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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. Mother Of Murdered Westchester 2-Year-Old Charged With Endangering Child

    Mother Of Murdered Westchester 2-Year-Old Charged With Endangering Child

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The mother of a 2-year-old boy that was allegedly murdered by his father in Yonkers on Christmas Eve has been indicted for endangering the welfare of a child.On Friday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scparino, Jr. announced that 22-year-old Yonkers resident Kenya Reed had been indicted on two misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a ...

  2. $3.5M State Grant Clears Way For Greenway Linking Westchester To Manhattan

    $3.5M State Grant Clears Way For Greenway Linking Westchester To Manhattan

    Yonkers has been awarded a near $3.5 million grant from the New York State Department of Transportation to construct a gateway connecting Westchester to Manhattan through a new link in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced Friday that the city has been awarded a $3.3 million Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant from the DOT to construct the ...

  3. Court Rules Against Westchester In Federal Affordable Housing Case

    Court Rules Against Westchester In Federal Affordable Housing Case

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A federal appeals panel has found that Westchester County has failed to comply with the fair housing requirement of its 2009 settlement.On Friday, an appeals panel unanimously voted that the county had failed to live up to its requirement to create fair and affordable housing in Westchester and was “engaging in total obstructionism.The latest failed appeal is ...

  4. Four Injured In Cement Truck Accident On Central Avenue

    Four Injured In Cement Truck Accident On Central Avenue

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists may see delays on Central Avenue after four construction workers were hospitalized in Yonkers after an incident with a cement pumper while working on a bridge surface.Shortly after 12:15 p.m., members of the Yonkers Police Emergency Service Unit and 2nd Precinct were dispatched to Central Park Avenue north, near the Midland Avenue overpass, where ...

  5. Westchester Man Faces Life In Prison For Fatal Park Shooting

    Westchester Man Faces Life In Prison For Fatal Park Shooting

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Westchester County man is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a man in Doyle Park when an attempted armed robbery went awry last year.On Thursday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced that 27-year-old Yonkers resident Robert Daniels has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his role in a May ...

  6. Rye MS Principal Latest Educator To Warn About Netflix Teen Suicide Series

    Rye MS Principal Latest Educator To Warn About Netflix Teen Suicide Series

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A second Westchester County educator has reached out to parents with a safety message regarding the popular Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why.”Earlier this week, Bedford Central School District Superintendent Christopher Manno sent a letter home to families regarding the show, which is based on a young adult novel of the same name by author Jay Asher that contains ...

  7. Larchmont Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru Plan Draws Pro/Con Reaction

    Larchmont Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru Plan Draws Pro/Con Reaction

    LARCHMONT, N.Y. - An oft-discussed plan for a drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts in Larchmont continues to draw both positive and negative reaction in the community.Developers have been eager to construct the coffee shop, complete with a drive-thru, at the site of the old Bank of America building on Palmer Avenue, though it has hit several snags along the way.Citing concerns of traffic, ...

  8. Former Westchester Cop Makes Court Appearance For Quadruple Homicide

    Former Westchester Cop Makes Court Appearance For Quadruple Homicide

    Nicholas Tartaglione, the former Briarcliff Manor police officer turned alleged drug conspirator made a brief appearance in court in White Plains on Wednesday, where he stands charged with quadruple homicide.Tartaglione appeared before U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas, though the case was pushed back to June as the court waits for forensic and ballistics reports, according to a lohud ...

  9. Police Pursue Suspects In Armed Robbery At Thornwood Verizon Store

    Police Pursue Suspects In Armed Robbery At Thornwood Verizon Store

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. - The Mount Pleasant Central School District employed its lockout procedure on Wednesday morning as police investigate reports of an armed robbery at a Verizon store in Thornwood.According to officials, at approximately 10:45 a.m., two masked men held up a Verizon store in the Rose Hill Shopping Center, prompting a precautionary lockout at nearby schools.Police said ...

  10. Funeral Services Announced For Former Mamaroneck HS Soccer Player, 19

    Funeral Services Announced For Former Mamaroneck HS Soccer Player, 19

    Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for the 19-year-old Westchester resident and college soccer player who died from injuries stemming from a crash on Interstate 88 last weekend.Douglas Alvarez of Mamaroneck, a freshman defenseman on the SUNY  Cobleskill men's soccer team, died as a result of injuries in the Interstate 88 crash, which occurred around 4 a.m. in the town of Maryland ...

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