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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. Yonkers Mayor Spano Names Newest Deputy Mayor

    Yonkers Mayor Spano Names Newest Deputy Mayor

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano has named a “longtime government and community leader” to serve as the city’s new deputy mayor.Spano announced the appointment of Jim Cavanaugh as Yonkers’ newest deputy mayor, replacing the outgoing Sue Gerry, who has accepted a position with Westchester Medical Center Health Network that will begin in October.According to Spano, during her ...

  2. Westchester First-Responders Save Life Of Heart Attack Victim

    Westchester First-Responders Save Life Of Heart Attack Victim

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A team of heroes from Westchester County were celebrated on Monday for their roles in saving a passenger’s life on a Metro-North train earlier this year.MTA Metro-North announced on Monday that three first-responders from the railroad’s Grand Central Terminal Fire Brigade, a Metro-North engineer, and conductor have been recognized for saving the life of a ...

  3. Multi-Million Dollar Mount Vernon Housing Development Set To Open

    Multi-Million Dollar Mount Vernon Housing Development Set To Open

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - After more than two years of construction, a multi-million dollar, transit-oriented development is scheduled to open its doors in Mount Vernon.Officials have scheduled the grand opening of The Modern, a multi-use, transit-oriented development that is within walking distance of the Mount Vernon West Metro-North station.The 11-story building on Mount Vernon ...

  4. Yonkers Teenager Fatally Shot In A 'Not Random Event,' Police Say

    Yonkers Teenager Fatally Shot In A 'Not Random Event,' Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police are investigating the death of a teenager who was shot and killed in Westchester.Members of the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to a Warburton Avenue residence at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, where there were reports of a shooting.Upon arrival, police said that they found their victim, 16-year-old Joseph Kuaffo, who suffered ...

  5. Mount Vernon Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash Near Scarsdale High School

    Mount Vernon Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash Near Scarsdale High School

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester man was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash in Scarsdale that shut down Route 22 (Post Road) on Friday night.Shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, members of the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to a stretch of Post Road near the intersection of Wayside Lane in the area of Scarsdale High School, where there were reports of a ...

  6. Westchester Contractors Stiffed Out Of $20K, State Attorney General Says

    Westchester Contractors Stiffed Out Of $20K, State Attorney General Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pair of Port Chester contractors have been busted after allegedly stiffing day laborers of thousands of dollars due to them, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.Donato Pagnotta and Giovanni Dilullo, the owners of J & D Painting Contractors Corporation have been arrested after allegedly writing $20,000 in false checks to six employees and ...

  7. 18 Tires Slashed At Westchester BMW Dealer

    18 Tires Slashed At Westchester BMW Dealer

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester County Police investigators are looking into an incident that saw nearly two dozen tires were slashed at a BMW dealership in Mount Kisco.Officers from the county police were dispatched to the BMW dealership on Kisco Avenue last week after a man was spotted on the property.Police said that the suspect proceeded to flee into a nearby wooded area ...

  8. Mosquitoes Carrying Deadly Diseases Could Reach Most Of Nation, CDC Warns

    Mosquitoes Carrying Deadly Diseases Could Reach Most Of Nation, CDC Warns

    Hudson Valley residents may be in danger of coming into contact with mosquitoes potentially spreading deadly diseases, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.Citing climate changes, the CDC has reported that mosquitos carrying diseases such as Zika, dengue and yellow fever may invade as much as 75 percent of America.According to the CDC, “climate change threatens ...

  9. Peeping Tom Busted With Illegal Drugs, Weapons, Yonkers Police Say

    Peeping Tom Busted With Illegal Drugs, Weapons, Yonkers Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Following a lengthy investigation police have busted a Westchester man who allegedly recorded intimate images of a woman without her knowledge or permission.An investigation was launched on Sunday, Sept. 17 by the Yonkers Police Department into an unlawful surveillance incident at a Cook Avenue home after a 26-year-old woman made a complaint to officers.The ...

  10. One Of New York's Longest-Serving Inmates Is In Westchester

    One Of New York's Longest-Serving Inmates Is In Westchester

    Some of the longest-serving inmates in the New York State prison system are among the criminals currently housed in correctional facilities in the Hudson Valley.Among the 50 longest serving inmates in prison in New York, three are currently incarcerated at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Dutchess County, with another at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining.Inmate Fred ...

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