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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. Victims Of Westchester Priest Get $250K Each From Archdiocese

    Victims Of Westchester Priest Get $250K Each From Archdiocese

    Three Hudson Valley men abused by a Croton-on-Hudson Catholic priest decades ago will receive $250,000 each in compensation from the New York Archdiocese.Three men filed claims earlier this year, stating that Gennaro “Jerry” Gentile, who worked as a priest for nine Hudson Valley parishes over the span of several decades before being removed from the ministry in 2002, molested them ...

  2. Three Charged In Massive Cocaine, Heroin Bust In Westchester

    Three Charged In Massive Cocaine, Heroin Bust In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A trio was busted with more than a dozen kilograms of cocaine and nearly 20,000 envelopes of heroin in a Yonkers house.Joon Kim, the acting United States District Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the arrests of Ansley Estrella, Ronald Leon and Luis Oscar Reyes this week, after they were busted “with conspiracy to distribute and possess ...

  3. Westchester Woman Alleges Rape By Cop/Husband In Lawsuit

    Westchester Woman Alleges Rape By Cop/Husband In Lawsuit

    A Westchester woman is suing the city and the Yonkers Police Department claiming she was raped by her former husband - an officer with the department - and falsely arrested, according to a lohud report.Marlaina Koller-Gurgigno of Yonkers is claiming that she was the victim of domestic violence at the hands of her estranged husband, Vincent Gurgigno, Jr. and that the police were aware, ...

  4. $10K Westchester Jewelry Store Theft Under Investigation

    $10K Westchester Jewelry Store Theft Under Investigation

    Westchester County Police are investigating a pair that posed as a couple in Mount Kisco and stole nearly $10,000 in jewelry.An employee of a jewelry business on South Moger Avenue reported to County Police on Monday, Dec. 4 that a man and woman posing as customers had stolen several items from the store.Police said that the duo stole two bracelets studded with diamonds and rubies, a ...

  5. Jewelry Store Break-In Under Investigation In Westchester, Report Says

    Jewelry Store Break-In Under Investigation In Westchester, Report Says

    Thieves reportedly took elaborate steps to break into a Port Chester jewelry store early on Monday morning.Triple J Jewelry was broken into at approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, according to a News12 report. The thieves allegedly made off with hoop earrings and diamond necklaces.According to the report, the owner was alerted to an alarm that went off in the store, after the ...

  6. Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    With the holidays nearly here, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

  7. New Rochelle Tells Times Square It Can Be 'Ideally Yours'

    New Rochelle Tells Times Square It Can Be 'Ideally Yours'

    New Rochelle officials want millions of Manhattan shoppers to know that their city can be “Ideally Yours.”As the city continues “the most ambitious redevelopment in New Rochelle history,” they are promoting the city with a massive billboard in Times Square, that will run constantly throughout the holiday season.Officials said that “in promotion of one of the most ambitious downtown ...

  8. Second Lawsuit Filed Against Westchester Restaurant Over Hepatitis Scare

    Second Lawsuit Filed Against Westchester Restaurant Over Hepatitis Scare

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A second lawsuit has been filed against bartaco, the popular Port Chester restaurant that had to be temporarily closed down in October due to a Hepatitis A exposure that left some customers sick.Michael and Joan Reda have reportedly filed a lawsuit in Westchester County Supreme Court after both were allegedly exposed to the disease following a visit to the ...

  9. Longtime Westchester Educator Memorialized By Michael Bolton Foundation

    Longtime Westchester Educator Memorialized By Michael Bolton Foundation

    A longtime Tuckahoe educator is having her memory honored with a scholarship funded through music legend Michael Bolton.The Michael Bolton Charities announced the establishment of the Andie Koplik Residency in Music Therapy as a tribute to the life of the veteran teacher who educated students in the same classroom at Cottle Elementary for 32 years before her death in September.According ...

  10. New Crime-Fighting Tool Leads To Arrests In Several Westchester Cases

    New Crime-Fighting Tool Leads To Arrests In Several Westchester Cases

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Combatting crime in Westchester County has gotten a lot smarter with the use of real-time information.Information that once took detectives hours to gather can now be assembled in mere minutes through the Westchester County Police Department’s new Real Time Crime Center (RTCC), which has allowed officers to spring into action to solve multiple cases, ...

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