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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. Westchester Man Busted For Dumping Mattresses In Vacant Lot Found With Drugs, Police Say

    Westchester Man Busted For Dumping Mattresses In Vacant Lot Found With Drugs, Police Say

    An investigation into the dumping of two mattresses in an empty lot in Yonkers has led to the apprehension of a local man who is now facing drug charges after being placed under arrest, police said.Members of the Yonkers Police Department and the city’s Public Safety Dispatchers began an investigation on Aug. 4 after two mattresses were found in a vacant lot on Oak Street. Surveillance ...

  2. Man Pushes Shopping Cart Into Woman's Leg During Northern Westchester Dispute, Police Say

    Man Pushes Shopping Cart Into Woman's Leg During Northern Westchester Dispute, Police Say

    Police have charged a man who allegedly shouted profanities at a woman at a local supermarket and struck her with a shopping cart.Investigators from the Yorktown Police Department received a walk-in report from a woman on July 6 who stated that a dispute at DeCicco Family Market in Jefferson Valley turned physical, prompting an investigation.Police said that the investigation found that ...

  3. Suspicious Man Questions Girl Home Alone In Northern Westchester, Police Say

    Suspicious Man Questions Girl Home Alone In Northern Westchester, Police Say

    A suspicious man approached a girl in Northern Westchester while her parents weren’t home, asking if she “needed her lawn debugged,” police said.The North Castle Police Department received a report shortly after 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 of the solicitor, who asked the girl if anyone was home. The girl said that there wasn’t, “but her parents would be back soon.”The man said he could ...

  4. Free Narcan Training Will Be Offered At New York State Fair

    Free Narcan Training Will Be Offered At New York State Fair

    With opioids and overdoses reaching a peak in the country last year, the New York State Fair will be offering special life-saving training.At this year’s New York State Fair - which is being held in Syracuse from Aug. 22 through Sept. 3 - there will be Narcan training, which has helped save the lives of several New Yorkers who were suffering from near-fatal overdoses.The “Stomp Out ...

  5. Weeklong Lane Closures Scheduled During Route 100 Road Work

    Weeklong Lane Closures Scheduled During Route 100 Road Work

    Weekday lane closures may lead to delays in Westchester for motorists traveling on Central Avenue.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Aug. 21, there will be southbound lane closures on Route 100 (Central Avenue) between I-87 and Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers, as crews continue maintenance work in the area.Those closures are ...

  6. Police: Drunk Driver Stole Running Pickup Truck Outside Westchester House

    Police: Drunk Driver Stole Running Pickup Truck Outside Westchester House

    An allegedly drunk driver in a stolen pickup took Westchester County Police officers on a short chase as he attempted to evade arrest in Mount Kisco.Officers were dispatched to Spring Street at approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, where there was a report of a stolen truck. While responding, they spotted the Chevrolet Colorado traveling on Main Street. The officers made a U-turn to ...

  7. Overdose Deaths From Opioids Hit Record High In 2017

    Overdose Deaths From Opioids Hit Record High In 2017

    Opioids continue to plague the country, as overdose deaths peaked toa record high last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Preliminary estimates from the CDC found that drug overdoses killed nearly 72,000 people in America in 2017, a record number and rise of approximately 10 percent. The count includes deaths that occurred in all 50 states and the District of ...

  8. Man With False Visas Attempted To Steal Package From Westchester Gas Station, Police Say

    Man With False Visas Attempted To Steal Package From Westchester Gas Station, Police Say

    A man without a known address who was in possession of fraudulent U.S. Government Visa cards is behind bars after being busted attempting to steal a package from a Scarsdale gas station after having it re-routed.Members of the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to the Scarsdale Shell gas station on Scarsdale Avenue on Monday, Aug. 6, when 27-year-old Kaspars Giberts attempted ...

  9. New Round Of Weeklong Lane Closures Scheduled On I-684

    New Round Of Weeklong Lane Closures Scheduled On I-684

    There will be more lane closures in both directions on I-684 in Westchester as crews perform maintenance in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert cautioning that from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting Monday, Aug. 20, there will be closures northbound and southbound on the interstate between exit 1 (I-287 entrance ramp) and exit 2 (Route 120). Those ...

  10. Amazon Starts 30-Minute Curbside Pickup At Whole Foods

    Amazon Starts 30-Minute Curbside Pickup At Whole Foods

    Amazon Prime members are getting a new bonus from their subscription, as the company joins forces with recently acquired Whole Foods Market to develop a curbside pickup service.Customers in select areas will be able to place orders through the Amazon Prime app, which will essentially turn Whole Foods Markets into a drive-through, with employees loading groceries into cars upon arrival. ...

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