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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. Westchester Woman Admits To Throwing Baby Out Of Window

    Westchester Woman Admits To Throwing Baby Out Of Window

    A Westchester mother has admitted to throwing a newborn baby out of a window to her death two years ago.Yonkers resident Jennifer Berry pleaded guilty in Bronx Criminal Court to a charge of first-degree manslaughter for killing her newborn infant by dropping her from a seventh-floor window in the Bronx on Sept. 28, 2015.The 35-year-old will be sentenced to 10 years in prison next month. ...

  2. Doctor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Hudson Valley Woman, 16 Others

    Doctor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Hudson Valley Woman, 16 Others

    A Hudson Valley woman is among 17 vulnerable patients claiming that a prominent neurologist sexually abused them.Philadelphia-based Ricardo Cruciani, 63, has been charged with groping patients at his clinic and taking advantage of vulnerable women in his care for more than a dozen years, including one woman from Dutchess County.According to his accusers, Cruciani forced them to touch ...

  3. Westchester History Celebrated With New Dick Van Dyke Way

    Westchester History Celebrated With New Dick Van Dyke Way

    Dick Van Dyke is coming back to New Rochelle.The New Rochelle City Council unanimously agreed to assign Bonnie Meadow Road - where the fictitious show was set - with an honorary new name: Dick Van Dyke Show Way.According to New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, the idea to rename the roadway came from some of its residents who were looking to celebrate the popular show that made Mary Tyler ...

  4. Driver Charged After K-9 Finds Concealed Pot In Northern Westchester

    Driver Charged After K-9 Finds Concealed Pot In Northern Westchester

    A man from Peekskill was busted with nearly 40 grams of marijuana in Yorktown after a police officer got an assist from a furry friend. A member of the Yorktown Police Department K-9 unit was on patrol with his partner, “Dallas,” at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6 when they stopped a 22-year-old from Peekskill - whose name was not disclosed - for speeding on Route 6.During the ...

  5. Consumer Alerts Issued For Black Friday, Cyber Monday By State AG

    Consumer Alerts Issued For Black Friday, Cyber Monday By State AG

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, the Attorney General is warning consumers to protect themselves against fraud and scams.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a consumer alert for those planning on getting some holiday shopping done over the Thanksgiving weekend.The advice offered by the Attorney General includes:Consumers should beware of misleading bargains or ...

  6. Police Follow Trail Of Leaking Fuel To Nab DWI Driver After Yorktown Crash

    Police Follow Trail Of Leaking Fuel To Nab DWI Driver After Yorktown Crash

    Police officers were able to follow a trail of debris and gasoline to track down a motorist who drove through a fence with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit in Northern Westchester.The Yorktown Police Department received a call from a Hanover Street resident at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, who reported that a driver had just left the scene of a ...

  7. Father, Son Injured In Route 22 Crash

    Father, Son Injured In Route 22 Crash

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A father and son were treated for injuries after being involved in a hit-and-run accident on Route 22 in North Castle.Officers from the North Castle Police Department were dispatched to a stretch of Route 22 shortly before 6 p.m. on Nov. 10 following numerous reports of a motor vehicle accident involving two cars, one of which left the scene following the ...

  8. Seen Him? Search On For $79K Fraud Suspect Known To Frequent Westchester

    Seen Him? Search On For $79K Fraud Suspect Known To Frequent Westchester

    Have you seen him?State Police are on the hunt for a 46-year-old Hudson Valley man known to frequent Westchester who is wanted for defrauding Dutchess County residents of nearly $100,000.The New York State Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding John Nemec III, who is wanted by the Town of Beekman Justice Court for a charge of second-degree grand larceny following fraud ...

  9. Wanted Man Caught In Stolen Car On I-84 Facing Host Of Charges

    Wanted Man Caught In Stolen Car On I-84 Facing Host Of Charges

    An early morning traffic stop in Putnam County led to the arrest of a wanted man who was driving a stolen car on I-84, police said.State Police troopers in Southeast stopped 26-year-old Bronx resident Earl Allen shortly before 1 a.m.  Wednesday after he committed several vehicle and traffic violations.During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers determined that the 2017 Dodge Caravan ...

  10. Police DWI Crackdown In Effect Through End Of Thanksgiving Weekend

    Police DWI Crackdown In Effect Through End Of Thanksgiving Weekend

    In an effort to curtail intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, New York State Police is stepping up traffic enforcement, with troopers on the lookout for motorists drinking and driving.“In an effort to prevent tragedies caused by impaired, distracted, aggressive or reckless driving,” state police will be highly visible, and several ...

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