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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. Prices At The Pump Reach Five-Year Peak, AAA Says

    Prices At The Pump Reach Five-Year Peak, AAA Says

    Motorists are seeing no relief at the pump as gas prices have reached a five-year peak, according to AAA.At a time when gas prices are expected to drop as the industry switches from an eco-friendly blend during the peak of summer to a less expensive winter blend, motorists are instead seeing record high prices due to supply demands.The average price of gas per gallon sits at $2.88 ...

  2. Texting Their Patience: New Yorkers Sue Trump, FEMA Over Presidential Alert No Opt Out

    Texting Their Patience: New Yorkers Sue Trump, FEMA Over Presidential Alert No Opt Out

    A lawsuit has been filed in New York following Wednesday’s test of FEMA’s new “presidential alert” notification system.On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the initial test of FEMA’s new system went off for most Americans at around 2:15 p.m. The message was sent to cell phones similar to AMBER alerts and inclement weather warnings that are currently in place.However, not everyone was pleased about the ...

  3. Police Seek Public's Help In Search For Peekskill ID Theft Suspect

    Police Seek Public's Help In Search For Peekskill ID Theft Suspect

    Do you know him?Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a man who is wanted in relation to an identity theft and grand larceny incident.The Peekskill Police Department said that the suspect walked into a local bank and proceeded to make several fraudulent transactions using his alleged victim’s bank accounts.In surveillance photos released this week, ...

  4. Bite To The Face In Westchester Leads To Life In Prison For Armed Robber

    Bite To The Face In Westchester Leads To Life In Prison For Armed Robber

    A Westchester man may spend the rest of his life behind bars after pistol-whipping a woman and her son during a violent armed robbery last year when he got bit in the face, leading to his arrest.Mount Vernon resident Sidney Lane, 37, was found guilty of two counts of attempted robbery, violent felonies, for an incident in Yonkers last July, when he attacked a woman and her 23-year-old ...

  5. Suspicious Men, Firebird Burnouts Top North Castle Police Blotter

    Suspicious Men, Firebird Burnouts Top North Castle Police Blotter

    A suspicious vehicle that sad idly for more than an hour in North Castle led to the arrest of a man who was in possession of a false ID, police said.Members of the North Castle Police Department received a report shortly before 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, of a suspicious car that had been sitting on Cox Avenue for more than an hour. When the caller approached the vehicle, she was told ...

  6. Parking Restrictions, Lane Closures Announced For Road Resurfacing In Northern Westchester

    Parking Restrictions, Lane Closures Announced For Road Resurfacing In Northern Westchester

    A milling and paving project will lead to road closures and parking restrictions in Croton-on-Hudson for several days.Milling and resurfacing on Hillside Avenue, Prospect Place and High Street is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8. Police said that cars should be removed from those roadways before work begins, or else they risk being towed or ...

  7. Man Faces Felony DWI Charge After Flat Tire Prompts Police Response In Town Of Poughkeepsie

    Man Faces Felony DWI Charge After Flat Tire Prompts Police Response In Town Of Poughkeepsie

    A Dutchess County driver got an untimely flat tire while traveling through Poughkeepsie, leading to his arrest for his second DWI, police said.Officers from the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department were dispatched to the area of Raymond Avenue near New Hackensack Road shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 3, where there was a report of a disabled vehicle whose driver required ...

  8. Road Closures Scheduled During Yorktown Festival, Street Fair

    Road Closures Scheduled During Yorktown Festival, Street Fair

    There’s going to be dancing in the streets in Yorktown over the weekend, leading to road closures in the area as the community celebrates the 10th annual Chamber of Commerce Festival and Street Fair.Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble said that in an abundance of caution and to keep parade participants and spectators safe there will be road closures. From 7 a.m. too 6 p.m. on Sunday, ...

  9. Man Admits To Attempted Murder In 2016 Westchester Shooting

    Man Admits To Attempted Murder In 2016 Westchester Shooting

    A 20-year-old man from Westchester is set to spend the better part of a decade behind bars after admitting to his role in a shooting incident in Yonkers more than two years ago.Diamante Powell of Yonkers pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree attempted murder for shooting his victim during an early morning incident on Prospect Street in Yonkers, leaving him hospitalized.According to ...

  10. New Coyote Sightings Reported In Three Northern Westchester Locales

    New Coyote Sightings Reported In Three Northern Westchester Locales

    There are some wild new neighbors setting up shop in Westchester.The Mount Pleasant Police Department is reporting several new wild coyote sightings in the area, prompting it to issue an alert to the community.Coyotes were spotted in the area of Warren Avenue and Sherman Avenue in Hawthorne; on Hardscrabble Road in Chappaqua and Choate Lane in Pleasantville.The sightings follow several ...

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