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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. Quick Thinking Neighbors Prevent Major Fire In Northern Westchester

    Quick Thinking Neighbors Prevent Major Fire In Northern Westchester

    Some fast-acting neighbors jumped into action over the weekend, helping a neighbor prevent a potential kitchen fire and rescuing the family’s dog in the process.Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, officials from the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department said that Andy Shapley and Nick Kalyvas went running into an unoccupied home on Windsor Road in Croton-on-Hudson in the Mount ...

  2. Cuomo Announces Plan To Ban Plastic Bags

    Cuomo Announces Plan To Ban Plastic Bags

    A day after the world celebrated Earth Day, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a bill that would ban plastic bags throughout the state.Cuomo announced on Monday that he has introduced legislation that would ban single-use, plastic carryout bags based on the recommendation of the New York State Plastic Bags Task Force, which “outlined the environmental impact” of reducing the use of ...

  3. Students Call For Action In Latest Rally Against Gun Violence In Putnam

    Students Call For Action In Latest Rally Against Gun Violence In Putnam

    Putnam County students said “enough” to gun violence in America, rallying at the old Putnam County Courthouse for several hours over the weekend calling on stricter gun laws.Nineteen years and one day after the fatal shooting at Columbine High School, more than a dozen students and community members rallied at the courthouse to “prove that students will not lose interest, we will not ...

  4. Police: Teen Allegedly Sexually Assaults Relative In Northern Westchester

    Police: Teen Allegedly Sexually Assaults Relative In Northern Westchester

    A 15-year-old boy allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old family member during a visit to a Mount Kisco home, according to police.Westchester County Police officers were dispatched to Northern Westchester Hospital Center shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, where there was a report of a 10-year-old girl who had possibly been sexually assaulted by her 15-year-old relative who ...

  5. Westchester Father Charged In Murder Of Son Due To Appear In Court

    Westchester Father Charged In Murder Of Son Due To Appear In Court

    The 34-year-old father of a toddler who is facing a murder charge after his son was found unresponsive in a Westchester apartment last week is due to appear in Mount Vernon City Court on Monday.Lloyd Scott is due to appear in court on Monday afternoon, where he will face a charge of second-degree murder in connection to the death of his 2-year-old last week, who was found unresponsive ...

  6. Westchester State Swimming Champ Heading To University Of Hawaii

    Westchester State Swimming Champ Heading To University Of Hawaii

    One of Westchester’s finest amateur swimmers is taking his talents to the Aloha State.New Rochelle High School senior Michael Lawson, who became a two-time state champion this year, announced his intention to head to Hawaii following graduation, where he will take to the pool at the University of Hawaii.An all-American, Lawson has competed in the New York State High School Swimming ...

  7. Former Priest, High-Risk Sex Offender Reports Move In Area

    Former Priest, High-Risk Sex Offender Reports Move In Area

    A former priest who made national headlines for abusing a female patient and is now registered as a sex offender has reported a move in Putnam County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert to area residents regarding the residency of former priest Joseph Faraone, 70, who has reported a move to the Bel-Aire Motor Lodge on Route 22 in Brewster.Faraone ...

  8. Ban On Texting, Walking Proposed By State Lawmaker

    Ban On Texting, Walking Proposed By State Lawmaker

    While texting and driving has been illegal for some time, a New York politician has a plan to curtail texting and walking.Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has introduced legislation that would amend the state’s current law to prohibit pedestrians from using devices while crossing the street, similar to laws that were put in place in California and Hawaii, which comes with a $100 fine.The ban ...

  9. Know Her? Police Seek Westchester Woman Wanted For Grand Larceny

    Know Her? Police Seek Westchester Woman Wanted For Grand Larceny

    A day after the U.S. Marshals helped police in Yonkers apprehend a longtime wanted man, an alert was issued for a woman wanted by the department for grand larceny.The Yonkers Police Department Warrant Squad issued an alert this week for 21-year-old Ambar Guevara, who was last spotted in the area of Morris Street and is wanted on a charge of fourth-degree grand larceny.Police described ...

  10. Police Bust Pair Attempting To Defraud Westchester Bank Two Days In A Row

    Police Bust Pair Attempting To Defraud Westchester Bank Two Days In A Row

    Lightning didn’t strike twice for a pair attempting to defraud a Westchester bank who were busted in their getaway car.Investigators in Bronxville received a report of fraudulent activity at the Bronxville Trustco Bank branch on April 12, which led to an investigation by police detectives, who used Village Surveillance Cameras to track two suspects leaving the bank and getting into a ...

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