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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Northern Westchester Man Nabbed For DWI In Putnam County

    Northern Westchester Man Nabbed For DWI In Putnam County

    The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has been busy of late, busting a pair of motorists who were allegedly operating their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol.Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley, Jr. announced the arrests of 40-year-old Danbury resident Karla Gomes and 33-year-old Shrub Oak resident Peter Cancro, who were busted for driving under the influence by the ...

  2. I-84 Bridge Replacements Start

    I-84 Bridge Replacements Start

    New York State Department of Transportation crews are set to begin work in earnest on a multi-million dollar bridge replacement project on I-84 in Dutchess County.New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul Karas announced on Wednesday that construction has kicked off on a $15.8 million project to remove and replace the eastbound and westbound bridges carrying ...

  3. Man Sentenced For Burglarizing Area Home, Fleeing To Russia

    Man Sentenced For Burglarizing Area Home, Fleeing To Russia

    A Fairfield County man who fled the country to Russia in an attempt to avoid a burglary charge dating back to an incident in Putnam County in 2014 has been sentenced.Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced on Wednesday that Sandy Hook resident Anthony Magliocco, 29, has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison after being convicted of first-degree burglary and an ...

  4. Police To Crack Down On Drivers Who Pass Stopped School Buses

    Police To Crack Down On Drivers Who Pass Stopped School Buses

    State and local police will be cracking down on motorists that pass stopped school bus during “Operation Safe Stop.” The special enforcement detail - the 15th annual - will be focused on deterring motorists from passing the buses and is designed to educate the public about the dangers of passing buses when they are dismissing students and their lights are flashing.“Passing a stopped ...

  5. Three Injured As Fire Destroys Westchester Restaurant

    Three Injured As Fire Destroys Westchester Restaurant

    Three firefighters suffered injuries battling a blaze inside a popular Mount Vernon eatery that left the building razed and burned.Firefighters were dispatched to the Lincoln Barbecue on East Lincoln Avenue at approximately 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning after receiving reports of a fire inside the kitchen of the restaurant.It took firefighters several hours to knock down the flames, as ...

  6. Westchester Worker Gets $2M After Suit For Discrimination

    Westchester Worker Gets $2M After Suit For Discrimination

    Just weeks after a Yonkers sugar refinery worker won a $13.4 million lawsuit against American Sugar Refining - the maker of Domino’s Sugar - a second employee has won a lawsuit claiming workplace discrimination.A jury in the Southern District of New York awarded a $2.35 million settlement to Claude Lewis, a former employee at the company’s Yonkers factory for nearly three decades. The ...

  7. Mount Kisco Man, 63, Forcibly Kisses Woman Against Her Will, Police Say

    Mount Kisco Man, 63, Forcibly Kisses Woman Against Her Will, Police Say

    Westchester County Police intervention was required in Mount Kisco after a man allegedly forcibly grabbed a woman and kissed her against her will. Officers were dispatched to Columbus Avenue at approximately 8:22 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, where there was a report of a woman who had suffered injuries after a man forced himself on her without consent.According to police, 63-year-old ...

  8. Video Of Violent Brawl At Upstate Restaurant Goes Viral

    Video Of Violent Brawl At Upstate Restaurant Goes Viral

    A kid couldn’t be a kid at an upstate Chuck E Cheese’s location, where police intervention was required when a brawl broke out involving more than a dozen people.According to multiple reports, police were dispatched to a Chuck E Cheese’s location in Amherst on Saturday afternoon, which was captured on video that has since gone viral.The video shows two employees attempting to take ...

  9. Safety Forum On Coyotes Set Following Several Westchester Spring Sightings

    Safety Forum On Coyotes Set Following Several Westchester Spring Sightings

    Following a rash of incidents involving coyotes in Westchester County in the last two months, officials in Greenburgh will host a biologist from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a special forum about living with the animals this week.The forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at Town Hall on Hillside Avenue in White Plains. It will also be ...

  10. Police Bust Pair Involved In Alleged $500,000 Westchester Burglary

    Police Bust Pair Involved In Alleged $500,000 Westchester Burglary

    A multi-agency police investigation into the theft of more than $500,000 in cash and jewelry from a Westchester residence has led to the apprehension of two men and the recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars.Eastchester Police Chief Timothy Bonci announced the arrests of Bronx residents Asan Sefuloski, 28, and Morris Santaniello, 64, on Tuesday, who are facing burglary charges for ...

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