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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. Suspect Pleads Guilty To Murdering Cyclist In Mount Vernon

    Suspect Pleads Guilty To Murdering Cyclist In Mount Vernon

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 35-year-old man is facing an indeterminate sentence in prison after pleading guilty to murdering a cyclist in Mount Vernon last year.On Monday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino announced that Bobby Jackson of Manhattan pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment for his ...

  2. Mount Vernon Captures 11th State Boys Basketball Championship

    Mount Vernon Captures 11th State Boys Basketball Championship

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Although they faced a veteran squad from Fairport, the Mount Vernon boy’s varsity basketball team rolled to their first New York State championship in five years, when they topped Fairport 59-48 in Sunday’s title game in Binghamton.Led by Jason Douglas-Stanley’s 16 points, the Knights capped off their championship season in impressive fashion, using their size and ...

  3. Suspect Pleads Guilty To Murdering Cyclist In Mount Vernon

    Suspect Pleads Guilty To Murdering Cyclist In Mount Vernon

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Manhattan man is facing an indeterminate sentence in prison after pleading guilty to murdering a cyclist in Mount Vernon last year.On Monday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino announced that Bobby Jackson, 35, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment for his role in a ...

  4. Jeeps Slams Into Popular Westchester Restaurant

    Jeeps Slams Into Popular Westchester Restaurant

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. - Diners at a popular Briarcliff restaurant got a surprise on Sunday night when an SUV slammed into the front of the building.Shortly before 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, first responders were dispatched to Squire's Restaurant in the North State Road shopping center when the driver of a Jeep drove into the the structure.The cause of the crash has not been released. Units ...

  5. Mount Vernon Fire Destroys Home, Damages Two Others

    Mount Vernon Fire Destroys Home, Damages Two Others

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A late night weekend two-alarm fire in Mount Vernon destroyed one home and damaged two others late on Sunday night.At approximately 10:45 p.m., officials said firefighters were dispatched to South Third Avenue, where a two-story home was engulfed in flames, which spread to two more buildings.The house eventually collapsed, and the nearby buildings were damaged as ...

  6. Community Rallies Around Westchester Family Affected By Fatal Fire

    Community Rallies Around Westchester Family Affected By Fatal Fire

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY N.Y. - Concerned friends of a Westchester family that lost their home to this week’s fatal four-alarm fire have set up a fundraising campaign to help them offset costs as they expect their second child.Friends and families have set up a GoFundMe fundraising page for the Foley family, which was forced to evacuate “with only the clothes on their back” on Wednesday, when ...

  7. New Metro-North Fares Take Effect

    New Metro-North Fares Take Effect

    New fares will go into effect for Metro-North passengers in New York on Sunday.In January, the MTA board approved fare hike proposals for Metro-North trains and MTA tolls, while voting to keep the base fare flat for subways and buses for the next two years.Many Metro-North Railroad riders, depending on their local station, will also pay up to 3.75 percent more for weekly and monthly ...

  8. Westchester's Preet Bharara Replaced By Longtime Friend After Trump Firing

    Westchester's Preet Bharara Replaced By Longtime Friend After Trump Firing

    Westchester resident Preet Bharara, the high-profile former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York who was surprisingly fired by President Donald Trump's administration on Saturday, will be replaced in office by a longtime friend and advisor.On Tuesday, the White House announced that 45-year-old Joon Kim, who had served as Bharara’s chief counsel, will become the ...

  9. Westchester Man In New Orleans Hospital After Mardi Gras Parade Accident

    Westchester Man In New Orleans Hospital After Mardi Gras Parade Accident

    A Westchester man faces an “uncertain future” after being hospitalized in New Orleans when a drunk driver sped his truck into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, gravely injuring him.According to a nola.com report, 38-year-old Mario Basantes of Yonkers was among the 24 people hospitalized on Feb. 25, when Neilson Rizzuto drove drunk into a crowd of people celebrating the Endymion parade in New ...

  10. New Metro-North Fares Take Effect This Weekend

    New Metro-North Fares Take Effect This Weekend

    New fares will go into effect for Metro-North passengers in New York this weekend.In January, the MTA board approved fare hike proposals for Metro-North trains and MTA tolls, while voting to keep the base fare flat for subways and buses for the next two years.Many Metro-North Railroad riders, depending on their local station, will also pay up to 3.75 percent more for weekly and monthly ...

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