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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. W-2 Form Tax Scam: Be On The Lookout, IRS Says

    W-2 Form Tax Scam: Be On The Lookout, IRS Says

    The Internal Revenue Service is warning employers and employees in the Hudson Valley of a Form W-2 phishing scam that cost hundreds of organizations and employees thousands of dollars last year.During the last two tax seasons, cybercriminals tricked payroll personnel or people with access to payroll information into disclosing sensitive information for entire workforces, according to ...

  2. Westchester's Joe Girardi, Ex-Yankees Manager, Gets A New Job

    Westchester's Joe Girardi, Ex-Yankees Manager, Gets A New Job

    Westchester resident Joe Girardi and New York Yankee Manager Aaron Boone are swapping places.Now that his time in the Yankee’s dugout has concluded, Girardi has announced that he will be taking his talents into the studio as an analyst for MLB Network, while Boone goes from an announcing gig at ESPN to the helm of the Bronx Bombers.Although it’s been a slow offseason for many players, ...

  3. What Now After Westchester Pavilion Mall Project Stalls?

    What Now After Westchester Pavilion Mall Project Stalls?

    Nearly two years after a $275 million development project at the old Westchester Pavillion mall in White Plains was approved, the city continues to wait for progress from developers.A development to replace the mall, featuring two, 24-story residential towers was expected to bring up to 1,400 new residents to White Plains once completed. Instead, development has stalled as they await a ...

  4. Police Dish Out 60 Tickets In Latest I-684 Detail

    Police Dish Out 60 Tickets In Latest I-684 Detail

    More than 50 tickets were doled out during a special speed enforcement detail conducted by New York State Police troopers on I-684 in northern Westchester on Tuesday.During the special detail on Tuesday, Feb. 6, troopers in Bedford and North Castle busted 31 motorists for speeding on the interstate, and one driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated. In total, 61 tickets were ...

  5. Seen Her? Police Ask Public's Help In Search For Hudson Valley Suspect

    Seen Her? Police Ask Public's Help In Search For Hudson Valley Suspect

    New York State Police investigators in the Hudson Valley are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a woman busted for bringing heroin into the Downstate Correctional Facility and never appeared in court to answer the charges.An alert was issued by police from the Wappinger barrack regarding 28-year-old Amanda Murphy, who is wanted on charges that include promoting prison ...

  6. Westchester Man Busted For Second DWI In Past Decade

    Westchester Man Busted For Second DWI In Past Decade

    A Westchester man is facing a felony charge after receiving his second DWI in the past decade following an early morning stop in Croton-on-Hudson.New York State Police troopers on patrol at approximately 3:40 a.m. on Friday morning stopped a 2017 Dodge Challenger driven by Cortlandt resident Christopher Johnson, 42, after he committed a vehicle and traffic law violation on Route ...

  7. Teen Charged In Connection To Westchester Pool Pavilion Fire

    Teen Charged In Connection To Westchester Pool Pavilion Fire

    A two-year investigation into a fire at the Briarcliff Manor Pavillion has led to the arrest of a Westchester County teenager who is facing an arson charge.The Briarcliff Manor Police Department announced over the weekend that they have arrested an 18-year-old who was 16 at the time of the blaze, following an investigation by detectives that lasted more than two years.On Facebook, the ...

  8. Police Bust Underage Westchester Driver With BAC Double The Legal Limit

    Police Bust Underage Westchester Driver With BAC Double The Legal Limit

    A 20-year-old from Port Chester was busted driving with a blood-alcohol content double the legal limit during an early morning stop in Scarsdale over the weekend.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department conducting larceny patrol on Sunday morning made contact with James Armand Diaz shortly after 7 a.m., who was sitting with his car idling on Farley Road.According to police, Diaz ...

  9. Gas Prices Rise For Sixth Straight Week

    Gas Prices Rise For Sixth Straight Week

    There is no relief in sight for drivers’ wallets at the pump, as gas prices continue to rise week-to-week as the price of crude oil fluctuates overseas.For the sixth straight week, gas prices have risen, up to an average of $2.61 per gallon, up from $2.49 a month ago and $2.26 a year ago. The average rose three cents since last week.According to a AAA New York spokesman, the price has ...

  10. Westchester Educator Encourages Students To 'Find Their Passions'

    Westchester Educator Encourages Students To 'Find Their Passions'

    After more than two decades serving students at New Rochelle High School, longtime educator Debbie Minchin is showing no signs of slowing down.Minchin, an AP United States Government teacher in the district continues to follow her passion for education as she continues her 25th year educating students both in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to follow her lead.A longtime New ...

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