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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. Westchester HS Grad Ocasio-Cortez Slams Trump After He Mocks Green New Deal

    Westchester HS Grad Ocasio-Cortez Slams Trump After He Mocks Green New Deal

    The battle between red and blue continues in Washington, D.C., as President Donald Trump slammed freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, calling it a “high school idea.”At a rally in El Paso, the president said that the Westchester high school graduate’s plan to combat climate change “sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark.” Trump said that ...

  2. Westchester Man Admits To Sending Indecent Material To Cop Posing As Teen

    Westchester Man Admits To Sending Indecent Material To Cop Posing As Teen

    A 26-year-old man from Northern Westchester has admitted to sending child pornography and a weapons charge and will face time in prison after being busted by an undercover police officer posing as a teenager.Christopher Alessandro of Croton-on-Hudson pleaded guilty to attempted disseminating indecent material to minors and attempted criminal possession of a firearm, Westchester County ...

  3. Most New Yorkers Support State's Deal For Amazon Second Headquarters

    Most New Yorkers Support State's Deal For Amazon Second Headquarters

    Although Amazon may be looking for a new dance partner to set up its new Amazon HQ2 project outside the Empire State, a new poll found that the majority of New Yorkers support the proposed move to Long Island City.In November, the online retailer announced that it has chosen two locations for its new HQ2 project, one in Long Island City, and a second in Virginia. However, according to a ...

  4. Take These Steps To Prevent Thefts From Vehicles, Officials Say

    Take These Steps To Prevent Thefts From Vehicles, Officials Say

    Police agencies in Westchester are urging village residents to lock the doors of their vehicles overnight following a rash of break-ins.Police said that some sticky-fingered suspects got into several unlocked cars earlier this week, prompting them to remind residents of the importance of locking up overnight and keeping valuables out of sight.Tips offered by police to avoid having ...

  5. Dozens Of DPW Trucks Vandalized In Westchester Before Snowstorm

    Dozens Of DPW Trucks Vandalized In Westchester Before Snowstorm

    Department of Public Works employees received an unwelcome surprise on Tuesday morning when they went to go to work, and it wasn’t snow.Police are investigating vandalism at the Mount Vernon DPW garage after workers found that the city’s snowplows, salt, garbage and sewer trucks had been sabotaged overnight.According to police, one or more suspects are believed to have entered ...

  6. With NY Amazon HQ2 Plan In Limbo, Connecticut Jumps Into Fray

    With NY Amazon HQ2 Plan In Limbo, Connecticut Jumps Into Fray

    With the marriage between New York and Amazon seemingly fractured regarding the construction of a new headquarters in the area, Connecticut seems poised to strike while the iron’s hot, if state lawmakers have their way.In November last year, 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 Virginia. ...

  7. Westchester Teen Arrested After 'Shots Fired' Incident, Police Say

    Westchester Teen Arrested After 'Shots Fired' Incident, Police Say

    A Westchester County teenager is behind bars after being busted with an illegal handgun and ammo, police said.Officers from the Yonkers Police Department on patrol in the area of Cottage Place Gardens shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, when they heard several gunshots near them. Following the gunshots, they received reports of shots fired on Lamartine Terrace, leading to the ...

  8. Felony Offender Sentenced For Assaulting, Robbing, Older Man In Westchester

    Felony Offender Sentenced For Assaulting, Robbing, Older Man In Westchester

    A 31-year-old man may spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced for beating an older man and stealing his wallet in Westchester.Coty Highsmith, of Yonkers, has been sentenced to a term of between 23 years and life in prison after being found guilty last year of robbery and assault for the beating of a man in his 60s in a city apartment in November 2017.Highsmith was ...

  9. Cuomo Approval Rating Plummets To Lowest Ever Among NY Voters, New Poll Says

    Cuomo Approval Rating Plummets To Lowest Ever Among NY Voters, New Poll Says

    Three months after being overwhelmingly re-elected for a third term, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval rating is the lowest ever with more than half of New York voters viewing him unfavorably, according to a new poll released on Monday.Only 43 percent of voters statewide viewed Cuomo favorably, while 50 percent viewed him unfavorably, according to the Siena College poll. The governor’s ...

  10. Former Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse Resigns As School Teacher In Westchester

    Former Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse Resigns As School Teacher In Westchester

    A former teacher and priest at a private prep schools in Westchester and Fairfield County has resigned after being one of 50 charged with sexually abusing minors last month.Robert Cornigans, an educator who lived and worked at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, who taught English since 2004, resigned immediately on Jan. 15 when his name was on a list of Jesuits charged with ...

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