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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. Stay Cool, Says Cuomo, Urging NYers To Take Precautions For Excessive Heat

    Stay Cool, Says Cuomo, Urging NYers To Take Precautions For Excessive Heat

    Latest update: School Districts Announce Early Dismissals Due To HeatWith the heat index (the combination of temperature and humidity) expected to hover near 100 degrees on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to take extra precautions to ensure that against heat-related illnesses.The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Hudson Valley, which will remain ...

  2. Man Caught With Fake Checks, Crack In Hudson Valley Stop, Police Say

    Man Caught With Fake Checks, Crack In Hudson Valley Stop, Police Say

    A Connecticut man is facing a host of charges after being busted in Dutchess County in a Route 55 traffic stop with alleged fraudulent bank checks, crack-cocaine and other drugs.New York State Police troopers conducted an early morning traffic stop shortly before 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning on Route 55 when a driver violated vehicle and traffic laws in LaGrange.Police said that while ...

  3. Renovations Begin At 95-Year-Old Fire Station In Westchester

    Renovations Begin At 95-Year-Old Fire Station In Westchester

    A 95-year-old fire station is getting a long-awaited facelift in Westchester.Renovations at Fire Station 2 on Webster Avenue in New Rochelle have begun, marking the first upgrade for the building - which was constructed in 1923 -since the 1980s.Officials said that “the station has received upgrades over the years, but needs a major overhaul to accommodate modern firefighting equipment.” ...

  4. Open Road, Cashless Tolls Will Soon Be Complete For All Area Thruways

    Open Road, Cashless Tolls Will Soon Be Complete For All Area Thruways

    More cashless tolls are coming to the lower Hudson Valley.Officials in New York announced on Tuesday that cashless tolling will begin on the Thruway Authority's remaining fixed toll barriers in the lower Hudson Valley by the end of the year, in an effort to improve traffic flow and limit gridlock throughout the state."New York is rebuilding and reimagining our state's ...

  5. Westchester High School Students Prove To Be 'Good Cookies' For Charity

    Westchester High School Students Prove To Be 'Good Cookies' For Charity

    A pair of New Rochelle High School students have found a way to marry cookies and lacrosse to benefit the national fight against pediatric cancer.After hosting their third annual “Be a Good Cookie Lacrosse Tournament,” in April, New Rochelle High School freshmen Evan Phillips and Sam Rosenberg presented the Cookies for Kids' Cancer Center a $37,500 check, the total from their first ...

  6. Westchester Native Wins Prestigious International Zoology Award

    Westchester Native Wins Prestigious International Zoology Award

    Greenburgh resident Shana Caro, whose grandfather, Robert Caro, won the Pulitzer Prize, is following in her family’s footsteps.Columbia University announced that at the scientific Oscars, its fellow, Caro, won the Thomas Henry Huxley Award & Marsh Prize from the London Zoological Society for the best thesis in the United Kingdom.The Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize is ...

  7. Air Force Vet, Retired Eastchester Detective Timothy Morris Dies At 70

    Air Force Vet, Retired Eastchester Detective Timothy Morris Dies At 70

    An Air Force veteran and longtime Eastchester detective has died in Westchester at the age of 70.Bronxville native Timothy P. Morris died on June 11. He served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1970 before joining the Eastchester Police Department on July 1, 1971, through his retirement as a detective on Oct. 8, 1992. Morris was a “beloved husband of Janine Morris. Father of Timothy, Holly ...

  8. Paying At The Pump Is Taking Up More Of Motorists' Paychecks, AAA Says

    Paying At The Pump Is Taking Up More Of Motorists' Paychecks, AAA Says

    Motorists will spend nearly $100 more per month on gas to fill up at the pump this summer, as compared to a year ago, according to a AAA study.Consumers are spending $69 more monthly, on average, since the summer of 2017. According to AAA, gasoline expenses account for 7 percent of an American’s annual income, a 1.5 percent increase from a year ago.With strong summer consumer gasoline ...

  9. Alert Issued For ID Theft Suspect Who Stole $2.9K, Police Say

    Alert Issued For ID Theft Suspect Who Stole $2.9K, Police Say

    Have you seen him?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a wanted man who allegedly stole a Dutchess County resident’s identity and robbed the victim of nearly $3,000.Investigators issued an alert recently regarding 27-year-old Jonathan Green, who is wanted by New York State Police in Wappinger and the Town of Poughkeepsie Court ...

  10. Lane Closure Scheduled During Work On Span Of New TZB

    Lane Closure Scheduled During Work On Span Of New TZB

    There will be a single lane closure near the new Tappan Zee Bridge next week as contracting crews continue installing precast concrete deck panels for the eastbound span following the installation of the structure’s final steel girders.Tappan Zee Constructors announced that they will be realigning the barrier near the Westchester landing, which will require a single northbound lane ...

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