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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. Westchester HS Alum Wins Top Prize For Creating Brain Computer Interface

    Westchester HS Alum Wins Top Prize For Creating Brain Computer Interface

    Since taking his academic talents from Westchester to the University of Buffalo, a recent high school graduate is making a name for himself as an up-and-comer in the tech field.William Phillips, a 2017 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, recently took top honors in his category as a Computer Science and Engineering student at the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) ...

  2. Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect Who Removed Flags, Damaged Posts In Area

    Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect Who Removed Flags, Damaged Posts In Area

    Do you know him?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a man who removed and damaged flags in Dutchess County days before the Fourth of July.Investigators have released surveillance photos of a suspect who removed flags posted around Millbrook and caused damaged to several flagpoles during the overnight hours of July 2.In the ...

  3. Indian Point Security Drills Will Include Weapons That Simulate Gunfire

    Indian Point Security Drills Will Include Weapons That Simulate Gunfire

    Following its quarterly siren test, which included sounding the horns at Indian Point at full volume, officials will conduct a new round of security training drills, this time with simulated gunfire.Entergy will be conducting security training drills using weapons that simulate the real thing at night on Monday, Sept. 17 and Tuesday, Sept. 18. During the drills, people near the site may ...

  4. Separate I-84 Ramp Closures Scheduled

    Separate I-84 Ramp Closures Scheduled

    There will be ramp closures on I-84 for several days in the Hudson Valley.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert cautioning that beginning on Monday, Sept. 17, there wlll be ramp closures on the interstate in Putnam and Dutchess counties, as crews perform construction activities in the area.Each day, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., there will be nightly closures in ...

  5. Drunk Driver Blows Through Stop Signs In Westchester, Changes Story, Police Say

    Drunk Driver Blows Through Stop Signs In Westchester, Changes Story, Police Say

    A motorist who was drinking and driving couldn’t keep his story straight when busted by police driving the wrong way on a one-way road in front of a Westchester elementary school.An officer on patrol in Scarsdale spotted a Mitsubishi Eclipse turn right from Post Road onto Huntington Avenue at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. He proceeded to drive the wrong way on the ...

  6. Residents Report Latest Sighting Of Wild Coyote In Westchester

    Residents Report Latest Sighting Of Wild Coyote In Westchester

    There have been more coyote sightings in Westchester, this time near Ward Acres Park in New Rochelle.A local resident snapped a photo of a coyote at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9, near Saldo Circle in New Rochelle when she saw it walking in the area. Police were notified of the latest sighting, and promptly warned residents in the area to be aware and on alert. It ...

  7. 'Possibly Dramatic' Spike In Gas Prices Coming As Florence Arrives, AAA Says

    'Possibly Dramatic' Spike In Gas Prices Coming As Florence Arrives, AAA Says

    Related story - Florence Hits East Coast: When Will It Affect The Area?While gas prices tend to dip around this time each year, motorists can expect to see a spike in prices as Hurricane turned Tropical Storm Florence has arrived on the East Coast.On Saturday, Sept. 15, refineries throughout the country will be transitioning from a more expensive, eco-friendly summer gasoline blend to ...

  8. These Westchester Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

    These Westchester Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

    Some of Westchester County’s best and brightest students were among those chosen as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which celebrates academic achievement in high school students.On Wednesday, 16,000 high school seniors were chosen from around the country. Those 16,000 will soon be pared to 7,500 finalists, who will be picked to receive upwards of $31 million in ...

  9. Hiring For The Holidays: Target Adding 120K Seasonal Employees

    Hiring For The Holidays: Target Adding 120K Seasonal Employees

    With the holidays fast approaching, Target is bolstering its ranks in advance of what they expect to be the busiest shopping season yet.Target announced that it will be hiring approximately 120,000 seasonal team members to serve guests at their 1,839 stores nationwide - marking a 20 percent increase from last year’s commitment. They will also be opening up 7,500 seasonal positions at ...

  10. Power Steering Problems Prompt Latest GM Recall Of Trucks

    Power Steering Problems Prompt Latest GM Recall Of Trucks

    General Motors has announced that the company is recalling 1.2 million pickup trucks and SUVs due to power-assisted steering problems that have been reported and caused a number of crashes.GM announced the latest recall - on the heels of a recall for a rear brake issue on 10 models earlier this week - stating that the power steering can fail momentarily during low-speed turns, due to a ...

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