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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. Woman Stabbed During Pricing Dispute At Westchester Hardware Store

    Woman Stabbed During Pricing Dispute At Westchester Hardware Store

    EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - A woman was allegedly stabbed during a racially-charged dispute over prices at an Eastchester hardware store, according to a News12 report.Diesha Rushie was shopping for a mirror at Cornell’s True Value in Eastchester, according to the report, and when she went to pay, the merchandise came up as more expensive then the advertised cost, leading to an ...

  2. Police Presence Beefed Up Outside Westchester HS After Latest Stabbing

    Police Presence Beefed Up Outside Westchester HS After Latest Stabbing

    The New Rochelle Police Department will have an increased uniformed presence at the high school moving forward, according to city and school officials following the third violent stabbing incident in a little over a week.In a joint statement released Thursday afternoon following the third stabbing incident reported near the high school in five days, city and school officials stated that ...

  3. Police: Westchester HS Student Suffers Two Stab Wounds In Latest Incident

    Police: Westchester HS Student Suffers Two Stab Wounds In Latest Incident

    Police are investigating another violent incident involving students at the New Rochelle High School.According to police, a stabbing occurred Thursday morning, a day after a teen suffered a laceration on his hand during an altercation, and eight days after New Rochelle High School junior Valaree Schwab was fatally stabbed outside a local building near the school.New Rochelle Police ...

  4. Off-Duty Firefighters Help Battle Blaze In Northern Westchester

    Off-Duty Firefighters Help Battle Blaze In Northern Westchester

    A firefighter is never off duty.Five off-duty career firefighters were among those called to a Peekskill structure fire on Tuesday that left a residence with damage and temporarily displaced several residents.Firefighters in Peekskill were dispatched at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon to a reported structure fire near the intersection of North James Street and Howard Street. ...

  5. Teen Accused Of Fatal Stabbing Of Westchester HS Student Appears In Court

    Teen Accused Of Fatal Stabbing Of Westchester HS Student Appears In Court

    The 16-year-old Yonkers teenager facing a murder charge after fatally stabbing a fellow New Rochelle High School student last week appeared in New Rochelle City Court on Wednesday.Z’inah Brown surrendered herself at the New Rochelle Police Department last Thursday, where she was booked for second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing Valaree Schwab twice with a steak knife last week, ...

  6. 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 the Hudson Valley 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 that Lawrence Brown, 46, has been sentenced to 39 years in state prison after committing two armed robberies using a handgun and binding his ...

  7. Popular Westchester Brewery Takes Its Talents, Flavors To The Midwest

    Popular Westchester Brewery Takes Its Talents, Flavors To The Midwest

    A popular Westchester beer brewery is taking its show on the road.Broken Bow Brewery in Tuckahoe announced a new collaboration with NoCoast Beer Company in Oskaloosa, Iowa, which will bring the popular Westchester County beer to the Midwest.Through the agreement, NoCoast will brew various Broken Bow craft flavors that will then be distributed by Mahaska Distributors in Iowa to several ...

  8. Hudson Valley Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    Hudson Valley Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    A Dutchess County fuel-oil dealer is once again in the crosshairs of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, this time for failing to deliver heating oil and services to customers that paid tens of thousands of dollars to the company in advance.Schneiderman announced that Champion Fuel and Service Corporation - which maintained an office in Wappingers Falls - and its owner, David DeSilva, ...

  9. Officials Ground Airline That Crashed, Killing Popular Westchester Family

    Officials Ground Airline That Crashed, Killing Popular Westchester Family

    The Costa Rican charter company that operated the plane that killed a popular Scarsdale family in Costa Rica on New Year’s Eve has had its services suspended by aviation officials in South America.Nature Air has been grounded, with its operations suspended until further notice by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation in Costa Rica, following the holiday crash that took the lives of ...

  10. Second Westchester HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    Second Westchester HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    A week after a New Rochelle High School junior was fatally stabbed during a fight, a second student suffered a lacerated hand during an altercation on Wednesday, police said.Officers from the New Rochelle Police Department were dispatched to Gemelli Pizzeria shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, following reports of a fight involving several students from the high school.Upon ...

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