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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. New Bear Sightings Reported In Area

    New Bear Sightings Reported In Area

    There have been new black bear sightings in the area.The latest report comes out of Northern Westchester, where the police department received two calls on Wednesday regarding bear sightings in the village.Croton-on-Hudson Police said that the first call came at approximately 1:25 p.m. in the area of Cleveland Drive, while the second sighting was reported at 2 p.m. on Mountain Trail.The ...

  2. Putnam Man Charged With DWI After Crash In Yorktown

    Putnam Man Charged With DWI After Crash In Yorktown

    A one-vehicle crash in Yorktown led to the arrest of a Putnam man who was allegedly drinking and driving, police said.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to East Main Street at approximately 10:50 p.m. on Aug. 24, where there was a report of a crash involving with injuries to a driver.The investigation into the crash found that John Smith, 67, of Putnam Valley ...

  3. Police: Intoxicated Area Woman Pulls Fire Alarm During Dispute With Guard

    Police: Intoxicated Area Woman Pulls Fire Alarm During Dispute With Guard

    Police intervention was required outside a building in Fairfield County when an allegedly intoxicated woman from the Hudson Valley pulled the fire alarm while struggling with a security guard.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to Greenwich Plaza shortly before 5 p.m. on Aug. 30, where there was a report of a drunk woman who kept hitting the intercom of a ...

  4. Eight Indicted For Gang Activities In Hudson Valley

    Eight Indicted For Gang Activities In Hudson Valley

    A near yearlong investigation led to the arrest of a group of gang members in Westchester.Eight members of the 150 Clan gang are off the streets, following an eight-month investigation dubbed “Operation: 150 Clan,” which was run by the Yonkers Police Department and investigators from the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Gang, Firearms and Narcotics Bureau.Investigators ...

  5. Mayor In Hudson Valley Fails To Have Felony Charges Dropped In Court

    Mayor In Hudson Valley Fails To Have Felony Charges Dropped In Court

    Richard Thomas will be heading to court for allegedly stealing campaign funds and lying about money he diverted from his inaugural committee for personal benefit.Earlier this year, the Mount Vernon mayor was charged following an investigation which exposed that he allegedly stole $12,900 from his campaign committee and diverted more than $45,000 from his inaugural committee for personal ...

  6. Taconic State Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    Taconic State Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    There will be lane closures on the Taconic State Parkway as contracting crews perform maintenance work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that there will be single lane closures and traffic slowdowns on the parkway between exit 45 (Noxon Road) and Exit 47A (Route 55 East) in LaGrange. The closures are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily beginning on ...

  7. Single, Double-Lane Closures Scheduled For I-684

    Single, Double-Lane Closures Scheduled For I-684

    There will be single and double lane closures on I-684 in Northern Westchester for several days as contracting crews continue maintenance activity in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert cautioning that there will be roadwork projects in North Salem, Lewisboro and North Castle beginning on Tuesday. Sept. 4, between exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) and exit ...

  8. Suspect Nabbed In Overnight Area Shooting

    Suspect Nabbed In Overnight Area Shooting

    A suspect is in custody following a shooting in a Middletown driveway, police said.Detectives from the Middletown Police Department are investigating a shooting that took place in the driveway of a Monhagen Avenue home at approximately 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, which left the victim hospitalized.Police said that the victim is a 27-year-old Middletown resident, who was transported ...

  9. Road Closure Alert Issued In Area

    Road Closure Alert Issued In Area

    An emergency declaration has been put out by the Connecticut State Department of Transportation for a busy roadway in Northern Fairfield County.The CTDOT announced that on beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, there will be a closure of Route 37 South slightly north - an estimated 150 to 200 feet - of the turn for Big Trail, near the Sherman-New Fairfield line for roadwork.According ...

  10. New Round Of Weekday Roadwork Scheduled On I-684

    New Round Of Weekday Roadwork Scheduled On I-684

    There will be weekday lane closures for several days on I-684 as contracting crews continue maintenance work.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an advisory cautioning that from 9:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m., there will be closures on the northbound lanes of the interstate between exit 2 (Route 120) and exit 3 (Route 22) in Harrison and North Castle. The work is planned ...

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