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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Tick Control Methods On Public Lands Expanding In Hudson Valley

    Tick Control Methods On Public Lands Expanding In Hudson Valley

    Health officials in New York are rolling out a new plan to control tick populations in the Hudson Valley as warmer temperatures arrive in the region.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week “an aggressive Lyme and tick-borne disease control plan to control tick populations on public lands, increase public awareness and access to available data, and create a working group to ...

  7. Bridge To Be Named For Slain Westchester Pro Baseball Prospect

    Bridge To Be Named For Slain Westchester Pro Baseball Prospect

    City officials in Yonkers are set to dedicate the Stockbridge Road in honor of Michael Nolan, a former city resident and Oakland Athletics baseball prospect who was shot and killed in the city in September 2015.There will be a ceremony at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, on the corner of Stockbridge Road and Middleboro Drive, dedicating the bridge to Nolan. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano will ...

  8. Former Westchester Football Standout Signs With Baltimore Ravens

    Former Westchester Football Standout Signs With Baltimore Ravens

    A former standout football standout from Westchester is taking his talents to the Baltimore Ravens.White Plains resident Da’Sean Downey, a former defensive end for the University of Massachusetts, has been picked up by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent following the NFL draft last month.Downey was named to the first-team Eastern College Athletic Conference squad after becoming a ...

  9. NYPD Officers, Including Just Married Groom, ID'd As Maserati Crash Victims

    NYPD Officers, Including Just Married Groom, ID'd As Maserati Crash Victims

    Two off-duty NYPD officers from Long Island, one of whom was a groom on his wedding night, were killed when their rented Maserati struck a tree in the Hudson Valley over the weekend.Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, state police troopers from Kingston were dispatched to Oliveria Road in Shandaken, just west of Woodstock, where there was a report of a one-vehicle crash in the ...

  10. Mount Pleasant Central School District Decides On New Superintendent

    Mount Pleasant Central School District Decides On New Superintendent

    An exhaustive search has resulted in the Mount Pleasant Board of Education deciding on an experienced Orange County educator who lives in Dutchess to take over as the newest Superintendent of Schools.In January, current Superintendent Susan Guiney announced that she will be retiring at the end of the academic year, effective in July, prompting a nationwide search for her replacement, ...

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