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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 Dish Out 52 Tickets In New Detail Along I-684 Corridor

    Police Dish Out 52 Tickets In New Detail Along I-684 Corridor

    Dozens of tickets were doled out by New York State Police troopers during a special speed enforcement operation in Westchester County along the I-684 corridor.During the detail, which was “conducted in furtherance of (New York State Police’s) mission to ensure highway safety for all users of the roadway,” on Tuesday, Sept. 18, troopers issued a total of 52 tickets for speeding, ...

  2. Westchester HS Football Standout Nominated For USA Football Heart Of A Giant Award

    Westchester HS Football Standout Nominated For USA Football Heart Of A Giant Award

    A trio of Hudson Valley high school varsity football standouts have been nominated by their coaches for a prestigious award that is sponsored in part through the New York Giants.High School seniors Eric Genua (Suffern Senior High School in Rockland), Harry Ravitz (Pelham Memorial High School in Westchester) and Frank Wise (Pine Bush High School in Orange County) have been nominated for ...

  3. Ex-Comptroller Sentenced In White Plains For Embezzling $2.5 Million

    Ex-Comptroller Sentenced In White Plains For Embezzling $2.5 Million

    The former comptroller of a pair of prominent Hudson Valley companies is going to spend some time behind bars after stealing millions of dollars from his employer to fund gambling and a lush lifestyle.Mark Cina, the former comptroller of two Poughkeepsie companies, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for mail fraud and tax evasion in White Plains Federal Court. He pleaded guilty to the ...

  4. New Arrest In Westchester Gang Bust Announced

    New Arrest In Westchester Gang Bust Announced

    The eighth and final gang member has been brought into custody as a nearly yearlong investigation into the 150 Clain, which operates in Westchester, is wrapping up.Earlier this month, seven members of the gang were taken off the streets of Yonkers following an eight-month investigation dubbed “Operation: 150 Clan,” which was run by the local police department and investigators from the ...

  5. Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    With Labor Day having past, and schools back in session, officials are warning area residents to begin preparations for flu season, which is fast approaching.Flu season kicks off in earnest in October each year, though patients can still be susceptible to certain strains in September, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said that reported cases tend to ...

  6. Mount Kisco Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Underage Youth

    Mount Kisco Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Underage Youth

    A Northern Westchester vape shop was caught selling nicotine to a minor during an undercover operation conducted by county police.Xin Han Lin, 46, an employee at Smoking King in Mount Kisco was busted selling a mango flavored product to an undercover minor on Tuesday, police said. The operation was part of a series of ongoing compliance checks to ensure that businesses are adhering to ...

  7. Fire Risk Leads To Recall Of More Than 200K Nissan Cars, SUVs

    Fire Risk Leads To Recall Of More Than 200K Nissan Cars, SUVs

    Nissan is recalling more than 200,00 vehicles that could get a little too hot to handle.Nissan announced the recall of 215,000 vehicles that may have anti-lock brake problems that may prompt actuator pumps to leak brake fluid onto internal circuit boards, causing fires. The recall is similar to one in 2016.The recall comes after Nissan received a complaint in January about an ...

  8. Former Judge Hired By Archdiocese Of New York To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

    Former Judge Hired By Archdiocese Of New York To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

    A former federal judge has been appointed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York to review its procedures and protocols for handling allegations of sexual abuse following a summer of scandals.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced on Thursday that Barbara Jones will serve as the church’s Special Counsel and Independent Reviewer. She has been tasked with undertaking “an exhaustive study ...

  9. Westchester School Safety Commission Hosts Kickoff Event

    Westchester School Safety Commission Hosts Kickoff Event

    Elected officials, educators, local leaders, students, law enforcement agents and mental health experts were on hand for the first meeting of the recently formed Westchester County School Safety Commission.Westchester County Anthony Scarpino, Jr., formed the Commission over the summer with the goal of “implementing the best practices in safety evaluation and procedures in schools of all ...

  10. Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos have been released of fights which left several people injured this past summer and resulted in criminal charges for a pair of firefighters in Westchester.The first video was taken inside Rory Dolan’s Restaurant and Bar on McLean Avenue at approximately 2 a.m. on June 11. The video shows the firefighters - later identified as Lt. Christopher Mitchell and firefighter Bogdin ...

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