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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Several Injured In Wrong-Way Crash On Hutchinson Parkway In New Rochelle

    Several Injured In Wrong-Way Crash On Hutchinson Parkway In New Rochelle

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A woman from Pelham is expected to be charged with drinking and driving after being involved in a wrong-way crash on the Hutchinson River Parkway that injured no less than five people.Westchester County police said that charges were pending against a 42-year-old woman from Pelham - whose name has not been released - who was involved in an accident on the ...

  2. Controls Of Tree-Killing, Emerald Ash Borers Increased In Westchester

    Controls Of Tree-Killing, Emerald Ash Borers Increased In Westchester

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Agriculture and Markets is expanding a quarantine of the transportation of ash wood in parts of the Hudson Valley and other parts of the state as it hopes to contain the spread of the emerald ash borer, a  beetle that feeds on ash species.This week, the DEC announced that the expanded quarantine would cover 43 ...

  3. Road Work Advisory: Lane Closures Scheduled For Saw Mill Parkway

    Road Work Advisory: Lane Closures Scheduled For Saw Mill Parkway

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists traveling through Westchester County may soon experience delays on Saw Mill River Parkway as road work continues in Pleasantville and Mount Pleasant.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that construction activities will result in overnight closures of the parkway between exit 27 (Marble Avenue) and exit 30 (Grant Street) through ...

  4. One Charged After Police Bust Underage Drinking Party In Bronxville

    One Charged After Police Bust Underage Drinking Party In Bronxville

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A group of teenagers was busted by police in Bronxville with drugs and alcohol after using a neighbor’s home to party while he was out of town.On Friday, May 12, a Lee Place resident reported to police that he had been advised by neighbors that his backyard was being used for an underage drinking party. Shortly before midnight, police were dispatched to the ...

  5. Hudson Valley Residents Will Become State Police Troopers

    Hudson Valley Residents Will Become State Police Troopers

    More than a dozen law enforcement officers from the Hudson Valley were among the near 200 men and women who were welcomed to the ranks of the New York State Police by Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the 205th session graduate ceremony.On Thursday, Cuomo congratulated 192 new members of the state police, who have each graduated from the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy. The new ...

  6. New Rochelle High School Principal Named 'Administrator Of The Year'

    New Rochelle High School Principal Named 'Administrator Of The Year'

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - A New Rochelle educator has been named Administor of the Year by the Empire State Supervisor and Administrator’s Association.The ESSAA has announced that New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richardson has been Named Administrator of the Year for Region 2, which covers both Westchester and Putnam County.According to the ESSAA, Richardson was recognized for “his ...

  7. Firearm Threat Leads To Lockdown At Edgemont High School

    Firearm Threat Leads To Lockdown At Edgemont High School

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Edgemont High School was temporarily locked down on Monday after an unknown suspect left a written message regarding the possession of a firearm, Greenburgh Police said.At approximately 8:45 a.m., members of the Greenburgh Police Department were dispatched to the high school to investigate the isolated incident, as school administrators placed the school on lockdown ...

  8. Man Assaults Co-Worker With Pitchfork, Broom, Scarsdale Police Say

    Man Assaults Co-Worker With Pitchfork, Broom, Scarsdale Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A worker at the Boulder Brook Equestrian Center in Scarsdale was arrested after allegedly assaulting his co-worker with a pitchfork and broom for “not closing the stable doors behind him.”Shortly before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, police were dispatched to the Equestrian Center following a call from a man - later identified as Mario E. Lucas-Gonzalez  - who ...

  9. Mount Vernon Mayor's Vision For Memorial Field Gets National Attention

    Mount Vernon Mayor's Vision For Memorial Field Gets National Attention

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The United States Conference of Mayors has reportedly taken a special interest in Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas’ ambitious plans to revitalize Memorial Field.Last year, Thomas’ office released his “Mount Vernon Playbook,” which outlined his plans for the once vibrant and lively recreation hub, and has since been meeting with the community as they discuss the ...

  10. New Rochelle Ranks Among Nation's Most Diverse Cities, Study Says

    New Rochelle Ranks Among Nation's Most Diverse Cities, Study Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Yonkers and New Rochelle both ranked among America’s most diverse cities according to a nationwide survey conducted by WalletHub. In the diversity series study, Yonkers was ranked fifth among midsized cities - municipalities with between 100,000 and 300,000 residents - and New Rochelle was ranked sixth among small cities - municipalities with fewer than ...

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