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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Mount Vernon Board Of Education Approves $246M Schools Budget For 2017-18

    Mount Vernon Board Of Education Approves $246M Schools Budget For 2017-18

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The Mount Vernon Board of Education has approved a near $250 million budget for the 2017-2018 academic school year.At the latest Board of Education meeting, members unanimously approved the proposed $246,169,123 spending plan, marking a 3.11 percent ($7,419,288) over last year’s budget. The budget represents a 0 percent tax levy increase and the total proposed taxes ...

  6. Rash Of Car Thefts, Break-Ins Hits Epidemic Levels In Westchester, DA Says

    Rash Of Car Thefts, Break-Ins Hits Epidemic Levels In Westchester, DA Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester County officials are urging residents to lock up their cars following an epidemic of vehicle thefts and larcenies from unlocked, parked cars.In recent months, victims have reported items such as loose change, electronics, and sunglasses that have been stolen from vehicles in Westchester. Additionally, more than 500 vehicles were stolen in the ...

  7. Northern Westchester Woman Arrested For DWI After Being Deemed 'Suspicious'

    Northern Westchester Woman Arrested For DWI After Being Deemed 'Suspicious'

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A woman from Pleasantville was arrested in Scarsdale over the weekend after police on patrol spotted her leaving her car and perusing village properties after allegedly drinking and driving.At approximately 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 23, police were conducing auto larceny patrol on Gate House Road - a larceny prone area in Scarsdale - when they spotted ...

  8. New Details Emerge In Masked Men's Scarsdale Home Invasion

    New Details Emerge In Masked Men's Scarsdale Home Invasion

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Additional details have been released regarding last week's home invasion that awoke a Scarsdale husband and wife when a pair of masked men were rummaging through their home.Shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19,  a Berwick Road woman was woken up by a loud noise that "sounded like paper flying," at which point she woke up her husband, who ...

  9. Woman Stopped By Police For 'Showing' Trump's $19M Westchester Estate

    Woman Stopped By Police For 'Showing' Trump's $19M Westchester Estate

    BEDFORD, N.Y. - A Carmel woman was stopped by police in Bedford for repeatedly driving back and forth in front of  President Donald Trump’s $19-million, 30-acre Seven Springs estate on Oregon Road.Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 10, a Bedford police officer on patrol on Oregon Road stopped a woman driver and her passenger who told the officer that she was “just showing the ...

  10. Registered Sex Offender From Westchester Abused Teen Boy, Police Say

    Registered Sex Offender From Westchester Abused Teen Boy, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A registered sex offender has been remanded to Westchester County Jail after being arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with a teenage boy in Cortlandt, state police said on Monday.On Friday, April 21, New York State Police and the Westchester County Child Advocacy investigated reports of a sexual offense that had been reported to state police ...

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