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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. FBI Investigating Cuomo Administration's Hiring Practices, Report Says

    FBI Investigating Cuomo Administration's Hiring Practices, Report Says

    The FBI is investigating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration’s hiring practices according to a report published on Friday.The Times Union of Albany reported that the FBI is looking into the administration’s hiring of political appointees and then spreading their salaries across other state agencies to keep the Executive Chamber's budget balanced.The report says that in recent ...

  2. Suspect At Large After 30-Year-Old Shot, Killed At His Home In Westchester

    Suspect At Large After 30-Year-Old Shot, Killed At His Home In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that took the life of a 30-year-old man at his home in Westchester.Police were dispatched to Riverview Place in Yonkers shortly after 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, where there were reports of a man down. Upon arrival, they found Yonkers resident Dymere Graham lifeless, with a gunshot wound to his lower body.Paramedics ...

  3. Lawyer Calls For Highest Sex-Offender Status For Ex-Greeley Teacher

    Lawyer Calls For Highest Sex-Offender Status For Ex-Greeley Teacher

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The lawyer for four Horace Greeley High School families whose children were sexually assaulted by a former Chappaqua Central School District drama teacher is calling on the judge to give him the highest degree of sexual offender status.Attorney David Engelsher says that former Greeley High School teacher Christopher Schraufnagel should be assigned a Level 3 ...

  4. Police Investigate Loiterer At Mianus River Gorge Preserve

    Police Investigate Loiterer At Mianus River Gorge Preserve

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Detectives from the North Castle Police Department are investigating a suspicious vehicle and driver that was spotted trespassing at the Mianus River Gorge Preserve in Bedford.Police officers were dispatched to the Preserve at approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 following reports from a local Mianus River Road homeowner, who said that there was a car was ...

  5. Man Pleads Guilty In Hit-Run Crash That Killed Westchester Tow-Truck Driver

    Man Pleads Guilty In Hit-Run Crash That Killed Westchester Tow-Truck Driver

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The box truck driver connected to the fatal hit-and-run accident on I-95 that took the life of tow-truck driver Salvatore Brescia has pleaded guilty in Westchester County Court.Ozone Park resident Anthony Mangano, 52, has pleaded guilty to a felony count of leaving the scene of a personal injury incident resulting in a death, Westchester County District ...

  6. Westchester Woman Sues Surgeon For Alleged Cell Phone Use During Operation

    Westchester Woman Sues Surgeon For Alleged Cell Phone Use During Operation

    A woman is suing a Westchester surgeon for “severe emotional distress” following an operation, while she was fully cognizant, where the doctor spoke of blurred vision and having diabetes during a cell phone conversation.Mary Edwards of Port Chester has filed a lawsuit against Dr. Eric Fishman and Westmed Medical Group after undergoing a pair of surgeries to fix a varicose vein, during ...

  7. ID Released For Man Killed Crossing Street In Westchester

    ID Released For Man Killed Crossing Street In Westchester

    Police have released the identity of the man who was struck and killed by a landscaping truck while crossing the street in downtown New Rochelle.Peter Watson, 78, was struck by the truck shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of Huguenot Street and LeCount Place, near Trump Tower, police said. He was transported to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, where he was ...

  8. Assemblyman To File Bill To Remove 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB

    Assemblyman To File Bill To Remove 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB

    The war over the naming designation of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has now been joined by a  Hudson Valley representative in state government.Putnam County Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Mahopac) has announced his intention to file a bill that would revert the name of the bridge back to the Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo named it for his father, Mario M. ...

  9. Former Coach Appears In Tarrytown Court For Statutory Rape Charge

    Former Coach Appears In Tarrytown Court For Statutory Rape Charge

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A former assistant varsity wrestling coach was in his second court in two days, this time in Tarrytown to answer statutory rape charges.Tyler Sick, the 29-year-old Tarrytown man who teaches in New York City and formerly served as an assistant coach at Edgemont High School, appeared in Tarrytown Village Court for a brief appearance, a day after he appeared in ...

  10. Westchester Agrees To Proposed Contract With Police Labor Unions

    Westchester Agrees To Proposed Contract With Police Labor Unions

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Pending approval by the Board of Legislators, Westchester County has reached an agreement with the labor unions that represent county police.The tentative five-year deal with includes the Westchester County Department of Public Safety and the PBA Superior Superior Officers Unit. The proposed deal includes a salary bump for the county’s officers, detectives, ...

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