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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. New Metro-North Fares Take Effect

    New Metro-North Fares Take Effect

    New fares will go into effect for Metro-North passengers in New York on Sunday.In January, the MTA board approved fare hike proposals for Metro-North trains and MTA tolls, while voting to keep the base fare flat for subways and buses for the next two years.Many Metro-North Railroad riders, depending on their local station, will also pay up to 3.75 percent more for weekly and monthly ...

  2. Westchester's Preet Bharara Replaced By Longtime Friend After Trump Firing

    Westchester's Preet Bharara Replaced By Longtime Friend After Trump Firing

    Westchester resident Preet Bharara, the high-profile former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York who was surprisingly fired by President Donald Trump's administration on Saturday, will be replaced in office by a longtime friend and advisor.On Tuesday, the White House announced that 45-year-old Joon Kim, who had served as Bharara’s chief counsel, will become the ...

  3. Westchester Man In New Orleans Hospital After Mardi Gras Parade Accident

    Westchester Man In New Orleans Hospital After Mardi Gras Parade Accident

    A Westchester man faces an “uncertain future” after being hospitalized in New Orleans when a drunk driver sped his truck into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, gravely injuring him.According to a nola.com report, 38-year-old Mario Basantes of Yonkers was among the 24 people hospitalized on Feb. 25, when Neilson Rizzuto drove drunk into a crowd of people celebrating the Endymion parade in New ...

  4. New Metro-North Fares Take Effect This Weekend

    New Metro-North Fares Take Effect This Weekend

    New fares will go into effect for Metro-North passengers in New York this weekend.In January, the MTA board approved fare hike proposals for Metro-North trains and MTA tolls, while voting to keep the base fare flat for subways and buses for the next two years.Many Metro-North Railroad riders, depending on their local station, will also pay up to 3.75 percent more for weekly and monthly ...

  5. Westchester Pork Manufacturer Recalls Salami, Other Meat Products

    Westchester Pork Manufacturer Recalls Salami, Other Meat Products

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester County pork manufacturer is recalling more than 5,000 pounds of salami products that were misbranded and contained an undeclared allergen.The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) announced it was recalling 5,750 pounds of product from the Mamaroneck-based Picone Meat Specialities.According to the ...

  6. Westchester Man Pleads Guilty To Fatal Midday Stabbing

    Westchester Man Pleads Guilty To Fatal Midday Stabbing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Yonkers man is facing up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to a violent felony following a fatal midday stabbing last year.On Thursday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino announced that 37-year-old Joseph Graham has pleaded guilty to individual counts of first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon for fatally ...

  7. Police Release ID Of 31-Year-Old Yonkers Shooting Victim

    Police Release ID Of 31-Year-Old Yonkers Shooting Victim

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Police in Yonkers have released the identity of the 31-year-old man that was shot and killed in Yonkers on Wednesday afternoon.Shortly after 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, police were dispatched to the vicinity of Warburton and Lamartine Avenue, where there was a reported shooting, Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said.Derrick Jose Ubiles was taken to a local hospital ...

  8. Police ID 62-Year-Old Westchester Apartment Fire Victim

    Police ID 62-Year-Old Westchester Apartment Fire Victim

    YONKERS, N.Y. - The Yonkers Police Department have released the identity of the 62-year-old man who died in the Hawley Terrace fire on Wednesday.At approximately 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters were dispatched to a six-story Hawley Terrace apartment building, where there was “a substantial fire engulfing a large portion of the premises,” Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopooulos said. ...

  9. Westchester Man Charged With Beating, Killing 2-Year-Old Son

    Westchester Man Charged With Beating, Killing 2-Year-Old Son

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Yonkers man accused of beating his 2-year-old son to death on Christmas Eve has been arraigned on murder and manslaughter charges.On Wednesday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino announced that Blair Robinson, 25, was arraigned on an indictment and charged with one count of depraved indifference or murder of a child, a class “A-1” ...

  10. 31-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Yonkers

    31-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Yonkers

    This story has been updated.YONKERS, N.Y. - Police in Yonkers are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in the vicinity of the intersection at Warburton and Lamartine Avenue Wednesday afternoon.Shortly after 2:15 p.m., police were dispatched to the area, where there was a reported shooting, Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said. One male victim was taken to a local hospital for ...

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