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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. Suspicious Packages Give Scare To Westchester Court Jury Member

    Suspicious Packages Give Scare To Westchester Court Jury Member

    A Westchester homeowner received a scare after serving on a jury, convicting a suspect and receiving a suspicious package with his name on it.In the wake of the pipe bombs sent to political figures throughout the country, a Scarsdale resident reported a sketchy package that was shipped to her home while she was on vacation.Members of the Scarsdale Police Department were contacted by a ...

  2. State's First Electric School Buses Unveiled In Westchester

    State's First Electric School Buses Unveiled In Westchester

    The first all-electric school buses have rolled out on the streets of Westchester.The White Plains School District is testing out five buses that will be operated through National Express, marking the state's first foray into an electric fleet of buses. The 100-percent electric buses will get an estimated 66 miles on a full battery charge, and drivers will be able to track battery ...

  3. These Westchester Towns Rank Highest In Median Home Sale Price

    These Westchester Towns Rank Highest In Median Home Sale Price

    Westchester County is home to some of the area’s nicest properties, but where are houses selling for the highest prices? Citing data from Houlihan Lawrence, Westchester Magazine has compiled the communities with the highest median home sale prices last year. Countywide, the median house sold for $787,633.698.The Westchester municipalities with the highest median sale prices last year ...

  4. Ex-Employee From Northern Westchester Refuses To Leave Club Grounds, Police Say

    Ex-Employee From Northern Westchester Refuses To Leave Club Grounds, Police Say

    Despite being told not to step foot at his former employer's grounds, the Greenwich Country Club, a Northern Westchester man toed the line, disobeyed, and is now facing a trespassing charge, according to police.Members from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the club on Doubling Road shortly after 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, where there was a report of a former ...

  5. Voicemails To School Superintendent Lead To Harassment Charge Against Northern Westchester Man

    Voicemails To School Superintendent Lead To Harassment Charge Against Northern Westchester Man

    A Northern Westchester man who admitted to leaving more than two dozen harassing voicemails to Lakeland Schools Superintendent George Stone is back in trouble with police in Yorktown for leaving more unwanted messages.On Oct. 2, officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, where there was a report of harassment, prompting an ...

  6. Employee Threatens, Grabs Boss In Northern Westchester, Police Say

    Employee Threatens, Grabs Boss In Northern Westchester, Police Say

    Westchester County Police intervention was required when an employee at a  cleaning company got physical with his boss.Officers from the Westchester County Police Department responded to a South Bedford Road (Route 172) business in Mount Kisco shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, where there was a reported physical incident.Police said that a supervisor at the cleaning ...

  7. Violent Westchester Gang Leader Admits To Conspiracy, Violence

    Violent Westchester Gang Leader Admits To Conspiracy, Violence

    The 40-year-old leader of a prominent Westchester street gang has admitted to his role in recruiting new members, giving out orders to commit violence and dishing out punishment to his own underlings.James Bryant of the Blood Stones Gang has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, which was accepted in Westchester County Court last week.Bryant was arrested and charged as part of a ...

  8. 91,000 Pounds Of Ground Turkey Recalled Amid Salmonella Fears

    91,000 Pounds Of Ground Turkey Recalled Amid Salmonella Fears

    Related story: First Death Reported In Ongoing Turkey Salmonella OutbreakCheck your refrigerator. There’s been a recall of more than 91,000 pounds of ground turkey by the FDA as part of the ongoing monthslong salmonella outbreak involving turkey products.Jenni-O Turkey has recalled 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of ...

  9. Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Westchester Woman Wanted For Assault

    Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Westchester Woman Wanted For Assault

    Have you seen her?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted woman who allegedly assaulted another in the city.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Thursday afternoon regarding 21-year-old Dymonde Cruz, who is wanted by law enforcement for a second-degree assault charge stemming back to an incident earlier this year.Police described Cruz as a ...

  10. Man Throws Chair, Chokes Victim In Northern Westchester Assault, Police Say

    Man Throws Chair, Chokes Victim In Northern Westchester Assault, Police Say

    A man who allegedly threw a chair and choked his victim during a domestic incident has turned himself into police custody in Westchester.Members of the Yorktown Police Department responded to a local home, where there was a report of a domestic dispute that turned physical.According to police, the investigation into the incident determined that Yorktown resident Bekim Rexhepi, 28, ...

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