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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. Jeanine Pirro Literally Searching For Hillary In Chappaqua Woods

    Jeanine Pirro Literally Searching For Hillary In Chappaqua Woods

    Although she’s not out of the woods after being busted driving 119 mph last year, former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro is heading into the woods, this time looking for Chappaqua’s Hilary Clinton.“So here I am in front of the woods in Chappaqua looking for Hillary,” Pirro, now a Fox News host, posted in a teaser video on Twitter Friday night. “Do you think I’ll find ...

  2. Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers Hospitalized As Flu Outbreak Spreads

    Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers Hospitalized As Flu Outbreak Spreads

    Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers - including hundreds in the Hudson Valley - have been hospitalized the last week following a swift increase in flu cases that were reported, according to health officials.Officials said that 1,606 New Yorkers were among those hospitalized this week with lab-confirmed flu cases, marking the highest weekly number in more than a decade, prompting health officials ...

  3. Man Caught With Illegal, Loaded Handgun In I-84 Stop

    Man Caught With Illegal, Loaded Handgun In I-84 Stop

    A traffic stop on I-84 in Dutchess County led to weapons charges for a man in possession of an illegal handgun.State Police troopers from the Wappinger barrack stopped Bronx resident Brandon Burgess at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday morning in Fishkill after he committed a violation of vehicle and traffic law.During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers said that Burgess was found to ...

  4. Westchester County Jail Female Officer Hospitalized After Assault By Inmate

    Westchester County Jail Female Officer Hospitalized After Assault By Inmate

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A female correction officer at the Westchester County Jail was hospitalized after being assaulted by an inmate, according to multiple sources.While working on her assigned post, Westchester Correction Association President Brooke Jones said that a female officer was punched in the mouth by an inmate on Wednesday, Jan. 17, causing her to fall backward and ...

  5. Passenger Caught With Cocaine, 33 Grams Of Pot In Westchester Stop

    Passenger Caught With Cocaine, 33 Grams Of Pot In Westchester Stop

    A motor-vehicle stop led to drug charges for a Rockland County woman was busted by state police on I-87 in Yonkers while in possession of cocaine and marijuana over the weekend.Shortly after 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, state police troopers stopped Tomkins Cove resident Tanisha Jacobs, 41, on the interstate for an equipment violation. During the subsequent stop, troopers were given ...

  6. TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    It’s a new year, but the sentiment is the same when it comes to Hudson Valley residents’ opinions regarding the naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.Ever since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name for the new Tappan Zee span, the vocal outcry against the name has been heard loudly and often, including the change.org ...

  7. Valhalla-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Valhalla-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Westchester-based Fujifilm was forced to recall hundreds of thousands of products after customers got a little bit of shock value with their packages.Fujifilm, which has a headquarters in Valhalla, recalled more than 270,000 power adapter wall plugs that were packaged with several of the company’s point-and-shoot camera models due to the risk of electrical shock, according to the ...

  8. Lane Closures Scheduled During Taconic Parkway Work In Mount Pleasant

    Lane Closures Scheduled During Taconic Parkway Work In Mount Pleasant

    Lane closures have been scheduled on the Taconic State Parkway in Westchester County as contracting crews continue work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that there will be lane closures over the weekend for the double north and south sides of the Taconic State Parkway between the Sprain Brook Parkway and Route 117 in the town of Mount Pleasant from 8 ...

  9. Lane Closures Scheduled For New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane Closures Scheduled For New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane closures have been scheduled near the new Tappan Zee Bridge as contracting crews continue work overnight.Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to re-stripe the westbound lanes near the new bridge beginning on Friday night, Jan. 19 requiring lane closures on I-87 and I-287.One left lane is scheduled to be closed at 8 p.m. on Friday night, with an additional lane closed each ...

  10. Metro-North Adds Trains In Advance Of Women's March

    Metro-North Adds Trains In Advance Of Women's March

    With increased ridership expected for Saturday’s Women’s March in Manhattan, Metro-North will be adding trains to accommodate marchers.Metro-North will run four extra trains on Saturday, with two extra morning trains on the Hudson Line and New Haven Line. A Metro-North spokesperson said that the organization will “operate additional service int he afternoon on an as-needed basis.” ...

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