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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. Evidence Withheld In Case Of Ex-Cuomo Aide From South Salem, Says Lawyer

    Evidence Withheld In Case Of Ex-Cuomo Aide From South Salem, Says Lawyer

    Federal prosecutors are withholding “crucial” evidence” in the case against northern Westchester resident Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is facing federal corruption charges, according to reports.Percoco is facing federal charges after allegedly threatening at least four New York State employees on multiple occasions while working on the governor’s campaign. ...

  2. Politician's Nephew Dies After Westchester Shoplifting Incident

    Politician's Nephew Dies After Westchester Shoplifting Incident

    A family member of a prominent Yonkers city official died after allegedly being involved in a shoplifting incident at a Westchester Best Buy.Police confirmed that Jonathan Maldonado, 21 - Yonkers City Council president-elect Mike Khader’s nephew - died on Wednesday after being tasered by police in Greenburgh following a struggle with officers. He was accused of stealing from Best Buy on ...

  3. Nine From Westchester Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Ride-Sharing Scheme

    Nine From Westchester Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Ride-Sharing Scheme

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - More than a dozen people, including nine from Westchester, are facing federal charges after allegedly being involved in a scheme that defrauded ride-sharing drivers out of millions of dollars.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced this week that 13 people - including nine from Westchester - have been charged ...

  4. Man Busted Stealing $1,800 Package Posing As FedEx Employee In Westchester

    Man Busted Stealing $1,800 Package Posing As FedEx Employee In Westchester

    A 25-year-old is facing multiple charges after posing as a FedEx employee and getting caught in the act attempting to steal a package worth nearly $2,000 in Westchester.Bronxville Police officers confronted Bronx resident Andrew Wright at the door of a Hamilton Avenue home on Nov. 15 as he was posing as a FedEx employee, dressed in a FedEx hat and jacket, police said.Wright was ...

  5. North Salem Therapist Convicted Of Abusing Teen Patients Reports Move

    North Salem Therapist Convicted Of Abusing Teen Patients Reports Move

    The North Salem counselor who pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching two teenage patients in his Bronxville office in 2014 has reported a move into Yonkers.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Westchester residents regarding 61-year-old Mark Bernardini, a former therapist, who reported a move from Valhalla to a residence on Hudson Street in ...

  6. Westchester's DMX Facing Prison Time Following Tax Evasion Guilty Plea

    Westchester's DMX Facing Prison Time Following Tax Evasion Guilty Plea

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester native Earl Simmons - more commonly known as DMX - is facing prison time after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges.The 46-year-old Simmons had been confined to his Westchester home after being accused of cheating the government out of $1.7 million in the tax evasion case when he was charged in a 14-count indictment. He pleaded guilty to one ...

  7. Westchester Man Gets Life For Strangling Neighbor To Death Over Dispute

    Westchester Man Gets Life For Strangling Neighbor To Death Over Dispute

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester man is heading to prison after pleading guilty to strangling his neighbor to death last year over an ongoing dispute.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Thursday that Karmel Mills of Yonkers has been sentenced to a term of between 17 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to strangling his neighbor, ...

  8. College Of New Rochelle Faces Third Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    College Of New Rochelle Faces Third Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - A third lawsuit has been brought against the College of New Rochelle from a former employee claiming wrongful termination.A lawsuit was filed in state Supreme Court last week by Kayla Brown, according to a lohud report, making it the third suit the college is battling from jilted employees who saw their positions terminated as the school cut costs to keep its doors ...

  9. Westchester Woman Appointed To A Top Position In NHL League Office

    Westchester Woman Appointed To A Top Position In NHL League Office

    A Westchester native has worked her way up to the top and has earned a prestigious position inside the National Hockey League's front office.Kim Davis, who calls New Rochelle home, has been named the NHL’s Executive Vice President of Social Impact, Growth Initiatives of Legislative Affairs, where she will report directly to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the league’s owners.Davis ...

  10. Westchester Woman Pleads Guilty To DWI Crash That Killed College Student

    Westchester Woman Pleads Guilty To DWI Crash That Killed College Student

    A 25-year-old Westchester woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter for driving drunk and killing a 21-year-old Manhattanville College student last year.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday that Emma Fox of Rye has pleaded guilty to a felony count of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated for her role in the death of ...

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