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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. Man Surrenders After Violating Protection Order, Threatening To Kill Victim

    Man Surrenders After Violating Protection Order, Threatening To Kill Victim

    A Dutchess County man is facing new charges after allegedly violating a court-ordered order of protection and threatening to kill his victim in Poughkeepsie.Millbrook resident Andrew Winstel, 34 surrendered himself into custody at the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department on Friday, when investigators received a complaint of a past violation of an order of protection.According to ...

  2. Weeks-Long Lane Closures Scheduled For Route 9A In Cortlandt

    Weeks-Long Lane Closures Scheduled For Route 9A In Cortlandt

    Motorists can expect delays on Route 9A for several weeks in Westchester as contracting crews from Con Edison work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert this week cautioning that beginning on Monday, June 11, Route 9A will be a lane closure from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Cortlandt while crews continue to perform utility construction activities on a nearby ...

  3. Westchester Pair Face Multiple Charges After High-Speed Chase

    Westchester Pair Face Multiple Charges After High-Speed Chase

    A pair of men from Westchester are facing a series of federal felony charges after allegedly taking local police on a wild, high-speed chase before ramming into an FBI vehicle, officials announced.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the arrests of Yonkers residents Harry Quintana-Cruz. 26, and Alejandro Ortiz-Cruz, 18, both of ...

  4. Sentencing Delayed For BMW Driver In Crash That Killed Westchester Teen

    Sentencing Delayed For BMW Driver In Crash That Killed Westchester Teen

    The driver of a BMW that crashed on Central Avenue last year and killed 19-year-old Nina Cordero in Yonkers and injured her boyfriend has seen his sentencing adjourned for a month.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Tuesday that Yonkers resident Renzo Yance, 22, who pleaded guilty to a felony count of manslaughter last month had his sentencing ...

  5. Report: Ex-Wife's Family May Drop Lawsuit If Durst Reveals Location Of Body

    Report: Ex-Wife's Family May Drop Lawsuit If Durst Reveals Location Of Body

    The family of former Westchester resident Robert Durst’s ex-wife, who he is accused of killing, has offered to drop a $100 million lawsuit against the real estate heir if he reveals the location of her body.Durst - whose life and case was made famous by the HBO miniseries “The Jinx” - has been accused of killing his first wife, Kathleen “Kathie” Durst after she suddenly disappeared in ...

  6. American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall Comes To Westchester

    American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall Comes To Westchester

    A slice of Americana celebrating the lives of more than 50,000 soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam has made its way to Greenburgh.This week, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT)Traveling Vietnam Wall was escorted into Elmsford, down Main Street and North Hillside Avenue before coming to a stop at DeLuca Park, where it will remain open to the public through ...

  7. Bill To Remove Guns From Troubled Students' Homes Pushed By Cuomo

    Bill To Remove Guns From Troubled Students' Homes Pushed By Cuomo

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” bill, which would make the state the first in the nation “to empower teachers and school administrators to prevent school shootings by pursuing court intervention.”Under the law, teachers and school administrators would have the power to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of students deemed troublesome. ...

  8. 'Getaway' Goats Make Quick Exit In Hudson Valley

    'Getaway' Goats Make Quick Exit In Hudson Valley

    You have goat to be kidding me.It's no joke. Police in the Hudson Valley responded to a report of goats in a resident's backyard.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department were dispatched to an Airmont home on Monday morning, where a resident reported that there were two goats in her backyard she couldn’t get to go away.Police said that officers responded to the home, but were unable to ...

  9. Traffic Signal Work Scheduled For Saw Mill River Parkway Postponed

    Traffic Signal Work Scheduled For Saw Mill River Parkway Postponed

    Work planned on a traffic signal on the Saw Mill River Parkway in New Castle has been postponed.The New York State Department of Transportation has issued an alert advising that the traffic signal work expected to be performed at the intersection of the Saw Mill River Parkway and Roaring Brook Road in New Castle, which had initially been scheduled for Friday, has been ...

  10. Know Her? State Police In Somers Seek Info On Grand Larceny, ID Theft Case

    Know Her? State Police In Somers Seek Info On Grand Larceny, ID Theft Case

    Do you know her?New York State Police investigators in Somers are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a local woman who allegedly made an illegal cash withdrawal at a bank.Investigators have released surveillance photos of a suspect who is wanted for questioning in regards to a fraudulent cash withdrawal that was made at Citi Bank on Old Country Road in Mineola ...

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