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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. New Rochelle School District Mourns Death Of 'Dedicated' Teacher, 43

    New Rochelle School District Mourns Death Of 'Dedicated' Teacher, 43

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A funeral mass has been set for 43-year-old Lauren Denninger, a special education teacher and facilitator at Isaac E.Young Middle School in New Rochelle, who died on Friday, Aug. 18.The mass has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Saints John and Paul Roman Catholic Church on Weaver Street in Larchmont, with an interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery ...

  2. ID Released For Woman Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Hutch

    ID Released For Woman Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Hutch

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester County Police have identified the people involved in a wrong-way crash on the Hutchinson River Parkway over the weekend that led to the death of one woman and hospitalization of others.At approximately 4:35 a.m. on Sunday morning, 56-year-old Damita Mathis of Beacon Falls in New Haven County in Connecticut was driving her 2014 Kia Sorento ...

  3. DOT Issues New Advisory On Months-Long Sprain Parkway Delays

    DOT Issues New Advisory On Months-Long Sprain Parkway Delays

    A stretch of the Sprain Brook Parkway in Westchester County is scheduled to see a lane reduction for several months as crews continue construction work in the area.Motorists planning on the Sprain Brook Parkway between Route 100C and I-287 in Greenburgh will see the roadway reduced from three lanes in each direction to two lanes.The lane reduction is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. ...

  4. Police Bust Out-Of-Stater Attempting To Steal Package In Bronxville

    Police Bust Out-Of-Stater Attempting To Steal Package In Bronxville

    BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - A man from Las Vegas was arrested in Bronxville after he allegedly trespassed in the village and attempted to steal a package from a village home.Police were dispatched to Kensington Road on Aug. 5, when a homeowner alerted authorities that a man had been at her home and attempted to pick up a package that had been delivered.Following an investigation, it was ...

  5. ID Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester

    ID Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Officials have identified the 45-year-old man who was fatally struck by a train early on Wednesday morning near the Metro-North Train station in Port Chester, leading to delays for commuters traveling on the New Haven Line.Port Chester resident Jose Reyes Hernandez was struck shortly before 5:30 a.m. by a train from Stamford due to arrive in Grand Central ...

  6. Will You Be Playing, Mount Vernon? Powerball Jackpot Hits Half A Billion

    Will You Be Playing, Mount Vernon? Powerball Jackpot Hits Half A Billion

    This story has been updated.Feel like trying your luck? Hudson Valley residents are lining up to purchase tickets Saturday as New York’s biggest lotto jackpot for the Powerball continue to approach a billion dollars.The numbers for a $432 million were drawn on Wednesday, but no winning tickets were sold in New York. The numbers drawn on Wednesday were 9-15-43-60-64 with a Powerball ...

  7. Man Caught Stealing iPad At Lawrence Hospital, Police Say

    Man Caught Stealing iPad At Lawrence Hospital, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 29-year-old man was busted and is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing an iPad from someone at Lawrence Hospital.Police in Bronxville arrested Bronx resident Johnathan Cortes following an investigation into the theft of an iPad from the Lawrence Hospital Emergency Room.According to police, Cortes was identified through surveillance cameras placed ...

  8. Tractor-Trailer Hits Bridge, Causing Gridlock On Hutch

    Tractor-Trailer Hits Bridge, Causing Gridlock On Hutch

    Traffic was temporarily tied up in Westchester after a tractor-trailer struck a bridge on King Street in Rye Brook.A truck traveling northbound on the Hutchinson River Parkway struck a bridge early on Friday morning, prompting police to shut down one lane of the roadway as crews cleaned up.Police said that the scene has since been cleared and traffic is now moving smoothly in the area. ...

  9. Car Fire Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    Car Fire Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A car fire temporarily shut down a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway on Wednesday night near the New Rochelle-Scarsdale town line.Fire crews were dispatched to the parkway at shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, near the Weaver Street exit, where there was a reported vehicle fire, Westchester County Police confirmed on Thursday.According to the Scarsdale ...

  10. Distracted Driver Causes Motorist To Crash Into Traffic Light In Bronxville

    Distracted Driver Causes Motorist To Crash Into Traffic Light In Bronxville

    BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - A Bronxville traffic light was destroyed after a distracted driver struck it while traveling through the village.Shortly after 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, police were dispatched to the intersection of Midland and Kraft Avenue where there were reports of an auto accident.According to police, the subsequent investigation determined that a 40-year-old woman from ...

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