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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. Apartment Building Evacuated In Westchester After Retaining Wall Collapses

    Apartment Building Evacuated In Westchester After Retaining Wall Collapses

    A building had to be evacuated on Wednesday night when a retaining wall supporting a concrete parking slab collapsed.First responders were dispatched to a Landscape Avenue building in Yonkers shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, police said, when the concrete collapsed on a hill above the building.The wall collapsed on Landscape Avenue onto Bruce Avenue, though no injuries were ...

  2. FBI Issues Valentine's Day Romance Scam Warning After Woman Bilked Out Of $2M

    FBI Issues Valentine's Day Romance Scam Warning After Woman Bilked Out Of $2M

    With love in the air on Valentine’s Day, the FBI is warning that if an online courtship seems too good to be true, it just might be.Citing an incident when a woman in her 50s was bilked out of $2 million, the FBI issued an alert on Thursday regarding romance scams, which is an Internet crime that is on the rise.
The FBI said that “victims - predominantly older, widowed or divorced women ...

  3. Amazon Pulls Out Of Plan For Headquarters In New York City

    Amazon Pulls Out Of Plan For Headquarters In New York City

    Amazon is looking for a new dance partner for its new headquarters after pulling out of plans to develop a site in New York City.The company announced on Thursday, Feb. 14 that it is are backpedaling out of the planned deal to construct a headquarters in Long Island City, despite overwhelming support from New Yorkers.“After much thought and deliberation, we've decided not to move ...

  4. Westchester Teen Sentenced To 'Shock Probation' For Role In Fatal Student Stabbing

    Westchester Teen Sentenced To 'Shock Probation' For Role In Fatal Student Stabbing

    A Westchester County teenager has been sentenced for her role in the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old high school student last year.Dominique Slack, 18, will receive “shock probation” and be incarcerated in Westchester County Jail for six months, followed by five years probation. Slack pleaded guilty to first-degree stalking, a violent felony, last year, for her role in the incident ...

  5. Westchester Middle School Student Facing Charges After Alleged Knife Incident

    Westchester Middle School Student Facing Charges After Alleged Knife Incident

    A teenage middle school student in New Rochelle was arrested by police last month following an alleged incident with a knife.Police said that a 13-year-old Isaac E. Young Middle School student was arrested on charges of menacing and attempted assault following the incident on Jan. 30. The incident was first reported by lohud. The student was reportedly referred to Family Court."A ...

  6. All-Time High: It Will Cost $75K To Attend Yale Next Year

    All-Time High: It Will Cost $75K To Attend Yale Next Year

    It will cost more than $75,000 for students to attend Yale University as an undergraduate student next year, according to the school.Tuition, room and board will see a near 4 percent increase, with the former being upped to $55,000 a year and the latter up to $16,600. Books and personal expenses are expected to cost an estimated $3,750 for the average student.This year, tuition cost ...

  7. Seen Him? Police In Westchester Issue Alert For Wanted Man

    Seen Him? Police In Westchester Issue Alert For Wanted Man

    Have you seen him?Police in Yonkers are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man wanted on a criminal contempt charge in the city.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding Daryl Alexander, who is wanted by the Yonkers Police Warrant Squad.Investigators described Alexander as 5-foot-8 weighing approximately 240 pounds with a large ...

  8. Popular White Plains Pub Days Away From Closing Time

    Popular White Plains Pub Days Away From Closing Time

    It’s going to be last call for one of Westchester’s longest operating pubs.After shutting down its kitchen last week, Tighe’s Tavern on Martine Avenue in White Plains has announced it will be closing its doors on Sunday, Feb. 17 after nearly a century in Westchester. Last call will be at approximately 4 a.m.The popular pub has been operating in the area since 1935, serving a series of ...

  9. Trump, Cuomo Tax Talk At White House Turns To Abortion, Fracking

    Trump, Cuomo Tax Talk At White House Turns To Abortion, Fracking

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo put aside his differences with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss tax reform, abortion and fracking at the White House.The meeting had been scheduled to discuss the $10,000 cap on the federal deduction for state and local taxes (SALT). The governor has previously blamed Trump’s tax legislation for the state’s $2.3 billion revenue drop."The ...

  10. Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Missing Westchester Teen

    Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Missing Westchester Teen

    Have you seen her?A 16-year-old girl has gone missing and authorities are asking for the public's help in finding her.The New Rochelle Police Department has issued an alert for Wendy Vanessa Barrios-Ramirez, who was last seen near North Avenue and Main Street on Sunday, Jan. 27.Police described Barrios-Ramirez as a 5-foot-2 Hispanic woman weighing approximately 130 pounds with a medium ...

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