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Zak Failla

Content Producer 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. Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Impeachment Proceedings, Says She'd Be 'Hard-Pressed' To Back Biden

    Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Impeachment Proceedings, Says She'd Be 'Hard-Pressed' To Back Biden

    Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pressuring House Democrats to “move forward” with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, stating that it could be considered a “politically motivated” decision if they failed to do so.The 2007 Yorktown High School graduate took to Twitter on Tuesday, May 21, saying “Congress swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. ...

  2. Fugitive Still On Run After Saying He'd Surrender If 'Wanted' Facebook Post Got 15K Likes

    Fugitive Still On Run After Saying He'd Surrender If 'Wanted' Facebook Post Got 15K Likes

    A man who made a deal with police to turn himself in if a wanted poster received 15,000 “likes” on Facebook is still on the run, police in Connecticut said.Investigators from the Torrington Police Department posted on Facebook that Jose Simms, 29, who is wanted on seven failure to appear warrants, agreed to turn himself in if a post received the necessary likes.Simms failed to appear in ...

  3. Photos: Residents Bear Down As Mama, Cub Go Through Pine Plains Trash Cans

    Photos: Residents Bear Down As Mama, Cub Go Through Pine Plains Trash Cans

    With the weather continuing to warm up, more and more black bears are making their way out of the woods and onto area properties in the area.The latest black bear sighting came in Pine Plains, when a Cedar Knolls Road resident caught what appears to be a mother and its cub marching through his backyard on multiple occasions in the past few weeks.The resident said that he noticed that ...

  4. Woman Accused Of Stabbing Victim With Knife In Dutchess Domestic Dispute

    Woman Accused Of Stabbing Victim With Knife In Dutchess Domestic Dispute

    A 24-year-old woman is behind bars after allegedly brandishing a knife and stabbing her victim during an early morning domestic dispute, state police said.New York State Police troopers from the Poughkeepsie barracks were dispatched at approximately 5 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22 to a West Road home in Pleasant Valley to investigate a reported domestic incident.According to police, the ...

  5. Dutchess Man Sentenced For Fatal Shooting Of 18-Year-Old

    Dutchess Man Sentenced For Fatal Shooting Of 18-Year-Old

    A 25-year-old man will spend decades behind bars after pleading guilty to shooting an 18-year-old in the head on a busy Poughkeepsie street and walking away.City of Poughkeepsie resident Rajeam Jackson, of Poughkeepsie, was sentenced this week to 27 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision after pleading guilty last month to first-degree manslaughter and second-degree ...

  6. Ex-Detective Sentenced To Prison For Obstructing Drug Investigation In Area

    Ex-Detective Sentenced To Prison For Obstructing Drug Investigation In Area

    A convicted corrupt former NYPD officer will spend time behind bars after obstructing an investigation into a Westchester drug deal whom he also temporarily ran an illegal sports betting business.Brooklyn resident Saed Rabah, 46, has been sentenced to two years in prison in White Plains federal court for knowingly providing misinformation to a federal law enforcement officer to obstruct ...

  7. Ex-Teacher's Aide Sentenced For Bringing Loaded 9MM Gun To School In Area

    Ex-Teacher's Aide Sentenced For Bringing Loaded 9MM Gun To School In Area

    A former BOCES teacher’s aide who brought a loaded gun into a Rockland County school has been sentenced.Warwick resident Gillian Jeffords, who worked at the Jesse J. Kaplan School in West Nyack will not spend time behind bars, but has been sentenced to three years probation following her arrest early last year for criminal possession of a weapon in a school. Jeffords, 24, was arrested ...

  8. Possible E. Coli Contamination Leads To Recall Of 62K Pounds Of Beef Products

    Possible E. Coli Contamination Leads To Recall Of 62K Pounds Of Beef Products

    More than 60,000 pounds of raw beef products have been recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service due to potential E. coli contamination concerns.Aurora Packing Company announced that it is recalling 62,112 pounds of product after the potential E coli O157:H7 was discovered during random sample testing by FSIS. There have been no reported ...

  9. Couple Sentenced For Stealing Mail From Hudson Valley Mailboxes

    Couple Sentenced For Stealing Mail From Hudson Valley Mailboxes

    A woman and man from Connecticut who were busted with hundreds of pieces of mail during a traffic stop have been sentenced after admitting to robbing “rural” mailboxes in Northern Westchester. Shamaty Pacheco, 20, and Axel Zuniga-Loor, 25, both of Waterbury, have been sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to one count each of criminal possession of stolen property, ...

  10. NY Lawmakers Vote To Release Trump's State Tax Returns To Congress

    NY Lawmakers Vote To Release Trump's State Tax Returns To Congress

    New York State lawmakers are one step closer to gaining access to President Donald Trump’s state tax returns.The New York State Assembly passed legislation on Wednesday, May 22 which would amend the law to allow the state Department of Taxation and Finance to release the tax returns of elected officials. The bill is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo later this month if ...

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