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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. Man, 21, Killed In Crash Near Yorktown Police Headquarters

    Man, 21, Killed In Crash Near Yorktown Police Headquarters

    A 21-year-old man was killed after driving into a utility pole in an early morning crash on Route 202 near Yorktown Police Headquarters.Police are investigating the crash that took the life of Yorktown resident Alexander Delic, who was killed in a one-vehicle crash at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday.Delic was pronounced dead upon the arrival of first responders. The crash is actively ...

  2. Man Charged With Stealing $1,100 From Macy's In Yorktown

    Man Charged With Stealing $1,100 From Macy's In Yorktown

    A 29-year-old Westchester man is behind bars after being caught by police at a gas station in Yorktown after allegedly being involved in a scheme to steal more than $1,100 in merchandise from a Macy’s store.Shortly before 8 p.m. on Jan. 24, officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to Macy’s on Lee Road, where there was a claim of shoplifters at the location involving ...

  3. Lawyer For Ex-Cuomo Aide From Hudson Valley Attacks Star Witness

    Lawyer For Ex-Cuomo Aide From Hudson Valley Attacks Star Witness

    Defense attorneys for Joseph Percoco, a Westchester resident and former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, tore into the prosecution’s key witness during cross-examination on Wednesday.Last year, Percoco, a South Salem resident, was indicted on corruption charges that allege he accepted more than $300,000 in bribes to benefit Competitive Power Ventures, an energy company that ...

  4. Driver Sentenced For DWI Crash That Killed 21-Year-Old Putnam Native

    Driver Sentenced For DWI Crash That Killed 21-Year-Old Putnam Native

    The family of a 21-year-old Manhattanville College student scolded the drunk driver who struck and killed their son in court at her sentencing on Wednesday.Rye resident Emma Fox, 26, was sentenced for her role as the driver in a fatal crash that took the life of Fishkill resident Robby Schartner, who graduated from Brookfield High School and formerly lived in Putnam County, in ...

  5. Numerous Crashes Occur Throughout Hudson Valley Tie Up Traffic Amid Storm

    Numerous Crashes Occur Throughout Hudson Valley Tie Up Traffic Amid Storm

    The winter weather conditions have led to multiple crashes on busy area roadways, leading to a hectic day on the roads for commuters.The New York State Department of Transportation and first responders had a busy Wednesday morning, battling the snow, while dealing with multiple accidents throughout the area, including an incident that shut down the new Tappan Zee Bridge for more than ...

  6. Suffolk County Stolen Car Suspect Tracked Down In Hudson Valley Stop

    Suffolk County Stolen Car Suspect Tracked Down In Hudson Valley Stop

    Eagle-eyed New York State Police troopers on patrol in the Hudson Valley busted a man who made it nearly 200 miles in a stolen vehicle.Troopers on patrol in the town of Catskill received a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) from the Suffolk County Police Department on Thursday night, for a car that was stolen on Long Island.While on patrol, the troopers stopped a motorist driving a vehicle on ...

  7. Witness Makes 'Sopranos' Analogy In Ex-Cuomo Aide From Westchester's Trial

    Witness Makes 'Sopranos' Analogy In Ex-Cuomo Aide From Westchester's Trial

    Powerful testimony is being made at the trial of Northern Westchester resident Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Last year, Percoco, of South Salem, was indicted on corruption charges that allege he accepted more than $300,000 in bribes to benefit Competitive Power Ventures, an energy company that sought to build a power plant in the Hudson Valley, and COR ...

  8. Drug Dealer Suspect Caught After Police Chase Near Putnam Border

    Drug Dealer Suspect Caught After Police Chase Near Putnam Border

    An alleged drug dealer took police on a wild chase in Northern Westchester following a multi-agency investigation into the sale of prescription drugs.Following an investigation by members of the Westchester County Northern Narcotics Initiative, a multi-agency task force comprised of officers from Yorktown, Westchester County Narcotics Unit, Peekskill and Croton police departments busted ...

  9. Police Locate Missing Man Last Seen At Hudson Valley Train Station

    Police Locate Missing Man Last Seen At Hudson Valley Train Station

    Updated: The Yonkers Police Department announced on Tuesday, Feb. 6 that Jan Szumny has been located safely. No additional details were immediately available.Original report:An alert has been issued for a missing 58-year-old man from Westchester who may be suffering from mental illnesses.Jan Szumny of Yonkers was last seen at the Larchmont Metro-North station on Wednesday, Yonkers ...

  10. Man Chokes Victim In Pawling Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    Man Chokes Victim In Pawling Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    A man is facing jail time after a verbal dispute turned physical and he choked his victim in Dutchess County. New York State Police troopers were dispatched to an Old Route 55 residence in Pawling at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, where there were reports of a domestic dispute in progress.Upon arrival, troopers said that investigators determined that Pawling resident John ...

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