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Zak Failla

Content Producer 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. Metro-North Fare Hikes Set To Take Effect

    Metro-North Fare Hikes Set To Take Effect

    Some Metro-North riders will see their trips becoming more expensive as an announced MTA toll and fare increase takes effect on Sunday.A near 4 percent fare hike was approved by MTA officials earlier this year, though it won’t impact rides west of the Hudson on the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines. Those riders were reportedly spared due to a year fraught with disabled and canceled ...

  2. Wanted: Man Accused Of Using Fake Check In $1.4K Westchester Purchase

    Wanted: Man Accused Of Using Fake Check In $1.4K Westchester Purchase

    Have you seen him?An alert has been issued by New York State Police investigators regarding Mohamed Dicko, who is wanted by police and the Town of Lewisboro Court stemming from a grand larceny charge levied in August last year.According to police, Dicko, 43, allegedly used a forged check to purchase more than $1,400 worth of vehicle parts from a motor vehicle dealership in ...

  3. New Indictment Served To Ex-Cop In Westchester Accused Of Killing Four

    New Indictment Served To Ex-Cop In Westchester Accused Of Killing Four

    A new indictment has been filed against a former police officer in three Westchester municipalities and one in Dutchess who may face the death penalty after allegedly being involved in the murders of four men in Orange County in 2016. Late in 2016, Nicholas Tartaglione, a former Briarcliff Manor police officer, was charged in a five-count indictment for his participation in a drug ...

  4. Flying High Now: Bald Eagles Making Comeback In NY

    Flying High Now: Bald Eagles Making Comeback In NY

    Bald eagles are flying now, flyin' high now, they're gonna fly, fly, fly as they make a comeback in New York.According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in 1976, there was only one pair of bald eagles nesting in New York. Conservation efforts have increased that number to more than 300 pairs that were reported this year.Those hopeful of spotting a bald ...

  5. Rollaway Risk Leads To Recall Of 300K Fiat Chrysler Vehicles

    Rollaway Risk Leads To Recall Of 300K Fiat Chrysler Vehicles

    Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 320,000 Dodge Dart compact cars throughout the country that may have a defective transmission that could allow the vehicles to roll away.The company announced the recall - which covers all models from 2013 through 2016 - on Friday, when it was determined that the defect could prevent the vehicle from being shifted into “park.” There have been no ...

  6. Yankees Suspend Use Of Kate Smith 'God Bless America' Recording Over Racist Allegations

    Yankees Suspend Use Of Kate Smith 'God Bless America' Recording Over Racist Allegations

    The New York Yankees have become the latest team to suspend the use of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” at games amid allegations of racism against the late singer.The Yankees will no longer be using Smith’s rendition of the song during the seventh-inning stretch following claims about the singer’s 1939 song “That’s Why Darkies Were Born.” The move comes after reports of ...

  7. Gael Win: Tim Cluess To Remain at Iona Following Flirtation With St. John's

    Gael Win: Tim Cluess To Remain at Iona Following Flirtation With St. John's

    Following a brief flirtation with the vacancy at St. John's University, one of the winningest men's basketball coaches in Iona College history says he’s staying with the Gaels.Coming off his fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance with the Gaels, Tim Cluess announced he will be back at Iona for his 10th year, rejecting apparent overtures from St. John's, where Cluess was a member of ...

  8. White Plains Hospital Will Break Ground On New Nine-Story Building

    White Plains Hospital Will Break Ground On New Nine-Story Building

    White Plains Hospital is poised to break ground on a $272 million expansion project.On Monday, April 22, the hospital will host a groundbreaking ceremony on its new 252,000-square-foot, nine-story Outpatient Care Center that will be constructed at the corner of Maple and Longview avenues, next to the Center for Cancer Care.According to the hospital, “the building is one of the most ...

  9. Westchester Pair Facing Drug Dealing Charges In Greenwich

    Westchester Pair Facing Drug Dealing Charges In Greenwich

    A man and woman from Westchester were busted by officers in Fairfield County allegedly selling cocaine to people in Greenwich, police said.Earlier this year, the Greenwich Police Department Narcotics Section received information that Cortlandt Manor resident Lewis Dayne, 41, sells cocaine to customers in Greenwich, prompting an extensive investigation.Police said that the investigation ...

  10. $95M Apartment Complex Planned For Westchester Avenue In White Plains

    $95M Apartment Complex Planned For Westchester Avenue In White Plains

    A $95 million development will replace a parking lot across from a busy office building in the heart of Westchester County's I-287 corridor.The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approved measures to provide financial incentives for the complex that would be constructed at 1133 Westchester Ave. in White Plains.According to the IDA, the complex would be comprised of ...

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