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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. Westchester Emergency Medical Workers Featured On New TV Series By 'Law & Order' Creator

    Westchester Emergency Medical Workers Featured On New TV Series By 'Law & Order' Creator

    Paramedics in Westchester will take center stage when A&E Network premieres “Nightwatch Nation” on Thursday night.Producer Dick Wolf of "Law & Order" fame, has created his latest show, an expansion of the “Nightwatch” program, which will follow EMTs in four cities - including Yonkers - as they “risk their lives to work the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, ...

  2. Weeklong Lane Closures Scheduled During Route 100 Road Work

    Weeklong Lane Closures Scheduled During Route 100 Road Work

    Weekday lane closures may lead to delays in Westchester for motorists traveling on Central Avenue.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Aug. 21, there will be southbound lane closures on Route 100 (Central Avenue) between I-87 and Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers, as crews continue maintenance work in the area.Those closures are ...

  3. Mechanical Failure Causes Thousands Of Gallons Of Raw Sewage To Flow Into Croton River

    Mechanical Failure Causes Thousands Of Gallons Of Raw Sewage To Flow Into Croton River

    A mechanical failure at a Westchester pump station led to thousands of gallons of untreated sewage to get dumped into the Croton River.The Ossining Sanitation and Recycling Department issued a notification on Wednesday, when an estimated 300 gallons of waste was dumped into the river per minute. The discharge was reported at 12:45 p.m. and was ongoing as of 2:30 p.m. in the ...

  4. Pair Charged With Carjacking, Pistol-Whipping Driver In Westchester

    Pair Charged With Carjacking, Pistol-Whipping Driver In Westchester

    Two men are facing life in prison for allegedly pistol-whipping a driver, firing shots toward him and attempting to carjack him in Westchester.Chester Brown and Travis Sinclair were charged in federal court in White Plains on Wednesday, for the carjacking, in which they allegedly attacked the driver and fired shots at him when he attempted to run away.According to the complaint, on July ...

  5. Man With False Visas Attempted To Steal Package From Westchester Gas Station, Police Say

    Man With False Visas Attempted To Steal Package From Westchester Gas Station, Police Say

    A man without a known address who was in possession of fraudulent U.S. Government Visa cards is behind bars after being busted attempting to steal a package from a Scarsdale gas station after having it re-routed.Members of the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to the Scarsdale Shell gas station on Scarsdale Avenue on Monday, Aug. 6, when 27-year-old Kaspars Giberts attempted ...

  6. Suspect Sentenced After Admitting To Stealing Cars From Westchester Dealerships

    Suspect Sentenced After Admitting To Stealing Cars From Westchester Dealerships

    A felon is facing up to seven years in prison after admitting to stealing three cars from Westchester County auto dealerships by stealing peoples' identities.New York City resident Milton Alequin, 23, has been sentenced as a second felony offender to a term of three and a half to seven years in prison following a guilty plea to grand larceny in June. He must also pay the dealerships ...

  7. Swerving, Speeding Motorist Busted For DWI In Westchester, Police Say

    Swerving, Speeding Motorist Busted For DWI In Westchester, Police Say

    A Westchester County motorist was busted with a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit after being spotting speeding and repeatedly swerving over pavement markings in Scarsdale during an early morning drive.An officer conducting traffic enforcement at approximately 4 a.m. on Friday morning on Weaver Street stopped New Rochelle resident Emannuel Gonzalez, 25, after he was ...

  8. Stolen Audi Found In Northern Westchester

    Stolen Audi Found In Northern Westchester

    An Audi that was stolen from a Mount Vernon service center was recovered on the side of the Saw Mill River Parkway in Northern Westchester this week.The car was stolen from the Classic Audi service center on North MacQuesten Parkway, after its owner dropped off the vehicle on Saturday following an airbag recall that was announced earlier this year.Police said that the car was found on ...

  9. $5.1M, 5-Mile Route 22 Resurfacing Project Starts

    $5.1M, 5-Mile Route 22 Resurfacing Project Starts

    A multi-million dollar resurfacing project is set to begin on two of Westchester's busiest roadways.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that a $5.1 million repaving project is underway that will see the paving of five miles of Route 22 in Scarsdale and Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers.Officials said that "these high traffic locations are fundamental to the mobility ...

  10. Westchester Officials Form 'School Safety Commission' For Students, Teachers

    Westchester Officials Form 'School Safety Commission' For Students, Teachers

    With the new school year just weeks away, elected officials in Westchester have formed a new “School Safety Commission,” which will be tasked with “facilitating and implementing best practices to keep students, faculty and staff safe while in (area) schools.”Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., and County Executive George Latimer announced the creation of the ...

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