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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. Babe Ruth Signed Baseball Being Auctioned Online For Westchester Boy Scouts

    Babe Ruth Signed Baseball Being Auctioned Online For Westchester Boy Scouts

    A baseball signed by New York Yankee legend Babe Ruth to Larchmont Boy Scouts is being auctioned off online by Steiner Auctions 70 years after his passing.The baseball, which is inscribed to “Troop 6 Larchmont Boy Scouts from Babe Ruth,” is on the auction block, with a “generous portion” of the final sales price to be donated to the Boy Scouts by consignor Jack Coughlin.The “Fall ...

  2. Petition To Drop Official 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB Picking Up Steam

    Petition To Drop Official 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB Picking Up Steam

    While you would be hard-pressed to find many who refer to the new Tappan Zee Bridge by its official name -- the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge -- there's now a petition circulating to ditch the Cuomo designation altogether.Hudson Valley voices are among thousands of New Yorkers being heard as they protest the official naming of the new bridge, instead urging that it return to its original name, ...

  3. Expect Delays: Route 9 Lane Closures Scheduled

    Expect Delays: Route 9 Lane Closures Scheduled

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The New York State Department of Transportation has issued an alert regarding a bus lane closure on Route 9 in Tarrytown.Motorists are to be advised that the bus lane on Route 9, between Prospect Avenue and White Plains Road in Tarrytown, will be closed beginning at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 12 through Saturday, Nov. 18 while contracting crews complete ...

  4. Cuomo Chief Of Staff, Ex-Chris Christie Aide, Resigns Shortly After Hiring

    Cuomo Chief Of Staff, Ex-Chris Christie Aide, Resigns Shortly After Hiring

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reportedly losing his chief of staff just months after she entered his administration.Cuomo’s Chief of Staff Maria Comella is taking a position in the private sector, according to a Politico report, less than seven months after she signed on to head Cuomo’s administration.Comella made a name for herself nationally while working for Republican politicians ...

  5. Distribution Of $770M For 24K Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victims Starts

    Distribution Of $770M For 24K Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victims Starts

    The Department of Justice has begun its initial distribution of more than $750 million to victims of Bernie Madoff’s notorious Ponzi scheme, many of whom called the Hudson Valley home."We have recovered billions of dollars from third parties – not Mr. Madoff – and are now returning that money to tens of thousands of victims," Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said. ...

  6. Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled On Hutchinson River Parkway

    Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled On Hutchinson River Parkway

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists planning on traveling on the Hutchinson River Parkway this week can expect delays as the New York State Department of Transportation prepares for lane and ramp closures in Mount Vernon and Pelham.The NYSDOT issued an alert cautioning that lane and ramp closures are expected on the parkway between Exit 8 (Sandford Boulevard) and Exit 12 (East Lincoln ...

  7. Several Coyote Sightings Reported In White Plains

    Several Coyote Sightings Reported In White Plains

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Children and small pets may be at risk in White Plains following multiple coyote sightings in various locations throughout the city.The White Plains Department of Public Safety issued an alert this week warning residents to be on high alert following several sightings, the latest at the White Plains Rural Cemetery on North Broadway.According to police, "the ...

  8. Company Chosen To Operate Westchester County Airport Announced

    Company Chosen To Operate Westchester County Airport Announced

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has announced the company that has been chosen to operate Westchester County Airport as part of a $1.1 billion public-private partnership.Manhattan-based Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation was the unanimous selection of three proposals that were submitted to a bi-partisan task force appointed by Astorino to “operate, ...

  9. Man Held For Extradition May Be Linked To Westchester Murder

    Man Held For Extradition May Be Linked To Westchester Murder

    A suspect who has been linked to the death of a Westchester woman in 2005 and the murder of a teenager in the Bronx is reportedly being extradited to New York after being busted for a traffic stop in Florida.According to multiple reports, Christopher Gonzalez, 39, is being held in Naples and awaiting extradition back to New York City after being pulled over for driving with a suspended ...

  10. Saw Mill River Parkway Reopens After Serious Crash That Injures Two

    Saw Mill River Parkway Reopens After Serious Crash That Injures Two

    This story has been updated.The New York State Department of Transportation announced shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday morning that both north and southbound lanes on the Saw Mill River Parkway have been reopened from the New York City line and Cross County Parkway following the accident investigation. The original story is below: WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The southbound side of ...

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