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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. Police Dish Out 73 Tickets In New I-684 Detail

    Police Dish Out 73 Tickets In New I-684 Detail

    Dozens of tickets were dished out by New York State Police troopers during a new special speed enforcement detail on I-684 in Westchester County this week.During the detail on Tuesday, July 24, troopers issued a total of 73 tickets during the morning commute on the I-684 corridor. According to police, these details will continue throughout the year as troopers make an effort to curtail ...

  2. Man, Woman Caught With Crack, Other Drugs In Westchester Stop

    Man, Woman Caught With Crack, Other Drugs In Westchester Stop

    A traffic stop on I-87 in Westchester led to the arrest of a pair in possession of crack cocaine, MDMA and other drugs.New York State Police troopers stopped a vehicle driven by Bronx resident Sean Goodwin, 36, shortly after 2:15 a.m. on Monday morning, after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation on the interstate in Ardsley.Police said that while interviewing Goodwin, they ...

  3. Police Ask For Help In Investigation Of Fatal Hit-Run Involving Pedestrian In Hudson Valley

    Police Ask For Help In Investigation Of Fatal Hit-Run Involving Pedestrian In Hudson Valley

    New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to crack a four-year-old hit and run that killed an elderly Orange County man.The Orange County 911 Center received a call at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, for a pedestrian who had been struck by a car on County Route 1 before the driver fled the scene in Westtown.Police said that ...

  4. Woman Accused Of Bringing Loaded Gun To Area School Due In Court

    Woman Accused Of Bringing Loaded Gun To Area School Due In Court

    The former teacher’s aide who brought a gun into a Rockland County school is due to appear in court.Warwick resident Gillian Jeffords, a former teacher’s aide at the Jesse J. Kaplan School in West Nyack, is scheduled to appear in court in New City on Monday, after being charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a weapon earlier this year.Jeffords, 24, was arrested on March ...

  5. Nine Westchester Residents Charged With Driving While Impaired

    Nine Westchester Residents Charged With Driving While Impaired

    With local and state police agencies cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among nearly two dozen in the area who found themselves on the wrong side of the law.As part of the STOP-DWI crackdown, State Police troopers busted several motorists for driving while intoxicated as they attempt to stop motorists from drinking and driving in the ...

  6. Pregnant Woman Who Overdosed On Front Steps Of Church Rescued By Area Police Officer

    Pregnant Woman Who Overdosed On Front Steps Of Church Rescued By Area Police Officer

    Turns out, he saved two lives.A fast-acting police officer in Middletown who saved the life of a woman overdosing on the front steps of a local church got an unexpected surprise recently.That's when that same woman tracked him down and thanked him for saving her life - and the life of the unborn baby she didn’t know she was having.Earlier this month, a woman approached Officer Jim ...

  7. Students Set Rally Over Repaving Of Westchester Road

    Students Set Rally Over Repaving Of Westchester Road

    A group of students in Greenburgh has organized a rally to encourage state officials to repave the pothole-riddled Saw Mill River Road.More than two dozen student interns will host the rally next week in an effort to get a new surface on one of Westchester’s more bumpy and dangerous roadways. Local residents have been invited to join the students at the event.The rally is scheduled to ...

  8. Westchester Man Busted For DWI After Crashing Into Parked Car

    Westchester Man Busted For DWI After Crashing Into Parked Car

    A Westchester man was busted driving with a blood alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit in Scarsdale after crashing into a parked car.Members of the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to Walworth Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. on July 18, where there was a report of the crash. Upon arrival, officers found White Plains resident Masato Nagatani sitting on the curb with ...

  9. Sandy Hook Parents Ask Facebook For Protection From Conspiracy Group Claims

    Sandy Hook Parents Ask Facebook For Protection From Conspiracy Group Claims

    The parents of one of the children slain in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are calling out Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for making his platform “a safe haven for hate.”Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, the parents of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, one of the 20 victims in the shooting, wrote an open letter lambasting Zuckerberg, who grew up in Westchester County.In ...

  10. Yorktown PD: DWI Man Who Stole Items From Gas Station Caught After Chase

    Yorktown PD: DWI Man Who Stole Items From Gas Station Caught After Chase

    A Northern Westchester man took police on a high-speed chase after allegedly stealing beef jerky from a gas station and driving while impaired.While at the Shell gas station on East Main Street in Yorktown on Wednesday afternoon, an officer from the Yorktown Police Department spotted a man stealing two Jack Link's beef steaks. The man - later identified as 48-year-old Yorktown resident ...

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