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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Report: Ex-Wife's Family May Drop Lawsuit If Durst Reveals Location Of Body

    Report: Ex-Wife's Family May Drop Lawsuit If Durst Reveals Location Of Body

    The family of former Westchester resident Robert Durst’s ex-wife, who he is accused of killing, has offered to drop a $100 million lawsuit against the real estate heir if he reveals the location of her body.Durst - whose life and case was made famous by the HBO miniseries “The Jinx” - has been accused of killing his first wife, Kathleen “Kathie” Durst after she suddenly disappeared in ...

  2. American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall Comes To Westchester

    American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall Comes To Westchester

    A slice of Americana celebrating the lives of more than 50,000 soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam has made its way to Greenburgh.This week, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT)Traveling Vietnam Wall was escorted into Elmsford, down Main Street and North Hillside Avenue before coming to a stop at DeLuca Park, where it will remain open to the public through ...

  3. Bill To Remove Guns From Troubled Students' Homes Pushed By Cuomo

    Bill To Remove Guns From Troubled Students' Homes Pushed By Cuomo

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” bill, which would make the state the first in the nation “to empower teachers and school administrators to prevent school shootings by pursuing court intervention.”Under the law, teachers and school administrators would have the power to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of students deemed troublesome. ...

  4. 'Getaway' Goats Make Quick Exit In Hudson Valley

    'Getaway' Goats Make Quick Exit In Hudson Valley

    You have goat to be kidding me.It's no joke. Police in the Hudson Valley responded to a report of goats in a resident's backyard.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department were dispatched to an Airmont home on Monday morning, where a resident reported that there were two goats in her backyard she couldn’t get to go away.Police said that officers responded to the home, but were unable to ...

  5. Traffic Signal Work Scheduled For Saw Mill River Parkway Postponed

    Traffic Signal Work Scheduled For Saw Mill River Parkway Postponed

    Work planned on a traffic signal on the Saw Mill River Parkway in New Castle has been postponed.The New York State Department of Transportation has issued an alert advising that the traffic signal work expected to be performed at the intersection of the Saw Mill River Parkway and Roaring Brook Road in New Castle, which had initially been scheduled for Friday, has been ...

  6. Know Her? State Police In Somers Seek Info On Grand Larceny, ID Theft Case

    Know Her? State Police In Somers Seek Info On Grand Larceny, ID Theft Case

    Do you know her?New York State Police investigators in Somers are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a local woman who allegedly made an illegal cash withdrawal at a bank.Investigators have released surveillance photos of a suspect who is wanted for questioning in regards to a fraudulent cash withdrawal that was made at Citi Bank on Old Country Road in Mineola ...

  7. Police Issue 73 Tickets In I-684 'Speed Week' Detail

    Police Issue 73 Tickets In I-684 'Speed Week' Detail

    “Speed Week” got off to a rousing start this week, as state police troopers doled out scores of tickets during a special speed enforcement detail on I-684 in Westchester.State police issued 57 speeding tickets, five tickets to motorists not wearing seatbelts and 11 other summons for violations of vehicle and traffic law on Thursday. In total, 73 tickets were given out by ...

  8. Hudson Valley Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Child

    Hudson Valley Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Child

    A joint law enforcement investigation led to the arrest of a Hudson Valley man who allegedly sexually abused a child, state police announced on Friday.The Troop F Child Abuse Unit in Sullivan County announced the arrest of Middletown resident Edward Dunn, 45, following a joint investigation with Sullivan County Child Protective Services, which determined that Dunn allegedly had sexual ...

  9. Probe Into Four Deaths Prompts Massive Kia Recall

    Probe Into Four Deaths Prompts Massive Kia Recall

    More than 500,000 Kias are being recalled after a glitch was discovered that may prevent airbags from deploying, as investigators continue their probe into four deaths that may have been related to the vehicles.The recall of 507,000 Kias comes after the announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it was investigating why airbags had failed to deploy in Kias ...

  10. Ex-Postal Worker Charged In Connection With Westchester Mail Thefts

    Ex-Postal Worker Charged In Connection With Westchester Mail Thefts

    A former U.S. Postal Service employee who recently resigned from her post in Yonkers is among two who local residents who have been arrested in connection to mail theft in the area.Following the recent rash of recently reported stolen mail in the region - which has led to multiple arrests in multiple cases in Westchester - Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Police Commissioner Charles Gardner ...

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