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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. New Days-Long Hutch Closure Scheduled

    New Days-Long Hutch Closure Scheduled

    Get set for a new closure last over several days on a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway.Motorists have been advised that beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, the Hutchinson River Parkway will be closed in Mount Vernon and Pelham between exit 6 (I-95) and Exit 15 (Cross County Parkway). The closure is scheduled to conclude at 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, in advance of the morning ...

  2. Westchester Lawmakers Approve $2B Budget With Two-Percent Property Tax Increase

    Westchester Lawmakers Approve $2B Budget With Two-Percent Property Tax Increase

    The Westchester County Board of Legislators has approved a near $2 billion budget that represents a property tax hike of 2 percent.Lawmakers approved the $1.9 billion budget on Monday, with the measure quickly signed off by Westchester County Executive George Latimer. (See video above.) The budget was approved by a 13-4 vote, with the support of county Democrats.Officials said that the ...

  3. Car Crashes Into Wall Of Home, Leading To Discovery Of Marijuana Grow House In Westchester

    Car Crashes Into Wall Of Home, Leading To Discovery Of Marijuana Grow House In Westchester

    A seemingly innocuous one-car crash into a Westchester building led to the discovery of a marijuana grow house, police said.Members of the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to a two-family home on Shonnard Place shortly before 3 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, where there was a report of a driver who had struck the building.Upon arrival, police said that officers found a 2016 ...

  4. Suspect Identified After Nazi-Themed Posters Found At SUNY Purchase

    Suspect Identified After Nazi-Themed Posters Found At SUNY Purchase

    “Nazi-themed” posters found on a college campus in Westchester over the weekend have prompted a police investigation.Members of the SUNY Purchase University Police are investigating the posters and have identified a suspect believed to be responsible for spreading the posters at the Anderson Hill Road campus in Harrison."I regret to inform the community that yesterday, Nazi-themed ...

  5. Uber Driver Charged With Groping, Imprisoning Westchester Woman During Ride

    Uber Driver Charged With Groping, Imprisoning Westchester Woman During Ride

    A 26-year-old Uber driver who sexually assaulted a Westchester woman has been arraigned for abusing his passenger after she fell asleep.Bronx resident Iqbal Hussain was arraigned in Westchester County Court on several charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a passenger who was riding with him in June.Hussain picked up his victim at approximately 2 a.m. on Friday, June 8, when she ...

  6. House Fire Breaks Out In North White Plains Fireplace

    House Fire Breaks Out In North White Plains Fireplace

    A fire broke out in a Westchester home on Sunday night, prompting a heavy response from area fire departments, who quickly knocked down the flames.The North Castle Fire Department received a call of an active structure fire on General Heath Avenue in North White Plains at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9.Crews from the North White Plains, Valhalla, Thornwood and West Harrison ...

  7. Westchester Man Charged With Four Armed Carjackings

    Westchester Man Charged With Four Armed Carjackings

    A 32-year-old man is facing more than a decade behind bars after allegedly terrorizing four cab drivers with a gun on two separate nights.Samir Sullivan of Mount Vernon has been charged with committing four armed carjackings on cabs in Mount Vernon and the Bronx, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman announced on Friday. The charges come following complaints from drivers in the early ...

  8. Police: BMW Driver Busted With Marijuana Smoke Coming From Window In Westchester

    Police: BMW Driver Busted With Marijuana Smoke Coming From Window In Westchester

    A Westchester man is facing a drug charge after being busted with alleged marijuana smoke billowing from his BMW during a traffic stop in Scarsdale.An officer conducting drug and alcohol enforcement with the BESTADE (Bronxville Eastchester Scarsdale Tuckahoe Alcohol Enforcement) Task Force at approximately 9;30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 stopped White Plains resident Jonathan Villegas on ...

  9. Video: Reports Of Fox Sightings On Rise In Area

    Video: Reports Of Fox Sightings On Rise In Area

    Winter is coming, and with it will come a rash of red fox sightings in suburban areas of New York and Connecticut.Foxes commonly live in close quarters with human residents in certain communities where they can find food, water and cover, according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. They frequently take shelter in yards, parks, and golf courses, ...

  10. Yorktown Man Goes Prime Time With Skit On NBC's 'Football Night in America'

    Yorktown Man Goes Prime Time With Skit On NBC's 'Football Night in America'

    A local comedian and Green Bay Packer podcast host has officially gone Hollywood.Lifelong Yorktown resident - and Packer Superfan - Thomas Grossi, the host of the Grossi Posse Packer Nation Packcast was featured by NBC Sports on a segment that aired on Sunday, Nov. 25 before the Packers kicked off against the Minnesota Vikings in prime time.Grossi was contacted by producers at NBC ...

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