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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 Man Convicted Of Robbing Undercover Officer

    Mount Vernon Man Convicted Of Robbing Undercover Officer

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Alvin Smothers, the Mount Vernon man that was charged in connection with a 2015 fatal shooting and robbery gone wrong involving an NYPD officer has been acquitted of murder.Gunshots rang out on a Mount Vernon street in August 2015 as the NYPD investigated a reported illegal firearms operation. During the shootout, a 61-year-old victim was struck by a stray bullet ...

  2. Seen Him? Sammy The Cat Reported Missing In Pelham

    Seen Him? Sammy The Cat Reported Missing In Pelham

    PELHAM, N.Y. - A family in Pelham is hoping for the community’s support in helping to find their cat, which has been missing for nearly two weeks.Sammy, a brown and black tabby cat has been missing in Pelham since July 8. He was last seen near the intersection of 6th Street and 4th Avenue in the village.Anyone with information or who spots Sammy has been asked to contact his owner by ...

  3. Fatal Shooting Following Party Under Investigation Near Hutchinson Field

    Fatal Shooting Following Party Under Investigation Near Hutchinson Field

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Mount Vernon following a party at Hutchinson Field.Officials confirmed that police are investigating the shooting, which took place Sunday night near the intersection of Sargent Place and South Columbus Avenue in Mount Vernon.According to a lohud report, dried blood, plastic cups and beer cans were still visible in the ...

  4. Tree Crashes Through Westchester Home For Sale

    Tree Crashes Through Westchester Home For Sale

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A vacant home for sale in Scarsdale got a little more difficult to sell after a tree went through the roof.Police were dispatched to Gorham Court at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Friday, following reports of a large tree that had fallen onto the residence, cutting through the roof and resting between the first and second floors.Members of the Scarsdale Fire, ...

  5. Five Face Charges After Violent, 12-Hour Southern Westchester Crime Spree

    Five Face Charges After Violent, 12-Hour Southern Westchester Crime Spree

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Five men have been charged in a 50-count indictment for their roles in a 12-hour crime spree in Westchester County that led to the death of a man in May, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's office.The indictments came following a multi-jurisdictional investigation into a fatal shooting during a lawless spree that took place on May ...

  6. Police Investigating Suspicious Package Stealers In Scarsdale

    Police Investigating Suspicious Package Stealers In Scarsdale

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Scarsdale are investigating a suspicious incident that saw a man take a brown package from a village home over the weekend.Police were dispatched to a Bradley Road home at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Friday, July 14, after a homeowner reported that he saw a suspicious green Acura parked in front of his home, occupied by two black men for a period of ...

  7. New TZB Roadway Lighting Structures Near Completion

    New TZB Roadway Lighting Structures Near Completion

    Amid the naming controversy of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, construction continues on the structure as crews near completion of the installation of roadway lighting.Tappan Zee Constructors have installed all westbound lighting fixtures on the bridge, as well aesthetic lighting fixtures on the upper main tower. The company intends to conduct periodic lighting tests to confirm that each of ...

  8. Rye Playland Carousel To Remain Closed Following Fire

    Rye Playland Carousel To Remain Closed Following Fire

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Officials have confirmed that the 102-year-old carousel at Rye Playland will be closed for the year after it was damaged by a fire last weekend.Dozens of riders had to be evacuated from the popular carousel when a fire sparked at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 9 at Playland, prompting firefighters from several municipalities to respond to the ...

  9. Westchester Man, 20, Sentenced For Distributing Heroin Connected To Death

    Westchester Man, 20, Sentenced For Distributing Heroin Connected To Death

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A heroin dealer from Tarrytown whose sales allegedly contributed to the overdose death of a White Plains man has been sentenced to nearly a decade in prison.Anthony “Taco” Delosangeles, formerly of Yorktown, was sentenced to eight years in prison, Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District announced on Friday. The sentencing comes ...

  10. New Yorkers Give Thumbs Down To Cuomo Move Naming New TZB After His Dad

    New Yorkers Give Thumbs Down To Cuomo Move Naming New TZB After His Dad

    Hudson Valley residents’ shouts about the naming of the new Tappan Zee Bridge keep falling on deaf ears, as a new poll released shows that more than 50 percent of Westchester and Rockland County residents disapprove of naming it after Mario Cuomo.In a poll released by Reclaim New York Initiative, it was determined that 53.8 percent of Hudson Valley residents disapprove of renaming the ...

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