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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. Seen Him? Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For ID Theft

    Seen Him? Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For ID Theft

    Have you seen him?New York State Police investigators in Middletown are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a man wanted for stealing someone’s identity and failing to pay fines related to his arrest.An alert has been issued for Victor Caldwell III, who was arrested on a third-degree identity theft charge after an investigation found that he used another person’s ...

  2. Violent Westchester Gang Member Admits To Attempted Murder, Conspiracy

    Violent Westchester Gang Member Admits To Attempted Murder, Conspiracy

    A member of a prominent gang in Westchester has admitted to his roles in several attempted murders and violent incidents in an effort to assert his control in a Yonkers neighborhood.Samuel “Benji” Mapp, an alleged member of the Blood Stones Army, has pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder, all felonies, Westchester County District ...

  3. Police Dish Out Citations For Alcohol In Northern Westchester After Strange 911 Call

    Police Dish Out Citations For Alcohol In Northern Westchester After Strange 911 Call

    A man and woman were cited by police in Westchester for violating alcoholic beverage control laws during a call to 911.New York State Police troopers transferred a 911 to the North Castle Police Department shortly after 10:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, where there was a woman on the line coughing and a man heavily slurring his words.Police in North Castle said they were unable to get a ...

  4. Latest Round Of Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled

    Latest Round Of Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled

    There will be single- and double-lane closures on I-684 in Westchester for two days next week as contracting crews perform maintenance activities in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert to area residents warning that from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25 in North Castle and Harrison, there will be lane closures on the ...

  5. Police Dish Out 52 Tickets In New Detail Along I-684 Corridor

    Police Dish Out 52 Tickets In New Detail Along I-684 Corridor

    Dozens of tickets were doled out by New York State Police troopers during a special speed enforcement operation in Westchester County along the I-684 corridor.During the detail, which was “conducted in furtherance of (New York State Police’s) mission to ensure highway safety for all users of the roadway,” on Tuesday, Sept. 18, troopers issued a total of 52 tickets for speeding, ...

  6. Westchester HS Football Standout Nominated For USA Football Heart Of A Giant Award

    Westchester HS Football Standout Nominated For USA Football Heart Of A Giant Award

    A trio of Hudson Valley high school varsity football standouts have been nominated by their coaches for a prestigious award that is sponsored in part through the New York Giants.High School seniors Eric Genua (Suffern Senior High School in Rockland), Harry Ravitz (Pelham Memorial High School in Westchester) and Frank Wise (Pine Bush High School in Orange County) have been nominated for ...

  7. Ex-Comptroller Sentenced In White Plains For Embezzling $2.5 Million

    Ex-Comptroller Sentenced In White Plains For Embezzling $2.5 Million

    The former comptroller of a pair of prominent Hudson Valley companies is going to spend some time behind bars after stealing millions of dollars from his employer to fund gambling and a lush lifestyle.Mark Cina, the former comptroller of two Poughkeepsie companies, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for mail fraud and tax evasion in White Plains Federal Court. He pleaded guilty to the ...

  8. New Arrest In Westchester Gang Bust Announced

    New Arrest In Westchester Gang Bust Announced

    The eighth and final gang member has been brought into custody as a nearly yearlong investigation into the 150 Clain, which operates in Westchester, is wrapping up.Earlier this month, seven members of the gang were taken off the streets of Yonkers following an eight-month investigation dubbed “Operation: 150 Clan,” which was run by the local police department and investigators from the ...

  9. Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    With Labor Day having past, and schools back in session, officials are warning area residents to begin preparations for flu season, which is fast approaching.Flu season kicks off in earnest in October each year, though patients can still be susceptible to certain strains in September, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said that reported cases tend to ...

  10. Northern Westchester Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Underage Youth

    Northern Westchester Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Underage Youth

    A Northern Westchester vape shop was caught selling nicotine to a minor during an undercover operation conducted by county police.Xin Han Lin, 46, an employee at Smoking King in Mount Kisco was busted selling a mango flavored product to an undercover minor on Tuesday, police said. The operation was part of a series of ongoing compliance checks to ensure that businesses are adhering to ...

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