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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. Seen Him? Search On For $79K Fraud Suspect Known To Frequent Yonkers

    Seen Him? Search On For $79K Fraud Suspect Known To Frequent Yonkers

    Have you seen him?State Police are on the hunt for a 46-year-old Hudson Valley man known to frequent Westchester who is wanted for defrauding Dutchess County residents of nearly $100,000.The New York State Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding John Nemec III, who is wanted by the Town of Beekman Justice Court for a charge of second-degree grand larceny following fraud ...

  2. Police DWI Crackdown In Effect Through End Of Thanksgiving Weekend

    Police DWI Crackdown In Effect Through End Of Thanksgiving Weekend

    In an effort to curtail intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, New York State Police is stepping up traffic enforcement, with troopers on the lookout for motorists drinking and driving.“In an effort to prevent tragedies caused by impaired, distracted, aggressive or reckless driving,” state police will be highly visible, and several ...

  3. Pet Mauled To Death By Police K-9 In Hudson Valley

    Pet Mauled To Death By Police K-9 In Hudson Valley

    A sheriff's department canine mauled an innocent puppy, leading to its death in Rockland County, according to multiple reports.The 1-year-old Cavapoo named Ginger was killed on Tuesday morning in New City by a German Shepherd K-9 that had been trained by the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office when a New City family’s nanny took her for a walk.The German Shepherd lives in the neighborhood ...

  4. Sex Offender Reports Move To Yonkers

    Sex Offender Reports Move To Yonkers

    A registered sex offender convicted of sexually abusing a teenager has reported a move in Westchester County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 37-year-old Omar Bonilla, who has moved to an apartment on Warburton Avenue in YonkersThe Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned ...

  5. Teen Indicted In 'Reckless' Fatal Shooting Of Yonkers Teen

    Teen Indicted In 'Reckless' Fatal Shooting Of Yonkers Teen

    A teenager is facing multiple charges after allegedly fatally shooting a 16-year-old from Westchester in the chest while showing off a loaded gun.Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Warburton Avenue in Yonkers at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, where there were multiple reports of a shooting incident in the area.Upon arrival, police said that they found 16-year-old ...

  6. Know Him? Police Seek Help ID'ing Teenage Male In Yonkers

    Know Him? Police Seek Help ID'ing Teenage Male In Yonkers

    Do you know him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to identify a male who has special needs and cannot communicate.Yonkers Police issued an alert on Tuesday afternoon as they attempt to identify a non-verbal male who was located on Palisades Avenue.The person found was described as a Hispanic male who is between 15 and 20 years of age. He is approximately 5-feet ...

  7. 16 Nabbed In Westchester, Tristate Area Heroin, Cocaine Ring

    16 Nabbed In Westchester, Tristate Area Heroin, Cocaine Ring

    More than a dozen suspects have been charged for their roles in a major drug ring that distributed fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in Westchester and elsewhere in the metropolitan area.Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and the DEA announced on Monday that 16 people have been charged with drug trafficking “in a scheme that peddled drugs on the streets as well as delivering them to buyers ...

  8. Revitalization Efforts Slow, But Steady At Memorial Field In Mount Vernon

    Revitalization Efforts Slow, But Steady At Memorial Field In Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Progress is slow, but steady at Memorial Field in Mount Vernon, as city officials continue their attempts to return the once vibrant field into a viable recreation hub in Westchester County.This week, the Mount Vernon Department of Public Works began grading the grass at Memorial Field in preparation for a track to be laid down in the coming weeks, “just in time for ...

  9. Yonkers Man Faces DWI Charge Following Altercation With Husband

    Yonkers Man Faces DWI Charge Following Altercation With Husband

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester man who was unable to submit to a breathalyzer test was busted by police in Scarsdale for allegedly drinking and driving following an altercation with his husband.The Scarsdale Police Department was notified of an allegedly intoxicated man who was driving in the vicinity of the village near midnight on Sunday night. Once given the description of ...

  10. Amid Backlash, Cuomo Strongly Defends Official Renaming Of TZB After Father

    Amid Backlash, Cuomo Strongly Defends Official Renaming Of TZB After Father

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is vehemently defending the naming of the new Tappan Zee Bridge for his father, former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, despite a petition that has garnered more than 100,000 signatures speaking out against the designation.Through a spokesperson who spoke to Daily Voice on Monday, Cuomo called the change.org petition, which has garnered more than 95,000 signatures as of ...

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