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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. ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Officials have identified the man fatally struck by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North as MTA Police detectives continue their investigation.Fairfield resident Alfred Lenoci, Jr., 55, was fatally struck by the train at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Metro-North spokesperson said, when the 4:37 a.m. train from New Haven, due into Grand Central at 6:34 a.m., fatally ...

  2. Fatal Metro-North Train Strike Under Investigation

    Fatal Metro-North Train Strike Under Investigation

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North TrainEarlier story:No criminality is suspected after a man was fatally struck by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North station.MTA Police detectives are investigating the fatal struck, which took place at approximately 5:15 a.m., a Metro-North spokesperson said, when the 4:37 a.m. train from New Haven, ...

  3. Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro To Pay Fine, Take Course For 119 MPH Ticket

    Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro To Pay Fine, Take Course For 119 MPH Ticket

    After several months, Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro has pleaded guilty to a speeding charge against her.New York State Police troopers stopped Pirro driving 119 miles per hour on Nov. 19 last year in the Town of Nichols, which is in upstate Tioga County near Owego and her hometown Elmira. When she was stopped by troopers, Pirro, who lives in ...

  4. Former Scarsdale HS Coaches Blame Parents For Their Departures

    Former Scarsdale HS Coaches Blame Parents For Their Departures

    A small, but vocal group of parents is reportedly to blame for the mass exodus of longtime varsity coaches at Scarsdale High School who have been dismissed in the past 18 months.Former coaches who have been ousted from the district in the past year and a half have taken issue with a small group of parents that allegedly are going over the coaches’ heads to district officials with ...

  5. Contract Reportedly Signed For David Rockefeller $22M Westchester Estate

    Contract Reportedly Signed For David Rockefeller $22M Westchester Estate

    The late David Rockefeller’s 75-acre Pocatino Hills estate in Mount Pleasant is reportedly in contract after it was put on the market for $22 million last fall.The property, listed by realtors for $22 million in September, includes a mansion that is more than 11,000-square-feet, complete with views of the Hudson River and the spacious grounds. There are several fireplaces, an elevator, ...

  6. Viral Video Shows Hudson Valley Gun Owner Cutting AR-15 To Pieces

    Viral Video Shows Hudson Valley Gun Owner Cutting AR-15 To Pieces

    A Hudson Valley gun owner has gained attention after posting a video that has been viewed millions of times of him sawing his AR-15 rifle, similar to the one used in last week's school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Florida.Middletown resident Scott-Dani Pappalardo, an admitted supporter of the Second Amendment posted the video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon, and it quickly gained ...

  7. Know Her? Tuckahoe Police Seek To Find Family Of Pit Bull Found Overnight

    Know Her? Tuckahoe Police Seek To Find Family Of Pit Bull Found Overnight

    Police in Tuckahoe are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for the family of a pit bull that was found by patrol officers in the village overnight.Officers on patrol at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning spotted the dog near the intersection of Main Street and Midland Place without tags or other identifying information.Police said that they are hopeful to reunite the ...

  8. Yonkers Man Charged In Animal Cruelty Case Involving Toy Poodle

    Yonkers Man Charged In Animal Cruelty Case Involving Toy Poodle

    A Westchester County man is facing an animal cruelty charge after a hospital asked local law enforcement officials to investigate the improper treatment of a dog in his care that broke its leg and was forced to amputate its leg.Michael Burguiere brought his toy poodle, now named Charlie Brown, to a Westchester animal hospital in July last year after if fractured its right leg, officials ...

  9. Man Suffers Head Injury After Being Hit By Car Near Westchester Hospital

    Man Suffers Head Injury After Being Hit By Car Near Westchester Hospital

    A man was hospitalized and seriously injured after being struck by a car outside Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla on Tuesday morning.A Westchester County Police spokesman confirmed that shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 20, a man in his 70s was walking on Woods Road near the hospital when he attempted to cross in front of the traffic and was struck by a car, leaving him with a head ...

  10. Man Enters Plea To New Charges In Yonkers Crash That Killed Teen

    Man Enters Plea To New Charges In Yonkers Crash That Killed Teen

    The driver of a BMW that crashed in Yonkers last year, killing his teenage passenger, has pleaded not guilty to new charges related to the fatal crash.Renzo Yance, 21, appeared at the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains on Tuesday after recently being indicted on charges that include felony counts of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and aggravated ...

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