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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. Columbus Statue Vandalized In New 'Act Of Vandalism' In Yonkers

    Columbus Statue Vandalized In New 'Act Of Vandalism' In Yonkers

    For the second time in three months, a statue of Christopher Columbus has been vandalized in a Yonkers park, this time “in an act of spontaneous vandalism.”Yonkers police said that 33-year-old Bronx resident Paul Martin was in the area making deliveries, when he allegedly spontaneously wrote obscenities on the Columbus Park in permanent marker.Officers were dispatched to the park at ...

  2. Westchester Man Convicted Of Killing, Dumping Girlfriend's Body

    Westchester Man Convicted Of Killing, Dumping Girlfriend's Body

    A 33-year-old man is facing up to 15 years in prison after being acquitted of murder, but found guilty of manslaughter involving the strangling death of his girlfriend in Westchester.Jason Myers, 33, of Mount Vernon was found guilty this week of second-degree manslaughter and concealment of a human corpse after he strangled his girlfriend, 27-year-old Ashley McDuffie last year and then ...

  3. Yonkers Man Sentenced To Life For Violent Stabbing Murder

    Yonkers Man Sentenced To Life For Violent Stabbing Murder

    A Westchester man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being given the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to the violent murder of a Rockland County man near his Nanuet home last summer.Earlier this year, Yonkers resident Frank Keogh, who worked as a contractor in Hopewell Junction, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Rockland County Court after his stabbing ...

  4. Board Of Regents Rejects Proposed Second Mount Vernon Charter School

    Board Of Regents Rejects Proposed Second Mount Vernon Charter School

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The Board of Regents has once again denied a proposal for a second charter school in Mount Vernon.Earlier this year, education officials proposed the creation of Granville Academy Charter School in Mount Vernon, which would have served as many as 300 middle school students This week, after reviewing the proposal submitted by Deborah Woods, the Board of Regents ...

  5. Bronxville Police Investigating Man With Stolen Purse Who Fled Cops

    Bronxville Police Investigating Man With Stolen Purse Who Fled Cops

    BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - Investigators with the Bronxville Police Department are attempting to identifying a male suspect who was walking with an allegedly stolen woman’s purse late at night and proceeded to flee from responding officers approaching him.Officers were dispatched to Locust Lane at approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 after the Police Desk Sergeant observed the suspicious man ...

  6. TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Nears 55K Signatures

    TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Nears 55K Signatures

    The petition circulating disparaging the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name for the new Tappan Zee span has garnered nearly 55,000 signatures from people who don’t support the Cuomo designation.Hudson Valley voices are among the tens of thousands of New Yorkers that have stood up in protest of the name, insisting it be returned to its original name, the Tappan ...

  7. Stranded Hikers Rescued Near NY-NJ Border

    Stranded Hikers Rescued Near NY-NJ Border

    All hands were on deck as several law enforcement agencies teamed together to rescue hikers trapped on the side of a cliff near the New York-New Jersey state line.The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department received a call shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, from a hiker reporting that she was part of a four-person group that was lost in the woods on the side of a cliff.Police ...

  8. Woman Busted In Yonkers With Nearly $1,000 In Stolen Merchandise

    Woman Busted In Yonkers With Nearly $1,000 In Stolen Merchandise

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Detectives from the Bronxville Police Department tracked down a 24-year-old woman who allegedly stole nearly $1,000 in merchandise from a high-end clothing store.Police were notified of a shoplifter at J. McLaughlin on Wednesday, Nov. 7 when the store manager witnessed Mount Vernon resident Syiesha Jackson walking out of the store with merchandise valued at ...

  9. Crosswalk Parkers Slowing Down Yonkers First Responders, Police Say

    Crosswalk Parkers Slowing Down Yonkers First Responders, Police Say

    YONKERS, N.Y. - The Yonkers Police Department has issued an alert to residents in the 3rd Precinct whose poor park jobs on tight city street has led to difficulties for first responders.Yonkers Police Capt. Patrick McCormack warned that it is illegal to park in crosswalks - even if crosswalk lines are not painted on the street - after the Yonkers Fire Department advised that their ...

  10. Report: College Of New Rochelle Facing Second Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    Report: College Of New Rochelle Facing Second Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    The College of New Rochelle is facing a second lawsuit from a former employee claiming wrongful termination, according to a lohud report.A second lawsuit was reportedly filed in Westchester County Court earlier this year by Veronie Lawrence, a former director for one of the school's campuses who is claiming that the college breached contract when she was among those fired last year as ...

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