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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Concordia College Names WCC Volleyball Assistant As Head Coach

    Concordia College Names WCC Volleyball Assistant As Head Coach

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Concordia College Athletic Director Kathy Laoutaris has tabbed a local face to lead the women’s volleyball team, naming an assistant from Westchester County Community College as the new head coach.On Friday, Laoutaris announced that she had named Philip Toscano as new the head coach of the women’s volleyball program after spending six years as an assistant in ...

  2. Pelham Trustee Seat Remains Vacant Following Reim Child Porn Resignation

    Pelham Trustee Seat Remains Vacant Following Reim Child Porn Resignation

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A seat on the Pelham Board of Trustees remains vacant following the resignation of former Trustee Christopher Reim, who was arrested on alleged child pornography charges earlier this month.On May 5, Reim was arraigned in town court on felony charges of possessing and promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child. He resigned from his volunteer trustee ...

  3. Yonkers Resident Among Westchester Police Academy Graduates

    Yonkers Resident Among Westchester Police Academy Graduates

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Fresh on the heels of a terrorist incident in England, Westchester County Executive spoke about the importance of law enforcement and counter-terrorism training at the annual Westchester County Police Academy graduation.On Friday, 45 recruits graduated from the Westchester County Police Academy, and will now be deployed at 22 different law enforcement agencies ...

  4. Westchester Day Care Center Evacuated After Carbon Monoxide Scare

    Westchester Day Care Center Evacuated After Carbon Monoxide Scare

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A White Plains day care center was evacuated on Friday morning after a carbon monoxide scare.At approximately 10:30 a.m., there were elevated levels of carbon monoxide at the Lois Bronz Children Day Care Center on Manhattan Avenue, according to reports, prompting the evacuation.The Fairview Fire District in Greenburgh was notified of the incident and Con ...

  5. Sex Offender Reports Move From Yonkers To New Rochelle

    Sex Offender Reports Move From Yonkers To New Rochelle

    A registered sex offender accused of having sexual contact with a teenager by "immediately and physically overpowering" her has reported a change of address in Westchester County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Friday to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 56-year-old Lance Wilson, who has moved from an apartment in ...

  6. Mayor Cites 'Insufficient Funds' After Mount Vernon City Employees Not Paid

    Mayor Cites 'Insufficient Funds' After Mount Vernon City Employees Not Paid

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Some men and women employed by the city of Mount Vernon have not gotten paid, and questions have been raised, according to Mayor Richard Thomas.In a notice sent to city employees on Friday, Thomas cited a payroll error that affected an "unknown number" of workers and said he is “working around the clock to get this resolved.” “I was just made aware some of ...

  7. Memorial Day Traffic Will Be Worst In More Than Decade, AAA Says

    Memorial Day Traffic Will Be Worst In More Than Decade, AAA Says

    The Memorial Day Weekend is expected to be the busiest in more than a decade for travelers in the Hudson Valley and around the nation.Considered the unofficial start of the summer, this year’s holiday weekend should see nearly 40 million Americans traveling more than 50 miles away from home to celebrate, according to AAA officials. The projected 39.3 million travelers would be a million ...

  8. Saw Mill River Parkway Closures Announced

    Saw Mill River Parkway Closures Announced

    Motorists traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway next week may see delays as road closures are expected to begin on Wednesday as the county continues work on the Ashford Avenue Project.Beginning on the evening of Wednesday, May 31, and continuing through the following morning, closures are expected on the parkway between exit 16 (Lawrence Street) and exit 21 (Route 119).Starting at 10 ...

  9. Four Charged In Connection With String Of Robberies In Yonkers

    Four Charged In Connection With String Of Robberies In Yonkers

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A fourth suspect is facing an attempted murder charge after being apprehended following a multi-jurisdictional investigation into a fatal shooting in southern Westchester.Allen Copeland Jr., 21, has been charged with attempted murder for his role in a series of recent incidents that spread from Manhattan, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon and Yonkers.On Wednesday, ...

  10. Police Investigating Menacing Incident In Yonkers

    Police Investigating Menacing Incident In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Police in Yonkers are investigating a menacing incident that took place on Thursday afternoon.At approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday, officers were dispatched to Ridge Avenue, where there were reports of a menacing incident nearby, police said. Reportedly, multiple Emergency Service and K-9 Units responded to the scene.According to a report, a weapon may have been involved ...

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