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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. New York Gas Prices Remain Among Highest In Nation

    New York Gas Prices Remain Among Highest In Nation

    The tristate area remains among the nation’s most expensive places to get gas, even as gas prices held relatively steady throughout the country during the Memorial Day Weekend holiday.Gas prices jumped just three cents in the past week, leading to a national average of $2.96 per gallon, with the average price in this area well over $3 per gallon. The jump comes weeks after President ...

  2. Seen Him? Alert Issued For Wanted Area Man

    Seen Him? Alert Issued For Wanted Area Man

    Recognize this wanted man?New York State Police investigators in Poughkeepsie have issued an alert regarding 29-year-old Dennis Vogel, who is wanted by State Police, the Town of Poughkeepsie Court and the Town of LaGrange Court for failing to appear at court proceedings on a charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance dating back to an incident last ...

  3. Potentially Deadly Strain Of Dog Flu Spreads To New York

    Potentially Deadly Strain Of Dog Flu Spreads To New York

    Veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to be wary of a potentially deadly strain of canine flu that has made its way from the West Coast to the region.The H3N2 virus that sickened hundreds of dogs earlier this year on the West Coast has made its way east. Since the first report, more than three dozen cases of dog flu have been reported in the New York City area.Officials said that if ...

  4. Superintendent: Sex Offender Was On Property Of Hudson Valley School

    Superintendent: Sex Offender Was On Property Of Hudson Valley School

    Some new safety measures are set to be introduced in the Greenburgh Central School District after a Level 3 sex offender was spotted walking around the campus of an elementary school in the district.Parents were alerted last month by Schools Superintendent Tahira DuPree Chase that a 27-year-old man who is registered as a sex offender in Westchester was on the campus of the Richard J. ...

  5. 30-Year-Old Son Evicted By Judge Finally Leaves Parents' NY Home

    30-Year-Old Son Evicted By Judge Finally Leaves Parents' NY Home

    With a honk of his car’s horn and a wave to reporters, the 30-year-old upstate New York man who was evicted from his parents' residence has left the homestead for good.Michael Rotondo, the Camillus resident who made national headlines when his parents took him to court in an effort to get him out of the house drove off on Friday, but not before allegedly calling the police on his father ...

  6. Students At Hudson Valley Middle School Asked To Create 'Runaway Slave' Ad

    Students At Hudson Valley Middle School Asked To Create 'Runaway Slave' Ad

    Parents and school administrators at a middle school in Westchester were caught off guard by a recently distributed extra credit assignment that invoked 19th Century slavery.A photo of an assignment given to students at the Port Chester Middle School, in which they would have to create a “runaway slave ad” has gone viral on Facebook, and has drawn the ire of local parents and school ...

  7. 51-Year-Old OD Victim Saved By Narcan In Beacon

    51-Year-Old OD Victim Saved By Narcan In Beacon

    Some fast acting police officers in Dutchess County helped save the life of a man in Beacon who may have been suffering an early morning overdose.First responders from the Beacon Police and Fire Departments responded to an emergency medical services call at approximately 5 a.m. in the city, where there was a report of a possible overdose victim.Upon arrival at the scene, officers found ...

  8. Woman Charged With Violating Town Of Southeast Order Of Protection

    Woman Charged With Violating Town Of Southeast Order Of Protection

    A Dutchess County woman has been remanded into the custody of the Westchester County Department of Corrections after allegedly violating a Temporary Order of Protection issued in Putnam, according to police in Yorktown.Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to the Kmart parking lot on Downing Drive, where there was a ...

  9. Hudson Valley Scam Veterans' Charity Must Dissolve, Pay Restitution

    Hudson Valley Scam Veterans' Charity Must Dissolve, Pay Restitution

    A Hudson Valley veterans' charity is shutting its doors after allegedly illegally stealing thousands of dollars in raffle ticket donations without ever hosting a raffle.Recently appointed Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced on Tuesday that her office has reached an agreement with the Wounded Warriors Foundation of Orange County, which must immediately dissolve and pay $4,200 in ...

  10. Man Caught With Semiautomatic Guns In Putnam Resists Arrest, Police Say

    Man Caught With Semiautomatic Guns In Putnam Resists Arrest, Police Say

    A sheriff’s deputy apprehended a man in possession of semiautomatic weapons after he allegedly attempted to resist arrest following a traffic stop on I-84 in Putnam County.Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley, Jr. announced the arrest of New Mexico resident Pedro Ruiz-Rivas on Monday, who is facing charges that include two felony counts of criminal possession of a firearm, resisting ...

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