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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. Spray-Painted Swastika Found In Westchester

    Spray-Painted Swastika Found In Westchester

    Police worked quickly over the weekend after a swastika was found spray painted on a street sign in Westchester.Officials said the swastika was found over the weekend, and Village of Ardsley Police worked quickly to have the sign taken down and launched an investigation into who spray painted the swastika.The Westchester County Human Rights Commission condemned the vandalism, urging the ...

  2. Seen Him? Police Attempt To Locate A Man Wanted In Westchester

    Seen Him? Police Attempt To Locate A Man Wanted In Westchester

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspected wanted on a criminal contempt charge that he failed to answer in court, leading to a warrant for his arrest.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding Michael Pettiford, 48, who has been described as a 5-foot-10 African American man weighing approximately 175 ...

  3. Alleged Drug Dealer Nabbed During Police Response To Domestic Incident In Mercedes-Benz

    Alleged Drug Dealer Nabbed During Police Response To Domestic Incident In Mercedes-Benz

    A domestic dispute between two parties inside a parked Mercedes-Benz led to drug charges for a Dutchess County man who was found in possession of crack cocaine, heroin and other drugs that were being prepared for distribution.New York State Police troopers responded to Orchard Street in Poughkeepsie shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to assist officers from the City of ...

  4. Woman Asleep In Car After Crash In Westchester Charged With DWI, Police Say

    Woman Asleep In Car After Crash In Westchester Charged With DWI, Police Say

    A woman fell asleep behind the wheel of her car after allegedly drinking, driving, and crashing into a guardrail in Northern Westchester, police said.Members of the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to a stretch of Crompond Road (Route 202) at approximately 6 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, where there was a report of a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway. It was ...

  5. David Villa Teams With FC Westchester For Youth Soccer Academy

    David Villa Teams With FC Westchester For Youth Soccer Academy

    David Villa, one of the world’s finest strikers, is taking his talents to the pitch Westchester.The DV7 Soccer Academy and FC Westchester are teaming to create a platform to develop soccer players who can compete at the highest level in collegiate teams and gives players a foundation from which to pursue a career with professional teams and the U.S. National Team program, officials ...

  6. Westchester Drug Trafficker Gets 11-Year Sentence

    Westchester Drug Trafficker Gets 11-Year Sentence

    A drug trafficker who operated out of a Northern Westchester housing project for years has been sentenced to more than a decade behind bars.Edward Holliman has been sentenced to 135 months in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine in Peekskill between 2013 and 2017 after pleading guilty on April 24. He must also forfeit $30,000 and will be subjected to five years of ...

  7. DWI Suspect Becomes Combative, Threatens To Kill Police In Westchester

    DWI Suspect Becomes Combative, Threatens To Kill Police In Westchester

    It took a veritable army of police officers to take a belligerent man into custody who later threatened to kill officers and urinated on his cell floor following his arrest for DWI in Westchester.A member of the Scarsdale Police Department was driving on Post Road at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, when he spotted a Honda Pilot stopped at a red light. When the light ...

  8. Man Admits To Road-Rage Stabbing That Killed Westchester Man

    Man Admits To Road-Rage Stabbing That Killed Westchester Man

    A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing another motorist during a road rage incident on the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Westchester.Pleasant Valley resident Christian Walcyzk has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the stabbing death in May last year of Daniel Siino, a 28-year-old father who lived in Hartsdale. Before the plea, he was facing charges that also ...

  9. Houses Evacuated In Scarsdale Following Ruptured Gas Line

    Houses Evacuated In Scarsdale Following Ruptured Gas Line

    Several homes have been evacuated in Scarsdale due to a ruptured gas line on one of the village’s busiest roads.Post Road is closed in both directions between Boulevard and Sprague Road due to a ruptured natural gas line that serves properties on Evon Court.As a precautionary measure, there was a limited evacuation involving the Evon Court residences and two homes on Post Road.Officials ...

  10. Residents Report New Wild Coyote Sighting In Larchmont

    Residents Report New Wild Coyote Sighting In Larchmont

    Related story - Meet 'Scrabble': Bear Sighted Frequently In Northern Westchester Gets NicknameBear sightings have been in the news, with one becoming so frequently spotted in Northern Westchester, it's earned a nickname, "Scrabble." A local resident reported the latest coyote sighting, this time in Larchmont, as the animal was spotted making the rounds in the area at ...

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