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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. Police Issue 33 Tickets, Make Drug Arrest In Sprain Brook Parkway Detail

    Police Issue 33 Tickets, Make Drug Arrest In Sprain Brook Parkway Detail

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - New York State Police conducting a special speed enforcement detail on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers on Wednesday issued nearly three dozen tickets and arrested a city resident on drug charges.Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, state police conducted the special detail, which resulted in 24 tickets for speeding, five other vehicle and ...

  2. Astorino Delivers State Of County Address

    Astorino Delivers State Of County Address

    Click here to watch a live stream of the addressWESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - With Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino getting ready to begin campaigning for his third term in office, he will deliver the annual “State of the County” address on Thursday.The 2017 State of the County Address will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Central Jury Room of the County Courthouse on Martin Luther ...

  3. Mount Vernon Celebrates Record-Setting Boys Basketball Championship Team

    Mount Vernon Celebrates Record-Setting Boys Basketball Championship Team

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon touted some of their best and brightest on Wednesday as they played host to a Parade of Champions to celebrate the boys varsity basketball team that brought home state championship gold.At approximately noon on Wednesday, the championship motorcade featuring a boisterous crowd that included players, coaches, local politicians, educators, cheerleaders ...

  4. Mount Vernon Celebrates Record-Setting Boys Basketball Championship Team

    Mount Vernon Celebrates Record-Setting Boys Basketball Championship Team

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon touted some of their best and brightest on Wednesday as they played host to a Parade of Champions to celebrate the boys varsity basketball team that brought home state championship gold.At approximately noon on Wednesday, the championship motorcade featuring a boisterous crowd that included players, coaches, local politicians, educators, cheerleaders ...

  5. Police Rescue Boat With 11 On Board In Mamaroneck Harbor

    Police Rescue Boat With 11 On Board In Mamaroneck Harbor

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Local and county police rescued boaters in distress in Mamaroneck Harbor on Wednesday afternoon.At approximately 3:45 p.m., police were dispatched to the harbor, where a vessel with 11 people on board was taking on water. Marine units from the Westchester County Police and New Rochelle Police Department responded, where several of the boaters required ...

  6. Hit-Run Driver Caught After Pedestrian Struck Near Hastings HS

    Hit-Run Driver Caught After Pedestrian Struck Near Hastings HS

    HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. - A hit-and-run driver was caught after a pedestrian was struck near the intersection of Farragut and Hillside Avenues near the Farragut High Middle and Hastings High School on Wednesday afternoon.At approximately 2 p.m., a pedestrian was hit by a gray Honda, which proceeded to drive away northbound from the scene. The pedestrian was reportedly alert, conscious ...

  7. ID Released For Suspect Arrested In Fatal Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing

    ID Released For Suspect Arrested In Fatal Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Yonkers have announced the arrest of a teenager who was charged in the fatal stabbing of a Yonkers movie theater employee over the weekend.On Wednesday afternoon, Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Garnder announced that 16-year-old Michael Pettiford was facing a murder charge in the death of Daij Asante Thomas, 19.At approximately 12:45 a.m. ...

  8. Husband, Wife Awakened By Two Masked Men In Their Scarsdale Home

    Husband, Wife Awakened By Two Masked Men In Their Scarsdale Home

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Scarsdale husband and wife received a scare early on Wednesday morning when two masked men were rummaging through their home, prompting a physical altercation.Shortly after 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, a Berwick Road resident reported to police that two masked men were in her home, prompting an intervention from first responders.
According to Scarsdale ...

  9. Second Luxury Vehicle Reported Stolen In Scarsdale

    Second Luxury Vehicle Reported Stolen In Scarsdale

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - On the same night a Porsche was stolen from a driveway on Kensington Road, a Mercedes was reported stolen from a home on Carstensen Road in Scarsdale.Shortly before 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, the homeowner called police to report that at approximately 7:10 a.m. that morning, when he exited his home, his blue 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 was missing from the ...

  10. Be Prepared For Spike In Gas Prices, Westchester

    Be Prepared For Spike In Gas Prices, Westchester

    With the summer driver season fast approaching, motorists are being cautioned to fill up now before prices skyrocket as refineries switch to a more expensive, more eco-friendly blend of fuel.While many motorists have enjoyed relief at the pump during the winter - the average price per gallon nationally is $2.39; $2.48 in New York as of last week - prices are expected to rise as much as ...

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