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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Yonkers Woman Admits Throwing Baby Out Of Window

    Yonkers Woman Admits Throwing Baby Out Of Window

    A Westchester mother has admitted to throwing a newborn baby out of a window to her death two years ago.Yonkers resident Jennifer Berry pleaded guilty in Bronx Criminal Court to a charge of first-degree manslaughter for killing her newborn infant by dropping her from a seventh-floor window in the Bronx on Sept. 28, 2015.The 35-year-old will be sentenced to 10 years in prison next month. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Former Mount Vernon NBA Star Busted With Forged License Plates

    Former Mount Vernon NBA Star Busted With Forged License Plates

    Former NBA player and Mount Vernon resident Ben Gordon is reportedly facing charges in New York after being caught with a forged license plate.According to multiple reports, Gordon was arrested following a traffic stop in Manhattan on Sunday night near the corner of West 129th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.Gordon was reportedly issued a desk appearance ticket and is due back ...

  10. Man Pleads Guilty To Raping, Choking Mount Vernon Woman

    Man Pleads Guilty To Raping, Choking Mount Vernon Woman

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 35-year-old man pleaded guilty to the violent rape of a Mount Vernon woman after it took police nearly two years to track him down.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Monday that Bronx resident Clevon Reeves has pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree rape, a violent felony, dating back to an incident in 2014.According ...

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