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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. Report: High Job Stress Results In More New Yorkers Smoking Pot On The Job

    Report: High Job Stress Results In More New Yorkers Smoking Pot On The Job

    More and more New Yorkers are seeing green - and not necessarily in a good sense - at work these days, according to a report claiming high-stress jobs are leading to employees smoking pot on the job.As the decriminalization of marijuana around the country continues, a New York Post report states that more and more New Yorkers have taken to various forms of marijuana during the work day ...

  2. Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out In Montrose

    Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out In Montrose

    Smoke could be seen billowing through the sky in Montrose as firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze on Wednesday morning.Fire crews were dispatched to a Springvale Road home at approximately 10:30 a.m. following reports of a structure fire.Multiple ladder trucks and hoses responded to the structure, which had smoke billowing from the rear of the building. Firefighters could be spotted ...

  3. Hudson Valley Native, WFAN Star Craig Carton Indicted For Ponzi Scheme

    Hudson Valley Native, WFAN Star Craig Carton Indicted For Ponzi Scheme

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A federal indictment has been filed against former WFAN sports talk personality for his alleged role in a Ponzi scheme tied to a fake ticket scam that cost him his job.The 48-year-old Carton, who is a New Rochelle native, has been charged with wire fraud, securities fraud and conspiracy for his role in the scheme, which was allegedly aimed with an eye toward ...

  4. Hudson Valley Investor, Lawyer, Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador To India

    Hudson Valley Investor, Lawyer, Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador To India

    A Scarsdale High School alumnus has been confirmed by the Senate to serve as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to India.Trump official sent 62-year-old Kenneth Juster’s nomination to the United States Senate earlier this year, and last week, he was officially confirmed by the Senate to formally replace Richard Verma, who left the role in January when Trump’s presidency began.A partner ...

  5. Man Wanted For DWI In Putman Busted Drinking, Driving Again, Police Say

    Man Wanted For DWI In Putman Busted Drinking, Driving Again, Police Say

    A Bedford man wanted for a DWI bench warrant in Putnam County was busted by state police allegedly drinking and driving an illegal vehicle in Westchester over the weekend.New York State Police troopers patrolled Banksville-Bedford Road at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday to continue an active bench warrant investigation for 37-year-old Martinez Lazaro, who is wanted after receiving a DWI ...

  6. Expect Delays: Taconic Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    Expect Delays: Taconic Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

     Motorists planning on traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant next week may see delays as contracting crews performing maintenance work in the area will close multiple lanes.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that double lane closures are expected on the Parkway between the Sprain Brook Parkway split and Route 117 in Mount Pleasant beginning on ...

  7. Ex-Cuomo Aide From South Salem Threatened Four State Employees, Feds Say

    Ex-Cuomo Aide From South Salem Threatened Four State Employees, Feds Say

    Northern Westchester resident Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is facing federal corruption charges that state he threatened at least four New York State employees on multiple occasions while working on the governor’s campaign.In a letter filed in court this week, prosecutors claim that at “on at least three occasions, between 2011 and 2016, while employed as the ...

  8. 'Lifetime' Sex Offender Convicted Of Teen Rape Reports Move To Dover Plains

    'Lifetime' Sex Offender Convicted Of Teen Rape Reports Move To Dover Plains

    A registered "lifetime" sexual offender convicted of raping a teenage girl has reported a move into Dutchess County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Dutchess residents regarding the residency of 45-year-old Brian Lashomb, who has reported an address change to a residence on Railroad Street in Dover Plains.The Division of ...

  9. Red Hook Police Officer Hospitalized After Assault At Sports Bar

    Red Hook Police Officer Hospitalized After Assault At Sports Bar

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A 46-year-old man is facing a felony charge after allegedly assaulting a police officer attempting to arrest him following a bar fight in Red Hook.Officers from the Red Hook Police Department were dispatched to the Sidelines Bar and grill at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 following a report of an in intoxicated man causing a disturbance and ...

  10. Music Promoter Charged With Killing Hudson Valley Man

    Music Promoter Charged With Killing Hudson Valley Man

    Police have arrested the man who allegedly shot and killed a 22-year-old soldier from Westchester outside a nightclub in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday.Marshall Marion Wilson has been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm in Washington for allegedly fatally shooting Da'Quan Foster, a Yonkers native who grew up in New Rochelle.The ...

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