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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 Police Department Warns of 'Fishing' Mailbox Scheme

    Yonkers Police Department Warns of 'Fishing' Mailbox Scheme

    YONKERS, N.Y. - The Yonkers Police Department is cautioning residents to be cautious of a mailbox fishing scheme that involves suspects attempting to steal mail.This week, Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos issued an alert on behalf of the department warning of mailbox fishing, which is when “unscrupulous individuals use a sticky substance or adhesive on a lead to pull mail out of a ...

  2. Man Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Westchester Girls Basketball Star

    Man Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Westchester Girls Basketball Star

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The man accused of shooting and killing 13-year-old Shamoya McKenzie in Mount Vernon on New Year’s Eve has been indicted on murder and weapons charges.David Hardy has been charged with felony counts of second-degree murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon following the investigation into the fatal shooting that took McKenzie’s life ...

  3. Yonkers Mother Charged After 5-Year-Old Shoots Self In Face

    Yonkers Mother Charged After 5-Year-Old Shoots Self In Face

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Mount Vernon woman has been remanded to the Westchester County Jail for her role in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who shot herself in the face with an illegal gun in Yonkers.On Thursday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino Jr. announced that 24-year-old Tantania Manners has been charged with a misdemeanor count of endangering the ...

  4. Police: Yonkers Man Used Brass Knuckles In Northern Westchester Burglary

    Police: Yonkers Man Used Brass Knuckles In Northern Westchester Burglary

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 35-year-old man is facing felony charges after being busted attempting to accost a woman barricaded in a room during a home burglary with brass knuckles in Cortlandt, state police said.The woman told troopers that she and the suspect dated in high school but she had not had any contact with him since then, as Daily Voice first reported Tuesday.At ...

  5. Google Tip Led To Westchester School Employee's Child Porn Arrest

    Google Tip Led To Westchester School Employee's Child Porn Arrest

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A tip from Google led to the arrest announced Tuesday of a former Mount Kisco Fire Department chief who was working at a private school in Bedford after he allegedly uploaded child porn from a computer in his Westchester home where he lived with his wife and daughter.On Friday, April 7, investigators with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office ...

  6. Yonkers Police Investigate Overnight Stabbing

    Yonkers Police Investigate Overnight Stabbing

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Detectives in Yonkers are asking for the community’s assistance as they continue their investigation into an overnight stabbing.Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, April 11, police were dispatched to a mixed-use Riverdale Avenue building, where there was a reported stabbing incident, Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said on Wednesday.According to Politopoulos, a ...

  7. Sex Offender Accused Of Sodomizing 18-Year-Old Moves To Mount Vernon

    Sex Offender Accused Of Sodomizing 18-Year-Old Moves To Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A registered sex offender accused of raping a teenage girl has changed addresses in Mount Vernon.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Wednesday to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 59-year-old William Keegan, who has moved to an apartment on South Terrace from a residence on Haven Avenue in Mount Vernon.The ...

  8. Westchester Men Charged With Raping 16-Year-Old

    Westchester Men Charged With Raping 16-Year-Old

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pair of men from New Rochelle have been charged in the alleged rape of a teenage girl.On Wednesday, police confirmed that 45-year-old Troy Winfrey and 30-year-old David Sepulveda have been charged with first-degree rape for an incident that happened at a residence on Sickles Avenue in New Rochelle over the weekend.According to a New Rochelle Police Capt. ...

  9. 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 on Tuesday, April 11 - prices are expected to rise as ...

  10. Woman Awarded Nearly $1M In Rape Case Against Westchester Psychologist

    Woman Awarded Nearly $1M In Rape Case Against Westchester Psychologist

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Mount Kisco woman that alleged she was raped by her Chappaqua psychologist in 2013 has been awarded nearly $1 million in her lawsuit.Last month, a Westchester jury ruled in favor of 57-year-old Noelle Feldman, now a Bedford resident, deciding that she was raped by psychologist William Knack, according to a lohud report. Feldman was reportedly awarded ...

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