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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. Still A Mystery: No Sign Of Mom, Kids Who Went Missing In Katonah

    Still A Mystery: No Sign Of Mom, Kids Who Went Missing In Katonah

    Although it’s been decades, a mother living at the time in White Plains and her two children are still missing after she picked them up and drove off with them in Katonah in 1977.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Bedford Town Police Department have kept an open investigation into the disappearance of Timothy and Julie Guthrie, who were reported missing along ...

  2. State Attorney General Warns Of ICE Scam

    State Attorney General Warns Of ICE Scam

    On the heels of a nationwide sweep by U.S. Immigration and Customs that led to the arrest of five Hudson Valley residents, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is cautioning residents to be wary of a scam involving unauthorized agents asking for money.Following recent reports of fraudsters posing as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents demanding money to avoid ...

  3. Westchester Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Nearly $1 Million From Employer

    Westchester Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Nearly $1 Million From Employer

    A Westchester woman is facing more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $1 million from her victim while serving as a part-time personal assistant over the span of five years.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said Tuesday that Yonkers resident Joann Perrino, 60, pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny after utilizing her victim’s ...

  4. Man Strikes Victim With Hammer In Taconic Parkway Attack, Police Say

    Man Strikes Victim With Hammer In Taconic Parkway Attack, Police Say

    A Westchester man is facing weapons charges after allegedly striking his victim with a hammer during a domestic dispute on the Taconic State Parkway.State police announced Tuesday that 30-year-old James Corradina of Briarcliff Manor was arrested on Monday in Columbia County after being involved in a fight.According to police, shortly before 4:15 p.m., troopers were dispatched to ...

  5. Police: Officers Break Down Bedroom Door After Westchester Mom/Son Dispute

    Police: Officers Break Down Bedroom Door After Westchester Mom/Son Dispute

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 23-year-old man was arrested in Scarsdale on an assault charge over the holiday weekend, when an argument with his mother over $80 turned physical and he slammed a door on her hand.In the early hours of Sunday morning, police were dispatched to a Sheldrake Road home, where a woman told police that her son, Wabo Ntwaagae, had slammed her right hand in between ...

  6. State Powerball Jackpot Surpasses $403 Million For Wednesday's Drawing

    State Powerball Jackpot Surpasses $403 Million For Wednesday's Drawing

    The New York Powerball jackpot has swelled to more than $400 million after more than 132,000 winning tickets were sold without the grand prize being claimed over the holiday weekend.Saturday’s $361 million Powerball jackpot produced winning tickets that included a million dollar ticket sold in Brooklyn. But because no one won the grand prize, the jackpot increased $54 million, leaving ...

  7. State Police Issue Warning On New Phone Scam In Hudson Valley

    State Police Issue Warning On New Phone Scam In Hudson Valley

    The New York State Police is cautioning Hudson Valley homeowners to be wary of a recent scam sweeping the area that is similar to the “Grandparent Scam,” that has become prevalent in recent years.According to police, the scam involves unidentified suspects calling or texting a victim's cell phone and stating that a family member or loved one was kidnapped or in immediate danger. The ...

  8. Northern Westchester Woman, 24, Missing Since Tuesday Has Been Found

    Northern Westchester Woman, 24, Missing Since Tuesday Has Been Found

    Update, Saturday,  1 p.m.Veronica Hallock, a 24-year-old Croton resident who had been missing since Tuesday afternoon, was found safe Saturday at LaGuardia Airport.Emily Hallock, Veronica's sister, shared the news on her Facebook page. Veronica was spotted by Leslie Kuhn, who saw her at Terminal B in American Airlines departures at the food court."I cannot possibly express my ...

  9. Ex-Bedford Hills Correction Officer Faces Federal Sex Assault Charges

    Ex-Bedford Hills Correction Officer Faces Federal Sex Assault Charges

    A former officer at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women is facing federal charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted an inmate in his care last year.Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Anthony Annucci, the acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced on Wednesday that ...

  10. Bedford Hills FD Helps Battle Simultaneous Electrical Home Fires

    Bedford Hills FD Helps Battle Simultaneous Electrical Home Fires

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Power surges earlier this week led to simultaneous fires in a pair of houses on a Lewisboro road.At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, firefighters from South Salem, Croton Falls and Bedford Hills were dispatched to Powder Hill Road, where a fire had been reported after a homeowner attempted to start a generator.According to South Salem Fire Chief ...

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