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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Seen Her? Hudson Valley 13-Year-Old Has Been Missing Since April

    Seen Her? Hudson Valley 13-Year-Old Has Been Missing Since April

    Area law enforcement agencies are seeking the community’s assistance in locating Westchester County teenager that has been reported missing from Hastings-on-Hudson for nearly two months.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department have issued a missing person report for 13-year-old Emelie Avery, who was reported missing on April ...

  2. Opioids No. 1 Cause Of Accidental Deaths In New York, Report Says

    Opioids No. 1 Cause Of Accidental Deaths In New York, Report Says

    For the third straight year, opioids are once again the leading cause of accidental deaths in New York State, according to a new report from the National Safety Council that was recently released.New York was among 24 states in the country where accidental poisoning - mostly due to the abuse of prescription opioids - was the leading cause of accidental deaths, according to the report. ...

  3. Watch Your Step, Mount Vernon: Pedestrian, Motorist Safety Blitz Starts

    Watch Your Step, Mount Vernon: Pedestrian, Motorist Safety Blitz Starts

    In an effort to increase safety for all parties on local roadways, the New York State Department of Transportation has launched a “pedestrian safety enforcement blitz.”The DOT announced that beginning for two weeks, starting on Friday, local law enforcement agencies will be targeting their busiest pedestrian walkways to educate the public about safety rules and laws.According to the ...

  4. Have You Seen Her? Port Chester Teen Goes Missing

    Have You Seen Her? Port Chester Teen Goes Missing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Area law enforcement agencies are seeking the community’s assistance in locating Westchester County teenager that has been reported missing from Port Chester in June.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have issued a missing person report for 14-year-old Abreeyah Alford, who was reported missing in on June 9.Alford has been described as an ...

  5. 26-Year-Old Woman Found Dead In Yonkers

    26-Year-Old Woman Found Dead In Yonkers

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A 26-year-old woman was found dead after falling from the roof of a seven-story building in Yonkers, police said.At approximately 7:15 a.m., members of the Yonkers PD were dispatched to a Sadore Lane apartment building, where there was a report of a person down, Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said. Upon arrival, officers reported a “female down on the ground in an ...

  6. Mount Vernon Dedicates Park To Slain Teenage Girls Basketball Player

    Mount Vernon Dedicates Park To Slain Teenage Girls Basketball Player

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Officials in Mount Vernon dedicated a park to the memory of Shamoya McKenzie, the 13-year-old girls basketball star who was shot and killed in the city on New Year’s Eve.On Thursday, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and Schools Superintendent Richard Hamilton were joined by friends and family of McKenzie’s as they dedicated a Graham Elementary School park to the ...

  7. Week-Long Lane Closures Planned On Hutchinson River Parkway In Mount Vernon

    Week-Long Lane Closures Planned On Hutchinson River Parkway In Mount Vernon

    Motorists expecting to travel on the Hutchinson River Parkway can expect delays  week as crews complete roadwork.From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, beginning on Monday, June 19 and extending through Friday, lanes on the Parkway are expected to be closed in both directions between Exit 7 (Boston Post Road / Route 1) and Exit 30 (King Street) while maintenance activities are ...

  8. Watch, Ring Recovered Among Skeletal Remains Discovered In Yonkers

    Watch, Ring Recovered Among Skeletal Remains Discovered In Yonkers

    A watch and ring were recovered in the human skeletal remains that were discovered rolled up in a carpet in Westchester earlier this month, Yonkers police said on Thursday.At approximately 4:30 p.m. on June 5, police were dispatched to 165 Bruce Ave. in Yonkers, where there were reports of the remains. Preliminary reports found that the remains were possibly discarded at the location ...

  9. Father Accused Of Murdering Daughter Appears In New Rochelle Court

    Father Accused Of Murdering Daughter Appears In New Rochelle Court

    Neil White, the father accused of murdering his 7-year-old daughter in New Rochelle appeared in City Court on Thursday.According to a lohud report, the case was adjourned for more than a month, with Judge Susan Kettner amending an order of protection that was issued to Neil White’s estranged wife, Michelle Hord-White, due to a misspelling of her name.At a press conference last week, New ...

  10. Teen To Be Indicted For Murder In Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing

    Teen To Be Indicted For Murder In Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester County teenager is expected to be indicted on Monday on charges that he allegedly fatally stabbed another teenager at a Yonkers movie theater earlier this year.According to reports, 16-year-old Michael Pettiford is expected to be indicted on charges of murder, manslaughter, robbery, and criminal possession of a weapon Monday in Westchester County ...

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