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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. Massive $29.4M Recall Issued By Harley-Davidson Because Brakes May Not Work

    Massive $29.4M Recall Issued By Harley-Davidson Because Brakes May Not Work

    Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 250,000 motorcycles that could cost the company upwards of $30 million after discovering a deficiency in its brakes that could cause them to fail.The voluntary recall includes more than two dozen bike models that were produced between 2008 and 2011 with anti-lock brakes. The international recall includes 251,000 motorcycles, with an estimated ...

  2. Star Witness Against Ex-Cuomo Aide From Westchester Sent To Jail

    Star Witness Against Ex-Cuomo Aide From Westchester Sent To Jail

    The government’s star witness in the corruption trial of Westchester resident and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo top aide Joseph Percoco has been arrested after violating the terms of his plea deal with his testimony during cross-examinationHowe, an infamous lobbyist with a felony on his record, has been testifying against South Salem resident Percoco, who allegedly accepted more than ...

  3. Assault Rifles, Bump Stock Discovered In Hudson Valley Police Bust

    Assault Rifles, Bump Stock Discovered In Hudson Valley Police Bust

    A two-week long investigation by state police led to the arrest of a man in possession of an arsenal of automatic weapons, marijuana and hallucinogens.New York State Police troopers executed a search warrant at a residence in Wawayanda that led to the recovery of a cache of illegal weapons and ammunition that allegedly belong to 39-year-old Middletown resident Norwell Therien.Police ...

  4. Woman Strikes Man In Face In Westchester Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    Woman Strikes Man In Face In Westchester Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    A Yorktown woman was taken into police custody overnight after allegedly violating a court order of protection that was previously issued by town court, police said. Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to a Saw Mill River Road residence shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, following reports of a domestic incident.Police said that the investigation into ...

  5. Westchester Teacher's Suit Over Alleged Student Attack Dismissed

    Westchester Teacher's Suit Over Alleged Student Attack Dismissed

    A lawsuit filed by an Irvington Middle School teacher who claimed to suffer permanent injuries following an attack from a student has been dismissed by a state Supreme Court judge.Last week, Justice Lewis Lubell ruled that the Irvington School District was not liable to pay for the injuries special education teacher Clarice Martin suffered last year, citing the fact that they were ...

  6. Gas Prices Rise For Sixth Straight Week

    Gas Prices Rise For Sixth Straight Week

    There is no relief in sight for drivers’ wallets at the pump, as gas prices continue to rise week-to-week as the price of crude oil fluctuates overseas.For the sixth straight week, gas prices have risen, up to an average of $2.61 per gallon, up from $2.49 a month ago and $2.26 a year ago. The average rose three cents since last week.According to a AAA New York spokesman, the price has ...

  7. Tarrytown School Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Thousands From District

    Tarrytown School Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Thousands From District

    The longtime Tarrytown Union Free School District secretary and Putnam County resident accused of stealing more than $10,000 from her employer has pleaded guilty to a corruption charge.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Thursday that Lake Peekskill resident Carol Ressa, 53, has pleaded guilty to a felony count of third-degree grand larceny as a ...

  8. Westchester Man, 34, Nabbed In Drug-Dealing Bust

    Westchester Man, 34, Nabbed In Drug-Dealing Bust

    A multi-agency investigation into an alleged Westchester drug dealer led to the arrest of a Mamaroneck suspect who was in possession of GBL and meth at the time of his arrest.New York State Police, Hudson Valley Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, Homeland Security Investigations’ (HIS) Border Enforcement Security Task Force, and the New York City Police Department Narcotics arrested ...

  9. Man, 21, Killed In One-Vehicle Northern Westchester Crash

    Man, 21, Killed In One-Vehicle Northern Westchester Crash

    A 21-year-old man was killed after driving into a utility pole in an early morning crash on Route 202 near Yorktown Police Headquarters.Police are investigating the crash that took the life of Yorktown resident Alexander Delic, who was killed in a one-vehicle crash at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday.Delic was pronounced dead upon the arrival of first responders. The crash is actively ...

  10. Westchester DA: County Among Leaders In Recouping Stolen Unemployment Funds

    Westchester DA: County Among Leaders In Recouping Stolen Unemployment Funds

    Nearly $1 million dollars have been returned to state coffers in recent years by the successful prosecution of unemployment insurance fraud, making it one of the leaders in recovering those funds, according to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr.Scarpino announced on Monday that his office has returned nearly $900,000 in restitution over the past five years, ...

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