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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. Westchester Investor, Lawyer, Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador To India

    Westchester Investor, Lawyer, Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador To India

    A Scarsdale High School alumnus has been confirmed by the Senate to serve as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to India.Trump official sent 62-year-old Kenneth Juster’s nomination to the United States Senate earlier this year, and last week, he was officially confirmed by the Senate to formally replace Richard Verma, who left the role in January when Trump’s presidency began.A partner ...

  2. Results Filter In From Contested Westchester County Races

    Results Filter In From Contested Westchester County Races

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach has taken a sizable lead over challenging Republican Milagaros Lecuona with 36 percent of districts reporting as early vote totals start rolling in from Westchester.With 17 of 46 districts reporting, Roach has a commanding lead, garnering 2,789 votes (69 percent) against Lecuona's 1,295 total votes, according to an unofficial ...

  3. Police Identify Suspects In Westchester Verizon Store Armed Robbery

    Police Identify Suspects In Westchester Verizon Store Armed Robbery

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Investigators with the Bronxville Police Department have identified "several individuals" who may have been responsible for an armed robbery of a Verizon location last month.Officers were dispatched to The A Wireless location on Pondfield Road, which is an authorized Verizon Wireless agent, when several suspects, reportedly in possession of knives, ...

  4. Westchester Mayor Threatens Legal Action Over Contaminated Soil Dumping

    Westchester Mayor Threatens Legal Action Over Contaminated Soil Dumping

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has threatened legal action against former Mayor Ernest Davis’ administration over contaminated soil that was illegally dumped at Memorial Field.During a press conference held at Memorial Field, Thomas announced that the city was taking action and issuing subpoenas to former city employees who may have information regarding the ...

  5. Police: Westchester Man Wanted For DWI Busted Again For Drinking, Driving

    Police: Westchester Man Wanted For DWI Busted Again For Drinking, Driving

    A Bedford man wanted for a DWI bench warrant in Putnam County was busted by state police allegedly drinking and driving an illegal vehicle in Westchester over the weekend.New York State Police troopers patrolled Banksville-Bedford Road at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday to continue an active bench warrant investigation for 37-year-old Martinez Lazaro, who is wanted after receiving a DWI ...

  6. Police Investigating Gift Card Scam Of Elderly Man In Westchester

    Police Investigating Gift Card Scam Of Elderly Man In Westchester

    Police are cautioning residents to be on alert after a scammer took a 77-year-old man for hundreds of dollars in gift cards pretending to be working for Apple.A Sage Terrace homeowner reported to Scarsdale police over the weekend that he had been the victim of a scam after receiving several voicemail messages claiming that a there was a security breach on his Apple devices.Police said ...

  7. Police Nab Woman With BAC More Than Triple Legal Limit In Westchester

    Police Nab Woman With BAC More Than Triple Legal Limit In Westchester

    A 40-year-old woman is now facing multiple felony charges after being busted by police in Scarsdale for drinking and driving with a blood alcohol content more than triple the legal limit on Monday morning.Officers in Scarsdale were on patrol shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning when they spotted a Honda Accord swerving across the double yellow line on Weaver Street, into the ...

  8. Ex-Cuomo Aide From Westchester Threatened Four State Employees, Feds Say

    Ex-Cuomo Aide From Westchester Threatened Four State Employees, Feds Say

    Northern Westchester resident Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is facing federal corruption charges that state he threatened at least four New York State employees on multiple occasions while working on the governor’s campaign.In a letter filed in court this week, prosecutors claim that at “on at least three occasions, between 2011 and 2016, while employed as the ...

  9. A Decade Later, Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Condos Open In Bronxville

    A Decade Later, Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Condos Open In Bronxville

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - After more than a decade of development, VillaBXV is welcoming residents to its luxury downtown condominiums in the heart of Bronxville.Officials opened the doors to VillaBXV this week, finally unveiling the 53-home building on Kensington Road, more than a decade after the plan for the property was first introduced.Developers have been attempting to redevelop ...

  10. Port Chester School District Provides Update On Middle School Work

    Port Chester School District Provides Update On Middle School Work

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - Contracting crews will be working overtime at the Port Chester Middle School this weekend, as officials are hopeful of opening its doors on Monday after a falling piece of concrete in the building forced it closed.Port Chester Middle School has been closed since Oct. 27 after a mounting for a decorative concrete panel failed, causing it to fall to the ground and ...

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