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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. Police Follow Trail Of Leaking Fuel To Nab DWI Driver After Yorktown Crash

    Police Follow Trail Of Leaking Fuel To Nab DWI Driver After Yorktown Crash

    Police officers were able to follow a trail of debris and gasoline to track down a motorist who drove through a fence with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit in Northern Westchester.The Yorktown Police Department received a call from a Hanover Street resident at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, who reported that a driver had just left the scene of a ...

  2. Teen Indicted In 'Reckless' Fatal Shooting Of Westchester Teen

    Teen Indicted In 'Reckless' Fatal Shooting Of Westchester Teen

    A teenager is facing multiple charges after allegedly fatally shooting a 16-year-old from Westchester in the chest while showing off a loaded gun.Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Warburton Avenue in Yonkers at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, where there were multiple reports of a shooting incident in the area.Upon arrival, police said that they found 16-year-old ...

  3. Thanksgiving Day Road Closures Planned For Yorktown Turkey Trot

    Thanksgiving Day Road Closures Planned For Yorktown Turkey Trot

    There will be several roadways closed for a stretch of time in Yorktown on Thanksgiving morning as the town prepares for the town’s inaugural Turkey Trot Road Race.The Turkey Trot Road Race is scheduled to kick off at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, which will lead to several road closures, according to Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble.The inaugural race, which is ...

  4. Woman Gave False Domestic Violence Account, State Police In Cortlandt Say

    Woman Gave False Domestic Violence Account, State Police In Cortlandt Say

    New York State Police in Westchester arrested a woman who made false statements to law enforcement that led to the arrest of Putnam County man for allegedly intimidating a witness.State police in Cortlandt arrested 25-year-old Lloyd resident Megan Hansut on a misdemeanor charge of writing a false written statement after she provided law enforcement with a detailed account of domestic ...

  5. Man Faces Assault Charge After Late-Night Fight At Northern Westchester Bar

    Man Faces Assault Charge After Late-Night Fight At Northern Westchester Bar

    A 25-year-old man is facing an assault charge after allegedly getting into a late night bar fight in Northern Westchester.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to the Yorktown Grille on Downing Drive shortly after 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, where there were reports of a fight between two patrons.Upon arrival, police said that officers met with one party, who ...

  6. 16 Nabbed In Westchester, Tristate Area Heroin, Cocaine Ring

    16 Nabbed In Westchester, Tristate Area Heroin, Cocaine Ring

    More than a dozen suspects have been charged for their roles in a major drug ring that distributed fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in Westchester and elsewhere in the metropolitan area.Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and the DEA announced on Monday that 16 people have been charged with drug trafficking “in a scheme that peddled drugs on the streets as well as delivering them to buyers ...

  7. Westchester Woman Admits To Throwing Baby Out Of Window

    Westchester Woman Admits To Throwing Baby Out Of Window

    A Westchester mother has admitted to throwing a newborn baby out of a window to her death two years ago.Yonkers resident Jennifer Berry pleaded guilty in Bronx Criminal Court to a charge of first-degree manslaughter for killing her newborn infant by dropping her from a seventh-floor window in the Bronx on Sept. 28, 2015.The 35-year-old will be sentenced to 10 years in prison next month. ...

  8. Man Faces DWI Charge Following Altercation With Husband In Westchester

    Man Faces DWI Charge Following Altercation With Husband In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester man who was unable to submit to a breathalyzer test was busted by police in Scarsdale for allegedly drinking and driving following an altercation with his husband.The Scarsdale Police Department was notified of an allegedly intoxicated man who was driving in the vicinity of the village near midnight on Sunday night. Once given the description of ...

  9. Amid Backlash, Cuomo Strongly Defends Official Renaming Of TZB After Father

    Amid Backlash, Cuomo Strongly Defends Official Renaming Of TZB After Father

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is vehemently defending the naming of the new Tappan Zee Bridge for his father, former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, despite a petition that has garnered more than 100,000 signatures speaking out against the designation.Through a spokesperson who spoke to Daily Voice on Monday, Cuomo called the change.org petition, which has garnered more than 95,000 signatures as of ...

  10. Reports: Former Westchester NBA Star Busted With Forged License Plates

    Reports: Former Westchester NBA Star Busted With Forged License Plates

    Former NBA player and Mount Vernon resident Ben Gordon is reportedly facing charges in New York after being caught with a forged license plate.According to multiple reports, Gordon was arrested following a traffic stop in Manhattan on Sunday night near the corner of West 129th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.Gordon was reportedly issued a desk appearance ticket and is due back ...

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