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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. Off-Duty Officer Admits Firing Gun On Westchester Residential Street

    Off-Duty Officer Admits Firing Gun On Westchester Residential Street

    An off-duty police officer has surrendered himself into custody after pleading guilty to unlawfully firing his service weapon without cause.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced that Orville Kitson, a Mount Vernon Police Officer pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of prohibited use of a weapon after surrendering himself at Scarpino’s office on Friday ...

  2. New Rochelle HS Hockey Coach Cuts Locks To Honor Mom Who Died Of Cancer

    New Rochelle HS Hockey Coach Cuts Locks To Honor Mom Who Died Of Cancer

    A popular New Rochelle High School coach has “chopped his locks” to honor his mother who passed away from lung cancer.In front of his entire team, New Rochelle High School hockey coach Paul Viggiano - who is also an official at Westchester-based AG Williams Painting Company - recently shaved his head to both honor his mother, Nancy, and live up to a promise he made to his players for ...

  3. Suspect On Loose After Chase Bank Robbery In Westchester

    Suspect On Loose After Chase Bank Robbery In Westchester

    Police are investigating a bank robbery of a Chase location on Tarrytown Road in White Plains.Investigators from the Greenburgh Police Department were dispatched to Chase Bank on Tarrytown Road at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Friday, April 13, where there was a report of an alleged robbery.According to police, the suspect passed a note to the teller, taking off on foot after allegedly ...

  4. E-Sport Arena Abruptly Pulls Out Of Lease At Mall In Westchester

    E-Sport Arena Abruptly Pulls Out Of Lease At Mall In Westchester

    Gamers looking forward to eSports in White Plains are out of luck, as the city reportedly terminated its lease with Battle Ground Zero, ending any hope of it opening in the Galleria Mall this weekend.The British-based company had grand plans to open a 3,000-square-foot eSport arena at the mall downtown, but officials have reached an agreement to part ways, citing it does not comply with ...

  5. Westchester Developer Will Pay $175K To Settle Fair Housing Lawsuit

    Westchester Developer Will Pay $175K To Settle Fair Housing Lawsuit

    A prominent Westchester developer has reached a $175,000 settlement with federal officials for violating the Fair Housing Act by failing to make a pair of Rockland County developments not properly accessible to people with disabilities.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced on Friday that Valhalla-based Ginsburg Development Companies ...

  6. State-Wide Distracted Driving Crackdown Now Underway

    State-Wide Distracted Driving Crackdown Now Underway

    New York State Police have a message for drivers: if you use electronics while you’re behind the wheel of a car, you’re going to pay.As part of April’s designation as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, state police announced a crackdown on distracted driving, while began on Thursday, April 12, lasting through Monday, April 16.According to police, troopers in marked and ...

  7. Westchester Financial Center To Be Renamed, Renovated As City Square

    Westchester Financial Center To Be Renamed, Renovated As City Square

    The Westchester Financial Center in White Plains is getting a makeover.Officials from Ginsburg Development Companies announced that they have purchased the iconic building, with intentions to renovate it, “bring it to the highest contemporary standards as a mixed-use development” and rebrand it as “City Square” at 50 Main Street.Martin Ginsburg, the founder and principal of the ...

  8. Police: Man Posing As Repairman May Have Been 'Casing' Area Home

    Police: Man Posing As Repairman May Have Been 'Casing' Area Home

    Police are warning residents to be wary of potential scammers after a man allegedly posed as a washing machine repairman in Northern Westchester.The North Castle Police Department received a report shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 from a resident of Nichols Road in Armonk who stated that earlier in the day, the man said he needed access to the home to check the family’s ...

  9. Report: Jamaican National Facing Life In Prison Suing Westchester County

    Report: Jamaican National Facing Life In Prison Suing Westchester County

    A Jamaican national living in Mount Vernon who may spend the rest of his life in prison for attempted murder on a Westchester County cop at a Mount Kisco auto dealership is reportedly attempting to sue the county for more than $50 million.Ronald Clare Greenland, 55, who was sentenced to a term of between 40 years and life in prison for attempting to stab a police officer who intervened ...

  10. Week-Long Lane Closures Start On I-87 During Roadwork Near New TZB

    Week-Long Lane Closures Start On I-87 During Roadwork Near New TZB

    A new round of lane closures near the new Tappan Zee Bridge will last for a week.Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) announced this week that they are scheduled to install new precast concrete slabs near the bridge’s Westchester County landing, which will “create a new base roadway for the twin-span crossing’s connection to the Thruway when the second span opens later this year and require ...

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