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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 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, ...

  2. State's First Electric School Buses Unveiled In Westchester

    State's First Electric School Buses Unveiled In Westchester

    The first all-electric school buses have rolled out on the streets of Westchester.The White Plains School District is testing out five buses that will be operated through National Express, marking the state's first foray into an electric fleet of buses. The 100-percent electric buses will get an estimated 66 miles on a full battery charge, and drivers will be able to track battery ...

  3. North Shore Farms, New Supermarket In Westchester, Due To Open By Year's End

    North Shore Farms, New Supermarket In Westchester, Due To Open By Year's End

    A new supermarket is coming to Westchester.North Shore Farms is expected to open before the end of the year, as construction continues in the heart of Mamaroneck.No specific date has been set for the 13,000-square-foot North Shore Farms on Mamaroneck Avenue, where construction began over the summer. The new grocery store will replace the former site of the A&P supermarket, which has ...

  4. Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Westchester Woman Wanted For Assault

    Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Westchester Woman Wanted For Assault

    Have you seen her?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted woman who allegedly assaulted another in the city.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Thursday afternoon regarding 21-year-old Dymonde Cruz, who is wanted by law enforcement for a second-degree assault charge stemming back to an incident earlier this year.Police described Cruz as a ...

  5. Facebook Opens Pop-Ups In Macy's Stores

    Facebook Opens Pop-Ups In Macy's Stores

    While traditional brick-and-mortar retail locations continue to survive on life support, social media giant Facebook is going in the opposite direction, opening a series of pop-up stores at Macy’s throughout the country.Facebook is opening small business pop-up locations at nine Macy’s stores, marking the social media giant’s first foray into traditional retail sales. The stores will ...

  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. Police Seek Help In Search For Suspect In Burglary Of Verplanck Residence

    Police Seek Help In Search For Suspect In Burglary Of Verplanck Residence

    Do you know him?New York State Police investigators in Cortlandt have released a surveillance photo and sketch of a suspect who attempted to burglarize a Lafayette Street home in Verplanck. The attempted burglary took place shortly before noon.Police described the suspect as a 5-foot-6 white or Hispanic man in his late teens to early 20s. He was wearing all black with a green hat and ...

  8. Seven Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Seven Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    New York State Police troopers busted 29 motorists from the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County who were allegedly driving while impaired this past weekend.The local residents charged were:Westchester CountyOn Sunday, Nov. 18, State Police troopers from Somers arrested Eugene A. O’Dell, 57, of Somers, for DWI. He was traveling on Route 118 in Somers, when he was stopped for a vehicle and ...

  9. Salmonella Scare: Here's How To Make Sure Your Thanksgiving Day Turkey Is Safe

    Salmonella Scare: Here's How To Make Sure Your Thanksgiving Day Turkey Is Safe

     Related story: First Death Reported In Ongoing Turkey Salmonella OutbreakIn the wake of a monthslong nationwide Salmonella outbreak - and just in time for Thanksgiving - involving raw turkey products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering tips to ensure that Americans stay healthy during the holiday.Thousands of pounds of turkey products have been recalled ...

  10. Voicemails To Lakeland Schools Superintendent Lead To Harassment Charge

    Voicemails To Lakeland Schools Superintendent Lead To Harassment Charge

    A Northern Westchester man who admitted to leaving more than two dozen harassing voicemails to Lakeland Schools Superintendent George Stone is back in trouble with police in Yorktown for leaving more unwanted messages.On Oct. 2, officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, where there was a report of harassment, prompting an ...

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