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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. Port Chester Vulnerable Adult Safely Returned To Parents

    Port Chester Vulnerable Adult Safely Returned To Parents

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - An emotionally vulnerable man that was picked up by police in Port Chester earlier this week has been reunited with his caretakers.Following a brief search for his parents or guardians, police confirmed that a man in his 20s who was found alone in the rain on Weber Drive earlier this week has been safely returned to his loved ones following a brief scare.On ...

  2. Police Dish Out 15K Tickets In Statewide Distracted Driving Detail

    Police Dish Out 15K Tickets In Statewide Distracted Driving Detail

    As part of the statewide crackdown on distracted drivers, “Operation Hang Up” - a special enforcement effort that saw increased patrols and checkpoints targeting motorists using electronic devices - recently saw state police issue more than 15,000 tickets to motorists.Although tickets for cell phone use continue to decline, tickets for texting and driving have gone up more than 900 ...

  3. Watch Live: Astorino Delivers State Of County Address

    Watch Live: Astorino Delivers State Of County Address

    Click here to watch a live stream of the addressWESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - With Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino getting ready to begin campaigning for his third term in office, he will deliver the annual “State of the County” address on Thursday.The 2017 State of the County Address is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Central Jury Room of the County Courthouse on Martin ...

  4. Yonkers Sex Offender Accused Of Raping Girl, 14, Reports Move

    Yonkers Sex Offender Accused Of Raping Girl, 14, Reports Move

    A registered sex offender accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Mount Vernon that resides in Yonkers is moving out of Westchester County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Thursday to Westchester County residents regarding the residency of 32-year-old Kareem Smith, who lived in a Livingston Avenue apartment in Yonkers, but has reported a move ...

  5. Teen Arraigned For Murder In Fatal Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing

    Teen Arraigned For Murder In Fatal Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano praised the work of his police department for swiftly apprehending the 16-year-old suspect who now faces a murder charge for fatally stabbing a movie theater employee last weekend.At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, police were dispatched to the Ridge Hill Movie Theater on Fitzgerald Street, where there were reports of a ...

  6. Port Chester Vulnerable Adult Safely Returned To Parents

    Port Chester Vulnerable Adult Safely Returned To Parents

    Updated story:Click here: Port Chester Vulnerable Adult Safely Returned To ParentsOriginal report:PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - Police in Port Chester are seeking assistance in located the parents or guardians of a man in his 20s suffering from a mental health disorder who was found on Weber Drive overnight.The man, believed to be between 20 and 25 years old with severe Down syndrome, has been ...

  7. 'Dominatrix' Used Videos To Extort Westchester Man, Police Say

    'Dominatrix' Used Videos To Extort Westchester Man, Police Say

    A registered sex offender offering her services as a dominatrix in Connecticut is facing prison time after allegedly extorting a Westchester County man looking to take advantage of her services.Waterbury resident Faith Ann Ward, 35, was charged following a lengthy investigation dating back to last year after a man from Mount Kisco complained that she allegedly forced him to send her ...

  8. Police Issue 33 Tickets, Make Drug Arrest In Sprain Brook Parkway Detail

    Police Issue 33 Tickets, Make Drug Arrest In Sprain Brook Parkway Detail

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - New York State Police conducting a special speed enforcement detail on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers on Wednesday issued nearly three dozen tickets and arrested a city resident on drug charges.Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, state police conducted the special detail, which resulted in 24 tickets for speeding, five other vehicle and ...

  9. Yonkers Police Seek Information On Suspicious Five-Year-Old Homicide

    Yonkers Police Seek Information On Suspicious Five-Year-Old Homicide

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- The Yonkers Police Department is looking for the community’s assistance as they continue to investigate the disappearance of a 26-year-old woman from the Bronx whose remains were discovered in a wooded area on Rossmore Avenue.On Sept. 4, 2012, members of the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to 2 Rossmore Avenue, where there were reports of a foul odor in the ...

  10. Astorino Delivers State Of County Address

    Astorino Delivers State Of County Address

    Click here to watch a live stream of the addressWESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - With Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino getting ready to begin campaigning for his third term in office, he will deliver the annual “State of the County” address on Thursday.The 2017 State of the County Address will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Central Jury Room of the County Courthouse on Martin Luther ...

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