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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. Report: Westchester Teacher Suing District Faces 40 Disciplinary Charges

    Report: Westchester Teacher Suing District Faces 40 Disciplinary Charges

    The Mount Vernon math teacher who is suing the school district for alleged discrimination has had dozens of disciplinary charges filed against him, according to a lohud report.Hilary Bailey, 61, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the district and Benjamin Turner Middle School Principal Jonathan Brown, claiming that he was unfairly treated due to his age and a medical ...

  2. Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    A man convicted of a pair of violent armed robberies in the Hudson Valley has been sentenced to nearly four decades in prison after being found guilty by a jury.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, announced that Lawrence Brown, 46, has been sentenced to 39 years in state prison after committing two armed robberies using a handgun and binding his ...

  3. Westchester Brewery Takes Its Talents, Flavors To The Midwest

    Westchester Brewery Takes Its Talents, Flavors To The Midwest

    A popular Westchester beer brewery is taking its show on the road.Broken Bow Brewery in Tuckahoe announced a new collaboration with NoCoast Beer Company in Oskaloosa, Iowa, which will bring the popular Westchester County beer to the Midwest.Through the agreement, NoCoast will brew various Broken Bow craft flavors that will then be distributed by Mahaska Distributors in Iowa to several ...

  4. Hudson Valley Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    Hudson Valley Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    A Dutchess County fuel-oil dealer is once again in the crosshairs of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, this time for failing to deliver heating oil and services to customers that paid tens of thousands of dollars to the company in advance.Schneiderman announced that Champion Fuel and Service Corporation - which maintained an office in Wappingers Falls - and its owner, David DeSilva, ...

  5. Officials Ground Airline That Crashed, Killing Popular Westchester Family

    Officials Ground Airline That Crashed, Killing Popular Westchester Family

    The Costa Rican charter company that operated the plane that killed a popular Scarsdale family in Costa Rica on New Year’s Eve has had its services suspended by aviation officials in South America.Nature Air has been grounded, with its operations suspended until further notice by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation in Costa Rica, following the holiday crash that took the lives of ...

  6. Second New Rochelle HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    Second New Rochelle HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    A week after a New Rochelle High School junior was fatally stabbed during a fight, a second student suffered a lacerated hand during an altercation on Wednesday, police said.Officers from the New Rochelle Police Department were dispatched to Gemelli Pizzeria shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, following reports of a fight involving several students from the high school.Upon ...

  7. New Rochelle Schools Cooperate With Investigation Of Fatal Student Stabbing

    New Rochelle Schools Cooperate With Investigation Of Fatal Student Stabbing

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The New Rochelle School District is cooperating with the local police department as the investigation into the fatal stabbing of a student last week continues.Last week, Z’inah Brown, 16, of Yonkers surrendered herself into the custody of the New Rochelle Police Department, where she was booked for second-degree murder for allegedly fatally stabbing Valaree Schwab ...

  8. Mother Of Slain Westchester Teen Basketball Star Loses Home To Fire

    Mother Of Slain Westchester Teen Basketball Star Loses Home To Fire

    Barely more than a year removed from the fatal shooting of Shamoya McKenzie, her family suffered another devastating loss.A weekend fire at a multi-family home on Vernon Avenue left 12 Mount Vernon residents displaced, including Nadine McKenzie, the mother of Shamoya, who was shot and killed on New Year’s Eve last year in broad daylight.Officials said that the fire broke out around 4 ...

  9. Shooters Of Police Officer In Westchester To Be Arraigned

    Shooters Of Police Officer In Westchester To Be Arraigned

    Two men from New Rochelle have been indicted on attempted murder charges for their roles in the shooting of a Yonkers police officer last September.Jerry Reyes, 22, and Frank Valencia, 18, have been indicted on charges that include criminal possession of a weapon, attempted aggravated murder and assault for their roles in the shooting of Police Officer Kayla Maher last year. The pair is ...

  10. Westchester Mayor, Local Clergy, To Say 'No More!' To Trump

    Westchester Mayor, Local Clergy, To Say 'No More!' To Trump

    Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and the city’s clergy are calling on the community to say “no more” to President Donald Trump’s “hateful remarks,” with a petition that they plan to deliver to the White House.Thomas and members of the clergy “from all walks of faith will unite to say ‘No More!’” and call on Trump to apologize for recent remarks with a change.org petition that will kick ...

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