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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. Police Searching For Missing 16-Year-Old Girl In Westchester

    Police Searching For Missing 16-Year-Old Girl In Westchester

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The New Rochelle Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate a missing teenage girl that hasn’t been seen in nearly two weeks.The department has issued a missing person report for 16-year-old Mabel Guiracocha, who was last seen on Centre Avenue wearing a blue NorthFace jacket, black sweatpants and blue Uggs on Thursday, Jan. 5.Guiracocha has been ...

  2. Westchester Teen Shooting Suspect Was Former Mount Vernon Seasonal Employee

    Westchester Teen Shooting Suspect Was Former Mount Vernon Seasonal Employee

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The man arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of Shamoya McKenzie in Mount Vernon was briefly employed by the city as a seasonal maintenance worker, according to local officials.On Tuesday, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas announced that 21-year-old David Hardy - who was arraigned on second-degree murder charges earlier - was temporarily employed by the city ...

  3. Search Continues For Masked Man That Accosted Westchester Woman For Ring

    Search Continues For Masked Man That Accosted Westchester Woman For Ring

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Additional details have emerged about the armed man who approached a woman in her driveway last week after following her from the train station, prompting a police manhunt.At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, a woman in the Greenacres neighborhood walked home from the Hartsdale train station, when she was confronted by an unidentified man in the ...

  4. Westchester Soccer Player Drafted In Third Round Of MLS SuperDraft

    Westchester Soccer Player Drafted In Third Round Of MLS SuperDraft

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - After participating in several collegiate combines to showcase his skills, Iona College soccer star Jordan Scarlett is set to take his talents to the pros after being drafted by his hometown team.On Tuesday, the New York Red Bulls selected defender Jordan Scarlett in the third round - 61st overall - of the 2017 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, following a standout ...

  5. Man Stopped On I-95 Had BAC Nearly Triple Legal Limit, Police Say

    Man Stopped On I-95 Had BAC Nearly Triple Legal Limit, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A New Rochelle man was arrested over the holiday weekend after it was determined he was driving with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit after being stopped for a traffic violation on I-95State Police announced Tuesday that Jorge Escobar, 29, was arrested on Sunday when he was stopped by troopers who determined he was driving while under the ...

  6. Man In I-287 Crash Had BAC More Than Twice Legal Limit, Police Say

    Man In I-287 Crash Had BAC More Than Twice Legal Limit, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Mount Vernon man was arrested over the holiday weekend after being involved in a car crash with a blood-alcohol content more than double the legal limit on I-287.New York State Police announced Tuesday that Keith Francis, 42, was charged with a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated and a traffic violation for following too closely after being ...

  7. Yonkers Man Had Hundreds Of Pounds Of Stolen Con Ed Copper Wire, Police Say

    Yonkers Man Had Hundreds Of Pounds Of Stolen Con Ed Copper Wire, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Yonkers man was arrested with hundreds of pounds of stolen copper wire from Con Edison in Greenburgh after being stopped for a routine traffic stop.On Tuesday, New York State Police announced that Nicholas Mpounas, 67, was arrested on a felony charge of criminal possession of stolen property after being stopped on the Sprain Brook Parkway while driving in ...

  8. Suspect To Be Arraigned In Shooting Death Of 13-Year-Old Westchester Girl

    Suspect To Be Arraigned In Shooting Death Of 13-Year-Old Westchester Girl

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A suspect has been arraigned on a murder charge for the New Year’s Eve shooting death of 13-year-old Shamoya McKenzie in Mount Vernon.On Tuesday, Mount Vernon officials announced that 21-year-old David Hardy has been tabbed as a suspect in the rising basketball star’s fatal shooting, when she was a passenger in a car near the intersection of Chestnut Place and 3rd ...

  9. Yonkers Store Condemned Following Roof Collapse

    Yonkers Store Condemned Following Roof Collapse

    National Wholesale Liquidators at the Mall at Cross County in Yonkers was condemned on Thursday after the roof collapsed following an accident on Wednesday.Officials confirmed that the store would not be opening its door anytime soon, after the driver of a Bobcat-type crane that was doing repairs on the roof caused a sizable cave-in, leaving a hole estimated at approximately 40 ...

  10. Yonkers Police Investigating Overnight Shooting

    Yonkers Police Investigating Overnight Shooting

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Detectives in Yonkers were busy overnight, investigating a reported midnight shooting.Police confirmed that at approximately midnight on Thursday night, detectives were dispatched near the intersection of Croton Terrace and Mulberry Street in Yonkers after receiving reports of gunshots.According to police, the investigation is ongoing, though several shell casings were ...

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