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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 At Large After Strangling Victim In Hudson Valley Domestic Incident

    Man At Large After Strangling Victim In Hudson Valley Domestic Incident

    State Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man accused of strangling his victim before fleeing through a window to evade arrest in Northern Westchester.An alert was issued this week for Davon Olin, who is wanted by state police and Town of Somers Court for an incident last year at a Somers residence, when he allegedly strangled his victim, provided ...

  2. Putnam Drivers Among Those Charged With DWI During Weekend Stops

    Putnam Drivers Among Those Charged With DWI During Weekend Stops

    More than a dozen Hudson Valley motorists were among those busted by New York State Police troopers over the weekend for driving while impaired on local roadways.Since the holiday season, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies were “out in full force” to curtail impaired drivers in the region.Among those arrested include:Friday, Jan. 19: State police from Poughkeepsie ...

  3. Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    State Police are seeking a woman who’s been on the run for nearly a decade following a DWI arrest.An alert was issued from New York State Police in Tarrytown regarding 36-year-old Erika Gomez, who is wanted on a bench warrant for driving while intoxicated dating back to 2008 when she was involved in a crash on the New York State Thruway.Police said that following the crash on June 15, ...

  4. Ex-Cuomo Aide From South Salem's $300K Bribery Trial Starts

    Ex-Cuomo Aide From South Salem's $300K Bribery Trial Starts

    The trial of Northern Westchester resident Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is facing federal corruption charges that claim he allegedly threatened state employees began Monday with jury selection.Prosecutors claim that at “on at least three occasions, between 2011 and 2016, while employed as the Executive Deputy Secretary to the Governor, and on at ...

  5. First Amazon Go, Checkout-Free 'Store Of Future,' Opens

    First Amazon Go, Checkout-Free 'Store Of Future,' Opens

    Amazon may be once again changing the way tristate residents -- and American -- get their shopping done.Amazon launched its first Amazon Go store this week, a checkout-free grocery store that opened its flagship store in Seattle on Monday after experimenting with physical retail locations for several years.According to Amazon, the company “created the world’s most advanced shopping ...

  6. New Mahopac Schools Superintendent Is Local Resident, Ex-Lakeland Educator

    New Mahopac Schools Superintendent Is Local Resident, Ex-Lakeland Educator

    A popular New Rochelle educator is moving on up to Putnam, where he will serve as the newest Schools Superintendent at his hometown Mahopac School District.Trinity Elementary School Principal Anthony DiCarlo announced that he would be resigning his position on Feb. 16, when he will travel north to take the helm in Mahopac after six years in New Rochelle.DiCarlo, a graduate of Iona ...

  7. Jeanine Pirro Literally Searching For Hillary In Chappaqua Woods

    Jeanine Pirro Literally Searching For Hillary In Chappaqua Woods

    Although she’s not out of the woods after being busted driving 119 mph last year, former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro is heading into the woods, this time looking for Chappaqua’s Hilary Clinton.“So here I am in front of the woods in Chappaqua looking for Hillary,” Pirro, now a Fox News host, posted in a teaser video on Twitter Friday night. “Do you think I’ll find ...

  8. Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers Hospitalized As Flu Outbreak Spreads

    Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers Hospitalized As Flu Outbreak Spreads

    Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers - including hundreds in the Hudson Valley - have been hospitalized the last week following a swift increase in flu cases that were reported, according to health officials.Officials said that 1,606 New Yorkers were among those hospitalized this week with lab-confirmed flu cases, marking the highest weekly number in more than a decade, prompting health officials ...

  9. Man Caught With Illegal, Loaded Handgun In I-84 Stop

    Man Caught With Illegal, Loaded Handgun In I-84 Stop

    A traffic stop on I-84 in Dutchess County led to weapons charges for a man in possession of an illegal handgun.State Police troopers from the Wappinger barrack stopped Bronx resident Brandon Burgess at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday morning in Fishkill after he committed a violation of vehicle and traffic law.During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers said that Burgess was found to ...

  10. TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    It’s a new year, but the sentiment is the same when it comes to Hudson Valley residents’ opinions regarding the naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.Ever since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name for the new Tappan Zee span, the vocal outcry against the name has been heard loudly and often, including the change.org ...

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