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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. Police Rescue Boat With 11 On Board In Mamaroneck Harbor

    Police Rescue Boat With 11 On Board In Mamaroneck Harbor

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Local and county police rescued boaters in distress in Mamaroneck Harbor on Wednesday afternoon.At approximately 3:45 p.m., police were dispatched to the harbor, where a vessel with 11 people on board was taking on water. Marine units from the Westchester County Police and New Rochelle Police Department responded, where several of the boaters required ...

  2. Hit-Run Driver Caught After Pedestrian Struck Near Hastings HS

    Hit-Run Driver Caught After Pedestrian Struck Near Hastings HS

    HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. - A hit-and-run driver was caught after a pedestrian was struck near the intersection of Farragut and Hillside Avenues near the Farragut High Middle and Hastings High School on Wednesday afternoon.At approximately 2 p.m., a pedestrian was hit by a gray Honda, which proceeded to drive away northbound from the scene. The pedestrian was reportedly alert, conscious ...

  3. ID Released For Suspect Arrested In Fatal Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing

    ID Released For Suspect Arrested In Fatal Ridge Hill Movie Theater Stabbing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Yonkers have announced the arrest of a teenager who was charged in the fatal stabbing of a Yonkers movie theater employee over the weekend.On Wednesday afternoon, Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Garnder announced that 16-year-old Michael Pettiford was facing a murder charge in the death of Daij Asante Thomas, 19.At approximately 12:45 a.m. ...

  4. Husband, Wife Awakened By Two Masked Men In Their Scarsdale Home

    Husband, Wife Awakened By Two Masked Men In Their Scarsdale Home

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Scarsdale husband and wife received a scare early on Wednesday morning when two masked men were rummaging through their home, prompting a physical altercation.Shortly after 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, a Berwick Road resident reported to police that two masked men were in her home, prompting an intervention from first responders.
According to Scarsdale ...

  5. Second Luxury Vehicle Reported Stolen In Scarsdale

    Second Luxury Vehicle Reported Stolen In Scarsdale

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - On the same night a Porsche was stolen from a driveway on Kensington Road, a Mercedes was reported stolen from a home on Carstensen Road in Scarsdale.Shortly before 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, the homeowner called police to report that at approximately 7:10 a.m. that morning, when he exited his home, his blue 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 was missing from the ...

  6. Be Prepared For Spike In Gas Prices, Westchester

    Be Prepared For Spike In Gas Prices, Westchester

    With the summer driver season fast approaching, motorists are being cautioned to fill up now before prices skyrocket as refineries switch to a more expensive, more eco-friendly blend of fuel.While many motorists have enjoyed relief at the pump during the winter - the average price per gallon nationally is $2.39; $2.48 in New York as of last week - prices are expected to rise as much as ...

  7. Westchester Man Pleads Guilty In $3.2M Fraud Case

    Westchester Man Pleads Guilty In $3.2M Fraud Case

    A man from Westchester has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal Food Stamp Program in Connecticut.On Tuesday, Deidre Daly, the United States District Attorney for Connecticut announced that 33-year-old Harrison resident Tahir Shazad has waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to individual counts of unlawful use of food stamp benefits and ...

  8. Westchester 911 Experiencing Phone Line Issues

    Westchester 911 Experiencing Phone Line Issues

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester is currently experiencing intermittent phone line issues with 911 service, state police said Tuesday just after 11 a.m.On Tuesday morning, state police noted that they are experiencing issues with their phone lines. Anyone attempting to call 911 for fire, police or EMS services in Westchester County that cannot complete their call can dial (914) ...

  9. Westchester 911 Experiencing Phone Line Issues

    Westchester 911 Experiencing Phone Line Issues

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester is currently experiencing intermittent phone line issues with 911 service, state police said Tuesday just after 11 a.m.On Tuesday morning, state police noted that they are experiencing issues with their phone lines. Anyone attempting to call 911 for fire, police or EMS services in Westchester County that cannot complete their call can dial (914) ...

  10. Woman Who Backs Into Patrol Car Was Driving Drunk, Scarsdale Police Say

    Woman Who Backs Into Patrol Car Was Driving Drunk, Scarsdale Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A woman from Larchmont was arrested in Scarsdale over the weekend on suspicions of drinking and driving after she drove into a police car while attempting to park on Garth Road.At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, two Scarsdale police officers were in front of 7-Eleven on Garth Road, returning to their car, when they saw a driver turn right onto the ...

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