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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Astorino Talks Counter-Terrorism At Westchester Police Academy Graduation

    Astorino Talks Counter-Terrorism At Westchester Police Academy Graduation

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Fresh on the heels of a terrorist incident in England, Westchester County Executive spoke about the importance of law enforcement and counter-terrorism training at the annual Westchester County Police Academy graduation.On Friday, 45 recruits graduated from the Westchester County Police Academy, and will now be deployed at 22 different law enforcement agencies ...

  2. Memorial Day Traffic Will Be Worst In More Than Decade, AAA Says

    Memorial Day Traffic Will Be Worst In More Than Decade, AAA Says

    The Memorial Day Weekend is expected to be the busiest in more than a decade for travelers in the Hudson Valley and around the nation.Considered the unofficial start of the summer, this year’s holiday weekend should see nearly 40 million Americans traveling more than 50 miles away from home to celebrate, according to AAA officials. The projected 39.3 million travelers would be a million ...

  3. Saw Mill River Parkway Closures Announced

    Saw Mill River Parkway Closures Announced

    Motorists traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway next week may see delays as road closures are expected to begin on Wednesday as the county continues work on the Ashford Avenue Project.Beginning on the evening of Wednesday, May 31, and continuing through the following morning, closures are expected on the parkway between exit 16 (Lawrence Street) and exit 21 (Route 119).Starting at 10 ...

  4. Popular Mount Kisco Business Expanding In Westchester

    Popular Mount Kisco Business Expanding In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A popular Mount Kisco business is expanding its operations into New Rochelle at the Metro-North station, and its new patrons would say that it’s the “bee’s knees.”The owner of the popular Mount Kisco gift and assessor shop Beehive has opened a new 160-square-foot outpost, The Little Beehive, in the corner of the train station with her business partner ...

  5. ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The MTA Police have released the identity of the man who was fatally struck by a train near the Metro-North station in Hartsdale on Sunday in an apparent suicide.At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, an unauthorized man on the tracks was struck by a northbound train operating on the Harlem Line. Train service was temporarily delayed by as much as a ...

  6. Ex-Schools Director Indicted For Bribery In Westchester

    Ex-Schools Director Indicted For Bribery In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- John Gallagher Jr., the former New Rochelle Schools Director who was embroiled in a four-year corruption scheme, was arraigned in White Plains Court on an indictment for bribery on Wednesday.Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim announced the arrest and indictment of Gallagher for alleged corruption in public contracting ...

  7. Pols Propose Fence Around Mount Pleasant RTC After Assaults

    Pols Propose Fence Around Mount Pleasant RTC After Assaults

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Local officials have reportedly proposed installing fences around Westchester County Residential Treatment Centers following several incidents involving residents in Mount Pleasant.
Last week, Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi was joined by Police Chief Paul Oliva and Sgt. Marty Greenberg in meetings with New York State Sen. Terrence Murphy ...

  8. Info Released After Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    Info Released After Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Additional information has been released after a man was fatally struck by a train near the Metro-North station in Hartsdale on Sunday in an apparent suicide.At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, an unauthorized man on the tracks was struck by a northbound train operating on the Harlem Line. Train service was temporarily delayed by as much as a half ...

  9. Man Sentenced For Parking Lot Assault, Attempted Rape In Westchester

    Man Sentenced For Parking Lot Assault, Attempted Rape In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 33-year-old Westchester County man has been sentenced to time in state prison and must register as a sex offender after being found guilty of attempted rape and assault following an attack of his ex-girlfriend in an isolated parking lot in White Plains.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino Jr. announced on Tuesday that Greenburgh resident ...

  10. Missing Westchester Man Found, Safe

    Missing Westchester Man Found, Safe

    Update:A 60-year-old White Plains man who went missing Thursday night was found safe in Mount Vernon on Sunday.Police said they first found Cesar Manrique's abandoned black 2008 Honda Accord in Brooklyn.Original story, Friday, 1:30 p.m.State officials are asking for the public’s assistance as they search for a “vulnerable” 60-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease who has gone ...

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