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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Mohegan Lake Man Faces DWI Charge After Failing To Stay In Lane, Police Say

    Mohegan Lake Man Faces DWI Charge After Failing To Stay In Lane, Police Say

    A Mohegan Lake man is facing multiple misdemeanor charges following an early morning traffic stop when he was allegedly drinking and driving.An officer from the Yorktown Police Department on patrol on Route 6 (East Main Street) conducted a traffic stop of Nicholas Horbatuk, 38, at approximately 2:38 a.m. on Wednesday morning after he was spotted unable to maintain his lane of ...

  2. 35K Felons On Parole Now Can Vote Under Cuomo Executive Order

    35K Felons On Parole Now Can Vote Under Cuomo Executive Order

    Thousands of parolees now have the right to vote following an executive order signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Cuomo signed on Wednesday the executive order, which restores voting rights to an estimated 35,000 men and women on parole in the state. The reform restores the right to vote upon release from incarceration and “reverses disenfranchisement for thousands of New ...

  3. Pair Nabbed With Loaded Pistol, Cocaine In I-684 Stop

    Pair Nabbed With Loaded Pistol, Cocaine In I-684 Stop

    Two men are facing felony weapon and charges after being busted by state police with cocaine and an illegally possessed handgun during a routine traffic stop on I-684 in Putnam County.New York State Police troopers on patrol at approximately 9 p.m. on April 14 conducted a traffic stop of a 2006 GMC being driven by Waterbury resident Kurtis Leduc, 36, on I-684 in Southeast for a series ...

  4. Police Bust Pair Attempting To Defraud Westchester Bank Two Days In A Row

    Police Bust Pair Attempting To Defraud Westchester Bank Two Days In A Row

    Lightning didn’t strike twice for a pair attempting to defraud a Westchester bank who were busted in their getaway car.Investigators in Bronxville received a report of fraudulent activity at the Bronxville Trustco Bank branch on April 12, which led to an investigation by police detectives, who used Village Surveillance Cameras to track two suspects leaving the bank and getting into a ...

  5. Tickets For Texting More Than Double For NY Motorists

    Tickets For Texting More Than Double For NY Motorists

    Although many New Yorkers have caught on when it comes to recognizing the perils of talking on cell phones while driving, most still aren’t putting their phones down as tickets for texting while driving continue to rise.Data collected by the state from 2012 to 2016 has found that tickets for talking on cell phones have fallen 47 percent statewide; however, during that same period, ...

  6. Gas Prices Reach Highest Point In Nearly Three Years, AAA Reports

    Gas Prices Reach Highest Point In Nearly Three Years, AAA Reports

    There is no relief in sight for area motorists at the pump, as the national gas price average hits its highest point since the summer of 2015.As of this week, national gas prices reached an average of $2.71 per gallon, four cents lower than the high of $2.67 from last year, and prices are only expected to keep rising, according to the latest report from AAA. The price is up 6 cents from ...

  7. Westchester State Swimming Champ Heading To University Of Hawaii

    Westchester State Swimming Champ Heading To University Of Hawaii

    One of Westchester’s finest amateur swimmers is taking his talents to the Aloha State.New Rochelle High School senior Michael Lawson, who became a two-time state champion this year, announced his intention to head to Hawaii following graduation, where he will take to the pool at the University of Hawaii.An all-American, Lawson has competed in the New York State High School Swimming ...

  8. Two-Day Effort Announced To Save Lives On I-95

    Two-Day Effort Announced To Save Lives On I-95

    Law enforcement agencies up and down the east coast are teaming to protect motorists on I-95 as part of the National Drive to Save Lives Campaign.State police agencies from 15 east coast states - including New York and Connecticut - are teaming in an effort to “keep one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates, I-95 safe and fatality-free.”There will be an increased police ...

  9. Westchester Toddler Killed By Blunt Force Trauma, Medical Examiner Says

    Westchester Toddler Killed By Blunt Force Trauma, Medical Examiner Says

    An autopsy performed by the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that the toddler who was killed by his father earlier this week died from blunt force trauma to his body.The 2-year-old boy was found unresponsive by his mother on Monday night in the Esplande Gardens apartment building in Mount Vernon when she returned home from work. After rushing him to Montefiore ...

  10. Duo Nabbed For Trying To Cash Fake $14K Check In Westchester

    Duo Nabbed For Trying To Cash Fake $14K Check In Westchester

    Two men are facing criminal charges after allegedly attempting to cash a fraudulent check for nearly $14,000 in Westchester, police said.Bronxville Police Chief Christopher Satriale announced the arrests of Bronx residents Chaz Broadnax, 26, and Andrew Barrington, 29, who were busted cashing a fake check worth $13,963.20 at a local bank.A bank manager at a Bronxville branch alerted ...

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