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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. Former Officer Convicted In Killing Outside Westchester Deli Gets Parole

    Former Officer Convicted In Killing Outside Westchester Deli Gets Parole

    A 53-year-old former officer who was convicted of killing a man over a parking spot more than two decades ago in Westchester has been granted parole.Off-duty NYPD transit officer Richard DiGuglielmo was involved in an altercation with his victim, Charlie Campbell, in Dobbs Ferry in October 1996 when Campbell parked in the “patrons only” section of DiGuglielmo’s father’s deli before ...

  2. Seen Her? Woman Wanted Following Incident In Westchester

    Seen Her? Woman Wanted Following Incident In Westchester

    Have you seen her?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a woman wanted by the Village of Ossining Court dating back to her 2006 arrest for attempting to smuggle drugs into the Sing Sing Correctional Facility.Viera is wanted on charges that include the introduction of contraband to prisoners, bail jumping and unlawful possession ...

  3. Know Him? Police Seek To Track Down Wanted Westchester Man

    Know Him? Police Seek To Track Down Wanted Westchester Man

    Do you know him? Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding 29-year-old Ronald Herrera, who is wanted on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief.Police described Herrera as a 6-foot Hispanic man weighing approximately 200 pounds with brown hair and brown ...

  4. Man Admits To Using Forged ID At Mount Vernon Bank, DA Says

    Man Admits To Using Forged ID At Mount Vernon Bank, DA Says

    A 55-year-old convicted felon who attempted to steal a Connecticut man’s identity at multiple Westchester County banks has admitted to his crimes.Jose Cabrera has pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, after he went to banks in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Ossining and Thornwood with a forged Connecticut driver’s license and attempted to take out ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. '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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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