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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Thousands Ticketed In Statewide Crackdown On Speeding, Aggressive Drivers

    Thousands Ticketed In Statewide Crackdown On Speeding, Aggressive Drivers

    More than 21,000 tickets were doled out by police during a statewide crackdown on aggressive and speeding drivers in New York State.From June 7 through June 13, New York State Police issued 21,864 tickets during its annual “Speed Week” campaign, where they target aggressive drivers using marked patrol and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement vehicles in an effort to encourage ...

  2. Fake ID, Underage Drinking Summer Sweep Starts Statewide

    Fake ID, Underage Drinking Summer Sweep Starts Statewide

    With summer’s arrival, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced “Operation Prevent,” the state’s annual initiative to crack down on underage drinking and fake IDs.Cuomo announced that DMV investigators, members of the New York State Police and local law enforcement officials have launched their 2017 summer concert crackdown, making dozens of arrests in May.According to Cuomo, as part of ...

  3. Route 119 Lane Closures Announced

    Route 119 Lane Closures Announced

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists planning to travel on Route 119 in Westchester next week can expect delays as crews complete maintenance activity in the area.Beginning on Tuesday, June 27, and extending through Thursday, June 29, motorists can expect delays as there are various single lane closures on both sides of the roadway scheduled between Taxter Road and Route 124 (Aqueduct ...

  4. Bill To Ban Barges In Hudson Valley Awaiting Cuomo's Approval

    Bill To Ban Barges In Hudson Valley Awaiting Cuomo's Approval

    A bill to prevent the creation of anchorage sites in the Hudson River has passed the New York State Assembly and Senate, and will now head to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk before it can be signed into law.Earlier this year, bi-partisan Hudson Valley officials came together at the Yonkers waterfront to announce additional legislation that would stop the U.S. Coast Guard’s proposal that ...

  5. Family Domestic Dispute Leads To Felony Charges For Westchester Man

    Family Domestic Dispute Leads To Felony Charges For Westchester Man

    A 36-year-old Westchester man was arrested on multiple felony charges following a domestic dispute in Mount Kisco.Westchester County Police officers were dispatched to a West Main Street home where there were reports of a domestic incident shortly before 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, polices spokesman Kieran O’Leary said on Friday.Upon arrival, police determined that there had been a family ...

  6. Lawsuit: Transgender Hostess Harassed, Mocked At Westchester Applebee's

    Lawsuit: Transgender Hostess Harassed, Mocked At Westchester Applebee's

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The firing of a transgender employee at a Westchester Applebee’s over alleged sexual harassment has led to a discrimination lawsuit from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.A Title VII lawsuit was filed by the EEOC, the organization announced on Friday, against Apple Metro Inc., which operates Applebee’s in Westchester, following the alleged incident, ...

  7. Security Increased At Abandoned Port Chester Hospital After Teen's Death

    Security Increased At Abandoned Port Chester Hospital After Teen's Death

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - As Port Chester continues to mourn the loss of 14-year-old Chris Aguilar, security has been stepped up at the abandoned hospital where he died, which was a frequent hangout for teenagers.Aguilar, who was a freshman at Port Chester High School, fell through the roof of the former United Hospital on Tuesday, falling several stories to his death in front of ...

  8. Trump Aide, Yorktown HS Grad Forced To Declare Bankruptcy Over Illness
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    Trump Aide, Yorktown HS Grad Forced To Declare Bankruptcy Over Illness Sec

    An aide of President Donald Trump that graduated from Yorktown High School was forced declared bankruptcy while his wife suffered from a chronic disease.A story reported in the Daily Beast on Friday depicts the tale of Yorktown native - and Hopewell Junction resident - Dan Scavino, Trump’s social media director whose wife has suffered from Lyme disease for more than a decade.Scavino ...

  9. Hudson Valley Well Represented At WFAN 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Hudson Valley Well Represented At WFAN 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Some Hudson Valley dignitaries were in the house for WFAN Radio’s 30th anniversary to celebrate three decades for the one of the country’s longest running 24-hour sports talk radio channels.Among those in attendance at the 30th Anniversary celebration at Grand Central Terminal were Dutchess County resident Sweeny Murti, Scarsdale native Ed Coleman, Suzyn Waldman of Yorktown Heights and ...

  10. Police Officer In Hudson Valley Charged With Having Sex With Minor

    Police Officer In Hudson Valley Charged With Having Sex With Minor

    A Hudson Valley police officer has been charged with allegedly raping a minor.New York State Police have announced the arrest of 25-year-old Woodridge resident Yermia “Jeremy” Solomon, an officer with the Monticello Police Department, after an investigation determined that he had engaged in sexual relations with a minor who was less than 17-years-old.Police said that Solomon has been ...

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