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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. NYPD Officer From Hudson Valley Who Just Ended Shift Killed In Crash

    NYPD Officer From Hudson Valley Who Just Ended Shift Killed In Crash

    A Westchester man has been identified as the off-duty NYPD officer who died Wednesday morning when he was involved in a head-on crash with a garbage truck.New Rochelle resident Brian Kessler, 28, was driving home from an overnight shift at 1 Police Plaza on Wednesday morning, Jan. 16 at approximately 8:20 a.m. when he struck a city Parks Department garbage truck on Shore Road in Pelham ...

  2. Video: Gillibrand Announces 2020 Presidential Run On 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

    Video: Gillibrand Announces 2020 Presidential Run On 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

    Could another New Yorker be heading to the White House in 2020?New York U.S. Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand took center stage on CBS-TV's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Tuesday night, Jan. 15, announcing that she will be throwing her hat into what is likely to be a crowded field of Democrats challenging President Donald Trump for his seat in the Oval Office.“I’m going ...

  3. Video: Down Goes The Old Tappan Zee Bridge

    Video: Down Goes The Old Tappan Zee Bridge

    Did you see it?There's only one Tappan Zee Bridge now -- the new bridge -- following Tuesday morning’s demolition of the old bridge.Thousands were on hand or watching live streams, including on the New York New Bridge website, on Tuesday morning, when the explosives at the 64-year-old bridge went off at approximately 10:52 a.m. on Jan. 15, marking the end of an ...

  4. Gillibrand Seems Near 2020 Presidential Run With Trump Attacks, Iowa Vist

    Gillibrand Seems Near 2020 Presidential Run With Trump Attacks, Iowa Vist

    New York U.S. Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand seems to be signaling that she plans to jump into the 2020 presidential race.Gillibrand is scheduled to visit Iowa next weekend as speculation regarding her potential run continues, according to multiple reports. Gillibrand becomes one of more than two dozen potential Democrats eyeing a seat in the Oval Office.She's been a target of ...

  5. Cuomo Unveils $178 Billion Spending Plan Filled With Liberal Policies

    Cuomo Unveils $178 Billion Spending Plan Filled With Liberal Policies

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled his annual state budget proposal that includes an aggressive liberal agenda.At the annual traditional State of the State speech on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Cuomo released his $178 billion spending plan that includes progressive voter reform, legal marijuana and safety reform for limousines. He also proposed making the state’s 2 percent property-tax cap ...

  6. Winter Danger: How To Stay Safe From 'Silent Killer,' Carbon Monoxide

    Winter Danger: How To Stay Safe From 'Silent Killer,' Carbon Monoxide

    With winter in full swing and temperatures plummeting, health officials are warning area residents to be wary of carbon monoxide, the “silent killer.”Health officials in the tri-state area issued an alert this week cautioning of the dangers of carbon monoxide, which has been dubbed the “silent killer,” since it cannot be seen, smelled or tasted.Officials warned that carbon monoxide can ...

  7. Gas Demand Hits Lowest Level in Nearly Two Years, Lowering Cost

    Gas Demand Hits Lowest Level in Nearly Two Years, Lowering Cost

    Prices at the pump continue to plummet for motorists, as the gasoline demand hits its lowest level in nearly two years, AAA announced.Nationally, the average motorist is paying $2.23 per gallon, down from $2.49 a year ago and down 19 cents from a month ago. The price drop comes despite a record number of travelers throughout the country during the holiday season.According to AAA, the ...

  8. Six Dutchess Residents Charged With DWI In Weekend State Police Stops

    Six Dutchess Residents Charged With DWI In Weekend State Police Stops

    New York State Police troopers busted nearly two dozen local motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired in the area.The local residents charged were:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Jan. 4, State Police troopers from Cortlandt arrested Judith E. Cartwright, 72, of Peekskill, for DWI. She was traveling on Route 9 in Peekskill, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law ...

  9. Fiat Chrysler Latest Automaker To Issue Recall Due To Potentially Deadly Airbags

    Fiat Chrysler Latest Automaker To Issue Recall Due To Potentially Deadly Airbags

    Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles worldwide as auto companies continue replacing malfunctioning Takata front airbags that have proven to be dangerous over the past year.The recall includes the 2010 through 2016 Jeep Wrangler SUV, the 2010 Ram 3500 pickup and 4500/5500 Chassis Cab trucks, the 2010 and 2011 Dodge Dakota pickup, the 2010 through 2014 Dodge ...

  10. Big Retail, Food Chains Closing Shop In New York City In Record Numbers

    Big Retail, Food Chains Closing Shop In New York City In Record Numbers

    Big business may be becoming a smaller thing in New York City as several large retailers and food chains continue a mass exodus.For the first time in more than a decade, nationally known chains are moving out of New York City, according to a brand-new report that was recently released.According to the study, nationally known retailers are moving out of the area in greater numbers than ...

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