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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. Know Him? Police Seek To Track Down Wanted Westchester Man

    Know Him? Police Seek To Track Down Wanted Westchester Man

    Do you know him? Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding 29-year-old Ronald Herrera, who is wanted on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief.Police described Herrera as a 6-foot Hispanic man weighing approximately 200 pounds with brown hair and brown ...

  2. Police Warn Residents Of Scam Involving Internet Transactions

    Police Warn Residents Of Scam Involving Internet Transactions

    A new scam is making the rounds in the area, police are cautioning.The scam has become prevalent involving Internet transactions on platforms such as Craigslist and other similar sites.Police said that the scam takes place when a suspect, posing as a buyer, pays the victim for an item with either a fraudulent or bad check. Before the check can bounce or be discovered as a fake, and ...

  3. Fire Risk Leads To Recall Of More Than 200K Nissan Cars, SUVs

    Fire Risk Leads To Recall Of More Than 200K Nissan Cars, SUVs

    Nissan is recalling more than 200,00 vehicles that could get a little too hot to handle.Nissan announced the recall of 215,000 vehicles that may have anti-lock brake problems that may prompt actuator pumps to leak brake fluid onto internal circuit boards, causing fires. The recall is similar to one in 2016.The recall comes after Nissan received a complaint in January about an ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Westchester Consumer Protection Department Warns Against Senior Scams

    Westchester Consumer Protection Department Warns Against Senior Scams

    With families celebrating “Grandparents Day” over this past weekend, the Westchester Consumer Protection Department is hoping to help seniors avoid falling victim to scams.Each year, opportunistic fraudsters look to defraud and take advantage of older generations, utilizing what has come to be dubbed as the “Grandparent Scam.”According to police and consumer protection advocates, ...

  6. Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Despite undergoing a paradigm shift and attempting to change gears in the way it does business, Sears continues hemorrhaging money, casting its future in doubt.Sears CEO Eddie Lampert said that his company has been “working hard to transform its business and unlock the value of its assets,” which includes a shift from traditional retailing to a more member-centric company. Despite these ...

  7. Seen Her? Hudson Valley Woman Has Been Missing For Eight Years

    Seen Her? Hudson Valley Woman Has Been Missing For Eight Years

    Have you seen her?Law enforcement agencies in New York are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a potentially vulnerable woman who has been missing from the Hudson Valley for nearly a decade.The New York State Office of Public Safety has issued an alert regarding 38-year-old Sandy Nurse, who went missing from Central Nyack in Rockland in April 2010. She is believed ...

  8. Convicted Felon Admits To Using Forged ID At Four Westchester Banks In One Day

    Convicted Felon Admits To Using Forged ID At Four Westchester Banks In One Day

    A 55-year-old convicted felon who attempted to steal a Connecticut man’s identity at multiple Westchester County banks has admitted to his crimes.Jose Cabrera has pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, after he went to banks in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Ossining and Thornwood with a forged Connecticut driver’s license and attempted to take out ...

  9. Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos have been released of fights which left several people injured this past summer and resulted in criminal charges for a pair of firefighters in Westchester.The first video was taken inside Rory Dolan’s Restaurant and Bar on McLean Avenue at approximately 2 a.m. on June 11. The video shows the firefighters - later identified as Lt. Christopher Mitchell and firefighter Bogdin ...

  10. Westchester School Safety Commission Hosts Kickoff Event

    Westchester School Safety Commission Hosts Kickoff Event

    Elected officials, educators, local leaders, students, law enforcement agents and mental health experts were on hand for the first meeting of the recently formed Westchester County School Safety Commission.Westchester County Anthony Scarpino, Jr., formed the Commission over the summer with the goal of “implementing the best practices in safety evaluation and procedures in schools of all ...

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