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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. Sister Maria Teresa Colabella, Maryknoll Sister For 40 Years Dies

    Sister Maria Teresa Colabella, Maryknoll Sister For 40 Years Dies

    Sister Maria Colabella died on March 19 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll. She was 78 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 40 years.Maria was born on May 9, 1940 in Brooklyn to Emelia (Luongo) Colabella and Pasquale Colabella. She had two sisters, Sister Jaqueline Marie, SSND and Geraldine De Luca. Her parents and sisters have all predeceased her.In 1957, Maria ...

  2. Both Indian Point Reactors Down For First Time In 10 Years

    Both Indian Point Reactors Down For First Time In 10 Years

    Both reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester were temporarily offline for the first time in years.An initial shutdown of one reactor began at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, March 15, which lasted through the early hours of Sunday, March 24, according to Entergy. The shutdown of the reactor came while the plant’s other reactor was down for scheduled ...

  3. Four Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Four Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Nearly two dozen allegedly impaired motorists were removed from the road by New York State Police troopers for alleged drunk driving in the area.Local residents charged include:Dutchess CountyOn Saturday, March 23, State Police troopers from Wappinger arrested Michael F. Docherty, 53, of Wappinger,, for DWI. He was traveling on Myers Corners Road in Wappinger, when he was stopped ...

  4. Police: Swerving Mercedes Driver Charged With DWI Becomes Agitated With Officers In Westchester

    Police: Swerving Mercedes Driver Charged With DWI Becomes Agitated With Officers In Westchester

    A foreign national living in White Plains made veiled threats and became combative toward police officers in Scarsdale after being busted driving with a blood alcohol content more than triple the legal limit, police said.An officer on routine patrol on Post Road spotted a 1999 Mercedes driving slowly along the roadway, swerving over the pavement markings, according to the Scarsdale ...

  5. Possible Contamination Leads To Ready-To-Eat Sausage Recall

    Possible Contamination Leads To Ready-To-Eat Sausage Recall

    More than 2,500 pounds of a ready-to-eat sausage product have been recalled nationwide due to contamination concerns involving metal in the food.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that New Hampshire-based North Country Smokehouse has recalled approximately 2,686 pounds of products that may be contaminated with extraneous ...

  6. Suspect Admits To Role In Westchester Armed Burglary Scheme

    Suspect Admits To Role In Westchester Armed Burglary Scheme

    A 30-year-old man has admitted to threatening a man in his home with a weapon, binding him and robbing him in Westchester last year.Bronx resident Augustus Moore has pleaded guilty on Friday, March 22 to robbery and burglary charges while his trial was in progress in Westchester County Court, District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Monday, March 25.On Jan. 18 last year, ...

  7. Pork Skin Products Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Ingredients

    Pork Skin Products Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Ingredients

    The USDA has recalled a pork skin product that were mislabeled and failed to meet federal safety requirements.North Carolina-based Two Brothers Pork Skins announced that it is recalled an undetermined amount of pork skin products that were produced without meeting the federal requirements to develop and implement hazard analysis and system of preventive controls to improve the safety of ...

  8. Mount Vernon Wins Sick Pay Lawsuit Over Retired Police Officers

    Mount Vernon Wins Sick Pay Lawsuit Over Retired Police Officers

    City officials in Mount Vernon saved taxpayers millions of dollars after a police-sick-time lawsuit was filed by eight retired officers with the department.The New York State Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2016 by eight retired police officers and their union, which alleged that the city owed them compensation for unused sick time. In total, the officers were requesting more ...

  9. Yale Rescinds Admission Of Student After College Cheating Scandal

    Yale Rescinds Admission Of Student After College Cheating Scandal

    The fallout from Operation Varsity Blues continues, as Yale University has rescinded the admission of a student involved in the cheating scam.More than 50 people, including celebrities and prolific coaches were implicated in the cheating scam, which accuses parents of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to earn admissions to top universities, including Yale.Among those charged ...

  10. 'Granny Scammer' Busted Stealing Packages Stuffed With Cash In Westchester

    'Granny Scammer' Busted Stealing Packages Stuffed With Cash In Westchester

    Police arrested a man who allegedly has been having packages stuffed with cash shipped to locations throughout Ossining after scamming the elderly by claiming their grandchildren were in trouble with the law.The Ossining Police Department received a report out of Houston, Texas last week alerting investigators that a local resident received a call claiming that her favorite grandson had ...

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