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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. Man Charged With Shooting, Killing Worker Loading Dumpster In Hudson Valley

    Man Charged With Shooting, Killing Worker Loading Dumpster In Hudson Valley

    An area man has been charged in the March murder of a trash-carting driver.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Friday that 32-year-old Heriberto Morales of Yonkers has been charged by a grand jury in a seven-count indictment that was released this week. He stands charged of murdering a Northern Westchester man who was working for a private carting ...

  2. Reward Offered In Search For SUV Driver In Hudson Valley Hit-Run

    Reward Offered In Search For SUV Driver In Hudson Valley Hit-Run

    A reward has been issued as police attempt to track down the driver who was involved in a hit-and-run that hospitalized a 78-year-old man in the area.The New York State Crime Stoppers issued a reward of up to $2,500 as police search for the woman that struck Jose Cortes in Port Chester on Tuesday as he was crossing the road.According to police, “a woman with light skin and dark hair was ...

  3. Amazon: Prime Day 2018 Breaks Record With More Than 100M Products Sold

    Amazon: Prime Day 2018 Breaks Record With More Than 100M Products Sold

    Despite a few hiccups early on, Amazon is reporting that its latest Prime Day sale has been its most successful yet, breaking records.Amazon’s website and app malfunctioned early on this week’s annual blow-out sale, but the company still managed to surpass all prior sale records in its 24-year history, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.In total, more than 100 million ...

  4. LaGrange Man Faces Felony DWI Charge

    LaGrange Man Faces Felony DWI Charge

    A Dutchess County man is back behind bars after being busted by state police for his second DWI.New York State Police troopers stopped LaGrange resident William Boggs on Monday, after he allegedly committed a traffic violation on Firemen's Way.Further investigation found that Boggs, 45, was allegedly driving drunk, with a license that had been revoked for a previous DWI conviction, ...

  5. East Fishkill Man Stopped On Taconic Charged With DWI For Third Time

    East Fishkill Man Stopped On Taconic Charged With DWI For Third Time

    An area man is facing a felony charge after being charged with driving while intoxicated for the third time.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday, when they spotted East Fishkill resident Eric Johnson committing a violation while driving his 2017 Chevrolet Silverado on the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant.During the stop, it was ...

  6. Be On Lookout For New Amazon Scam

    Be On Lookout For New Amazon Scam

    There’s a new scam - this time involving Amazon - making the rounds in the area.A local resident received a call, allegedly from Amazon customer support, soliciting a response in regards to a purchase that was never made on the website.“Hi this is Alice from Amazon customer support,” the robocall stated. “This call is to notify you regarding your purchase on Amazon. You have been ...

  7. Ford Recalls 550K Cars Over Rollaway Concerns

    Ford Recalls 550K Cars Over Rollaway Concerns

    Ford has announced a massive recall that will impact more than 500,000 vehicle owners in America who may be driving a car that could potentially roll away while placed in "Park." Two safety recalls were announced by the company this week to replace shifter cable bushings for an estimated 550,000 Ford Fusion and Ford Escape models produced between 2013 and 2016.According to ...

  8. Former NY State Senate Majority Leader, Son Convicted Of Bribery, Extortion

    Former NY State Senate Majority Leader, Son Convicted Of Bribery, Extortion

    Guilty, again.Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, have been convicted on corruption charges in federal court.The two had previously been found guilty of the same offenses by a jury in December 2015, but their convictions were overturned by a U.S. Court of Appeals."United States Attorney Robert Khuzami announced Tuesday, July 17 that ...

  9. DA: Man Posing As DOJ Attorney Used Fake ID To Steal BMWs In Hudson Valley

    DA: Man Posing As DOJ Attorney Used Fake ID To Steal BMWs In Hudson Valley

    A man allegedly posed as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice used a stolen identity to finance the purchase of two BMWs at a Westchester auto dealership.Bronx resident Anthony Williams, 29, is facing up to 30 years in prison after being charged in a 19-count indictment for his role in stealing a pair of luxury cars from the Ray Catena BMW dealership on Tarrytown ...

  10. Hudson River Sewage Discharge Alert Issued For Third Straight Day

    Hudson River Sewage Discharge Alert Issued For Third Straight Day

    Tuesday’s thunderstorms led to raw sewage being discharged into the Hudson River for the third time.For the third time in as many days, the Poughkeepsie Water Control Plant issued an alert, as 14,000 gallons of untreated waste was spilled into the Hudson River over a span of just 25 minutes in Dutchess County following the storms.The discharge was reported at approximately 9:15 p.m. on ...

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