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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 Follow Trail Of Leaking Fuel To Nab DWI Driver After Yorktown Crash

    Police Follow Trail Of Leaking Fuel To Nab DWI Driver After Yorktown Crash

    Police officers were able to follow a trail of debris and gasoline to track down a motorist who drove through a fence with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit in Northern Westchester.The Yorktown Police Department received a call from a Hanover Street resident at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, who reported that a driver had just left the scene of a ...

  2. Police: 22-Year-Old Passed Out Behind Wheel In Southeast Had Loaded Gun

    Police: 22-Year-Old Passed Out Behind Wheel In Southeast Had Loaded Gun

    A 22-year-old who was found asleep at the wheel by police is facing multiple charges after attempting to resist arrest while in possession of an illegal, loaded handgun and drugs in Putnam County.New York State Police troopers on patrol in Southeast found Ridgefield, Conn., resident Peter Shirvell unconscious on Route 6 at the intersection of Starr Ridge near the entrance of the Shell ...

  3. Doctor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Hudson Valley Woman, 16 Others

    Doctor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Hudson Valley Woman, 16 Others

    A Hudson Valley woman is among 17 vulnerable patients claiming that a prominent neurologist sexually abused them.Philadelphia-based Ricardo Cruciani, 63, has been charged with groping patients at his clinic and taking advantage of vulnerable women in his care for more than a dozen years, including one woman from Dutchess County.According to his accusers, Cruciani forced them to touch ...

  4. Teen Indicted In 'Reckless' Fatal Shooting Of Westchester Teen

    Teen Indicted In 'Reckless' Fatal Shooting Of Westchester Teen

    A teenager is facing multiple charges after allegedly fatally shooting a 16-year-old from Westchester in the chest while showing off a loaded gun.Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Warburton Avenue in Yonkers at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, where there were multiple reports of a shooting incident in the area.Upon arrival, police said that they found 16-year-old ...

  5. Thanksgiving Day Road Closures Planned For Yorktown Turkey Trot

    Thanksgiving Day Road Closures Planned For Yorktown Turkey Trot

    There will be several roadways closed for a stretch of time in Yorktown on Thanksgiving morning as the town prepares for the town’s inaugural Turkey Trot Road Race.The Turkey Trot Road Race is scheduled to kick off at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, which will lead to several road closures, according to Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble.The inaugural race, which is ...

  6. Woman Gave False Domestic Violence Account, State Police In Cortlandt Say

    Woman Gave False Domestic Violence Account, State Police In Cortlandt Say

    New York State Police in Westchester arrested a woman who made false statements to law enforcement that led to the arrest of Putnam County man for allegedly intimidating a witness.State police in Cortlandt arrested 25-year-old Lloyd resident Megan Hansut on a misdemeanor charge of writing a false written statement after she provided law enforcement with a detailed account of domestic ...

  7. Three Face Drug Dealing Charges In Mahopac, Southeast, Putnam Valley

    Three Face Drug Dealing Charges In Mahopac, Southeast, Putnam Valley

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - A trio from Putnam County was busted by law enforcement for selling various drugs.Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith announced three arrests on Tuesday that were made by his department’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit in Mahopac, Southeast and Putnam Valley over a stretch of three days.Mahopac resident Matthew Slader, 36, was arrested on Nov. 10 and charged with three ...

  8. Man Faces Assault Charge After Late-Night Fight At Yorktown Bar

    Man Faces Assault Charge After Late-Night Fight At Yorktown Bar

    A 25-year-old man is facing an assault charge after allegedly getting into a late night bar fight in Northern Westchester.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to the Yorktown Grille on Downing Drive shortly after 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, where there were reports of a fight between two patrons.Upon arrival, police said that officers met with one party, who ...

  9. 16 Nabbed In Westchester, Tristate Area Heroin, Cocaine Ring

    16 Nabbed In Westchester, Tristate Area Heroin, Cocaine Ring

    More than a dozen suspects have been charged for their roles in a major drug ring that distributed fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in Westchester and elsewhere in the metropolitan area.Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and the DEA announced on Monday that 16 people have been charged with drug trafficking “in a scheme that peddled drugs on the streets as well as delivering them to buyers ...

  10. Westchester Woman Admits To Throwing Baby Out Of Window

    Westchester Woman Admits To Throwing Baby Out Of Window

    A Westchester mother has admitted to throwing a newborn baby out of a window to her death two years ago.Yonkers resident Jennifer Berry pleaded guilty in Bronx Criminal Court to a charge of first-degree manslaughter for killing her newborn infant by dropping her from a seventh-floor window in the Bronx on Sept. 28, 2015.The 35-year-old will be sentenced to 10 years in prison next month. ...

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