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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. Woman, Man Nabbed With Crack Cocaine, Pot In LaGrange Stop

    Woman, Man Nabbed With Crack Cocaine, Pot In LaGrange Stop

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A Dutchess County man driving with an illegal license was busted with crack-cocaine and other drugs during a routine traffic stop in LaGrange.New York State Police troopers stopped 44-year-old Poughkeepsie resident Robert Blossom on Tuesday for a vehicle and traffic violation. During the subsequent stop, it was reported that troopers detected the odor of ...

  2. TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Nears 55K Signatures

    TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Nears 55K Signatures

    The petition circulating disparaging the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name for the new Tappan Zee span has garnered nearly 55,000 signatures from people who don’t support the Cuomo designation.Hudson Valley voices are among the tens of thousands of New Yorkers that have stood up in protest of the name, insisting it be returned to its original name, the Tappan ...

  3. Stranded Hikers Rescued Near NY-NJ Border

    Stranded Hikers Rescued Near NY-NJ Border

    All hands were on deck as several law enforcement agencies teamed together to rescue hikers trapped on the side of a cliff near the New York-New Jersey state line.The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department received a call shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, from a hiker reporting that she was part of a four-person group that was lost in the woods on the side of a cliff.Police ...

  4. Police Track Down Alleged High-End Clothing Store Shoplifter In Westchester

    Police Track Down Alleged High-End Clothing Store Shoplifter In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Detectives from the Bronxville Police Department tracked down a 24-year-old woman who allegedly stole nearly $1,000 in merchandise from a high-end clothing store.Police were notified of a shoplifter at J. McLaughlin on Wednesday, Nov. 7 when the store manager witnessed Mount Vernon resident Syiesha Jackson walking out of the store with merchandise valued at ...

  5. Report: College Of New Rochelle Facing Second Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    Report: College Of New Rochelle Facing Second Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    The College of New Rochelle is facing a second lawsuit from a former employee claiming wrongful termination, according to a lohud report.A second lawsuit was reportedly filed in Westchester County Court earlier this year by Veronie Lawrence, a former director for one of the school's campuses who is claiming that the college breached contract when she was among those fired last year as ...

  6. Westchester Basketball Standout Signed, Sealed To Play Division I

    Westchester Basketball Standout Signed, Sealed To Play Division I

    A Mount Vernon basketball standout is taking his talents to Virginia after signing his National Letter of Intent to play ball for George Mason University next year.Surrounded by friends, family, former coaches and teammates, Jason Douglas-Stanley ended his recruitment and made it official that he’ll be playing for coach Dave Paulsen and the Patriots.During his three years playing for ...

  7. Police Seek Armed Masked Man Who Robbed Westchester Bank

    Police Seek Armed Masked Man Who Robbed Westchester Bank

    Police are on the hunt for a gun-wielding suspect that robbed a bank in Westchester on Monday.Police said that at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon, a suspect walked into Chase Bank on South Broadway in Tarrytown demanding money while wearing a dark-colored mask and holding a handgun.The suspect was handed an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. Police described him ...

  8. Cuomo Taps New Chief Of Staff

    Cuomo Taps New Chief Of Staff

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reportedly named a familiar face to serve as his new chief of staff following the resignation of Maria Comella from his administration.Linda Lacewell, who came back to Cuomo’s administration after leaving in 2016 is set to take over as the chief of staff and as a counselor, according to a New York State of Politics report.Comella made a name for herself ...

  9. Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana For PTSD In NY Signed Into Law

    Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana For PTSD In NY Signed Into Law

    Soldiers returning from service suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder were given a special Veteran’s Day gift by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Cuomo signed several pieces of legislation over the weekend to support New York veterans by improving healthcare services, including a bill that adds PTSD as a qualifying condition in New York’s medical marijuana program.Cuomo said nearly ...

  10. Suspect Sought In Misaddressed Package Pick-Up At Westchester Business

    Suspect Sought In Misaddressed Package Pick-Up At Westchester Business

    Police are investigating an incident involving a suspicious, misaddressed package and a man who insisted it belonged to him,  sparking a strange scene at a Westchester business.A resident of Walworth Avenue in Scarsdale reported to police last week that he had received a package from Macy’s which was addressed to “Tyrone Johnson.” After realizing that it was not intended for him, he ...

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