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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. Mount Vernon Proposed $118M Budget Includes Additional Police, Firefighters

    Mount Vernon Proposed $118M Budget Includes Additional Police, Firefighters

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has proposed a near $120 million budget that would see increases to civil services and raises for members of his office.This week, the $118,302,255 million budget was released to the community, representing a potential 4.87 percent property tax percent increase for homeowners, less than $20 per month on average per household.The ...

  2. Year-Long Bridge Work To Start Near New Rochelle

    Year-Long Bridge Work To Start Near New Rochelle

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A temporary bridge will be set up adjacent to the East 3rd Street bridge connecting Pelham and Mount Vernon as crews prepare for a year-long reconstruction project on the structure.An alert has been issued by the New York State Department of Transportation to Westchester County motorists cautioning that beginning on Monday, Sept. 25, contracting crews would ...

  3. Yonkers Man Sentenced For Revenge Murder Of 16-Year-Old After Fistfight

    Yonkers Man Sentenced For Revenge Murder Of 16-Year-Old After Fistfight

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A gangster from Westchester will serve decades in prison for his role in the murder of a teenage boy.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Juan “KJ” Martinez has of Yonkers been sentenced in United States district court to a term of 30 years in prison for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy ...

  4. Westchester Man Remanded To State Prison Following Child Porn Conviction

    Westchester Man Remanded To State Prison Following Child Porn Conviction

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 46-year-old Westchester man has been sentenced to prison time after being found guilty of possessing dozens of digital files depicting child pornography.Westchester District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday that Port Chester resident Johnny Manjarrez has been sentenced to a term of between two and six years in state prison after being ...

  5. Stolen Table, Chairs, Smashed Car Windows Top Bronxville Police Blotter

    Stolen Table, Chairs, Smashed Car Windows Top Bronxville Police Blotter

    BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - A 35-year-old man was tracked down by police in Bronxville after attempting to allegedly steal a table and chairs that were to be used for a community event in the village.Police in Bronxville received a report on Sept. 8 that a table and six chairs that were to be used for a village event had been stolen from a sidewalk on Parkway Road overnight.Utilizing village ...

  6. 'Ghost Boat' From New Rochelle Washes Up On Florida Beach, Report Says

    'Ghost Boat' From New Rochelle Washes Up On Florida Beach, Report Says

    An abandoned "ghost boat" from Westchester has washed ashore in Florida, surprising residents with its sudden appearance.According to a WOFL-TV Fox 35 Orlando report, the boat out of New Rochelle made landfall on a beach in Melbourne Beach on Tuesday as locals quickly whipped out their cell phones to take photos of the mysterious sailboat."New Rochelle, N.Y." appears ...

  7. Partial Ceiling Collapse Forces Closure Of Busy New Rochelle Garage

    Partial Ceiling Collapse Forces Closure Of Busy New Rochelle Garage

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The Church-Division garage in New Rochelle has been temporarily closed down to the public after a section of the ceiling collapsed, sending small pieces of concrete cascading onto a handful of vehicles.New Rochelle City Manager Chuck Strome announced on Wednesday afternoon that the garage would be temporarily closed down after a section of the first-floor ceiling of ...

  8. Partial Collapse At New Rochelle Parking Garage Leaves Debris On Vehicles

    Partial Collapse At New Rochelle Parking Garage Leaves Debris On Vehicles

    Click here for an updated story: Partial Ceiling Collapse Forces Closure Of Busy New Rochelle GarageWESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A section of the parking garage on Church Street in New Rochelle partially collapsed on Wednesday afternoon, leaving debris on several parked cars.Fire crews were dispatched to the garage near the intersection of Clinton Place, where there was a report of a ...

  9. Mount Vernon Man Accused Of Beating Girlfriend's Baby To Death Enters Plea

    Mount Vernon Man Accused Of Beating Girlfriend's Baby To Death Enters Plea

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Westchester man who allegedly beat his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in White Plains County Court.Derren Morris, 23, of Mount Vernon made an appearance in court on Wednesday, where he pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree assault after proceedings shifted from Mount Vernon City ...

  10. Convicted Felon Indicted For Attempted Murder On I-95 In Westchester

    Convicted Felon Indicted For Attempted Murder On I-95 In Westchester

    A 56-year-old felon is due to be arraigned on multiple charges, including attempted murder, on Wednesday for his role in a shooting on I-95 in Harrison over the summer.Bronx resident Jamil Fields is scheduled to be arraigned in Westchester County Court on Wednesday after being indicted on felony charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and multiple counts of criminal possession ...

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