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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. DWI Driver Caught With Loaded Handgun In LaGrange Stop, Sheriff Says

    DWI Driver Caught With Loaded Handgun In LaGrange Stop, Sheriff Says

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A 41-year-old man was busted with a loaded handgun while allegedly drunk driving in LaGrange, police said.Deputies from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office stopped Poughkeepsie resident Shaarod Ford shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning for speeding on Noxon Road.During the subsequent stop, deputies said that it was determined that Ford was intoxicated and was ...

  2. Seen Him? Police Search For I-87 DWI Driver Involved In Crash

    Seen Him? Police Search For I-87 DWI Driver Involved In Crash

    Have you seen him?New York State Police in Westchester are seeking the public’s assistance as they continue their search for a man wanted on multiple charges.State Police in Tarrytown issued an alert this week for 29-year-old Diego Tamay, who is wanted on charges that include felony driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle dating back to an ...

  3. Heads Up, Putnam: Gridlock Alert Days Announced For Holiday Season

    Heads Up, Putnam: Gridlock Alert Days Announced For Holiday Season

    With the holidays fast approaching, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

  4. Hudson Valley Daughter Of Ex-Governor Joins 65K Who've Signed TZB Petition

    Hudson Valley Daughter Of Ex-Governor Joins 65K Who've Signed TZB Petition

    The battle over the naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has become a real family affair.Kathy Conroy Wilson - the daughter of the late Gov. Malcolm Wilson, whose name was included in the official title of the old bridge - has joined the tens of thousands of other New Yorkers who have signed a petition protesting the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name of the ...

  5. Missing Brewster 15-Year-Old Found Safe

    Missing Brewster 15-Year-Old Found Safe

    Update:State police announced shortly after sending out an alert for a missing teen in Brewster that the 15-year-old has been found and is safe.Julio C. Morales Ramos was located in the Village of Brewster in good health, state police said.Original report:New York State Police in Brewster are seeking the public’s assistance as they look for a teenager who was reported missing on ...

  6. Inmate Caught With Blade At Fishkill Correctional Facility

    Inmate Caught With Blade At Fishkill Correctional Facility

    An inmate at the Fishkill Correctional Facility is facing additional charges after he was found in possession of a weapon, police said.New York State Police troopers from the Wappinger barracks arrested 22-year-old Brooklyn resident Damian Jackson following an investigation into an incident that happened earlier this year involving a bladed weapon at the facility.According to police, ...

  7. Man Pleads Guilty To Using Hudson Valley Home As Grow House

    Man Pleads Guilty To Using Hudson Valley Home As Grow House

    A 40-year-old man is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to utilizing a Dutchess County home as a grow house to traffic marijuana.According to court documents and statements made in court, Oregon resident John Koukouras and a second man from Connecticut - whose name was not disclosed - used a Guernsey Hill Road home in Lagrangeville to grow and distribute the ...

  8. Area Contractor Sentenced To Life For Violent Stabbing Murder

    Area Contractor Sentenced To Life For Violent Stabbing Murder

    A Westchester man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being given the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to the violent murder of a Rockland County man near his Nanuet home last summer.Earlier this year, Yonkers resident Frank Keogh, who worked as a contractor in Hopewell Junction, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Rockland County Court after his stabbing ...

  9. Woman, Man Nabbed With Crack Cocaine, Pot In LaGrange Stop

    Woman, Man Nabbed With Crack Cocaine, Pot In LaGrange Stop

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A Dutchess County man driving with an illegal license was busted with crack-cocaine and other drugs during a routine traffic stop in LaGrange.New York State Police troopers stopped 44-year-old Poughkeepsie resident Robert Blossom on Tuesday for a vehicle and traffic violation. During the subsequent stop, it was reported that troopers detected the odor of ...

  10. TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Nears 55K Signatures

    TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Nears 55K Signatures

    The petition circulating disparaging the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name for the new Tappan Zee span has garnered nearly 55,000 signatures from people who don’t support the Cuomo designation.Hudson Valley voices are among the tens of thousands of New Yorkers that have stood up in protest of the name, insisting it be returned to its original name, the Tappan ...

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