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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. Man Sentenced In Mother's Fatal Stabbing In Westchester

    Man Sentenced In Mother's Fatal Stabbing In Westchester

    A 29-year-old man is heading to prison for a quarter of a century after pleading guilty to killing his mother.Westchester County District Attorney announced on Wednesday that Andre Coverdale, 29, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of first-degree manslaughter in March in the stabbing death of his mother, Dawne McCray in Yonkers.Scarpino ...

  2. 17-Year-Old Sentenced In Fatal Westchester Movie Theater Stabbing

    17-Year-Old Sentenced In Fatal Westchester Movie Theater Stabbing

    A Westchester County teenager is going to spend nearly two decades in prison after pleading guilty for his role in a fatal stabbing at a Yonkers movie theater last year.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday that Yonkers resident Michael Pettiford, 17, has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for the fatal stabbing of Daji Thomas at the ...

  3. Officials Call For Action To End Mail Thefts In Westchester

    Officials Call For Action To End Mail Thefts In Westchester

    In the wake of several instances involving stolen mail in the area, elected officials in the area are calling on the United States Postal Service to address the incidents.Officials including Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Eliot Engel and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney sent a letter on Tuesday to United States Postmaster General Megan Brennan calling for ...

  4. Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices Will Be Highest In Years, AAA Warns

    Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices Will Be Highest In Years, AAA Warns

    Local residents planning on traveling on Memorial Day will see the highest prices at the pump in four years, according to AAA.Gas prices have jumped 12 cents in the past two weeks, leading to a national average of $2.93 per gallon, with the average price in this area well over $3 per gallon. The jump comes days after President Donald Trump decision to withdraw the United States from the ...

  5. Seen Him? 23-Year-Old Westchester Man Has Been Missing Since Last Year

    Seen Him? 23-Year-Old Westchester Man Has Been Missing Since Last Year

    Officials in New York are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a schizophrenic man who has been missing in Westchester for nearly a year.The New York State Department of Public Safety issued an alert this week regarding Damien Louis, 23, who has been missing from Yonkers in August last year.According to officials, Louis’ hair may be styled in a mohawk and he was ...

  6. Missing Westchester Man Found

    Missing Westchester Man Found

    Updated report:The 87-year-old man who went missing in Yonkers Friday morning has been found and is safe, according to the New York State Department of Public Safety.Earl Whittaker was safely located in Manhattan late Monday afternoon.Original report:An 87-year-old man suffering from dementia has been reported missing in Westchester.Officials released an alert on Tuesday regarding Earl ...

  7. Teen Mistakes Gas Pedal For Brake, Drives Into Westchester Storefront

    Teen Mistakes Gas Pedal For Brake, Drives Into Westchester Storefront

    A teenage driver accidentally drove a Jeep into the storefront of a Westchester supermarket shortly before noon on Monday, May 21.Police were dispatched to DeCicco Family Markets in Scarsdale, when the motorist jumped the curb, causing minor damage to the building.Police said that the 17-year-old driver told officers that she pressed on the gas pedal thinking that she was applying the ...

  8. Westchester Man Pleads Guilty To Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    Westchester Man Pleads Guilty To Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    A man has pleaded guilty to the first homicide in Scarsdale in nearly four decades.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Tuesday that Julius Reich, 63, has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, a violent felony, in the fatal stabbing of his wife, Robin Goldman, who was a pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.Shortly after 10 a.m. ...

  9. Airplane Banner At Westchester HS Baseball Game Calls For Coaches' Firings

    Airplane Banner At Westchester HS Baseball Game Calls For Coaches' Firings

    While all eyes should have been on the field during a Section 1 baseball playoff game in Westchester, many took to the sky on Monday, where someone commissioned a plane to fly a banner that made the rounds over the field calling for the firing of Briarcliff’s coaches.During Briarcliff High School’s quarterfinal playoff win over Irvington on Monday afternoon, a small plane was spotted ...

  10. Police: Mohegan Lake Man Faces Assault Charge After Punching Victim In Face

    Police: Mohegan Lake Man Faces Assault Charge After Punching Victim In Face

    A Mohegan Lake man surrendered himself into police custody over the weekend after allegedly assaulting someone and leaving them with bruises and facial lacerations, according to police in Yorktown.On Monday, officials from the Yorktown Police Department announced the arrest of 35-year-old Alexander Coghen, who allegedly assaulted his victim and is facing a misdemeanor charge of ...

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