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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. Hundreds Of Con Ed Customers Without Power After Storms Hit Westchester

    Hundreds Of Con Ed Customers Without Power After Storms Hit Westchester

    More than 500 Westchester residents remain in the dark following a round of storms that struck the area overnight following Monday’s sudden rise in temperatures and humidity in the region.On Tuesday morning, as of 9:45 a.m., 546 of Con Edison’s 348,948 customers in Westchester County remained without power as crews continue cleaning up from the overnight storm, with a planned ...

  2. Woman, Man Caught With Stolen Gun After Taconic Parkway Traffic Stop

    Woman, Man Caught With Stolen Gun After Taconic Parkway Traffic Stop

    A traffic stop on the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess County led to drug and weapon charges for a pair in possession of an allegedly stolen revolver.New York State Police troopers stopped Pittsfield, Mass. resident Charece Boatwright, 29, and Bronx resident Anthony Jackson, 25, on June 14 in East Fishkill, after spotting her 2000 Ford Taurus committing a vehicle and traffic law ...

  3. NY Will Move To Legalize Recreational Marijuana In Coming Days, Reports Say

    NY Will Move To Legalize Recreational Marijuana In Coming Days, Reports Say

    Is legalized cannabis set to make its way to New York?Health officials in New York will reportedly recommend legalizing recreational marijuana, with the backing of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. The New York State Department of Health is scheduled to release a long-awaited report on marijuana in the upcoming days, according to the state health commissioner.The report is currently ...

  4. Wanted Westchester Man Busted For DWI With Infant, Child In Car, Police Say

    Wanted Westchester Man Busted For DWI With Infant, Child In Car, Police Say

    A wanted Westchester man driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit with a 6-year-old and 9-month old child asleep in the car without safety belts is facing a series of charges after being busted in Westchester during an early morning speeding stop.While on patrol shortly before 4 a.m. on Monday, June 11, a Scarsdale police officer stopped White Plains resident ...

  5. Alert Issued For Girl, 16, Who Went Missing In Westchester

    Alert Issued For Girl, 16, Who Went Missing In Westchester

    Have you seen her?Officials in the Hudson Valley are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a missing teenager who hasn’t been seen in several months.The New York State Office of Public Safety issued an alert this week regarding 16-year-old Samiyah Spencer, who was last seen on Jan. 8 in Croton.According to officials, at the time she was last seen, Spencer was wearing ...

  6. Stay Cool, Says Cuomo, Urging NYers To Take Precautions For Excessive Heat

    Stay Cool, Says Cuomo, Urging NYers To Take Precautions For Excessive Heat

    Latest update: School Districts Announce Early Dismissals Due To HeatWith the heat index (the combination of temperature and humidity) expected to hover near 100 degrees on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to take extra precautions to ensure that against heat-related illnesses.The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Hudson Valley, which will remain ...

  7. Man Caught With Fake Checks, Crack In Hudson Valley Stop, Police Say

    Man Caught With Fake Checks, Crack In Hudson Valley Stop, Police Say

    A Connecticut man is facing a host of charges after being busted in Dutchess County in a Route 55 traffic stop with alleged fraudulent bank checks, crack-cocaine and other drugs.New York State Police troopers conducted an early morning traffic stop shortly before 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning on Route 55 when a driver violated vehicle and traffic laws in LaGrange.Police said that while ...

  8. Renovations Begin At 95-Year-Old Fire Station In Westchester

    Renovations Begin At 95-Year-Old Fire Station In Westchester

    A 95-year-old fire station is getting a long-awaited facelift in Westchester.Renovations at Fire Station 2 on Webster Avenue in New Rochelle have begun, marking the first upgrade for the building - which was constructed in 1923 -since the 1980s.Officials said that “the station has received upgrades over the years, but needs a major overhaul to accommodate modern firefighting equipment.” ...

  9. Open Road, Cashless Tolls Will Soon Be Complete For All Area Thruways

    Open Road, Cashless Tolls Will Soon Be Complete For All Area Thruways

    More cashless tolls are coming to the lower Hudson Valley.Officials in New York announced on Tuesday that cashless tolling will begin on the Thruway Authority's remaining fixed toll barriers in the lower Hudson Valley by the end of the year, in an effort to improve traffic flow and limit gridlock throughout the state."New York is rebuilding and reimagining our state's ...

  10. Scarsdale Public Library Closes For $18M Renovation

    Scarsdale Public Library Closes For $18M Renovation

    Library Loft is set to open up at Supply Field as contracting crews get set to begin an unprecedented multi-million dollar renovation and modernization of the public library.The Scarsdale Public Library on Olmsted Road will be closing for extensive renovations, though officials have set up a temporary space, Library Loft, at Supply Field on Heathcote Road to accommodate village ...

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