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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. Westchester Officials Form 'School Safety Commission' For Students, Teachers

    Westchester Officials Form 'School Safety Commission' For Students, Teachers

    With the new school year just weeks away, elected officials in Westchester have formed a new “School Safety Commission,” which will be tasked with “facilitating and implementing best practices to keep students, faculty and staff safe while in (area) schools.”Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., and County Executive George Latimer announced the creation of the ...

  2. Armonk Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    Armonk Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    A Westchester man was busted for allegedly drinking and driving in Fairfield County, leading to a crash in Greenwich.Investigators from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Sheep Hill Road and Old Orchard Road, where there was a report of the crash in the area.Police said that upon arrival at the crash scene, they “detected the strong, distinct order ...

  3. SPCA Of Westchester To Host 'Clear The Shelter' Adoption Event

    SPCA Of Westchester To Host 'Clear The Shelter' Adoption Event

    The SPCA of Westchester is teaming with NBC to help find “forever homes” for some animals in need of a good owner.The annual Clear the Shelter Adoption Event has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, where there will be adoption fees waived or reduced during the special one-day event. It’s being hosted at the SPCA of Westchester’s care campus, located at 590 North ...

  4. Man Caught Using Fake License To Try To Steal $7K From Northern Westchester Bank, Police Say

    Man Caught Using Fake License To Try To Steal $7K From Northern Westchester Bank, Police Say

    A man already in custody at the Putnam County Jail is facing new charges after allegedly attempting to steal thousands of dollars from Key Bank in Northern Westchester.A Yorktown Police detective was dispatched to Key Bank in the Jefferson Valley Mall on May 2, to investigate an attempted larceny. Police said that the investigation determined that on April 28, Bronx resident Victor ...

  5. Westchester Man Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Wife

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Wife

    The 63-year-old man who admitted to killing his wife in their Scarsdale home more than two years ago, was sentenced Wednesday morning to 20 years in prison.In May, Julius "Jules" Reich 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.It was the first ...

  6. Five Teenagers Nabbed In Thefts Of Cars In Westchester

    Five Teenagers Nabbed In Thefts Of Cars In Westchester

    Five teenage residents of a residential treatment center in Westchester are behind bars after allegedly stealing two cars.Police in Dobbs Ferry received a report at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12 of two cars that had been stolen from a Hatch Terrace residence. With an assist from Chevrolet On-Star and BMW customer service, detectives were quickly able to locate both ...

  7. Children Get Locked In Car At Pool In Northern Westchester

    Children Get Locked In Car At Pool In Northern Westchester

    A local father received a scare after his kids accidentally got locked in the car when they were trying to beat the recent heat at the North Castle Town Pool.The North Castle Police Department received a report shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, where a man reported that his children had found themselves locked inside a black Ford Escape in the parking lot of the pool.Officers ...

  8. Westchester Bloods Gang Member Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Shootings

    Westchester Bloods Gang Member Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Shootings

    A gang member in Westchester is facing a host of charges for allegedly ordering the shooting of two people outside a Mount Vernon bar, leaving them with “lifelong medical difficulties.”Jason Garcia - also known as “G-shine” and “Mecca-J” - an alleged high-ranking member of the Bloods Gang, was arraigned on a five-count indictment on Tuesday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony ...

  9. Westchester Pair Stopped For Multiple Violations Nabbed With Cocaine, Pot, Police Say

    Westchester Pair Stopped For Multiple Violations Nabbed With Cocaine, Pot, Police Say

    A traffic stop on I-87 in the Hudson Valley led to drug charges for two Westchester men who were busted with cocaine and marijuana over the weekend.New York State Police troopers stopped Mount Vernon resident Andre Dasilva, 21, on I-87 in Newburgh shortly after 10:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, after he was spotted committing “multiple vehicle and traffic violations.” During the stop, ...

  10. Central Avenue Gas Station Robbery Suspect To Be Sentenced

    Central Avenue Gas Station Robbery Suspect To Be Sentenced

    A man who terrorized a gas station during several armed robberies over the span of more than four months is due to be sentenced after being found guilty by a jury following a trial in Westchester County Court earlier this year.In June, Bronx resident Gregory Harris, 41, was found guilty of multiple counts of robbery related to four incidents at the same Central Park Avenue gas station ...

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