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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. Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Clocked Speeding At 119 MPH

    Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro Clocked Speeding At 119 MPH

    Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro apparently has the need for speed.State Police confirmed that Pirro was busted driving 119 mph at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in the Town of Nichols, which is in Tioga County upstate, near Owego and her hometown Elmira.When she was stopped by troopers, Pirro, who lives in Harrison, was driving in ...

  2. Police Find Body Of Diver Reported Missing At Hudson Valley Quarry

    Police Find Body Of Diver Reported Missing At Hudson Valley Quarry

    The body of a scuba diver who went missing at a Putnam County mine has been recovered, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's office.Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith said that his department began its search Sunday afternoon when a man was reported missing after going diving at the Tilly Foster Mine — also known as Simon’s Quarry — in Southeast.Smith said that Jersey City, N.J., ...

  3. Mount Vernon Mayor Accuses City Officials Of 'Fiscal Coup'

    Mount Vernon Mayor Accuses City Officials Of 'Fiscal Coup'

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Political strife continues to reign supreme in Mount Vernon, with the mayor now accusing a top city official of attempting a “fiscal coup.”Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas is claiming that City Comptroller Maureen Walker attempted a budget coup, by “trying to sneak on the proposed 2018 budget for a vote without any prior notice to the public or (his) office” during ...

  4. Westchester Man With Previous DWI Had BAC Nearly Triple Limit, Police Say

    Westchester Man With Previous DWI Had BAC Nearly Triple Limit, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Westchester man who was driving with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit.New York State Police troopers stopped 28-year-old Edward Amaya of Yonkers shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday morning after spotting an equipment violation.During the subsequent traffic stop, police said that Amaya was found to ...

  5. Westchester Woman Helps Senior Track Down Brother Following Hurricane Maria

    Westchester Woman Helps Senior Track Down Brother Following Hurricane Maria

    EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - A Good Samaritan in Eastchester went above and beyond to help a senior citizen reunite with her brother in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.Following the devastation of the hurricane, Eastchester Senior Programs employee Maureen Casey worked tirelessly to help Garth Road Senior Center regular Sonia Tull track down her brother, Father Terry Tull, who was living ...

  6. Save These Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Holiday Season

    Save These Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Holiday Season

    With the holidays fast approaching, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

  7. Westchester Daughter Of Ex-Governor Joins 65K Who've Signed TZB Petition

    Westchester Daughter Of Ex-Governor Joins 65K Who've Signed TZB Petition

    The battle over the naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has become a real family affair.Kathy Conroy Wilson - the daughter of the late Gov. Malcolm Wilson, whose name was included in the official title of the old bridge - has joined the tens of thousands of other New Yorkers who have signed a petition protesting the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name of the ...

  8. Developers Seek Tax Breaks For $53 Million Mount Vernon Project Proposal

    Developers Seek Tax Breaks For $53 Million Mount Vernon Project Proposal

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - There will be a public meeting held next week as Mount Vernon officials debate whether or not to give tax breaks to a proposed multi-million dollar affordable housing development.The Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency (IDA) announced that there will be a public hearing regarding the financial incentives for the developers of The Pointe, a proposed ...

  9. $1.6M Illegal Charges Settlement Includes New Rochelle Auto Dealer, AG Says

    $1.6M Illegal Charges Settlement Includes New Rochelle Auto Dealer, AG Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pair of Westchester County auto dealerships were among those included in a settlement claiming they charged thousands of customers for hidden purchases.New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that Honda of New Rochelle and New Rochelle Toyota are facing severe restrictions on sales after being included in a deal to end the practice of ...

  10. Columbus Statue Vandalized In New 'Act Of Vandalism' In Yonkers

    Columbus Statue Vandalized In New 'Act Of Vandalism' In Yonkers

    For the second time in three months, a statue of Christopher Columbus has been vandalized in a Yonkers park, this time “in an act of spontaneous vandalism.”Yonkers police said that 33-year-old Bronx resident Paul Martin was in the area making deliveries, when he allegedly spontaneously wrote obscenities on the Columbus Park in permanent marker.Officers were dispatched to the park at ...

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