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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. $1.6M Illegal Charges Settlement Includes Westchester Auto Dealer, AG Says

    $1.6M Illegal Charges Settlement Includes Westchester Auto Dealer, AG Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pair of Westchester County auto dealerships were among those included in a settlement claiming they charged thousands of customers for hidden purchases.New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that Honda of New Rochelle and New Rochelle Toyota are facing severe restrictions on sales after being included in a deal to end the practice of ...

  2. Missing Brewster 15-Year-Old Found Safe

    Missing Brewster 15-Year-Old Found Safe

    Update:State police announced shortly after sending out an alert for a missing teen in Brewster that the 15-year-old has been found and is safe.Julio C. Morales Ramos was located in the Village of Brewster in good health, state police said.Original report:New York State Police in Brewster are seeking the public’s assistance as they look for a teenager who was reported missing on ...

  3. Westchester Man Convicted Of Killing, Dumping Girlfriend's Body

    Westchester Man Convicted Of Killing, Dumping Girlfriend's Body

    A 33-year-old man is facing up to 15 years in prison after being acquitted of murder, but found guilty of manslaughter involving the strangling death of his girlfriend in Westchester.Jason Myers, 33, of Mount Vernon was found guilty this week of second-degree manslaughter and concealment of a human corpse after he strangled his girlfriend, 27-year-old Ashley McDuffie last year and then ...

  4. Westchester Man Sentenced To Life For Violent Stabbing Murder

    Westchester Man Sentenced To Life For Violent Stabbing Murder

    A Westchester man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being given the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to the violent murder of a Rockland County man near his Nanuet home last summer.Earlier this year, Yonkers resident Frank Keogh, who worked as a contractor in Hopewell Junction, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Rockland County Court after his stabbing ...

  5. TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Nears 55K Signatures

    TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Nears 55K Signatures

    The petition circulating disparaging the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name for the new Tappan Zee span has garnered nearly 55,000 signatures from people who don’t support the Cuomo designation.Hudson Valley voices are among the tens of thousands of New Yorkers that have stood up in protest of the name, insisting it be returned to its original name, the Tappan ...

  6. Stranded Hikers Rescued Near NY-NJ Border

    Stranded Hikers Rescued Near NY-NJ Border

    All hands were on deck as several law enforcement agencies teamed together to rescue hikers trapped on the side of a cliff near the New York-New Jersey state line.The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department received a call shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, from a hiker reporting that she was part of a four-person group that was lost in the woods on the side of a cliff.Police ...

  7. Police Track Down Alleged High-End Clothing Store Shoplifter In Westchester

    Police Track Down Alleged High-End Clothing Store Shoplifter In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Detectives from the Bronxville Police Department tracked down a 24-year-old woman who allegedly stole nearly $1,000 in merchandise from a high-end clothing store.Police were notified of a shoplifter at J. McLaughlin on Wednesday, Nov. 7 when the store manager witnessed Mount Vernon resident Syiesha Jackson walking out of the store with merchandise valued at ...

  8. Report: College Of New Rochelle Facing Second Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    Report: College Of New Rochelle Facing Second Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    The College of New Rochelle is facing a second lawsuit from a former employee claiming wrongful termination, according to a lohud report.A second lawsuit was reportedly filed in Westchester County Court earlier this year by Veronie Lawrence, a former director for one of the school's campuses who is claiming that the college breached contract when she was among those fired last year as ...

  9. Westchester Basketball Standout Signed, Sealed To Play Division I

    Westchester Basketball Standout Signed, Sealed To Play Division I

    A Mount Vernon basketball standout is taking his talents to Virginia after signing his National Letter of Intent to play ball for George Mason University next year.Surrounded by friends, family, former coaches and teammates, Jason Douglas-Stanley ended his recruitment and made it official that he’ll be playing for coach Dave Paulsen and the Patriots.During his three years playing for ...

  10. Police Seek Armed Masked Man Who Robbed Westchester Bank

    Police Seek Armed Masked Man Who Robbed Westchester Bank

    Police are on the hunt for a gun-wielding suspect that robbed a bank in Westchester on Monday.Police said that at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon, a suspect walked into Chase Bank on South Broadway in Tarrytown demanding money while wearing a dark-colored mask and holding a handgun.The suspect was handed an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. Police described him ...

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