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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Domestic Dispute In Front Of Child Leads To Charges For Putnam Couple

    Domestic Dispute In Front Of Child Leads To Charges For Putnam Couple

    A Putnam County couple that engaged in a physical domestic dispute in front of a child are facing multiple charges after state police had to intervene.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to an Argyle Street home in Putnam Valley shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning, where there were reports of a domestic dispute between Putnam Valley residents Derek Sutter and Candice ...

  2. Seen Him? Dover Burglary Suspect Has Been On Run Since Summer

    Seen Him? Dover Burglary Suspect Has Been On Run Since Summer

     State Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they continue their search for a man wanted for burglary in Dover.An alert was issued this week regarding Leslie Vannostrand III, who is wanted by state police and the Town of Dover Court on a charged of second-degree burglary following an investigation dating back to July last year.Police said that Vannostrand, who also is known as ...

  3. Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    State Police are seeking a woman who’s been on the run for nearly a decade following a DWI arrest.An alert was issued from New York State Police in Tarrytown regarding 36-year-old Erika Gomez, who is wanted on a bench warrant for driving while intoxicated dating back to 2008 when she was involved in a crash on the New York State Thruway.Police said that following the crash on June 15, ...

  4. Man At Large After 115 MPH DWI Wrong-Way Southeast Chase

    Man At Large After 115 MPH DWI Wrong-Way Southeast Chase

    State Police are on the lookout for a 22-year-old man who is wanted on a series of charges after allegedly drinking and driving more than 110 mph while attempting to evade police on I-84 in Putnam County late last year.An alert was issued this week for Waterbury, Conn. resident Jose Rosado, who was busted by troopers last October driving 115 mph in the wrong direction on the interstate ...

  5. Area Man Sentenced For Luring Minors To Send Sexually Explicit Photos

    Area Man Sentenced For Luring Minors To Send Sexually Explicit Photos

    A 23-year-old registered sex offender in the Hudson Valley has been sentenced to nearly two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to posing as a child on social media to entice minors for sex.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, announced this week that Robert Garneau of Warwick in Orange County has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison after ...

  6. Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    Man Gets 39-Year Sentence For Pair Of 'Terrifying' Hudson Valley Burglaries

    A man convicted of a pair of violent armed robberies in Orange County has been sentenced to nearly four decades in prison after being found guilty by a jury.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, announced on Friday that Lawrence Brown, 46, has been sentenced to 39 years in state prison after committing two armed robberies using a handgun and binding his ...

  7. Middletown Man Faces DWI Charge In I-84 Stop

    Middletown Man Faces DWI Charge In I-84 Stop

    ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. - An Orange County woman was among three busted for driving while impaired overnight in the Hudson Valley.Dating back to Dec. 15, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies say they've been “out in full force” to curtail impaired drivers in the region.On Thursday night, State Police troopers stopped Middletown resident Darla Krzyak, 73, on I-84 in ...

  8. Man Steals Handgun, Other Items In Dover Burglary, Police Say

    Man Steals Handgun, Other Items In Dover Burglary, Police Say

    A lengthy investigation by state police has led to the arrest of a 36-year-old man who allegedly stole several items, including a handgun, from a Dutchess County home last year.In August last year, state police troopers launched an investigation into the burglary of a Weil Road residence in Dover, when two metal detectors, a Husqvarna chainsaw and Ruger .357 handgun were all reported ...

  9. Did You Buy Them? Widespread Ice Cream Bar Recall Issued

    Did You Buy Them? Widespread Ice Cream Bar Recall Issued

    Several popular frozen treats have been recalled from Hudson Valley supermarkets following reports that the product may be contaminated.The Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of Fieldbrook Foods Corporation orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 in its New York plant.According to the FDA, both products are being ...

  10. Investigation Underway Into Stolen Rims, Tires At Ruge's In Rhinebeck

    Investigation Underway Into Stolen Rims, Tires At Ruge's In Rhinebeck

    New York State Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a suspect who stole tires and rims from a Dutchess County auto lot over the holidays.State Police investigators from Rhinebeck are investigating the larceny of four rims, tires and center caps that were stolen from a 2015 Jeep Cherokee from Ruge’s Auto lot on Wey Road between Dec. 31 and Jan. 2. Police said ...

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