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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. Yonkers Woman Arrested For DWI With BAC More Than Double Legal Limit

    Yonkers Woman Arrested For DWI With BAC More Than Double Legal Limit

    A woman from Westchester was arrested in Orange County over the weekend after being busted with a blood-alcohol content more than double the legal limit following a traffic stop on I-87. At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, state police pulled over 33-year-old Morgan Walsh of Yonkers for a traffic violation on I-87. During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers determined ...

  2. Man Accused Of Assault Among Yonkers Police Department's 'Most Wanted'

    Man Accused Of Assault Among Yonkers Police Department's 'Most Wanted'

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Years after he allegedly committed first-degree assault, Yonkers detectives continue their investigation into the whereabouts of Joseph Ubiles, who is among the Police Department’s “most wanted.”According to police, on March 3, 2012, the 25-year-old Ubiles committed an assault, “with the intent to cause serious physical injury to another person.” The 6-foot, 160-pound ...

  3. One-Vehicle Crash Into Utility Pole In Scarsdale Leads To DWI Charges

    One-Vehicle Crash Into Utility Pole In Scarsdale Leads To DWI Charges

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A man from New Jersey was arrested in Scarsdale after driving his truck into a utility pole with a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit.Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, March 15, police were dispatched to Mamaroneck Road, where there was a reported one vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers spotted a Ford Ranger at rest facing westbound on ...

  4. Woman, 32, Busted For DWI, Cocaine Possession In Scarsdale

    Woman, 32, Busted For DWI, Cocaine Possession In Scarsdale

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A 32-year-old Hartsdale woman was arrested in possession of cocaine while drinking and driving in Scarsdale over the weekend.At approximately 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, officers were conducting traffic enforcement on Post Road in Scarsdale when they spotted a Ford Focus crossing over the pavement markings, prompting a traffic stop.During the subsequent stop, the ...

  5. Suspect Pleads Guilty To Murdering Cyclist In Mount Vernon

    Suspect Pleads Guilty To Murdering Cyclist In Mount Vernon

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 35-year-old man is facing an indeterminate sentence in prison after pleading guilty to murdering a cyclist in Mount Vernon last year.On Monday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino announced that Bobby Jackson of Manhattan pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment for his ...

  6. Hastings-On-Hudson Schools Superintendent Set To Take Over In Bronxville

    Hastings-On-Hudson Schools Superintendent Set To Take Over In Bronxville

    BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - Following an extensive, nationwide search, the Bronxville Board of Education has announced that Hastings-on-Hudson Superintendent Roy Montesano will take over the same position in the local school district, beginning this summer.Last year, current Superintendent David Quattrone announced his plans to retire at the end of the academic year, prompting the Board of ...

  7. Mount Vernon Captures 11th State Boys Basketball Championship

    Mount Vernon Captures 11th State Boys Basketball Championship

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Although they faced a veteran squad from Fairport, the Mount Vernon boy’s varsity basketball team rolled to their first New York State championship in five years, when they topped Fairport 59-48 in Sunday’s title game in Binghamton.Led by Jason Douglas-Stanley’s 16 points, the Knights capped off their championship season in impressive fashion, using their size and ...

  8. Jeeps Slams Into Popular Northern Westchester Restaurant

    Jeeps Slams Into Popular Northern Westchester Restaurant

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. - Diners at a popular Briarcliff restaurant got a surprise on Sunday night when an SUV slammed into the front of the building.Shortly before 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, first responders were dispatched to Squire's Restaurant in the North State Road shopping center when the driver of a Jeep drove into the the structure.The cause of the crash has not been released. Units ...

  9. Mount Vernon Fire Destroys Home, Damages Two Others

    Mount Vernon Fire Destroys Home, Damages Two Others

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A late night weekend two-alarm fire in Mount Vernon destroyed one home and damaged two others late on Sunday night.At approximately 10:45 p.m., officials said firefighters were dispatched to South Third Avenue, where a two-story home was engulfed in flames, which spread to two more buildings.The house eventually collapsed, and the nearby buildings were damaged as ...

  10. Community Rallies Around Yonkers Family Affected By Fatal Fire

    Community Rallies Around Yonkers Family Affected By Fatal Fire

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY N.Y. - Concerned friends of a Westchester family that lost their home to this week’s fatal four-alarm fire have set up a fundraising campaign to help them offset costs as they expect their second child.Friends and families have set up a GoFundMe fundraising page for the Foley family, which was forced to evacuate “with only the clothes on their back” on Wednesday, when ...

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