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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. Sister Joan Toomey, Maryknoll Sister For 66 Years, Dies At 84

    Sister Joan Toomey, Maryknoll Sister For 66 Years, Dies At 84

    Sister Joan Toomey died on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll. She was 84 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 66 years.She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on Jan. 18, 1934 to Hazel (Warner) Toomey and Joseph J. Toomey. She had one sister, Elaine. Both parents and her sister have predeceased her.In 1952, Joan graduated from Dominican High School ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Former Judge Hired By Archdiocese Of New York To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

    Former Judge Hired By Archdiocese Of New York To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

    A former federal judge has been appointed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York to review its procedures and protocols for handling allegations of sexual abuse following a summer of scandals.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced on Thursday that Barbara Jones will serve as the church’s Special Counsel and Independent Reviewer. She has been tasked with undertaking “an exhaustive study ...

  5. Cortlandt, Peekskill Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Cortlandt, Peekskill Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    More than two dozen motorists were busted by New York State Police troopers recently as law enforcement agencies in the Hudson Valley continue a nationwide crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving.Among the local motorists charged include: Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Sept. 15, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Luis V. Barreto Angamarca, 26, of Peekskill, for DWI. He was ...

  6. Former Officer Convicted In Killing Outside Westchester Deli Gets Parole

    Former Officer Convicted In Killing Outside Westchester Deli Gets Parole

    A 53-year-old former officer who was convicted of killing a man over a parking spot more than two decades ago in Westchester has been granted parole.Off-duty NYPD transit officer Richard DiGuglielmo was involved in an altercation with his victim, Charlie Campbell, in Dobbs Ferry in October 1996 when Campbell parked in the “patrons only” section of DiGuglielmo’s father’s deli before ...

  7. New Underage Drinking Crackdowns To Launch In New York This Fall

    New Underage Drinking Crackdowns To Launch In New York This Fall

    With colleges set to begin classes in the coming days, officials announced a new crackdown on underage drinking that is scheduled to launch in the fall.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Liquor Authority and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will be working with local law enforcement agencies to conduct statewide sweeps of locations holding liquor ...

  8. Seen Her? Woman Wanted Following Incident In Westchester

    Seen Her? Woman Wanted Following Incident In Westchester

    Have you seen her?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a woman wanted by the Village of Ossining Court dating back to her 2006 arrest for attempting to smuggle drugs into the Sing Sing Correctional Facility.Viera is wanted on charges that include the introduction of contraband to prisoners, bail jumping and unlawful possession ...

  9. New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    When purchasing a new car, one considers many things: is it reliable? How is the gas mileage? How much does it cost? What will the upkeep be?However, many would-be car buyers are failing to factor in the larges expense associated with purchasing a new ride: depreciation, according to AAA.AAA’s “Your Driving Costs” study found that the largest expense associated with purchasing a new ...

  10. Foreign National Busted Driving With BAC Nearly Double Legal Limit In Westchester

    Foreign National Busted Driving With BAC Nearly Double Legal Limit In Westchester

    A foreign national who was unable to stay in her lane on a normally busy Westchester roadway was busted driving with a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit during an early morning stop in Westchester.An officer conducting DWI patrol on Post Road in Scarsdale.at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning spotted a 2016 Honda CRV speeding through the village before making a ...

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