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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. Man Sentenced For Attempting To Use Forged CT ID At Four Banks In One Day

    Man Sentenced For Attempting To Use Forged CT ID At Four Banks In One Day

    A man who attempted to steal another person's identity at multiple Westchester County banks will be spending several years behind bars.Bronx resident Jose Cabrera has been sentenced to a term of two to four years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument for going to banks in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Ossining and Thornwood with a forged ...

  2. Financer Sells $12.8M Rye Waterfront Oasis

    Financer Sells $12.8M Rye Waterfront Oasis

    The Hudson Valley was home to some of the most expensive properties sold north of New York City, according to a brand new report.According to PropertyShark, which released the report, eight of the 10 properties that made the list (of most expensive traded) are in Westchester, with the remaining two in Dutchess. They considered every county north of NYC, including Westchester and ...

  3. Smoke Sale Age Raised To 21 In Bridgeport

    Smoke Sale Age Raised To 21 In Bridgeport

    Bridgeport has become the second city in Connecticut to pass legislation making it more difficult for children and teenagers to purchase tobacco products.The Bridgeport City Council passed a policy on Tuesday that raised the age of sale of tobacco products only to customers over the age of 21. The new ordinance comes on the heels of Hartford passing similar legislation late last ...

  4. Westchester Pride Showing As Mariano Rivera Becomes First Unanimous MLB Hall Of Fame Pick

    Westchester Pride Showing As Mariano Rivera Becomes First Unanimous MLB Hall Of Fame Pick

    Westchester’s own Mariano Rivera has put a new line in the record books, becoming the first Major League Baseball player to ever be unanimously selected to the Hall of Fame, and the county can't help but show its pride.The Major’s all-time saves leader, Rivera became the first to receive unanimous support, being named on each of the voters’ 425 ballots. He will be enshrined alongside ...

  5. Metro-North Employees Hailed As Heroes For Helping Save Commuter’s Life

    Metro-North Employees Hailed As Heroes For Helping Save Commuter’s Life

    Some fast-fast-acting MTA employees helped save the life of a passenger who stopped breathing on a Metro-North train during the heart of the rush hour commute in the Hudson Valley.Nine Metro-North Railroad employees were celebrated for “seamlessly working together to save an unresponsive customer” on board a train heading from Grand Central to Wassaic.Shortly after 5:15 p.m. on ...

  6. Ocasio-Cortez Defends Her 70-Percent Billionaires Tax Rate Proposal Over Ice Cream With Colbert

    Ocasio-Cortez Defends Her 70-Percent Billionaires Tax Rate Proposal Over Ice Cream With Colbert

    Another prominent New York politician took center stage on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” taking aim at some of the nation’s wealthiest.Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx/Queens), a 2007 Yorktown High School graduate, appeared on the CBS late night show on Monday to debunk rumors regarding her proposed 70 percent marginal income tax, which would target ...

  7. Bruce Willis' Westchester Estate Hits Market For $12.95 Million

    Bruce Willis' Westchester Estate Hits Market For $12.95 Million

    Bruce Willis, who reached international fame in 1988 playing John McClane in the original "Die Hard," has listed his 22-acre, Northern Westchester estate for $12.95 million.The compound in Bedford Corners estate on Croton Lake Road features a view of the Croton Reservoir, according to the listing by Douglas Elliman. The listing agents are: Nancy Strong, Stacey Oestreich ...

  8. Woman Flees After Attempting To Cash $5K In Allegedly Fake Checks In Darien, Police Say

    Woman Flees After Attempting To Cash $5K In Allegedly Fake Checks In Darien, Police Say

    A woman fled from an area bank on foot after attempting to cash a potentially fraudulent check for $5,000, police said.Officers from the Darien Police Department were dispatched to the HSBC bank branch on Post Road at approximately 11:11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan 10, where there was a report of an attempted fraudulent transaction.According to police, the teller reported that a white woman ...

  9. Push For Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Picking Up Steam Statewide

    Push For Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Picking Up Steam Statewide

    The push to ban single-use plastic bags is gaining steam as elected officials propose legislation to phase them out in Connecticut.Two bills have been sent to the General Assembly’s Environmental Committee in Connecticut that would either ban or disincentive the use of such bags by charging a fee for each one used.The first bill, co-sponsored by Reps. David Michel and Josh Elliott ...

  10. Traffic Deaths In NYC Hit 100-Year Low

    Traffic Deaths In NYC Hit 100-Year Low

    Walking and driving in New York City may be getting safer, according to new statistics that found that traffic deaths are at their lowest number in a century.The New York Transportation Department reported that 196 people were killed in traffic accidents through Dec. 26 last year, an 11 percent decrease from 2017. The mark is the lowest in 100 years, according to the Wall Street ...

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