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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. Driver In Wrong Way Westchester Crash Involving Family Of Six Faces Multiple Felony Charges

    Driver In Wrong Way Westchester Crash Involving Family Of Six Faces Multiple Felony Charges

    The 35-year-old man who injured a family of six after slamming his SUV into their car driving the wrong way on the Bronx River Parkway in February has been arraigned in Westchester County Court.Manhattan resident Diego Caceres was arraigned on Wednesday, Nov. 14, stemming from the head-on collision on the parkway in Yonkers that left several people hospitalized.Caceres was indicted by a ...

  2. Six Northern Westchester Residents Face DWI Charges In State Police Stops

    Six Northern Westchester Residents Face DWI Charges In State Police Stops

    New York State Police troopers in the Hudson Valley busted 19 motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired over the weekend.The local residents charged were:Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Nov. 10, State Police troopers from Somers arrested Debra S. Brande, 56, of Somers, for DWI. She was traveling on Lovell Street in Somers, and was involved in a one-car motor vehicle crash. The ...

  3. Sentencing Delayed For Fatal Road Rage Incident In Westchester

    Sentencing Delayed For Fatal Road Rage Incident In Westchester

    The sentencing of a 22-year-old man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to fatally stabbing another motorist during a road rage incident on the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Westchester has been delayed.Lagrangeville resident Christian Walcyzk pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the stabbing death in May last year of Daniel Siino, a 28-year-old father who lived in Hartsdale on Sept. ...

  4. Man Charged With Murdering Woman At Historic Armory In Westchester

    Man Charged With Murdering Woman At Historic Armory In Westchester

    A 28-year-old man is facing life in prison for allegedly killing a homeless woman whose body was found outside the former historic Armory building on Main Street in New Rochelle.Jose Olmos, who is homeless, was arraigned this week on murder charges for allegedly beating Nurten Jeljuk on Friday, July 27. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison ...

  5. These Westchester Towns Rank Highest In Median Home Sale Price

    These Westchester Towns Rank Highest In Median Home Sale Price

    Westchester County is home to some of the area’s nicest properties, but where are houses selling for the highest prices? Citing data from Houlihan Lawrence, Westchester Magazine has compiled the communities with the highest median home sale prices last year. Countywide, the median house sold for $787,633.698.The Westchester municipalities with the highest median sale prices last year ...

  6. Tesla Driver Busted For Aggravated DWI, Driving Too Slow, In Westchester

    Tesla Driver Busted For Aggravated DWI, Driving Too Slow, In Westchester

    A Westchester resident was busted by police with a blood alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit after he was spotted driving a Tesla excessively slow with a flat tire.Officers on patrol shortly before 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 on Post Road in Scarsdale spotted Xuanmin Chen, 40, driving south on the roadway “at a very low rate of speed” with a flat right front tire. He ...

  7. Man Throws Chair, Chokes Victim In Yorktown Assault, Police Say

    Man Throws Chair, Chokes Victim In Yorktown Assault, Police Say

    A man who allegedly threw a chair and choked his victim during a domestic incident has turned himself into police custody in Westchester.Members of the Yorktown Police Department responded to a local home, where there was a report of a domestic dispute that turned physical.According to police, the investigation into the incident determined that Yorktown resident Bekim Rexhepi, 28, ...

  8. Suspicious Packages Give Scare To Westchester Court Jury Member

    Suspicious Packages Give Scare To Westchester Court Jury Member

    A Westchester homeowner received a scare after serving on a jury, convicting a suspect and receiving a suspicious package with his name on it.In the wake of the pipe bombs sent to political figures throughout the country, a Scarsdale resident reported a sketchy package that was shipped to her home while she was on vacation.Members of the Scarsdale Police Department were contacted by a ...

  9. Employee Threatens, Grabs Boss In Northern Westchester, Police Say

    Employee Threatens, Grabs Boss In Northern Westchester, Police Say

    Westchester County Police intervention was required when an employee at a  cleaning company got physical with his boss.Officers from the Westchester County Police Department responded to a South Bedford Road (Route 172) business in Mount Kisco shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, where there was a reported physical incident.Police said that a supervisor at the cleaning ...

  10. Former Head Cook At Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Admits To Committing Sexual Act

    Former Head Cook At Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Admits To Committing Sexual Act

    A former head cook at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills has admitted to sexually abusing an inmate at the complex.Garth Trail, 62, has pleaded guilty to one felony count of criminal sexual acts in Westchester County Court for engaging in a sexual act with an inmate on Sept. 27 last year.Trail admitted to having sexual contact with the inmate in the kitchen area of the ...

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