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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. Recall Issued For Raw Chicken Products

    Recall Issued For Raw Chicken Products

    Did you buy them? An undisclosed amount of raw poultry products from Afandina Halal in Long Island City is being recalled by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service after it was distributed to retailers without being inspected by federal officials.The problem was discovered when FSIS personnel was performing inspection activities, officials said. ...

  2. Three-Peat: Iona College Athlete Makes History

    Three-Peat: Iona College Athlete Makes History

    Iona College track star Chartt Miller has run right into the history books.Miller became the first-ever three-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Year in league history, earning the honor for the third consecutive year as he led the Gaels to their 27th straight MAAC cross country championship, finishing fourth overall individually. He also starred for the ...

  3. Twitter Says It Will Delete Millions Of Accounts

    Twitter Says It Will Delete Millions Of Accounts

    Twitter users may soon see a lot fewer followers, as the company prepares to purge the system from locked accounts that have been disabled due to suspicious activity.Officials said that locked accounts occur when they see sudden changes in behavior. They then reach out to the owners of the accounts and unless they validate the account and reset their passwords, they stay locked with no ...

  4. Two Former Admen From Westchester Prove '60 Is The New 60' With Comic Strip

    Two Former Admen From Westchester Prove '60 Is The New 60' With Comic Strip

    Is “60 the new 40?” Or is 60 The New 60? A pair of famed former admen turned comics in Westchester have their own take on the matter.Tarrytown resident Andy Landorf, and Bronxville resident John Colquhoun, who ran marketing campaigns for companies such as Little Caesers, American Express and Herbal Essences have traded tv spots for comic strips, as they begin to embrace life after ...

  5. School Employee In Westchester Facing Drug Charges

    School Employee In Westchester Facing Drug Charges

    A New Rochelle school district employee has been accused of dealing drugs, according to multiple media reports.Michael Umbro, 55, who serves as a facility manager at the Albert Leonard Middle School, was arrested last month on drug charges after he allegedly was found with heroin during a traffic stop.The arrest was first reported by Talk of the Sound.Umbro has been charged with ...

  6. Police: Domestic Assault Suspect Caught With Drugs In Northern Westchester

    Police: Domestic Assault Suspect Caught With Drugs In Northern Westchester

    A police canine found a slew of drugs inside the car of a man involved in an alleged domestic assault in Northern Westchester.Members of the Yorktown Police Department received a report of a person in the middle of Route 132 asking motorists to call law enforcement for an emergency. Responding officers were dispatched to the area, where they met with 26-year-old Ariel Arias and an Old ...

  7. DA: Switchblade Wielding Man Menaced, Injured Police Officer In Westchester

    DA: Switchblade Wielding Man Menaced, Injured Police Officer In Westchester

    A man who allegedly brandished a switchblade and menaced police officers responding to a domestic incident in Westchester is facing a series of charges.Yonkers resident Ilir Ugrinaj, 27, has been indicted by a Westchester County grand jury on charges that include menacing a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, assault and obstructing governmental administration, dating back ...

  8. Driver Who Flees On Foot After Westchester Crash On The Loose

    Driver Who Flees On Foot After Westchester Crash On The Loose

    A suspect remains on the loose after fleeing the scene of a mid-day crash near the Taconic State Parkway in Westchester over the weekend.Investigators are attempting to track down a driver who struck a second car at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon on Underhill Avenue near the on-ramp of the parkway and took off, prompting an investigation by local, state and county police.One ...

  9. Man Busted Patronizing Prostitute In Area, Police Say

    Man Busted Patronizing Prostitute In Area, Police Say

    A john is facing criminal charges after allegedly soliciting a prostitute in the Hudson Valley.An investigation by New York State Police detectives in Wappingers, in conjunction with the Troop K - which includes Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties - determined that Accord resident Paul Vanleuven, 27, allegedly patronized a prostitute.Vanleuven was arrested last week and ...

  10. Northern Westchester Pair Among Those Charged With DWI Over Weekend

    Northern Westchester Pair Among Those Charged With DWI Over Weekend

    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 Independence Day week-long crackdown, State Police troopers busted several motorists for driving while intoxicated as they attempt to stop ...

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