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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. DWI Patrols Will Be Ramped Up In Putnam Over Holiday Weekend, Sheriff Says

    DWI Patrols Will Be Ramped Up In Putnam Over Holiday Weekend, Sheriff Says

    With Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of the summer driving season here, local and county police in Putnam County are teaming up in an effort to curtail impaired drivers in the region.Beginning on Friday, May 25, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Carmel Police Department and Kent Police Department will be participating in a special enforcement detail targeting ...

  2. Chipotle Closing New York Offices, Moving To West Coast

    Chipotle Closing New York Offices, Moving To West Coast

    Chipotle Mexican Grill is trading New York for Southern California.The popular fast-casual chain announced this week that it will be closing the doors of its New York and Denver headquarters as it plans a relocation to Newport Beach. It becomes the latest chain restaurant to relocate to that area, joining Del Taco, In-and-Out, Taco Bell and others.The relocation is expected to be ...

  3. DWI Motorist Found Slumped Over Wheel At Route 22 Gas Station, Sheriff Says

    DWI Motorist Found Slumped Over Wheel At Route 22 Gas Station, Sheriff Says

    A man found slumped over the front seat of his car at a Southeast gas station is facing a misdemeanor charge after being found with a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit.Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley, Jr. announced this week that Mahopac resident Dante Frazer, 24, is facing DWI charges after he was found shortly before 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, passed out in ...

  4. DA: Fugitive Teen In Westchester HS Stabbing Faces Attempted Murder Charge

    DA: Fugitive Teen In Westchester HS Stabbing Faces Attempted Murder Charge

    A Westchester County teenager has been arraigned on an attempted murder charge for his role in a high school stabbing after recently being extradited from Alabama following a four-month manhunt.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Thursday that New Rochelle resident Bryan Stamps, 15, has been charged as a juvenile offender on charges that ...

  5. Yorktown Man Caught With 5 Pounds Of Pot After Car Runs Out Of Gas

    Yorktown Man Caught With 5 Pounds Of Pot After Car Runs Out Of Gas

    A Westchester County man is facing felony drug charges after running out of gas in Putnam County and being busted with more than five pounds of marijuana and concentrated cannabis.A Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20 in Putnam Valley attempted to offer an assist to Yorktown Heights resident Thomas Disieno, 36, when he spotted him stopped ...

  6. Report: Westchester School District Investigating Potential Grade Inflation

    Report: Westchester School District Investigating Potential Grade Inflation

    Officials from the New Rochelle School District are investigating a potential case of grade inflation and “questionable practices,” regarding the high school’s online classroom program according to a lohud report released this week.According to the report, documents obtained show a “pattern of someone entering perfect scores for some seniors’ work” in 2016 in the stretch leading into ...

  7. Recall Issued For Crayons That May Contain Glass

    Recall Issued For Crayons That May Contain Glass

    Parents are being warned to double-check their children’s crayons following a federal recall of multi-color sets that contain glass in them.The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recently recalled thousands of sets of Colorations brand extra-large crayons, when glass was found in red crayons, posing a potential risk of laceration to the user.The recall is specific to ...

  8. Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Stabbing Of Co-Worker At Westchester Restaurant

    Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Stabbing Of Co-Worker At Westchester Restaurant

    A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his co-worker at a Westchester restaurant last year.Westchester County District Attorney announced this week that Queens resident Francisco Smile Nicasio-Ramirez has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon dating back to an incident at the Dia and Noche restaurant on McLean Avenue in Yonkers ...

  9. Man, 27, Who Crashes Car On Route 132 Was Impaired By Drugs, Police Say

    Man, 27, Who Crashes Car On Route 132 Was Impaired By Drugs, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man is facing multiple charges after being busted with cocaine following a crash on Old Yorktown Road when he was allegedly impaired, police said.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to Old Yorktown Road (Route 132), where there was a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries and a vehicle on its side.Upon arrival at the scene, police said ...

  10. DNA Match Nabs Man Who Fled After Being Caught Burglarizing Area Home

    DNA Match Nabs Man Who Fled After Being Caught Burglarizing Area Home

    A man who fled after he was caught in the act robbing a Putnam County home last year has been tracked down by police and arrested for burglary, officials announced this week.Investigators from the Town of Kent Police Department announced on Wednesday that they have arrested 46-year-old Andrew Hickey, who police say is homeless, and charged him with second-degree burglary dating back to ...

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