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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. Police Dish Out 100 Tickets In Separate Sprain Brook Parkway Details

    Police Dish Out 100 Tickets In Separate Sprain Brook Parkway Details

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - New York State Police conducted a special speed enforcement detail on the Sprain Brook Parkway this week, citing dozens of drivers for various violations, including one motorist driving faster than 100 mph.On Wednesday, April 12, the state police conducted a six-hour detail on the parkway, issuing 28 tickets for speeding violations, one ticket for a motorist ...

  2. State Police Launching 'Best, Brightest' Recruiting Effort For New Troopers

    State Police Launching 'Best, Brightest' Recruiting Effort For New Troopers

    New York State Police have launched a new recruiting effort as they look to attract “the best and brightest qualified candidates to join one of the most highly respected law enforcement organizations in the country” as they celebrate their 100-year anniversary.On Wednesday, state police announced that they are currently accepting applications online, and have scheduled weekly exams for ...

  3. Police Seek Suspect That Fired Gun At Woman During Dispute In Westchester

    Police Seek Suspect That Fired Gun At Woman During Dispute In Westchester

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Detectives with the Yonkers Police Department are searching for a suspect that allegedly fired a gun at a female relative following a domestic dispute.At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, officers were dispatched to a Hamilton Avenue apartment complex where there was a reported fight, with a single gunshot being fired, Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said on ...

  4. New Rochelle Police Department Boasts Lowest Crime Rate In 56 Years

    New Rochelle Police Department Boasts Lowest Crime Rate In 56 Years

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - New Rochelle has retained the lowest crime rate among similar Westchester County municipalities, according to the Police Department’s 2016 Annual Report.In 2016, the department responded to more than 52,000 calls for service - a 4.2 percent increase from 2015 - and crime is at its lowest rate in more than five decades. New Rochelle showed the lowest amount of Part 1 ...

  5. Man Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Mount Vernon Girls Basketball Star

    Man Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Mount Vernon Girls Basketball Star

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The man accused of shooting and killing 13-year-old Shamoya McKenzie in Mount Vernon on New Year’s Eve has been indicted on murder and weapons charges.David Hardy has been charged with felony counts of second-degree murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon following the investigation into the fatal shooting that took McKenzie’s life ...

  6. Mount Vernon Mother Charged After 5-Year-Old Shoots Self In Face

    Mount Vernon Mother Charged After 5-Year-Old Shoots Self In Face

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Mount Vernon woman has been remanded to the Westchester County Jail for her role in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who shot herself in the face with an illegal gun in Yonkers.On Thursday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino Jr. announced that 24-year-old Tantania Manners has been charged with a misdemeanor count of endangering the ...

  7. Suspect Used Brass Knuckles In Westchester Burglary, Police Say

    Suspect Used Brass Knuckles In Westchester Burglary, Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 35-year-old man is facing felony charges after being busted attempting to accost a woman barricaded in a room during a home burglary with brass knuckles in Cortlandt, state police said.The woman told troopers that she and the suspect dated in high school but she had not had any contact with him since then, as Daily Voice first reported Tuesday.At ...

  8. Google Tip Led To Westchester School Employee's Child Porn Arrest

    Google Tip Led To Westchester School Employee's Child Porn Arrest

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A tip from Google led to the arrest announced Tuesday of a former Mount Kisco Fire Department chief who was working at a private school in Bedford after he allegedly uploaded child porn from a computer in his Westchester home where he lived with his wife and daughter.On Friday, April 7, investigators with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office ...

  9. Police Investigate Overnight Stabbing In Westchester

    Police Investigate Overnight Stabbing In Westchester

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Detectives in Yonkers are asking for the community’s assistance as they continue their investigation into an overnight stabbing.Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, April 11, police were dispatched to a mixed-use Riverdale Avenue building, where there was a reported stabbing incident, Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said on Wednesday.According to Politopoulos, a ...

  10. Sex Offender Accused Of Sodomizing 18-Year-Old Moves To Mount Vernon

    Sex Offender Accused Of Sodomizing 18-Year-Old Moves To Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A registered sex offender accused of raping a teenage girl has changed addresses in Mount Vernon.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Wednesday to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 59-year-old William Keegan, who has moved to an apartment on South Terrace from a residence on Haven Avenue in Mount Vernon.The ...

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