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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. SPCA Of Westchester To Host 'Clear The Shelter' Adoption Event

    SPCA Of Westchester To Host 'Clear The Shelter' Adoption Event

    The SPCA of Westchester is teaming with NBC to help find “forever homes” for some animals in need of a good owner.The annual Clear the Shelter Adoption Event has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, where there will be adoption fees waived or reduced during the special one-day event. It’s being hosted at the SPCA of Westchester’s care campus, located at 590 North ...

  2. Weekslong Road Resurfacing Project Set To Begin In Yonkers

    Weekslong Road Resurfacing Project Set To Begin In Yonkers

    There will be parking restrictions on Yonkers for several weeks as the Engineering Department begins preparing for an extensive road resurfacing project in the area.Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced that beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 14, crews have begun preparing for the project, which will take place between Elm Street and Dunwoody Street. The project is expected to kick off in earnest ...

  3. Man Caught Using Fake License To Try To Steal $7K From Northern Westchester Bank, Police Say

    Man Caught Using Fake License To Try To Steal $7K From Northern Westchester Bank, Police Say

    A man already in custody at the Putnam County Jail is facing new charges after allegedly attempting to steal thousands of dollars from Key Bank in Northern Westchester.A Yorktown Police detective was dispatched to Key Bank in the Jefferson Valley Mall on May 2, to investigate an attempted larceny. Police said that the investigation determined that on April 28, Bronx resident Victor ...

  4. Westchester Man Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Wife

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Wife

    The 63-year-old man who admitted to killing his wife in their Scarsdale home more than two years ago, was sentenced Wednesday morning to 20 years in prison.In May, Julius "Jules" Reich pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, a violent felony, in the fatal stabbing of his wife, Robin Goldman, who was a pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.It was the first ...

  5. Shenorock Woman Charged With DWI In Route 9W State Police Stop

    Shenorock Woman Charged With DWI In Route 9W State Police Stop

    With law enforcement agencies in the area cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among more than two dozen who found themselves charged over the weekend.Among the locals charged include:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, State Police in Highland arrested Cynthia Esposito, 46, of Shenorock, for DWI. She was traveling on State Route ...

  6. Five Teenagers Nabbed In Thefts Of Cars In Dobbs Ferry

    Five Teenagers Nabbed In Thefts Of Cars In Dobbs Ferry

    Five teenage residents of a residential treatment center in Westchester are behind bars after allegedly stealing two cars.Police in Dobbs Ferry received a report at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12 of two cars that had been stolen from a Hatch Terrace residence. With an assist from Chevrolet On-Star and BMW customer service, detectives were quickly able to locate both ...

  7. Lane Closures Scheduled In Westchester As Con Edison Ramps Up Project

    Lane Closures Scheduled In Westchester As Con Edison Ramps Up Project

    Con Edison is heading to Scarsdale for several weeks as they kick off an extensive gas main replacement project in the village.Beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 15, Con Edison will begin replacing and upgrading the “underground gas main” on Scarsdale Avenue between Popham Road and Wright Place. The project is expected to last between three and four weeks.The project is expected to be ...

  8. Westchester Bloods Gang Member Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Shootings

    Westchester Bloods Gang Member Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Shootings

    A gang member in Westchester is facing a host of charges for allegedly ordering the shooting of two people outside a Mount Vernon bar, leaving them with “lifelong medical difficulties.”Jason Garcia - also known as “G-shine” and “Mecca-J” - an alleged high-ranking member of the Bloods Gang, was arraigned on a five-count indictment on Tuesday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony ...

  9. Westchester Pair Stopped For Multiple Violations Nabbed With Cocaine, Pot, Police Say

    Westchester Pair Stopped For Multiple Violations Nabbed With Cocaine, Pot, Police Say

    A traffic stop on I-87 in the Hudson Valley led to drug charges for two Westchester men who were busted with cocaine and marijuana over the weekend.New York State Police troopers stopped Mount Vernon resident Andre Dasilva, 21, on I-87 in Newburgh shortly after 10:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, after he was spotted committing “multiple vehicle and traffic violations.” During the stop, ...

  10. Central Avenue Gas Station Robbery Suspect To Be Sentenced

    Central Avenue Gas Station Robbery Suspect To Be Sentenced

    A man who terrorized a gas station during several armed robberies over the span of more than four months is due to be sentenced after being found guilty by a jury following a trial in Westchester County Court earlier this year.In June, Bronx resident Gregory Harris, 41, was found guilty of multiple counts of robbery related to four incidents at the same Central Park Avenue gas station ...

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