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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. Woman Dies After Apartment Fire Breaks Out In Westchester

    Woman Dies After Apartment Fire Breaks Out In Westchester

    A woman died on Tuesday morning after a fire broke out in a basement apartment in Yonkers, a deputy fire chief said.First responders were dispatched to a Park Avenue residence at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, when a neighbor saw smoke coming from a basement apartment and called the fire department.Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Flynn said that one resident in the building was ...

  2. Man Gets 20-Year Sentence For Enticing Westchester 14-Year-Old Into Sexual Activity On Video

    Man Gets 20-Year Sentence For Enticing Westchester 14-Year-Old Into Sexual Activity On Video

    An Orange County man will spend the next two decades in prison for enticing a teenage girl from Westchester into sexual activity, which was captured on video.Clint Edwards, 28, of New Windsor, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for enticing a child to engage in illegal sexual activity. He pleaded guilty to the crime on July 2 this year following the illicit activities last year.In ...

  3. Eight Brands Of Dog Food Recalled Over Potentially Toxic Levels Of Vitamin D

    Eight Brands Of Dog Food Recalled Over Potentially Toxic Levels Of Vitamin D

    Pet owners should check their cabinets after several companies recalled dog foods that potentially contain toxic amounts of vitamin D.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded a recall of dry dog food products that have been making some pets sick. The recall comes following several complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity.According to the FDA, testing ...

  4. Westchester To Take Second Shot At Memorial Field Renovation

    Westchester To Take Second Shot At Memorial Field Renovation

    Is there hope on the horizon for the historic Memorial Field in Mount Vernon? Westchester County officials unanimously voted to take over renovations at the once-vibrant recreation hub, which has stood vacant and desolate for years. The field has been a topic of consternation between Westchester residents, local and county officials. Previously, the city had taken over renovation ...

  5. Former Westchester Special Needs Student Wins $28M Rape Lawsuit

    Former Westchester Special Needs Student Wins $28M Rape Lawsuit

    A former special needs student in Westchester has been awarded $28 million in a rape lawsuit.A jury awarded the $28 million to a former student that was raped nearly seven years ago after being led off the Mount Vernon High School campus when she was supposed to be in class and on the special education bus.According to her attorneys, the verdict is believed to be the largest physical ...

  6. Man Sentenced For Theft From Cemeteries, Must Pay $196K

    Man Sentenced For Theft From Cemeteries, Must Pay $196K

    The former superintendent of a Putnam County cemetery is going to spend several years behind bars after being busted for stealing more than $150,000 for work he never committed.Pawling resident Robert Bauer has been sentenced to a term of one and a half to four and a half years in prison and agreed to pay $195,850,50 after being found guilty by a jury earlier this year on multiple ...

  7. Hudson Valley Contractor Nabbed For Home Repair Scam Extradited To Connecticut

    Hudson Valley Contractor Nabbed For Home Repair Scam Extradited To Connecticut

    An inmate from the Hudson Valley is facing a host of new charges after being extradited to Fairfield County on an active arrest warrant that was out for his arrest for scamming his victims while posing as a contractor.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the Orange County Correctional Facility in Goshen on Friday, Nov. 30, to extradite Tuxedo Park resident ...

  8. Drunken Woman Attempts To Enter Area Home, Police Say

    Drunken Woman Attempts To Enter Area Home, Police Say

    Police intervention was required at an area home during an early morning incident involving an allegedly drunk woman.The North Castle Police Department received a complaint from a resident of Washington Avenue in White Plains before 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, of a drunken woman who attempted to trespass into the home.Police said that the caller stated the Hispanic woman was wearing ...

  9. Former Counselor Convicted Of Abusing Patient Reports Move To Montrose

    Former Counselor Convicted Of Abusing Patient Reports Move To Montrose

    A former social worker at a guidance center who was convicted of sexually abusing a patient incapable of consenting has reported a move in Westchester.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to local residents regarding the residency of 48-year-old Nelson Acevedo, who has moved from Long Island City to a residence on Albany Post Road in ...

  10. Former Westchester Resident Extradited From Florida To Face Murder Charge

    Former Westchester Resident Extradited From Florida To Face Murder Charge

    A former area resident has been extradited from Florida and is facing murder and weapon charges dating back to an incident in Yonkers more than two years ago.Anthony Burton - also known as David Burton and Anthony Faseoff - was arraigned by a Westchester County grand jury for his role in the fatal shooting of a man in Yonkers in April 2016. He was returned from Pensacola to his former ...

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