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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Mount Vernon Officials Host 'Stop The Violence' Basketball Tournament

    Mount Vernon Officials Host 'Stop The Violence' Basketball Tournament

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - In their continued efforts to curtail gun violence in Mount Vernon, city officials came together for the second annual “Stop the Violence” basketball tournament. Over the weekend, city officials hosted the second Project SNUG - guns spelled backward - basketball tournament, which is part of a “transformative initiative aimed at reducing violence in (Mount Vernon) ...

  2. Warning, Eastchester: Robocalls Could Get Even Worse, Schumer Says

    Warning, Eastchester: Robocalls Could Get Even Worse, Schumer Says

    Sick of annoying robocalls on your cell phone? Things may be about to get worse if telemarketers and certain political organizaitons have their way. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is asking the Federal Communications Commission to reject a “ringless voicemail” tool that he says could be used to spam cellphone users’ inboxes. Schumer has called on the FCC to end its consideration of a ...

  3. Hudson Valley Well Represented At WFAN 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Hudson Valley Well Represented At WFAN 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Some Hudson Valley dignitaries were in the house for WFAN Radio’s 30th anniversary to celebrate three decades for the one of the country’s longest running 24-hour sports talk radio channels.Among those in attendance at the 30th Anniversary celebration at Grand Central Terminal were Dutchess County resident Sweeny Murti, Scarsdale native Ed Coleman, Suzyn Waldman of Yorktown Heights, ...

  4. Uber, Lyft Making Big Westchester Pushes As Legislator Vote On Opt-Out Set

    Uber, Lyft Making Big Westchester Pushes As Legislator Vote On Opt-Out Set

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - With the legislative session over in Albany, ride hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft appear ready to make their long-awaited push into Westchester County.Uber has started an advertising campaign in Westchester County, promoting the increasingly popular national service to local residents in an effort to drum up support for an expansion into the area, ...

  5. Route 119 Lane Closures Announced

    Route 119 Lane Closures Announced

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists planning to travel on Route 119 in Westchester next week can expect delays as crews complete maintenance activity in the area.Beginning on Tuesday, June 27, and extending through Thursday, June 29, motorists can expect delays as there are various single lane closures on both sides of the roadway scheduled between Taxter Road and Route 124 (Aqueduct ...

  6. Thousands Ticketed In Statewide Crackdown On Speeding, Aggressive Drivers

    Thousands Ticketed In Statewide Crackdown On Speeding, Aggressive Drivers

    More than 21,000 tickets were doled out by police during a statewide crackdown on aggressive and speeding drivers in New York State.From June 7 through June 13, New York State Police issued 21,864 tickets during its annual “Speed Week” campaign, where they target aggressive drivers using marked patrol and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement vehicles in an effort to encourage ...

  7. Fire Forces Scarsdale Family From Home

    Fire Forces Scarsdale Family From Home

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - First responders were dispatched to a Berwick Road residence in Scarsdale on Sunday morning when an electrical fire broke out in the basement of the home.Shortly after midnight, police and fire crews were dispatched along with members of Con Edison and the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp. to Berwick Road, where there were reports of a potential fire at the ...

  8. Westchester Private Nurse Steals $390K In Medicaid Money, AG Says

    Westchester Private Nurse Steals $390K In Medicaid Money, AG Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A registered nurse in Westchester County is facing more than a decade in prison for allegedly stealing nearly $400,000 by making false claims for care he did not provide.Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrest of 47-year-old Collins Anyanwu-Mueller on Monday, charging him with felony counts of second-degree grand larceny and offering a false ...

  9. Man Convicted Of Running Over Two Police Officers In Westchester

    Man Convicted Of Running Over Two Police Officers In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The man accused of mowing down two Mount Pleasant police officers - including one who was dragged for several feet - during a traffic stop is heading to prison after being convicted on felony charges.A Westchester County Court jury convicted 39-year-old Bronx resident Nathan Irizarry of two felony counts of assault on a police officer, though he was acquitted ...

  10. Fake ID, Underage Drinking Summer Sweep Starts Statewide

    Fake ID, Underage Drinking Summer Sweep Starts Statewide

    With summer’s arrival, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced “Operation Prevent,” the state’s annual initiative to crack down on underage drinking and fake IDs.Cuomo announced that DMV investigators, members of the New York State Police and local law enforcement officials have launched their 2017 summer concert crackdown, making dozens of arrests in May.According to Cuomo, as part of ...

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