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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. Alert Issued For Scam Phone Call Targeting Elderly Residents

    Alert Issued For Scam Phone Call Targeting Elderly Residents

    Several police departments in the area are warning residents to be wary of a telephone scam first reported a couple of years ago that is now once again making the rounds.Officials said that several elder residents have recently received calls from opportunistic scammers stating that their grandchild had been involved in a motor vehicle crash in New York City and needs money to avoid ...

  2. Place Of Death Determined For Man Found On Side Of Westchester Road

    Place Of Death Determined For Man Found On Side Of Westchester Road

    The man found fatally shot on the side of a busy Westchester roadway earlier this month was killed in Queens and his body was dumped in Yonkers, police said.The Yonkers Police Department received a report at approximately 8:20 a.m. on July 16, of a dead body that was found alongside the shoulder of the eastbound lanes of Tuckahoe Road with multiple gunshot wounds near the I-87 ...

  3. Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Sentenced To Prison In Bribery, Money Laundering Retrial

    Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Sentenced To Prison In Bribery, Money Laundering Retrial

    Former New York State Assembly Speaker Shelton Silver is heading to prison after being found guilty of corruption charges for the second time.Silver, 74, was sentenced to seven years in prison a federal jury decided he used his position to obtain nearly $4 million in bribes in exchange for his official acts. He was also found guilty of obtaining another $1 million through a money ...

  4. Know Him? Man Accused Of Videotaping Woman Changing Clothes At Mall In Area

    Know Him? Man Accused Of Videotaping Woman Changing Clothes At Mall In Area

    Do you know him?Law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to identify a man who tried to take a cell phone video of a woman in a changing room at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack.The Clarkstown Police Department released surveillance photos of the suspect, who allegedly held a cellphone under the changing room door at Target on Tuesday, July ...

  5. Homicide Investigation Launched After Woman's Body Found Near Historic Westchester Naval Armory

    Homicide Investigation Launched After Woman's Body Found Near Historic Westchester Naval Armory

    Click here for an updated story: Suspect Charged, Victim ID'd In Murder Of Woman In WestchesterA homicide investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was found lying in the driveway of the former Armory building on Main Street in New Rochelle.Detectives from the department’s General Investigations and Forensic Units are currently on scene investigating the incident. The body ...

  6. Woman's Body Found Near Westchester Building

    Woman's Body Found Near Westchester Building

    This story has been updated.Police are investigating after a woman's body was found on Friday morning near the former New Rochelle Naval Armory.Investigators have taped off the area near the Armory and East Main Street has been cordoned off. The woman was found lying in the driveway of 270 Main St. at about 7:40 a.m., according to the New Rochelle Police Department.The cause of death ...

  7. White Supremacist Flyers Found Near Croton Schools

    White Supremacist Flyers Found Near Croton Schools

    Flyers have been posted promoting a white supremacy group near schools in Westchester.Recruitment posters for Identity Evropa, have cropped up in Croton-on-Hudson, including several that were hung outside the Croton-Harmon High School and the local middle school.According to Identity Evropa, they are “an American Identitarian organization. As such, our main objective is to create a ...

  8. Three Charged With 'Forced Posting' $900K Credit Card Scheme In White Plains Court

    Three Charged With 'Forced Posting' $900K Credit Card Scheme In White Plains Court

    Three people are facing charges in Westchester for allegedly engaging in an elaborate debit card scheme to steal nearly a million dollars.Bronx residents Latoya Robinson, 29, Tanya Hatwood, 27, and Manhattan resident Dashawn Johnson, 25, are facing wire fraud charges for their roles in a five-year scam involving “forced posting.” Robinson and Johnson were arrested this week, while ...

  9. Woman, Man Caught After Two-Month Westchester Stealing Spree, Police Say

    Woman, Man Caught After Two-Month Westchester Stealing Spree, Police Say

    An eagle-eyed police officer in Westchester busted a pair who have been connected to a series of alleged vehicle break-ins over several months, police said.Albuquerque residents Rachel Kennedy, 38, and Mondreon Haywood, 28, were busted last week when a patrol officer driving through the parking lot at Lifetime Fitness in Harrison spotted a maroon Chevrolet Impala that was wanted in ...

  10. Westchester Man Admits To Attempting To Kill The Same Person Twice In A Week

    Westchester Man Admits To Attempting To Kill The Same Person Twice In A Week

    A Westchester man is expected to spend a decade behind bars after admitting to attempting to kill the same man on a pair of occasions in less than a week.Yonkers resident James McNair has pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder following two shooting incidents in the city involving the same man earlier this year.On Jan. 14, in front of a deli on Warburton Avenue, the ...

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