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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. Greenburgh Introduces 'Safe Exchange Zone' For Internet Transactions

    Greenburgh Introduces 'Safe Exchange Zone' For Internet Transactions

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. - The Greenburgh Police Department is introducing a “Safe Exchange Zones” to ensure the safety of local residents making transactions over the Internet during the holiday season.Police officials announced the designation of the Safe Exchange Zone on Thursday, which will be under 24-hour surveillance at the parking lot of the Greenburgh Police Headquarters."For ...

  2. Police Apprehend 36 Suspected Drug Dealers In New Rochelle Sweep

    Police Apprehend 36 Suspected Drug Dealers In New Rochelle Sweep

    More than 30 arrests were made Thursday during a wide-ranging drug sweep throughout New Rochelle.The arrests come on the heels of two months-long investigations into the sale of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin. The investigations, dubbed “Operation Birdcage” and “Operation Fresh Start” identified 50 individuals who allegedly conspired to sell narcotics in New Rochelle.The sweep was ...

  3. Previously Targeted Edgemont Gas Station Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Say

    Previously Targeted Edgemont Gas Station Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Say

    An investigation is underway following the armed robbery of a Shell station on Wednesday night in Edgemont, police said.Shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, Greenburgh police were dispatched to the Shell Station on South Central Avenue in Edgemont following reports of an armed robbery.Police said that the lone clerk reported that a Hispanic man wearing a ski mask entered the ...

  4. Pay-By-Phone Parking Arrives In Tuckahoe

    Pay-By-Phone Parking Arrives In Tuckahoe

    TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – Parking in Tuckahoe is about to get a little smarter – and easier – for motorists and shoppers, as the village plans to make use of a new mobile application that will simplify paying for parking.According to village officials, Tuckahoe is teaming with Pango, a company that created a system that allows motorists to park and pay using their cell phones. Pango eliminates ...

  5. Man Extradited For Murder Charge May Be Linked To Westchester Death

    Man Extradited For Murder Charge May Be Linked To Westchester Death

    The man implicated in the strangling death of Angel Serbay in Yonkers 12 years ago has been extradited from Florida to New York to face rape and murder charges stemming from a pair of cases.The New York Daily News reported over the weekend that Christopher Gonzalez, 36, has been transported from Florida back to the New York, where he will face charges for his alleged involvement in the ...

  6. Police Issue Warning For Con Ed Phone Call Scam In Westchester

    Police Issue Warning For Con Ed Phone Call Scam In Westchester

    Area residents are being warned to be on alert this holiday season following an attempted scam of an elderly woman by a man claiming to work for Con Edison.An 82-year-old resident reported to Yorktown Police this week that she had been contacted by a scammer claiming to represent Con Edison. During the call, police said that he has not received payments for several months, and the ...

  7. Scarsdale Organizations Donate Thousands To Battle Pediatric Cancer

    Scarsdale Organizations Donate Thousands To Battle Pediatric Cancer

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A pair of Scarsdale organizations doled out early holiday presents this week to charity in the form of $25,000 checks.Zachys of Scarsdale and the Scarsdale Police Benevolent Association presented two checks to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Paulie Strong Foundation - which was started after a village family lost their 10-year-old son to a rare ...

  8. Two-Car Crash Causes Sprain Brook Parkway Closure

    Two-Car Crash Causes Sprain Brook Parkway Closure

    A stretch of the Sprain Brook Parkway was temporarily shut down on Tuesday night when a car crashed through a guardrail in Greenburgh.Police and fire crews were dispatched to the southbound lanes of the Sprain Brook Parkway on Tuesday near the Jackson Avenue exit, where there were reports of a motorist who had lost control of the vehicle and struck the barrier. Officers from the ...

  9. Flu Cases Spike In Westchester, CDC Says

    Flu Cases Spike In Westchester, CDC Says

    Flu season may be about to get a bit worse for Hudson Valley residents, as cases of the flu are spiking in New York, according to the State Department of Health.According to officials, there has been an 86 percent increase in confirmed influenza cases in the past week, including confirmed cases in every Hudson Valley county.In Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Dutchess Counties, there ...

  10. Ex-Westchester Resident, 'Son Of Sam' David Berkowitz Hospitalized

    Ex-Westchester Resident, 'Son Of Sam' David Berkowitz Hospitalized

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” murderer who was arrested in Yonkers 40 years ago, is reportedly undergoing emergency surgery to save his life.Berkowitz - who killed six people and shot seven others during the infamous summer of 1976 and was arrested in front of his Yonkers apartment in 1977 - has been transferred to an outside hospital in Albany, away from ...

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