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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. Truck Driver Threatens Motorist With Hammer, Knife After Rockland Crash

    Truck Driver Threatens Motorist With Hammer, Knife After Rockland Crash

    A weapon-wielding tractor-trailer driver from Connecticut is facing multiple charges after threatening a driver on I-87 in Rockland County with a knife and hammer, police said.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to I-87 in Clarkstown shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, where there was a report of a driver menacing another following a motor vehicle collision.Police ...

  2. '800K People Don't Have Paychecks - #WheresMitch?' Says Ocasio-Cortez As She Searches Capitol

    '800K People Don't Have Paychecks - #WheresMitch?' Says Ocasio-Cortez As She Searches Capitol

    Where’s Mitch? Or, on Twitter @AOC, make that #WheresMitch.And it's becoming the Capitol building version of "Where’s Waldo?" for freshman New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has been vocally outspoken against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the federal government shutdown nears one month.Ocasio-Cortez took to social media this week, condemning McConnell and ...

  3. New Court-Ordered Inquiry Into Hillary Clinton Email Setup Halted By Federal Shutdown

    New Court-Ordered Inquiry Into Hillary Clinton Email Setup Halted By Federal Shutdown

    The longest-on-record government shutdown may have had some unexpected consequences, as investigators were forced to delay the inquiry into whether Westchester resident Hillary Clinton attempted to evade public record laws with her use of a private email account.Earlier this month, a District Court judge agreed to Judicial Watch’s request to depose several individuals regarding the ...

  4. Dog Food Recall Expanded By FDA

    Dog Food Recall Expanded By FDA

    Pet owners should double-check their cabinets as a dog food recall as been expanded for potentially toxic amounts of Vitamin D in the product.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded a recall of dry dog food products that have been making some pets sick. The recall comes following several complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity.According to the FDA, ...

  5. Counterterrorism Panel Offers Recommendations In New York

    Counterterrorism Panel Offers Recommendations In New York

    Counterterrorism efforts may be getting an update and upgrade in New York, following new recommendations from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s counterterrorism advisory panel.After conducting a preliminary evaluation of the state’s counterterrorism assets, policies, and overall security posture, the panel offered several recommendations for New York. Those recommendations included increased ...

  6. Hundreds Of National Guard Members Activated In Advance Of Storm

    Hundreds Of National Guard Members Activated In Advance Of Storm

    All hands are on deck in New York, as the region braces for the first major winter storm of 2019.A “multi-hazard” storm is heading toward the Hudson Valley, and is expected to bring up to a foot of snow in the area. In response, local, county and state agencies are pulling out all the stops to ensure that all residents stay safe during and after the storm.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Ex-Rockland Priest In Court For Alleged Inappropriate Behavior With A Minor

    Ex-Rockland Priest 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 ...

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