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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 School Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing $10,000 From District

    Westchester School Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing $10,000 From District

    The longtime Tarrytown Union Free School District secretary and Putnam County resident accused of stealing more than $10,000 from her employer has pleaded guilty to a corruption charge.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Thursday that Lake Peekskill resident Carol Ressa, 53, has pleaded guilty to a felony count of third-degree grand larceny as a ...

  2. Westchester Man, 34, Nabbed In Drug-Dealing Bust

    Westchester Man, 34, Nabbed In Drug-Dealing Bust

    A multi-agency investigation into an alleged Westchester drug dealer led to the arrest of a Mamaroneck suspect who was in possession of GBL and meth at the time of his arrest.New York State Police, Hudson Valley Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, Homeland Security Investigations’ (HIS) Border Enforcement Security Task Force, and the New York City Police Department Narcotics arrested ...

  3. Man, 21, Killed In Crash Near Yorktown Police Headquarters

    Man, 21, Killed In Crash Near Yorktown Police Headquarters

    A 21-year-old man was killed after driving into a utility pole in an early morning crash on Route 202 near Yorktown Police Headquarters.Police are investigating the crash that took the life of Yorktown resident Alexander Delic, who was killed in a one-vehicle crash at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday.Delic was pronounced dead upon the arrival of first responders. The crash is actively ...

  4. Westchester DA: County Among Leaders In Recouping Stolen Unemployment Funds

    Westchester DA: County Among Leaders In Recouping Stolen Unemployment Funds

    Nearly $1 million dollars have been returned to state coffers in recent years by the successful prosecution of unemployment insurance fraud, making it one of the leaders in recovering those funds, according to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr.Scarpino announced on Monday that his office has returned nearly $900,000 in restitution over the past five years, ...

  5. Man Charged With Stealing $1,100 From Macy's In Yorktown

    Man Charged With Stealing $1,100 From Macy's In Yorktown

    A 29-year-old Westchester man is behind bars after being caught by police at a gas station in Yorktown after allegedly being involved in a scheme to steal more than $1,100 in merchandise from a Macy’s store.Shortly before 8 p.m. on Jan. 24, officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to Macy’s on Lee Road, where there was a claim of shoplifters at the location involving ...

  6. Lawyer For Ex-Cuomo Aide From Northern Westchester Attacks Star Witness

    Lawyer For Ex-Cuomo Aide From Northern Westchester Attacks Star Witness

    Defense attorneys for Joseph Percoco, a Westchester resident and former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, tore into the prosecution’s key witness during cross-examination on Wednesday.Last year, Percoco, a South Salem resident, was indicted on corruption charges that allege he accepted more than $300,000 in bribes to benefit Competitive Power Ventures, an energy company that ...

  7. Woman Sentenced For DWI Crash That Killed Westchester Student

    Woman Sentenced For DWI Crash That Killed Westchester Student

    The family of a 21-year-old Manhattanville College student scolded the drunk driver who struck and killed their son in court at her sentencing on Wednesday.Rye resident Emma Fox, 26, was sentenced for her role as the driver in a fatal crash that took the life of Fishkill resident Robby Schartner, who graduated from Brookfield High School and formerly lived in Putnam County, in ...

  8. Numerous Crashes Occur Throughout Hudson Valley Tie Up Traffic Amid Storm

    Numerous Crashes Occur Throughout Hudson Valley Tie Up Traffic Amid Storm

    The winter weather conditions have led to multiple crashes on busy area roadways, leading to a hectic day on the roads for commuters.The New York State Department of Transportation and first responders had a busy Wednesday morning, battling the snow, while dealing with multiple accidents throughout the area, including an incident that shut down the new Tappan Zee Bridge for more than ...

  9. Suspect Already In Jail Charged In Connection To Third Westchester Burglary

    Suspect Already In Jail Charged In Connection To Third Westchester Burglary

    A suspect already sent to the Westchester County Jail has now been charged in connection to a third Scarsdale burglary.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department arrested Overlook Terrace resident Orgen Hoxha, 22, on Wednesday, charging him with two counts of second-degree burglary, both felonies, for his role in burglaries in the village on Nov. 30, 2016 on Walworth Avenue and Oct. ...

  10. Suffolk County Stolen Car Suspect Tracked Down In Hudson Valley Stop

    Suffolk County Stolen Car Suspect Tracked Down In Hudson Valley Stop

    Eagle-eyed New York State Police troopers on patrol in the Hudson Valley busted a man who made it nearly 200 miles in a stolen vehicle.Troopers on patrol in the town of Catskill received a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) from the Suffolk County Police Department on Thursday night, for a car that was stolen on Long Island.While on patrol, the troopers stopped a motorist driving a vehicle on ...

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