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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. Assemblyman To File Bill To Remove 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB

    Assemblyman To File Bill To Remove 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB

    The war over the naming designation of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has now been joined by a  Hudson Valley representative in state government.Putnam County Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Mahopac) has announced his intention to file a bill that would revert the name of the bridge back to the Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo named it for his father, Mario M. ...

  2. Former Westchester Wrestling Coach Back In Court For Statutory Rape Charge

    Former Westchester Wrestling Coach Back In Court For Statutory Rape Charge

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A former assistant varsity wrestling coach was in his second court in two days, this time in Tarrytown to answer statutory rape charges.Tyler Sick, the 29-year-old Tarrytown man who teaches in New York City and formerly served as an assistant coach at Edgemont High School, appeared in Tarrytown Village Court for a brief appearance, a day after he appeared in ...

  3. Bronxville Mayor, Police Warn Homeowners Of Holiday Scammers

    Bronxville Mayor, Police Warn Homeowners Of Holiday Scammers

    BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - Officials in Bronxville are warning local homeowners to be on high alert for scams as the holiday season approaches.Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin said that Police Chief Christopher Satriale has been dealing with phone scams, door scams and porch package thefts in just the last few weeks as fraudsters look to take advantage of “this incredibly joyous time of giving,” ...

  4. Yonkers Is Safest City In New York According To Website's Rankings

    Yonkers Is Safest City In New York According To Website's Rankings

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Yonkers has been ranked as the safest city in the state, and one of the safest in the country, according to a report released by a personal finance website.On Monday, WalletHub.com released a report comparing nearly 200 cities across “35 key indicators of safety,” with datasets ranging from assaults per capita to unemployment rate and roadway quality. The study ...

  5. Westchester Agrees To Proposed Contract With Police Labor Unions

    Westchester Agrees To Proposed Contract With Police Labor Unions

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Pending approval by the Board of Legislators, Westchester County has reached an agreement with the labor unions that represent county police.The tentative five-year deal with includes the Westchester County Department of Public Safety and the PBA Superior Superior Officers Unit. The proposed deal includes a salary bump for the county’s officers, detectives, ...

  6. Car Strikes Building At Scarsdale Shopping Center

    Car Strikes Building At Scarsdale Shopping Center

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A driver lost control of a vehicle in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center on Tuesday afternoon, striking a building and causing minor damage.The driver of a white sedan hopped the curb outside the Scarsdale Post Office at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, striking the building and causing minor damage to the facade and vehicle. No injuries were reported.It ...

  7. Registered 'Lifetime' Sex Offender Reports Move To Mount Vernon

    Registered 'Lifetime' Sex Offender Reports Move To Mount Vernon

    A registered "lifetime" sexual offender convicted of sodomizing a 31-year-old woman has reported a move in Westchester County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 61-year-old Dennis Magnotta, who has reported an address change to a residence on Linden Avenue in Mount Vernon.The ...

  8. Student Hospitalized After Kicking Glass Outside Mount Vernon HS Classroom

    Student Hospitalized After Kicking Glass Outside Mount Vernon HS Classroom

    A  student was taken to the hospital with minor injuries on Tuesday after kicking a pane of glass outside a Mount Vernon High School classroom.School officials confirmed that the student, whose name was not released, was taken to the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx with injuries after kicking in the window pane shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday.The injuries are not believed to be ...

  9. Westchester HS Coach Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor Appears In Court

    Westchester HS Coach Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor Appears In Court

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Westchester County wrestling coach accused of having sexual contact with a minor appeared in court on Tuesday.Tyler Sick, a 29-year-old Tarrytown man who teaches in New York City and formerly served as an assistant coach at Edgemont High School, appeared in Greenburgh Town Court for a brief appearance.Sick saw his case adjourned until next month as lawyers ...

  10. Report: Student Stabbed At Mount Vernon High School Plans To Sue District

    Report: Student Stabbed At Mount Vernon High School Plans To Sue District

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A student who was stabbed during a fight at Mount Vernon High School last year is suing the school district, according to a lohud report.Shortly after noon on Nov. 30 last year, there was an altercation at the Mount Vernon High School that spilled out to one of the entrances. Malique Mowatt, now 20, suffered a stab wound in his back during the altercation from ...

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