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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. Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    State Police are seeking a woman who’s been on the run for nearly a decade following a DWI arrest.An alert was issued from New York State Police in Tarrytown regarding 36-year-old Erika Gomez, who is wanted on a bench warrant for driving while intoxicated dating back to 2008 when she was involved in a crash on the New York State Thruway.Police said that following the crash on June 15, ...

  2. Man At Large After 115 MPH DWI Wrong-Way Southeast Chase

    Man At Large After 115 MPH DWI Wrong-Way Southeast Chase

    State Police are on the lookout for a 22-year-old man who is wanted on a series of charges after allegedly drinking and driving more than 110 mph while attempting to evade police on I-84 in Putnam County late last year.An alert was issued this week for Waterbury, Conn. resident Jose Rosado, who was busted by troopers last October driving 115 mph in the wrong direction on the interstate ...

  3. Area Man Sentenced For Luring Minors To Send Sexually Explicit Photos

    Area Man Sentenced For Luring Minors To Send Sexually Explicit Photos

    A 23-year-old registered sex offender in the Hudson Valley has been sentenced to nearly two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to posing as a child on social media to entice minors for sex.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, announced this week that Robert Garneau of Warwick in Orange County has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison after ...

  4. Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    A man convicted of a pair of violent armed robberies in Orange County has been sentenced to nearly four decades in prison after being found guilty by a jury.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, announced on Friday that Lawrence Brown, 46, has been sentenced to 39 years in state prison after committing two armed robberies using a handgun and binding his ...

  5. Did You Buy Them? Widespread Ice Cream Bar Recall Issued

    Did You Buy Them? Widespread Ice Cream Bar Recall Issued

    Several popular frozen treats have been recalled from Hudson Valley supermarkets following reports that the product may be contaminated.The Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of Fieldbrook Foods Corporation orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 in its New York plant.According to the FDA, both products are being ...

  6. Man Caught With Illegal, Loaded Handgun In I-84 Stop

    Man Caught With Illegal, Loaded Handgun In I-84 Stop

    A traffic stop on I-84 in Dutchess County led to weapons charges for a man in possession of an illegal handgun.State Police troopers from the Wappinger barrack stopped Bronx resident Brandon Burgess at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday morning in Fishkill after he committed a violation of vehicle and traffic law.During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers said that Burgess was found to ...

  7. 23 Charged With DWI In Hudson Valley Checkpoints

    23 Charged With DWI In Hudson Valley Checkpoints

    New York State Police were “out in force” during the holiday season as they conducted a STOP-DWI crackdown enforcement effort, looking to cut down on the number of impaired drivers in the Hudson Valley.Among those busted for DWI include: Dec. 28: Poughkeepsie resident Elvis Taylor, 26, for DWI in Wappinger;Somers resident Charles Heitner, 34, for DWI following a crash in Cortlandt that ...

  8. Police Dish Out 52 Speeding Tickets In I-684 Detail

    Police Dish Out 52 Speeding Tickets In I-684 Detail

    Nearly 100 motorists were ticketed on Wednesday, as New York State Police troopers conducted a special speed enforcement detail on I-684 in Northern Westchester.During the special detail on Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Bedford and North Castle, 52 motorists were cited for speeding on the interstate while another 28 were issued for failure to wear a seatbelt, distracted driving and various ...

  9. K-9 Unit Tracks Down Man Caught Fleeing Lexus Crash On Taconic Parkway

    K-9 Unit Tracks Down Man Caught Fleeing Lexus Crash On Taconic Parkway

    A Dutchess County man took a police K-9 Unit on a wild foot chase through the woods after being involved in a crash that landed his Lexus in a ditch off the Taconic State Parkway.A Putnam County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit was dispatched to a stretch of the parkway in East Fishkill shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, following reports of a single-vehicle accident, where the driver fled ...

  10. Westchester Businessman Sues Dunkin' Donuts For $90M

    Westchester Businessman Sues Dunkin' Donuts For $90M

    A Westchester County business owner is seeking $90 million in restitution from Dunkin’ Donuts, claiming that the franchise irreparably damaged his concession stand at the Westchester County Airport.Sammy El Jamal, a gas station owner and entrepreneur, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this week claiming that Dunkin’ Donuts breached the terms of a franchise agreement the two parties ...

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