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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. Man Wanted For Promoting Prostitution In Hudson Valley

    Man Wanted For Promoting Prostitution In Hudson Valley

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man who was charged with promoting prostitution and failed to appear in court to answer the charges.An alert was issued on Friday by the Ramapo Police Department regarding Hervin Leal-Martinez, who was among six people arrested as part of a bust in Spring Valley in June.Leal-Martinez, 27, ...

  2. Emergency Closing Ordered At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    Emergency Closing Ordered At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    After being forced to immediately cancel classes on Monday afternoon due to positive testing for mold in sections of a Westchester school, district officials announced the school will remain closed temporarily.An emergency closing of the K-8 school, Paideia School 15 in Yonkers, was ordered when ceiling tiles in the building tested positive for mold. Officials said that “out of an ...

  3. Atka, 'Most Magnificent Wolf' At Northern Westchester Conservation Center, Dies At 16

    Atka, 'Most Magnificent Wolf' At Northern Westchester Conservation Center, Dies At 16

    The staple at the Wolf Conservation Center in Northern Westchester died in his sleep over the weekend at 16 years old.Surrounded by his family at the South Salem facility, Atka died quickly and painlessly overnight on Saturday, Sept. 22. Staff at the Wolf Conservation Center called Atka, “the most magnificent wolf we have ever known.”According to staff members at the Wolf Conservation ...

  4. Second Northern Westchester Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Minors

    Second Northern Westchester Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Minors

    A second vape shop in Northern Westchester was busted selling nicotine to a minor as local and county law enforcement agencies continue undercover operations in the area.Last week, Westchester County Police sent a minor under the age of 21 into three stores in Cortlandt as part of continued compliance checks to ensure that vape and tobacco shops comply with county laws.The minor first ...

  5. Suspect In Multiple Thefts At Yorktown Gas Stations Caught After Foot Chase

    Suspect In Multiple Thefts At Yorktown Gas Stations Caught After Foot Chase

    A suspect implicated in the theft of cigarettes from area gas stations injured an attendant and Good Samaritan who chased him down following an alleged robbery over the weekend until police could intervene in Northern Westchester.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to the Shell station on Commerce Street at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, where ...

  6. NY Illegally Moving Sex Offenders Into Group Homes With Disabled, Report Says

    NY Illegally Moving Sex Offenders Into Group Homes With Disabled, Report Says

    Registered sex offenders with some of the state’s worst designations are being illegally moved into group homes with developmentally disabled individuals, according to a report by upstate radio station WENY.The report states that as many as 25 sexual offenders have been moved within group homes and facilities by the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities ...

  7. Weekday Saw Mill River Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    Weekday Saw Mill River Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    There will be single- and double-lane closures on the Saw Mill River Parkway for more than a week in Westchester as crews perform construction work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an advisory to motorists warning that there will be weekday closures from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on Monday, Sept. 24 in both directions of the parkway between the New ...

  8. Seen Him? Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For ID Theft

    Seen Him? Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For ID Theft

    Have you seen him?New York State Police investigators in Middletown are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a man wanted for stealing someone’s identity and failing to pay fines related to his arrest.An alert has been issued for Victor Caldwell III, who was arrested on a third-degree identity theft charge after an investigation found that he used another person’s ...

  9. Police Dish Out Citations For Alcohol In Northern Westchester After Strange 911 Call

    Police Dish Out Citations For Alcohol In Northern Westchester After Strange 911 Call

    A man and woman were cited by police in Westchester for violating alcoholic beverage control laws during a call to 911.New York State Police troopers transferred a 911 to the North Castle Police Department shortly after 10:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, where there was a woman on the line coughing and a man heavily slurring his words.Police in North Castle said they were unable to get a ...

  10. Warning Issued For Aggressive Fox At Large In Hudson Valley

    Warning Issued For Aggressive Fox At Large In Hudson Valley

    An aggressive fox that may have rabies that was reported in the area has prompted a warning for residents to be wary of the animal.The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health said that on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the fox was seen in Rhinebeck on West Market Street near Starr Library. They noted the behavior may suggest the fox has rabies. It remains at large in the ...

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