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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. 'Sexually Violent' Ex-Westchester Kung Fu Instructor Reports Move

    'Sexually Violent' Ex-Westchester Kung Fu Instructor Reports Move

    A registered "sexually violent" offender convicted of sexually abusing four young girls while he was a kung fu instructor in Northern Westchester has reported a move into Putnam County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester and Putnam residents regarding the residency of 75-year-old Frank DeMaria, who has moved from ...

  2. Fire Crews Called In For 'Explosion-Type Sounds' Near Northern Westchester Ice Cream Shop

    Fire Crews Called In For 'Explosion-Type Sounds' Near Northern Westchester Ice Cream Shop

    All hands were on deck after a report of “explosion-type sounds” near a popular Westchester ice cream shop.The Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department received reports of unknown explosion-type sounds near The Blue Pig on Maple Street on Tuesday night, prompting a full department response from firefighters.Officials said that there were multiple reports of similar occurrences recently in the ...

  3. FBI Holding Information Session For Those Interested In Becoming Special Agents

    FBI Holding Information Session For Those Interested In Becoming Special Agents

    Think you have what it takes to be a special agent in the FBI? The FBI in New York is recruiting interested parties from all backgrounds to join the organization as a special agent.Representatives from the FBI will be on hand from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 in Marillac Hall at St. John’s University on Utopia Parkway in Queens. The free information session will cover all ...

  4. Play Ball! 12-Year-Old From Scarsdale Raises $20K For Youth Baseball

    Play Ball! 12-Year-Old From Scarsdale Raises $20K For Youth Baseball

    A big-hearted baseball fan from Westchester is making sure that all kids his age have the opportunity to “play ball.”Scarsdale resident Evan Schiff, 12, is donating more than $20,000 in brand new baseball equipment, including bats, balls, gloves, helmets, catching gear, and more to help build up Mount Vernon’s RBI youth baseball program. “I want kids to be able to enjoy the sport as ...

  5. Mamaroneck Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of 2-Year-Old Daughter

    Mamaroneck Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of 2-Year-Old Daughter

    The 29-year-old Westchester mother who allegedly killed her 2-year-old daughter and attempted to stab two police officers providing her aid has been arraigned on a murder charge.Mamaroneck resident Cynthia Arce was in Westchester County Court on Tuesday for her arraignment, where she was charged with one count of second-degree murder, for the death of her toddler daughter, Gabriella ...

  6. Man Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Multiple Sex Crimes In Westchester

    Man Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Multiple Sex Crimes In Westchester

    A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to decades behind bars for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman and a teenager in Northern Westchester.Ronal Danilo Sandoval-Campos of Purdys has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison after being found guilty on eight counts related to sex crimes dating back to 2016, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., announced on ...

  7. Spray-Painted Swastika Found In Westchester

    Spray-Painted Swastika Found In Westchester

    Police worked quickly over the weekend after a swastika was found spray painted on a street sign in Westchester.Officials said the swastika was found over the weekend, and Village of Ardsley Police worked quickly to have the sign taken down and launched an investigation into who spray painted the swastika.The Westchester County Human Rights Commission condemned the vandalism, urging the ...

  8. Seen Him? Police Attempt To Locate A Man Wanted In Westchester

    Seen Him? Police Attempt To Locate A Man Wanted In Westchester

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspected wanted on a criminal contempt charge that he failed to answer in court, leading to a warrant for his arrest.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding Michael Pettiford, 48, who has been described as a 5-foot-10 African American man weighing approximately 175 ...

  9. Alleged Drug Dealer Nabbed During Police Response To Domestic Incident In Mercedes-Benz

    Alleged Drug Dealer Nabbed During Police Response To Domestic Incident In Mercedes-Benz

    A domestic dispute between two parties inside a parked Mercedes-Benz led to drug charges for a Dutchess County man who was found in possession of crack cocaine, heroin and other drugs that were being prepared for distribution.New York State Police troopers responded to Orchard Street in Poughkeepsie shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to assist officers from the City of ...

  10. Woman Asleep In Car After Crash In Westchester Charged With DWI, Police Say

    Woman Asleep In Car After Crash In Westchester Charged With DWI, Police Say

    A woman fell asleep behind the wheel of her car after allegedly drinking, driving, and crashing into a guardrail in Northern Westchester, police said.Members of the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to a stretch of Crompond Road (Route 202) at approximately 6 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, where there was a report of a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway. It was ...

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