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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. Hudson Valley Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of 2-Year-Old Daughter

    Hudson Valley Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of 2-Year-Old Daughter

    The 29-year-old Westchester mother who allegedly killed her 2-year-old daughter and attempted to stab two police officers providing her aid has been arraigned on a murder charge.Mamaroneck resident Cynthia Arce was in Westchester County Court on Tuesday for her arraignment, where she was charged with one count of second-degree murder, for the death of her toddler daughter, Gabriella ...

  2. Level 3 Sex Offender Makes Move In Area

    Level 3 Sex Offender Makes Move In Area

    A registered sexual offender convicted of sodomizing 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 58-year-old Alexander Carr, who has reported an address change to an apartment on North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie.The Division of Criminal ...

  3. New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    When purchasing a new car, one considers many things: is it reliable? How is the gas mileage? How much does it cost? What will the upkeep be?However, many would-be car buyers are failing to factor in the larges expense associated with purchasing a new ride: depreciation, according to AAA.AAA’s “Your Driving Costs” study found that the largest expense associated with purchasing a new ...

  4. Purdys Man Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Multiple Sex Crimes

    Purdys Man Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Multiple Sex Crimes

    A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to decades behind bars for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman and a teenager in Northern Westchester.Ronal Danilo Sandoval-Campos of Purdys has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison after being found guilty on eight counts related to sex crimes dating back to 2016, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., announced on ...

  5. Spray-Painted Swastika Found In Westchester

    Spray-Painted Swastika Found In Westchester

    Police worked quickly over the weekend after a swastika was found spray painted on a street sign in Westchester.Officials said the swastika was found over the weekend, and Village of Ardsley Police worked quickly to have the sign taken down and launched an investigation into who spray painted the swastika.The Westchester County Human Rights Commission condemned the vandalism, urging the ...

  6. Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos have been released of fights which left several people injured this past summer and resulted in criminal charges for a pair of firefighters in Westchester.The first video was taken inside Rory Dolan’s Restaurant and Bar on McLean Avenue at approximately 2 a.m. on June 11. The video shows the firefighters - later identified as Lt. Christopher Mitchell and firefighter Bogdin ...

  7. Enforcement Detail Scheduled For Orange County

    Enforcement Detail Scheduled For Orange County

    Police will be out in force in New Windsor at one of the town’s busiest intersection.The Town of New Windsor Police Department will be increasing their patrol presence in the 5 Corners area of Vails Gate, beginning on Monday, Sept. 24. Police will be working to discourage and monitor for illegal lane usage and other driving violations as part of a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program ...

  8. New Sewage Discharge Could Affect Public Areas

    New Sewage Discharge Could Affect Public Areas

    The latest batch of storms to hit the Hudson Valley have led to raw sewage being discharged into the Hudson River in Dutchess County.The Poughkeepsie Water Control Plant issued its latest alert on Tuesday, when an undisclosed amount of untreated waste was spilled into the Hudson River near Rinaldi Boulevard.The intermittent discharges were first reported at approximately 1 a.m. on ...

  9. Seen Her? Hudson Valley Woman Has Been Missing For Eight Years

    Seen Her? Hudson Valley Woman Has Been Missing For Eight Years

    Have you seen her?Law enforcement agencies in New York are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a potentially vulnerable woman who has been missing from the Hudson Valley for nearly a decade.The New York State Office of Public Safety has issued an alert regarding 38-year-old Sandy Nurse, who went missing from Central Nyack in Rockland in April 2010. She is believed ...

  10. Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    With Labor Day having past, and schools back in session, officials are warning area residents to begin preparations for flu season, which is fast approaching.Flu season kicks off in earnest in October each year, though patients can still be susceptible to certain strains in September, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said that reported cases tend to ...

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