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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. Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos have been released of fights which left several people injured this past summer and resulted in criminal charges for a pair of firefighters in Westchester.The first video was taken inside Rory Dolan’s Restaurant and Bar on McLean Avenue at approximately 2 a.m. on June 11. The video shows the firefighters - later identified as Lt. Christopher Mitchell and firefighter Bogdin ...

  2. Westchester School Safety Commission Hosts Kickoff Event

    Westchester School Safety Commission Hosts Kickoff Event

    Elected officials, educators, local leaders, students, law enforcement agents and mental health experts were on hand for the first meeting of the recently formed Westchester County School Safety Commission.Westchester County Anthony Scarpino, Jr., formed the Commission over the summer with the goal of “implementing the best practices in safety evaluation and procedures in schools of all ...

  3. Westchester HS Football Standout Nominated For USA Football Heart Of A Giant Award

    Westchester HS Football Standout Nominated For USA Football Heart Of A Giant Award

    A trio of Hudson Valley high school varsity football standouts have been nominated by their coaches for a prestigious award that is sponsored in part through the New York Giants.High School seniors Eric Genua (Suffern Senior High School in Rockland), Harry Ravitz (Pelham Memorial High School in Westchester) and Frank Wise (Pine Bush High School in Orange County) have been nominated for ...

  4. Overturned Conviction Of Man Who Killed Fugitive Will Be Appealed By Westchester DA

    Overturned Conviction Of Man Who Killed Fugitive Will Be Appealed By Westchester DA

    Officials in Westchester County are attempting to appeal a decision by a state appellate panel who recently overturned a conviction of a man who fatally shot a Rockland County fugitive five years ago.Last March, Sparrow Bush resident David Carlson was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Robert Freehill to five years in prison after he was convicted by a jury for his role in the death ...

  5. 'Sexually Violent' Ex-Westchester Kung Fu Instructor Reports Move

    'Sexually Violent' Ex-Westchester Kung Fu Instructor Reports Move

    A registered "sexually violent" offender convicted of sexually abusing four young girls while he was a kung fu instructor in Northern Westchester has reported a move into Putnam County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester and Putnam residents regarding the residency of 75-year-old Frank DeMaria, who has moved from ...

  6. Fire Crews Called In For 'Explosion-Type Sounds' Near Northern Westchester Ice Cream Shop

    Fire Crews Called In For 'Explosion-Type Sounds' Near Northern Westchester Ice Cream Shop

    All hands were on deck after a report of “explosion-type sounds” near a popular Westchester ice cream shop.The Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department received reports of unknown explosion-type sounds near The Blue Pig on Maple Street on Tuesday night, prompting a full department response from firefighters.Officials said that there were multiple reports of similar occurrences recently in the ...

  7. FBI Holding Information Session For Those Interested In Becoming Special Agents

    FBI Holding Information Session For Those Interested In Becoming Special Agents

    Think you have what it takes to be a special agent in the FBI? The FBI in New York is recruiting interested parties from all backgrounds to join the organization as a special agent.Representatives from the FBI will be on hand from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 in Marillac Hall at St. John’s University on Utopia Parkway in Queens. The free information session will cover all ...

  8. Play Ball! 12-Year-Old Raises $20K For Mount Vernon Youth Baseball

    Play Ball! 12-Year-Old Raises $20K For Mount Vernon Youth Baseball

    A big-hearted baseball fan from Westchester is making sure that all kids his age have the opportunity to “play ball.”Scarsdale resident Evan Schiff, 12, is donating more than $20,000 in brand new baseball equipment, including bats, balls, gloves, helmets, catching gear, and more to help build up Mount Vernon’s RBI youth baseball program. “I want kids to be able to enjoy the sport as ...

  9. Sex Offender Makes Move From Mount Vernon

    Sex Offender Makes Move From Mount Vernon

    A registered sex offender who was convicted of raping a teenage girl 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 52-year-old Herman Hardee, who has moved from Mount Vernon to an address on Operations Drive in ValhallaThe Division of Criminal Justice ...

  10. Westchester Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of 2-Year-Old Daughter

    Westchester Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of 2-Year-Old Daughter

    The 29-year-old Westchester mother who allegedly killed her 2-year-old daughter and attempted to stab two police officers providing her aid has been arraigned on a murder charge.Mamaroneck resident Cynthia Arce was in Westchester County Court on Tuesday for her arraignment, where she was charged with one count of second-degree murder, for the death of her toddler daughter, Gabriella ...

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