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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. Police Commissioner In Westchester Suddenly 'Released,' Mayor Announces

    Police Commissioner In Westchester Suddenly 'Released,' Mayor Announces

    There is more upheaval in Mount Vernon City Hall, as Police Commissioner Shawn Harris has been suddenly ousted from his position at the helm of the department.Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas announced at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 that Harris has been “released” as of March 13. Replacing him will be Mount Vernon Lt. Robert Scott, who will take over as commissioner ...

  2. ID Released For Man Found Dead In Westchester Home

    ID Released For Man Found Dead In Westchester Home

    Officials have released the identity of the 39-year-old man who was found dead inside his Westchester home earlier this week.The body of Randy Street was discovered in his basement apartment on Wednesday, March 13 on South Sixth Avenue in Mount Vernon by his girlfriend, police said, though additional details of the incident are still being withheld as the investigation into the death is ...

  3. Five From Westchester Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Five From Westchester Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Several area residents are among more than two dozen who were busted for alleged impaired driving in the Hudson Valley.Local residents charged include: Westchester CountyOn Saturday, March 9, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Howard I. Bien, 53, of Croton-on-Hudson, for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law ...

  4. Video: Latimer Speaks Out As Con Ed Natural Gas Moratorium Takes Effect

    Video: Latimer Speaks Out As Con Ed Natural Gas Moratorium Takes Effect

    The day Westchester County developers and elected officials have been dreading is here: the Con Edison natural gas moratorium takes effect on Friday, March 15.Last month, Con Edison announced that the demand for new gas has surpassed its limits in southern Westchester, prompting them to stop accepting new customers beginning on March 15.The announcement led ...

  5. Bookkeeper Sentenced For Stealing $300K From Westchester Businesses

    Bookkeeper Sentenced For Stealing $300K From Westchester Businesses

    A 71-year-old former bookkeeper from heading to prison after stealing more than $375,000 from her Westchester employee of 20 years.Patricia Hunt of New Rochelle has been sentenced to a term of between two and six years in state prison after pleading guilty to grand larceny, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced. She has also been ordered to pay her ...

  6. Sandy Hook Parents Win Major Court Victory Over Gunmakers

    Sandy Hook Parents Win Major Court Victory Over Gunmakers

    The families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims have claimed another key court victory as they continue pursuing a lawsuit against the companies that manufactured and sold the weapon Adam Lanza used during the 2012 massacre.The Connecticut Supreme Court gave the green light to the liability lawsuit, which seeks damages against Remington Arms Co. and Bushmaster Firearms International, ...

  7. Plans For Proposed Auto Dealer In Stop & Shop Site In Westchester Put On Hold

    Plans For Proposed Auto Dealer In Stop & Shop Site In Westchester Put On Hold

    Talks of a luxury auto dealership replacing a Stop & Shop location in Westchester has been temporarily tabled by officials following public outcry from the community.Last week, it was announced that the New Roc Stop & Shop on Harrison Street in New Rochelle will be closing next February, the company announced this week, and the New Rochelle City Council will now begin searching ...

  8. 78K Pounds Of Butterball Turkey Products Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

    78K Pounds Of Butterball Turkey Products Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

    Butterball announced that it is recalling nearly 80,000 pounds of raw ground turkey product due to concerns of Salmonella contamination.The Mount Olive, North Carolina company said it's recalling 78,164 pounds of product potentially contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announce. The ...

  9. Person Found Dead In Basement Of Westchester Home

    Person Found Dead In Basement Of Westchester Home

    Police are investigating the death of a 39-year-old man who was found dead inside his home.Police said that the man - whose name has not been released pending notification of his family - was found in a basement apartment in Mount Vernon on South Sixth Avenue shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. According to a News12 report, the body was found by his girlfriend.The cause of the ...

  10. Makeup Products Recalled Due To Possible Asbestos Concerns

    Makeup Products Recalled Due To Possible Asbestos Concerns

    Claire’s announced that it is voluntarily recalling three products due to concerns that they may contain asbestos.“Out of an abundance of caution, today Claire’s Stores, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of three cosmetic products: Claire’s Eye Shadows, Claire’s Compact Powder and Claire’s Contour Palette,” the company announced in a statement.The voluntary recall was announced ...

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