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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. State Police Issue Warning On New Phone Scam In Hudson Valley

    State Police Issue Warning On New Phone Scam In Hudson Valley

    The New York State Police is cautioning Hudson Valley homeowners to be wary of a recent scam sweeping the area that is similar to the “Grandparent Scam,” that has become prevalent in recent years.According to police, the scam involves unidentified suspects calling or texting a victim's cell phone and stating that a family member or loved one was kidnapped or in immediate danger. The ...

  2. Teen Charged With Assault Following Bloody Fight In Scarsdale, Police Say

    Teen Charged With Assault Following Bloody Fight In Scarsdale, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Following a lengthy investigation into an assault that took place at the Freightway Garage last month, Scarsdale police have arrested a pair of Eastchester residents for their roles in a fight that left a woman’s face bloody.Police have arrested Tuckahoe resident Bruno Bertozzi, 21 and 19-year-old Eastchester resident Jasmin Rodriguez for their roles in a Jan. ...

  3. New Rochelle Teenager Found Guilty Of Murdering Iona College Student

    New Rochelle Teenager Found Guilty Of Murdering Iona College Student

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A New Rochelle teenager is facing life in prison after being found guilty by a jury of murdering an Iona College student last year.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said on Tuesday that Stivenson Desir, 19, was found guilty of one count of murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon after he shot and killed Iona student Brandon ...

  4. Mount Vernon Mother Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter Of 15-Month-Old Daughter

    Mount Vernon Mother Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter Of 15-Month-Old Daughter

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A Mount Vernon mother has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter following the “suspicious” death of her 15-month-old daughter last year.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said on Tuesday that Deasia Bartee, 27, pleaded guilty in court to a felony manslaughter charge for her role in the death of her daughter, Samia Yusef. She had previously pleaded ...

  5. No Foul Play Suspected In Death Of Man Found At Central Avenue Burger King

    No Foul Play Suspected In Death Of Man Found At Central Avenue Burger King

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY N.Y. - Police are seeking the public's assistance as they continue investigating the death of a 21-year-old man who was found outside in the snow outside of Burger King on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers this week.Yonkers PD detectives are actively investigating the death of Yonkers resident Brandyn Reilly, Sgt. Dean Politopoulos, public information officer for the ...

  6. Mount Vernon Nightclub Shooter Expected Back In Court This Week

    Mount Vernon Nightclub Shooter Expected Back In Court This Week

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The man accused of shooting and killing a popular Mount Vernon nightclub owner on Christmas Day is due back in court this week to face murder charges.On Thursday, 40-year-old “career” criminal Errol Hillary is expected back in court after being indicted earlier this month on murder charges after being accused of killing club owner O’Neil Bandoo and injuring ...

  7. No Foul Play Suspected In Death Of Man Found At Central Avenue Burger King

    No Foul Play Suspected In Death Of Man Found At Central Avenue Burger King

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Yonkers police are seeking the community’s assistance as they continue investigating the death of a 21-year-old that was found outside in the snow outside of Burger King on Central Park Avenue this week.Detectives are actively investigating the death of Yonkers resident Brandyn Reilly, Sgt. Dean Politopoulos, public information officer for the Yonkers Police Department ...

  8. Westchester Man Indicted For Alleged 2013 Mob Hit, Racketeering

    Westchester Man Indicted For Alleged 2013 Mob Hit, Racketeering

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester man with alleged mafia ties is facing life in prison or the death penalty after being indicted on murder and racketeering charges that include a reported hit on a rival mob family.Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York said on Monday that Hartsdale resident Christopher Londonio, 43, and Manhattan resident ...

  9. Police Arrest Westchester Teenagers Tresspassing, Taking Package From Home

    Police Arrest Westchester Teenagers Tresspassing, Taking Package From Home

    A trio of teenagers found themselves in trouble with police in Scarsdale over the weekend, after officers on patrol spotted them attempting to steal a package from the front of a Montrose Road home.At approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, police reported that they observed a teenager - who was later identified as 19-year-old Orange County resident Sebastian Garcia - running down the ...

  10. Burglar Steals Laptops, Personal Safe In Westchester Robbery, Police Say

    Burglar Steals Laptops, Personal Safe In Westchester Robbery, Police Say

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Scarsdale police were minutes away from interrupting a burglary in progress last week, when a Webster Road resident’s security system requested assistance.On Friday, Feb. 10, police were dispatched to Webster Road, where a homeowner returned home from a party following multiple security notifications from his personal security system warning that the residence had been ...

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