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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: Man Driving 20 MPH Below Speed Limit On Sprain Faces Drug Charges

    Police: Man Driving 20 MPH Below Speed Limit On Sprain Faces Drug Charges

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A man from the Bronx is facing felony charges after being busted by police while driving suspiciously slow on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Mount Pleasant.On Monday, state police announced that 24-year-old Joel Agostinelli-Tejada was facing multiple charges after he was stopped on the parkway by troopers for driving his Toyota 35 mph in a listed 55 mph speeding ...

  2. Yonkers Man, Girlfriend Stage Robbery Inside Bank, Police Say

    Yonkers Man, Girlfriend Stage Robbery Inside Bank, Police Say

    After more than two months, state police have a suspect in custody accused of stealing from a Dutchess County Just-a-Buck store in Wappinger.On Monday, New York State Police announced that last week, they had arrested 30-year-old Sean Dixon, who had been apprehended in Port Chester on a separate crime and was extradited to state police in Dutchess.Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 2, ...

  3. Beware Of Price Gouging During Nor'easter, State Attorney General Says

    Beware Of Price Gouging During Nor'easter, State Attorney General Says

    Attorney General Eric Schneider is cautioning consumers in New York to be wary of businesses looking to profit from the expected winter superstorm that may drop more than a foot of perception in the Hudson Valley.With as much as 20 inches of snow anticipated in the region, Schneiderman issued a consumer alert warning buyers and businesses about price gouging ahead of this week’s ...

  4. Prepare Now For Storm, Power Outages, County Urges Westchester Residents

    Prepare Now For Storm, Power Outages, County Urges Westchester Residents

    With Mother Nature expected to bring around a foot-and-a-half of snow or more to Westchester, Con Edison is cautioning customers that they should take extra care to prepare for the hazardous weather, which may result in power outages and "other inconveniences."According to the New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state is anticipating that between 16 and 20 inches of snow may fall ...

  5. Police Arrest Suspect In Armed Robbery Of Harrison Pharmacy

    Police Arrest Suspect In Armed Robbery Of Harrison Pharmacy

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Police in Harrison arrested a 28-year-old Queens man in connection with Sunday's armed robbery of a pharmacy.Police said that Astoria resident Christopher Johnson was charged in connection with Sunday's 8:35 a.m. robbery of 1,600 prescription pills at Trotta's Pharmacy on Halstead Avenue.Police said that Johnson allegedly displayed a black handgun during the robbery. ...

  6. Avoid Unnecessary Travel During Nor'easter, State Police Urge Motorists

    Avoid Unnecessary Travel During Nor'easter, State Police Urge Motorists

    With Mother Nature expected to bring up to two feet of snow to parts of the Hudson Valley during Tuesday's Nor’easter, state police are urging motorists to use “extreme caution” if they “must” travel during the upcoming winter storm.New York State Police issued an alert to motorists warning them to exercise caution if traveling during the pending storm.According to the New York Gov. ...

  7. Eye On The Storm: State Emergency Operations Center Will Be Activated

    Eye On The Storm: State Emergency Operations Center Will Be Activated

    With a Blizzard Warning in effect for much of southern New York and up to 21 inches of snowfall expected to fall in the Hudson Valley, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will activate the State Emergency Operations Center as the state prepares for the blockbuster Nor’easter.According to the National Weather Service, snow will move into the Hudson Valley region after midnight on Monday, ...

  8. Bharara Standoff With Trump Over Resignation Order Ends With His Firing

    Bharara Standoff With Trump Over Resignation Order Ends With His Firing

    This story has been updated.Preet Bharara, the now former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who forced a showdown with the administration of President Donald Trump after refusing to follow a late Friday afternoon order issued to 46 Obama-appointed attorneys to resign, said he has been fired."I did not resign," Bharara wrote in a tweet posted around 3 p.m. ...

  9. Trump Administration Orders Preet Bharara, 46 Other Prosecutors To Resign

    Trump Administration Orders Preet Bharara, 46 Other Prosecutors To Resign

    Updated story: 'Moments Ago, I Was Fired,' Preet Tweets After Standoff With TrumpRelated: Preet Bharara May Force Standoff With Trump Over Resignation OrderWestchester resident Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York who became nationally known for prosecuting high-profile suspects from insider traders to diplomats to drug dealers, was among the ...

  10. Yonkers Man Among Eight Gang Members Facing Racketeering, Drug Charges

    Yonkers Man Among Eight Gang Members Facing Racketeering, Drug Charges

    A Westchester County man was among eight charged in Manhattan this week on charges of alleged gang activity.Earlier this week, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that eight members of the Bronx-based street gang “the Beach Avenue Crew” have been charged with various racketeering, firearm and drug offenses, including attempted murder ...

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