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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. Residents Report Latest Sighting Of Wild Coyote In Westchester

    Residents Report Latest Sighting Of Wild Coyote In Westchester

    There have been more coyote sightings in Westchester, this time near Ward Acres Park in New Rochelle.A local resident snapped a photo of a coyote at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9, near Saldo Circle in New Rochelle when she saw it walking in the area. Police were notified of the latest sighting, and promptly warned residents in the area to be aware and on alert. It ...

  2. 'Possibly Dramatic' Spike In Gas Prices Coming As Florence Arrives, AAA Says

    'Possibly Dramatic' Spike In Gas Prices Coming As Florence Arrives, AAA Says

    Related story - Florence Hits East Coast: When Will It Affect The Area?While gas prices tend to dip around this time each year, motorists can expect to see a spike in prices as Hurricane turned Tropical Storm Florence has arrived on the East Coast.On Saturday, Sept. 15, refineries throughout the country will be transitioning from a more expensive, eco-friendly summer gasoline blend to ...

  3. These Westchester Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

    These Westchester Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

    Some of Westchester County’s best and brightest students were among those chosen as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which celebrates academic achievement in high school students.On Wednesday, 16,000 high school seniors were chosen from around the country. Those 16,000 will soon be pared to 7,500 finalists, who will be picked to receive upwards of $31 million in ...

  4. Hiring For The Holidays: Target Adding 120K Seasonal Employees

    Hiring For The Holidays: Target Adding 120K Seasonal Employees

    With the holidays fast approaching, Target is bolstering its ranks in advance of what they expect to be the busiest shopping season yet.Target announced that it will be hiring approximately 120,000 seasonal team members to serve guests at their 1,839 stores nationwide - marking a 20 percent increase from last year’s commitment. They will also be opening up 7,500 seasonal positions at ...

  5. Power Steering Problems Prompt Latest GM Recall Of Trucks

    Power Steering Problems Prompt Latest GM Recall Of Trucks

    General Motors has announced that the company is recalling 1.2 million pickup trucks and SUVs due to power-assisted steering problems that have been reported and caused a number of crashes.GM announced the latest recall - on the heels of a recall for a rear brake issue on 10 models earlier this week - stating that the power steering can fail momentarily during low-speed turns, due to a ...

  6. Developers Propose New 225-Room Hotel In Westchester

    Developers Propose New 225-Room Hotel In Westchester

    With New Rochelle’s downtown revitalization continuing as part of the “the most ambitious redevelopment in city history,” a new hotel may be heading to Cedar Street.Developers have proposed a new hotel downtown on Cedar Street - with a design similar to that of the High Line, according to New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson - which would sit adjacent to I-95 at the site of the former Don ...

  7. Hudson Valley Illegal Immigrant Among Sex Offenders Busted By ICE

    Hudson Valley Illegal Immigrant Among Sex Offenders Busted By ICE

    The Hudson Valley was among three areas targeted by federal officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, which led to the arrest of several sexual predators during a two-day operation this week.As part of “Operation SOAR” (Sexual Offender Alien Removal), ICE officers arrested 16 undocumented sex offenders, with arrests taking place in ...

  8. Pair Indicted In Area Carjacking Case

    Pair Indicted In Area Carjacking Case

    Two men who beat an elderly man outside a senior housing center, stuffed him in a trunk and attempted to flee police in Orange County have been indicted on a series of charges.Port Jervis residents Justin White and Trenelle Drake, both 28, were indicted on Tuesday, where they were charged with felony counts of kidnapping, two counts of robbery, coercion, unlawful fleeing of a police ...

  9. Road Closure Alert Issued For 40th Annual Hudson Valley Event

    Road Closure Alert Issued For 40th Annual Hudson Valley Event

    There will be several roads closed for several hours on Sunday, as hundreds of athletes make their way to southern Dutchess County for the 40th annual Classic Road Race.With hundreds expected to participate in the children’s race, 5K and half marathon events that begin and end at Lagrange Town Hall, there will be intermittent closures, causing delays for motorists in the area of ...

  10. Mayor In Westchester Scheduled To Appear In Court For Criminal Case

    Mayor In Westchester Scheduled To Appear In Court For Criminal Case

    Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas is scheduled to appear in court for his first appearance since being arraigned in May on charges claiming he stole campaign funds and failed to disclose his use of inaugural funds during his initial run for office.Thomas is due in Westchester County Court on Friday, where he will answer charges that include grand larceny and filing a false instrument ...

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