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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. 'Doing Donuts' Incident Under Investigation In Westchester

    'Doing Donuts' Incident Under Investigation In Westchester

    A video of a Yonkers police officer doing doughnuts in a squad car has gone viral on social media.Earlier this week, a Twitter user posted a video of a Yonkers police officer doing doughnuts on city property, taking the cruiser for a joy ride late at night. Since being posted on Monday, the video has garnered more than 31,000 views on social media outlets.There was a sudden backlash on ...

  2. Teenage Suspect Faces Murder Charge For Westchester Student Stabbing

    Teenage Suspect Faces Murder Charge For Westchester Student Stabbing

    The 16-year-old suspect accused of fatally stabbing another girl, a New Rochelle High School junior on Wednesday, has surrendered to police.Z’inah Brown of Yonkers surrendered to the New Rochelle Police Department at 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. She was taken into custody and booked for second-degree murder for her role in the fatal stabbing of Valaree Schwab. Police said that Brown ...

  3. Former Astorino Advisors Appointed To Mount Vernon IDA

    Former Astorino Advisors Appointed To Mount Vernon IDA

    A pair of top officials from former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s administration has joined the Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency.Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas announced the appointments of Eileen Mildenberger as the Executive Director of the IDA, having previously served as director of Economic Development for Westchester County. Former Astorino ...

  4. Officials: Threat Made To Westchester HS After Fatal Stabbing Unfounded

    Officials: Threat Made To Westchester HS After Fatal Stabbing Unfounded

    A threat was made to the New Rochelle High School on social media Wednesday night, though it was unfounded, school officials said on Thursday.During a conference on Thursday, school and city officials confirmed that a threat was made to the school over social media following the fatal stabbing of Valaree Schwab, a junior at the high school who was fatally stabbed twice with a steak ...

  5. Police ID Suspect, 16, In Fatal New Rochelle High School Student Stabbing

    Police ID Suspect, 16, In Fatal New Rochelle High School Student Stabbing

    Police have identified a teenage suspect believed to be the suspect involved in the fatal stabbing of New Rochelle High School junior Valaree Schwab on Wednesday near the school’s campus.Police announced at a press conference on Thursday morning that they are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down Z’inah Brown, a 16-year-old female whose last known address was Nepperhan Avenue ...

  6. Police Increase Presence Outside New Rochelle HS Following Fatal Stabbing

    Police Increase Presence Outside New Rochelle HS Following Fatal Stabbing

    There was a heavy police presence outside of the New Rochelle High School on Thursday morning, a day after a 16-year-old student was fatally stabbed during a fight around the corner from the campus.Valaree Schwab, a junior at the high school, was stabbed outside of Dunkin’ Donuts on North Avenue on Wednesday afternoon during a dispute with another student. She was transported to Jacobi ...

  7. Hudson Valley Art Dealer Helps Police Nab Forged Artwork Suspect

    Hudson Valley Art Dealer Helps Police Nab Forged Artwork Suspect

    An Orange County art dealer helped state police bust an out-of-state man selling forged art pieces for hundreds of thousands of dollars.In November last year, state police in Middletown were contacted by a local art dealer in Wallkill, who reported that he had brokered a deal with Buckeye, Arizona, resident Gerrell Roberts, who allegedly sold him what was described as original Tom ...

  8. New Rochelle City Council Moves Forward With Ambitious City Yard Relocation

    New Rochelle City Council Moves Forward With Ambitious City Yard Relocation

    The New Rochelle City Council has unanimously agreed to move forward with the proposed new Public Works Operation Center.City officials announced this week that they have reached the agreement to construct the new Public Works Operations Center - more commonly referred to as City Yard - in the ground level of the busy Home Depot/Costco complex at Nardozzi Place.Under the terms of the ...

  9. Police Investigate Opportunistic Midday 'Porch Pirate' In Westchester

    Police Investigate Opportunistic Midday 'Porch Pirate' In Westchester

    Although the holiday season has passed, police in Eastchester are investigating a brazen “porch pirate” who stole a package in broad daylight.Police officials confirmed that they are investigating a man who took a package valued at over $100 last week from a Park Drive porch, which was captured on surveillance video at the home, which was released by News12 on Tuesday.The man could ...

  10. Westchester HS Student Dies From Stab Wound Suffered During Fight

    Westchester HS Student Dies From Stab Wound Suffered During Fight

    The 16-year-old female New Rochelle High School student who was stabbed during a fight near the high school on Wednesday afternoon has died, according to police.Valeree Schwab, 16, suffered a stab wound during a fight early on Wednesday afternoon outside the Dunkin’ Donuts location on North Avenue, around the corner from the high school.According to police, officers responded to the ...

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