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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. Car Crashes Into Wholesale Beverage Store In Westchester

    Car Crashes Into Wholesale Beverage Store In Westchester

    A driver accidentally struck a building in Westchester on Monday afternoon, leaving his vehicle damaged.Shortly after noontime, the driver crashed into the side of McLean Wholesale Beverage at 1046 McLean Ave. in Yonkers, leaving his vehicle with minor damage, Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said.There was no damage to the building and no injuries were reported. A cause for the ...

  2. Surge In Americans Who Expect To Buy Electric Cars, AAA Says

    Surge In Americans Who Expect To Buy Electric Cars, AAA Says

    American drivers are going green, are you?With gas prices on the rise, a new study released by AAA found that demand for electric vehicles is on the rise, with 20 percent of Americans proclaiming their next car will be electric. The latest survey is an increase of 5 percent from last year.According to AAA, improved safety features, decreased ownership costs and increased driving ranges ...

  3. Westchester Man Sentenced For Trying To Kill Same Person Twice In A Week

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Trying To Kill Same Person Twice In A Week

    A Westchester man has been sentenced after admitting to attempting to kill the same man on a pair of occasions in less than a week.Earlier this year, Yonkers resident James McNair has pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder following two shooting incidents in the city involving the same man earlier this year. On Monday, Oct. 15, McNair was sentenced to 10 years in state prison ...

  4. Self-Storage Firm Gets $2.5M In Tax Relief From New Rochelle

    Self-Storage Firm Gets $2.5M In Tax Relief From New Rochelle

    The former site of the Rotanelli Foods plant in New Rochelle is set to be repurposed into a multi-million dollar self-storage facility.The New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency (IDA) announced that an estimated $2.5 million in tax relief for to help developers help offset costs for the $25 million facility, which will be constructed on Birch Street.Developers intend to demolish the ...

  5. Cold Case: Homicide Of 15-Year-Old Girl Found In Northern Westchester Remains Mystery

    Cold Case: Homicide Of 15-Year-Old Girl Found In Northern Westchester Remains Mystery

    New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they continue their efforts to apprehend a suspect implicated in the homicide of a teenager found in Westchester nearly 50 years ago.Police issued an alert on Tuesday regarding the 1970 homicide of 15-year-old Alice Lezan, of Franklin Township, New Jersey, who was found dead in Cortlandt 48 years ago.On Nov. 15, ...

  6. Up To 3,000 Amazon Go Stores Could Be On The Way

    Up To 3,000 Amazon Go Stores Could Be On The Way

    While many traditional brick-and-mortar stores are falling by the wayside, due in large part to the boom in online shopping, web giant Amazon is contemplating opening thousands of cashier-less stores in the coming years.Reports emerged earlier this week that Amazon is planning to open as many as 3,000 cashier-less Amazon Go stores by 2021, following a cautious initial rollout of the ...

  7. Westchester Couple Faces Drug Charges As Police Investigate Noise Complaint

    Westchester Couple Faces Drug Charges As Police Investigate Noise Complaint

    A couple arguing inside a car in Westchester are facing drug charges after police were called to investigate a noise complaint in Scarsdale.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Boulevard and Nelson Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, where there was a report of a noise complaint in the area.Upon arrival, investigators ...

  8. ACL Injuries In Youth Athletes Will Be Subject Of Free Hour-Long Program In White Plains

    ACL Injuries In Youth Athletes Will Be Subject Of Free Hour-Long Program In White Plains

    With the frequency of ACL injuries occurring earlier and earlier for athletes, Hospital for Special Surgery Westchester is hosting a special program for parents to help avoid the pitfalls of the devastating injury.HSS Westchester announced it will be hosting a special program on ACL injuries in youth athletes, beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Outpatient Center on ...

  9. Seen Him? Police Seek Wanted Ex-Mahopac Resident

    Seen Him? Police Seek Wanted Ex-Mahopac Resident

    Seen him? Investigators from the Yonkers Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted 31-year-old man. The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding Antonio V. Yanni, who is wanted for a charge of second-degree assault dating back to an incident earlier this year. He previously lived in Mahopac and Scarsdale.Police ...

  10. Look Who's Coming Back: Ralph's Returning To Mamaroneck In New Location

    Look Who's Coming Back: Ralph's Returning To Mamaroneck In New Location

    With its legal issues behind it, Ralph’s Italian Ices & Ice Cream is set to make a grand return to Mamaroneck.Last year, owner Scott Rosenberg was forced to shut the doors on his shop on East Boston Post Road due to zoning discrepancies regarding the business. Ultimately, a State Supreme Court judge chose to dismiss his case against the village, where he sought $300,000 in damages ...

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