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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. Westchester Student Found 'Intoxicated, Unresponsive,' Police Say

    Westchester Student Found 'Intoxicated, Unresponsive,' Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police and paramedics were called to Southern Western BOCES in North White Plains after a student nearly suffered from an overdose.Members of the North Castle Police Department were dispatched to BOCES’ Rye Lake campus on Old Orchard Street shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 after the principal reported that a 17-year-old male student was intoxicated ...

  2. Mount Vernon Alumni Association Sets Students Up For Success During Drive

    Mount Vernon Alumni Association Sets Students Up For Success During Drive

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The past is giving back to the future as a Mount Vernon school alumni association delivered backpacks chock full of school supplies to some of the youngest students in the city.Members of the Graham Elementary School Alumni Association presented 50 backpacks filled with everything from crayons and notebooks to folders and calculators to first graders at the school, ...

  3. Report: Police Chief Disagrees With Mount Vernon's Days' Not Guilty Verdict

    Report: Police Chief Disagrees With Mount Vernon's Days' Not Guilty Verdict

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Days after the acquittal of Selwyn Days, the man who was charged in connection to a pair of murders more than two decades ago in Eastchester, law enforcement officials still believe they got the right guy.According to a News12 report, Eastchester Police Chief Timothy Bonci, who’s been investigating the deaths of Eastchester millionaire Archie Harris and his ...

  4. Police In Westchester Caution About 'Virtual Kidnapping' Scams

    Police In Westchester Caution About 'Virtual Kidnapping' Scams

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Law enforcement officials in Westchester are cautioning residents to be alert to avoid what has been called a “virtual kidnapping” scam.In an alert issued to residents, the Eastchester Police Department warned that it has recently received reports of deceptive telephone scams targeting residents in the community.One particular scam the department highlighted, ...

  5. Westchester County Police Help Rescue Injured Horse Off Hutch

    Westchester County Police Help Rescue Injured Horse Off Hutch

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Members of the Westchester County Police Department weren’t horsing around as they helped a 1,000-pound animal to safety after it slipped on a walkway and injured itself.Officers were dispatched to a bridle path off the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway in White Plains on Thursday, where there were reports of a horse that had been injured and required ...

  6. Student's Lawsuit To Proceed In Sex Abuse Case Involving Ex-Greeley Teacher

    Student's Lawsuit To Proceed In Sex Abuse Case Involving Ex-Greeley Teacher

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by a former Chappaqua Central School District student who claimed the school district failed him while he was being sexually abused by former Horace Greeley High School drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel.The federal judge determined that the student who filed the civil suit - one of several ...

  7. Route 9A, Lawrence Street Due To Reopen After Partial Road Collapse

    Route 9A, Lawrence Street Due To Reopen After Partial Road Collapse

    UpdateWESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Saw Mill River Road and Lawrence Street should be re-opened at approximately 7 p.m. Friday after being closed since the early morning due to a water main break and partial road collapse.Greenburgh Police made the announcement of the scheduled reopening just before 4:30 p.m.Original report:A stretch of Saw Mill River Road remains closed in Greenburgh ...

  8. New Rochelle Seasonal Employees Stole Thousands In Unemployment, DA Says

    New Rochelle Seasonal Employees Stole Thousands In Unemployment, DA Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A group of seasonal workers in Westchester County are facing multiple charges for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in unemployment benefits.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Friday that six men who were working for various employees in Westchester have been arraigned on charges claiming they allegedly claimed nearly ...

  9. Year-Long Saw Mill Parkway Bridge Replacement Set To Start

    Year-Long Saw Mill Parkway Bridge Replacement Set To Start

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway can expect delays for as long as two months as construction crews complete contracting work on area bridges.The New York State Department of Transportation has issued an alert to motorists, advising that construction on the bridges carrying the Saw Mill River Parkway over the Saw Mill River is expected to begin ...

  10. Shamoya McKenzie Foundation To Host Gala For Slain Westchester 13-Year-Old

    Shamoya McKenzie Foundation To Host Gala For Slain Westchester 13-Year-Old

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The Shamoya McKenzie Foundation is set to host its inaugural fundraising gala to celebrate the memory of the 13-year-old girls basketball star, who was shot and killed in Mount Vernon on New Year’s Eve.The gala is scheduled to be held from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 at Eastwood Manor on Eastchester Road in the Bronx, including a cocktail hour, dinner, ...

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