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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Westchester County Police Come To Aid Of Motorist Overcome By Fumes

    Westchester County Police Come To Aid Of Motorist Overcome By Fumes

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A motorist traveling on the Cross County Parkway in Eastchester required intervention from Westchester County Police after becoming overcome with fumes from laboratory chemicals he was “unsafely transporting” in the trunk of his car.Multiple patrol officers and members of the Westchester County Police Hazardous Devices Units were dispatched to the eastbound ...

  2. Coast Guard Kills Plan To Park Barges Along Hudson River

    Coast Guard Kills Plan To Park Barges Along Hudson River

    After more than a year, the Coast Guard has agreed to kill a proposal that would have seen barge anchor berths placed along the Hudson River.According to Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, on Tuesday, “after more than a year of tireless efforts to defeat a plan for additional anchorages,” the Coast Guard agreed to pull the deal off the table, announcing they would “suspend future ...

  3. Westchester Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Fatal Midday Stabbing

    Westchester Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Fatal Midday Stabbing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester man has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison after pleading guilty to a violent felony following a fatal midday stabbing last year.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced that 37-year-old Joseph Graham of Yonkers was sentenced after pleading guilty to individual counts of first-degree manslaughter and criminal ...

  4. Police Investigate Man Following, Attempting To Talk To Minor In Bronxville

    Police Investigate Man Following, Attempting To Talk To Minor In Bronxville

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Bronxville responded to a strange scene recently when a man from Mount Vernon followed a minor on a bike.At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, officers were dispatched in Bronxville, where there were reports of a man who was following a juvenile girl who was walking in the area, attempting to talk to her, police said.Using village ...

  5. Westchester Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $250K From Employer

    Westchester Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $250K From Employer

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A longtime employee at a Pleasantville company has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Prospero Equipment Corp. over the span of more than a decade.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday that 46-year-old Ossining resident Erika Flores has pleaded guilty in court to a felony count of grand ...

  6. Route 119 Lane Closures Under Way

    Route 119 Lane Closures Under Way

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists planning to travel on Route 119 in Westchester this week can expect delays as crews complete maintenance activity in the area.Work began Tuesday and extends through Thursday, June 29, motorists can expect delays as there are various single lane closures on both sides of the roadway scheduled between Taxter Road and Route 124 (Aqueduct Road / Old ...

  7. Summer Storm Warning, Harrison: Go Indoors When Lightning Roars

    Summer Storm Warning, Harrison: Go Indoors When Lightning Roars

    With the summer solstice upon us, Hudson Valley residents are being urged to be aware of an uptick in lightning strikes recently.There has been an increase in lightning lately, with New York State leading the country in lightning strike deaths, according to reports.From 2006 to 2016 more than 350 people were fatally struck by lightning in the United States, two-thirds of whom were ...

  8. Lyft, Uber Get 'Thumbs Up' In Westchester With Unique Fingerprint Program

    Lyft, Uber Get 'Thumbs Up' In Westchester With Unique Fingerprint Program

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Ride sharing is coming to Westchester County, albeit, in a unique way.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced on Tuesday that ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft were coming to the area, while managing to increase rider safety by creating a pool of fingerprinted drivers that can be hired by said companies.According to Astorino, new state ...

  9. Police Track Down Two Alleged Masked Home Invaders In Westchester

    Police Track Down Two Alleged Masked Home Invaders In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Two men have been arrested in connection to an April robbery in Scarsdale, when they allegedly wore masks and rummaged through a Berwick Road home before being confronted by the homeowners.Shortly after 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, a Berwick Road resident reported to police that two masked men were in her home, prompting an intervention from first ...

  10. Traffic Alert Issued For Port Chester

    Traffic Alert Issued For Port Chester

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - Motorists planning on traveling on Westchester Avenue in Port Chester during the next several weeks can expect to see delays as Con Edison completes maintenance on a gas line replacement.Beginning on Monday, between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m., one lane will be closed on Westchester Avenue, from Poningo Street to the area of East Broadway in Port Chester while work ...

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