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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. Woman Busted In Westchester With Adderall, Dozens Of Prescription Pills

    Woman Busted In Westchester With Adderall, Dozens Of Prescription Pills

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A 36-year-old woman was busted by police with dozens of illegal prescription pills and other drugs at the Scarsdale Public Library over the weekend.While on larceny patrol at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, officers spotted a vehicle in the far end of the parking lot of the library, which was occupied by Elma, New York resident Laura Ogden.When police ...

  2. Police In Scarsdale Investigating Car Break-In, Wallet Theft At Tennis Club

    Police In Scarsdale Investigating Car Break-In, Wallet Theft At Tennis Club

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A man from Croton-on-Hudson had his car broken into and his wallet stolen in Scarsdale after a suspect broke his car window at a local tennis club, Scarsdale Police said.Members of the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to the County Tennis Club of Westchester on Sunday afternoon, where there was a reported larceny of a vehicle after an unknown ...

  3. Feeling Lucky, Tarrytown? Powerball Jackpot Soars To $700 Million

    Feeling Lucky, Tarrytown? Powerball Jackpot Soars To $700 Million

    Feel like trying your luck?Hudson Valley residents are lining up to purchase tickets for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, as the jackpot has swelled to $700 million.The numbers for a Saturday's drawing, which had a jackpot exceeding half a billion dollars were 17-19-39-43-68, with a Powerball number of 13, though no winning tickets were sold.Tickets are now being sold for ...

  4. Common Core Scores Rise In English, Math Says State Education Department

    Common Core Scores Rise In English, Math Says State Education Department

    Students throughout New York State showed more proficiency on Common Core tests, with scores for students in grades three through eight rising more than 1 percent in both English Language Arts and math in  2017 from 2016.The State Education Department released the results of this year’s tests, with proficiency rising in the ELA from 37.9 percent to 39.8 percent (an increase of 1.9 ...

  5. Caught: Mount Vernon Mayor Busts Contractors Dumping Concrete Into Sewers

    Caught: Mount Vernon Mayor Busts Contractors Dumping Concrete Into Sewers

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A private contracting crew was busted by Mount Vernon officials illegally dumping concrete into city sewers.Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas was driving on East Lincoln Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18 when he spotted contractors pouring concrete into a city sewer near the intersection of Hartley Avenue near the park.The situation led to a heavy ...

  6. Common Core Scores Rise In English, Math Says State Education Department

    Common Core Scores Rise In English, Math Says State Education Department

    Students throughout New York State showed more proficiency on Common Core tests, with scores for students in grades three through eight rising more than 1 percent in both English Language Arts and math in  2017 from 2016.The State Education Department released the results of this year’s tests, with proficiency rising in the ELA from 37.9 percent to 39.8 percent (an increase of 1.9 ...

  7. Fire Breaks Out At Sing Sing Prison Building

    Fire Breaks Out At Sing Sing Prison Building

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A fire broke out at a firing range building at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining Monday night.Officials confirmed that fire and police personnel were dispatched to the prison shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday night, where the small fire was reported. There were no injuries reported and there was no forced evacuation.The cause of the fire is being ...

  8. Months-Long Sprain Parkway Lane Closures Start

    Months-Long Sprain Parkway Lane Closures Start

    Work has just started on a stretch of the Sprain Brook Parkway in Westchester County that will involve lane reductions for several months as crews continue construction.Motorists planning on the Sprain Brook Parkway between Route 100C and I-287 in Greenburgh will see the roadway reduced from three lanes in each direction to two lanes.The lane reduction began Monday, Aug. 21 and is ...

  9. Teen Gets Trapped Under Work Van Outside Westchester High School

    Teen Gets Trapped Under Work Van Outside Westchester High School

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A teenager was rescued after being rpinned under a car that had nearly run over her outside of Mamaroneck High School early Monday morning.According to a News12 report, a 15-year-old student at the high school was laying down on the grass outside the school when a construction van working on the campus accidentally drove over her, trapping her.The teen was ...

  10. Scarsdale Police Bust Teen Taking Village Hall Selfies With Pants Down

    Scarsdale Police Bust Teen Taking Village Hall Selfies With Pants Down

    A Dutchess County teenager was arrested by police in Scarsdale after being busted with marijuana following unfounded reports of him taking illicit photos of himself and a friend near Village Hall.Members of the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to the Village Hall parking lot on Wednesday, Aug. 16 following reports from a court officer that two individuals were taking pictures ...

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