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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. New Rochelle Mayor Forms Advisory Committee On Immigrant Affairs

    New Rochelle Mayor Forms Advisory Committee On Immigrant Affairs

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Days after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the planned dissolution of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson announced the formation of an Advisory Committee on Immigrant Affairs (ACIA) in the city.The mayor said the non-partisan committee, comprised of volunteers with different backgrounds will provide him ...

  2. Separate Bear Sightings Reported Within Two Miles In Westchester

    Separate Bear Sightings Reported Within Two Miles In Westchester

    Separate bear sightings were reported in two different places in North Castle within an hour over the weekend as concerned residents contacted police about the animal or animals. Police received a call at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 from a homeowner on School Street in Armonk saying that there was a bear in the roadway that retreated into the woods. An hour later, a ...

  3. Police ID Mamaroneck Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Police ID Mamaroneck Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    The MTA Police Department has released the name of the 57-year-old man from Mamaroneck who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in White Plains.Shortly after 8 p.m., the 7:29 p.m. northbound train from Grand Central Terminal due to arrive in North White Plains at 8:12 p.m. fatally struck Timothy Devanney, who was unauthorized to be on the tracks at the White Plains Station, an MTA ...

  4. Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    A man was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train in White Plains on Wednesday night.Shortly after 8 p.m., the 7:29 p.m. from Grand Central Terminal due to North White Plains at 8:12 p.m. fatally struck an unauthorized man on the tracks at the White Plains Station, an MTA spokesperson told Daily Voice on Thursday morning.No identity has been released for the victim. The ...

  5. New Rochelle Native Craig Carton Quits WFAN Show After Ticket Scam Arrest

    New Rochelle Native Craig Carton Quits WFAN Show After Ticket Scam Arrest

    With federal charges pending stemming from an investigation into a fake ticket scam, sports talk radio personality Craig Carton has resigned from his position hosting the morning show on WFAN.The 48-year-old Carton, who is a New Rochelle native, has hosted the “Boomer and Carton” morning show for a decade alongside former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason. Last week, he was taken into ...

  6. Stretch Of Popham Road To Be Closed Over The Weekend In Scarsdale

    Stretch Of Popham Road To Be Closed Over The Weekend In Scarsdale

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A stretch of Popham Road will be closed in Scarsdale over the weekend as Con Edison completes construction work in the village.Scarsdale residents received a notification on Wednesday alerting them that Popham Road will be closed in both directions between Lockwood Road and School Lane all day on Saturday, Sept. 16 to facilitate necessary work Con Ed needs to complete ...

  7. Iona Prep Junior Organizes Hurricane Relief Efforts For Florida, Texas

    Iona Prep Junior Organizes Hurricane Relief Efforts For Florida, Texas

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - While thousands in Texas and Florida are dealing with the fallout of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, an Iona Preparatory student is coordinating efforts to help some of the neediest residents who have lost everything.Bedford resident Conor Lane, a junior at Iona Prep, has organized relief efforts with the school’s Leadership Program to provide basic necessities to ...

  8. Seen Him? Police Seek Public's Help In Identifying Disoriented Yonkers Man

    Seen Him? Police Seek Public's Help In Identifying Disoriented Yonkers Man

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to identify a disoriented Westchester man reportedly suffering from memory loss.An alert was issued on Wednesday, notifying area residents that the Yonkers Police Department is looking to identify a disoriented man that may be suffering from memory loss.A photograph of the man shows him in a blue and white ...

  9. Case Postponed For Westchester Woman Who Faked Cancer Diagnosis

    Case Postponed For Westchester Woman Who Faked Cancer Diagnosis

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Westchester woman that is facing prison time after allegedly defrauding donors out of more than $50,000 by misrepresenting the fact that she had terminal cancer had her case postponed in court.Last month, Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim announced that 38-year-old Vedoutie Hoobraj - also known as Shivonie Deokaran - was arrested in Florida after allegedly ...

  10. Westchester Man Busted Sending Anti-Semitic Email To Local Official

    Westchester Man Busted Sending Anti-Semitic Email To Local Official

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 42-year-old White Plains man accused of committing a hate crime is facing a felony charge after allegedly sending an anti-Semitic email to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner last month.In response to a published article questioning the appropriateness of a Confederate memorial in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Hastings, Feiner was targeted by an anonymous ...

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