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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Seen Him? 23-Year-Old Westchester Man Has Been Missing Since Last Year

    Seen Him? 23-Year-Old Westchester Man Has Been Missing Since Last Year

    Officials in New York are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a schizophrenic man who has been missing in Westchester for nearly a year.The New York State Department of Public Safety issued an alert this week regarding Damien Louis, 23, who has been missing from Yonkers in August last year.According to officials, Louis’ hair may be styled in a mohawk and he was ...

  2. Missing Westchester Man Found

    Missing Westchester Man Found

    Updated report:The 87-year-old man who went missing in Yonkers Friday morning has been found and is safe, according to the New York State Department of Public Safety.Earl Whittaker was safely located in Manhattan late Monday afternoon.Original report:An 87-year-old man suffering from dementia has been reported missing in Westchester.Officials released an alert on Tuesday regarding Earl ...

  3. Teen Mistakes Gas Pedal For Brake, Drives Into Westchester Storefront

    Teen Mistakes Gas Pedal For Brake, Drives Into Westchester Storefront

    A teenage driver accidentally drove a Jeep into the storefront of a Westchester supermarket shortly before noon on Monday, May 21.Police were dispatched to DeCicco Family Markets in Scarsdale, when the motorist jumped the curb, causing minor damage to the building.Police said that the 17-year-old driver told officers that she pressed on the gas pedal thinking that she was applying the ...

  4. Know Him? This Dog Was Found In Vista

    Know Him? This Dog Was Found In Vista

    Recognize him?Police in Lewisboro are hopeful of reuniting a pit bull mix with its family after it was found on Ridgeland Road in the Vista area of town.The pit bull was taken into custody by officers, and anyone who knows the dog, or its owners, has been asked to contact the Lewisboro Town Clerk by calling (914) 763-3511. This information can be shared on social media by clicking below.

  5. Westchester Man Pleads Guilty To Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    Westchester Man Pleads Guilty To Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    A man has pleaded guilty to the first homicide in Scarsdale in nearly four decades.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Tuesday that Julius Reich, 63, has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, a violent felony, in the fatal stabbing of his wife, Robin Goldman, who was a pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.Shortly after 10 a.m. ...

  6. Airplane Banner At Westchester HS Baseball Game Calls For Coaches' Firings

    Airplane Banner At Westchester HS Baseball Game Calls For Coaches' Firings

    While all eyes should have been on the field during a Section 1 baseball playoff game in Westchester, many took to the sky on Monday, where someone commissioned a plane to fly a banner that made the rounds over the field calling for the firing of Briarcliff’s coaches.During Briarcliff High School’s quarterfinal playoff win over Irvington on Monday afternoon, a small plane was spotted ...

  7. Police: Mohegan Lake Man Faces Assault Charge After Punching Victim In Face

    Police: Mohegan Lake Man Faces Assault Charge After Punching Victim In Face

    A Mohegan Lake man surrendered himself into police custody over the weekend after allegedly assaulting someone and leaving them with bruises and facial lacerations, according to police in Yorktown.On Monday, officials from the Yorktown Police Department announced the arrest of 35-year-old Alexander Coghen, who allegedly assaulted his victim and is facing a misdemeanor charge of ...

  8. Tick Control Methods On Public Lands Expanding In Hudson Valley

    Tick Control Methods On Public Lands Expanding In Hudson Valley

    Health officials in New York are rolling out a new plan to control tick populations in the Hudson Valley as warmer temperatures arrive in the region.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week “an aggressive Lyme and tick-borne disease control plan to control tick populations on public lands, increase public awareness and access to available data, and create a working group to ...

  9. Bridge To Be Named For Slain Westchester Pro Baseball Prospect

    Bridge To Be Named For Slain Westchester Pro Baseball Prospect

    City officials in Yonkers are set to dedicate the Stockbridge Road in honor of Michael Nolan, a former city resident and Oakland Athletics baseball prospect who was shot and killed in the city in September 2015.There will be a ceremony at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, on the corner of Stockbridge Road and Middleboro Drive, dedicating the bridge to Nolan. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano will ...

  10. Former Westchester Football Standout Signs With Baltimore Ravens

    Former Westchester Football Standout Signs With Baltimore Ravens

    A former standout football standout from Westchester is taking his talents to the Baltimore Ravens.White Plains resident Da’Sean Downey, a former defensive end for the University of Massachusetts, has been picked up by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent following the NFL draft last month.Downey was named to the first-team Eastern College Athletic Conference squad after becoming a ...

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