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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Police: Westchester Restaurant Worker Uses Wine Bottle Opener In Assault

    Police: Westchester Restaurant Worker Uses Wine Bottle Opener In Assault

    A restaurant employee from Westchester was arrested by state police after allegedly stabbing a co-worker repeatedly with a wine bottle opener.New York State Police trooper received a report from Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, where a patient came in at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Sunday morning with multiple stab wounds.During the subsequent investigation, police said it was determined ...

  2. Man Indicted In Fatal Road-Rage Stabbing In Westchester

    Man Indicted In Fatal Road-Rage Stabbing In Westchester

    The  21-year-old man has been indicted on a manslaughter charge after allegedly fatally stabbing another motorist on the Taconic State Parkway during a bout of road rage.Christian Walczyk of Pleasant Valley in Dutchess County is scheduled to be arraigned in Westchester County Court later this week after being indicted on charges that include felony first-degree manslaughter, ...

  3. 'Sexually Violent' Offender Reports Move To Mount Vernon

    'Sexually Violent' Offender Reports Move To Mount Vernon

    A registered "sexually violent" sex offender convicted of raping an 11-year-old girl has reported an address change in Westchester County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 31-year-old Rashawn Andrews, who has moved from Valhalla to a residence on Stevens Avenue in Mount ...

  4. Lane Closures Scheduled On New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane Closures Scheduled On New Tappan Zee Bridge

    There will be weekday overnight lane closures near the Tappan Zee Bridge as contractors continue construction activities near the bridge’s landings and abutments this week.Beginning on Tuesday, Tappan Zeee Constructors will be continuing work that requires lane and ramp closures for Westchester-bound traffic on the Thruway. The work follows the shift of the southbound and eastbound ...

  5. A Decade Later, Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Condos Open In Bronxville

    A Decade Later, Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Condos Open In Bronxville

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - After more than a decade of development, VillaBXV is welcoming residents to its luxury downtown condominiums in the heart of Bronxville.Officials opened the doors to VillaBXV this week, finally unveiling the 53-home building on Kensington Road, more than a decade after the plan for the property was first introduced.Developers have been attempting to redevelop ...

  6. Westchester WWII Marine To Be Reinterred At Arlington National Cemetery

    Westchester WWII Marine To Be Reinterred At Arlington National Cemetery

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Marine from Westchester who fought in the Pacific during World War II is reportedly being reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery after his remains were discovered after several decades.In 2015, the body of Marine Cpl. Walter Critchley of New Rochelle - who was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division in November 1943 - was ...

  7. Dog Quarantined After Biting Runner In Westchester

    Dog Quarantined After Biting Runner In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A dog was put into quarantine for more than a week after biting a pedestrian passing on a street in Scarsdale this past weekend.Shortly before 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, police were dispatched to Harcourt Road near Hampton Road, where a woman told officers she was running westbound on the sidewalk, and when she attempted to pass a girl walking the dog, it bit ...

  8. Hudson Valley Police Departments Join In '9 p.m.' Alert For Residents

    Hudson Valley Police Departments Join In '9 p.m.' Alert For Residents

    Hudson Valley law enforcement agencies are encouraging homeowners to develop a “9 p.m. Routine” in an effort to curtail crime in the area.Following a national trend, police departments in the Hudson Valley have taken to social media to encourage homeowners to ensure their cars and homes are locked, with valuables secure and out of sight.According to police in Haverstraw, many larcenies ...

  9. Mount Vernon Mayor, City Comptroller At Odds Over Check For $70K Vehicle

    Mount Vernon Mayor, City Comptroller At Odds Over Check For $70K Vehicle

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A temporary restraining order has reportedly been issued after Mount Vernon City Comptroller Maureen Walker allegedly canceled a check intended to pay for police vehicles.Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas said that on Friday, Westchester County Supreme Court Judge Charles Wood issued the restraining order directing J.P. Morgan Chase to issue payment for a police ...

  10. Man Busted In Alleged Mount Kisco Restaurant Break-In

    Man Busted In Alleged Mount Kisco Restaurant Break-In

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - An investigation by Westchester County Police detectives led to the arrest of a man from White Plains who allegedly broke into a Mount Kisco restaurant and stole cash.Westchester County Police received a report from the owners of a restaurant in the 400 block of East Main Street on Oct. 3, saying that approximately $200 in cash had been stolen from the ...

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