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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. Report: Westchester Mother Charged In Death Of Daughter Sends Holiday Card To Father's Family

    Report: Westchester Mother Charged In Death Of Daughter Sends Holiday Card To Father's Family

    The mother who allegedly killed her 2-year-old daughter and attempted to stab two police officers attempting to offer her aid reportedly sent her child’s family a macabre holiday present.Cynthia Arce, 29, who pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder for the death of her daughter, Gabriella Boyd, sent a holiday card to her daughter’s father and family, according to a lohud report."It's ...

  2. Three Involved In $3M Stolen Credit Card Ring Busted In Westchester

    Three Involved In $3M Stolen Credit Card Ring Busted In Westchester

    Three members of an alleged nationwide multi-million dollar stolen credit card ring were reportedly arrested in Westchester, according to the Westchester County Business Journal.The ring’s alleged leader, Hamilton Eromosele was charged with aggravated identity theft and he and two others, Youssouf “Slim” Traore and Deja Monet were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, according ...

  3. Delgado, Maloney Among Members Of Congress Donating, Withholding Paychecks During Shutdown

    Delgado, Maloney Among Members Of Congress Donating, Withholding Paychecks During Shutdown

    With the country mired in the longest government shutdown in American history, dozens of members of Congress have vowed to refuse their paychecks or donate their earnings in a show of solidarity with federal employees who have been without pay for weeks.The New York State Department of Labor said that there are approximately 114,000 federal employees in the state, all of whom have been ...

  4. New Move To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags Underway In New York

    New Move To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags Underway In New York

    In an effort to “combat litter, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment for future generations,” New York is banning single-use plastic bags and is expanding the bottle bill to include most non-alcoholic containers.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that a bottle bill expansion and a plastic bag ban will be included in the 2019 Executive Budget. The ...

  5. Have You Seen This Man Wanted In Westchester?

    Have You Seen This Man Wanted In Westchester?

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man wanted in the city on charges that include assault and attempted robbery.The Yonkers Police Department released an alert on Wednesday for Gregory White, 32, who has been described as a 5-foot-8 African American weighing approximately 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Investigators ...

  6. Police In Westchester Seize Eight Kilos Of Heroin Worth Millions, Arrest Two

    Police In Westchester Seize Eight Kilos Of Heroin Worth Millions, Arrest Two

    Police seized eight kilograms of heroin worth several million dollars and arrested two suspects as part of a joint investigation with the DEA in Westchester.On Monday, Jan 14, members of the Yonkers Police Department Narcotics Unit and the DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force Group T-12 conducted a narcotics interdiction in the area of Central Park Avenue north of Palmer Road ...

  7. NYPD Officer From Westchester Who Just Ended Shift Killed In Crash With City Parks Truck

    NYPD Officer From Westchester Who Just Ended Shift Killed In Crash With City Parks Truck

    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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sex Offender Convicted Of Raping Teen Girl Reports Move In Mount Vernon

    Sex Offender Convicted Of Raping Teen Girl Reports Move In Mount Vernon

    A registered sex offender convicted of raping a teenage girl has reported a move in Westchester County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 45-year-old Tracey Douglas, who has moved from Valhalla to a residence on South 3rd Avenue in Mount Vernon.The Division of Criminal Justice Services ...

  10. Expect Delays: Traffic Stops Start On I-95 During Rock Remediation

    Expect Delays: Traffic Stops Start On I-95 During Rock Remediation

    Motorists traveling on the New England Thruway in Westchester can expect brief stoppages in traffic as crews begin a rock remediation project.The New York State Thruway Authority announced a rock remediation safety project on the I-95 in Westchester, which will require brief traffic stops beginning today. The rock remediation is part of the $135 million “Last ...

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