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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. Teen Faces Felony Charge For Making Terror Threat Against Hudson Valley School

    Teen Faces Felony Charge For Making Terror Threat Against Hudson Valley School

    A teenager facing a felony charge of making a terroristic threat after he allegedly made “credible threats” against his school on social media was back in court this week.Brendan Vaughan, 18, a student at Washingtonville High School in Orange County, made a post on Snapchat in June, stating that he needed a gun and questioning “what would happen if someone shot up the school tomorrow.” ...

  2. NY DMV First In Nation To Use New Technology To Cut Down On Underage Drinking

    NY DMV First In Nation To Use New Technology To Cut Down On Underage Drinking

    The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has become the first in the nation to pilot a new program utilizing technology to crack down on underage drinking.New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the DMV has launched a pilot program “using state-of-the-art technology to crack down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs.” The technology, which was developed by a New ...

  3. Mariano Rivera Makes Surprise Appearance At New Rochelle National Night Out

    Mariano Rivera Makes Surprise Appearance At New Rochelle National Night Out

    National Night Out was a Hall of Fame event in New Rochelle this week, as Mariano Rivera made a special guest appearance.Attendees received a surprise on Tuesday afternoon when they went to fetch a sausage outside the New Rochelle Police Department, as the Yankee legend was behind the grill. Rivera was sporting a t-shirt representing his wife’s church, Refugio de Esperanza, which is ...

  4. State Trooper Injured After Cruiser Overturns In Route 9 Crash

    State Trooper Injured After Cruiser Overturns In Route 9 Crash

    A New York State Police trooper suffered injuries after being involved in a one-car crash in the Hudson Valley.New York State Police in Livingston are investigating the crash, which took place in a patrol vehicle being driven by trooper Theresa Filippini at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday night on Route 9 in Stockport in Columbia County.Investigators said that Filippini was driving ...

  5. Man Sentenced For Fatal Stabbing Of Co-Worker At Westchester Restaurant

    Man Sentenced For Fatal Stabbing Of Co-Worker At Westchester Restaurant

    A 23-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing his co-worker at a Westchester restaurant.Queens resident Francisco Smile Nicasio-Ramirez has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon dating back to an incident at the Dia and Noche restaurant on McLean ...

  6. New Rochelle HS Principal Out After Attempting To Rescind Resignation

    New Rochelle HS Principal Out After Attempting To Rescind Resignation

    Former New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richardson has officially lost two jobs in less than a month.Richardson is leaving the district, and the Board of Education announced that Assistant Principal Joseph Starvaggi would take over on as principal an interim basis on Tuesday. Camille Edwards-Thomas has been named as Starvaggi’s replacement.Last month, Richardson announced his ...

  7. Westchester Man, 23, Second Suspect Charged In Fatal Shooting

    Westchester Man, 23, Second Suspect Charged In Fatal Shooting

    A second man has been implicated in the fatal shooting of a man in Northern Westchester last month, authorities announced on Wednesday.Shrub Oak resident Sean Deleon, 23, was arrested by the Peekskill Police Department and charged with second-degree murder for his alleged role into the shooting of 22-year-old Khalil Lyons in Peekskill on July 13. On July 27, a Peekskill ...

  8. New York Congressman Arrested On Insider Trading Charges

    New York Congressman Arrested On Insider Trading Charges

    A Republican Congressman from New York has been indicted on charges that claim he used insider information about a biotechnology company to make stock trades.Chris Collins, who represents a district in western New York was charged - along with his son, Cameron and Cameron's fiancée's father, Stephen Zarsky - with a host of charges, including conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, and ...

  9. Ex-Scarsdale Village Justice John 'The Judge' Galloway Dies At 78

    Ex-Scarsdale Village Justice John 'The Judge' Galloway Dies At 78

    John H. Galloway III, affectionately known in Scarsdale as “The Judge,” died on Aug. 3, 2018. Born on Aug. 29, 1939 in New York to Mary Phillips Galloway and John Henry Galloway Jr., John resided in the Scarsdale area for much of his life.John attended Stepinac High School, Georgetown and Cornell Universities, and Fordham Law School. John and his wife, Frances, formed a law practice in ...

  10. State Pledges $5M For Memorial Field If Mount Vernon Gives Up Control

    State Pledges $5M For Memorial Field If Mount Vernon Gives Up Control

    As the battle over Memorial Field rages in Mount Vernon, New York State has offered $5 million to help rebuild the once vibrant park - but with a caveat.New York State has offered the money, but only if Mount Vernon cedes control to Westchester County to handle construction efforts, officials said. The field has been a sore spot for locals and elected officials as it lays dormant, with ...

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