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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. Officials Break Ground On Latest Downtown Complex In New Rochelle

    Officials Break Ground On Latest Downtown Complex In New Rochelle

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - As the “most ambitious downtown redevelopment in New Rochelle history” continues, city officials have broken ground on a new apartment complex designed to attract young, up-and-coming professionals.New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and Megalith Capital Management CEO Sam Sidhu were on hand Wednesday afternoon to break ground on “The Printhouse,” a complex featuring ...

  2. Seen Him? Mount Vernon Police Department Searching For Shooting Suspect

    Seen Him? Mount Vernon Police Department Searching For Shooting Suspect

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a man who is wanted for questioning in regards to a recent shooting investigation in Mount Vernon.The Mount Vernon Police Department has issued an alert requesting the community’s help to identify the man captured in a surveillance video wearing a hoodie before a shooting at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12 on ...

  3. Patrick Carroll Retiring After 24 Years As New Rochelle Police Commissioner

    Patrick Carroll Retiring After 24 Years As New Rochelle Police Commissioner

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - After more than two decades serving the city, New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll has announced his intention to retire at the end of the year.New Rochelle City Manager Chuck Strome confirmed that after 24 years at the helm of the police department, Carroll has tendered his resignation, effective as of December 2017.Strome - who will be tasked with ...

  4. Serious Crash Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    Serious Crash 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 approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday, near the Weaver Street exit, where there was a reported vehicle fire, Westchester County Police confirmed on Thursday.The fire was quickly ...

  5. Raccoon That Attacked Dog Had Rabies, Westchester Health Commissioner Says

    Raccoon That Attacked Dog Had Rabies, Westchester Health Commissioner Says

    A raccoon was found to have rabies after attacking a pet dog in Peekskill, authorities said Thursday.The rabid raccoon attacked a pet dog and was very aggressive toward people who attempted to approach on Woodale Avenue in Peekskill in the Tuesday, Aug. 8 incident, Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler said.Anyone bitten by a rabid animal or having contact with its ...

  6. Police Investigating Stabbing Incident On Yonkers Street

    Police Investigating Stabbing Incident On Yonkers Street

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Police are investigating a stabbing incident in Yonkers.Police confirmed that a stabbing was reported outside an apartment complex on Radford Street, where a man suffered a minor injury and laceration to his hand. His injuries are considered not-life-threatening. The incident is currently under investigation. A Yonkers Police Department spokesperson said that the suspect ...

  7. New Tappan Zee Bridge Bus System Will Provide More Options For Commuters

    New Tappan Zee Bridge Bus System Will Provide More Options For Commuters

    Commuters in the Hudson Valley will soon have new transportation options between Westchester and Rockland County as part of the new bus system running on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.Local and state officials announced $13.5 million in grant funding has been pledged toward a rapid bus system running from White Plains to Port Chester. There will also be a bus service to replace the current ...

  8. Four Candidates Removed From Mount Vernon Ballot Amid Fraud Reports

    Four Candidates Removed From Mount Vernon Ballot Amid Fraud Reports

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Four candidates vying for elected positions in Mount Vernon have been removed from the ballot by a judge following reports of fraud.The candidates from the “Committee for a Stronger Mount Vernon,” which includes Adriane Saunders, Robin Harmon-Myers, and Walidah Aime saw their names removed from any potential ballot after a judge invalidated their candidacy.Aime was ...

  9. Age Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester

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

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 45-year-old Hispanic man was fatally struck by a train early on Wednesday morning near the Metro-North Train Station, leading to delays for commuters traveling on the New Haven Line.Shortly before 5:30 a.m., an unauthorized person on the tracks was fatally struck by the 5:13 a.m. train from Stamford due to land in Grand Central Terminal at 6:20, a ...

  10. Mamaroneck Gas Station Robbery Third In Westchester This Week

    Mamaroneck Gas Station Robbery Third In Westchester This Week

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Westchester are investigating the third robbery of a gas station this week following an incident in Mamaroneck.Officials confirmed that a man with a weapon robbed a Boston Post Road gas station at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday night. The unidentified suspect then took off on foot. Officials have not disclosed what was stolen in the robbery.On ...

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