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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. Off-Duty Firefighters Help Battle Blaze In Northern Westchester

    Off-Duty Firefighters Help Battle Blaze In Northern Westchester

    A firefighter is never off duty.Five off-duty career firefighters were among those called to a Peekskill structure fire on Tuesday that left a residence with damage and temporarily displaced several residents.Firefighters in Peekskill were dispatched at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon to a reported structure fire near the intersection of North James Street and Howard Street. ...

  2. Teen Accused Of Fatal Stabbing Of Westchester HS Student Appears In Court

    Teen Accused Of Fatal Stabbing Of Westchester HS Student Appears In Court

    The 16-year-old Yonkers teenager facing a murder charge after fatally stabbing a fellow New Rochelle High School student last week appeared in New Rochelle City Court on Wednesday.Z’inah Brown surrendered herself at the New Rochelle Police Department last Thursday, where she was booked for second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing Valaree Schwab twice with a steak knife last week, ...

  3. Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    A man convicted of a pair of violent armed robberies in the Hudson Valley has been sentenced to nearly four decades in prison after being found guilty by a jury.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, announced that Lawrence Brown, 46, has been sentenced to 39 years in state prison after committing two armed robberies using a handgun and binding his ...

  4. Popular Westchester Brewery Takes Its Talents, Flavors To The Midwest

    Popular Westchester Brewery Takes Its Talents, Flavors To The Midwest

    A popular Westchester beer brewery is taking its show on the road.Broken Bow Brewery in Tuckahoe announced a new collaboration with NoCoast Beer Company in Oskaloosa, Iowa, which will bring the popular Westchester County beer to the Midwest.Through the agreement, NoCoast will brew various Broken Bow craft flavors that will then be distributed by Mahaska Distributors in Iowa to several ...

  5. Hudson Valley Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    Hudson Valley Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    A Dutchess County fuel-oil dealer is once again in the crosshairs of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, this time for failing to deliver heating oil and services to customers that paid tens of thousands of dollars to the company in advance.Schneiderman announced that Champion Fuel and Service Corporation - which maintained an office in Wappingers Falls - and its owner, David DeSilva, ...

  6. Officials Ground Airline That Crashed, Killing Popular Westchester Family

    Officials Ground Airline That Crashed, Killing Popular Westchester Family

    The Costa Rican charter company that operated the plane that killed a popular Scarsdale family in Costa Rica on New Year’s Eve has had its services suspended by aviation officials in South America.Nature Air has been grounded, with its operations suspended until further notice by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation in Costa Rica, following the holiday crash that took the lives of ...

  7. Second Westchester HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    Second Westchester HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    A week after a New Rochelle High School junior was fatally stabbed during a fight, a second student suffered a lacerated hand during an altercation on Wednesday, police said.Officers from the New Rochelle Police Department were dispatched to Gemelli Pizzeria shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, following reports of a fight involving several students from the high school.Upon ...

  8. Domestic Dispute In Front Of Child Leads To Charges For Putnam Couple

    Domestic Dispute In Front Of Child Leads To Charges For Putnam Couple

    A Putnam County couple that engaged in a physical domestic dispute in front of a child are facing multiple charges after state police had to intervene.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to an Argyle Street home in Putnam Valley shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning, where there were reports of a domestic dispute between Putnam Valley residents Derek Sutter and Candice ...

  9. Mother Of Slain Westchester Teen Basketball Star Loses Home To Fire

    Mother Of Slain Westchester Teen Basketball Star Loses Home To Fire

    Barely more than a year removed from the fatal shooting of Shamoya McKenzie, her family suffered another devastating loss.A weekend fire at a multi-family home on Vernon Avenue left 12 Mount Vernon residents displaced, including Nadine McKenzie, the mother of Shamoya, who was shot and killed on New Year’s Eve last year in broad daylight.Officials said that the fire broke out around 4 ...

  10. Shooters Of Police Officer In Westchester To Be Arraigned

    Shooters Of Police Officer In Westchester To Be Arraigned

    Two men from New Rochelle have been indicted on attempted murder charges for their roles in the shooting of a Yonkers police officer last September.Jerry Reyes, 22, and Frank Valencia, 18, have been indicted on charges that include criminal possession of a weapon, attempted aggravated murder and assault for their roles in the shooting of Police Officer Kayla Maher last year. The pair is ...

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