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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Police Investigate Man Following, Attempting To Talk To Westchester Minor

    Police Investigate Man Following, Attempting To Talk To Westchester Minor

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Bronxville responded to a strange scene recently when a man from Mount Vernon followed a minor on a bike.At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, officers were dispatched in Bronxville, where there were reports of a man who was following a juvenile girl who was walking in the area, attempting to talk to her, police said.Using village ...

  2. Westchester Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $250K From Employer

    Westchester Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $250K From Employer

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A longtime employee at a Pleasantville company has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Prospero Equipment Corp. over the span of more than a decade.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday that 46-year-old Ossining resident Erika Flores has pleaded guilty in court to a felony count of grand ...

  3. Route 119 Lane Closures Under Way

    Route 119 Lane Closures Under Way

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists planning to travel on Route 119 in Westchester this week can expect delays as crews complete maintenance activity in the area.Work began Tuesday and extends through Thursday, June 29, motorists can expect delays as there are various single lane closures on both sides of the roadway scheduled between Taxter Road and Route 124 (Aqueduct Road / Old ...

  4. Summer Storm Warning, Pound Ridge: Go Indoors When Lightning Roars

    Summer Storm Warning, Pound Ridge: Go Indoors When Lightning Roars

    With the summer solstice upon us, Hudson Valley residents are being urged to be aware of an uptick in lightning strikes recently.There has been an increase in lightning lately, with New York State leading the country in lightning strike deaths, according to reports.From 2006 to 2016 more than 350 people were fatally struck by lightning in the United States, two-thirds of whom were ...

  5. Seen Him? Police Seek Help In Pound Ridge Bank Robbery Investigation

    Seen Him? Police Seek Help In Pound Ridge Bank Robbery Investigation

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - New York State Police in Westchester are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a suspect that robbed a Pound Ridge bank a year ago.On the one-year anniversary of the incident, police announced that the investigation into the suspect that used a handgun to rob Key Bank on Westchester Avenue in Pound Ridge is ongoing.A black male suspect entered the ...

  6. Lyft, Uber Get 'Thumbs Up' In Westchester With Unique Fingerprint Program

    Lyft, Uber Get 'Thumbs Up' In Westchester With Unique Fingerprint Program

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Ride sharing is coming to Westchester County, albeit, in a unique way.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced on Tuesday that ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft were coming to the area, while managing to increase rider safety by creating a pool of fingerprinted drivers that can be hired by said companies.According to Astorino, new state ...

  7. Police Track Down Two Alleged Masked Home Invaders In Westchester

    Police Track Down Two Alleged Masked Home Invaders In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Two men have been arrested in connection to an April robbery in Scarsdale, when they allegedly wore masks and rummaged through a Berwick Road home before being confronted by the homeowners.Shortly after 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, a Berwick Road resident reported to police that two masked men were in her home, prompting an intervention from first ...

  8. Hudson Valley Well Represented At WFAN 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Hudson Valley Well Represented At WFAN 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Some Hudson Valley dignitaries were in the house for WFAN Radio’s 30th anniversary to celebrate three decades for the one of the country’s longest running 24-hour sports talk radio channels.Among those in attendance at the 30th Anniversary celebration at Grand Central Terminal were Dutchess County resident Sweeny Murti, Scarsdale native Ed Coleman, Suzyn Waldman of Yorktown Heights, ...

  9. Northern Westchester Man Stopped For Speeding Charged With Felony DWI

    Northern Westchester Man Stopped For Speeding Charged With Felony DWI

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester County man who was stopped for a speeding on Route 9 in Peekskill over the weekend was busted by New York State Police troopers for his second DWI in five years.On Sunday, state police troopers conducted a traffic stop after 34-year-old Cortlandt resident Sean Culleton was caught speeding on the busy roadway.During the subsequent investigation, ...

  10. Uber, Lyft Making Big Westchester Pushes As Legislator Vote On Opt-Out Set

    Uber, Lyft Making Big Westchester Pushes As Legislator Vote On Opt-Out Set

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - With the legislative session over in Albany, ride hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft appear ready to make their long-awaited push into Westchester County.Uber has started an advertising campaign in Westchester County, promoting the increasingly popular national service to local residents in an effort to drum up support for an expansion into the area, ...

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