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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. County Police Arrest Mount Kisco Man Following Alleged Domestic Dispute

    County Police Arrest Mount Kisco Man Following Alleged Domestic Dispute

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Mount Kisco man is facing multiple charges following a domestic disturbance at his home, when he allegedly assaulted several people.Westchester County Police officers were dispatched to a Valley View Terrace residence shortly before 6 p.m. on Jan. 3, following reports of a disturbance at the home involving 38-year-old Vincenzo Legato.During the subsequent ...

  2. New NY Law Looks To Help Reunite Lost Pets With Owners

    New NY Law Looks To Help Reunite Lost Pets With Owners

    Lost pets may soon be a thing of the past in New York.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law this week that will require found pets to be checked for microchips within 24 hours of being picked up on local streets. The law will require animal shelters and rescue groups that take in lost animals to check if a found pet has a chip or other identifying information that may help ...

  3. Saw Mill Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled For Months

    Saw Mill Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled For Months

    Motorists planning on traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway in southern Westchester may experience delays for several months as crews continue bridge construction in Greenburgh.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that beginning on Monday, Jan. 8, the northbound side of the parkway, between Exit 20 (I-87 to I-287) and Exit 21 (Route 119) will be reduced to a ...

  4. Clear Sidewalks, Mailboxes For Hudson Valley Letter Carriers, USPS Says

    Clear Sidewalks, Mailboxes For Hudson Valley Letter Carriers, USPS Says

    As the Hudson Valley continues to thaw out from Thursday’s winter weather, postal officials are encouraging homeowners to keep walkways, sidewalks and the approaches to mailboxes clear from snow and ice.On the heels of the “bomb cyclone,” which dropped as many as nine inches of snow in the area, and left the region coated in ice on Friday morning, Grayson, Westchester District postal ...

  5. Avoid Romaine Lettuce For Now, Westchester-Based Consumer Reports Says

    Avoid Romaine Lettuce For Now, Westchester-Based Consumer Reports Says

    You may want to avoid romaine lettuce in the produce aisle, following an E. coli outbreak that has inflicted dozens of people throughout the country.Over the past seven weeks, 58 people in the United States and Canada have fallen ill from a strain of E. coli bacteria that is believed to have originated from romaine lettuce that has been recently sold.According to the Centers for Disease ...

  6. Travel Company Investigating Plane Crash That Killed Westchester Family

    Travel Company Investigating Plane Crash That Killed Westchester Family

    The travel company that organized the Costa Rica trip that ended with a fatal New Year’s Eve plane crash that took the lives of 12 - including a prominent Scarsdale family - is working with authorities to “understand the cause of the crash.”A single-engine Cessna plane crashed into a mountain in the province of Guanacaste while en route to Punita Islita, a beach resort on the Pacific ...

  7. Some Still Without Power In Westchester Following Storm

    Some Still Without Power In Westchester Following Storm

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - More than a dozen Con Edison customers remain without power in Westchester County following the “bomb cyclone” storm system that blasted the Hudson Valley on Thursday.As of Friday afternoon, 16 of Con Edison’s 348,198 Westchester customers were without power. According to Con Ed, the estimated time of restoration for those homes is approximately 3 p.m. ...

  8. Off-Duty Cop From Westchester Gets Prison Time For Crash That Killed Friend

    Off-Duty Cop From Westchester Gets Prison Time For Crash That Killed Friend

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - An off-duty New Rochelle police officer who was drinking before he crashed his vehicle last year, killing his best friend, has been sentenced for his role in the fatal incident.Harry Kyreakedes, 28, has been sentenced to a term between two and a half and seven and a half years in state prison after pleading guilty in October to a felony charge of first-degree ...

  9. Trump Taps Former Giuliani Partner As Preet Bharara Replacement

    Trump Taps Former Giuliani Partner As Preet Bharara Replacement

    President Donald Trump has nominated a former law partner of New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to serve as United States Attorney Preet Bharara’s replacement in the Southern District of New York.If confirmed by the Senate in the next 120 days, Geoffrey Berman will take over for Bharara, who was fired last March by the president as he cleaned house from the Obama era. He will serve as an ...

  10. Seen Them? Pair Of Suspicious Men Seen Walking Around Houses In Southeast

    Seen Them? Pair Of Suspicious Men Seen Walking Around Houses In Southeast

    State Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a pair of suspicious men who were skulking around Southeast, looking for houses to enter.Troopers received a report this week regarding two suspicious men who were walking around several Putnam County blocks, “looking for ways to enter” in the areas of Larkspur Road, South Drive and South Road.Police described the two ...

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