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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. DA: Fugitive Teen In New Rochelle HS Stabbing Faces Attempted Murder Charge

    DA: Fugitive Teen In New Rochelle HS Stabbing Faces Attempted Murder Charge

    A Westchester County teenager has been arraigned on an attempted murder charge for his role in a high school stabbing after recently being extradited from Alabama following a four-month manhunt.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Thursday that New Rochelle resident Bryan Stamps, 15, has been charged as a juvenile offender on charges that ...

  2. Westchester Man Caught With 5 Pounds Of Pot After Car Runs Out Of Gas

    Westchester Man Caught With 5 Pounds Of Pot After Car Runs Out Of Gas

    A Westchester County man is facing felony drug charges after running out of gas in Putnam County and being busted with more than five pounds of marijuana and concentrated cannabis.A Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20 in Putnam Valley attempted to offer an assist to Yorktown Heights resident Thomas Disieno, 36, when he spotted him stopped ...

  3. Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Stabbing Of Co-Worker At Westchester Restaurant

    Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Stabbing Of Co-Worker At Westchester Restaurant

    A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his co-worker at a Westchester restaurant last year.Westchester County District Attorney announced this week that Queens resident Francisco Smile Nicasio-Ramirez has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon dating back to an incident at the Dia and Noche restaurant on McLean Avenue in Yonkers ...

  4. Man Who Crashes Car In Westchester Was Impaired By Drugs, Police Say

    Man Who Crashes Car In Westchester Was Impaired By Drugs, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man is facing multiple charges after being busted with cocaine following a crash on Old Yorktown Road when he was allegedly impaired, police said.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to Old Yorktown Road (Route 132), where there was a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries and a vehicle on its side.Upon arrival at the scene, police said ...

  5. DNA Match Nabs Man Who Fled After Being Caught Burglarizing Area Home

    DNA Match Nabs Man Who Fled After Being Caught Burglarizing Area Home

    A man who fled after he was caught in the act robbing a Putnam County home last year has been tracked down by police and arrested for burglary, officials announced this week.Investigators from the Town of Kent Police Department announced on Wednesday that they have arrested 46-year-old Andrew Hickey, who police say is homeless, and charged him with second-degree burglary dating back to ...

  6. 30-Year-Old Son Who Won't Move Out Of His NY Parents' Home Evicted By Judge

    30-Year-Old Son Who Won't Move Out Of His NY Parents' Home Evicted By Judge

    A 30-year-old man is going to have to make it on his own after being evicted from his parents’ New York home in court.Camillus resident Michael Rotondo was taken to court this week, where State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood ruled that he would have to move out of his parents’ home following a combative half-hour court appearance after his parents gave him multiple opportunities ...

  7. Man Sentenced In Mother's Fatal Stabbing In Westchester

    Man Sentenced In Mother's Fatal Stabbing In Westchester

    A 29-year-old man is heading to prison for a quarter of a century after pleading guilty to killing his mother.Westchester County District Attorney announced on Wednesday that Andre Coverdale, 29, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of first-degree manslaughter in March in the stabbing death of his mother, Dawne McCray in Yonkers.Scarpino ...

  8. New Rochelle Officials Drafting New Schools Budget After First Fails

    New Rochelle Officials Drafting New Schools Budget After First Fails

    After the proposed $272.8 million schools budget was overwhelmingly rejected by voters last week, New Rochelle officials are going back to the drawing board to draft a more community-friendly budget.Last week, voters rejected the district’s initial proposed budget with 3,116 votes against and 1,689 in favor of the proposed $272,804,093 spending plan.As a result, the administration and ...

  9. 17-Year-Old Sentenced In Fatal Westchester Movie Theater Stabbing

    17-Year-Old Sentenced In Fatal Westchester Movie Theater Stabbing

    A Westchester County teenager is going to spend nearly two decades in prison after pleading guilty for his role in a fatal stabbing at a Yonkers movie theater last year.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday that Yonkers resident Michael Pettiford, 17, has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for the fatal stabbing of Daji Thomas at the ...

  10. Officials Call For Action To End Mail Thefts In Westchester

    Officials Call For Action To End Mail Thefts In Westchester

    In the wake of several instances involving stolen mail in the area, elected officials in the area are calling on the United States Postal Service to address the incidents.Officials including Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Eliot Engel and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney sent a letter on Tuesday to United States Postmaster General Megan Brennan calling for ...

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