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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. Did You Buy Them? Perdue Recalls 68K Pounds Of Chicken Nuggets

    Did You Buy Them? Perdue Recalls 68K Pounds Of Chicken Nuggets

    Perdue has announced a recall of thousands of pounds of a popular chicken nugget product after wood was found in some packages nationwide.The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Thursday that Perdue is recalling 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be “contaminated with extraneous materials, ...

  2. Nearly $400M In Residential Developments Proposed For Three Westchester Projects

    Nearly $400M In Residential Developments Proposed For Three Westchester Projects

    A trio of developments have been approved by officials in Yonkers totaling nearly $400 million.The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approved resolutions that will provide financial incentives for three extensive residential projects in the city that represent an investment of an estimated $391 million. It is further estimated that the projects will create 1,300 construction ...

  3. Westchester Man Admits To Luring Teen To His Home Through Dog-Walking App

    Westchester Man Admits To Luring Teen To His Home Through Dog-Walking App

    A man has admitted to luring a teenager to his home through a dog-walking app and attempting to sexually assault her in Westchester.Mount Vernon resident Charles Johnson pleaded guilty to attempted sex abuse on Thursday, Jan. 17, after he lured a teenager to his home through the app on the pretense of looking for a sitter for his dog.On May 3 last year, using the alias “Chuck J.,” ...

  4. State Agencies Directed To Help Furloughed Workers Amid Longest Government Shutdown

    State Agencies Directed To Help Furloughed Workers Amid Longest Government Shutdown

    Some relief may be coming for furloughed federal employees in New York as the country’s longest government shutdown enters its fourth week.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that state agencies have been directed to provide support for federal workers, including those seeking unemployment insurance benefits. The Department of Labor has been instructed to accelerate the unemployment ...

  5. Shutdown Ineffective, Trump To Blame, Marist Poll Says: What Do You Think? Vote Now

    Shutdown Ineffective, Trump To Blame, Marist Poll Says: What Do You Think? Vote Now

    As the country remains gridlocked amid the longest government shutdown in the nation's history, more and more people are growing dissatisfied, according to a new Marist College poll.With an estimated 800,000 federal workers - including approximately 114,000 in New York and several thousand more In Connecticut - without work for nearly five weeks, Americans appear to be souring on the ...

  6. Ex-Northern Westchester Priest Appears In Court For Alleged Inappropriate Behavior With A Minor

    Ex-Northern Westchester Priest Appears In Court For Alleged Inappropriate Behavior With A Minor

    A former priest in the area was back in court this week to respond to charges that he allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior with a minor.Thomas Kreiser, a former priest in Bronxville, Garnerville and Yorktown, was in church on Wednesday, Jan. 16 after surrendering himself to police custody late last year for allegedly sexually abusing a 10-year-old child.Westchester County ...

  7. Lane, Ramp Closures As Tappan Zee Constructors Prepares Traffic Shift In Westchester, Rockland

    Lane, Ramp Closures As Tappan Zee Constructors Prepares Traffic Shift In Westchester, Rockland

    The old Tappan Zee Bridge may be gone, but traffic problems continue to persist near the new bridge.Tappan Zee Constructors announced that it will be realigning Rockland-bound traffic near the Westchester landing during the overnight hours of Friday, Jan. 18, prompting lane and ramp closures in the area.TZC said that the work will require overnight lane closures on the ...

  8. Former Westchester Community College President Joseph Hankin Dies

    Former Westchester Community College President Joseph Hankin Dies

    Former Westchester Community College President Joseph N. Hankin, who was one of the nation’s longest-serving community college presidents has died at the age of 74.The college announced Thursday, Jan. 17 that Hankin died on Wednesday, Jan. 16. He first took over at the college in 1971 and served 42 years at the helm until his retirement in 2013.Hankin was a significant member of the ...

  9. Fights Still Going On Following Mayor's Unannounced Visit To Mount Vernon HS With Rapper Fatboy

    Fights Still Going On Following Mayor's Unannounced Visit To Mount Vernon HS With Rapper Fatboy

    The fallout from Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas’ unexpected visit to the high school last week continues to reverberate throughout the city and school district as fighting has continued into this week.Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and rapper Fatboy made an appearance at the high school on Friday, Jan. 11, unbeknownst to the school, Principal Ronald Gonzalez, or Mount Vernon ...

  10. Camp Director In Westchester Charged With Sexual Assault

    Camp Director In Westchester Charged With Sexual Assault

    A camp director in Westchester is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager.William O’Neill, a resident of Jackson, New Jersey, was arrested this week for allegedly abusing his teenage victim, who is between the ages of 13 and 16, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced. The alleged sexual assaults happened in the summer of 2018 and continued until the ...

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