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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. Gang Member Admits To Using Violence, Weapons To Control Neighborhood In Westchester

    Gang Member Admits To Using Violence, Weapons To Control Neighborhood In Westchester

    The latest member of a prominent Westchester street gang has admitted to his role in using violence and weapons to control their neighborhood in Yonkers.Trinard “TJ” Jackson, a member of the Blood Stones Army, pleaded guilty on Wednesday one count of conspiracy, a felony, which was accepted by Westchester County Court Judge Barry Warhit.Jackson was arrested and charged as part of a ...

  2. Inmate Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Officers At Westchester County Jail

    Inmate Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Officers At Westchester County Jail

    An inmate at the Westchester County Jail is set to spend more time behind bars after admitting to assaulting a pair of corrections officers in separate incidents in the past year.John Wooten, an inmate at the jail, has pleaded guilty to two counts of assault for attacking officers in December last year and in January. Wooten was being held at the jail on a felony criminal mischief ...

  3. Facebook Hack Update: 14 Million Had Additional Data Stolen, Including Search Histories

    Facebook Hack Update: 14 Million Had Additional Data Stolen, Including Search Histories

    Facebook has provided an update and notified users who had their phone numbers, email addresses and other personal information accessed after a hacker gained access to the site.In a call on Friday, Facebook officials said that the FBI is “actively investigating” the breach, which impacted nearly 30 million (down from the 50 million reported last month), including 14 million users who ...

  4. Coyote Spotted In Front Of Northern Westchester Home

    Coyote Spotted In Front Of Northern Westchester Home

    Is Westchester going to the dogs?Members of the North Castle Police Department were dispatched to an Annadale Road home at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, when a resident reported that there was a coyote in front of her home.Police said that officers responded to the scene, only to find that the coyote had fled into a nearby wooded area away from the home. Officers ...

  5. License Suspended At Westchester Restaurant/Bar After Rash Of Violence

    License Suspended At Westchester Restaurant/Bar After Rash Of Violence

    A busy Westchester restaurant and bar has gone dry after having its liquor license suspended in the wake of several violent incidents in the past year.The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) has suspended the alcohol license of Mozza Restaurant in Mount Vernon, following a full meeting of its board. As of Wednesday, Oct.10, no alcohol is permitted to be sold or consumed on the ...

  6. Video: Coyote Spotted In This Westchester Neighborhood

    Video: Coyote Spotted In This Westchester Neighborhood

    A new coyote sighting has been reported in Westchester.An area resident reported that there was a coyote making the rounds this week in the Larchmont Woods neighborhood in New Rochelle in the area of Rugby Road.According to the resident, "it is very aggressive," and it scared his 9-year-old daughter by howling in their backyard late at night. He said he has alerted police to ...

  7. Three Men Plead Guilty To Westchester Robbery Spree

    Three Men Plead Guilty To Westchester Robbery Spree

    An investigation into a burglary spree in Westchester led to the arrests of three men who will all spend time behind bars after pleading guilty to their various roles in robbing several residential apartment buildings in Yonkers.Yonkers residents Darnell Echols, 28, and Rajad Daily, 29, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight counts of second-degree burglaries while jury selection for their ...

  8. Hate Flyers Linked To Neo-Nazi Group Found At Two Area Colleges

    Hate Flyers Linked To Neo-Nazi Group Found At Two Area Colleges

    A pair of Hudson Valley colleges were among four in the country that had anti-Semitic fliers blaming Jewish people for the allegations of sexual assault against newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh posted on campuses this week.Fliers that read "Every time some Anti-White, Anti-American, Anti-freedom event takes place, you look at it, and it’s Jews behind it,” ...

  9. Westchester Man Who Threatened Mother, Children With Shotgun Arraigned

    Westchester Man Who Threatened Mother, Children With Shotgun Arraigned

    The man who terrorized his family with a shotgun and forced police to rescue his family during an armed standoff in Westchester has been formally arraigned following Wednesday’s incident.Port Chester resident Abe Massa, 29, has been charged with reckless endangerment after threatening his family with a shotgun, firing it in front of his mother and pointing it at her on Oct. 10. ...

  10. Ex-DNC Chair Faces Prison Time For Arranging Illegal Donation From Gambling Website To Cuomo

    Ex-DNC Chair Faces Prison Time For Arranging Illegal Donation From Gambling Website To Cuomo

    A former local Democratic Party chairman has admitted to steering a $25,000 campaign contribution from a foreign national toward New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign in 2014.Steve Pigeon, the former Erie County DNC chairman, admitted in federal court to attempting to funnel the contribution to the campaign, which was made on behalf of the founder of an online gambling ...

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