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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Lost Hiker Found In Westchester

    Lost Hiker Found In Westchester

    Police in Northern Westchester pulled out all the stops to track down a hiker who found himself lost in the woods.Members of the Bedford Police Department received a report at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 from area resident Leroy Junker, who said he was lost on the trails of the Westmoreland Sanctuary.Police said that while investigating the lost man, they determined he ...

  2. Missing Teacher From Westchester Found Dead

    Missing Teacher From Westchester Found Dead

    The Westchester teacher who was reported missing by his family last week was found dead near the Kensico Reservoir over the weekend.The body of Jorge Crespo, a Yorktown resident who taught art at Yonkers Middle School, was found on property owned by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). No other information regarding his death was provided by investigators.Last ...

  3. Police Investigating $11,000 In Checks Missing From Car In Westchester

    Police Investigating $11,000 In Checks Missing From Car In Westchester

    A man in Scarsdale is minus more than $10,000 in checks that went missing from the center console of his vehicle, police said.Investigators from the Scarsdale Police Department received a report from a Sherman Street resident on Oct. 9, who stated that between 10 and 15 bank checks that were written to him were missing from his 2010 Toyota.The man said that he last saw the checks at ...

  4. Teen Caught Driving Stolen Vehicle In I-87 Stop, Police Say

    Teen Caught Driving Stolen Vehicle In I-87 Stop, Police Say

    A teenager was busted by New York State Police troopers driving an allegedly stolen car on I-87 in Orange County.Troopers stopped a vehicle driven by Winston Salem, North Carolina resident Jacob Hawks, 19, at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 for a traffic violation in Woodbury. During the stop for the violations, police said it was determined the vehicle had been reported ...

  5. Man Who Nearly Struck Park Ranger In Pennsylvania Caught In Hudson Valley After Police Chase

    Man Who Nearly Struck Park Ranger In Pennsylvania Caught In Hudson Valley After Police Chase

    A man who allegedly nearly struck a park ranger with his car led police on a wild ride from Pennsylvania into Orange County, where he was eventually taken into custody by officers in Port Jervis.Police began pursuing Phoenixville, Penn. resident Jeffrey Steigelman early on Sunday morning after he nearly struck a National Park Ranger with his car and took off. Port Jervis Police were ...

  6. Teen In Westchester Domestic Dispute Violates Protection Order, Police Say

    Teen In Westchester Domestic Dispute Violates Protection Order, Police Say

    A late-night domestic incident turned violent in Northern Westchester when a teenager began punching walls and made sure his victim couldn’t call for help, police said.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to a Lexington Avenue home in Cortlandt shortly after midnight on Monday, Oct. 15, where there was a report of a domestic dispute that potentially turned physical.Police said ...

  7. Part Of Westchester School Reopens After Mold Problem

    Part Of Westchester School Reopens After Mold Problem

    A school reopened its doors on Monday nearly a month after it was forced to shut down due to a dangerous mold outbreak.Paideia School 15 in Yonkers partially reopened on Oct. 22, with a new roof, following an expedited replacement project that took just weeks and cost the district approximately $3 million.There was an emergency closing of the K-8 school on Monday, Sept. 24, when ceiling ...

  8. O Cannabis: U.S. Won't Ban Canadian Pot Industry Workers After Legalization Of Marijuana

    O Cannabis: U.S. Won't Ban Canadian Pot Industry Workers After Legalization Of Marijuana

    Canadian cannabis growers are no longer banned from entering the country, after U.S. border guards reversed course on an earlier decision, despite marijuana being legalized in several states.Last month, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that, with the legalization of marijuana in our neighbor to the north, some growers may have their admissibility into the country ...

  9. Surge In Americans Who Expect To Buy Electric Cars, AAA Says

    Surge In Americans Who Expect To Buy Electric Cars, AAA Says

    American drivers are going green, are you?With gas prices on the rise, a new study released by AAA found that demand for electric vehicles is on the rise, with 20 percent of Americans proclaiming their next car will be electric. The latest survey is an increase of 5 percent from last year.According to AAA, improved safety features, decreased ownership costs and increased driving ranges ...

  10. 10 Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    10 Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    More than 30 motorists were busted by New York State Police troopers as law enforcement agencies in the Hudson Valley continue a nationwide crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving.A total of 18 of those charged were from the region:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Oct. 12, State Police from Somers arrested Edwin P. Loja Cabrera, 21, of Ossining, for DWI. He was traveling on Route ...

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