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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. Man Suffers Head Injury After Being Hit By Car Near Westchester Hospital

    Man Suffers Head Injury After Being Hit By Car Near Westchester Hospital

    A man was hospitalized and seriously injured after being struck by a car outside Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla on Tuesday morning.A Westchester County Police spokesman confirmed that shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 20, a man in his 70s was walking on Woods Road near the hospital when he attempted to cross in front of the traffic and was struck by a car, leaving him with a head ...

  2. Man Enters Plea To New Charges In Westchester Crash That Killed Teen

    Man Enters Plea To New Charges In Westchester Crash That Killed Teen

    The driver of a BMW that crashed in Yonkers last year, killing his teenage passenger, has pleaded not guilty to new charges related to the fatal crash.Renzo Yance, 21, appeared at the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains on Tuesday after recently being indicted on charges that include felony counts of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and aggravated ...

  3. Poll: NYers Pick Trump As Least Favorite President, But Who's No. 1?

    Poll: NYers Pick Trump As Least Favorite President, But Who's No. 1?

    New Yorkers don’t think President Donald Trump is making the state great again.In a poll released by Siena College on Thursday, former President Barack Obama was named New York’s favorite of the six living current and former heads of state with a favorability rating of 67 percent (29 percent unfavorable), while Trump received a 33 percent favorability rating (62 percent ...

  4. Suspect Nabbed In Murder Of Missing Hudson Valley Man

    Suspect Nabbed In Murder Of Missing Hudson Valley Man

    A lengthy investigation into a missing man led to the arrest of a Hudson Valley man who is facing a murder charge after being apprehended.New York State Police troopers arrested Catskill resident Carlos Graham, 31, on Thursday following a year-long investigation that was launched in January 2017 following the disappearance of Brandyn Foster.The investigation - which was conducted by ...

  5. Pair Nabbed With Drugs, Illegal Gravity Knife After Yorktown Stop

    Pair Nabbed With Drugs, Illegal Gravity Knife After Yorktown Stop

    A late night Valentine’s Day traffic stop led to multiple charges for a Hudson Valley man violating an Order of Protection while in possession of drugs and an illegal weapon in Yorktown.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department stopped Carmel resident David Gonzalez, 44, at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday while on patrol on Lexington Avenue after he allegedly failed to maintain ...

  6. Flu Count Climbs To 69,000 In New York

    Flu Count Climbs To 69,000 In New York

    6-Year-Old Fairfield County Girl Dies Of The Flu The flu continues to be pervasive throughout the Hudson Valley, as reported influenza cases continue to rise throughout the nation, including two recent deaths in New York.In the past week, there were more than 16,000 confirmed influenza cases and nearly 2,500 New Yorkers were hospitalized statewide with the flu, among the highest weekly ...

  7. Threatening Ex-Boyfriend, Fraudulent Checks Top Mount Kisco Police Blotter

    Threatening Ex-Boyfriend, Fraudulent Checks Top Mount Kisco Police Blotter

    Westchester County Police detectives have launched an investigation following reports from a Mount Kisco woman complaining that her ex-boyfriend was making threatening calls to her.The West Street resident reported to county police that she had been receiving numerous threatening phone calls and text messages from her ex-boyfriend shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9.After making ...

  8. Westchester City Named New York's 'Best To Live In'

    Westchester City Named New York's 'Best To Live In'

    As if anyone who calls it home needed to be told, New Rochelle has once again been named one of the top 50 cities to live in the United States by 24/7 Wall St.In their latest "Best Cities to Live in Every State," New Rochelle earned top honors in New York (32nd overall), just behind Rio Rancho in New Mexico and a spot ahead of Raleigh, N.C. Hoover, Alabama topped the list. The ...

  9. Beware Of These Tax Scams, Promises Of Inflated Returns

    Beware Of These Tax Scams, Promises Of Inflated Returns

    With tax season here, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers to be wary of potential opportunistic fraudsters looking to scam unsuspecting suspects.Cuomo issued an alert to residents warning of potential scams and promises of inflated tax returns.Cuomo wants New Yorkers to be aware of “the tactics some unscrupulous tax preparers will use to extract more of their hard-earned money now ...

  10. Seen Her? Police Seek Area Larceny Suspect Wanted Since 2014

    Seen Her? Police Seek Area Larceny Suspect Wanted Since 2014

    New York State Police investigators in the Hudson Valley are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a woman wanted since 2014 for illegally forging checks in her family’s names.State Police from the Brewster barracks issued an alert on Wednesday for 42-year-old Angela Cioffi, who is wanted on charges that include second-degree forgery and petit larceny stemming back to her ...

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