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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Harrison DWI Driver Had Slurred Speech, Bloodshot Eyes, Police Say

    Harrison DWI Driver Had Slurred Speech, Bloodshot Eyes, Police Say

    A routine traffic stop in Rockland County led to the arrest of a Westchester resident who was allegedly drinking and driving in Nyack.Officers from the Orangetown Police Department stopped 37-year-old Harrison resident Christopher Horgan at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 after he committed a traffic violation on Main Street in Nyack.During the subsequent traffic stop, ...

  2. Laid-off Faculty File Suit Against College Of New Rochelle

    Laid-off Faculty File Suit Against College Of New Rochelle

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - One year to the day that a financial crisis went public at the College of New Rochelle, more than a dozen former staff members who were laid off have made good on threats to sue the school for wrongful termination.The College was sued on Wednesday by the Senate, Council of Faculty and 14 former staff members who were laid off in June amid the financial probe at the ...

  3. Mount Vernon Mayor Calls On City Officials To Modernize Money Handling

    Mount Vernon Mayor Calls On City Officials To Modernize Money Handling

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - As internal strife continues to run rampant in City Hall over the purchase of a luxury SUV and reported funding the school district missed out on, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas is calling on city officials to modernize the way officials handle money.The school district missed out on thousands of dollars because a check for more than $4.5 million in school taxes ...

  4. Westchester Doctor Gets Probation After Hepatitis Scare

    Westchester Doctor Gets Probation After Hepatitis Scare

    The Westchester doctor who exposed patients to HIV and Hepatitis B and C has been put on probation by the Board of Professional Medical Conduct who oversaw his case.Dr. Timothy Morley will be on probation for three years and his several restrictions were put on his medical license by the state medical officials. Charges against Morleyinclude failure to follow infection control ...

  5. Heavy Traffic Expected At Busy Scarsdale Five Corners Intersection

    Heavy Traffic Expected At Busy Scarsdale Five Corners Intersection

    Motorists planning on traveling through the heart of Scarsdale can expect heavy delays and construction activity in the area as Con Edison completes its final roadway restoration at the Heathcote Five Corners intersection.From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning on Monday, Oct. 23, crews from Con Edison and the New York State Department of Transportation will be undertaking the final roadway ...

  6. Two Face Multiple Charges After Westchester Drug Bust

    Two Face Multiple Charges After Westchester Drug Bust

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Two Hartsdale residents were busted with several pounds of marijuana after being caught by the Greenburgh Police Street Crime Unit.Members of the Greenburgh Street Crime Unit were on patrol at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning when they spotted the driver of a gray Honda - later identified as 29-year-old Hartsdale resident Antoine Wagner - transfer ...

  7. Fire Alarm Saves Westchester Home From Burning Coffee Maker

    Fire Alarm Saves Westchester Home From Burning Coffee Maker

    A timely fire alarm may have saved a Yorktown family’s home after they left a coffee burner on the stove and it nearly burned down the residence.Members of the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a Gomer Street home shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, where there was a residential alarm.Upon arrival, firefighters reported that they saw no fire evident from the ...

  8. 64 Marijuana Plants Removed From Yonkers Apartment Grow House, Police Say

    64 Marijuana Plants Removed From Yonkers Apartment Grow House, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - More than 50 marijuana plants were removed from a Yonkers apartment building on Wednesday after a gas leak led to the discovery of two grow houses in Westchester.Members of both the Yonkers Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a Yonkers Avenue apartment building at approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday after being contacted by Con Edison about equipment ...

  9. Eight Mount Vernon Gang Members Faces Racketeering, Drug, Firearms Charges

    Eight Mount Vernon Gang Members Faces Racketeering, Drug, Firearms Charges

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Several members of a Westchester street gang have been indicted on charges that include racketeering, drug and firearm offenses.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the unsealing of an indictment charging eight members of the “Goonies,” whose base of operation is in Mount Vernon.According to the ...

  10. 'Sexually Violent' Offender Reports Move In Mount Vernon

    'Sexually Violent' Offender Reports Move In Mount Vernon

    A registered "sexually violent" offender convicted of attempted rape has reported an address change in Westchester County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Thursday to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 36-year-old Michael Smith, who has moved to an apartment on Rich Avenue in Mount Vernon.The Division of Criminal Justice ...

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