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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. Police Warn Of Potentially Fatal Batch Of 'Red Devil' Heroin In Westchester

    Police Warn Of Potentially Fatal Batch Of 'Red Devil' Heroin In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Following an overdose death of a 24-year-old man last year, the Eastchester Police Department has issued a warning about a new investigation into a potentially fatal batch of heroin.Last year, a drug with a logo of “LOCO” stamped on the wax baggies it’s sold in was being portrayed as heroin or “another dangerous drug sold in powder form,” led to a reported ...

  2. New Rochelle Firefighters Featured On Today Show With Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    New Rochelle Firefighters Featured On Today Show With Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - With the Daytona 500 just days away, some of New Rochelle’s Bravest took their talents to the track in New York City for a special Today Show event with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Tuesday.In the early hours of Monday morning, members of the New Rochelle Uniformed Firefighters Association Local 273 headed to Rockefeller Center to see who had the need for speed in a series ...

  3. The Mansion Reportedly Loses Liquor License Following Mount Vernon Shooting

    The Mansion Reportedly Loses Liquor License Following Mount Vernon Shooting

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The Mount Vernon night club where owner O’Neil Bandoo was shot and killed on Christmas Day has reportedly lost its liquor license.According to a lohud report, the New York State Liquor Authority has revoked the liquor license at The Mansion on North Third Avenue in the wake of a fatal holiday shooting that left several others injured.Last week, 41-year-old Bronx ...

  4. State Police Conduct Speed Enforcement Detail On Sprain Brook Parkway

    State Police Conduct Speed Enforcement Detail On Sprain Brook Parkway

    New York State Police troopers issued more than 50 tickets on the Sprain Brook Parkway on Wednesday morning during a special traffic detail.Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, state police conducted a speed enforcement detail in Yonkers, which resulted in the issuance of 58 total tickets.According to state police, troopers made 44 stops for motorists speeding, with nine ...

  5. Mount Vernon Man Arraigned On Manslaughter Charges For Fatal Stabbing

    Mount Vernon Man Arraigned On Manslaughter Charges For Fatal Stabbing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Mount Vernon man accused of the fatal stabbing a 24-year-old Yonkers resident last year has been arraigned on manslaughter and weapons charges.According to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Donte Pace, 22, has been arraigned in Westchester County Court on Wednesday, where he was formally charged with manslaughter and criminal ...

  6. Still A Mystery: No Sign Of Westchester Mom, Kids Who Went Missing In 1977

    Still A Mystery: No Sign Of Westchester Mom, Kids Who Went Missing In 1977

    Although it’s been decades, a mother living at the time in White Plains and her two children are still missing after she picked them up and drove off with them in Katonah in 1977.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Bedford Town Police Department have kept an open investigation into the disappearance of Timothy and Julie Guthrie, who were reported missing along ...

  7. Have You Seen Him? Yonkers Teen Has Been Missing Since Christmas Day

    Have You Seen Him? Yonkers Teen Has Been Missing Since Christmas Day

    Law enforcement agencies are seeking the community’s assistance in locating a Yonkers teenager that has been missing for nearly two months.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Yonkers Police Department have issued a missing person report for 16-year-old Yoxy Zuniga Romero, who has been missing since Christmas Day.Yoxy is described as a 5-foot 7-inch Hispanic ...

  8. Yonkers Man Steals More Than $1K From Macy's, Police Say

    Yonkers Man Steals More Than $1K From Macy's, Police Say

    A 51-year-old man was busted by police in Yorktown last week after reportedly stealing more than $1,200 in merchandise from the Jefferson Valley Mall on two separate occasions.On Monday, Feb. 13, police officers patrolling in the Jefferson Valley Mall parking lot were flagged by a loss prevention agent from Macy's who was requesting assistance with an alleged shoplifter.According to ...

  9. State Attorney General Warns Of ICE Scam

    State Attorney General Warns Of ICE Scam

    On the heels of a nationwide sweep by U.S. Immigration and Customs that led to the arrest of five Hudson Valley residents, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is cautioning residents to be wary of a scam involving unauthorized agents asking for money.Following recent reports of fraudsters posing as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents demanding money to avoid ...

  10. Yonkers Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Nearly $1 Million From Employer

    Yonkers Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Nearly $1 Million From Employer

    A Westchester woman is facing more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $1 million from her victim while serving as a part-time personal assistant over the span of five years.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said Tuesday that Yonkers resident Joann Perrino, 60, pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny after utilizing her victim’s ...

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