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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. Kitchen Fire Breaks Out At Grand China Buffet On Central Park Avenue

    Kitchen Fire Breaks Out At Grand China Buffet On Central Park Avenue

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Fire crews were dispatched to the Rockhill Shopping Center on Central Park Avenue in Scarsdale, where a fire broke out in the kitchen area of a restaurant.Shortly before 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, officials said that first responders from Greenville, Hartsdale and Scarsdale assisted crews following a fire at King China Buffet at 1115 Central Park Ave., ...

  2. Yonkers Woman Charged After Man Says She Punched Him In Parking Lot

    Yonkers Woman Charged After Man Says She Punched Him In Parking Lot

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A woman from Westchester is facing charges after allegedly punching a man in a parking lot on Downing Street in Yorktown, police said.Yorktown Police were dispatched to the parking lot aAt approximately 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, where 45-year-old Yesenia Garcia of Yonkers allegedly punched a male victim during an incident, prompting him to request a ...

  3. Police Arrest Teen Behind Westchester JCC Bomb Threats

    Police Arrest Teen Behind Westchester JCC Bomb Threats

    A teenager with dual United States-Israeli citizenship living in Israel has been arrested in connection to a nationwide string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers, including some in the Hudson Valley.According to multiple reports, a suspect from the Ashkelon area of southern Israel who holds American citizenship has been brought into custody for making waves of threats ...

  4. Man Charged With DWAI Drugs After Sprain Brook Parkway Stop

    Man Charged With DWAI Drugs After Sprain Brook Parkway Stop

    A routine traffic stop of an “erratic” driver on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Mount Pleasant led to felony drug charges for a Putnam County man.On Monday, March 20, New York State Police troopers stopped on the Sprain Brook Parkway to offer the Town of Greenburgh Police Department with a traffic stop. Police said the driver of the vehicle, 30-year-old Carlos Perez, from Lake Peekskill, ...

  5. Metro-North Employee On Hudson Line Hospitalized

    Metro-North Employee On Hudson Line Hospitalized

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Metro-North employee had to be hospitalized overnight after becoming potentially overcome by diesel fumes from a train car in Croton-on-Hudson.At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, members from the Croton EMS and Paramedic Fly-Car from Ossining EMS were dispatched to the Metro-North Croton-Harmon Yards, where an employee fell ill from the diesel ...

  6. Yonkers Woman Facing Grand Larceny Charges For Allegedly Stealing $246K

    Yonkers Woman Facing Grand Larceny Charges For Allegedly Stealing $246K

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A woman from Yonkers that worked for a Tarrytown insurance company is facing felony grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing nearly $250,000 over an extended period of time.On Tuesday, 57-year-old Theresa Casey was arraigned in Tarrytown Justice Court, where she was charged with second-degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing approximately $246,000 over ...

  7. Owner Says 'Substantial Doubt' Sears, Kmart Will Stay In Business

    Owner Says 'Substantial Doubt' Sears, Kmart Will Stay In Business

    As their stock prices continue to dip, the corporate owner of Sears and Kmart is questioning whether or not the two chains can continue their traditional brick-and-mortar operating model as shoppers continue to utilize e-commerce services.Sears and Kmart have a combined 10 stores in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties.According to multiple reports, on Tuesday, Sears ...

  8. Police Seek Suspect Who Cashed $14K In Forged Westchester Checks

    Police Seek Suspect Who Cashed $14K In Forged Westchester Checks

    State Police at the Somers barracks are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a suspect in Westchester County wanted in connection a fraud investigation dating back to last year.Police said Wednesday that they are seeking a man that allegedly illegally cashed checks totaling nearly $15,000 from a White Plains business at a bank in Massachusetts.According to police, the ...

  9. Two Yonkers Residents Steal Thousands In Beauty Products, Police Say

    Two Yonkers Residents Steal Thousands In Beauty Products, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Two women from Yonkers were arrested in Yorktown for attempting to steal thousands of dollars worth of beauty products from a store at the Jefferson Valley Mall.On Wednesday, the Yorktown Police Department announced that of 28-year-old Destiny Charnay Hudson and 26-year-old Lawren Turner Jackson are facing felony grand larceny charges for helping to steal ...

  10. Westchester's Preet Bharara Makes Quick Career Move After Eyeing TV Gigs

    Westchester's Preet Bharara Makes Quick Career Move After Eyeing TV Gigs

    After mulling his career options following his dismissal by President Donald Trump, former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara has determined his next career choice.On Tuesday, Bharara, who lives in Westchester, was named as a distinguished scholar in residence at the NYU School of Law. He takes over his new position beginning on April 1. He heads ...

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