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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. Storm Knocks Out Power To Hundreds In Westchester

    Storm Knocks Out Power To Hundreds In Westchester

    More than 200 Westchester residents lost power on Wednesday afternoon as snow began turning to sleet and freezing rain in the area.Con Edison has reported three outages in Westchester, impacting 205 of the utility company’s 348,198 customers. No NYSEG customers in the county were without power.The bulk of the late outages were in Peekskill, where 195 customers were temporarily without ...

  2. Attempted Home Burglary Caught On Camera In Westchester

    Attempted Home Burglary Caught On Camera In Westchester

    A suspicious man was caught on camera attempting to break into a Westchester home over the weekend, police said.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department received a report of an attempted burglary that took place shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17.When investigators arrived at the Graham Road home following the complaint, they were met by a resident who stated that she reviewed ...

  3. Burglar Caught Climbing Out Of Northern Westchester Window, Police Say

    Burglar Caught Climbing Out Of Northern Westchester Window, Police Say

    A man was caught climbing out of a second-story window after allegedly breaking in and attempting to steal commemorative coins from the home, police said.Officers from the Westchester County Police Department responded to a residence on Main Street in Mount Kisco at approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, when the homeowner returned home and found that someone was unexpectedly ...

  4. Police: Motorist Driving Without Headlights On Charged With DWI After Running Route 6 Red Light

    Police: Motorist Driving Without Headlights On Charged With DWI After Running Route 6 Red Light

    A man was arrested for alleged impaired driving after being busted driving through a red light with no headlights on, police said.Crompond resident Edinson-Mauro Merino-Meza, 41, was stopped by an officer shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, when he drove past a Yorktown police officer on Route 6 with no headlights on, through a red traffic light, prompting a traffic stop.During ...

  5. $5,000 Reward Offered For Dog Stolen In Westchester

    $5,000 Reward Offered For Dog Stolen In Westchester

    A Northern Westchester dog owner is offering a $5,000 reward after his “beloved” pooch was stolen out of his car on Valentine’s Day.Fliers have been distributed in the area by a Bedford man whose dog was stolen from his car while it was parked in a Scarsdale shopping center. He first offered a $2,500 reward, which has since been doubled.“Oliver, my beloved dog was stolen out of my car ...

  6. Westchester Father Charged In Killing Of Infant Son Appears In Court

    Westchester Father Charged In Killing Of Infant Son Appears In Court

    A Westchester County man facing charges for his role in the death of his infant son made a brief appearance in court this week.Dobbs Ferry resident Kevin Holloway was in Westchester County Court on Tuesday, Feb. 19 as his attorneys requested, and were granted, additional time to provide new documents and discuss others already submitted into court, according to FiOS1. He has been ...

  7. It's Time For Disney To Get A Major Gay Character, Maloney Says

    It's Time For Disney To Get A Major Gay Character, Maloney Says

    Is it time for an LGBTQ character starring in a Disney movie? A Hudson Valley Congressman thinks so.TMZ ran into openly gay Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney on Capitol Hill earlier this week, and asked him about his feelings of the LGBTQ community being represented in a Disney movie.“I think it’s great if there’s positive LGBT characters on Disney movies and shows and everywhere else,” ...

  8. NY Joins 15 States In Lawsuit Challenging Trump Emergency Declaration

    NY Joins 15 States In Lawsuit Challenging Trump Emergency Declaration

    New York has joined 15 other states in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s so-called “contrived” declaration of a National Emergency at the southern border.New York Attorney General Letitia James announced this week that she has filed a lawsuit in U.S. district court challenging the president’s declaration of a national emergency and his attempt to divert funding appropriated ...

  9. Westchester Man Sentenced For Assault, Attempted Rape After Holding Woman Against Her Will

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Assault, Attempted Rape After Holding Woman Against Her Will

    A 59-year-old Westchester man has been sentenced after being found guilty of holding a woman against her will, assaulting her and attempting to rape her.Thomas Jessamy of Mount Vernon has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison after he was found guilty by a jury of attempted rape, unlawful imprisonment and two counts of assault for a four-hour incident in 2017 when he terrorized a ...

  10. Accidents Involving Pedestrians On Busy Westchester Road Spark Concern

    Accidents Involving Pedestrians On Busy Westchester Road Spark Concern

    An increase in incidents involving pedestrians being struck by cars crossing streets in Westchester has become a cause of concern for some elected officials.A woman was struck in the intersection outside of Starbucks in Ardsley on Thursday, prompting officials to review ways to increase safety for pedestrians, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said. The woman suffered minor ...

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