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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. DA Joins FBI Probe Of Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor

    DA Joins FBI Probe Of Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor

    The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has joined the FBI probe into a Hudson Valley healthcare company that received more than $25 million in grants after donating the New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign.Orange County-based Crystal Run Healthcare, which received $25.4 million in taxpayer money after doctors and administrators gave more than $400,000 in funds to the campaign in ...

  2. Westchester Man With Beer In Backseat Busted For DWI, Police Say

    Westchester Man With Beer In Backseat Busted For DWI, Police Say

    A Westchester man is facing a pair of charges after being busted driving with empty beers in his back seat and a blood-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit over the weekend.A Scarsdale Police Department sergeant conducting DWI patrol shortly after midnight on Friday, June 15, stopped Elmsford resident Jose Jesus Mojica, 42, on Fenimore Road, near the intersection of Walworth ...

  3. Hudson Valley Real Estate Consultant Admits To Federal Voter Fraud

    Hudson Valley Real Estate Consultant Admits To Federal Voter Fraud

    A Hudson Valley man is facing time behind bars after pleading guilty to conspiring to corrupt the electoral process in connection to a New York election.Orange County resident Volvy “Zev” Smilowitz, 29, has pleaded guilty to “the biggest federal voter fraud cause in the modern era,” according to Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who ...

  4. Man Makes Threats, Menaces Victims At DMV In Hudson Valley, Police Say

    Man Makes Threats, Menaces Victims At DMV In Hudson Valley, Police Say

    Nobody enjoys a trip to the DMV, but a 28-year-old area man took things to a whole new level.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to the Department of Motor Vehicles on Marshall Road in Wappingers Falls at approximately 9:10 a.m. on Monday, June 18, where there was a report of a man with a gun making threats in the building.Police said that the investigation into the incident ...

  5. Man Nabbed For Stealing $1K In Merchandise From Local Vendor

    Man Nabbed For Stealing $1K In Merchandise From Local Vendor

    New York State Police troopers busted a man who allegedly stole more than $1,000 in merchandise from a Dutchess County vendor.An investigation into the stolen merchandise that was launched last year led to the arrest of Ellenville resident John Keelyn, 38, who allegedly stole from a vendor in Wappinger without paying for it.Keelyn was arrested this week and charged with a felony count ...

  6. Motorist Busted Driving With 10 License Suspensions In Westchester

    Motorist Busted Driving With 10 License Suspensions In Westchester

    An early morning traffic stop in Scarsdale led to new charges for a motorist driving with nearly a dozen suspensions on his driver’s license throughout Westchester.While conducting traffic enforcement on Post Road, near the intersection of Huntington Avenue, an officer spotted a red Honda CRV going 52 mph in the posted 30 mph zone.During the subsequent traffic stop near the intersection ...

  7. Brush Fire Breaks Out At Kensico Reservoir Peninsula

    Brush Fire Breaks Out At Kensico Reservoir Peninsula

    A brush fire broke out at the Kensico Reservoir peninsula on Monday afternoon, prompting a heavy response from first responders as temperatures topped 90 degrees in the Hudson Valley.First responders were dispatched to the area shortly before 3:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon, just off of Route 120 in Armonk. Local residents reported seeing police cars, fire trucks and helicopters in the ...

  8. Scarsdale Police Issue 156 Tickets During Seatbelt Enforcement Detail

    Scarsdale Police Issue 156 Tickets During Seatbelt Enforcement Detail

    When you get behind the wheel, click it, or you’re going to get a ticket, in Scarsdale.The Scarsdale Police Department recently participated in a two-week initiative designed to target drivers who fail to buckle up their seatbelts or fail to buckle in their child passengers, leading to 156 summonses that were issued.Police said that during the enforcement wave, officers were looking for ...

  9. VIDEO: Firefighters In Westchester Extinguish Car Engine Fire

    VIDEO: Firefighters In Westchester Extinguish Car Engine Fire

    Firefighters in Hartsdale worked quickly recently to extinguish a fire that broke out in the engine of a parked car.Crews were dispatched to the intersection of North Central Avenue and Concord Avenue in Hartsdale at approximately 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, after receiving reports of an active car fire in the area.Upon arrival, firefighters worked quickly to stretch a line and began ...

  10. Westchester Has Lowest Gun Homicide Rate In State, New Data Shows

    Westchester Has Lowest Gun Homicide Rate In State, New Data Shows

    The lowest-ranking county in the state for gun-related incidents is in the Hudson Valley, according to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control.Based on a five-year average, Westchester ranks the lowest in gun-related homicide deaths in New York, and is the third lowest in overall gun-related deaths and has the sixth lowest death rate of gun-related suicides, ...

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