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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. Busy Saw Mill River Parkway Ramp To Be Closed

    Busy Saw Mill River Parkway Ramp To Be Closed

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway may need to plan a detour over the weekend as a ramp closure is planned for the MTA. The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert advising that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, Exit 33 (Readers Digest Road / Roaring Brook Road) will be closed as crews from Metro-North perform track ...

  2. Suspects Flee On Foot After Crashing Stolen Car In Westchester

    Suspects Flee On Foot After Crashing Stolen Car In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police are on the hunt for two suspects that were allegedly operating a stolen vehicle in New Rochelle, crashed in Yonkers and fled on foot, Bronxville Police said.Officers were on patrol at approximately 3:40 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 when they spotted the vehicle, which had been reported stolen, commit a stop sign violation at the intersection of Parkway Road ...

  3. Teen Charged For Making Terror Threats That Shut Down Salesian High School

    Teen Charged For Making Terror Threats That Shut Down Salesian High School

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A teeanger has been arrested for making terroristic threats that shut down a Westchester high school for three days this week.On Wednesday, Oct. 11 the New Rochelle Police Department was made aware of a threat to Salesian High School made on Friday, Oct. 6 from one student to another at the high school, Capt. Robert Gazzola said.Gazzola said that the student ...

  4. New Rochelle Breaks Ground On $100 Million Luxury Waterfront Community

    New Rochelle Breaks Ground On $100 Million Luxury Waterfront Community

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Local elected officials in New Rochelle have broken ground on a $100 million development that will sit in the heart of the city’s waterfront.New Rochelle officials joined developers from National Realty and Development Corp. to mark the groundbreaking of WatermarkPointe, a 72-unit waterfront residential community that will sit on the Long Island Sound on the ...

  5. DA: Westchester Businessman Allegedly Swindles Clients Out Of Thousands

    DA: Westchester Businessman Allegedly Swindles Clients Out Of Thousands

    A Westchester County businessman is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly scheming to line his own pockets with thousands of dollars in business taxes from clients that employed his service.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Thursday that 47-year-old Pleasantville resident Stefan Malgarinos has been arraigned on a felony complaint charging ...

  6. Salesian High School Closed After Student Threat, Report Says

    Salesian High School Closed After Student Threat, Report Says

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Salesian High School is closed in New Rochelle on Thursday after a student reportedly made a threat to the school.According to a Talk of the Sound report, police in New Rochelle were called to the school on Wednesday after a threat was made by a student, prompting the closure on Thursday. The student was reportedly taken from the school and is being evaluated. The ...

  7. Police: Knife-Wielding Woman Threatens To Kill Mom's Assistant In Scarsdale

    Police: Knife-Wielding Woman Threatens To Kill Mom's Assistant In Scarsdale

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A knife-wielding 64-year-old woman was subdued by police in Scarsdale after allegedly threatening to kill her mother’s assistant repeatedly.Police in Scarsdale were dispatched to a Coralyn Road home shortly before 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 2, where there was a report of a dispute between Scarsdale resident Susan Bodenheim and her mother’s assistant, Yolanda ...

  8. Former Westchester Principal Gets Probation Following Financial Probe

    Former Westchester Principal Gets Probation Following Financial Probe

    A former elementary school principal in Westchester has been sentenced to probation time following her resignation in New Rochelle last year amid financial misappropriations.Sonia Nunez, who abruptly resigned from her position at Columbus Elementary School last year, has been sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to petit larceny in May last year. She must also pay an ...

  9. Yonkers Breaks Ground On Largest Development In City Waterfront History

    Yonkers Breaks Ground On Largest Development In City Waterfront History

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Yonkers have broken ground on the largest waterfront development in city history.Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was joined by other local officials and developers recently to break ground on an Avalon Bay development project that will become Avalon Yonkers, the future home of nearly 600 rental units on the city’s waterfront.Officials noted that future residents of Avalon ...

  10. Court Upholds Hudson Valley Woman's Conviction In Death Of 5-Year-Old Son

    Court Upholds Hudson Valley Woman's Conviction In Death Of 5-Year-Old Son

    A state appellate court has upheld the conviction of Lacey Spears, the Hudson Valley mother who was convicted of depraved murder for poisoning and killing her 5-year-old son with salt.The panel of judges delivered their decision in Brooklyn on Wednesday, unanimously announcing that there was sufficient evidence to establish her guilt in the death without a reasonable doubt.A Decatur, ...

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