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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. Did You Buy Them? Perdue Recalls 68K Pounds Of Chicken Nuggets

    Did You Buy Them? Perdue Recalls 68K Pounds Of Chicken Nuggets

    Perdue has announced a recall of thousands of pounds of a popular chicken nugget product after wood was found in some packages nationwide.The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Thursday that Perdue is recalling 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be “contaminated with extraneous materials, ...

  2. Hudson Valley Man Admits To Luring Teen To His Home Through Dog-Walking App

    Hudson Valley Man Admits To Luring Teen To His Home Through Dog-Walking App

    A man has admitted to luring a teenager to his home through a dog-walking app and attempting to sexually assault her in Westchester.Mount Vernon resident Charles Johnson pleaded guilty to attempted sex abuse on Thursday, Jan. 17, after he lured a teenager to his home through the app on the pretense of looking for a sitter for his dog.On May 3 last year, using the alias “Chuck J.,” ...

  3. State Agencies Directed To Help Furloughed Workers Amid Longest Government Shutdown

    State Agencies Directed To Help Furloughed Workers Amid Longest Government Shutdown

    Some relief may be coming for furloughed federal employees in New York as the country’s longest government shutdown enters its fourth week.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that state agencies have been directed to provide support for federal workers, including those seeking unemployment insurance benefits. The Department of Labor has been instructed to accelerate the unemployment ...

  4. Shutdown Ineffective, Trump To Blame, Marist Poll Says: What Do You Think? Vote Now

    Shutdown Ineffective, Trump To Blame, Marist Poll Says: What Do You Think? Vote Now

    As the country remains gridlocked amid the longest government shutdown in the nation's history, more and more people are growing dissatisfied, according to a new Marist College poll.With an estimated 800,000 federal workers - including approximately 114,000 in New York and several thousand more In Connecticut - without work for nearly five weeks, Americans appear to be souring on the ...

  5. Hudson Valley Priest In Court For Alleged Behavior With A Minor

    Hudson Valley Priest In Court For Alleged Behavior With A Minor

    A former priest in the area was back in court this week to respond to charges that he allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior with a minor.Thomas Kreiser, a former priest in Bronxville, Garnerville and Yorktown, was in church on Wednesday, Jan. 16 after surrendering himself to police custody late last year for allegedly sexually abusing a 10-year-old child.Westchester County ...

  6. Camp Director In Hudson Valley Charged With Sexual Assault

    Camp Director In Hudson Valley Charged With Sexual Assault

    A camp director in Westchester is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager.William O’Neill, a resident of Jackson, New Jersey, was arrested this week for allegedly abusing his teenage victim, who is between the ages of 13 and 16, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced. The alleged sexual assaults happened in the summer of 2018 and continued until the ...

  7. Netflix Hiking Prices For 58M US Subscribers

    Netflix Hiking Prices For 58M US Subscribers

    Streaming shows and movies are about to get more expensive for more than 55 million Americans.For the second time in two years, Netflix announced that it will be raising subscription prices in the United States, affecting an estimated 58 million customers.Netflix’s basic standard definition plan is going up from $8 to $9 a month, its standard HD plan is going up from $11 to $13 a month, ...

  8. Report: Holiday Card From Hudson Valley Mother Charged In Daughter's Death

    Report: Holiday Card From Hudson Valley Mother Charged In Daughter's Death

    The mother who allegedly killed her 2-year-old daughter and attempted to stab two police officers attempting to offer her aid reportedly sent her child’s family a macabre holiday present.Cynthia Arce, 29, who pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder for the death of her daughter, Gabriella Boyd, sent a holiday card to her daughter’s father and family, according to a lohud report."It's ...

  9. Three Involved In $3M Stolen Credit Card Ring In Hudson Valley

    Three Involved In $3M Stolen Credit Card Ring In Hudson Valley

    Three members of an alleged nationwide multi-million dollar stolen credit card ring were reportedly arrested in Westchester, according to the Westchester County Business Journal.The ring’s alleged leader, Hamilton Eromosele was charged with aggravated identity theft and he and two others, Youssouf “Slim” Traore and Deja Monet were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, according ...

  10. Delgado, Maloney Among Members Of Congress Donating, Withholding Paychecks During Shutdown

    Delgado, Maloney Among Members Of Congress Donating, Withholding Paychecks During Shutdown

    With the country mired in the longest government shutdown in American history, dozens of members of Congress have vowed to refuse their paychecks or donate their earnings in a show of solidarity with federal employees who have been without pay for weeks.The New York State Department of Labor said that there are approximately 114,000 federal employees in the state, all of whom have been ...

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