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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. Sex Offender Convicted Of Abusing Teen Reports Move To Mount Vernon

    Sex Offender Convicted Of Abusing Teen Reports Move To Mount Vernon

    A registered "sexually violent offender" convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year-old has reported an address change in Westchester County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Monday to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 41-year-old Marcus Long, who has moved to an apartment on South Columbus Avenue in Mount Vernon.The ...

  2. Police Investigate Suspicious Man Who Forced Westchester School Lockdown

    Police Investigate Suspicious Man Who Forced Westchester School Lockdown

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police are investigating a suspicious man who forced a Westchester school to temporarily enter its lockdown protocol.Bronxville Police received a call on Wednesday afternoon from an employee at St. Joseph’s School who reported that the building was on lockdown because an unknown man entered the building on unknown business and they were unable to locate ...

  3. Police Warn Westchester Residents To Be Wary Of Scammers, Con Artists

    Police Warn Westchester Residents To Be Wary Of Scammers, Con Artists

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Yonkers Police Department is warning  residents to be on high alert after scammers allegedly targeted the city’s elderly and vulnerable population.The Yonkers PD issued an alert on Friday after receiving information that Yonkers residents may be getting phone calls from random numbers claiming to be the IRS or other government agencies demanding personal ...

  4. Mount Vernon Designated As 'Hub' Drug Treatment Court By DA

    Mount Vernon Designated As 'Hub' Drug Treatment Court By DA

    Four of the Hudson Valley’s largest cities have been designated as “Hub” drug treatment courts by Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr.Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers have been designated as “Hub” Courts, which will make drug treatment courts more accessible to those suffering from substance dependency and military veterans that may be dealing ...

  5. Amazon Hiring 120K Holiday Workers In 33 States, Including In NY, NJ

    Amazon Hiring 120K Holiday Workers In 33 States, Including In NY, NJ

    With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Amazon has announced that for the second straight year, it will be hiring more than 120,000 temporary employees to fill various positions throughout the country.Temporary positions will be available in 33 states - including New York and New Jersey - joining the near 125,000 full-time Amazon employees that work at dozens of “fulfillment ...

  6. Players Shouldn't Take A Knee, Westchester Police Union Tells NFL's Goodell

    Players Shouldn't Take A Knee, Westchester Police Union Tells NFL's Goodell

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Affiliated Police Association of Westchester is calling on NFL Commissioner - and Bronxville resident - Roger Goodell to “begin a long overdue dialogue on the topic of policing our nation.”As NFL players’ protests of the national anthem continue to be at the forefront of discussion regarding the current football season, Det. Keith Olson, the President of ...

  7. New Ramp Closure Scheduled For Saw Mill Parkway

    New Ramp Closure Scheduled For Saw Mill Parkway

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway may need to plan a detour next week as a ramp closure is planned in Yonkers.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert advising that from 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, Exit 6 (Lockwood Avenue) will be closed as contracting crews perform maintenance work in the area.The ramp is expected to be ...

  8. Expect Delays: Lane Closures Scheduled On Hutchinson River Parkway

    Expect Delays: Lane Closures Scheduled On Hutchinson River Parkway

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists planning on traveling through Westchester on the Hutchinson River Parkway this week can expect delays and lane closures as crews complete construction activity in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation has issued an alert to motorists advising that there will be various single lane closures on both the north and southbound sides of ...

  9. Yonkers Drug Kingpin Gets Prison Time Following $50 Million Heroin Seizure

    Yonkers Drug Kingpin Gets Prison Time Following $50 Million Heroin Seizure

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester drug kingpin who had $50 million worth of heroin seized by the DEA is heading to prison for his role running an extensive narcotics operation.Bridget Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced this week that 49-year-old Jose “Hippie” Mercedes Sr. of Yonkers has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison, followed by five ...

  10. Teens Busted In Westchester With Weapons, Weed, Stolen Lexus Key

    Teens Busted In Westchester With Weapons, Weed, Stolen Lexus Key

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Two teenagers were caught red-handed in Bronxville with drugs, weapons and a stolen Lexus key.A police officer was on patrol shortly before 2 a.m. on Thursday morning when he spotted two suspicious men enter the village on Gramatan Avenue.While canvassing the area for criminal activity, the officer reported that he spotted the two of them inside an unlocked ...

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