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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. 

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  1. State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    A lawsuit has been filed against a prominent pharmaceutical company that allegedly misrepresented its products - including OxyContin - as being more benign than they are for decades.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Purdue Fredrick Company, Inc. on Tuesday. The company ...

  2. Pedestrian Suffers Several Injuries After Being Hit By State Police Cruiser In Hudson Valley

    Pedestrian Suffers Several Injuries After Being Hit By State Police Cruiser In Hudson Valley

    A pedestrian was hospitalized with injuries after being struck by a New York State Police cruiser on Tuesday morning, Aug. 14.The pedestrian was struck by the marked police vehicle while on patrol in the Town of Lloyd in Ulster County on North Road, near Route 9W, just south of Route 299, at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday. The pedestrian suffered “several injuries” and was transported ...

  3. Cortlandt Man Admits To Harassing Lakeland Schools Superintendent

    Cortlandt Man Admits To Harassing Lakeland Schools Superintendent

    A Northern Westchester man has admitted to sending more than two dozen harassing voicemails to Lakeland Schools Superintendent George Stone for several months, leading to an order of protection.Police said it is alleged that between Jan. 17 and June 17 this year, Cortlandt Manor resident Anthony Cassone, 55, “left approximately 25 voicemails on the victim’s voicemail system that served ...

  4. Northern Westchester Man Stole More Than $1K In Online Check Cashing Scheme, Police Say

    Northern Westchester Man Stole More Than $1K In Online Check Cashing Scheme, Police Say

    A 22-year-old man is facing a felony charge for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 from a Westchester bank as part of an elaborate online check cashing scheme, police said.On Aug. 2, an investigator from the Yorktown Police Department was assigned to investigate an incident at the Hudson River Financial Federal Credit Union in Mohegan Lake. The investigation determined that Ossining ...

  5. 'Ray Donovan' Star Liev Schreiber Faces Harassment Charge In Hudson Valley

    'Ray Donovan' Star Liev Schreiber Faces Harassment Charge In Hudson Valley

    Hudson Valley resident Liev Schreiber is due to appear in court on Tuesday to be arraigned for allegedly harassing a photographer.The “Ray Donovan” star allegedly pushed a camera away from him in Nyack when a flash went off around his face. There was no physical contact with the photographer.Schreiber, 50, owns a home in Dutchess County. The alleged incident happened in June while he ...

  6. New Round Of Weekday I-684 Closures Underway

    New Round Of Weekday I-684 Closures Underway

    There will be road closures and delays in the area for five days on I-684 in Westchester.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert warning that there will be weekday lane closures from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on I-684 south between Exit 2 (Route 120) in North Castle and Exit 1 (Entrance to I-287) in Harrison.The closures began on Monday, Aug. 13, and should last ...

  7. Westchester Man To Be Sentenced For Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    Westchester Man To Be Sentenced For Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    Julius Reich, who admitted to killing his wife in their Scarsdale home more than two years ago, is due to appear in court this week for sentencing.In May, 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.It was the first homicide in Scarsdale in ...

  8. Tree Blocking Route 120 Tops North Castle Police Blotter

    Tree Blocking Route 120 Tops North Castle Police Blotter

    A North Castle Police Officer came to the rescue of multiple motorists, moving a tree trunk that had been blocking Route 120.A member of the Westchester County Police Department reported to the North Castle Police Department shortly before 1 p.m. on Aug. 3 that there was a piece of a large tree in the roadway, near IBM and Swiss Re, blocking the roadway to motorists attempting to drive ...

  9. $5.2M Post Road Paving Project Set To Begin In Westchester

    $5.2M Post Road Paving Project Set To Begin In Westchester

    A multi-million dollar paving project is set to begin on one of Scarsdale’s busiest roadways.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert on Friday, cautioning that beginning on Monday, Aug.6, a $5.2 million repaving project will begin on Post Road in Scarsdale.According to officials, “the NYSDOT is going to do the job right so that it addresses a variety of existing ...

  10. Large Truck Leaking Fuel Causes Road Closure In Ossining

    Large Truck Leaking Fuel Causes Road Closure In Ossining

    Update: Police said that the scene is nearly cleaned up, and Main Street is expected to reopen at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday afternoon.All hands were on deck Monday morning on Main Street in Ossining, as crews worked quickly to clean up a massive oil spill in the area that forced a lengthy road closure.Main Street remains closed between South Highland Avenue and State Street due to ...

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