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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Westchester's Obi Toppin Named Atlantic 10 Rookie Of Year

    Westchester's Obi Toppin Named Atlantic 10 Rookie Of Year

    A record-setting basketball standout from Northern Westchester has taken his talents to the University of Dayton and was just named the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Rookie of the Year.Obi Toppin of Ossining wracked up the accolades this week and also became the first freshman first-team all-Atlantic 10 player since Lamar Odom two decades ago. Toppin was also named to the A-10 ...

  10. Law Firm Places Prominent Greenwich Attorney On Leave Amid College Bribery Scheme Charges

    Law Firm Places Prominent Greenwich Attorney On Leave Amid College Bribery Scheme Charges

    Update: The Manhattan-based law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP issued a statement announcing that "co-chair Gordon Caplan has been placed on leave and will have no further firm management responsibilities," the firm announced Wednesday, March 13 one day after Caplan was charged criminally in a national scheme to rig the admissions system for the country’s most elite ...

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