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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. Jogger, 21, Struck By Lexus Driver In Hit-Run Near Hutchinson River Parkway, Police Say

    Jogger, 21, Struck By Lexus Driver In Hit-Run Near Hutchinson River Parkway, Police Say

    A woman driving a Lexus SUV struck a jogger and took off on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Westchester, police said.Members of the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Hutchinson Avenue and Meadow Road shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, where there was a report of a pedestrian who had been struck.Police said that upon arrival, officers found a ...

  2. Seen Her? Area Woman Has Been Missing More Than Two Months

    Seen Her? Area Woman Has Been Missing More Than Two Months

    Have you seen her?Officials are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a vulnerable 76-year-old woman suffering from dementia who has been missing from the Hudson Valley for more than two months.Ruth Thomas has been missing from Fishkill since Thursday, Oct. 11, prompting the New York State Office of Public Safety and the Missing Persons Clearinghouse to issue an ...

  3. Police Investigate Suspicious Auto Break-In Suspect In Westchester

    Police Investigate Suspicious Auto Break-In Suspect In Westchester

    Police were called to investigate a suspicious man who entered a parked car in a local driveway.The North Castle Police Department received a report shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from a Hissarlik Way resident who reported an older model SUV had just driven in his driveway. Police said the caller stated that a man got out of the SUV and opened the door to his car in ...

  4. Vote Now: Is It A Fox Or Coyote Roaming Around Westchester Backyards?

    Vote Now: Is It A Fox Or Coyote Roaming Around Westchester Backyards?

    Is a fox or coyote the furry, four-legged new friend who has been making the rounds in backyards of residences in southern Westchester?The Tuckahoe Police Department issued an alert late last week, when what was described as "a large coyote or fox" was spotted in several backyards on Dante Avenue and Bella Vista Street, causing concern for some local residents.The photos and ...

  5. Ready For Prime-Time: Top CBS Show Films In Westchester

    Ready For Prime-Time: Top CBS Show Films In Westchester

    Lights, cameras, action!A-Game Sports in New Rochelle traded in bats and balls this week for television props and boom mics as CBS took a trip to the area to film an episode of their popular Sunday night show "God Friended Me." "God Friended Me.” stars Brandon Michael Hall as Miles Finer, an atheist “whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on ...

  6. Police: Scarsdale Business Owner Targeted During National Bomb Threat Scare

    Police: Scarsdale Business Owner Targeted During National Bomb Threat Scare

    A Westchester business was one of the hundreds targeted nationwide last week as part of a bitcoin bomb threat scheme that made the rounds through email.On Thursday, Dec. 13, law enforcement officials investigated hundreds of bomb threats that targeted schools and businesses nationwide, including several in New York and Connecticut.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department were ...

  7. Court Rules To Allow Mount Vernon To 'Tax Tech Giants'

    Court Rules To Allow Mount Vernon To 'Tax Tech Giants'

    T-Mobile has been ordered to pay property taxes on large cellular data transmission installations in a Westchester City, creating a new revenue stream.Chief Judge Janet DiFiore unanimously affirmed a decision by the New York Court of Appeals, which found that certain equipment such as cell towers are taxable in Mount Vernon. The decision will force T-Mobile to pay property taxes on ...

  8. Cuomo Says He'll Push To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use

    Cuomo Says He'll Push To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use

    New York is going to get a little greener if Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his wish.Cuomo announced that legalizing the adult use of marijuana is near the top of his legislative priorities in 2019during a speech in Manhattan Monday, previewing his January annual State of the State address. He also vowed to pass the Child Victim’s Act, strengthen gun laws and re-evaluating the current cash ...

  9. Most On Record: Here's What Percentage Of Americans Will Travel This Holiday Season

    Most On Record: Here's What Percentage Of Americans Will Travel This Holiday Season

    Planning on traveling for the holidays? You won’t be alone.Fresh on the heels of one of the busiest Thanksgiving travel seasons, Americans getting ready to go on the move for the Christmas and New Year holidays. AAA estimates that a record-breaking 112.5 million travelers - more than a third of all Americans - are expected to visit family and friends for the holiday.“’Tis the season for ...

  10. Suspect On Loose After Shooting During Bar Fight In New Rochelle

    Suspect On Loose After Shooting During Bar Fight In New Rochelle

    Police are attempting to track down a suspect who is on the loose after firing three shots during a “large altercation” outside a bar early on Saturday morning.Officers were dispatched to Chuggers bar in New Rochelle at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, when shots rang out during a dispute. Police said that three shell casings were recovered at the scene.According to ...

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