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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. Passenger Caught With Cocaine, 33 Grams Of Pot In Westchester Stop

    Passenger Caught With Cocaine, 33 Grams Of Pot In Westchester Stop

    A motor-vehicle stop led to drug charges for a Rockland County woman was busted by state police on I-87 in Yonkers while in possession of cocaine and marijuana over the weekend.Shortly after 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, state police troopers stopped Tomkins Cove resident Tanisha Jacobs, 41, on the interstate for an equipment violation. During the subsequent stop, troopers were given ...

  2. Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    State Police are seeking a woman who’s been on the run for nearly a decade following a DWI arrest.An alert was issued from New York State Police in Tarrytown regarding 36-year-old Erika Gomez, who is wanted on a bench warrant for driving while intoxicated dating back to 2008 when she was involved in a crash on the New York State Thruway.Police said that following the crash on June 15, ...

  3. State Police Will Start Deploying Drones

    State Police Will Start Deploying Drones

    State Police in the Hudson Valley will soon have some new tools to fight crime and enforce the law in New York.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new “State Police Unmanned Aerial System” program, which will involve the use of aerial drones that will be put into service later this month.Cuomo said that the program will “be used to support law enforcement missions, ...

  4. Man At Large After 115 MPH DWI Wrong-Way Hudson Valley Chase

    Man At Large After 115 MPH DWI Wrong-Way Hudson Valley Chase

    State Police are on the lookout for a 22-year-old man who is wanted on a series of charges after allegedly drinking and driving more than 110 mph while attempting to evade police on I-84 in Putnam County late last year.An alert was issued this week for Waterbury, Conn. resident Jose Rosado, who was busted by troopers last October driving 115 mph in the wrong direction on the interstate ...

  5. Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    A man convicted of a pair of violent armed robberies in Orange County has been sentenced to nearly four decades in prison after being found guilty by a jury.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, announced on Friday that Lawrence Brown, 46, has been sentenced to 39 years in state prison after committing two armed robberies using a handgun and binding his ...

  6. Man Caught With Illegal, Loaded Handgun In I-84 Stop

    Man Caught With Illegal, Loaded Handgun In I-84 Stop

    A traffic stop on I-84 in Dutchess County led to weapons charges for a man in possession of an illegal handgun.State Police troopers from the Wappinger barrack stopped Bronx resident Brandon Burgess at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday morning in Fishkill after he committed a violation of vehicle and traffic law.During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers said that Burgess was found to ...

  7. Popular Westchester Brewery Takes Its Talents, Flavors To The Midwest

    Popular Westchester Brewery Takes Its Talents, Flavors To The Midwest

    A popular Westchester beer brewery is taking its show on the road.Broken Bow Brewery in Tuckahoe announced a new collaboration with NoCoast Beer Company in Oskaloosa, Iowa, which will bring the popular Westchester County beer to the Midwest.Through the agreement, NoCoast will brew various Broken Bow craft flavors that will then be distributed by Mahaska Distributors in Iowa to several ...

  8. Police Investigate Identity Theft Of Nearly $10,000 In Westchester

    Police Investigate Identity Theft Of Nearly $10,000 In Westchester

    Police in Scarsdale are investigating a case of identity theft that saw a village resident taken for nearly $10,000 on numerous allegedly stolen credit cards.An Aspen Road resident reported to police over the weekend that she had received a letter from the Macy’s department store, notifying her that approximately $1,200 worth of merchandise from the store had been purchased with a ...

  9. Westchester-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Westchester-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Westchester-based Fujifilm was forced to recall hundreds of thousands of products after customers got a little bit of shock value with their packages.Fujifilm, which has a headquarters in Valhalla, recalled more than 270,000 power adapter wall plugs that were packaged with several of the company’s point-and-shoot camera models due to the risk of electrical shock, according to the ...

  10. Hudson Valley Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    Hudson Valley Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    A Dutchess County fuel-oil dealer is once again in the crosshairs of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, this time for failing to deliver heating oil and services to customers that paid tens of thousands of dollars to the company in advance.Schneiderman announced that Champion Fuel and Service Corporation - which maintained an office in Wappingers Falls - and its owner, David DeSilva, ...

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