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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. Yonkers Woman Admits Throwing Baby Out Of Window

    Yonkers Woman Admits Throwing Baby Out Of Window

    A Westchester mother has admitted to throwing a newborn baby out of a window to her death two years ago.Yonkers resident Jennifer Berry pleaded guilty in Bronx Criminal Court to a charge of first-degree manslaughter for killing her newborn infant by dropping her from a seventh-floor window in the Bronx on Sept. 28, 2015.The 35-year-old will be sentenced to 10 years in prison next month. ...

  2. Doctor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Hudson Valley Woman, 16 Others

    Doctor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Hudson Valley Woman, 16 Others

    A Hudson Valley woman is among 17 vulnerable patients claiming that a prominent neurologist sexually abused them.Philadelphia-based Ricardo Cruciani, 63, has been charged with groping patients at his clinic and taking advantage of vulnerable women in his care for more than a dozen years, including one woman from Dutchess County.According to his accusers, Cruciani forced them to touch ...

  3. New Rochelle History Celebrated With New Dick Van Dyke Way

    New Rochelle History Celebrated With New Dick Van Dyke Way

    Dick Van Dyke is coming back to New Rochelle.The New Rochelle City Council unanimously agreed to assign Bonnie Meadow Road - where the fictitious show was set - with an honorary new name: Dick Van Dyke Show Way.According to New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, the idea to rename the roadway came from some of its residents who were looking to celebrate the popular show that made Mary Tyler ...

  4. Consumer Alerts Issued For Black Friday, Cyber Monday By State AG

    Consumer Alerts Issued For Black Friday, Cyber Monday By State AG

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, the Attorney General is warning consumers to protect themselves against fraud and scams.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a consumer alert for those planning on getting some holiday shopping done over the Thanksgiving weekend.The advice offered by the Attorney General includes:Consumers should beware of misleading bargains or ...

  5. Seen Him? Search On For $79K Fraud Suspect Known To Frequent Westchester

    Seen Him? Search On For $79K Fraud Suspect Known To Frequent Westchester

    Have you seen him?State Police are on the hunt for a 46-year-old Hudson Valley man known to frequent Westchester who is wanted for defrauding Dutchess County residents of nearly $100,000.The New York State Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding John Nemec III, who is wanted by the Town of Beekman Justice Court for a charge of second-degree grand larceny following fraud ...

  6. Police DWI Crackdown In Effect Through End Of Thanksgiving Weekend

    Police DWI Crackdown In Effect Through End Of Thanksgiving Weekend

    In an effort to curtail intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, New York State Police is stepping up traffic enforcement, with troopers on the lookout for motorists drinking and driving.“In an effort to prevent tragedies caused by impaired, distracted, aggressive or reckless driving,” state police will be highly visible, and several ...

  7. Puppy Mauled To Death By Police K-9 In Hudson Valley

    Puppy Mauled To Death By Police K-9 In Hudson Valley

    A sheriff's department canine mauled an innocent puppy, leading to its death in Rockland County, according to multiple reports.The 1-year-old Cavapoo named Ginger was killed on Tuesday morning in New City by a German Shepherd K-9 that had been trained by the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office when a New City family’s nanny took her for a walk.The German Shepherd lives in the neighborhood ...

  8. Teen Indicted In 'Reckless' Shooting Of Yonkers Teen

    Teen Indicted In 'Reckless' Shooting Of Yonkers Teen

    A teenager is facing multiple charges after allegedly fatally shooting a 16-year-old from Westchester in the chest while showing off a loaded gun.Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Warburton Avenue in Yonkers at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, where there were multiple reports of a shooting incident in the area.Upon arrival, police said that they found 16-year-old ...

  9. Know Him? Police Seek Help ID'ing Teenage Male In Yonkers

    Know Him? Police Seek Help ID'ing Teenage Male In Yonkers

    Do you know him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to identify a male who has special needs and cannot communicate.Yonkers Police issued an alert on Tuesday afternoon as they attempt to identify a non-verbal male who was located on Palisades Avenue.The person found was described as a Hispanic male who is between 15 and 20 years of age. He is approximately 5-feet ...

  10. 16 Nabbed In Westchester, Tristate Area Heroin, Cocaine Ring

    16 Nabbed In Westchester, Tristate Area Heroin, Cocaine Ring

    More than a dozen suspects have been charged for their roles in a major drug ring that distributed fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in Westchester and elsewhere in the metropolitan area.Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and the DEA announced on Monday that 16 people have been charged with drug trafficking “in a scheme that peddled drugs on the streets as well as delivering them to buyers ...

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