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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 Dish Out 15K Tickets In Statewide Distracted Driving Detail

    Police Dish Out 15K Tickets In Statewide Distracted Driving Detail

    As part of the statewide crackdown on distracted drivers, “Operation Hang Up” - a special enforcement effort that saw increased patrols and checkpoints targeting motorists using electronic devices - recently saw state police issue more than 15,000 tickets to motorists.Although tickets for cell phone use continue to decline, tickets for texting and driving have gone up more than 900 ...

  2. Two Injured In Stabbing Incident Among Yonkers Roommates, Police Say

    Two Injured In Stabbing Incident Among Yonkers Roommates, Police Say

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Police in Yonkers are investigating a possible domestic incident that left two men with non-life-threatening stab wounds. At approximately 1:40 a.m. on Monday, April 17, police were dispatched to a Warburton Avenue home for a reported dispute between roommates, Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said. Upon arrival, a female resident told officers that her 52-year-old ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Porsche Stolen From Driveway In Scarsdale, Police Say

    Porsche Stolen From Driveway In Scarsdale, Police Say

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Police in Scarsdale are searching for a suspect that allegedly stole a Porche in the village over the weekend.On Sunday, April 16, police were dispatched to a Kensington Road home, where there was a report of a stolen gray 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet convertible that had been parked in the driveway.According to police, the vehicle was in the driveway of the home ...

  5. Firefighters Battle Brush Blaze At Marshlands Conservancy in Westchester

    Firefighters Battle Brush Blaze At Marshlands Conservancy in Westchester

    This story has been updated.RYE, N.Y. - Firefighters in Rye battled a brush fire that broke out on Boston Post Road on Monday afternoon.Shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday, April 17, fire crews were dispatched to the Marshlands Conservancy, where a fire broke out near the Rye Golf Club, sending smoke billowing into the air that was visible from across the nearby harbor.It was not ...

  6. Firefighters Rescue Woman Trapped In Eastchester House Fire

    Firefighters Rescue Woman Trapped In Eastchester House Fire

    EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - Firefighters in Eastchester rescued a woman who was trapped in a burning home on Sunday night.At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, first responders were dispatched to a Summerfield Street home in the north end of town, where people were reportedly trapped in a hstructure fire.Upon arrival, firefighters reported that there was heavy smoke billowing from the ...

  7. Police Dish Out 100 Tickets In Separate Sprain Brook Parkway Details

    Police Dish Out 100 Tickets In Separate Sprain Brook Parkway Details

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - New York State Police conducted a special speed enforcement detail on the Sprain Brook Parkway this week, citing dozens of drivers for various violations, including one motorist driving faster than 100 mph.On Wednesday, April 12, the state police conducted a six-hour detail on the parkway, issuing 28 tickets for speeding violations, one ticket for a motorist ...

  8. State Police Launching 'Best, Brightest' Recruiting Effort For New Troopers

    State Police Launching 'Best, Brightest' Recruiting Effort For New Troopers

    New York State Police have launched a new recruiting effort as they look to attract “the best and brightest qualified candidates to join one of the most highly respected law enforcement organizations in the country” as they celebrate their 100-year anniversary.On Wednesday, state police announced that they are currently accepting applications online, and have scheduled weekly exams for ...

  9. Yonkers Police Seek Suspect That Fired Gun At Woman During Domestic Dispute

    Yonkers Police Seek Suspect That Fired Gun At Woman During Domestic Dispute

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Detectives with the Yonkers Police Department are searching for a suspect that allegedly fired a gun at a female relative following a domestic dispute.At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, officers were dispatched to a Hamilton Avenue apartment complex where there was a reported fight, with a single gunshot being fired, Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said on ...

  10. Know Her? Lost Cat Found Near Sarah Lawrence College

    Know Her? Lost Cat Found Near Sarah Lawrence College

    A Sarah Lawrence College student is asking for the community’s help in looking for the owner of a lost kitten that was found near the campus in Bronxville.A tabby kitten with yellow eyes and no microchip was found near the intersection of Midland and Kimball Avenues near the Sarah Lawrence campus. The female kitten was described as “extra-friendly.”Anyone with information about the ...

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