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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. Con Edison Gas Moratorium A 'Wake-Up Call,' Says Business Council Of Westchester President, CEO

    Con Edison Gas Moratorium A 'Wake-Up Call,' Says Business Council Of Westchester President, CEO

    Although many were caught off guard by Con Edison’s announcement of a gas moratorium that will take effect in less than two months, one of Westchester’s top business minds has called the event “a wake-up call.”Marsha Gordon, the President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester, said that the moratorium “is a wake-up call for all who are focused on the economic present and future ...

  2. Traffic Alert Issued For Funeral Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer From Westchester Killed In Crash

    Traffic Alert Issued For Funeral Of Off-Duty NYPD Officer From Westchester Killed In Crash

    There will be several road closures in southern Westchester this week as the community lays NYPD officer Brian Kessler to rest after he was killed in a head-on crash last week.On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Kessler, a New Rochelle resident, was driving home from an overnight shift at 1 Police Plaza at approximately 8:20 a.m. when he struck a city Parks Department garbage truck on Shore Road in ...

  3. Bruce Willis' Northern Westchester Estate Hits Market For $12.95M

    Bruce Willis' Northern Westchester Estate Hits Market For $12.95M

    Bruce Willis, who reached international fame in 1988 playing John McClane in the original "Die Hard," has listed his 22-acre, Northern Westchester estate for $12.95 million.The compound in Bedford Corners estate on Croton Lake Road features a view of the Croton Reservoir, according to the listing by Douglas Elliman. The listing agents are: Nancy Strong, Stacey Oestreich ...

  4. Con Edison Issues Gas Moratorium For Lower Westchester

    Con Edison Issues Gas Moratorium For Lower Westchester

    While Westchester County remains one of the preeminent hotspots for real estate development in the country, Con Edison may be throwing a wrench in developers’ hands with a gas moratorium.Con Edison issued an announcement over the weekend stating that the demand for new gas has surpassed its limits in the Southern Westchester area, prompting them to stop accepting new customers in ...

  5. Fugitive From Justice Nabbed In Area

    Fugitive From Justice Nabbed In Area

    A wanted man was taken into police custody in Dutchess County following an investigation into a fugitive from Texas.San Antonio resident Rafael Enrique Sosa III is behind bars after being arrested by officers from the Red Hook Police Department. Sosa was taken into police custody at approximately 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 on Holt Road in Red Hook.Sosa, 27, was arrested and charged ...

  6. White Supremacist Stickers, Posters Spotted In Northern Westchester

    White Supremacist Stickers, Posters Spotted In Northern Westchester

    They’re back.Months after flyers promoting a white supremacist group near schools in Westchester and a popular deli were posted, the organization is back at it, with a prominent presence in Katonah.In July last year, recruitment posters for Identity Evropa, cropped up in Croton-on-Hudson, including several that were hung outside the Croton-Harmon High School and the local middle ...

  7. Westchester Man Busted By State Police With .21 Percent BAC, Police Say

    Westchester Man Busted By State Police With .21 Percent BAC, Police Say

    A man driving drunk with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit was arrested for his second DWI in Westchester, police said.New York State Police troopers stopped a vehicle on I-287 in Greenburgh shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, when the driver, Elmsford resident Alexander Ramos committed several vehicle and traffic violations.During the subsequent stop, troopers said ...

  8. Police: BMW Driver Who Failed To Pay Child Support Busted For Suspended License, Registration

    Police: BMW Driver Who Failed To Pay Child Support Busted For Suspended License, Registration

    A man who had his driver’s license suspended for failing to pay child support was arrested in Scarsdale over the weekend when officers ran the license plates of his BMW and found the registration was suspended.A Scarsdale police officer on patrol on Fox Meadow Road shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 found a 2018 BMW idling in the driveway of a local home. When the officer ran the ...

  9. New Move To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags Underway In New York

    New Move To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags Underway In New York

    In an effort to “combat litter, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment for future generations,” New York is banning single-use plastic bags and is expanding the bottle bill to include most non-alcoholic containers.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that a bottle bill expansion and a plastic bag ban will be included in the 2019 Executive Budget. The ...

  10. Seen Her? Alert Issued For Woman Wanted In Cortlandt

    Seen Her? Alert Issued For Woman Wanted In Cortlandt

    Have you seen her?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted woman on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child and failing to appear in the City of Peekskill Court to respond to the charge.Lauren DeHaynes, 31, also found herself in hot water in northern Westchester last year, when she was taken into police custody ...

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