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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 Warn Residents Of Scam Involving Internet Transactions

    Police Warn Residents Of Scam Involving Internet Transactions

    A new scam is making the rounds in the area, police are cautioning.The scam has become prevalent involving Internet transactions on platforms such as Craigslist and other similar sites.Police said that the scam takes place when a suspect, posing as a buyer, pays the victim for an item with either a fraudulent or bad check. Before the check can bounce or be discovered as a fake, and ...

  2. Westchester HS Football Standout Nominated For USA Football Heart Of A Giant Award

    Westchester HS Football Standout Nominated For USA Football Heart Of A Giant Award

    A trio of Hudson Valley high school varsity football standouts have been nominated by their coaches for a prestigious award that is sponsored in part through the New York Giants.High School seniors Eric Genua (Suffern Senior High School in Rockland), Harry Ravitz (Pelham Memorial High School in Westchester) and Frank Wise (Pine Bush High School in Orange County) have been nominated for ...

  3. Ex-Cuomo Aide From Westchester To Be Sentenced For Taking $300K In Bribes

    Ex-Cuomo Aide From Westchester To Be Sentenced For Taking $300K In Bribes

    Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who lives in Northern Westchester and was convicted of three felonies earlier this year is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday.Percoco, a South Salem resident, was found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of solicitation of bribes or gratuities and acquitted of two ...

  4. Know Him? Police Seek To Track Down Wanted Westchester Man

    Know Him? Police Seek To Track Down Wanted Westchester Man

    Do you know him? Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding 29-year-old Ronald Herrera, who is wanted on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief.Police described Herrera as a 6-foot Hispanic man weighing approximately 200 pounds with brown hair and brown ...

  5. Convicted Felon Admits To Using Forged ID At Four Westchester Banks In One Day

    Convicted Felon Admits To Using Forged ID At Four Westchester Banks In One Day

    A 55-year-old convicted felon who attempted to steal a Connecticut man’s identity at multiple Westchester County banks has admitted to his crimes.Jose Cabrera has pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, after he went to banks in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Ossining and Thornwood with a forged Connecticut driver’s license and attempted to take out ...

  6. Seen Her? Woman Wanted Following Incident In Westchester

    Seen Her? Woman Wanted Following Incident In Westchester

    Have you seen her?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a woman wanted by the Village of Ossining Court dating back to her 2006 arrest for attempting to smuggle drugs into the Sing Sing Correctional Facility.Viera is wanted on charges that include the introduction of contraband to prisoners, bail jumping and unlawful possession ...

  7. Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    With Labor Day having past, and schools back in session, officials are warning area residents to begin preparations for flu season, which is fast approaching.Flu season kicks off in earnest in October each year, though patients can still be susceptible to certain strains in September, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said that reported cases tend to ...

  8. New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    When purchasing a new car, one considers many things: is it reliable? How is the gas mileage? How much does it cost? What will the upkeep be?However, many would-be car buyers are failing to factor in the larges expense associated with purchasing a new ride: depreciation, according to AAA.AAA’s “Your Driving Costs” study found that the largest expense associated with purchasing a new ...

  9. '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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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