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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. Suspect Wanted In Putnam For Sexual Abuse On The Loose

    Suspect Wanted In Putnam For Sexual Abuse On The Loose

    State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man who allegedly sexually assaulted someone and failed to appear for court proceedings.New York State Police issued an alert on Wednesday regarding 50-year-old Richard Addai, who is wanted in Somers and Brewster for a first-degree sexual abuse charge stemming from a sexual offense that took place ...

  2. Police Bust Pair Attempting To Defraud Hudson Valley Bank Two Days In A Row

    Police Bust Pair Attempting To Defraud Hudson Valley Bank Two Days In A Row

    Lightning didn’t strike twice for a pair attempting to defraud a Westchester bank who were busted in their getaway car.Investigators in Bronxville received a report of fraudulent activity at the Bronxville Trustco Bank branch on April 12, which led to an investigation by police detectives, who used Village Surveillance Cameras to track two suspects leaving the bank and getting into a ...

  3. I-84 Bridge Work Starts

    I-84 Bridge Work Starts

    Work is underway on an extensive, multi-million dollar project to rehabilitate the Interstate 84 bridge over Route 9W in Newburgh.The $14.7 million project will raise the height of the overpass from 14 to 16 feet at the interchange. The funding was awarded by the New York State Bridge Authority in late February.During construction - which is expected to last for nearly two years - will ...

  4. Man Faces DWI Charge After Failing To Stay In Lane On Route 6, Police Say

    Man Faces DWI Charge After Failing To Stay In Lane On Route 6, Police Say

    A Mohegan Lake man is facing multiple misdemeanor charges following an early morning traffic stop when he was allegedly drinking and driving.An officer from the Yorktown Police Department on patrol on Route 6 (East Main Street) conducted a traffic stop of Nicholas Horbatuk, 38, at approximately 2:38 a.m. on Wednesday morning after he was spotted unable to maintain his lane of ...

  5. Biggest Danger On Roads Is Now Distracted Driving, AAA Says

    Biggest Danger On Roads Is Now Distracted Driving, AAA Says

    Distracted, not drunk, drugged or aggressive drivers are the biggest cause of concern for motorists, according to a survey conducted by AAA.According to a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety this week, distracted driving has reached the top of the list of growing dangers on local roadways, surpassing aggressive or impaired drivers.The study states that 88 percent of ...

  6. Narcan Used To Save Area Overdose Victim

    Narcan Used To Save Area Overdose Victim

    Some fast acting police officers in Orange County helped save the life of a Wallkill man who may have been suffering an early morning overdose.Police officers from the Wallkill Police Department and members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Cumberland Farms on East Main Street at 11:19 a.m. on Wednesday morning, where there was an emergency medical services ...

  7. Traffic Alert Issued For Town Of Poughkeepsie

    Traffic Alert Issued For Town Of Poughkeepsie

    Motorists planning on traveling on Route 376 through Poughkeepsie can expect delays for several weeks as contracting crews continue construction work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert cautioning that construction activities are planned on a portion of Route 376 (Raymond Avenue) between College Avenue and Main Campus Drive - the main entrance to ...

  8. Effort Underway To Save Lives On I-95

    Effort Underway To Save Lives On I-95

    Law enforcement agencies up and down the east coast are teaming to protect motorists on I-95 as part of the National Drive to Save Lives Campaign.State police agencies from 15 east coast states - including New York and Connecticut - are teaming in an effort to “keep one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates, I-95 safe and fatality-free" Friday, April 20 and Saturday, ...

  9. Motorist Caught With Cannabis Candies In Hudson Valley Stop

    Motorist Caught With Cannabis Candies In Hudson Valley Stop

    A 34-year-old man is facing multiple felony drug charges after being busted by state police with hundreds of grams of controlled cannabis during a routine traffic stop on I-87 in Orange County.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop of West Belmar, N.J., resident Mark McNulty shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday night in Newburgh for an equipment violation. During the ...

  10. Man Hits Car With Bat In Hudson Valley Road Rage Incident, Police Say

    Man Hits Car With Bat In Hudson Valley Road Rage Incident, Police Say

    Police intervention was required following a road rage incident on I-87 in Ramapo on Wednesday when a motorist damaged another driver’s vehicle with a baseball bat.State Police troopers were dispatched to a stretch of the interstate shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, where there was a report of a possible road rage incident involving two motorists.According to police, the ...

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