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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. Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Clocked Speeding At 119 MPH

    Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Clocked Speeding At 119 MPH

    Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro apparently has the need for speed.State Police confirmed that Pirro was busted driving 119 mph at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in the Town of Nichols, which is in Tioga County upstate, near Owego and her hometown Elmira.When she was stopped by troopers, Pirro, who lives in Harrison, was driving in ...

  2. Body Of Missing Diver Found Near Northern Westchester Border

    Body Of Missing Diver Found Near Northern Westchester Border

    The body of a scuba diver who went missing at a Putnam County mine has been recovered, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's office.Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith said that his department began its search Sunday afternoon when a man was reported missing after going diving at the Tilly Foster Mine — also known as Simon’s Quarry — in Southeast.Smith said that Jersey City, N.J., ...

  3. Westchester Man With Previous DWI Had BAC Nearly Triple Limit, Police Say

    Westchester Man With Previous DWI Had BAC Nearly Triple Limit, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Westchester man who was driving with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit.New York State Police troopers stopped 28-year-old Edward Amaya of Yonkers shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday morning after spotting an equipment violation.During the subsequent traffic stop, police said that Amaya was found to ...

  4. Save These Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Holiday Season

    Save These Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Holiday Season

    With the holidays fast approaching, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

  5. Westchester Daughter Of Ex-Governor Joins 65K Who've Signed TZB Petition

    Westchester Daughter Of Ex-Governor Joins 65K Who've Signed TZB Petition

    The battle over the naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has become a real family affair.Kathy Conroy Wilson - the daughter of the late Gov. Malcolm Wilson, whose name was included in the official title of the old bridge - has joined the tens of thousands of other New Yorkers who have signed a petition protesting the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name of the ...

  6. $1.6M Illegal Charges Settlement Includes Westchester Auto Dealer, AG Says

    $1.6M Illegal Charges Settlement Includes Westchester Auto Dealer, AG Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pair of Westchester County auto dealerships were among those included in a settlement claiming they charged thousands of customers for hidden purchases.New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that Honda of New Rochelle and New Rochelle Toyota are facing severe restrictions on sales after being included in a deal to end the practice of ...

  7. Missing Brewster 15-Year-Old Found Safe

    Missing Brewster 15-Year-Old Found Safe

    Update:State police announced shortly after sending out an alert for a missing teen in Brewster that the 15-year-old has been found and is safe.Julio C. Morales Ramos was located in the Village of Brewster in good health, state police said.Original report:New York State Police in Brewster are seeking the public’s assistance as they look for a teenager who was reported missing on ...

  8. Westchester Columbus Statue Vandalized In 'Act Of Spontaneous Vandalism'

    Westchester Columbus Statue Vandalized In 'Act Of Spontaneous Vandalism'

    For the second time in three months, a statue of Christopher Columbus has been vandalized in a Yonkers park, this time “in an act of spontaneous vandalism.”Yonkers police said that 33-year-old Bronx resident Paul Martin was in the area making deliveries, when he allegedly spontaneously wrote obscenities on the Columbus Park in permanent marker.Officers were dispatched to the park at ...

  9. Westchester Man Convicted Of Killing, Dumping Girlfriend's Body

    Westchester Man Convicted Of Killing, Dumping Girlfriend's Body

    A 33-year-old man is facing up to 15 years in prison after being acquitted of murder, but found guilty of manslaughter involving the strangling death of his girlfriend in Westchester.Jason Myers, 33, of Mount Vernon was found guilty this week of second-degree manslaughter and concealment of a human corpse after he strangled his girlfriend, 27-year-old Ashley McDuffie last year and then ...

  10. Westchester Man Sentenced To Life For Violent Stabbing Murder

    Westchester Man Sentenced To Life For Violent Stabbing Murder

    A Westchester man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being given the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to the violent murder of a Rockland County man near his Nanuet home last summer.Earlier this year, Yonkers resident Frank Keogh, who worked as a contractor in Hopewell Junction, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Rockland County Court after his stabbing ...

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