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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. Three Men Charged For Roles In Monthlong Hudson Valley Burglary Spree

    Three Men Charged For Roles In Monthlong Hudson Valley Burglary Spree

    Three men are facing a host of charges for a monthlong burglary ring that spread throughout Westchester.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., announced on Friday that  Valhalla resident Christian Rosa and White Plains resident Damien Williams have been arranged in Westchester County Court in connection to a string of burglaries in the area that were reported ...

  2. Woman, 20, Caught With Liquid Codeine, Fake License In I-87 Stop, Police Say

    Woman, 20, Caught With Liquid Codeine, Fake License In I-87 Stop, Police Say

    A traffic stop on I-87 led to the arrest of a passenger who was in possession of more than two ounces of codeine and a fake ID, police said.New York State Police troopers stopped a vehicle on I-87 in Woodbury at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Friday morning, when the driver committed a traffic violation. During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers said that probable cause to search the ...

  3. Two Admit To Complex Scheme To Steal Luxury Cars In Goldens Bridge

    Two Admit To Complex Scheme To Steal Luxury Cars In Goldens Bridge

    A pair of men have admitted to their roles in a “complex identity fraud scheme” that allowed them to fraudulently “purchase” and possess high-end vehicles from car dealerships throughout Westchester.Bronx residents Jankley Hidalgo, 29 and Jonathan Sevilla, 34, pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree identity theft, felonies, for the theft of a Lexus from Ray Catena Lexus of ...

  4. Wanted: 'Armed, Dangerous' Suspect In Cortlandt Assault On The Run

    Wanted: 'Armed, Dangerous' Suspect In Cortlandt Assault On The Run

    Have you seen him?New York State Police investigators are attempting to track down a wanted 27-year-old man who is potentially armed and dangerous.An alert was issued for Erick Grigoroff, who is wanted by the New York State Police and the town of Cortlandt Court for allegedly assaulting several people and causing injuries with a knife. He’s wanted on charges that include assault and ...

  5. Days-Long Road Closure Scheduled For Busy Route In Area

    Days-Long Road Closure Scheduled For Busy Route In Area

    A busy Orange County roadway will be closed for more than a week as crews perform construction activities in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, Route 208 will be closed between Clove Road and JMD Drive in Blooming Grove. The closure is expected to last until 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29.Single lane closures with ...

  6. Hutchinson River Parkway Stretch Will Be Closed Over Four-Day Period

    Hutchinson River Parkway Stretch Will Be Closed Over Four-Day Period

    The planned closure of a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway that had to be postponed has been rescheduled in Westchester.Last month, the New York State Department of Transportation announced plans for a closure of the parkway on the final weekend of September as part of an ongoing bridge replacement near the Pelham and Mount Vernon border.But the work was postponed and now, the ...

  7. How To Save A Life: Here's What To Do In Case Of A Grave Injury

    How To Save A Life: Here's What To Do In Case Of A Grave Injury

    Know how to save a life? Want to?The East Fishkill Police Department is hosting a special “Stop the Bleed” training class that could help attendees save the life of a friend or family member in case of a traumatic incident.According to police, a person can bleed to death in as little as 20 seconds or a few minutes. In an effort to assist area residents in preventing such an instance, ...

  8. Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Hit-Run Involving Dodge Ram In Area

    Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Hit-Run Involving Dodge Ram In Area

    A 51-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a Dodge Ram pickup truck near an intersection in a hit-and-run.Brendan Dwyer of Monroe in Orange County suffered multiple fractures to his body when he was struck by the pickup truck at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the intersection of Craigville Road and Hasbrouck Road in Goshen. After striking ...

  9. Seven Fairfield County Weeklies Sold To Hearst Newspaper Chain

    Seven Fairfield County Weeklies Sold To Hearst Newspaper Chain

    One week after Hersam Acorn Newspapers (HAN) closed five of its week, the company announced Thursday that it was acquired by the Hearst newspaper chain.The acquisition means Ridgefield-based HAN's remaining selling seven weekly newspaper in Fairfield County will now be owned and operated by Hearst.The deal - financial terms of which were not disclosed - transfers the print and digital ...

  10. Trio Nabbed With 60 Pounds Of Nitrous Oxide In I-87 Stop

    Trio Nabbed With 60 Pounds Of Nitrous Oxide In I-87 Stop

    Three people in possession of more than 50 pounds of Nitrous Oxide were busted by New York State Police troopers during a traffic stop on I-87 in Orange County.Troopers stopped a vehicle driven by Bronx resident Dennis Andaluz, 51, at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, when he committed a traffic violation. During the subsequent stop, police said that “probable cause to ...

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