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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. Man Hits Car With Bat In Hudson Valley Road Rage Incident, Police Say

    Man Hits Car With Bat In Hudson Valley Road Rage Incident, Police Say

    Police intervention was required following a road rage incident on I-87 in Ramapo on Wednesday when a motorist damaged another driver’s vehicle with a baseball bat.State Police troopers were dispatched to a stretch of the interstate shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, where there was a report of a possible road rage incident involving two motorists.According to police, the ...

  2. Motorist Caught With Cannabis Candies In Hudson Valley Stop

    Motorist Caught With Cannabis Candies In Hudson Valley Stop

    A 34-year-old man is facing multiple felony drug charges after being busted by state police with hundreds of grams of controlled cannabis during a routine traffic stop on I-87 in Orange County.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop of West Belmar, N.J., resident Mark McNulty shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday night in Newburgh for an equipment violation. During the ...

  3. Teen Makes 'Disturbing, Violent' Threat To Westchester School, Police Say

    Teen Makes 'Disturbing, Violent' Threat To Westchester School, Police Say

    A  teenager is facing criminal charges after allegedly making threats against his school and posting violent images on social media.Officers from the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to the Hawthorne PEARLS School on April 16, to investigate a report of a student who made threats against the school.According to police, the investigation into the threats determined that a ...

  4. Teen Pleads Guilty To Killing Man In Westchester Apartment Building

    Teen Pleads Guilty To Killing Man In Westchester Apartment Building

    A 16-year-old has pleaded guilty to his role in the fatal shooting of a Westchester man in an apartment stairwell last summer.Trevon Major of Greenburgh has pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter and one count of criminal possession of a weapon, both violent felonies, following the death of Joseph Smith III in August last year, Westchester County District Attorney ...

  5. Know Her? Police Seek Yonkers Woman Wanted For Grand Larceny

    Know Her? Police Seek Yonkers Woman Wanted For Grand Larceny

    A day after the U.S. Marshals helped police in Yonkers apprehend a longtime wanted man, an alert was issued for a woman wanted by the department for grand larceny.The Yonkers Police Department Warrant Squad issued an alert this week for 21-year-old Ambar Guevara, who was last spotted in the area of Morris Street and is wanted on a charge of fourth-degree grand larceny.Police described ...

  6. Ban On Texting, Walking Proposed By State Lawmaker

    Ban On Texting, Walking Proposed By State Lawmaker

    While texting and driving has been illegal for some time, a New York politician has a plan to curtail texting and walking.Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has introduced legislation that would amend the state’s current law to prohibit pedestrians from using devices while crossing the street, similar to laws that were put in place in California and Hawaii, which comes with a $100 fine.The ban ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Police Bust Pair Attempting To Defraud Bronxville Bank Two Days In A Row

    Police Bust Pair Attempting To Defraud Bronxville 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 ...

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