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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Four Charged In Connection With Fatal Westchester Shooting, Robberies

    Four Charged In Connection With Fatal Westchester Shooting, Robberies

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A fourth suspect is facing an attempted murder charge after being apprehended following a multi-jurisdictional investigation into a fatal shooting in southern Westchester.Allen Copeland Jr., 21, has been charged with attempted murder for his role in a series of recent incidents that spread from Manhattan, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon and Yonkers.On Wednesday, ...

  2. ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The MTA Police have released the identity of the man who was fatally struck by a train near the Metro-North station in Hartsdale on Sunday in an apparent suicide.At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, an unauthorized man on the tracks was struck by a northbound train operating on the Harlem Line. Train service was temporarily delayed by as much as a ...

  3. Two Suspects Charged In Connection With Fatal Westchester Shooting

    Two Suspects Charged In Connection With Fatal Westchester Shooting

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pair of men have been accused of fatally shooting a 24-year-old man in Mount Vernon earlier this week.Mount Vernon resident Eric Lee and New Rochelle resident Sincere Smith were arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court this week on a felony charge of second-degree murder.At approximately 1 a.m. on Monday, members of the Mount Vernon Police Department were ...

  4. Suspect Nabbed In Westchester Robbery Spree

    Suspect Nabbed In Westchester Robbery Spree

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 20-year-old man is facing charges in multiple Westchester County municipalities for his role in this week's armed robbery spree, police said on Thursday.On Wednesday, John Oquendo from the Bronx was charged with a felony count of first-degree robbery in Yonkers after allegedly being involved in an armed robbery at Break to the Border on McLean Avenue early ...

  5. Ex-Schools Director Indicted For Bribery In White Plains

    Ex-Schools Director Indicted For Bribery In White Plains

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- John Gallagher Jr., the former New Rochelle Schools Director who was embroiled in a four-year corruption scheme, was arraigned in White Plains Court on an indictment for bribery on Wednesday.Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim announced the arrest and indictment of Gallagher for alleged corruption in public contracting ...

  6. Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Westchester Shooting

    Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Westchester Shooting

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - An arrest has been made in connection to Monday morning’s fatal shooting that left a 24-year-old man dead in Mount Vernon.At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday, members of the Mount Vernon Police Department were dispatched to a Washington Street residence, where there were reports of a man who had suffered apparent gunshot wounds after being shot in his ...

  7. Info Released After Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    Info Released After Man Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Additional information has been released after a man was fatally struck by a train near the Metro-North station in Hartsdale on Sunday in an apparent suicide.At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, an unauthorized man on the tracks was struck by a northbound train operating on the Harlem Line. Train service was temporarily delayed by as much as a half ...

  8. Man Sentenced For Parking Lot Assault, Attempted Rape In White Plains

    Man Sentenced For Parking Lot Assault, Attempted Rape In White Plains

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 33-year-old Westchester County man has been sentenced to time in state prison and must register as a sex offender after being found guilty of attempted rape and assault following an attack of his ex-girlfriend in an isolated parking lot in White Plains.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino Jr. announced on Tuesday that Greenburgh resident ...

  9. Police In Westchester Use Technology To 'Ping' Stolen Phone, Track Robbers

    Police In Westchester Use Technology To 'Ping' Stolen Phone, Track Robbers

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Westchester County were able to “ping” a stolen cellphone to track down a group of reported robbers over the weekend.Shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning, members of the Mount Vernon Police Department were dispatched to South 10th Avenue when they received reports of a stolen cell phone that was being used in the city.According to officials, ...

  10. White Plains Man, 21, Had BAC Nearly Double Legal Limit, Police Say

    White Plains Man, 21, Had BAC Nearly Double Legal Limit, Police Say

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A Post Road traffic stop in Scarsdale led to an overnight arrest of a White Plains man when police determined that he was driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content nearly twice the legal limit in the village.At approximately 1:45 a.m. on Monday morning, officers conducting traffic control on Post Road spotted a Honda CRV traveling “at a high rate of speed” ...

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