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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. Eight From Westchester Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Eight From Westchester Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    New York State Police troopers busted more than a dozen motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired over the weekend in the Hudson Valley.The local residents charged were:Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Dec. 8, State Police troopers from Cortlandt arrested Santiago M. Raymundo,  26, of New Rochelle, for DWI. He was traveling on Route 9 in Croton-On-Hudson, when he was ...

  2. Police: Woman With Warrant Arrested At Metro-North Station Searching For Loose Change

    Police: Woman With Warrant Arrested At Metro-North Station Searching For Loose Change

    A woman with a warrant out for her arrest was taken into police custody after she was caught at a Westchester Metro-North train station searching for loose change.Westchester County Police officers were dispatched to the Mount Kisco train station shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, where there was a report of a woman possibly tampering with the ticket machines.Upon arrival, ...

  3. Fire Officer Admits To Role At Bar Fight Caught On Video In Westchester

    Fire Officer Admits To Role At Bar Fight Caught On Video In Westchester

    A fire lieutenant who was caught on camera knocking out a patron during a bar fight in Westchester has admitted to his role in the violent incident.Yonkers Fire Lt. Christopher Mitchell pleaded guilty to a count of disorderly conduct last month and has been sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge. Mitchell has already paid $15,000 in restitution to one of his victims for medical ...

  4. New Days-Long Hutch Closure Scheduled

    New Days-Long Hutch Closure Scheduled

    Get set for a new closure last over several days on a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway.Motorists have been advised that beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, the Hutchinson River Parkway will be closed in Mount Vernon and Pelham between exit 6 (I-95) and Exit 15 (Cross County Parkway). The closure is scheduled to conclude at 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, in advance of the morning ...

  5. Pay-By-Phone Parking May Be Coming To Scarsdale

    Pay-By-Phone Parking May Be Coming To Scarsdale

    Parking in Scarsdale may be about to get a little smarter – and easier – for motorists and shoppers, as the village plans to make use of a new mobile application that will simplify paying for parking.According to village officials, Scarsdale will soon team up with Pango, a company that created a system that allows motorists to park and pay using their cell phones. Pango eliminates the ...

  6. Vote Now: What Do You Think Of Dutchess' Ban On Plastic Bags?

    Vote Now: What Do You Think Of Dutchess' Ban On Plastic Bags?

    Dutchess County is going green, and plastic bags will soon be a relic of the past at area retailers.Elected officials in Dutchess County have voted to eliminate single-use carryout bag at retail stores, joining several other counties in New York looking to ban plastic bags. The ban will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.Between 500 billion and one trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide ...

  7. Attempted Murder/Suicide 'Will Take Time To Process,' Says Westchester Correction Commissioner

    Attempted Murder/Suicide 'Will Take Time To Process,' Says Westchester Correction Commissioner

    Westchester County Correction Commissioner Joseph Spano is preaching patience as the investigation continues into a fatal love triangle shooting involving three off-duty officers.Shots rang out in a Yonkers home at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 on Buckingham Road. Edward Quinoy, 40, of Tarrytown, was shot four times and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after ...

  8. Four Alumni Earn New Rochelle High School Wall Of Fame Honors

    Four Alumni Earn New Rochelle High School Wall Of Fame Honors

    A pair of research professor, the founder of a public relations firm and the head coach of the varsity basketball team top this year’s New Rochelle Wall of Fame honorees.New Rochelle welcomed the four alumni to their Wall of Fame this week, who were “chosen based on their outstanding professional achievements and notable contributions to their respective communities.”The honorees ...

  9. ID Released For Teen Charged With Hate Crime At SUNY Purchase

    ID Released For Teen Charged With Hate Crime At SUNY Purchase

    A teenage SUNY Purchase student has been arraigned after spreading more than a dozen Nazi-themed posters on campus over the weekend.Gunnar Hassard, 18, was arraigned in Harrison Town Court on Tuesday, Dec. 11, after as many as 16 posters were spread throughout the SUNY Purchase campus on Anderson Hill Road in Harrison on Sunday. The posters reportedly had images of Adolf Hitler and a ...

  10. Homeowner Hospitalized, Cat Saved, Two Firefighters Injured In Westchester Blaze

    Homeowner Hospitalized, Cat Saved, Two Firefighters Injured In Westchester Blaze

    A cat suffered a scare, but was ultimately rescued, as dozens of firefighters battled another blaze at a Yonkers home, leaving two with minor injuries.A fire broke out shortly after 1:30 p.m. at a two-story Kathwood Road home on Monday, Dec. 10. The elderly homeowner was able to evacuate the property, but a cat was left behind as the flames spread from a first-floor bedroom to the ...

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