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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. Police In Westchester Search For Teen Suspect Following Student Stabbing

    Police In Westchester Search For Teen Suspect Following Student Stabbing

    The New Rochelle Police Department stayed true to its word, increasing uniformed patrols outside the high school as they search for a teenage suspect following the third violent incident involving students in the past two weeks.A search is underway by police for a teenage suspect following Thursday’s stabbing at the New Rochelle High School, which came a day after a teenage student ...

  2. Third New Rochelle Student Stabbing Sparks Concern In Community

    Third New Rochelle Student Stabbing Sparks Concern In Community

    Metal detectors, off-campus lunches and other controversial topics are expected to be discussed by New Rochelle city and school officials during a joint meeting next week in the wake of the third stabbing incident involving high school students in eight days.According to police, at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, the department received a call from security guards at the high ...

  3. Police Investigate Identity Theft Of Nearly $10,000 In Westchester

    Police Investigate Identity Theft Of Nearly $10,000 In Westchester

    Police in Scarsdale are investigating a case of identity theft that saw a village resident taken for nearly $10,000 on numerous allegedly stolen credit cards.An Aspen Road resident reported to police over the weekend that she had received a letter from the Macy’s department store, notifying her that approximately $1,200 worth of merchandise from the store had been purchased with a ...

  4. New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    As the death toll continues to rise nationwide, area residents are being urged by health officials to take action against the flu to protect themselves and the people around them.Influenza activity has been rampant throughout the country, with more than 60,000 confirmed cases during the season, according to the CDC. In the first week of the year alone, there were 11,718 confirmed cases ...

  5. Man At Large After 115 MPH DWI Wrong-Way Hudson Valley Chase

    Man At Large After 115 MPH DWI Wrong-Way Hudson Valley Chase

    State Police are on the lookout for a 22-year-old man who is wanted on a series of charges after allegedly drinking and driving more than 110 mph while attempting to evade police on I-84 in Putnam County late last year.An alert was issued this week for Waterbury, Conn. resident Jose Rosado, who was busted by troopers last October driving 115 mph in the wrong direction on the interstate ...

  6. Man Driving Wrong Way On I-87 Ramp Was Drunk, Police Say

    Man Driving Wrong Way On I-87 Ramp Was Drunk, Police Say

    A man was busted driving with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit after being spotted by a police officer going the wrong way on a New York Thruway exit ramp in Rockland County.An Orangetown Police Department officer on patrol shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday morning arrested Nanuet resident Michael Gordon, 61, after he was spotted driving his car with no headlights ...

  7. Iona Increases Security Following Latest New Rochelle HS Stabbing Incident

    Iona Increases Security Following Latest New Rochelle HS Stabbing Incident

    Iona College has beefed up its security in the wake of the third stabbing incident involving New Rochelle students.According to police, at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, the department received a call from security guards at the high school reporting that a stabbing had occurred at the school, and a 15-year-old suspect was seen on video fleeing the building.New Rochelle Police ...

  8. Route 117 Closure Scheduled During Roadwork In Mount Pleasant

    Route 117 Closure Scheduled During Roadwork In Mount Pleasant

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists planning on traveling on Route 117 in Mount Pleasant over the weekend can expect delays as contracting crews complete work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert cautioning that beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, Route 117 will be closed between Route 9 and Route 448, extending through the following day, as ...

  9. North Castle, Bedford Police Officers Search For Suicidal Man

    North Castle, Bedford Police Officers Search For Suicidal Man

    North Castle Police offered an assist to officers in Bedford in an effort to track down an allegedly suicidal man who had just lost his job.The North Castle Police Department received a call from a sergeant working for the Bedford Police Department at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, reporting that they were attempting to locate a suicidal man who had threatened to hang ...

  10. Woman Stabbed During Pricing Dispute At Westchester Hardware Store

    Woman Stabbed During Pricing Dispute At Westchester Hardware Store

    EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - A woman was allegedly stabbed during a racially-charged dispute over prices at an Eastchester hardware store, according to a News12 report.Diesha Rushie was shopping for a mirror at Cornell’s True Value in Eastchester, according to the report, and when she went to pay, the merchandise came up as more expensive then the advertised cost, leading to an ...

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