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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. Warning Issued For Aggressive Fox At Large In Hudson Valley

    Warning Issued For Aggressive Fox At Large In Hudson Valley

    An aggressive fox that may have rabies that was reported in the area has prompted a warning for residents to be wary of the animal.The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health said that on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the fox was seen in Rhinebeck on West Market Street near Starr Library. They noted the behavior may suggest the fox has rabies. It remains at large in the ...

  2. Latest Round Of Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled

    Latest Round Of Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled

    There will be single- and double-lane closures on I-684 in Westchester for two days next week as contracting crews perform maintenance activities in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert to area residents warning that from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25 in North Castle and Harrison, there will be southbound lane ...

  3. Resident Reports Man Posing As Con Ed Worker In Northern Westchester

    Resident Reports Man Posing As Con Ed Worker In Northern Westchester

    Be on the lookout for potential scammers possibly posing as Con Edison employees.Officers from the North Castle Police Department were dispatched to a Bedford Banksville Road home shortly before 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, where there was a caller from a local resident reporting a suspicious man who alleged to be an employee of Con Edison, asking to look around.The homeowner told ...

  4. Fowl Play: Crowing Roosters, Injured Owl Incidents Reported In Northern Westchester

    Fowl Play: Crowing Roosters, Injured Owl Incidents Reported In Northern Westchester

    A North Castle resident has to get rid of his roosters after a neighbor complained about them crowing all morning and  night, keeping him awake.The North Castle Police Department received a complaint from a North Overlook Road resident on Monday, Sept. 17, who said that a nearby neighbor had roosters that continue to make noise each morning and evening from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m., waking him ...

  5. Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Despite undergoing a paradigm shift and attempting to change gears in the way it does business, Sears continues hemorrhaging money, casting its future in doubt.Sears CEO Eddie Lampert said that his company has been “working hard to transform its business and unlock the value of its assets,” which includes a shift from traditional retailing to a more member-centric company. Despite these ...

  6. Police Dish Out 52 Tickets In New Detail Along I-684 Corridor

    Police Dish Out 52 Tickets In New Detail Along I-684 Corridor

    Dozens of tickets were doled out by New York State Police troopers during a special speed enforcement operation in Westchester County along the I-684 corridor.During the detail, which was “conducted in furtherance of (New York State Police’s) mission to ensure highway safety for all users of the roadway,” on Tuesday, Sept. 18, troopers issued a total of 52 tickets for speeding, ...

  7. Westchester HS Football Standout Nominated For USA Football Heart Of A Giant Award

    Westchester HS Football Standout Nominated For USA Football Heart Of A Giant Award

    A trio of Hudson Valley high school varsity football standouts have been nominated by their coaches for a prestigious award that is sponsored in part through the New York Giants.High School seniors Eric Genua (Suffern Senior High School in Rockland), Harry Ravitz (Pelham Memorial High School in Westchester) and Frank Wise (Pine Bush High School in Orange County) have been nominated for ...

  8. Seen Her? Hudson Valley Woman Has Been Missing For Eight Years

    Seen Her? Hudson Valley Woman Has Been Missing For Eight Years

    Have you seen her?Law enforcement agencies in New York are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a potentially vulnerable woman who has been missing from the Hudson Valley for nearly a decade.The New York State Office of Public Safety has issued an alert regarding 38-year-old Sandy Nurse, who went missing from Central Nyack in Rockland in April 2010. She is believed ...

  9. New Underage Drinking Crackdowns Will Target Bars, Restaurants, Stores

    New Underage Drinking Crackdowns Will Target Bars, Restaurants, Stores

    Ad a new crackdown on underage drinking is scheduled to launch this fall.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Liquor Authority and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will be working with local law enforcement agencies to conduct statewide sweeps of locations holding liquor licenses.Bars, restaurants, liquor stores and grocery stores will all be ...

  10. Westchester Consumer Protection Department Warns Against Senior Scams

    Westchester Consumer Protection Department Warns Against Senior Scams

    With families celebrating “Grandparents Day” over this past weekend, the Westchester Consumer Protection Department is hoping to help seniors avoid falling victim to scams.Each year, opportunistic fraudsters look to defraud and take advantage of older generations, utilizing what has come to be dubbed as the “Grandparent Scam.”According to police and consumer protection advocates, ...

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