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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. 35K Felons On Parole Now Can Vote Under Cuomo Executive Order

    35K Felons On Parole Now Can Vote Under Cuomo Executive Order

    Thousands of parolees now have the right to vote following an executive order signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Cuomo signed on Wednesday the executive order, which restores voting rights to an estimated 35,000 men and women on parole in the state. The reform restores the right to vote upon release from incarceration and “reverses disenfranchisement for thousands of New ...

  2. Pair Nabbed With Loaded Pistol, Cocaine In I-684 Stop

    Pair Nabbed With Loaded Pistol, Cocaine In I-684 Stop

    Two men are facing felony weapon and charges after being busted by state police with cocaine and an illegally possessed handgun during a routine traffic stop on I-684 in Putnam County.New York State Police troopers on patrol at approximately 9 p.m. on April 14 conducted a traffic stop of a 2006 GMC being driven by Waterbury resident Kurtis Leduc, 36, on I-684 in Southeast for a series ...

  3. Westchester State Swimming Champ Heading To University Of Hawaii

    Westchester State Swimming Champ Heading To University Of Hawaii

    One of Westchester’s finest amateur swimmers is taking his talents to the Aloha State.New Rochelle High School senior Michael Lawson, who became a two-time state champion this year, announced his intention to head to Hawaii following graduation, where he will take to the pool at the University of Hawaii.An all-American, Lawson has competed in the New York State High School Swimming ...

  4. Westchester Toddler Killed By Blunt Force Trauma, Medical Examiner Says

    Westchester Toddler Killed By Blunt Force Trauma, Medical Examiner Says

    An autopsy performed by the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that the toddler who was killed by his father earlier this week died from blunt force trauma to his body.The 2-year-old boy was found unresponsive by his mother on Monday night in the Esplande Gardens apartment building in Mount Vernon when she returned home from work. After rushing him to Montefiore ...

  5. Duo Nabbed For Trying To Cash Fake $14K Check In Westchester

    Duo Nabbed For Trying To Cash Fake $14K Check In Westchester

    Two men are facing criminal charges after allegedly attempting to cash a fraudulent check for nearly $14,000 in Westchester, police said.Bronxville Police Chief Christopher Satriale announced the arrests of Bronx residents Chaz Broadnax, 26, and Andrew Barrington, 29, who were busted cashing a fake check worth $13,963.20 at a local bank.A bank manager at a Bronxville branch alerted ...

  6. Children Hospitalized After DWI Driver Crashes In Area

    Children Hospitalized After DWI Driver Crashes In Area

    A 38-year-old man is facing a series of charges after receiving his second DWI conviction in 10 years following a state police investigation into a crash on I-84 in Putnam County while he had two children in the back seat not wearing seatbelts.New York State Police troopers launched an investigation into a motor vehicle crash on I-84 at approximately 7 p.m. on April 14 in Kent.Troopers ...

  7. Weekslong Hutchinson River Parkway Lane Closures Start

    Weekslong Hutchinson River Parkway Lane Closures Start

    Motorists planning on traveling on the Hutchinson River Parkway can expect delays of up to 20 minutes for several weeks as contracting crews begin an extensive construction project in the area.The closures now underway are expected to last through Friday, May 10, leading to lengthy delays.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert to Westchester residents, warning ...

  8. Father Charged With Murder In Death Of Westchester Toddler

    Father Charged With Murder In Death Of Westchester Toddler

    The 34-year-old father of the toddler who was found unresponsive in a Westchester apartment on Monday night has been charged with murder.Following a swift investigation, police have arrested Lloyd Scott of Mount Vernon, who has been charged with second-degree murder after his son was found unresponsive in their Esplande Gardens apartment by his mother, who rushed him to Montefiore Mount ...

  9. Starbucks Will Close More Than 8K Stores For Day Of Racial-Bias Training

    Starbucks Will Close More Than 8K Stores For Day Of Racial-Bias Training

    More than 8,000 Starbucks will be closed during the afternoon for one day next month as the company conducts racial-bias education following racial complaints at several stores and the highly publicized arrests of two African-Americans at a Philadelphia store.The training will be provided to more than 175,000 employees across the country on Tuesday, May 29, led by nationally recognized ...

  10. Death Of Westchester Toddler Being Treated As A Homicide, Report Says

    Death Of Westchester Toddler Being Treated As A Homicide, Report Says

    Police are investigating the “suspicious” death of a toddler found dead in an apartment on Monday night as a homicide, according to an NBC New York report.The 2-year-old was found inside the Esplande Gardens apartment complex in Mount Vernon by his mother at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, according to officials. He was reportedly found unresponsive by his mother, who rushed him to a ...

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