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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. Body Of Missing Diver Found Near Northern Westchester Border

    Body Of Missing Diver Found Near Northern Westchester Border

    The body of a scuba diver who went missing at a Putnam County mine has been recovered, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's office.Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith said that his department began its search Sunday afternoon when a man was reported missing after going diving at the Tilly Foster Mine — also known as Simon’s Quarry — in Southeast.Smith said that Jersey City, N.J., ...

  2. Save These Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Holiday Season

    Save These Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Holiday Season

    With the holidays fast approaching, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

  3. Westchester Daughter Of Ex-Governor Joins 65K Who've Signed TZB Petition

    Westchester Daughter Of Ex-Governor Joins 65K Who've Signed TZB Petition

    The battle over the naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has become a real family affair.Kathy Conroy Wilson - the daughter of the late Gov. Malcolm Wilson, whose name was included in the official title of the old bridge - has joined the tens of thousands of other New Yorkers who have signed a petition protesting the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name of the ...

  4. $1.6M Illegal Charges Settlement Includes Westchester Auto Dealer, AG Says

    $1.6M Illegal Charges Settlement Includes Westchester Auto Dealer, AG Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pair of Westchester County auto dealerships were among those included in a settlement claiming they charged thousands of customers for hidden purchases.New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that Honda of New Rochelle and New Rochelle Toyota are facing severe restrictions on sales after being included in a deal to end the practice of ...

  5. Missing Brewster 15-Year-Old Found Safe

    Missing Brewster 15-Year-Old Found Safe

    Update:State police announced shortly after sending out an alert for a missing teen in Brewster that the 15-year-old has been found and is safe.Julio C. Morales Ramos was located in the Village of Brewster in good health, state police said.Original report:New York State Police in Brewster are seeking the public’s assistance as they look for a teenager who was reported missing on ...

  6. Lockout At Byram Hills Schools Following Forwarded Email

    Lockout At Byram Hills Schools Following Forwarded Email

    ARMONK, N.Y. - Buildings throughout the Byram Hills Central School District entered into lockout protocol on Thursday following a concerning email from a parent.Schools Superintendent Jen Lamia said that the district received an email forwarded from a parent regarding a potential concern in an undisclosed district building, prompting the precautionary lock-out.All buildings in the ...

  7. Westchester Man Convicted Of Killing, Dumping Girlfriend's Body

    Westchester Man Convicted Of Killing, Dumping Girlfriend's Body

    A 33-year-old man is facing up to 15 years in prison after being acquitted of murder, but found guilty of manslaughter involving the strangling death of his girlfriend in Westchester.Jason Myers, 33, of Mount Vernon was found guilty this week of second-degree manslaughter and concealment of a human corpse after he strangled his girlfriend, 27-year-old Ashley McDuffie last year and then ...

  8. Westchester Man Sentenced To Life For Violent Stabbing Murder

    Westchester Man Sentenced To Life For Violent Stabbing Murder

    A Westchester man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being given the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to the violent murder of a Rockland County man near his Nanuet home last summer.Earlier this year, Yonkers resident Frank Keogh, who worked as a contractor in Hopewell Junction, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Rockland County Court after his stabbing ...

  9. TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Nears 55K Signatures

    TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Nears 55K Signatures

    The petition circulating disparaging the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name for the new Tappan Zee span has garnered nearly 55,000 signatures from people who don’t support the Cuomo designation.Hudson Valley voices are among the tens of thousands of New Yorkers that have stood up in protest of the name, insisting it be returned to its original name, the Tappan ...

  10. Stranded Hikers Rescued Near NY-NJ Border

    Stranded Hikers Rescued Near NY-NJ Border

    All hands were on deck as several law enforcement agencies teamed together to rescue hikers trapped on the side of a cliff near the New York-New Jersey state line.The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department received a call shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, from a hiker reporting that she was part of a four-person group that was lost in the woods on the side of a cliff.Police ...

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