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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. Thousands Without Power As Storm Slams Westchester

    Thousands Without Power As Storm Slams Westchester

    This story has been updated.Thousands are without power in Westchester and Putnam as a line of severe storms battered the area with heavy downpours, damaging winds and hail just as the evening commute began on Tuesday.As of 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, NYSEG reported  22,081 outages among its 32,806 customers in the areas it serves in Northern Westchester.In Putnam,  27,705 of 38,310 ...

  2. DOT 'Ready To Respond' To Severe Storms Headed To Hudson Valley

    DOT 'Ready To Respond' To Severe Storms Headed To Hudson Valley

    Click here for an updated story: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect For AreaThe New York State Department of Transportation is ready for the latest round of wild weather expected to hit the Hudson Valley on Tuesday.Severe thunderstorms and whipping winds are expected to strike the area during the evening commute, with gusts up to 65 mph expected, hail and potential tornado possibly ...

  3. Former Official In Westchester Gets Probation For Child Porn Charges

    Former Official In Westchester Gets Probation For Child Porn Charges

    A former Pelham Board of Trustee member who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges has been sentenced to 10 years probation.Former Trustee Christopher Reim was sentenced in Westchester County Court on Tuesday morning after pleading guilty to promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child earlier this year.Reim was ...

  4. Fugitive Teen In Westchester HS Stabbing Caught In Alabama

    Fugitive Teen In Westchester HS Stabbing Caught In Alabama

    Following a four-month manhunt, FBI investigators have tracked down a 15-year-old suspect in Alabama allegedly involved in a stabbing in New Rochelle in January.At approximately 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 18, the New Rochelle Police Department received a call from security guards at the high school reporting that a stabbing had occurred at the school, and the suspect was seen on video fleeing ...

  5. Demolition Of Grandstands At Westchester Icon Memorial Field Begins

    Demolition Of Grandstands At Westchester Icon Memorial Field Begins

    After years of discussion, debate and discourse, efforts to restore the once vibrant Memorial Field in Mount Vernon have begun in earnest.Earlier this year, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas announced a “two-prong” approach to reopen the once vibrant recreation hub that has laid in ruins for the better part of a decade.On Monday, the first shoe dropped, as demolition of the ...

  6. Westchester Man Busted Driving With BAC More Than Double Legal Limit

    Westchester Man Busted Driving With BAC More Than Double Legal Limit

    A 21-year-old man from Westchester is facing charges after being busted driving with a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit over the weekend.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department on patrol on Mamaroneck Road stopped White Plains resident Darwin Maldonado Jerez after he made a series of vehicle and traffic violations at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Saturday ...

  7. New Black Bear Sighting Reported In Woods Near I-684

    New Black Bear Sighting Reported In Woods Near I-684

    There’s been another black bear sighting in the Westchester, this time in Armonk.A Maryland Avenue homeowner reported to police at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday night that there was a black bear roaming the streets near before making its way back into the woods just east of I-684 without incident.Last week, police in East Fishkill issued an alert when a black bear was spotted rummaging ...

  8. Alert Issued For Slow-Moving Convoys Traveling To Hudson Valley

    Alert Issued For Slow-Moving Convoys Traveling To Hudson Valley

    Slow-moving, oversized convoys are heading to the Hudson Valley.The New York State Department of Transportation announced on Monday that overnight transport of oversize loads from the Capital Region to the Hudson Valley is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 15. The transport of the oversized loads is scheduled to begin in the Port of Rensselaer in Rensselaer and will proceed along a ...

  9. Extensive Resurfacing Project Planned In Scarsdale

    Extensive Resurfacing Project Planned In Scarsdale

    There will be limited parking and overnight road closures in Scarsdale for several days as contracting crews begin preparing for a repaving project on some of the village’s busiest roadways.Scarsdale resurfacing contractor, PCI Industries announced that it is scheduled to begin resurfacing work on Depot Place, Garth Road and Freightway, including the alleyway adjacent to the parking ...

  10. Harrison Woman Charged After Altercation With Greenwich Store Owner

    Harrison Woman Charged After Altercation With Greenwich Store Owner

    A Westchester woman is facing charges after allegedly getting physical with a Greenwich store owner who attempted to record her during an altercation.Several units from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to Barks & Bubbles pet groomer on Pemberwick Road shortly before 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, where there was a reported fight in progress between the store owner and ...

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