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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Tax Season Scheme: Beware Of Scammers Impersonating IRS, Police Warn

    Tax Season Scheme: Beware Of Scammers Impersonating IRS, Police Warn

    With tax season heating up, area residents are being warned to be cautious of opportunistic fraudsters looking to take advantage of the community’s most vulnerable parties.Area police departments warn that each year, they receive several reports from the community involving tax scams.“Our elderly community members are typically the most vulnerable to these types of scams," one ...

  2. Driver On Probation Busted For Fourth DWI During Stop In Hudson Valley

    Driver On Probation Busted For Fourth DWI During Stop In Hudson Valley

    A Westchester County man on probation with three previous DWI convictions is facing a host of charges after being busted allegedly drinking and driving without a license in Scarsdale.An officer on patrol at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Weaver Street on Monday, Feb. 4 was alerted by a License Plate Reader that a 2013 Chevy Traverse that drove by had a “suspended or revoked” registration. ...

  3. Ocasio-Cortez 'Thinks It’s A Good Idea To Lose Jobs, Revenue,' de Blasio Says After Amazon Exit

    Ocasio-Cortez 'Thinks It’s A Good Idea To Lose Jobs, Revenue,' de Blasio Says After Amazon Exit

    A day after Amazon announced it would be pulling out of a deal to set up a headquarters in New York amid pressure from politicians, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio went on the offensive, slamming those elected officials and the company.In November, the online retail giant announced that it has chosen two locations for its new HQ2 project, one in Long Island City, and a second in ...

  4. Alex Jones Must Give Sworn Deposition In Sandy Hook Suit, Judge Says

    Alex Jones Must Give Sworn Deposition In Sandy Hook Suit, Judge Says

    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will have to submit to a sworn deposition as part of a defamation lawsuit that was filed by families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims, a judge in Bridgeport ruled.Ten families are pursuing lawsuits against Jones for allegedly spreading lies about the shooting, going so far as to call it a plot orchestrated by family members. The New York ...

  5. Retail Mail Services Suspended In North Salem When Car Strikes Building

    Retail Mail Services Suspended In North Salem When Car Strikes Building

    Mail services at the North Salem Post Office have been temporarily suspended after a motorist drove into the building, causing extensive damage.The United States Postal Service issued an alert on Friday, Feb. 15, warning that “in the interest of public and employee safety,” retail customer service operations are temporarily suspended at the North Salem Post Office on June Road.Officials ...

  6. Police In Area Issue Alert For Friend/Family Member Scam

    Police In Area Issue Alert For Friend/Family Member Scam

    Police are warning area residents to be wary of opportunistic scammers that have been committing fraud by claiming faux emergency situations involving family members.The New Castle Police Department in Northern Westchester issued an alert this week following several investigations into complaints of fraud, where residents were contacted through phone or email regarding an emergency ...

  7. Wanted: Alert Issued For Suspect At Large In Area

    Wanted: Alert Issued For Suspect At Large In Area

    Have you seen him? New York State Police investigators in Poughkeepsie are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man with a warrant out for his arrest.Police issued an alert for 34-year-old Keon Sterling, who is wanted on charges that include multiple counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and petit larceny in Dutchess County.Sterling is ...

  8. Man Surrenders In Connection To Northern Westchester Shooting

    Man Surrenders In Connection To Northern Westchester Shooting

    A Northern Westchester man is in police custody in connection to a morning shooting.The Ossining Police Department announced that Mario Mieles of Ossining turned himself in on Thursday night as the investigation into a shooting at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 on Van Cortlandt Avenue.The shooting led to a road closure between North Highland and Cortlandt Place during ...

  9. Two Admit To Stealing More Than 100 Pieces Of Mail In Hudson Valley

    Two Admit To Stealing More Than 100 Pieces Of Mail In Hudson Valley

    Two men who were busted with a garbage bag filled with more than 100 pieces of stolen mail in Westchester have pleaded guilty after being arraigned on a 32-count indictment last year.Sean Dash, 21, and Jade Williams, 19, both pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count each of criminal possession of stolen property, a felony dating back to an incident in Tarrytown early in the morning ...

  10. Ama-gone: Cuomo Says 'Small Group Of Politicians' Caused Collapse Of Planned H2Q

    Ama-gone: Cuomo Says 'Small Group Of Politicians' Caused Collapse Of Planned H2Q

    Amazon’s shocking decision to back out of a deal to set up shop in New York has Gov. Andrew Cuomo pointing fingers at “a small group of politicians.”The online retail behemoth announced on Thursday that it is no longer planning to construct a new headquarters in Long Island City, bringing more than 25,000 jobs to the region. The company said that despite the support of New Yorkers, it ...

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