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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. College Of New Rochelle Closure Seen As Likely

    College Of New Rochelle Closure Seen As Likely

    Amid a near three-year financial crisis, the College of New Rochelle may be shutting its doors for good at the end of the summer semester.In 2016, the college’s Board of Trustees was alerted about “significant unmet financial obligations that had accrued over a period of time.” The Board subsequently launched an investigation and enlisted the help of officials to restructure and manage ...

  2. Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled For Weekend

    Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled For Weekend

    Motorists traveling on I-684 over the weekend may see delays as crews continue construction work in North Castle and Harrison.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, there will be double lane closures on the interstate between exit 1 (I-287) and exit 3 (Route 22), weather permitting.The NYSDOT said that during the ...

  3. Gas Prices Back On The Rise After Weeks Of Dropping

    Gas Prices Back On The Rise After Weeks Of Dropping

    After enjoying weeks of declining gas prices at the pump, motorists in the area have seen an uptick this week, according to AAA.AAA announced that 28 states have seen gas prices rising this week, including New York and Connecticut, which each rose a cent from a week ago.Nationally, the national gas price has risen to an average of $2.33 per gallon, up six cents from a week ago. The ...

  4. Westchester Felon Found With Loaded Gun At Train Station Pleads Guilty

    Westchester Felon Found With Loaded Gun At Train Station Pleads Guilty

    A Westchester County convict is facing a decade in prison after admitting to illegally possessing a stolen weapon at a Connecticut train station.Mount Vernon resident Michael Lawrence, 26, has pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon dating back to an incident last summer.U.S. Attorney John Durham said that on Aug. 22 last ...

  5. Former Union VP From Area Faces Bribery Charge, U.S. Attorney Says

    Former Union VP From Area Faces Bribery Charge, U.S. Attorney Says

    A former vice president of a teamsters labor union in the Hudson Valley is facing bribery charges for allegedly using his influence soliciting tens of thousands of dollars in bribe payments.Newburgh resident John Ulrich the former vice president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 812 allegedly solicited the bribes in exchange for allowing a third-party continue to ...

  6. New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution

    New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is facing charges of soliciting prostitution in connection to a recent bust on massage parlors in Florida.Kraft, 77, who is no stranger to local football fans, was charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution, police in Jupiter, Florida announced on Friday morning. Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr announced at a press ...

  7. Ex-New Rochelle Priests Among Clerics ID'd As Being Accused Of Sexual Abuse

    Ex-New Rochelle Priests Among Clerics ID'd As Being Accused Of Sexual Abuse

    Two former clerics in the Hudson Valley were among four more from New York accused of sexual abuse.Michael Kevin John, who worked at Blessed Sacrament High School in New Rochelle in the late 1970s, and Robert Louis Pavlica, who worked for Iona Preparatory School in the 1960s, were among four former members of the Irish Christian Brothers Order who are facing charges of sexual abuse.Rev. ...

  8. Four Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Four Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Several area residents were among 11 taken off the road over the weekend for alleged impaired driving.Local residents charged include:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Feb. 15, State Police troopers from Brewster arrested Jose M. Lopez Gonzalez, 38, of Mount Kisco, for Aggravated DWI Leandra’s Law, a felony, and Endangering the welfare of a Child, a misdemeanor. He was traveling on I-684 ...

  9. Wanted: Suspect In Burglary Of Westchester Business On Loose

    Wanted: Suspect In Burglary Of Westchester Business On Loose

    Have you seen him?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a 39-year-old man who is wanted by the town of North Salem Justice Court for a second-degree burglary charge.Police said that an arrest warrant was issued in North Salem for Ernest Morrissey, who is wanted due to his involvement in the burglary of a local ...

  10. 29 NY Children, Including Two In Hudson Valley, Killed By Guns Since Parkland Shooting

    29 NY Children, Including Two In Hudson Valley, Killed By Guns Since Parkland Shooting

    Twenty-nine New York children - including two from the Hudson Valley - are among more than 1,200 who have been killed by guns in the country since the Parkland shooting last February.On Feb. 14 last year, Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 students and staff members, and injuring 17 others. The shooting led to a wave of activism in the year that ...

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