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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. Hudson Valley Private Nurse Pleads Guilty To Stealing $390K

    Hudson Valley Private Nurse Pleads Guilty To Stealing $390K

    A registered nurse in Westchester County has been sentenced to time in jail after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $400,000 by making false claims regarding care to severely disabled patients he never provided.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that 47-year-old Collins Anyanwu-Mueller will serve one year in jail and must pay full restitution for stealing more than $390,000 ...

  2. Heads Up, Putnam: Security Heightened After Deadly  NYC Terror Attack

    Heads Up, Putnam: Security Heightened After Deadly NYC Terror Attack

    Security will be beefed up throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and the metro area following Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in Manhattan that took the lives of eight people.Commuters may notice a heavier than usual police presence on trains and subways, specialized counter-terrorist units patrolling possible targets and an increase in police patrols near busy roadways, parks and ...

  3. Bronx River Parkway Reopens After Serious Crash

    Bronx River Parkway Reopens After Serious Crash

    This story has been updated.WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A stretch of the Bronx River Parkway has reopened after a serious car crash involving an overturned vehicle forced its closure late Thursday afternoon.The southbound lanes of the parkway had been closed beginning around 4:30 p.m. p.m. at Exit 4 (Scarsdale Road) in Yonkers.Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

  4. State Police Investigating Fatal Rollover Crash In Wappinger

    State Police Investigating Fatal Rollover Crash In Wappinger

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Teen Killed In Wappinger Rollover CrashEarlier report:Police are investigating a fatal one-vehicle crash that left three others with injuries in Dutchess.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to Old Hopewell Road, west of Cayuga Drive in Wappinger shortly before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, following reports of a rollover collision ...

  5. Woman Sues Westchester Restaurant Over Hepatitis Exposure

    Woman Sues Westchester Restaurant Over Hepatitis Exposure

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A class action lawsuit has been filed against bartaco, the popular Port Chester restaurant that had to be temporarily closed down last week because of a potential Hepatitis A exposure that may have left customers vulnerable to the disease.A lawsuit was filed by a Rochester-based law firm on behalf of Yonkers resident Crystal Lopez and the thousands of people ...

  6. Hudson Valley Verizon Store Armed Robbery Suspects Face Federal Charges

    Hudson Valley Verizon Store Armed Robbery Suspects Face Federal Charges

    The two men who took police on a wild chase through southern Westchester following alleged armed robberies of Verizon stores in Scarsdale, Tarrytown and Thornwood are facing federal charges.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District announced this week that 32-year-old Diabel Samb and 24-year-old Mamadou Ndao have been charged with conspiracy to commit Hobbs ...

  7. Missing Hudson Valley Woman, 24, Found Safe

    Missing Hudson Valley Woman, 24, Found Safe

    Updated report:The 24-year-old woman who went missing on Tuesday has been found and is safe, Yonkers Police said Wednesday evening.No further information was immediately released.Earlier report:Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a 24-year-old woman who was reported missing in Yonkers on Tuesday, Oct. 31.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on ...

  8. Man Nabbed With Illegal Handgun, Drugs In Traffic Stop Near Putnam

    Man Nabbed With Illegal Handgun, Drugs In Traffic Stop Near Putnam

    A traffic stop on Route 9 in Fishkill led to a felony weapons charge for a man in possession of a loaded handgun illegally.New York State Police troopers from the Wappinger barracks stopped 21-year-old Fort Worth, Texas resident Dorian Mitchell shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 when they spotted his car had an illegal tint.During the subsequent stop on Route 9, near Schuyler ...

  9. Going Once, Going Twice: New York State To Auction Off Rare Sports Car

    Going Once, Going Twice: New York State To Auction Off Rare Sports Car

    Hudson Valley homeowners looking to add a flashy high-end sports car to their collection will have the opportunity to purchase a seized Lamborghini that was seized during a multi-million fraud case.The state plans to auction off a 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Nera two-door coupe at a surplus vehicle and equipment auction on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Albany following its seizure by the state ...

  10. Putnam Man With Outstanding Warrant Busted After Lock-Change Snafu

    Putnam Man With Outstanding Warrant Busted After Lock-Change Snafu

    A Putnam County man with a warrant out for his arrest in Peekskill was busted by police in Scarsdale after a snafu led to officers intervening in the village.Officers were dispatched to a Copper Beach Lane home shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 where there were reports of an unauthorized U-Haul truck parked on private property. The caller spoke with the homeowner, who said that a man ...

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