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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. New Ramp Closure Scheduled For Saw Mill Parkway

    New Ramp Closure Scheduled For Saw Mill Parkway

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway may need to plan a detour next week as a ramp closure is planned in Yonkers.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert advising that from 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, Exit 6 (Lockwood Avenue) will be closed as contracting crews perform maintenance work in the area.The ramp is expected to be ...

  2. Expect Delays: Lane Closures Scheduled On Hutchinson River Parkway

    Expect Delays: Lane Closures Scheduled On Hutchinson River Parkway

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists planning on traveling through Westchester on the Hutchinson River Parkway this week can expect delays and lane closures as crews complete construction activity in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation has issued an alert to motorists advising that there will be various single lane closures on both the north and southbound sides of ...

  3. Westchester Drug Kingpin Gets Prison Time Following $50M Heroin Seizure

    Westchester Drug Kingpin Gets Prison Time Following $50M Heroin Seizure

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester drug kingpin who had $50 million worth of heroin seized by the DEA is heading to prison for his role running an extensive narcotics operation.Bridget Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced this week that 49-year-old Jose “Hippie” Mercedes Sr. of Yonkers has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison, followed by five ...

  4. Teens Busted In Bronxville With Weapons, Weed, Stolen Lexus Key

    Teens Busted In Bronxville With Weapons, Weed, Stolen Lexus Key

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Two teenagers were caught red-handed in Bronxville with drugs, weapons and a stolen Lexus key.A police officer was on patrol shortly before 2 a.m. on Thursday morning when he spotted two suspicious men enter the village on Gramatan Avenue.While canvassing the area for criminal activity, the officer reported that he spotted the two of them inside an unlocked ...

  5. Busy Saw Mill River Parkway Ramp To Be Closed

    Busy Saw Mill River Parkway Ramp To Be Closed

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists traveling on the Saw Mill River Parkway may need to plan a detour over the weekend as a ramp closure is planned for the MTA. The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert advising that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, Exit 33 (Readers Digest Road / Roaring Brook Road) will be closed as crews from Metro-North perform track ...

  6. Suspects Flee On Foot After Crashing Stolen Car, Bronxville Police Say

    Suspects Flee On Foot After Crashing Stolen Car, Bronxville Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police are on the hunt for two suspects that were allegedly operating a stolen vehicle in New Rochelle, crashed in Yonkers and fled on foot, Bronxville Police said.Officers were on patrol at approximately 3:40 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 when they spotted the vehicle, which had been reported stolen, commit a stop sign violation at the intersection of Parkway Road ...

  7. Teen Charged For Making Terror Threats That Shut Down Salesian High School

    Teen Charged For Making Terror Threats That Shut Down Salesian High School

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A teeanger has been arrested for making terroristic threats that shut down a Westchester high school for three days this week.On Wednesday, Oct. 11 the New Rochelle Police Department was made aware of a threat to Salesian High School made on Friday, Oct. 6 from one student to another at the high school, Capt. Robert Gazzola said.Gazzola said that the student ...

  8. New Rochelle Breaks Ground On $100 Million Luxury Waterfront Community

    New Rochelle Breaks Ground On $100 Million Luxury Waterfront Community

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Local elected officials in New Rochelle have broken ground on a $100 million development that will sit in the heart of the city’s waterfront.New Rochelle officials joined developers from National Realty and Development Corp. to mark the groundbreaking of WatermarkPointe, a 72-unit waterfront residential community that will sit on the Long Island Sound on the ...

  9. DA: Westchester Businessman Allegedly Swindles Clients Out Of Thousands

    DA: Westchester Businessman Allegedly Swindles Clients Out Of Thousands

    A Westchester County businessman is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly scheming to line his own pockets with thousands of dollars in business taxes from clients that employed his service.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Thursday that 47-year-old Pleasantville resident Stefan Malgarinos has been arraigned on a felony complaint charging ...

  10. Salesian High School Closed After Student Threat, Report Says

    Salesian High School Closed After Student Threat, Report Says

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Salesian High School is closed in New Rochelle on Thursday after a student reportedly made a threat to the school.According to a Talk of the Sound report, police in New Rochelle were called to the school on Wednesday after a threat was made by a student, prompting the closure on Thursday. The student was reportedly taken from the school and is being evaluated. The ...

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