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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. New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    When purchasing a new car, one considers many things: is it reliable? How is the gas mileage? How much does it cost? What will the upkeep be?However, many would-be car buyers are failing to factor in the larges expense associated with purchasing a new ride: depreciation, according to AAA.AAA’s “Your Driving Costs” study found that the largest expense associated with purchasing a new ...

  2. Sex Offender Convicted Of Contact With 2-Year-Old, 6-Year-Old Reports Move In Ossining

    Sex Offender Convicted Of Contact With 2-Year-Old, 6-Year-Old Reports Move In Ossining

    A registered "lifetime" sexual offender convicted of having sexual contact with two victims under the age of 7 has reported a move in Northern Westchester.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 55-year-old Andrew Mulleavey, who has reported a move from a Stone Avenue apartment to a ...

  3. Storms Knock Out Power To Hundreds In Westchester

    Storms Knock Out Power To Hundreds In Westchester

    More than 1,000  residents lost power on Tuesday as heavy rain rolled through the area, bringing with it heavy winds, rain and flash floods.With flash flood warnings taking effect in the area, as of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, 1,154 of Con Edison’s 348,198 Westchester customers were reporting outages, with full restoration scheduled by approximately 6 p.m.New Rochelle was the ...

  4. Flooding Causes Bronx River Parkway Closure

    Flooding Causes Bronx River Parkway Closure

    This story has been updated.With heavy rains hitting the area, the Westchester County Department of Public Works has been forced to close a stretch of the Bronx River Parkway due to flooding in the area early Tuesday afternoon.The DPW issued an alert stating that the parkway will be closed from the Westchester County Center to the Cross County Parkway. The parkway was closed from the ...

  5. Emergency Cleanup Efforts Underway At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    Emergency Cleanup Efforts Underway At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    Earlier Daily Voice report: Emergency Closing Ordered At School After Discovery Of MoldSeveral hundred students seen their classes relocated as emergency cleanup efforts are underway at a local school that tested positive for dangerous black mold in several classrooms.On Monday, there was an emergency closing of the K-8 Paideia School 15 in Yonkers after ceiling tiles in the building ...

  6. Violent Westchester Gang Member Admits To Attempted Assault, Conspiracy

    Violent Westchester Gang Member Admits To Attempted Assault, Conspiracy

    A member of a prominent Westchester street gang has become the latest to admit to his role in using violence and weapons to control their neighborhood in Yonkers.Travis Pearson, 28, a member of the Blood Stones Army, pleaded guilty one count of attempted assault, a violent felony, and one count of second-degree conspiracy. His plea was accepted in Westchester County Court on ...

  7. Hydrant-Flushing May Lead To Discolored Water In Croton-On-Hudson

    Hydrant-Flushing May Lead To Discolored Water In Croton-On-Hudson

    Some Cortlandt residents may soon see some slight discoloration in their water as the Croton-on-Hudson Water Department prepares for its semi-annual hydrant flushing program.Beginning on Oct. 1, flushing will be performed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. each weekday, and is expected to conclude after approximately four weeks. The Water Department will begin the flushing program at the Village ...

  8. TV Director From Northern Westchester Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    TV Director From Northern Westchester Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    A former television director has been sentenced to five years of sex offender probation and will register as a sex offender after pleading guilty earlier this year to spying on his teenage nanny using a camera in his Westchester home.Daniel Switzen, who worked at CNBC and has a home in Pleasantville, was facing a term of between one and a half years to four years in state prison after ...

  9. Stolen Headphones, Alleged $1,200 Theft, Top Mount Kisco Police Blotter

    Stolen Headphones, Alleged $1,200 Theft, Top Mount Kisco Police Blotter

    A 27-year-old suspect was busted by Westchester County Police officers after allegedly stealing headphones and attempting to flee the area.Staff members at the Rite Aid on South Moger Avenue in Mount Kisco reported a shoplifting incident shortly before 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. Officers were instructed that a suspect from  Thornwood had taken the headphones, valued at $34.95 and ...

  10. TV Director From Northern Westchester To Be Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    TV Director From Northern Westchester To Be Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    A former television director is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier this year to spying on his teenage nanny using a camera in his Westchester home.Daniel Switzen, who worked at CNBC and has a home in Pleasantville, will face a term of between one and a half years to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to a felony count of second-degree ...

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