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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. Hate Flyers Linked To Neo-Nazi Group Found At Two Area Colleges

    Hate Flyers Linked To Neo-Nazi Group Found At Two Area Colleges

    A pair of Hudson Valley colleges were among four in the country that had anti-Semitic fliers blaming Jewish people for the allegations of sexual assault against newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh posted on campuses this week.Fliers that read "Every time some Anti-White, Anti-American, Anti-freedom event takes place, you look at it, and it’s Jews behind it,” ...

  2. Westchester Man Who Threatened Mother, Children With Shotgun Arraigned

    Westchester Man Who Threatened Mother, Children With Shotgun Arraigned

    The man who terrorized his family with a shotgun and forced police to rescue his family during an armed standoff in Westchester has been formally arraigned following Wednesday’s incident.Port Chester resident Abe Massa, 29, has been charged with reckless endangerment after threatening his family with a shotgun, firing it in front of his mother and pointing it at her on Oct. 10. ...

  3. Ex-DNC Chair Faces Prison Time For Arranging Illegal Donation From Gambling Website To Cuomo

    Ex-DNC Chair Faces Prison Time For Arranging Illegal Donation From Gambling Website To Cuomo

    A former local Democratic Party chairman has admitted to steering a $25,000 campaign contribution from a foreign national toward New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign in 2014.Steve Pigeon, the former Erie County DNC chairman, admitted in federal court to attempting to funnel the contribution to the campaign, which was made on behalf of the founder of an online gambling ...

  4. Five Weekly Newspapers Closing In Fairfield County

    Five Weekly Newspapers Closing In Fairfield County

    Citing “economic forces,” the publisher of a group of Fairfield County weekly newspapers announced that it will be closing five of its town-specific publications.In a notice to subscribers, the HAN Network announced that it will be shuttering operations at the Easton Courier, Monroe Courier, Redding Pilot, Stratford Star and Weston Forum, continuing a national trend of daily and weekly ...

  5. Westchester Doctor, Pharmacist Illegally Sold Oxycodone Pills, Feds Say

    Westchester Doctor, Pharmacist Illegally Sold Oxycodone Pills, Feds Say

    A doctor and pharmacist from Westchester were among seven medical professionals that have been accused of illegally distributing millions of oxycodone pills.Yonkers resident Nadem Sayegh, a doctor with offices in Westchester and the Bronx, and Marc Klein, who owns a pharmacy in White Plains, are each facing time behind bars for their roles in a pill mill that has been under ...

  6. Westchester Grocery Store Raided By FBI

    Westchester Grocery Store Raided By FBI

    The FBI raided a Westchester grocery store on Thursday as part of an investigation into gang and drug activity.Members of the FBI were spotted entering the Supermercado Mexico supermarket on Union Avenue in New Rochelle at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. According to reports, agents were seen taking boxes of evidence from the location and arrests have been made.More ...

  7. Car Overturns In Route 9 Crash

    Car Overturns In Route 9 Crash

    A driver was able to walk away relatively unscathed after turning over his vehicle attempting to exit a busy Westchester roadway over the weekend.Police officers, firefighters and paramedics in Croton-on-Hudson responded to the northbound Route 9 exit ramp at Sensequa Road shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, where there was a reported rollover crash.Members of the ...

  8. Man Raped Child Under Age 11 Multiple Times, State Police Say

    Man Raped Child Under Age 11 Multiple Times, State Police Say

    A 64-year-old area man is behind bars following a joint law enforcement investigation that determined he allegedly raped a child multiple times, police said.The Orange County Child Abuse Unit announced the arrest of Warwick resident Douglas Castro on Wednesday afternoon.Castro was taken into custody this week following a joint investigation with the Orange County Child Protective ...

  9. CPA With Westchester Offices Defrauded Investors Out Of $2M, Feds Say

    CPA With Westchester Offices Defrauded Investors Out Of $2M, Feds Say

    The partner of a Manhattan accounting firm with offices in Westchester has been arrested for allegedly bilking investors out of $2 million.Steven Henning, a CPA who was employed at an accounting firm in Manhattan, was arrested in Florida this week for wire fraud. The arrest comes in connection to a scheme in which he falsely claimed to have entered into a multimillion-dollar ...

  10. Man Who Worked At School In Westchester Charged With Forcible Touching

    Man Who Worked At School In Westchester Charged With Forcible Touching

    A part-time custodian at an elementary school in Westchester has been arrested and charged with forcibly touching a minor, though few details have been released.Yonkers resident Raphael De Souza, 24, who worked part-time at Columbus Elementary School in New Rochelle, has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of forcible touching, for incidents reportedly involving a student.School ...

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