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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. Ban On Texting, Walking Proposed By State Lawmaker

    Ban On Texting, Walking Proposed By State Lawmaker

    While texting and driving has been illegal for some time, a New York politician has a plan to curtail texting and walking.Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has introduced legislation that would amend the state’s current law to prohibit pedestrians from using devices while crossing the street, similar to laws that were put in place in California and Hawaii, which comes with a $100 fine.The ban ...

  2. Former Priest, High-Risk Sex Offender Reports Move In Area

    Former Priest, High-Risk Sex Offender Reports Move In Area

    A former priest who made national headlines for abusing a female patient and is now registered as a sex offender has reported a move in Putnam County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Putnam residents regarding the residency of former priest Joseph Faraone, 70, who has reported a move to the Bel-Aire Motor Lodge on Route 22 in ...

  3. Gas Prices Reach Highest Point In Nearly Three Years, AAA Reports

    Gas Prices Reach Highest Point In Nearly Three Years, AAA Reports

    There is no relief in sight for area motorists at the pump, as the national gas price average hits its highest point since the summer of 2015.As of this week, national gas prices reached an average of $2.71 per gallon, four cents lower than the high of $2.67 from last year, and prices are only expected to keep rising, according to the latest report from AAA. The price is up 6 cents from ...

  4. Suspect Wanted For Sexual Abuse On The Loose, State Police Say

    Suspect Wanted For Sexual Abuse On The Loose, State Police Say

    State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man who allegedly sexually assaulted someone and failed to appear for court proceedings.New York State Police issued an alert on Wednesday regarding 50-year-old Richard Addai, who is wanted in Somers and Brewster for a first-degree sexual abuse charge stemming from a sexual offense that took place ...

  5. Two-Day Effort Announced To Save Lives On I-95

    Two-Day Effort Announced To Save Lives On I-95

    Law enforcement agencies up and down the east coast are teaming to protect motorists on I-95 as part of the National Drive to Save Lives Campaign.State police agencies from 15 east coast states - including New York and Connecticut - are teaming in an effort to “keep one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates, I-95 safe and fatality-free.”There will be an increased police ...

  6. Motorist Caught With Cannabis Candies In Hudson Valley Stop

    Motorist Caught With Cannabis Candies In Hudson Valley Stop

    A 34-year-old man is facing multiple felony drug charges after being busted by state police with hundreds of grams of controlled cannabis during a routine traffic stop on I-87 in Orange County.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop of West Belmar, N.J., resident Mark McNulty shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday night in Newburgh for an equipment violation. During the ...

  7. Three-Legged Rescue Dog Helps Dementia Patients In Westchester

    Three-Legged Rescue Dog Helps Dementia Patients In Westchester

    Who rescued who? Tinsley, a 3-year-old, three-legged American White Eskimo who was thrown out of a car when she was a puppy has been rescued by a New Rochelle resident, and the dog now visits elderly members of the community suffering from dementia.Each month, Tinsley and her owner, Stephanie Borstaph - who are a Good Dog Foundation certified pet therapy team - visit the elderly at ...

  8. Man Hits Car With Bat In Hudson Valley Road Rage Incident, Police Say

    Man Hits Car With Bat In Hudson Valley Road Rage Incident, Police Say

    Police intervention was required following a road rage incident on I-87 in Ramapo on Wednesday when a motorist damaged another driver’s vehicle with a baseball bat.State Police troopers were dispatched to a stretch of the interstate shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, where there was a report of a possible road rage incident involving two motorists.According to police, the ...

  9. Car Bursts Into Flames After Overturning On Taconic Parkway

    Car Bursts Into Flames After Overturning On Taconic Parkway

    Volunteer firefighters in Yorktown helped rescue a motorist from a burning car overnight after it flipped on the Taconic State Parkway and burst into flames.Members of the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a stretch of the southbound lanes of the Taconic at approximately 3 a.m. on Thursday morning, where there was a report of a car completely engulfed in ...

  10. Seven Charged In Westchester With Narcotics Trafficking

    Seven Charged In Westchester With Narcotics Trafficking

    Seven alleged drug traffickers are facing decades to life in prison after being indicted in White Plains federal court for their roles in pushing cocaine in Orange County.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the unsealing of an indictment charging seven people with trafficking more than five kilograms of cocaine in ...

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