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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. Police Investigating Scam Involving Verizon Imposters In Westchester

    Police Investigating Scam Involving Verizon Imposters In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police are investigating a potential scam involving suspicious suspects dressed as faux Verizon employees in Westchester.The North Castle Police Department received a report from a resident of Nash Place in Armonk regarding two men who claimed to be with Verizon that knocked on her door and requested to look around the property to bury exposed Fios ...

  2. Westchester County Airport Revitalization Attracts Three Firms

    Westchester County Airport Revitalization Attracts Three Firms

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Three “world-class” firms have responded to Westchester County’s request for proposals to manage and operate the Westchester County Airport as part of a public-private partnership.Last week, officials announced that they have begun reviewing the bids. On Thursday, it was announced that FerroStar Westchester Airport Partners, HPN Aviation Group and MIC Airports ...

  3. New Rochelle Man Accused Of Suffocating 7-Year-Old Daughter Indicted

    New Rochelle Man Accused Of Suffocating 7-Year-Old Daughter Indicted

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Neil White, the man accused of suffocating his 7-year-old daughter in New Rochelle earlier this year has been indicted on a murder charge.A grand jury has voted to charge White with second-degree murder after the 47-year-old was charged in June for his role in the death of his daughter Gabrielle, who was a student at Ward Elementary School. He is due to make ...

  4. Yonkers Gang Member Sentenced To 30-Plus Years For Murder, Racketeering

    Yonkers Gang Member Sentenced To 30-Plus Years For Murder, Racketeering

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Yonkers gang member has been sentenced to more than three decades in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges earlier this year.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Kevin Wiltshire has been sentenced in White Plains federal court to a prison term of 30 years and one day for crimes allegedly ...

  5. New Rochelle Board Of Education Reshuffles Administrative Ranks

    New Rochelle Board Of Education Reshuffles Administrative Ranks

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - When New Rochelle schools open their doors to students next month, there will be a new iook at the top after the district shuffled its administrative ranks.District officials announced that veteran educator Amy Goodman would be taking her talents from the Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District - where she served as superintendent - to serve as New Rochelle’s ...

  6. Mount Vernon Mayor: Property Tax Increase Likely As DOJ Lawsuit Looms

    Mount Vernon Mayor: Property Tax Increase Likely As DOJ Lawsuit Looms

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The Department of Justice is reportedly intending to file a lawsuit against the City of Mount Vernon for violations of the Clean Water Act that could cost taxpayers.According to Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas, the Department of Justice has given notice to city officials that they intend to file a lawsuit for violations of the Clean Water Act and a systemic ...

  7. 'Significant' Delays: Update On Months-Long Sprain Parkway Lane Closures

    'Significant' Delays: Update On Months-Long Sprain Parkway Lane Closures

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists planning on traveling on the Sprain Brook Parkway can expect slight delays as bridge construction work continues in the area.According to officials, “significant” traffic delays are anticipated. The New York State Department of Transportation has issued an alert to motorists, advising that due to bridge construction work, the parkway, between Route ...

  8. Yonkers Forced To Pay $1.25M For Police Officer's Body Slam

    Yonkers Forced To Pay $1.25M For Police Officer's Body Slam

    YONKERS, N.Y. - The Yonkers City Council has agreed to pay more than a million dollars to a woman who was caught on camera body slamming a woman in an incident at a local restaurant nearly a decade ago.The City Council voted on Tuesday to pay a settlement of $1.25 million to Irma Marquez for injuries she suffered at the hands of police officer Wayne Simoes, though the city has not ...

  9. Stores Evacuated After Mount Vernon Target Parking Garage Forced To Close

    Stores Evacuated After Mount Vernon Target Parking Garage Forced To Close

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Several stores in Mount Vernon had to be evacuated when a parking garage was deemed unsafe by officials.A parking garage outside Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target on East Sandford Boulevard was shuttered by police on Tuesday after it was determined it was unsafe because of a break in a column in the structure. The revelation led to the evacuation of multiple ...

  10. Westchester Man Sentenced To Prison Time Following Deli Shooting

    Westchester Man Sentenced To Prison Time Following Deli Shooting

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Tuckahoe man convicted of shooting his former boss outside a Chappaqua deli has been sentenced to nearly three decades in prison after being found guilty of attempted murder.Hengjun Chao, 50, has been sentenced to 28 years in prison after being found guilty of shooting Dr. Dennis Charney with a shotgun outside of Lange’s Little Store, Westchester County ...

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