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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. Eight Westchester Gang Members Charged In Racketeering, Drug, Firearms Bust

    Eight Westchester Gang Members Charged In Racketeering, Drug, Firearms Bust

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Several members of a Westchester street gang have been indicted on charges that include racketeering, drug and firearm offenses.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the unsealing of an indictment charging eight members of the “Goonies,” whose base of operation is in Mount Vernon.According to the ...

  2. Police Investigating Stolen Motorcycle On Route 22

    Police Investigating Stolen Motorcycle On Route 22

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A motorcycle was stolen off the side of the road on Route 22 in North Castle when the driver went for a stroll in the woods.The North Castle Police Department was notified shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 by a caller who said he had parked his motorcycle in the shoulder of the roadway just south of Rye Lake Bridge so he could go to walk in a nearby ...

  3. Traffic Alert Issued For College Fair In Yorktown

    Traffic Alert Issued For College Fair In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Motorists planning on traveling through Yorktown on Thursday night have been advised to avoid Route 202 as the high school hosts its annual college fair.The Yorktown High School annual college fair is being held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, which is expected to lead to heavy traffic in the area of Route 202. Police caution that parking will be limited for ...

  4. Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Struck While Crossing Westchester Road

    Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Struck While Crossing Westchester Road

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pedestrian was struck by a car in Scarsdale on Thursday morning, leading to the closure of a prominent roadway in the village.Shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday, a pedestrian walking on Brewster Road was struck while crossing Fenimore Road, prompting police to shut down the roadway between Brite Avenue and Dobbs Terrace as police conduct an accident ...

  5. Fire Alarm Saves Yorktown Home From Burning Coffee Maker

    Fire Alarm Saves Yorktown Home From Burning Coffee Maker

    A timely fire alarm may have saved a Yorktown family’s home after they left a coffee burner on the stove and it nearly burned down the residence.Members of the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a Gomer Street home shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, where there was a residential alarm.Upon arrival, firefighters reported that they saw no fire evident from the ...

  6. CBS Show 'Madam Secretary' Films In Westchester

    CBS Show 'Madam Secretary' Films In Westchester

    Hollywood has come to Westchester, as a senior housing provider served as the backdrop for a popular CBS-TV drama for several weeks.The cast and crew of “Madam Secretary” recently filmed several scenes at various sites at Wartburg’s 34-acre campus in Mount Vernon, including shots that include some of the seniors that call Mount Vernon home.During the two week shooting period, scenes ...

  7. Westchester WWII Marine Reinterred At Arlington After Remains Found

    Westchester WWII Marine Reinterred At Arlington After Remains Found

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Marine from Westchester who fought in the Pacific during World War II has been reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery after his remains were discovered after several decades.In 2015, the body of Marine Cpl. Walter Critchley of New Rochelle - who was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division in November 1943 - was discovered at ...

  8. Drug Lab Discovery Leads To Evacuation Of Westchester Apartment Building

    Drug Lab Discovery Leads To Evacuation Of Westchester Apartment Building

    An apartment building was evacuated on Wednesday when police found a drug manufacturing lab, Yonkers Police said.Members of both the Yonkers Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a Yonkers Avenue apartment building after being contacted by Con Edison about the equipment and chemicals.The incident and arrest forced the closure of Yonkers Avenue East between Nepperhan Avenue and ...

  9. Police Investigating Swastikas Painted On Synagogue In Northern Westchester

    Police Investigating Swastikas Painted On Synagogue In Northern Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti that was spray painted onto a Mount Kisco nursery school that sits adjacent to a popular playground.Staff at the Bet Torah synagogue on Smith Avenue in Mount Kisco reported to Westchester County Police on Sunday that they had found two swastikas spray-painted on the wall of the nursery school.Police said that the ...

  10. 'High Risk' Sex Offender Near Somers Reports New Move

    'High Risk' Sex Offender Near Somers Reports New Move

    A registered sexual offender convicted disseminating porn to minors has reported a move out of Putnam County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Putnam residents regarding the residency of 44-year-old Francis Williams, who has reported an address change out of Mahopac and out of state.The Division of Criminal Justice Services has ...

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