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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. State Police Will Start Deploying Drones

    State Police Will Start Deploying Drones

    State Police in the Hudson Valley will soon have some new tools to fight crime and enforce the law in New York.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new “State Police Unmanned Aerial System” program, which will involve the use of aerial drones that will be put into service later this month.Cuomo said that the program will “be used to support law enforcement missions, ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Hudson Valley-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Hudson Valley-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Westchester-based Fujifilm was forced to recall hundreds of thousands of products after customers got a little bit of shock value with their packages.Fujifilm, which has a headquarters in Valhalla, recalled more than 270,000 power adapter wall plugs that were packaged with several of the company’s point-and-shoot camera models due to the risk of electrical shock, according to the ...

  9. Know It? Loose Ferret Found On Route 6N

    Know It? Loose Ferret Found On Route 6N

    Good Samaritans in Mahopac are hoping to reunite a missing ferret with its family.Niko, who was described as a skinny gray ferret with big eyes was reported missing this week in Putnam County. He was last seen near South Lake Boulevard and Trailer Court in Mahopac.Anyone who recognizes Nico or who may know its owner has been asked to call (347) 213-1382 or email ...

  10. Lane Closures Scheduled During Taconic State Parkway Work

    Lane Closures Scheduled During Taconic State Parkway Work

    Lane closures have been scheduled on the Taconic State Parkway in Westchester County as contracting crews continue work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that there will be lane closures over the weekend for the double north and south sides of the Taconic State Parkway between the Sprain Brook Parkway and Route 117 in the town of Mount Pleasant from 8 ...

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