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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. 'Persistent Violent Felony Offender' Guilty Of Assaulting Man In Westchester

    'Persistent Violent Felony Offender' Guilty Of Assaulting Man In Westchester

    A “persistent violent felony offender” already facing two life sentences has been found guilty of beating an older man and stealing his wallet in Westchester.Coty Highsmith of Yonkers was found guilty by a jury of robbery and assault for the beating of a man in his 60s in a city apartment in November. The trial took nine days.On Nov. 28 last year, Highsmith followed the man into a ...

  2. Three Men Charged For Roles In Monthlong Westchester Burglary Spree

    Three Men Charged For Roles In Monthlong Westchester Burglary Spree

    Three men are facing a host of charges for a monthlong burglary ring that spread throughout Westchester.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., announced on Friday that  Valhalla resident Christian Rosa and White Plains resident Damien Williams have been arranged in Westchester County Court in connection to a string of burglaries in the area that were reported ...

  3. Two Admit To Complex Scheme To Steal Luxury Cars In Goldens Bridge

    Two Admit To Complex Scheme To Steal Luxury Cars In Goldens Bridge

    A pair of men have admitted to their roles in a “complex identity fraud scheme” that allowed them to fraudulently “purchase” and possess high-end vehicles from car dealerships throughout Westchester.Bronx residents Jankley Hidalgo, 29 and Jonathan Sevilla, 34, pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree identity theft, felonies, for the theft of a Lexus from Ray Catena Lexus of ...

  4. Wanted: 'Armed, Dangerous' Suspect In Northern Westchester Assault On The Run

    Wanted: 'Armed, Dangerous' Suspect In Northern Westchester Assault On The Run

    Have you seen him?New York State Police investigators are attempting to track down a wanted 27-year-old man who is potentially armed and dangerous.An alert was issued for Erick Grigoroff, who is wanted by the New York State Police and the town of Cortlandt Court for allegedly assaulting several people and causing injuries with a knife. He’s wanted on charges that include assault and ...

  5. Hutchinson River Parkway Stretch Will Be Closed Over Four-Day Period

    Hutchinson River Parkway Stretch Will Be Closed Over Four-Day Period

    The planned closure of a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway that had to be postponed has been rescheduled in Westchester.Last month, the New York State Department of Transportation announced plans for a closure of the parkway on the final weekend of September as part of an ongoing bridge replacement near the Pelham and Mount Vernon border.But the work was postponed and now, the ...

  6. Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Hit-Run Involving Dodge Ram

    Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Hit-Run Involving Dodge Ram

    A 51-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a Dodge Ram pickup truck near an intersection in a hit-and-run.Brendan Dwyer of Monroe in Orange County suffered multiple fractures to his body when he was struck by the pickup truck at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the intersection of Craigville Road and Hasbrouck Road in Goshen. After striking ...

  7. Seven Fairfield County Weeklies Sold To Hearst Newspaper Chain

    Seven Fairfield County Weeklies Sold To Hearst Newspaper Chain

    One week after Hersam Acorn Newspapers (HAN) closed five of its week, the company announced Thursday that it was acquired by the Hearst newspaper chain.The acquisition means Ridgefield-based HAN's remaining selling seven weekly newspaper in Fairfield County will now be owned and operated by Hearst.The deal - financial terms of which were not disclosed - transfers the print and digital ...

  8. Westchester Man Extradited From Scotland Sentenced For Fatal Teen Shooting

    Westchester Man Extradited From Scotland Sentenced For Fatal Teen Shooting

    A man who was extradited from Scotland and returned to Westchester County on a murder charge has been sentenced after fleeing the country following the fatal shooting of a teenager.Yonkers native Sheppard Adeghe, 33, has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison for manslaughter in the shooting death of Elias Flores in 2016. He had faced life in prison on a murder charge before his ...

  9. Westchester Man Arrested For Allegedly Beating Wife In Front Of Son, Police Say

    Westchester Man Arrested For Allegedly Beating Wife In Front Of Son, Police Say

    A woman was allegedly bloodied and beaten in front of her son by her husband, who was arrested by police after being flagged down by a family member in Westchester.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to a Brite Avenue home at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, where there was a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival at the scene, officers were ...

  10. Two Westchester Men Admit To Roles In Fatal Armed Robbery

    Two Westchester Men Admit To Roles In Fatal Armed Robbery

    Two men have admitted to their roles in an armed robbery that left a man dead in Westchester last year.Yonkers residents Kentrell Hill, 20 has pleaded guilty to robbery and Charles Burks, 32, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for their December robbery of 30-year-old Dymere Graham in Yonkers.On Dec. 7 last year, the two men robbed Graham, with Burks shooting him in the buttocks in the ...

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