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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. Police Officer From Westchester Comes To Aid Of Man Involved In Crash

    Police Officer From Westchester Comes To Aid Of Man Involved In Crash

    A police officer from Westchester County helped save the life of a motorcycle crash victim on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey who suffered leg injuries.Mount Pleasant Police Officer Joseph Aufiero was traveling northbound near midnight on the parkway on Sunday, near exit 161 in Paramus when he encountered the crash victim lying in the roadway.Aufiero, a Westlake High School ...

  2. New Rochelle Rectifies Red Light Camera Ticket Snafu

    New Rochelle Rectifies Red Light Camera Ticket Snafu

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - An incidental issue involving tickets doled out for red light camera infractions in New Rochelle may have reportedly cost some motorists money.In the past few years, red light cameras have been installed at some of New Rochelle’s busiest intersections in an effort to improve traffic safety throughout the city. Each violation costs a motorist $50.On those ticket ...

  3. Man Sentenced In Westchester Rape, Robbery Spree

    Man Sentenced In Westchester Rape, Robbery Spree

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A man has been sentenced to a term between 20 years and life in prison as a violent felony offender following a rape and robbery spree in Westchester County.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Tuesday that 38-year-old Akhim Blount, who is homeless, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a 13-count indictment stemming ...

  4. Seen Him? Sammy The Cat Missing In Pelham

    Seen Him? Sammy The Cat Missing In Pelham

    PELHAM, N.Y. - A family in Pelham is hopeful of the community’s assistance as they attempt to reunite with their missing cat.Sammy, an 8-year-old tabby was last seen walking up Fourth Avenue on Saturday, July 8, after someone let the indoor cat outside. His coat is brown with black stripes.Anyone who may spot Sammy has been asked to contact Carol by calling (917) 553-3851.

  5. Carousel Remains Closed After Fire Breaks Out At Playland

    Carousel Remains Closed After Fire Breaks Out At Playland

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Officials with Rye Playland are hopeful of repairing the 102-year-old carousel that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.Dozens of riders had to be evacuated from the popular carousel when a fire sparked at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Playland, prompting firefighters from several municipalities to respond to the scene.The carousel suffered water ...

  6. Scarsdale Police Track Down DWI Suspect Following Car, Foot Chases

    Scarsdale Police Track Down DWI Suspect Following Car, Foot Chases

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A wanted man from Mount Vernon attempting to flee from police in Scarsdale flipped his vehicle in Eastchester and attempted to run from officers before eventually being caught and busted for multiple felonies.Scarsdale patrol officers conducting DWI enforcement on Post Road on Sunday morning spotted a 2009 Acura traveling at a high rate of speed, crossing the ...

  7. 11 Displaced After House Fire Breaks Out In Yonkers

    11 Displaced After House Fire Breaks Out In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Members of the American Red Cross are assisting 11 people in Yonkers who were displaced following a fire in their Nepperhan Avenue home on Sunday.A basement fire broke out at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, officials confirmed, prompting a heavy response from dozens of firefighters.The fire is believed to have been started my an electrical malfunction, ...

  8. Movie Theater Evacuated In New Rochelle

    Movie Theater Evacuated In New Rochelle

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Movie-goers in New Rochelle got a brief scare on Friday afternoon when alarms went off, forcing an evacuation.Officials confirmed that several alarms went off in the Regal New Roc Stadium 18 Theater on Friday afternoon, prompting a temporary evacuation.The alarms reportedly went off due to a glitch. Firefighters quickly responded to the theater and checked the ...

  9. 30 Hours To Shop, New Rochelle: Amazon Prime Day Starts At 9 p.m.

    30 Hours To Shop, New Rochelle: Amazon Prime Day Starts At 9 p.m.

    Hudson Valley shoppers need not wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday, as Amazon kicks off its annual Prime Day, which will run longer than 24 hours this year.Prime Day kicks off at 9 p.m. on Monday, lasting until 3 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, with new deals being offered every five minutes, according to Amazon.A preview of the deals that will be available during Prime Day has been ...

  10. Police Investigating Westchester Raffle Scam Involving Childhood Cancer

    Police Investigating Westchester Raffle Scam Involving Childhood Cancer

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - An alleged fundraising scam involving a child who died of cancer in which tickets were sold throughout Westchester is being investigated by Yonkers Police.An alert has been issued to local residents following reports of the alleged scam, which involves an unidentified person selling “fundraiser” tickets for a raffle related to Nolan Scully, who died from ...

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