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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. Yonkers Man Picked Up On Outstanding Warrant

    Yonkers Man Picked Up On Outstanding Warrant

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Yonkers man was arrested in Yorktown over the weekend following a routine traffic stop that revealed he had an active warrant in his home city, police said on Wednesday.On Wednesday, the Yorktown Police Department announced that Yonkers resident Prince Lee, 24, was arrested on Saturday after being stopped for operating a motor vehicle without a muffler.According to ...

  2. Yonkers Man Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder Following Shooting

    Yonkers Man Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder Following Shooting

    YONKERS, N.Y. - A Yonkers man has been found guilty of attempted murder for his role in a shooting that left a woman without complete function of her left hand after more than six months.On Tuesday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino announced that Yonkers resident Frank Kwaw, 25, was found guilty of multiple violent felonies following last year’s shooting of Jessica ...

  3. Yonkers Banker Gets Prison Time For Stealing $122,000 From Elderly Client

    Yonkers Banker Gets Prison Time For Stealing $122,000 From Elderly Client

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A personal banker from Westchester County is heading to prison after he was found guilty of stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly client.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino announced that New Rochelle resident Matthew Gunther, 34, has been sentenced to between one and a half and four and a half years in state prison after being found ...

  4. Yonkers Elementary Student Caught With Gun On School Grounds

    Yonkers Elementary Student Caught With Gun On School Grounds

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A fourth-grade student in Yonkers is facing serious charges after he was caught with an unloaded handgun at school.Yonkers Police Det. Lt. Patrick McCormack said that a 9-year-old boy was facing a pair of charges after he was found in possession of the weapon at School 13 on Tuesday.According to police, shortly before 3:30 p.m., officers from the 3rd Precinct ...

  5. Man Pleads Guilty To Rape, Robbery In Yonkers Incidents

    Man Pleads Guilty To Rape, Robbery In Yonkers Incidents

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A homeless man is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to multiple felony charges that include rape and robbery, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said Tuesday. Scarpino said that Akhim Blount, 37, has pleaded guilty to a 13-count indictment stemming back to several incidents in 2015. He had been living in a homeless shelter in ...

  6. Schools Turn To Basketball To Help Family Of Fatally Shot Westchester Teen

    Schools Turn To Basketball To Help Family Of Fatally Shot Westchester Teen

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Mount Vernon School District will honor 13-year-old Shamoya McKenzie next week, with a varsity basketball doubleheader in her name, featuring the team she loved playing for so much.Next week, on Friday Feb. 3, Mount Vernon High School will play host to the Shamoya McKenzie Memorial Basketball Doubleheader, featuring an afternoon of basketball with both the ...

  7. Coach At Hudson Valley HS Had Sexual Contact With Teen, Police Say

    Coach At Hudson Valley HS Had Sexual Contact With Teen, Police Say

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A volunteer coach at Webutuck High School is facing serious charges after being accused of having sexual contact with a teenage student.New York State Police said Tuesday that following a lengthy investigation, North East resident Kristian Murtagh was arraigned on a three-count indictment that included a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.According to ...

  8. Yonkers Man In Disabled Vehicle On I-87 Toll Plaza Charged With DWI

    Yonkers Man In Disabled Vehicle On I-87 Toll Plaza Charged With DWI

    YONKERS, N.Y. - A Yonkers man was arrested early on Sunday morning, when New York State Police troopers responded to a disabled vehicle on I-87 and found an intoxicated man in the driver's seat.On Monday, New York State Police announced that 32-year-old Omar Sheikh was facing felony charges after being arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated.According to police, shortly before ...

  9. Crews Still Searching For Flare-Up Following Four-Alarm Fire In Yonkers

    Crews Still Searching For Flare-Up Following Four-Alarm Fire In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Nepperhan Avenue and Saw Mill River Road have been reopened in both directions following Monday morning’s massive four-alarm fire at the former Alexander Smith Carpet building.At approximately 4 a.m., a general alarm - meaning every on-duty firefighter from every company responded - was issued at the historic building on the corner of Nepperhan and Lake Avenues, which ...

  10. Yonkers Roadways Closed Following Four-Alarm Fire At Artists' Building

    Yonkers Roadways Closed Following Four-Alarm Fire At Artists' Building

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Several streets remain closed in Yonkers, following a massive four-alarm fire on Nepperhan Avenue that took nearly 100 firefighters to knock down.At approximately 4 a.m. on Monday morning, a general alarm - meaning every on-duty firefighter from every company responds - was issued at the former Alexander Smith Carpet building on the corner of Nepperhan and Lake Avenues, ...

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