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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. ID Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester

    ID Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Officials have identified the 45-year-old man who was fatally struck by a train early on Wednesday morning near the Metro-North Train station in Port Chester, leading to delays for commuters traveling on the New Haven Line.Port Chester resident Jose Reyes Hernandez was struck shortly before 5:30 a.m. by a train from Stamford due to arrive in Grand Central ...

  2. Will You Be Playing, Cortlandt? Powerball Jackpot Hits Half A Billion

    Will You Be Playing, Cortlandt? Powerball Jackpot Hits Half A Billion

    This story has been updated.Feel like trying your luck? Hudson Valley residents are lining up to purchase tickets Saturday as New York’s biggest lotto jackpot for the Powerball continue to approach a billion dollars.The numbers for a $432 million were drawn on Wednesday, but no winning tickets were sold in New York. The numbers drawn on Wednesday were 9-15-43-60-64 with a Powerball ...

  3. Tractor-Trailer Hits Bridge, Causing Gridlock On Hutch

    Tractor-Trailer Hits Bridge, Causing Gridlock On Hutch

    Traffic was temporarily tied up in Westchester after a tractor-trailer struck a bridge on King Street in Rye Brook.A truck traveling northbound on the Hutchinson River Parkway struck a bridge early on Friday morning, prompting police to shut down one lane of the roadway as crews cleaned up.Police said that the scene has since been cleared and traffic is now moving smoothly in the area. ...

  4. Music Festival To Close Down Road In Yorktown

    Music Festival To Close Down Road In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A stretch of Veterans Road will be closed on Saturday in Yorktown as the local Lions Club celebrates their annual music festival.The Yorktown Police Department issued an alert to local residents that Veterans Road will be closed between Commerce Street and Maple Hill Street between 6 and 10 p.m. on Saturday for the “Saturday Music Festival,” which the club is sponsoring ...

  5. Car Fire Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    Car Fire Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A car fire temporarily shut down a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway on Wednesday night near the New Rochelle-Scarsdale town line.Fire crews were dispatched to the parkway at shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, near the Weaver Street exit, where there was a reported vehicle fire, Westchester County Police confirmed on Thursday.According to the Scarsdale ...

  6. Know Him? Police Search For Suspect In Suspicious Peekskill Incident

    Know Him? Police Search For Suspect In Suspicious Peekskill Incident

     Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a suspect who was recently involved in a “suspicious incident" in Peekskill.The Peekskill Police Department issued an alert for a suspect who was wearing a halloween mask who was seen acting suspiciously in the area. Police did not release further details regarding the nature of the incident.Anyone with information ...

  7. Officials Break Ground On Latest Downtown Complex In New Rochelle

    Officials Break Ground On Latest Downtown Complex In New Rochelle

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - As the “most ambitious downtown redevelopment in New Rochelle history” continues, city officials have broken ground on a new apartment complex designed to attract young, up-and-coming professionals.New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and Megalith Capital Management CEO Sam Sidhu were on hand Wednesday afternoon to break ground on “The Printhouse,” a complex featuring ...

  8. Serious Crash Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    Serious Crash Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A car fire temporarily shut down a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway on Wednesday night near the New Rochelle-Scarsdale town line.Fire crews were dispatched to the parkway at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday, near the Weaver Street exit, where there was a reported vehicle fire, Westchester County Police confirmed on Thursday.The fire was quickly ...

  9. Raccoon That Attacked Dog In Peekskill Had Rabies

    Raccoon That Attacked Dog In Peekskill Had Rabies

    A raccoon was found to have rabies after attacking a pet dog in Peekskill, authorities said Thursday.The rabid raccoon attacked a pet dog and was very aggressive toward people who attempted to approach on Woodale Avenue in Peekskill in the Tuesday, Aug. 8 incident, Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler said.Anyone bitten by a rabid animal or having contact with its ...

  10. New Tappan Zee Bridge Bus System Will Provide More Options For Commuters

    New Tappan Zee Bridge Bus System Will Provide More Options For Commuters

    Commuters in the Hudson Valley will soon have new transportation options between Westchester and Rockland County as part of the new bus system running on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.Local and state officials announced $13.5 million in grant funding has been pledged toward a rapid bus system running from White Plains to Port Chester. There will also be a bus service to replace the current ...

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