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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. Pickup Truck Driver Flees The Scene Of Crash In Northern Westchester

    Pickup Truck Driver Flees The Scene Of Crash In Northern Westchester

    A pickup truck driver took off in Northern Westchester after he was involved in a two-car crash in Bedford.Officers from the North Castle Police Department received a call at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4 regarding a crash in the area of East Middle Patent Road in Bedford. The caller reported that she heard a single car speeding down the roadway, strike a tree and leave the ...

  2. Police: Man Forced Ex To Write Check, Forcibly Stole Vehicle In Cortlandt

    Police: Man Forced Ex To Write Check, Forcibly Stole Vehicle In Cortlandt

    A Putnam Valley man is in police custody after stealing a car and forcing his victim to cut him a check in Westchester County, police said.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to Paulding Lane in Cortlandt on Thursday, Nov. 29, where there was a report of a stolen vehicle and money. Police said that the investigation into the stolen vehicle determined that Kyle Heady, 29, ...

  3. Whole Foods Opening In Chappaqua Postponed

    Whole Foods Opening In Chappaqua Postponed

    Officials are hitting the brakes on the much-anticipated grand opening of Whole Foods at Chappaqua Crossing.Citing traffic and safety concerns, the New Castle Town Board and Planning Board have voted to postpone the grand opening, which was planned for Wednesday, Dec. 12. No additional information has been released about a new opening date.Traffic has been a concern on Route 117 near ...

  4. Woman Charged With Stealing $460 From BJ's Wholesale Club In Yorktown

    Woman Charged With Stealing $460 From BJ's Wholesale Club In Yorktown

    A woman working at BJ’s Wholesale Club in Westchester was busted stealing nearly $500 from her employer, police said.Members of the Yorktown Police Department responded to BJ’s on Crompond Road at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, when an employee was detained for a reported larceny. Police said that the investigation into the alleged larceny determined that Yorktown Heights ...

  5. Psychic Suing Private Investigator After Being Charged In Alleged Northern Westchester Scam

    Psychic Suing Private Investigator After Being Charged In Alleged Northern Westchester Scam

    The fortune teller with customers throughout Westchester and Fairfield is fighting back, suing a Florida private investigator, claiming he ruined her business after she was charged with allegedly bilking a 64-year-old Bedford Hills woman out of her life savings.Janet Lee, also known as “the Bedford Psychic” and “the Greenwich Psychic,” has filed a $10 million lawsuit against PI Bob ...

  6. Ex-Fire Department Company Treasurer In Westchester Admits To Embezzlement

    Ex-Fire Department Company Treasurer In Westchester Admits To Embezzlement

    A former treasurer with a Westchester fire department has admitted to using thousands of federal dollars he oversaw for his own benefit.Robert Gerardi, the ex-treasurer of the Putnam Engine and Hose company, a unit of the Port Chester Volunteer Fire Department, pleaded guilty on Friday to embezzling more than $38,000 from November 2016 through May 2017. “Robert Gerardi was ...

  7. Four Charged With Gun Trafficking, Drug Distribution In Westchester

    Four Charged With Gun Trafficking, Drug Distribution In Westchester

    Four men are facing federal charges for allegedly trafficking firearms and distributing crack cocaine in and around the southern border of Westchester and Fairfield counties.U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman and the FBI announced that Walter Jones, Frank Maxwell, Markel Calhoun and Jamar Calhoun have been charged with weapon and drug charges for alleged offenses that centered in Port ...

  8. Suspect Admits To Manslaughter During 12-Hour Westchester Crime Spree

    Suspect Admits To Manslaughter During 12-Hour Westchester Crime Spree

    A Westchester County man already behind bars has admitted to his role in the murder of a Mount Vernon man during a 12-hour crime spree last year.Sincere Smith, 23, of New Rochelle, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in relation to the death of Trevon Boswell last year during a spree of violent robberies in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Yonkers.On May 21 last year, Lee and four others ...

  9. Two Families Displaced In Blaze Battled By 45 Firefighters In Westchester

    Two Families Displaced In Blaze Battled By 45 Firefighters In Westchester

    Two families were displaced on late Thursday night after a fire broke out in the upper floors of a multi-family home in Yonkers.  Crews from the Yonkers Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Hawthorne Avenue shortly before 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, Assistant Chief Thomas Fitzpatrick said. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from the rear of the ...

  10. Recall Alert: Pharma Company Pulls Infant Ibuprofen From CVS, Walmart, Family Dollar

    Recall Alert: Pharma Company Pulls Infant Ibuprofen From CVS, Walmart, Family Dollar

    Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled a popular infant’s Ibuprofen product that is being sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar.The recalled lots from the three stores include Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. The recalled products have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen.According to ...

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