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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. Be On Lookout For New Amazon Scam

    Be On Lookout For New Amazon Scam

    There’s a new scam - this time involving Amazon - making the rounds in the area.A local resident received a call, allegedly from Amazon customer support, soliciting a response in regards to a purchase that was never made on the website.“Hi this is Alice from Amazon customer support,” the robocall stated. “This call is to notify you regarding your purchase on Amazon. You have been ...

  2. Ford Recalls 550K Cars Over Rollaway Concerns

    Ford Recalls 550K Cars Over Rollaway Concerns

    Ford has announced a massive recall that will impact more than 500,000 vehicle owners in America who may be driving a car that could potentially roll away while placed in "Park." Two safety recalls were announced by the company this week to replace shifter cable bushings for an estimated 550,000 Ford Fusion and Ford Escape models produced between 2013 and 2016.According to ...

  3. Former NY State Senate Majority Leader, Son Convicted Of Bribery, Extortion

    Former NY State Senate Majority Leader, Son Convicted Of Bribery, Extortion

    Guilty, again.Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, have been convicted on corruption charges in federal court.The two had previously been found guilty of the same offenses by a jury in December 2015, but their convictions were overturned by a U.S. Court of Appeals."United States Attorney Robert Khuzami announced Tuesday, July 17 that ...

  4. Man Posing As DOJ Attorney Used Fake ID To Steal BMWs In Westchester, DA Says

    Man Posing As DOJ Attorney Used Fake ID To Steal BMWs In Westchester, DA Says

    A man allegedly posed as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice used a stolen identity to finance the purchase of two BMWs at a Westchester auto dealership.Bronx resident Anthony Williams, 29, is facing up to 30 years in prison after being charged in a 19-count indictment for his role in stealing a pair of luxury cars from the Ray Catena BMW dealership on Tarrytown ...

  5. Former Teller Convicted Of Participating In Violent Westchester Bank Robbery

    Former Teller Convicted Of Participating In Violent Westchester Bank Robbery

    A former bank teller in Westchester is facing decades in prison for her participation in an armed robbery that netted more than $300,000 - and a vacation to Aruba.Virginia Blanco was found guilty on Tuesday on every count for her with participating in the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Yonkers in October 2013 that included multiple rounds being fired during the ...

  6. Three Northern Westchester Residents Nabbed For DWI In Weekend Stops

    Three Northern Westchester Residents Nabbed For DWI In Weekend Stops

    With local and state police agencies cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among nearly two dozen in the area who found themselves on the wrong side of the law over the weekend.As part of the STOP-DWI crackdown, State Police troopers busted several motorists for driving while intoxicated as they attempt to stop motorists from drinking and ...

  7. Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Westchester

    Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Westchester

    Nearly 2,000 Westchester County residents have found themselves in the dark on Tuesday afternoon as severe storms move through the area.Con Edison is reporting 57 outages, which are impacting 1,678 of their Westchester County customers. Nearly 200 NYSEG customers in Northern Westchester are also reporting outages.New Rochelle was among the areas hit the hardest, with 1,161 Con Ed ...

  8. Westchester Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge For Daytime Shooting

    Westchester Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge For Daytime Shooting

    A man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly opening fire on a man in broad daylight in Westchester.Yonkers resident Anthony Villa, 24, was arraigned on a five-count indictment on Monday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., announced, including attempted murder and weapons charges.The indictment alleges that at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, ...

  9. ID Released Of Man Found Dead Along Shoulder Of Busy Westchester Road

    ID Released Of Man Found Dead Along Shoulder Of Busy Westchester Road

    Police have identified the man who was found fatally shot in the shoulder of a busy Westchester road on Monday morning.The Yonkers Police Department received a report at approximately 8:20 a.m. on July 16, of a dead body that was found alongside the shoulder of the eastbound lanes of Tuckahoe Road with multiple gunshot wounds near the I-87 overpass.The body was found by a passerby, who ...

  10. Man To Be Sentenced For Attempted Murder In Westchester

    Man To Be Sentenced For Attempted Murder In Westchester

    A 22-year-old man already facing life in prison for his role in a 12-hour crime spree last year in Westchester is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to attempted murder following shooting incidents in Mount Vernon and Yonkers.Mount Vernon resident Allen Copeland pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, both violent ...

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