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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. Serious Crash Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    Serious Crash Leads To Hutchinson River Parkway Closure

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A car fire temporarily shut down a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway on Wednesday night near the New Rochelle-Scarsdale town line.Fire crews were dispatched to the parkway at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday, near the Weaver Street exit, where there was a reported vehicle fire, Westchester County Police confirmed on Thursday.The fire was quickly ...

  2. Raccoon That Attacked Dog Had Rabies, Westchester Health Commissioner Says

    Raccoon That Attacked Dog Had Rabies, Westchester Health Commissioner Says

    A raccoon was found to have rabies after attacking a pet dog in Peekskill, authorities said Thursday.The rabid raccoon attacked a pet dog and was very aggressive toward people who attempted to approach on Woodale Avenue in Peekskill in the Tuesday, Aug. 8 incident, Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler said.Anyone bitten by a rabid animal or having contact with its ...

  3. Police Investigating Stabbing Incident On Yonkers Street

    Police Investigating Stabbing Incident On Yonkers Street

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Police are investigating a stabbing incident in Yonkers.Police confirmed that a stabbing was reported outside an apartment complex on Radford Street, where a man suffered a minor injury and laceration to his hand. His injuries are considered not-life-threatening. The incident is currently under investigation. A Yonkers Police Department spokesperson said that the suspect ...

  4. New Tappan Zee Bridge Bus System Will Provide More Options For Commuters

    New Tappan Zee Bridge Bus System Will Provide More Options For Commuters

    Commuters in the Hudson Valley will soon have new transportation options between Westchester and Rockland County as part of the new bus system running on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.Local and state officials announced $13.5 million in grant funding has been pledged toward a rapid bus system running from White Plains to Port Chester. There will also be a bus service to replace the current ...

  5. Prayer Vigil For Charlottesville Victims To Be Held At New Rochelle Church

    Prayer Vigil For Charlottesville Victims To Be Held At New Rochelle Church

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Following the events of Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, city leaders in New Rochelle have planned an interfaith prayer vigil for members of the community.White nationalists were rallying to protest against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee when tensions escalated and the situation turned violent on Saturday, ending with 19 ...

  6. Age Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester

    Age Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 45-year-old Hispanic man was fatally struck by a train early on Wednesday morning near the Metro-North Train Station, leading to delays for commuters traveling on the New Haven Line.Shortly before 5:30 a.m., an unauthorized person on the tracks was fatally struck by the 5:13 a.m. train from Stamford due to land in Grand Central Terminal at 6:20, a ...

  7. Third Gas Station Robbed In Westchester This Week

    Third Gas Station Robbed In Westchester This Week

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Westchester are investigating the third robbery of a gas station this week following an incident in Mamaroneck.Officials confirmed that a man with a weapon robbed a Boston Post Road gas station at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday night. The unidentified suspect then took off on foot. Officials have not disclosed what was stolen in the robbery.On ...

  8. JCC Bomb Threats Lead To Tougher Penalties In New York

    JCC Bomb Threats Lead To Tougher Penalties In New York

    Following multiple bomb threats to Hudson Valley Jewish community centers, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that will install tougher penalties on those that threaten such organizations.The bill amends the penal law to include community centers in the definition of a “public place” as it relates to bomb threats and other offenses against public order. It takes ...

  9. Police Issue 55 Tickets In Latest I-684 Detail

    Police Issue 55 Tickets In Latest I-684 Detail

    New York State Police troopers doled out dozens of tickets on Tuesday during a distracted driving detail on I-684 in Westchester.During the six-hour detail, troopers issued 10 tickets for speeding, three for seatbelt violations, 11 for drivers using their cell phones, 23 for failure to abide by the “move-over law” and eight for other vehicle and traffic offenses.In total, 55 tickets ...

  10. Did You Buy Them? Amazon Gives Refunds For Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses

    Did You Buy Them? Amazon Gives Refunds For Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses

    As the much ballyhooed solar eclipse of 2017 gets closer, Amazon has been forced to offer refunds to buyers who may have purchased counterfeit protective eyewear from the company to view the phenomenon.According to an ABC report, third-party sellers offering to sell solar eclipse glasses have been asked to provide documentation to ensure that the products “were compliant with relevant ...

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