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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. Stop For Car Not Having Tail Lamps Results In Cocaine Bust In Dover

    Stop For Car Not Having Tail Lamps Results In Cocaine Bust In Dover

    A routine traffic stop for a vehicle infraction on Route 55 in Dover led to state police arresting a man and woman on felony drug charges.Troopers from Dover Plains stopped a Nissan Maxima on Route 55 after they observed it traveling without tail lamps on Wednesday, state police said.It was determined that the driver, 28-year-old Milford, Conn. resident Brigham Young and his passenger, ...

  2. Car Fire Spreads To Mount Kisco House

    Car Fire Spreads To Mount Kisco House

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The rear of a Mount Kisco home sustained serious damage on Wednesday after a car fire spread to the property and quickly ignited.At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, members of the Mount Kisco Fire Department were dispatched to Laurel Drive, where there was a reported motor vehicle fire that had extended to the structure, which was undergoing ...

  3. Ex-Cop Makes Court Appearance For Hudson Valley Quadruple Homicide

    Ex-Cop Makes Court Appearance For Hudson Valley Quadruple Homicide

    Nicholas Tartaglione, the former Briarcliff Manor police officer turned alleged drug conspirator made a brief appearance in court in White Plains on Wednesday, where he stands charged with quadruple homicide.Tartaglione appeared before U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas, though the case was pushed back to June as the court waits for forensic and ballistics reports, according to a lohud ...

  4. Poughkeepsie Woman, 26, Caught Trading In Friend's Mercedes, Police Say

    Poughkeepsie Woman, 26, Caught Trading In Friend's Mercedes, Police Say

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A 26-year-old Dutchess County woman is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly selling a friend’s Mercedes without his permission or knowledge.On Monday, April 24, state police arrested Poughkeepsie resident Victoria Serino following a lengthy investigation into the illegal sale and trade-in of her friend's 2001 Mercedes-Benz at an area car ...

  5. Police Pursue Suspects In Armed Robbery At Thornwood Verizon Store

    Police Pursue Suspects In Armed Robbery At Thornwood Verizon Store

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. - The Mount Pleasant Central School District employed its lockout procedure on Wednesday morning as police investigate reports of an armed robbery at a Verizon store in Thornwood.According to officials, at approximately 10:45 a.m., two masked men held up a Verizon store in the Rose Hill Shopping Center, prompting a precautionary lockout at nearby schools.Police said ...

  6. Female Sex Offender Accused Of Abusing Boy, 6, Reports Poughkeepsie Move

    Female Sex Offender Accused Of Abusing Boy, 6, Reports Poughkeepsie Move

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A registered lifetime female sex offender accused of sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy she was babysitting has changed addresses in Poughkeepsie.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Tuesday to Dutchess County residents regarding the residency of 47-year-old Billie J. Shaffer, who moved from a Dutcher Place residence to a ...

  7. Police Issue 35 Tickets In Northern Westchester School Zone Safety Detail

    Police Issue 35 Tickets In Northern Westchester School Zone Safety Detail

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - With Operation Safe Stop - a crackdown on motorists that fail to stop for school buses - scheduled for Thursday, state police in Northern Westchester County got a head start by conducting a special school enforcement detail on Tuesday.On Tuesday, April 25, state police conducted the enforcement detail in and around schools in Lewisboro, North Salem and Somers, ...

  8. Netflix Teen Suicide Show Leads To Warning From Area Schools Chief

    Netflix Teen Suicide Show Leads To Warning From Area Schools Chief

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A popular Netflix television show that depicts a teenager’s suicide has prompted school officials in Bedford to issue a safety message to parents.On Tuesday, April 25, Bedford Central School District Superintendent Christopher Manno sent a letter to families regarding the original series “13 Reasons Why,” which is based on a young adult novel of the same name ...

  9. Police Issue 35 Tickets In Northern Westchester School Zone Safety Detail

    Police Issue 35 Tickets In Northern Westchester School Zone Safety Detail

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - With Operation Safe Stop - a crackdown on motorists that fail to stop for school buses - scheduled for Thursday, state police in Northern Westchester County got a head start by conducting a special school enforcement detail on Tuesday.On Tuesday, April 25, state police conducted the enforcement detail in and around schools in Lewisboro, North Salem and Somers, ...

  10. Police: Man Punches Victim In Face In Dutchess Altercation

    Police: Man Punches Victim In Face In Dutchess Altercation

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - State police arrested a Dutchess County man on Monday after he allegedly punched his victim in the face during a dispute in Clinton, causing serious injury.Shortly after 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24, New York State Police troopers were dispatched to Vasser Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, where there was a reported assault that took place earlier in ...

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