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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. Photos: Car Bursts Into Flames On Route 59

    Photos: Car Bursts Into Flames On Route 59

    Temperatures continue to rise in the region, but things got a little too hot to handle for a driver and his daughter when his car suddenly burst into flames while he was driving in Rockland County.The Ramapo Police Department received a report at approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, from a motorist who stated that his car was on fire in the parking lot of Chase Bank on Route 59 ...

  2. Car Overturns After Woman Tries To Pick Up Dropped Phone In Rockland, Police Say

    Car Overturns After Woman Tries To Pick Up Dropped Phone In Rockland, Police Say

    A distracted driver who dropped her cellphone overturned her car while attempting to pick it up in Rockland County, police said.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department were dispatched to a stretch of 2nd Street in Hillburn at approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, where there was a report of a one-vehicle crash.According to police, the driver, whose name was not released by ...

  3. Services Scheduled For Man Killed After Being Hit By Car In Rockland

    Services Scheduled For Man Killed After Being Hit By Car In Rockland

    Funeral services have been scheduled for the 29-year-old Northern Westchester man who was struck and killed by a BMW when he exited his vehicle following a crash on I-87 in Rockland County.Nicholas Polao, of Cortlandt Manor, was struck at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 on I-87 in Clarkstown. He was treated for his injuries and pronounced dead at Westchester Medical Center ...

  4. Writer From Area Eyes Legal Action Against Trump After Sex Assault Claims

    Writer From Area Eyes Legal Action Against Trump After Sex Assault Claims

    A prominent author from the Hudson Valley who claims she was sexually assaulted by President Donald Trump in the 1990s is contemplating taking legal actions against the commander-in-chief.E. Jean Carroll, now 76, alleged in a New York Magazine column that Trump was among her most “Hideous Men,” alleging that she was sexually assaulted by the now president.Carroll lives in a cabin In the ...

  5. Humpback Whale Makes Big City Splash In NY Harbor

    Humpback Whale Makes Big City Splash In NY Harbor

    A humpback whale made quite a splash with a group of fisherman in New York City, making a surprise appearance off the coast of Staten Island.The whale was spotted by Alex Carr and several of his co-workers from the Staten Island Zoo who were celebrating a friend’s birthday out on Raritan Bay.The large whale was approximately 100 feet from the boat at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17 ...

  6. Listeria Concerns Lead To Recall Of Hummus Products

    Listeria Concerns Lead To Recall Of Hummus Products

    A Houston-based company announced a voluntary recall of certain hummus products that were distributed nationwide and may contain Listeria monocytogenes.Pita Pal Foods announced that it is recalling select brands of hummus products that were identified at the manufacturing facility as potentially dangerous during an FDA inspection.The complete list of recalled items can be found ...

  7. Gas Prices On Rise In New York, Connecticut

    Gas Prices On Rise In New York, Connecticut

    Temperatures continue to rise, as do prices at the pump for motorists on the East Coast.Nationally, gas prices have risen to an average of $2.79 per gallon, up 11 cents from a month ago, and up four cents from just a week ago.In New York, motorists are paying an average of $2.90, with some of the highest prices in Westchester ($3.11 per gallon); Putnam ($2.99); Dutchess ($2.93) and ...

  8. Plan Calls For Cutting Thousands Of MTA Jobs In First Significant Layoff Since 2010

    Plan Calls For Cutting Thousands Of MTA Jobs In First Significant Layoff Since 2010

    A new reorganization plan from the MTA may lead to the loss of as many as 2,700 jobs.Consulting group AlixPartners released a new report stating that the new reorganization plan may leave thousands out of work, while saving the MTA upwards of $350 to $500 million annually. It would be the MTA's first significant round of layoffs since 2010.Under the plan, as many as 1,900 to 2,700 ...

  9. Congers Man Caught With Cocaine After Speeding Stop, Police Say

    Congers Man Caught With Cocaine After Speeding Stop, Police Say

    .An early morning speeding stop on Route 303 in Rockland County led to a drug charge for a 21-year-old man from Congers, police said.An officer from the Orangetown Police Department on patrol at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, on Route 303 in Blauvelt stopped Justin Turnick when he was caught speeding.During the subsequent traffic stop, police said that the officer ...

  10. Propane Gas Leak At Storage Tank On Route 303 Causes Road Closures

    Propane Gas Leak At Storage Tank On Route 303 Causes Road Closures

    A stretch of Route 303 was shut down for several hours in Rockland County as first responders dealt with a leaking propane storage tank, police said.First responders were dispatched to the Beckerle Lumber Supply Company on Route 303 in Orangeburg shortly after 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17.Upon arrival, it was determined that a large propane storage tank that is used to fill smaller ...

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