton

    Five Hospitalized After Driver Strikes Tree In Croton

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Five were hospitalized in a one-vehicle crash in Croton-on-Hudson on Monday night after the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree.Crews from the Croton Fire Department, state police and paramedics from Croton and Ossining were dispatched to a stretch of Croton Avenue shortly before 6:20 p.m. on Monday following reports of a car striking the ...

  2. Westchester Agrees To Proposed Contract With Police Labor Unions

    Westchester Agrees To Proposed Contract With Police Labor Unions

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Pending approval by the Board of Legislators, Westchester County has reached an agreement with the labor unions that represent county police.The tentative five-year deal with includes the Westchester County Department of Public Safety and the PBA Superior Superior Officers Unit. The proposed deal includes a salary bump for the county’s officers, detectives, ...

  3. Car Strikes Building At Shopping Center In Westchester

    Car Strikes Building At Shopping Center In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A driver lost control of a vehicle in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center on Tuesday afternoon, striking a building and causing minor damage.The driver of a white sedan hopped the curb outside the Scarsdale Post Office at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, striking the building and causing minor damage to the facade and vehicle. No injuries were reported.It ...

  4. Westchester HS Coach Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor Appears In Court

    Westchester HS Coach Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor Appears In Court

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Westchester County wrestling coach accused of having sexual contact with a minor appeared in court on Tuesday.Tyler Sick, a 29-year-old Tarrytown man who teaches in New York City and formerly served as an assistant coach at Edgemont High School, appeared in Greenburgh Town Court for a brief appearance.Sick saw his case adjourned until next month as lawyers ...

  5. NHL Helps Westchester Hockey Players Reach Their 'Goals And Dreams'

    NHL Helps Westchester Hockey Players Reach Their 'Goals And Dreams'

    Some of the youngest athletes had their “goals and dreams” realized as they teamed with the National Hockey League Players' Association to form one of Westchester's newest sports teams.Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced that the newly formed Yonkers Force Youth Hockey team has received a donation of 25 brand new sets of hockey equipment from the NHL Players’ Association’s Goals and ...

  6. Police Issue Fraud Alert Following Stolen USPS Mailboxes In Westchester

    Police Issue Fraud Alert Following Stolen USPS Mailboxes In Westchester

    Detectives from the Yonkers Police Department and members of the United States Postal Service are investigating several incidents of mailbox theft that took place over the weekend.The department issued a fraud alert on Monday warning residents that they are investigating several stolen mailboxes that were taken from throughout the city during the overnight hours on Saturday, Dec. ...

  7. Lawyer: Cops 'Violently Mishandled' Westchester Politician's Nephew's Death

    Lawyer: Cops 'Violently Mishandled' Westchester Politician's Nephew's Death

    Attorneys for 21-year-old Jonathan Maldonado said that police “violently mishandled the situation” that led to his death following an alleged shoplifting incident in Greenburgh last week.Last week, Maldonado - Yonkers City Council President-elect Mike Khader’s nephew - died after being tasered by Greenburgh police following a struggle with officers. He had been accused of stealing from ...

  8. Westchester Man Dies After Leaving Car Running In Garage, Police Say

    Westchester Man Dies After Leaving Car Running In Garage, Police Say

    A man died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Harrison, police said.Police confirmed that the 90-year-old died on Monday morning after accidentally leaving his car running in the garage of his New Haven Street home overnight. He was found dead in the living room on the first floor.The name of the man has not been released by officials.This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice ...

  9. Two Hudson Valley Men Sentenced In Murder, Kidnap Plot

    Two Hudson Valley Men Sentenced In Murder, Kidnap Plot

    A pair of Hudson Valley residents were among three sentenced to time behind bars for their roles in a kidnapping and murder scheme.Monroe resident Shimen Liebowitz, Airmont resident Binyamin Gottlieb and Israeli rabbi Aharon Goldberg pleaded guilty to various charges earlier this year for their roles in a plan to kidnap and murder a Hasidic man who refused to grant his wife a divorce, ...

  10. Peekskill Woman Represents Westchester In Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

    Peekskill Woman Represents Westchester In Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

    A Westchester resident will represent the Hudson Valley in Puerto Rico as the nation continues recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria left much of the country without electricity.Peekskill resident Shakira Wilson will serve as an Incident Commander for Con Edison and Orange & Rockland field operations in Puerto Rico, overseeing more than 100 overhead power line workers, technical ...

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