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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 Ed Could Run Out Of Natural Gas Before Moratorium Begins

    Con Ed Could Run Out Of Natural Gas Before Moratorium Begins

    Lawmakers in Westchester are fearful that Con Edison may run out of gas before its announced gas moratorium takes effect next month.Westchester officials requested that Con Ed hold off on their announced moratorium as they gather information and seek solutions. In response, Con Ed reportedly said that it’s a simply matter of “supply and demand,” and that at some point the supply will ...

  2. Woman Falling Asleep At Wheel In Westchester Busted For DWI, Police Say

    Woman Falling Asleep At Wheel In Westchester Busted For DWI, Police Say

    A Good Samaritan helped lead to the arrest of a Westchester woman who was spotted falling asleep at the wheel and disregarding stop signs on her way home, police said.The Scarsdale Police Department issued an alert at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, for an erratic driver who was traveling on Tompkins Road. Police said that they received a call from a third-party, who was ...

  3. Amazon Now Reconsidering Plans To Open Second Headquarters In New York, Report Says

    Amazon Now Reconsidering Plans To Open Second Headquarters In New York, Report Says

    Amazon may be getting cold feet and be ready to backpedal out of its plan to build a new campus in New York City.In November, the online retailer announced that it has chosen two locations for its new HQ2 project, one in Long Island City, and a second in Virginia. However, according to a new report released Friday, Amazon is reconsidering its choice in New York."The question is whether ...

  4. Westchester Teen Sentenced For Shooting Police Officer In Jaw

    Westchester Teen Sentenced For Shooting Police Officer In Jaw

    A Westchester County teenager may spend the rest of his life behind bars for shooting a police officer in 2017 and his involvement in a separate shooting.New Rochelle resident Frank Valencia has been sentenced to a term of 24 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder of a Yonkers police officer and criminal possession of a weapon for the ...

  5. Teen Charged In Fatal Northern Westchester Stabbing

    Teen Charged In Fatal Northern Westchester Stabbing

    A teenager in Westchester resident is facing a murder charge for allegedly fatally stabbing 21-year-old Ossining High School graduate Greg Jackson, Jr. in the chest with a steak knife last month.The Ossining Police Department announced that local resident Andrew Knight was arrested on Thursday night in connection to the stabbing of Jackson, who was found with a stab wound on James ...

  6. Cuomo Aide Says Trump Has Started 'Economic Civil War' After He Tells Upstate NYers To Move Out

    Cuomo Aide Says Trump Has Started 'Economic Civil War' After He Tells Upstate NYers To Move Out

    President Donald Trump continues to butt heads with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s camp, this time over a new round of comments the commander-in-chief said about upstate New York.This week, Trump was questioned about initial comments he made in 2017 stating that upstate New York residents should consider a mass exodus out of the state. And Trump quickly doubled downed on them."If New York ...

  7. Fashion Retailer Charlotte Russe To Close Stores In Westchester, Rockland

    Fashion Retailer Charlotte Russe To Close Stores In Westchester, Rockland

    Another traditional brick-and-mortar retailer will soon be shuttering its doors in the Hudson Valley.Charlotte Russe Holding Corp., which operates Charlotte Russe, a fashion brand for females filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection over the weekend, impacted local stores.The company announced that it is planning to close 94 stores, including locations at the Jefferson Valley Mall in ...

  8. Shock, Sadness In Westchester After Missing Woman ID'd As Murder Victim

    Shock, Sadness In Westchester After Missing Woman ID'd As Murder Victim

    Westchester is in mourning after police identified a homicide victim in Greenwich as Valerie Reyes, who had been missing in New Rochelle for more than a week.The 24-year-old’s body was found on the east shoulder of Glenville Road, just north of Stillman Lane. She was found at the scene inside a suitcase with her hands and feet bound. She was reported missing to the New ...

  9. IBM Investing $2 Billion In New York For Artificial Intelligence Research

    IBM Investing $2 Billion In New York For Artificial Intelligence Research

    IBM is making a big investment in its future in New York.The Westchester-based company announced that it will be teaming with SUNY Polytechnic Institute to create a new “hardware lab” in Albany as part of a $2 billion pledge by the company to spread its footprint in New York.The AI Hardware Center at SUNY Poly will be established for artificial intelligence-focused computer chip ...

  10. Deputy Police Commissioner In Westchester Ousted After Being Charged With Illegal Driving

    Deputy Police Commissioner In Westchester Ousted After Being Charged With Illegal Driving

    Embattled Mount Vernon Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Spiezio is out of a job after he was busted driving in a city vehicle with a suspended license.The Mount Vernon Police Department announced on Thursday, Feb. 7 that Police Commissioner Shawn Harris has asked for and accepted the retirement of Spiezio, effective immediately.“As a commissioner of a law enforcement agency, it is my ...

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