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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. Two Elderly Residents Hospitalized Following Overnight Westchester Fire

    Two Elderly Residents Hospitalized Following Overnight Westchester Fire

    YONKERS, N.Y. - A pair of elderly Yonkers residents were hospitalized late on Thursday when a fire broke out shortly before midnight in their apartment.Officials confirmed that at approximately 11:55 p.m. on Thursday night, first responders were dispatched to a Warburton Avenue apartment complex after receiving reports of smoke coming from a first story unit in the Esplande Condominium ...

  2. Armed Robbery Reported In North White Plains, Police Say

    Armed Robbery Reported In North White Plains, Police Say

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Police are investigating a man that robbed a Capital One Bank in White Plains on Thursday afternoon.
Officials confirmed that at approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday, a man - who may have been Hispanic or white - gave a bank teller a note demanding money. He left with an undisclosed amount of money and made off down North Broadway.According to officials, the man has ...

  3. Iona College Soccer Player Drafted In Third Round Of MLS SuperDraft

    Iona College Soccer Player Drafted In Third Round Of MLS SuperDraft

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - After participating in several collegiate combines to showcase his skills, Iona College soccer star Jordan Scarlett is set to take his talents to the pros after being drafted by his hometown team.On Tuesday, the New York Red Bulls selected defender Jordan Scarlett in the third round - 61st overall - of the 2017 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, following a standout ...

  4. Two Natives Of China Caught In Westchester With 27 Fraudulent ATM Cards

    Two Natives Of China Caught In Westchester With 27 Fraudulent ATM Cards

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A pair of Chinese natives living in Queens were arrested with more than two dozen illegal ATM cards in Scarsdale on Wednesday after using them to make fraudulent transactions at banks exceeding nearly $30,000.Scarsdale Police Chief Andrew Matturro announced Thursday that Flushing residents Yan Lin Liu, 33, and Huirong Liu, 24, were arrested and charged with 27 felony ...

  5. Westchester DA: Woman Indicted In Double-Fatal Head-On Collision

    Westchester DA: Woman Indicted In Double-Fatal Head-On Collision

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A White Plains woman is facing up to 25 years in prison after she was indicted on multiple felony charges for her role in the deaths of two senior citizens in a head-on collision while driving with drugs in her system and a blood alcohol content nearly quadruple the legal limit.On Wednesday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino announced that ...

  6. New Rochelle Police Search For 16-Year-Old Girl Missing Since Jan. 5

    New Rochelle Police Search For 16-Year-Old Girl Missing Since Jan. 5

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The New Rochelle Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate a missing teenage girl that hasn’t been seen in nearly two weeks.The department has issued a missing person report for 16-year-old Mabel Guiracocha, who was last seen on Centre Avenue wearing a blue NorthFace jacket, black sweatpants and blue Uggs on Thursday, Jan. 5.Guiracocha has been ...

  7. Mount Vernon Teen Shooting Suspect Was Former Seasonal City Employee

    Mount Vernon Teen Shooting Suspect Was Former Seasonal City Employee

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The man arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of Shamoya McKenzie in Mount Vernon was briefly employed by the city as a seasonal maintenance worker, according to local officials.On Tuesday, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas announced that 21-year-old David Hardy - who was arraigned on second-degree murder charges earlier - was temporarily employed by the city ...

  8. Search Continues For Masked Man That Accosted Westchester Woman For Ring

    Search Continues For Masked Man That Accosted Westchester Woman For Ring

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Additional details have emerged about the armed man who approached a woman in her driveway last week after following her from the train station, prompting a police manhunt.At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, a woman in the Greenacres neighborhood walked home from the Hartsdale train station, when she was confronted by an unidentified man in the ...

  9. Man Stopped On I-95 Had BAC Nearly Triple Legal Limit, Police Say

    Man Stopped On I-95 Had BAC Nearly Triple Legal Limit, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A New Rochelle man was arrested over the holiday weekend after it was determined he was driving with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit after being stopped for a traffic violation on I-95State Police announced Tuesday that Jorge Escobar, 29, was arrested on Sunday when he was stopped by troopers who determined he was driving while under the ...

  10. Mount Vernon Man In Crash Had BAC More Than Twice Legal Limit, Police Say

    Mount Vernon Man In Crash Had BAC More Than Twice Legal Limit, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Mount Vernon man was arrested over the holiday weekend after being involved in a car crash with a blood-alcohol content more than double the legal limit on I-287.New York State Police announced Tuesday that Keith Francis, 42, was charged with a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated and a traffic violation for following too closely after being ...

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