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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. Suspect Charged With Identity Theft, Grand Larceny In Westchester, DA Says

    Suspect Charged With Identity Theft, Grand Larceny In Westchester, DA Says

    A 35-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly stealing the identity of a Connecticut resident and attempting to take out thousands of dollars from his bank account in New Rochelle.Anthony Pistone, of the Bronx, was arraigned this week on identity theft and other charges related to his attempt at stealing from another person’s bank account using his victim’s identity. On Jan. 22, ...

  2. Cop Honored For Saving 5-Year-Old From Attack By Rabid Coyote In Westchester

    Cop Honored For Saving 5-Year-Old From Attack By Rabid Coyote In Westchester

    A police officer from the area received a prestigious honor after coming to the rescue of a 5-year-old girl being attacked by a rabid coyote.The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced that Irvington police officer Arcangelo Liberatore was one of 19 people being celebrated with the Carnegie Medals of Heroism.In April last year, Liberatore was off-duty at a playground in ...

  3. Ex-Westchester Stars Jerome, Paschall Have Final Four Hopes

    Ex-Westchester Stars Jerome, Paschall Have Final Four Hopes

    Some former Hudson Valley high school basketball standouts are set to star at the NCAA Tournament and are eyeing a deep run into the Final Four.Ty Jerome, a four-time varsity letterer at Iona Prep, will take center stage playing in the backcourt of the top-seeded University of Virginia, while former Dobbs Ferry High School star Eric Paschall will take the court for the sixth-seeded ...

  4. Westchester Municipality Makes Sweet Sixteen In 'Strongest Towns In America'

    Westchester Municipality Makes Sweet Sixteen In 'Strongest Towns In America'

    While all eyes are on NCAA Tournament brackets, a Westchester municipality has made it to the Sweet Sixteen round of a competition naming the “Strongest Town in America.”New Rochelle was named one of the finalists for the “Strongest Town in America” competition, which is being hosted by the national nonprofit Strong Towns.According to officials, the “Strongest Town contest is a ...

  5. Daytime Lane Closures Scheduled For I-84

    Daytime Lane Closures Scheduled For I-84

    Motorists in the area have been advised that there will be lane closures on I-84 in Dutchess and Putnam while contracting crews continue construction work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert warning that there will be single-lane closures in both directions on I-84 between exit 16 (Taconic State Parkway) and exit 17 (Lundingtonville Road) in East ...

  6. E. Coli Scare Leads To Recall Of Ground Beef Products

    E. Coli Scare Leads To Recall Of Ground Beef Products

    A recall of raw ground beef products has been announced due to a potential E. coli scare.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that La Rosita Fresh Mark, Inc. has issued a recall of approximately 54 pounds of raw ground beef products due to a potential E. coli contamination.The recalled products were packed in various weights on white ...

  7. Here's Who Won Westchester, Putnam Village Elections

    Here's Who Won Westchester, Putnam Village Elections

    Residents in 15 villages in Westchester and Putnam counties made their way to the polls to vote for local mayors, trustees and local judges on Tuesday.Elections were uncontested in Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Buchanan, Elmsford, Hastings-on-Hudson, Larchmont, Pelham Manor, Pleasantville, Rye Brook, Scarsdale and Sleepy Hollow. There were be contested elections in Port Chester, ...

  8. IDs Released For Husband, Wife Killed In Westchester SUV Crash

    IDs Released For Husband, Wife Killed In Westchester SUV Crash

    Police have released the names of the husband and wife who died after their SUV crashed through a metal guardrail into the Long Island Sound in Westchester.New Rochelle residents Ralph and Arlene Simpson, both 74, drove through the guardrail and into the water at Hudson Park in Echo Bay shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, police said. A potential medical condition is believed to ...

  9. Serial Burglar From Cortlandt Admits To Multiple Break-Ins, DA Says

    Serial Burglar From Cortlandt Admits To Multiple Break-Ins, DA Says

    A 28-year-old serial burglar accused of committing crimes in more than a dozen municipalities has admitted to his role in a string of burglaries dating back to last summer.Cortlandt Manor resident Julian Montgomery pleaded guilty on Tuesday, March 19 to three felony counts of burglary in Greenburgh and surrounding areas in August and September last year, Westchester County District ...

  10. Medical Condition Suspected In SUV Crash That Killed Two In Westchester

    Medical Condition Suspected In SUV Crash That Killed Two In Westchester

    Click here for an updated story: IDs Released For Husband, Wife Killed In Westchester SUV CrashA medical issue is believed to be what led to the deaths of two New Rochelle residents when an SUV crashed through a metal guard rail on the Long Island Sound in Westchester.The New Rochelle Police Department received reports that the SUV was submerged in the waters at Hudson Park in Echo ...

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