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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. New Rochelle Student Suggestion On Smoke, Vape Shops Becomes Law

    New Rochelle Student Suggestion On Smoke, Vape Shops Becomes Law

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - A members of the New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club has proven there’s no age too young to get involved in local policy making.At the behest of one of the city’s youngest, and brightest students, smoke and vape shops looking to set up shop in New Rochelle will no longer be permitted in the vicinity of schools, playgrounds, daycares and other youth facilities.Each ...

  2. GoFundMe Page Started For Injured Retired Bronxville Police Sergeant

    GoFundMe Page Started For Injured Retired Bronxville Police Sergeant

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A fundraising campaign has been started for a former Bronxville Police Sergeant working in Florida who was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash.Retired Bronxville Police Sgt. Anthony Deleo, now working as a deputy for the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Department in Florida, was hospitalized after being involved in a motorcycle crash Friday, according to ...

  3. Suspicious SUV Driver Talked To Bronxville Child, Police Say

    Suspicious SUV Driver Talked To Bronxville Child, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police are investigating a suspicious incident that saw a man in an SUV allegedly approach a child and ask questions before taking off.Police were dispatched to an Edgewood Lane home at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, following reports from a parent who said that an unknown man in a black GMC SUV approached her juvenile daughter in the front ...

  4. Police: Man Attempts To Steal Elderly Woman's Purse At Bronxville Church

    Police: Man Attempts To Steal Elderly Woman's Purse At Bronxville Church

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Detectives are investigating an incident at the Church of St. Joseph in Bronxville in which a man attempted to steal an elderly woman’s purse.Officers were dispatched to the Church on Cedar Street shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, after church staff members were told of the incident and alerted police.According to police, the elderly woman reported ...

  5. Police Investigating Fatal Mount Vernon Shooting

    Police Investigating Fatal Mount Vernon Shooting

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Police in Mount Vernon are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a suspect that fatally shot a man following a party at Hutchinson Field over the weekend.Officers were dispatched to the area of South Columbus Avenue at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, where there was reports of gunshots. Upon arrival, police said they found an unresponsive ...

  6. Retired Police Sergeant From Westchester Injured In Motorcycle Crash

    Retired Police Sergeant From Westchester Injured In Motorcycle Crash

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A former police sergeant from Westchester working in Florida was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash.Retired Bronxville Police Sgt. Anthony Deleo, now working as a deputy for the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Department in Florida, was hospitalized after being involved in a motorcycle crash Friday, according to reports out of Florida, which Bronxville police ...

  7. Mount Vernon Man Convicted Of Robbing Undercover Officer

    Mount Vernon Man Convicted Of Robbing Undercover Officer

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Alvin Smothers, the Mount Vernon man that was charged in connection with a 2015 fatal shooting and robbery gone wrong involving an NYPD officer has been acquitted of murder.Gunshots rang out on a Mount Vernon street in August 2015 as the NYPD investigated a reported illegal firearms operation. During the shootout, a 61-year-old victim was struck by a stray bullet ...

  8. Fatal Shooting Following Party Under Investigation Near Hutchinson Field

    Fatal Shooting Following Party Under Investigation Near Hutchinson Field

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Mount Vernon following a party at Hutchinson Field.Officials confirmed that police are investigating the shooting, which took place Sunday night near the intersection of Sargent Place and South Columbus Avenue in Mount Vernon.According to a lohud report, dried blood, plastic cups and beer cans were still visible in the ...

  9. Tree Crashes Through Scarsdale Home For Sale

    Tree Crashes Through Scarsdale Home For Sale

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A vacant home for sale in Scarsdale got a little more difficult to sell after a tree went through the roof.Police were dispatched to Gorham Court at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Friday, following reports of a large tree that had fallen onto the residence, cutting through the roof and resting between the first and second floors.Members of the Scarsdale Fire, ...

  10. Five Face Charges After Violent, 12-Hour Southern Westchester Crime Spree

    Five Face Charges After Violent, 12-Hour Southern Westchester Crime Spree

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Five men have been charged in a 50-count indictment for their roles in a 12-hour crime spree in Westchester County that led to the death of a man in May, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's office.The indictments came following a multi-jurisdictional investigation into a fatal shooting during a lawless spree that took place on May ...

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