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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. Latest Round Of Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled

    Latest Round Of Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled

    There will be single- and double-lane closures on I-684 in Westchester for two days next week as contracting crews perform maintenance activities in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert to area residents warning that from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25 in North Castle and Harrison, there will be southbound lane ...

  2. Resident Reports Man Posing As Con Ed Worker In Northern Westchester

    Resident Reports Man Posing As Con Ed Worker In Northern Westchester

    Be on the lookout for potential scammers possibly posing as Con Edison employees.Officers from the North Castle Police Department were dispatched to a Bedford Banksville Road home shortly before 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, where there was a caller from a local resident reporting a suspicious man who alleged to be an employee of Con Edison, asking to look around.The homeowner told ...

  3. Man Charged With Raping 13-Year-Old In Arrest Assisted By Hudson Valley Child Advocacy Center

    Man Charged With Raping 13-Year-Old In Arrest Assisted By Hudson Valley Child Advocacy Center

    A 21-year-old man who was “familiar” with a 13-year-old child is facing a rape charge after being busted by a Hudson Valley child advocacy group.New York State Police troopers from Livingston, with an assist from the Columbia County Child Advocacy Center arrested Copake resident Marvin Vasquez Morales on Thursday following an investigation into an alleged rape of a minor.On Sept. 12, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Fowl Play: Crowing Roosters, Injured Owl Incidents Reported In Northern Westchester

    Fowl Play: Crowing Roosters, Injured Owl Incidents Reported In Northern Westchester

    A North Castle resident has to get rid of his roosters after a neighbor complained about them crowing all morning and  night, keeping him awake.The North Castle Police Department received a complaint from a North Overlook Road resident on Monday, Sept. 17, who said that a nearby neighbor had roosters that continue to make noise each morning and evening from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m., waking him ...

  6. Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Despite undergoing a paradigm shift and attempting to change gears in the way it does business, Sears continues hemorrhaging money, casting its future in doubt.Sears CEO Eddie Lampert said that his company has been “working hard to transform its business and unlock the value of its assets,” which includes a shift from traditional retailing to a more member-centric company. Despite these ...

  7. Police Dish Out 52 Tickets In New Detail Along I-684 Corridor

    Police Dish Out 52 Tickets In New Detail Along I-684 Corridor

    Dozens of tickets were doled out by New York State Police troopers during a special speed enforcement operation in Westchester County along the I-684 corridor.During the detail, which was “conducted in furtherance of (New York State Police’s) mission to ensure highway safety for all users of the roadway,” on Tuesday, Sept. 18, troopers issued a total of 52 tickets for speeding, ...

  8. Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect In Criminal Investigation

    Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect In Criminal Investigation

    Do you know him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to identify a man who is wanted as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.The Brookfield Police Department released surveillance photos of a suspect who is wanted on several charges as part of an ongoing investigation. In the photos, he can be seen wearing a gray hat, long-sleeved dark black and gray shirt, ...

  9. Three Hudson Valley Football Standouts Nominated For Heart Of A Giant Award

    Three Hudson Valley Football Standouts Nominated For Heart Of A Giant Award

    A trio of Hudson Valley high school varsity football standouts have been nominated by their coaches for a prestigious award that is sponsored in part through the New York Giants.High School seniors Eric Genua (Suffern Senior High School in Rockland), Harry Ravitz (Pelham Memorial High School in Westchester) and Frank Wise (Pine Bush High School in Orange County) have been nominated for ...

  10. 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 ...

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