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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. Shortage Of School Bus Drivers Sparks Concern In New York

    Shortage Of School Bus Drivers Sparks Concern In New York

    The wheels on the bus go round and round, but they require someone behind the wheel to drive them.New York school districts are facing a shortage of bus drivers, according to a brand new report released by the New York State School Boards Association, New York Association for Pupil Transportation and National Association for Pupil Transportation.The report found that bus ...

  2. These Hudson Valley High Schools Ranked Among Worst In State For 2018 Graduation Rates

    These Hudson Valley High Schools Ranked Among Worst In State For 2018 Graduation Rates

    While the Hudson Valley is home to some of the state’s finest schools, some districts have performed better than others, and have reported some of New York’s lowest graduation rates.In New York, 80.4 percent of students who started the 9th grade in 2014 graduated in June last year, according to recently released state records. That mark is a slight increase from 2017, when 80.2 percent ...

  3. Daytime Lane Closures Scheduled On I-87 Near Tappan Zee Bridge For Days

    Daytime Lane Closures Scheduled On I-87 Near Tappan Zee Bridge For Days

    There will be daytime lane closures for several days on the Rockland-bound New York State Thruway next week as contracting crews continue work in the area.Tappan Zee Constructors announced that they will continue roadway improvements near the new Tappan Zee Bridge, which will require single-lane closures on I-87/I-287. Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, there will be one left ...

  4. Most Statewide Super Bowl Police Detail Tickets Issued In Hudson Valley: Here Are The Numbers

    Most Statewide Super Bowl Police Detail Tickets Issued In Hudson Valley: Here Are The Numbers

    The New England Patriots prevailed over the Los Angeles Rams at the biggest football game of the year, but it was not a Super weekend for thousands of New Yorkers who were ticketed and arrested during the festivities.New York State Police issued 7,891 tickets and arrested 139 people for impaired driving during a Super Bowl Weekend impaired driving crackdown. The details started on ...

  5. Beware Of Phantom Debt Collectors, FTC Warns

    Beware Of Phantom Debt Collectors, FTC Warns

    The Federal Trade Commission is warning area residents to be wary of phantom debt collectors after taking down an elaborate group of schemers that stole millions.The FTC announced that they have filed a lawsuit against Global Asset Financial Services Group (GAFS) and 15 other related companies that allegedly operated a fake debt collection scheme. The complaint alleges that employees ...

  6. Sandy Hook Families Win String Of Victories In Defamation Suits Against Alex Jones

    Sandy Hook Families Win String Of Victories In Defamation Suits Against Alex Jones

    Families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims have reportedly claimed a series of victories in their ongoing defamation lawsuits against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.Ten families are pursuing lawsuits against Jones for allegedly spreading lies about the shooting, going so far as to call it a plot orchestrated by family members. The New York Times reported this week that the ...

  7. Amazon Now Reconsidering Plans To Open Second Headquarters In New York, Report Says

    Amazon Now Reconsidering Plans To Open Second Headquarters In New York, Report Says

    Amazon may be getting cold feet and be ready to backpedal out of its plan to build a new campus in New York City.In November, the online retailer announced that it has chosen two locations for its new HQ2 project, one in Long Island City, and a second in Virginia. However, according to a new report released Friday, Amazon is reconsidering its choice in New York."The question is whether ...

  8. Man Charged With Removing Teens From Area Residential Treatment Center

    Man Charged With Removing Teens From Area Residential Treatment Center

    A 20-year-old is facing criminal charges after police say he removed two teenagers from an area residential treatment center they were ordered to stay.New York State Police troopers arrested Poughkeepsie resident Tyrick Angol after he allegedly picked up and removed two 16-year-old children from the Berkshire Farms Center in Kinderhook and left with them. The teenagers had been mandated ...

  9. Cuomo Aide Says Trump Has Started 'Economic Civil War' After He Tells Upstate NYers To Move Out

    Cuomo Aide Says Trump Has Started 'Economic Civil War' After He Tells Upstate NYers To Move Out

    President Donald Trump continues to butt heads with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s camp, this time over a new round of comments the commander-in-chief said about upstate New York.This week, Trump was questioned about initial comments he made in 2017 stating that upstate New York residents should consider a mass exodus out of the state. And Trump quickly doubled downed on them."If New York ...

  10. Wallkill Man Acquitted In Teen's Slaying

    Wallkill Man Acquitted In Teen's Slaying

    An Orange County man has been cleared of all charges in connection to the 2015 fatal shooting of a teenager.A jury announced that Wallkill resident Jamaad Murphy, 26, was found not guilty of murder, manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon after two days of deliberation following a weeklong trial.On May 9, 2015, 16-year-old Terence West, Jr. was lured outside the Lake ...

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