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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. ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The MTA Police have released the identity of the man who was fatally struck by a train near the Metro-North station in Hartsdale on Sunday in an apparent suicide.At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, an unauthorized man on the tracks was struck by a northbound train operating on the Harlem Line. Train service was temporarily delayed by as much as a ...

  2. Two Suspects Charged In Connection With Fatal Mount Vernon Shooting

    Two Suspects Charged In Connection With Fatal Mount Vernon Shooting

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pair of men have been accused of fatally shooting a 24-year-old man in Mount Vernon earlier this week.Mount Vernon resident Eric Lee and New Rochelle resident Sincere Smith were arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court this week on a felony charge of second-degree murder.At approximately 1 a.m. on Monday, members of the Mount Vernon Police Department were ...

  3. Suspect Nabbed In Yonkers Robbery Spree

    Suspect Nabbed In Yonkers Robbery Spree

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 20-year-old man is facing charges in multiple Westchester County municipalities for his role in this week's armed robbery spree, police said on Thursday.On Wednesday, John Oquendo from the Bronx was charged with a felony count of first-degree robbery in Yonkers after allegedly being involved in an armed robbery at Break to the Border on McLean Avenue early ...

  4. Ex-New Rochelle Schools Director Indicted For Bribery In White Plains Court

    Ex-New Rochelle Schools Director Indicted For Bribery In White Plains Court

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- John Gallagher Jr., the former New Rochelle Schools Director who was embroiled in a four-year corruption scheme, was arraigned in White Plains Court on an indictment for bribery on Wednesday.Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim announced the arrest and indictment of Gallagher for alleged corruption in public contracting ...

  5. Seen Him? Reward Offered For German Shepherd/Pit Bull Mix Lost In Yonkers

    Seen Him? Reward Offered For German Shepherd/Pit Bull Mix Lost In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. - After being spotted recently, volunteers in Yonkers are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to reunite a lost dog with his concerned family.This week, the Lost PETS of Westchester County Facebook group posted a new alert for Charlie, a 13-year-old German Shepherd and Pit Bull mix, who has been missing for nearly a month.Charlie weighs more than 60 pounds and ...

  6. Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Mount Vernon Shooting

    Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Mount Vernon Shooting

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - An arrest has been made in connection to Monday morning’s fatal shooting that left a 24-year-old man dead in Mount Vernon.At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday, members of the Mount Vernon Police Department were dispatched to a Washington Street residence, where there were reports of a man who had suffered apparent gunshot wounds after being shot in his ...

  7. New Rochelle School Officials Assist U.S. Attorney Corruption Investigation

    New Rochelle School Officials Assist U.S. Attorney Corruption Investigation

    Click here for an updated story: Ex-New Rochelle Schools Director Indicted For Bribery Original report:NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The New Rochelle School District is cooperating with the United States Attorney in an investigation involving an alleged four-year corruption scheme that involved more than $150,000 in bribes.Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon ...

  8. Pols Propose Fence Around Mount Pleasant RTC After Assaults

    Pols Propose Fence Around Mount Pleasant RTC After Assaults

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Local officials have reportedly proposed installing fences around Westchester County Residential Treatment Centers following several incidents involving residents in Mount Pleasant.
Last week, Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi was joined by Police Chief Paul Oliva and Sgt. Marty Greenberg in meetings with New York State Sen. Terrence Murphy ...

  9. Info Released After Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    Info Released After Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Additional information has been released after a man was fatally struck by a train near the Metro-North station in Hartsdale on Sunday in an apparent suicide.At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, an unauthorized man on the tracks was struck by a northbound train operating on the Harlem Line. Train service was temporarily delayed by as much as a half ...

  10. Yonkers Motorist Cited After Driving Into Stone Wall In Bronxville

    Yonkers Motorist Cited After Driving Into Stone Wall In Bronxville

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Bronxville were able to track down a motorist from Yonkers after he drove through an intersection and struck a stone wall, causing “extensive damage” to a local building, according to police.At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, police were dispatched to Alden Place after multiple reports of a vehicle that had been driven straight through the ...

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