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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. TV Director From Northern Westchester Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    TV Director From Northern Westchester Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    A former television director has been sentenced to five years of sex offender probation and will register as a sex offender after pleading guilty earlier this year to spying on his teenage nanny using a camera in his Westchester home.Daniel Switzen, who worked at CNBC and has a home in Pleasantville, was facing a term of between one and a half years to four years in state prison after ...

  2. Woman Accused Of Drug Dealing Caught With 104 Grams Of Cocaine In Westchester

    Woman Accused Of Drug Dealing Caught With 104 Grams Of Cocaine In Westchester

    A 36year-old alleged drug dealer is behind bars after being busted with more than 100 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop on I-87.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in Westchester shortly after 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 in Ardsley, when a driver committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During that traffic stop, police said that the interview ...

  3. Stolen Headphones, Alleged $1,200 Theft, Top Mount Kisco Police Blotter

    Stolen Headphones, Alleged $1,200 Theft, Top Mount Kisco Police Blotter

    A 27-year-old suspect was busted by Westchester County Police officers after allegedly stealing headphones and attempting to flee the area.Staff members at the Rite Aid on South Moger Avenue in Mount Kisco reported a shoplifting incident shortly before 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. Officers were instructed that a suspect from  Thornwood had taken the headphones, valued at $34.95 and ...

  4. Driver Being Booked For DWI Throws Up Outside Window During Westchester Stop, Police Say

    Driver Being Booked For DWI Throws Up Outside Window During Westchester Stop, Police Say

    A motorist from Connecticut who was allegedly drinking and driving in Westchester over the weekend is facing a DWI charge after he threw up outside his car window during a traffic stop in Scarsdale, police said.While on patrol on Post Road shortly after midnight on Sunday morning, an officer spotted a car speeding through the village with no headlights, swerving repeatedly over the ...

  5. TV Director From Northern Westchester To Be Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    TV Director From Northern Westchester To Be Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    A former television director is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier this year to spying on his teenage nanny using a camera in his Westchester home.Daniel Switzen, who worked at CNBC and has a home in Pleasantville, will face a term of between one and a half years to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to a felony count of second-degree ...

  6. Stretch Of Hutchinson River Parkway To Be Closed Over Three Days

    Stretch Of Hutchinson River Parkway To Be Closed Over Three Days

    A stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway will be closed for several days as contracting crews continue an ongoing bridge replacement project in Westchester.Motorists have been issued an alert by the New York State Department of Transportation cautioning that as part of the bridge replacement project, the parkway will be closed between exit 6 (I-95) and exit 15 (Cross County Parkway) in ...

  7. Monthslong Exit Ramp Closure Announced For Bronx River Parkway

    Monthslong Exit Ramp Closure Announced For Bronx River Parkway

    A busy Bronx River Parkway exit will be closed for several months in Westchester as contracting crews prepare to ramp up a bridge repair project near Tuckahoe.The Tuckahoe Police Department issued an alert to area residents cautioning that beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Elm Street northbound exit ramp will be closed and will not reopen until Dec. 24 as work begins to repair the ...

  8. Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    With the official arrival of fall, officials are warning area residents to begin preparations for flu season, which is fast approaching.Flu season kicks off in earnest in October each year, though patients can still be susceptible to certain strains in September, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said that reported cases tend to increase in November ...

  9. Man Wanted For Promoting Prostitution In Hudson Valley

    Man Wanted For Promoting Prostitution In Hudson Valley

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man who was charged with promoting prostitution and failed to appear in court to answer the charges.An alert was issued on Friday by the Ramapo Police Department regarding Hervin Leal-Martinez, who was among six people arrested as part of a bust in Spring Valley in June.Leal-Martinez, 27, ...

  10. Emergency Closing Ordered At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    Emergency Closing Ordered At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    After being forced to immediately cancel classes on Monday afternoon due to positive testing for mold in sections of a Westchester school, district officials announced the school will remain closed temporarily.An emergency closing of the K-8 school, Paideia School 15 in Yonkers, was ordered when ceiling tiles in the building tested positive for mold. Officials said that “out of an ...

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