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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. Westchester County Police Pilots Help Nab Group Illegally Dumping Debris

    Westchester County Police Pilots Help Nab Group Illegally Dumping Debris

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A group of men were busted by some eagle-eyed Westchester County Police pilots, who spotted them illegally dumping debris in Yonkers from the sky.The Yonkers Police Department was alerted by the pilots at approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday night to a group of three men who were in the process of dumping furniture illegally in the parking lot next to Cook Field. ...

  2. Westchester Teen Featured On NBC's 'Today' Show

    Westchester Teen Featured On NBC's 'Today' Show

    A mother and son duo doing good work in Westchester was highlighted nationally for their efforts brightening the lives of seniors.New Rochelle High School senior Nicholas Pallotta and his mother, Maureen, were featured on the NBC "Today" show recently for their volunteer work with Meals on Wheels in New Rochelle, where they deliver food to seniors in need.Each year, it is ...

  3. Mortage Lender Takes Back Nevele Grand Resort Property For $3.5 Million

    Mortage Lender Takes Back Nevele Grand Resort Property For $3.5 Million

    The mortgage lender that put up the historic Nevele Grand Resort for auction has taken back the property for several million dollars.Mortgage lender iStar takes back the property for $3.5 million after being the only bidder at an auction for the land that was held on Friday. It had initially been put up for sale in November with an asking price more than double what iStar paid.According ...

  4. Teen Caught After Fleeing Domestic Dispute Near Somers Border, Police Say

    Teen Caught After Fleeing Domestic Dispute Near Somers Border, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A White Plains teenager is facing multiple charges after allegedly getting into a dispute with his victim and refusing to allow her to call for help, police said.New York State Police officers were dispatched to the Shell gas station on Route 22 in North Salem on Wednesday after a domestic dispute was reported by the station’s attendant.Police said that the ...

  5. Details Released After 36 Arrested In Massive Westchester Drug Bust

    Details Released After 36 Arrested In Massive Westchester Drug Bust

    Federal officials have released details after dozens of men were arrested on Thursday in a massive drug sweep in New Rochelle.Of the 36 people arrested in connection to the drug selling operation, 19 were charged in White Plains Federal Court with narcotics conspiracy, Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced on Friday.Kim said that ...

  6. 18 Face DWI Charges In Hudson Valley During Four-Day Stretch

    18 Face DWI Charges In Hudson Valley During Four-Day Stretch

    New York State Police troopers busted more than a dozen Hudson Valley motorists over the weekend for allegedly driving while intoxicated on drugs or alcohol.During a stretch between Friday, Dec. 8 and Monday, Dec. 11, state police arrested 15 people for drinking and driving, and another three for drug possession throughout the Hudson Valley.Among those facing charges:On Dec. 8, troopers ...

  7. Westchester Mother Sentenced For Throwing Newborn Out Of Window

    Westchester Mother Sentenced For Throwing Newborn Out Of Window

    The Westchester mother who admitted to throwing a newborn baby out of a window to her death two years ago is heading to prison.Jennifer Berry of Yonkers has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years probation after pleading 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 ...

  8. Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Sued For Black Lives Matter Statements

    Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Sued For Black Lives Matter Statements

    Fox News personality and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro is being sued by a civil rights activist who is claiming he was defamed while the host discussed Black Lives Matter on her show.DeRay McKesson has filed a lawsuit against Fox News and Pirro, accusing her of slandering him during a segment when she talked about a police officer’s defunct lawsuit against ...

  9. Police Apprehend 36 Suspected Drug Dealers In Westchester Sweep

    Police Apprehend 36 Suspected Drug Dealers In Westchester Sweep

    Click here for an updated story: Details Released After 36 Arrested In Massive Drug BustEarlier report:More than 30 arrests were made Thursday during a wide-ranging drug sweep throughout New Rochelle.The arrests come on the heels of two months-long investigations into the sale of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin. The investigations, dubbed “Operation Birdcage” and “Operation Fresh ...

  10. Previously Targeted Westchester Gas Station Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Say

    Previously Targeted Westchester Gas Station Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Say

    An investigation is underway following the armed robbery of a Shell station on Wednesday night in Edgemont, police said.Shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, Greenburgh police were dispatched to the Shell Station on South Central Avenue in Edgemont following reports of an armed robbery.Police said that the lone clerk reported that a Hispanic man wearing a ski mask entered the ...

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