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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. Westchester Pair Caught With Stolen .45-Caliber Handgun Upstate

    Westchester Pair Caught With Stolen .45-Caliber Handgun Upstate

    A late-night altercation between several men upstate led to the arrest of two from Westchester who were in possession of a handgun that had been reported stolen, police said.Members of the City of Kingston Police Department received a call late on Sept. 20, where there was a report of a fight between several people on South Manor Avenue in Kingston. Officers from the Uniformed Patrol ...

  2. Moving Sex Offenders Into Group Homes With Disabled 'Unacceptable,' GOP Candidate Molinaro Says

    Moving Sex Offenders Into Group Homes With Disabled 'Unacceptable,' GOP Candidate Molinaro Says

    Click here for Daily Voice's earlier report: NY Illegally Moving Sex Offenders Into Group Homes With Disabled, Report SaysDutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, the Republican candidate for governor, is calling on state officials to stop housing registered sex offenders in group homes with developmentally disabled individuals.Reports released this week found that as many as 25 sexual ...

  3. Up To 3,000 Amazon Go Stores Could Be On The Way

    Up To 3,000 Amazon Go Stores Could Be On The Way

    While many traditional brick-and-mortar stores are falling by the wayside, due in large part to the boom in online shopping, web giant Amazon is contemplating opening thousands of cashier-less stores in the coming years.Reports emerged earlier this week that Amazon is planning to open as many as 3,000 cashier-less Amazon Go stores by 2021, following a cautious initial rollout of the ...

  4. New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    When purchasing a new car, one considers many things: is it reliable? How is the gas mileage? How much does it cost? What will the upkeep be?However, many would-be car buyers are failing to factor in the larges expense associated with purchasing a new ride: depreciation, according to AAA.AAA’s “Your Driving Costs” study found that the largest expense associated with purchasing a new ...

  5. Sex Offender Convicted Of Contact With 2-Year-Old, 6-Year-Old Reports Move In Ossining

    Sex Offender Convicted Of Contact With 2-Year-Old, 6-Year-Old Reports Move In Ossining

    A registered "lifetime" sexual offender convicted of having sexual contact with two victims under the age of 7 has reported a move in Northern Westchester.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 55-year-old Andrew Mulleavey, who has reported a move from a Stone Avenue apartment to a ...

  6. Bronxville School Building Floods, Classes Canceled For Wednesday

    Bronxville School Building Floods, Classes Canceled For Wednesday

    Flooding forced an emergency dismissal at The Bronxville School building on Tuesday and will lead to a canceled day of classes on Wednesday as crews continue cleaning up.Bronxville Schools Superintendent Roy Montesano was forced to make a tough call on Tuesday, to have an emergency dismissal as water permeated portions of the first floor of the school, mainly from Meadow Avenue. ...

  7. Storms Knock Out Power To Hundreds In Westchester

    Storms Knock Out Power To Hundreds In Westchester

    More than 1,000  residents lost power on Tuesday as heavy rain rolled through the area, bringing with it heavy winds, rain and flash floods.With flash flood warnings taking effect in the area, as of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, 1,154 of Con Edison’s 348,198 Westchester customers were reporting outages, with full restoration scheduled by approximately 6 p.m.New Rochelle was the ...

  8. Flooding Causes Bronx River Parkway Closure

    Flooding Causes Bronx River Parkway Closure

    This story has been updated.With heavy rains hitting the area, the Westchester County Department of Public Works has been forced to close a stretch of the Bronx River Parkway due to flooding in the area early Tuesday afternoon.The DPW issued an alert stating that the parkway will be closed from the Westchester County Center to the Cross County Parkway. The parkway was closed from the ...

  9. Emergency Cleanup Efforts Underway At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    Emergency Cleanup Efforts Underway At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    Earlier Daily Voice report: Emergency Closing Ordered At School After Discovery Of MoldSeveral hundred students seen their classes relocated as emergency cleanup efforts are underway at a local school that tested positive for dangerous black mold in several classrooms.On Monday, there was an emergency closing of the K-8 Paideia School 15 in Yonkers after ceiling tiles in the building ...

  10. Violent Westchester Gang Member Admits To Attempted Assault, Conspiracy

    Violent Westchester Gang Member Admits To Attempted Assault, Conspiracy

    A member of a prominent Westchester street gang has become the latest to admit to his role in using violence and weapons to control their neighborhood in Yonkers.Travis Pearson, 28, a member of the Blood Stones Army, pleaded guilty one count of attempted assault, a violent felony, and one count of second-degree conspiracy. His plea was accepted in Westchester County Court on ...

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