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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. 

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  1. Probe Into Racial Flyers In Hudson Valley Ordered By Cuomo

    Probe Into Racial Flyers In Hudson Valley Ordered By Cuomo

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a probe into the distribution of Ku Klux Klan and white supremacy flyers in Westchester County and around the state.Cuomo has directed New York State Police investigators to look into the distribution of white supremacy materials, to determine their origin and whether they are designed to promote or incite hate crimes. Patrols have also been ...

  2. Northern Westchester Man Arrested After Falsely Saying His Car Was Stolen, Police Say

    Northern Westchester Man Arrested After Falsely Saying His Car Was Stolen, Police Say

    A Westchester man is in trouble with the law after allegedly claiming his car was stolen in Verplanck when it wasn’t.Members of the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations announced the arrest of 24-year-old Verplanck resident Stephen Candelaria, who has been charged with falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor.Police said that shortly before 6:30 p.m. on July 17, ...

  3. Alert Issued For Man At Large After Being Charged In Area Motel Attack

    Alert Issued For Man At Large After Being Charged In Area Motel Attack

    New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man.An alert was issued from New York State Police for Alfredrick Morrison, Jr., who is wanted for criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, and criminal obstruction of breathing dating back to an incident in 2016. Morrison is wanted by the New York State Police from the ...

  4. Northern Westchester Man Threatens Woman With Assault Rifle In Domestic Incident, Police Say

    Northern Westchester Man Threatens Woman With Assault Rifle In Domestic Incident, Police Say

    Police intervention was required after a Northern Westchester man allegedly threatened a woman with an assault rifle before forcibly removing her from an area home during a domestic dispute.On Thursday, Aug. 2, troopers were dispatched to a Cortlandt home, where there was a report of a domestic dispute involving a weapon. Upon arrival, it was found that Cortlandt Manor resident Gary ...

  5. Jewelry Burglar Sneaks In Through Bathroom Window At Home, Police Say

    Jewelry Burglar Sneaks In Through Bathroom Window At Home, Police Say

    A cat burglar snuck through an unlocked second-floor bathroom window to make off with jewelry and other items in Westchester, police said.Detectives from the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to a Church Lane home at approximately 4:30 p.m. on July 15 to investigate an alleged burglary. Police said that upon arrival, they found all the doors to be secure. They noted that “a ...

  6. Motorist Driving Nearly 100 MPH Among 88 Ticketed In Latest I-684 Detail

    Motorist Driving Nearly 100 MPH Among 88 Ticketed In Latest I-684 Detail

    A motorist was busted driving nearly 100 mph in the rain on Wednesday, during a special police detail on I-684 in Westchester.New York State Police troopers dished out dozens of tickets in Bedford, including 67 for speeding during the detail. One motorist was clocked going 99 mph on I-684 during the storms that hit the area.In total, 88 summons were issued. The latest detail comes on ...

  7. Thanks, Obama: Ex-President Endorses Hudson Valley Congressional Candidate

    Thanks, Obama: Ex-President Endorses Hudson Valley Congressional Candidate

    A Congressional candidate in the Hudson Valley received an endorsement from former President Barack Obama on Wednesday.Rhinebeck resident Anthony Delgado, a Schenectady native challenging first-term Republican John Faso in the 19th District in November’s midterm elections, was among 81 Democrats who received the former Commander-in-Chief’s vote of approval this week.The 19th district - ...

  8. Bite To The Face May Lead To Life In Prison For Hudson Valley Armed Robber

    Bite To The Face May Lead To Life In Prison For Hudson Valley Armed Robber

    A Westchester man faces life in prison after being found guilty of pistol-whipping a woman and her son during a violent armed robbery in Westchester last year when he got bit in the face, leading to his arrest.Mount Vernon resident Sidney Lane, 37, was found guilty of two counts of attempted robbery, violent felonies, for an incident in Yonkers last July, when he attacked a woman and ...

  9. Aw, Shucks: Oyster Found In Hudson River Described As 'Largest Ever'

    Aw, Shucks: Oyster Found In Hudson River Described As 'Largest Ever'

    Just in time for National Oyster Day on Sunday, Aug. 5 comes word that a massive oyster “the size of a small shoe” was picked up under a pier in the Hudson River.The River Project, an organization that works to provide the Hudson River, posted a picture of a 22-centimeter oyster, which was found by a construction worker working on Pier 40 near the Hudson River Park.On Facebook, the ...

  10. Video: Deer In Distress Freed From Fence In Area

    Video: Deer In Distress Freed From Fence In Area

    Oh, deer.Officers from the Newtown Police Department rescued a deer that found itself in a precarious position this week.On Monday, July 30, Officer Timothy Schoen was called to a local property, where there was a report of a “deer in distress.” The deer had caught one of its hind legs tangled in a fence and couldn’t get loose.Schoen, without formal training of helping animals out of ...

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