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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. Bedford Man Wanted For DWI Busted Drinking, Driving Again, Police Say

    Bedford Man Wanted For DWI Busted Drinking, Driving Again, Police Say

    A Bedford man wanted for a DWI bench warrant in Putnam County was busted by state police allegedly drinking and driving an illegal vehicle in Westchester over the weekend.New York State Police troopers patrolled Banksville-Bedford Road at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday to continue an active bench warrant investigation for 37-year-old Martinez Lazaro, who is wanted after receiving a DWI ...

  2. Police Investigating Gift Card Scam Of Elderly Man In Westchester

    Police Investigating Gift Card Scam Of Elderly Man In Westchester

    Police are cautioning residents to be on alert after a scammer took a 77-year-old man for hundreds of dollars in gift cards pretending to be working for Apple.A Sage Terrace homeowner reported to Scarsdale police over the weekend that he had been the victim of a scam after receiving several voicemail messages claiming that a there was a security breach on his Apple devices.Police said ...

  3. Police Nab Woman With BAC More Than Triple Legal Limit In Westchester

    Police Nab Woman With BAC More Than Triple Legal Limit In Westchester

    A 40-year-old woman is now facing multiple felony charges after being busted by police in Scarsdale for drinking and driving with a blood alcohol content more than triple the legal limit on Monday morning.Officers in Scarsdale were on patrol shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning when they spotted a Honda Accord swerving across the double yellow line on Weaver Street, into the ...

  4. Expect Delays: Taconic Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    Expect Delays: Taconic Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

     Motorists planning on traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant next week may see delays as contracting crews performing maintenance work in the area will close multiple lanes.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that double lane closures are expected on the Parkway between the Sprain Brook Parkway split and Route 117 in Mount Pleasant beginning on ...

  5. Ex-Cuomo Aide From Westchester Threatened Four State Employees, Feds Say

    Ex-Cuomo Aide From Westchester Threatened Four State Employees, Feds Say

    Northern Westchester resident Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is facing federal corruption charges that state he threatened at least four New York State employees on multiple occasions while working on the governor’s campaign.In a letter filed in court this week, prosecutors claim that at “on at least three occasions, between 2011 and 2016, while employed as the ...

  6. A Decade Later, Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Condos Open In Bronxville

    A Decade Later, Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Condos Open In Bronxville

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - After more than a decade of development, VillaBXV is welcoming residents to its luxury downtown condominiums in the heart of Bronxville.Officials opened the doors to VillaBXV this week, finally unveiling the 53-home building on Kensington Road, more than a decade after the plan for the property was first introduced.Developers have been attempting to redevelop ...

  7. Tentative Deal Reached To Avert Westchester School Bus Strike

    Tentative Deal Reached To Avert Westchester School Bus Strike

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A tentative three-year agreement has been reached between Transport Workers Union Local 100 and First Mile Square bus amid threats of a driver’s strike on Monday.Union officials from Transport Workers Union Local 100 announced on Thursday that school bus drivers would go on strike beginning on Monday if they couldn’t reach an agreement on a new contract with ...

  8. Music Promoter Charged With Killing Westchester Man

    Music Promoter Charged With Killing Westchester Man

    Police have arrested the man who allegedly shot and killed a 22-year-old soldier from Westchester outside a nightclub in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday.Marshall Marion Wilson has been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm in Washington for allegedly fatally shooting Da'Quan Foster, a Yonkers native who grew up in New Rochelle.The ...

  9. Westchester Private Nurse Pleads Guilty To Stealing $390K In Medicaid Money

    Westchester Private Nurse Pleads Guilty To Stealing $390K In Medicaid Money

    A registered nurse in Westchester County has been sentenced to time in jail after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $400,000 by making false claims regarding care to severely disabled patients he never provided.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that 47-year-old Collins Anyanwu-Mueller will serve one year in jail and must pay full restitution for stealing more than $390,000 ...

  10. Heads Up, Westchester: Security Heightened After Deadly  NYC Terror Attack

    Heads Up, Westchester: Security Heightened After Deadly NYC Terror Attack

    Security will be beefed up throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and the metro area following Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in Manhattan that took the lives of eight people.Commuters may notice a heavier than usual police presence on trains and subways, specialized counter-terrorist units patrolling possible targets and an increase in police patrols near busy roadways, parks and ...

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