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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Report: Prosecutors Look To Try Teen As Adult In Yonkers Fatal Stabbing

    Report: Prosecutors Look To Try Teen As Adult In Yonkers Fatal Stabbing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Prosecutors are reportedly looking to try Michael Pettiford, the 16-year-old who has been charged with murder following a fatal movie theater stabbing, as an adult, according to a News12 report.Pettiford was indicted on murder, manslaughter, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon charges on Monday after he allegedly stabbed another teenager following a ...

  2. Thousands Stolen From Westchester Mom's Mercedes Parked At Softball Game

    Thousands Stolen From Westchester Mom's Mercedes Parked At Softball Game

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Following a police alert cautioning of a recent uptick in auto larcenies, a woman reported that thousands of dollars in merchandise was stolen from her car while she was at her daughter’s softball game in Scarsdale.A Carthage Lane resident reported to police that while she was parked at Supply Field for the game, someone had entered her Mercedes-Benz from the ...

  3. Cleanup Efforts In Effect At Memorial Field In Mount Vernon

    Cleanup Efforts In Effect At Memorial Field In Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Work continues at the controversial Memorial Field in Mount Vernon as the city attempts to beautify the once vibrant community space.Last week, crews from the Mount Vernon Department of Public Works began beautification efforts at Memorial Field to “help restore public access for recreational activities as soon as possible,” Mayor Richard Thomas stated.Crews have ...

  4. Sequence Of Events In Fatal Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing Detailed

    Sequence Of Events In Fatal Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing Detailed

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester County teenager is facing life in prison after being indicted on charges that he allegedly fatally stabbed another teenager after starting a fight with him over a cell phone at a Yonkers movie theater earlier this year.According to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., 16-year-old Michael Pettiford has been indicted on ...

  5. Summer Nights On The Sound Series Returns To Southern Westchester

    Summer Nights On The Sound Series Returns To Southern Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Families looking for a fun, free event this summer in southern Westchester will be treated to several concerts as part of the “Summer Nights on the Sound” series.Beginning next month on the Fourth of July, the concert series will kick off at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck, where there officials have lined up “a fun and eclectic mix of entertainers for July ...

  6. Apparent Bird Strike Causes Precautionary Westchester PD Helicopter Landing

    Apparent Bird Strike Causes Precautionary Westchester PD Helicopter Landing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester County Police helicopter made a precautionary stop in a Yonkers park earlier this month after crews feared they had struck a bird.The police helicopter was apparently struck by a bird on Friday, June 9,, Westchester County Police spokesman Kieran O’Leary said on Monday, prompting the pilots to make a temporary stop in Coyne Park as a ...

  7. Sequence Of Events In Fatal Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing Detailed

    Sequence Of Events In Fatal Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing Detailed

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester County teenager is facing life in prison after being indicted on charges that he allegedly fatally stabbed another teenager after starting a fight with him over a cell phone at a Yonkers movie theater earlier this year.According to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., 16-year-old Michael Pettiford has been indicted on ...

  8. Still A Mystery: ID Unknown For Day-Old Mount Kisco Baby Found Dead

    Still A Mystery: ID Unknown For Day-Old Mount Kisco Baby Found Dead

    More than a decade later, law enforcement agencies are still attempting to identify an infant who was found dead at the Department of Public Works facility in Westchester County.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released an alert for anyone who may know the identity of the deceased infant, or her parents, who was less than one day old when she was discovered on ...

  9. Police Issue 61 Tickets In Sprain Brook Parkway Detail

    Police Issue 61 Tickets In Sprain Brook Parkway Detail

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - More than 50 tickets were handed out by New York State Police Troopers on Tuesday during a special speed enforcement detail on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh.During the six hour detail, a total of 61 tickets were issued, including 50 for speeding. Additionally, two drivers were cited for using their cell phones while driving and there were nine other ...

  10. Week-Long Lane Closures Planned On Hutchinson River Parkway In Mount Vernon

    Week-Long Lane Closures Planned On Hutchinson River Parkway In Mount Vernon

    Motorists expecting to travel on the Hutchinson River Parkway can expect delays this week as crews complete roadwork.From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, beginning on Monday, June 19 and extending through Friday, lanes on the Parkway are expected to be closed in both directions between Exit 7 (Boston Post Road / Route 1) and Exit 30 (King Street) while maintenance activities are ...

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