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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. Man Charged With Murdering Woman At Historic Armory In New Rochelle

    Man Charged With Murdering Woman At Historic Armory In New Rochelle

    A 28-year-old man is facing life in prison for allegedly killing a homeless woman whose body was found outside the former historic Armory building on Main Street in New Rochelle.Jose Olmos, who is homeless, was arraigned this week on murder charges for allegedly beating Nurten Jeljuk on Friday, July 27. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison ...

  2. Former Head Cook At Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Admits To Committing Sexual Act

    Former Head Cook At Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Admits To Committing Sexual Act

    A former head cook at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills has admitted to sexually abusing an inmate at the complex.Garth Trail, 62, has pleaded guilty to one felony count of criminal sexual acts in Westchester County Court for engaging in a sexual act with an inmate on Sept. 27 last year.Trail admitted to having sexual contact with the inmate in the kitchen area of the ...

  3. Opening Date Set For New Whole Foods In Westchester

    Opening Date Set For New Whole Foods In Westchester

    The area's newest Whole Foods store will be opening just in time for the holidays.The 40,000-square-foot location is set to open at Chappaqua Crossing on Wednesday, Dec. 12, complete with a grand opening complete with complimentary coffee on North Bedford Road.“We are excited to be part of the greater Chappaqua and Northern Westchester community,”  Alex Saa, the store team leader, ...

  4. TV Director From Northern Westchester Scheduled To Appear In Court For Spying On Teen Nanny

    TV Director From Northern Westchester Scheduled To Appear In Court For Spying On Teen Nanny

    A former television director is scheduled to appear in court this week to allow a judge to determine his “risk” of sexually offending after pleading guilty to spying on his teenage nanny in his Northern Westchester home.Daniel Switzen, who worked at CNBC and has a home in Pleasantville, is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for his SORA hearing, after being sentenced to five years ...

  5. Sound The Alarm: Crashes Spike When Daylight Saving Ends, AAA Says

    Sound The Alarm: Crashes Spike When Daylight Saving Ends, AAA Says

    While many were glad to get an extra hour of sleep due to the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, AAA is cautioning that commuters need to be wary of drowsy driving due to the clock shift.Between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. during the evening commute, when the sky turns to twilight, crashes spike by 45 percent in the region, according to AAA, citing the end of Daylight Saving Time.“Even though ...

  6. Facebook Opens Pop-Ups In Macy's Stores

    Facebook Opens Pop-Ups In Macy's Stores

    While traditional brick-and-mortar retail locations continue to survive on life support, social media giant Facebook is going in the opposite direction, opening a series of pop-up stores at Macy’s throughout the country.Facebook is opening small business pop-up locations at nine Macy’s stores, marking the social media giant’s first foray into traditional retail sales. The stores will ...

  7. Wegmans, With Store Coming In Westchester, Earns Top Ranking For Best Retail Workplaces

    Wegmans, With Store Coming In Westchester, Earns Top Ranking For Best Retail Workplaces

    Wegmans, which is preparing for a new market in Westchester, has been ranked as the top place to work in retail, according to Great Place to Work and Fortune.Each year, Great Place to Work takes anonymous surveys of nearly 650,000 employees in the retail industry to determine which are the best employers. This is the third consecutive year that Wegmans took the top spot.According ...

  8. Video: Multiple Larcenies From Cars Under Investigation In Westchester

    Video: Multiple Larcenies From Cars Under Investigation In Westchester

    Do you know them?New York State Police investigators in Westchester have issued an alert and provided a video following multiple larcenies from vehicles in Cortlandt over the past two months.According to police, “the evidence available at this time is limited, but the four suspects are believed to be young white or Hispanic males.” In the surveillance video released by ...

  9. These Westchester Communities Rank Highest In Household Income

    These Westchester Communities Rank Highest In Household Income

    It’s no secret that Westchester County is home to some of New York’s wealthiest communities, but which rank the highest?In a newly released report by Statistical Atlas, the organization calculated which areas in Westchester have the highest household income, reviewing data from the 2010 census and 2012 through 2016 American Community Survey.The median income in Westchester sits at ...

  10. Westchester Man In Parked Car At Diner Caught With Cocaine, Drug Paraphernalia, Police Say

    Westchester Man In Parked Car At Diner Caught With Cocaine, Drug Paraphernalia, Police Say

    A Westchester man parked outside a Fairfield County diner is facing drug charges after being caught with cocaine and allegedly smoking marijuana in the parking lot, police said.Officers from the Wilton Police Department approached Bronxville resident Gustavo Paulino in his car at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Orem’s Diner when they smelled burnt marijuana coming from the ...

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