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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. 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 ...

  2. Lane Closures Scheduled For New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane Closures Scheduled For New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane closures have been scheduled near the new Tappan Zee Bridge as contracting crews continue work overnight.Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to re-stripe the westbound lanes near the new bridge beginning on Friday night, Jan. 19 requiring lane closures on I-87 and I-287.One left lane is scheduled to be closed at 8 p.m. on Friday night, with an additional lane closed each ...

  3. Metro-North Adds Trains In Advance Of Women's March

    Metro-North Adds Trains In Advance Of Women's March

    With increased ridership expected for Saturday’s Women’s March in Manhattan, Metro-North will be adding trains to accommodate marchers.Metro-North will run four extra trains on Saturday, with two extra morning trains on the Hudson Line and New Haven Line. A Metro-North spokesperson said that the organization will “operate additional service int he afternoon on an as-needed basis.” ...

  4. Police In Hudson Valley Search For Teen Suspect Following Student Stabbing

    Police In Hudson Valley Search For Teen Suspect Following Student Stabbing

    The New Rochelle Police Department stayed true to its word, increasing uniformed patrols outside the high school as they search for a teenage suspect following the third violent incident involving students in the past two weeks.A search is underway by police for a teenage suspect following Thursday’s stabbing at the New Rochelle High School, which came a day after a teenage student ...

  5. Poughkeepsie Man Caught With Cocaine After Traffic Stop

    Poughkeepsie Man Caught With Cocaine After Traffic Stop

    A Dutchess County man was busted with cocaine during a traffic stop in Poughkeepsie early on Friday morning.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop at approximately 3 a.m. on Friday morning on Vassar Road in Poughkeepsie, when the driver, Poughkeepsie resident Steven Vollaro, 38, committed an undisclosed vehicle and traffic violation.During the subsequent stop, troopers ...

  6. Taconic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Host Of Drugs

    Taconic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Host Of Drugs

    A pair was busted with a series of drugs by a state police canine on the Taconic Parkway in the Hudson Valley on Thursday night.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop on the parkway at approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday night in Clinton, when the driver, Newport, Maine resident Nicholas Norris, 36, committed an undisclosed vehicle and traffic violation.During the ...

  7. Wappinger Man, 29, Charged As Police Interrupt Burglary In Progress

    Wappinger Man, 29, Charged As Police Interrupt Burglary In Progress

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A Dutchess County man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly breaking into a garage he works at in Wappinger and attempting to burglarize it, police said.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to the Valvoline garage on Route 9 in Wappinger, when a plow contractor working in the area reported that there was a burglary in progress.Police said ...

  8. Woman Nabbed Smuggling Drugs Into Green Haven Correctional Facility

    Woman Nabbed Smuggling Drugs Into Green Haven Correctional Facility

    A 28-year-old woman is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly attempting to bring several drugs into the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville.New York State Police troopers were called by New York State Corrections Officers at the facility on Saturday, Jan. 13 regarding reports of a woman in possession of various drugs.According to police, further investigation ...

  9. New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    As the death toll continues to rise nationwide, area residents are being urged by health officials to take action against the flu to protect themselves and the people around them.Influenza activity has been rampant throughout the country, with more than 60,000 confirmed cases during the season, according to the CDC. In the first week of the year alone, there were 11,718 confirmed cases ...

  10. Downstate Correctional Facility Inmate Throws Feces At Officer, Police Say

    Downstate Correctional Facility Inmate Throws Feces At Officer, Police Say

    An inmate at the Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill is facing charges after allegedly throwing fecal matter and urine at a uniformed corrections officer.State Police from the Wappinger barracks announced that Brooklyn resident Chico Rivera, 30, has been charged with a felony count aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate after assaulting the officer on Wednesday.Rivera ...

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