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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. Man Arraigned In Hit-Run Crash That Killed New Rochelle Native

    Man Arraigned In Hit-Run Crash That Killed New Rochelle Native

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The 52-year-old man arrested in connection to the fatal hit-and-run accident on I-95 that took the life of tow-truck driver Salvatore Brescia has been arraigned on a felony charge in Westchester County Court.Ozone Park resident Anthony Mangano was arraigned on an indictment of a charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury incident resulting in a death, ...

  2. Westchester County Animal Shelter To Be Featured On DOGTV

    Westchester County Animal Shelter To Be Featured On DOGTV

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester County animal shelter is going to be featured on DOGTV’s new Adoption Show.Adopt-a-Dog in Armonk is set to be featured on the new show on Friday. Each of the 15 minute episodes features 10 dogs that are currently available for adoption and looking for their "forever home."DOGTV has partnered with more than 50 shelters throughout the ...

  3. New Rochelle Car Salesman Could Serve Prison Time For Stealing From Dealer

    New Rochelle Car Salesman Could Serve Prison Time For Stealing From Dealer

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 51-year-old man has been arraigned on a felony charge for allegedly stealing nearly $25,000 from an auto dealership he worked for in Westchester County.Danbury, Conn., resident Richard Grassi has been charged with one count of third-degree grand larceny after scheming to inflate his commission from car purchases made at Mike Ceretta Auto Sales in New ...

  4. Feds Move For Retrial After Sheldon Silver Corruption Conviction Overturned

    Feds Move For Retrial After Sheldon Silver Corruption Conviction Overturned

    A corruption conviction against former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been tossed out by a federal appeals court.Silver was convicted in 2015 for honest services fraud, extortion and bribery, for which he was sentenced to 12 years in prison. According to reports, the decision to overturn the conviction was based, in part, on a Supreme Court decision last year that overturned a ...

  5. Mount Vernon Man Facing Child Murder Charge Appears In Court

    Mount Vernon Man Facing Child Murder Charge Appears In Court

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A man who allegedly beat his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death and assaulted her twin sister was back in court on Thursday.Darren Morris, 23, made an appearance in court on Thursday, requesting to be taken out of protective custody. He remains remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail.Morris allegedly “repeatedly and forcefully striked 2-year-old ...

  6. Mount Vernon Teams With USDA For Student Summer Feeding Program

    Mount Vernon Teams With USDA For Student Summer Feeding Program

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and the city’s school district kicked off its summer feeding program on Wednesday.Thomas was joined by members of the USDA, which has approved 30 food service sites for the Summer Food Service Program in the city, which was implemented to ensure that children receive healthy meals during the summer that they would have received ...

  7. Westchester's First Semi-Pro Basketball Team Formed In Memory Of Slain Teen

    Westchester's First Semi-Pro Basketball Team Formed In Memory Of Slain Teen

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester County’s first women’s semi-pro basketball team is being formed in the memory of Shamoya McKenzie, the 13-year-old girls basketball star who was shot and killed in Mount Vernon on New Year’s Eve.Tryouts begin on Wednesday for the Mount Vernon ShamRocks, which are being held at the Boys & Girls Club on South 6th Avenue.The ShamRocks are being ...

  8. Iona Adds Veteran Coach From Baylor To Basketball Staff

    Iona Adds Veteran Coach From Baylor To Basketball Staff

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - A veteran coach from a prestigious Division I school is taking his talents to Westchester to join Iona College men’s basketball coach Tim Cluess’ staff.Following eight seasons at Baylor University, Tim Maloney is joining the Gaels for the upcoming basketball season as an assistant coach to Cluess.According to Iona officials, “Maloney's experience and feel for the ...

  9. Minors Can No Longer Play Bingo In New York Under New Law

    Minors Can No Longer Play Bingo In New York Under New Law

    A new state law went into effect on Sunday, banning anyone under the age of 18 from playing Bingo.The New York State Gaming Commission says the law was changed in an effort to bring Bingo’s minimum age in line with other forms of legal gambling, according to WHEC-TV. The change comes in a statewide effort to raise the age to that of legal gambling or lottery games.Minors under the age ...

  10. Two Westchester Men Sentenced For 2016 Ambush Murder

    Two Westchester Men Sentenced For 2016 Ambush Murder

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pair of White Plains men have been sentenced to years in state prison after pleading guilty to their roles in a fatal shooting that took the life of a Peekskill man last year.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday that shooter 22-year-old Aaron George and his getaway driver, Michael Djukic, 21, have been sentenced ...

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