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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. Four Injured In Cement Truck Accident On Central Avenue

    Four Injured In Cement Truck Accident On Central Avenue

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists may see delays on Central Avenue after four construction workers were hospitalized in Yonkers after an incident with a cement pumper while working on a bridge surface.Shortly after 12:15 p.m., members of the Yonkers Police Emergency Service Unit and 2nd Precinct were dispatched to Central Park Avenue north, near the Midland Avenue overpass, where ...

  2. Yonkers Man Pleads Guilty To Doyle Park Murder

    Yonkers Man Pleads Guilty To Doyle Park Murder

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Westchester County man is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a man in Doyle Park when an attempted armed robbery went awry last year.On Thursday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced that 27-year-old Yonkers resident Robert Daniels has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his role in a May ...

  3. Rye MS Principal Latest Educator To Warn About Netflix Teen Suicide Series

    Rye MS Principal Latest Educator To Warn About Netflix Teen Suicide Series

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A second Westchester County educator has reached out to parents with a safety message regarding the popular Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why.”Earlier this week, Bedford Central School District Superintendent Christopher Manno sent a letter home to families regarding the show, which is based on a young adult novel of the same name by author Jay Asher that contains ...

  4. Mayor Thomas: 'Slay Zombie Structures Haunting Mount Vernon'

    Mayor Thomas: 'Slay Zombie Structures Haunting Mount Vernon'

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has circulated an online petition throughout the city urging the community and City Council to support the demolition of “zombie structures” in local neighborhoods.Since taking office in January last year, Thomas has led a crusade to take down zombie structures that “haunt (Mount Vernon) neighborhoods, bringing down property values ...

  5. Former Mount Vernon Cop Makes Court Appearance For Quadruple Homicide

    Former Mount Vernon Cop Makes Court Appearance For Quadruple Homicide

    Nicholas Tartaglione, the former Briarcliff Manor police officer turned alleged drug conspirator made a brief appearance in court in White Plains on Wednesday, where he stands charged with quadruple homicide.Tartaglione appeared before U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas, though the case was pushed back to June as the court waits for forensic and ballistics reports, according to a lohud ...

  6. Funeral Services Announced For Former Mamaroneck HS Soccer Player, 19

    Funeral Services Announced For Former Mamaroneck HS Soccer Player, 19

    Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for the 19-year-old Westchester resident and college soccer player who died from injuries stemming from a crash on Interstate 88 last weekend.Douglas Alvarez of Mamaroneck, a freshman defenseman on the SUNY  Cobleskill men's soccer team, died as a result of injuries in the Interstate 88 crash, which occurred around 4 a.m. in the town of Maryland ...

  7. Netflix Teen Suicide Show Leads To Warning From Westchester Schools Chief

    Netflix Teen Suicide Show Leads To Warning From Westchester Schools Chief

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A popular Netflix television show that depicts a teenager’s suicide has prompted school officials in Bedford to issue a safety message to parents.On Tuesday, April 25, Bedford Central School District Superintendent Christopher Manno sent a letter to families regarding the original series “13 Reasons Why,” which is based on a young adult novel of the same name ...

  8. Mount Vernon Basketball Stars Set To Take Talents To Division I Level

    Mount Vernon Basketball Stars Set To Take Talents To Division I Level

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Fresh off of the Parade of Champions for the Mount Vernon boys basketball team, some of the squad’s best and brightest have made it official that they will continue their storied careers next year at the Division I collegiate level.Two Mount Vernon High School seniors - and starters on this year’s New York State Class AA Championship team - have signed their letters ...

  9. Registered Sex Offender Busted For Child Porn Reports Move In Mount Vernon

    Registered Sex Offender Busted For Child Porn Reports Move In Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A registered sex offender accused of possessing and promoting child porn has reported an address change in Mount Vernon.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Tuesday to Westchester County residents regarding the residency of 55-year-old Gregory Hill, who has moved to an apartment on Cooley Place in Mount Vernon.The Division of ...

  10. Yonkers Woman, 49, Arrested For Assault, Criminal Mischief In Bronxville

    Yonkers Woman, 49, Arrested For Assault, Criminal Mischief In Bronxville

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A woman from Yonkers is facing multiple misdemeanor charges after being involved in a physical altercation in Bronxville recently.On Wednesday, April 19, police in Bronxville arrested 49-year-old Solvieg Mcauley stemming from an incident the week before between she and another woman outside of a Palmer Avenue establishment, police said.Following an ...

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