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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Man Indicted In Fatal Taconic Road-Rage Stabbing

    Man Indicted In Fatal Taconic Road-Rage Stabbing

    The  21-year-old man has been indicted on a manslaughter charge after allegedly fatally stabbing another motorist on the Taconic State Parkway during a bout of road rage.Christian Walczyk of Pleasant Valley in Dutchess County is scheduled to be arraigned in Westchester County Court later this week after being indicted on charges that include felony first-degree manslaughter, ...

  2. Lane Closures Scheduled On New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane Closures Scheduled On New Tappan Zee Bridge

    There will be weekday overnight lane closures near the Tappan Zee Bridge as contractors continue construction activities near the bridge’s landings and abutments this week.Beginning on Tuesday, Tappan Zeee Constructors will be continuing work that requires lane and ramp closures for Westchester-bound traffic on the Thruway. The work follows the shift of the southbound and eastbound ...

  3. Hudson Valley Police Departments Join In '9 p.m.' Alert For Residents

    Hudson Valley Police Departments Join In '9 p.m.' Alert For Residents

    Hudson Valley law enforcement agencies are encouraging homeowners to develop a “9 p.m. Routine” in an effort to curtail crime in the area.Following a national trend, police departments in the Hudson Valley have taken to social media to encourage homeowners to ensure their cars and homes are locked, with valuables secure and out of sight.According to police in Haverstraw, many larcenies ...

  4. Man Busted In Alleged Northern Westchester Restaurant Break-In

    Man Busted In Alleged Northern Westchester Restaurant Break-In

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - An investigation by Westchester County Police detectives led to the arrest of a man from White Plains who allegedly broke into a Mount Kisco restaurant and stole cash.Westchester County Police received a report from the owners of a restaurant in the 400 block of East Main Street on Oct. 3, saying that approximately $200 in cash had been stolen from the ...

  5. Flurry Of Charges For Duo After DWI Driver Stopped In Southeast

    Flurry Of Charges For Duo After DWI Driver Stopped In Southeast

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - Two men are facing a series of charges after being stopped by state police in Putnam County while allegedly in possession of drugs and driving a car with stolen license plates with a blood alcohol content more than triple the legal limit, police said.New York State Police troopers on patrol in Southeast observed a vehicle, driven by 22-year-old Danbury resident ...

  6. Woman Caught Speeding 103 MPH Near Putnam Had Drugs, Police Say

    Woman Caught Speeding 103 MPH Near Putnam Had Drugs, Police Say

    A woman driving more than 100 mph on the Taconic State Parkway was busted by state police while in possession of drugs.New York State Police troopers stopped 20-year-old Brooklyn resident Nicole Mishiyev in Stanford in Dutchess County on Thursday, Oct. 12 after she was spotted driving 103 mph northbound on the parkway.Police said that while attempting to conduct a vehicle and traffic ...

  7. Man Stole Nearly $7K In Unemployment Benefits, Police In Hyde Park Say

    Man Stole Nearly $7K In Unemployment Benefits, Police In Hyde Park Say

    A Hudson Valley man was busted by state police after allegedly stealing thousands in unemployment benefits while being gainfully employed in Dutchess County.New York State Police troopers out of Rhinebeck arrested 30-year-old Germantown resident Michael Willams on Monday following an investigation into financial misappropriations by the New York State Department of Labor.According to ...

  8. Police Investigate Suspicious Man Who Forced Area School To Lock Down

    Police Investigate Suspicious Man Who Forced Area School To Lock Down

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police are investigating a suspicious man who forced a Westchester school to temporarily enter its lockdown protocol.Bronxville Police received a call on Wednesday afternoon from an employee at St. Joseph’s School who reported that the building was on lockdown because an unknown man entered the building on unknown business and they were unable to locate ...

  9. Kent Police Now Equipped With Body Armor Vests After DA Makes Purchase

    Kent Police Now Equipped With Body Armor Vests After DA Makes Purchase

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - The Kent Police Department has been outfitted with some new life-saving gear courtesy of Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy.Tendy utilized funds from the District Attorney Asset Forfeiture funds and Safe Streets Grant funds to purchase five body armor vests for the Kent Police Department, which were recently delivered to officers.According to Tendy, in ...

  10. Amazon Hiring 120K Holiday Workers In 33 States, Including In NY, NJ

    Amazon Hiring 120K Holiday Workers In 33 States, Including In NY, NJ

    With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Amazon has announced that for the second straight year, it will be hiring more than 120,000 temporary employees to fill various positions throughout the country.Temporary positions will be available in 33 states - including New York and New Jersey - joining the near 125,000 full-time Amazon employees that work at dozens of “fulfillment ...

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