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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. Sentencing For Westchester Resident, Ex-Cuomo Aide Delayed

    Sentencing For Westchester Resident, Ex-Cuomo Aide Delayed

    Sentencing of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo - and northern Westchester resident - who was convicted of three felonies earlier this year has been postponed more than a month.Joseph Percoco, a South Salem resident, was found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of solicitation of bribes or gratuities and acquitted of two ...

  2. Girder Work Starts On New TZB, Leading To I-87 Lane Closures

    Girder Work Starts On New TZB, Leading To I-87 Lane Closures

    The latest round of lane and ramp closures near the new Tappan Zee Bridge have been announced as crews continue working on the Rockland and Westchester landings.Beginning on Monday night, May 7, crews from Tappan Zee Constructors will begin preparation for the installation of steel girders and concrete deck panels for the bridge over River Road at the Rockland landing. The materials ...

  3. Hero Cop From Westchester Named Senate's 'Woman Of Distinction'

    Hero Cop From Westchester Named Senate's 'Woman Of Distinction'

    A hero cop from Westchester who has already been lauded for taking a bullet in the jaw in the line of duty has been named the 2018 Woman of Distinction by the 35th Senate District in New York.Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins recently announced the distinction for Yonkers Police Officer Kayla Maher, who was shot in the jaw as she approached two suspected criminals in a car ...

  4. Motorist Caught With Ecstasy In I-684 Stop

    Motorist Caught With Ecstasy In I-684 Stop

    A traffic stop on I-684 led to a felony drug charge for a 27-year-old man who was allegedly in possession of ecstasy, state police said.New York State Police investigators announced the arrest of West Hartford resident Christopher Thai on Monday, who was stopped by state police troopers for a violation of vehicle and traffic law at approximately 8:40 p.m. on May 1 on I-684 in ...

  5. Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Westchester Woman Wanted For Assault

    Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Westchester Woman Wanted For Assault

    Have you seen her?Police in Yonkers are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted woman who allegedly assaulted another in the city.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Thursday afternoon regarding 21-year-old Dymonde Cruz, who is wanted by law enforcement for a second-degree assault charge stemming back to an incident earlier this year.Police described ...

  6. This Westchester HS Has Students Accepted To All Eight Ivy League Schools

    This Westchester HS Has Students Accepted To All Eight Ivy League Schools

    How sweep it is!The New Rochelle High School Class of 2018 pulled off a rare feat, with all eight Ivy League schools accepting at least one graduating senior who is heading off to college in the fall.“New Rochelle is one of the best-kept secrets in the state of New York,” Principal Reginald Richardson said this week, as the acceptance letters rolled in.“We are able to provide a quality ...

  7. Man Who Failed To Maintain Lane On Route 22 Charged With DWI, Sheriff Says

    Man Who Failed To Maintain Lane On Route 22 Charged With DWI, Sheriff Says

    A man was busted driving with a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit after being spotted by a Sheriff’s Deputy swerving on Route 22 in Putnam County.Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley announced the arrest of Brewster resident Jose Ramirez-Morales, 37, who is facing a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content more than .18 percent ...

  8. Man Caught Trying To Get Car With Fake Paperwork In Westchester

    Man Caught Trying To Get Car With Fake Paperwork In Westchester

    A Connecticut man is facing a felony charge after being busted by state police attempting to forge paperwork to salvage a title in Elmsford.On Tuesday, May 1, investigators from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and state police troopers determined that Windsor resident Ahmed Aied, 24, allegedly  supplied a forged receipt of vehicle repair while attempting to gain a ...

  9. Number Getting Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas Triples, CDC Says

    Number Getting Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas Triples, CDC Says

    With temperatures warming up, federal officials are warning area residents to be alert during Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May and through the summer.Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled nationally in the past decade, with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

  10. Westchester Man Posing As Investor Scammed More Than $190K, DA Says

    Westchester Man Posing As Investor Scammed More Than $190K, DA Says

    A 47-year-old man is facing a series of charges after being arraigned on a five-count indictment for allegedly swindling a trio of Westchester victims out of their life savings, and temporarily fleeing to Spain to avoid prosecution, officials announced on Friday.John Nemec of Yonkers has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly “conspiring and engaging in a fraudulent investment ...

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