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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. 18 Face DWI Charges In Hudson Valley During Four-Day Stretch

    18 Face DWI Charges In Hudson Valley During Four-Day Stretch

    New York State Police troopers busted more than a dozen Hudson Valley motorists over the weekend for allegedly driving while intoxicated on drugs or alcohol.During a stretch between Friday, Dec. 8 and Monday, Dec. 11, state police arrested 15 people for drinking and driving, and another three for drug possession throughout the Hudson Valley.Among those facing charges:On Dec. 8, troopers ...

  2. I-84 Stop Results In DWI, Drug Charges For Duo

    I-84 Stop Results In DWI, Drug Charges For Duo

    A routine traffic stop of a drunken driver led to drug charges for his passenger in Putnam County after he threatened state police over the weekend.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop at 2:15 a.m. Saturday after spotting 35-year-old Noval Baez of Danbury make vehicle and traffic violations while driving on I-84 in Southeast.During the stop, troopers said that Baez ...

  3. Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    With the holidays nearly here, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

  4. Police: LaGrange Man On The Run After Stealing $9.3K In Unemployment Funds

    Police: LaGrange Man On The Run After Stealing $9.3K In Unemployment Funds

    New York State Police in Dutchess are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man wanted for stealing nearly $10,000 in unemployment benefits.An alert this week was issued by state police regarding 40-year-old Shaun Sestak, who is wanted by the Town of LaGrange Justice Court for charges that include third-degree grand larceny, falsifying business records and ...

  5. Fishkill Man Faces Third DWI In Two Years, Other Charges After Traffic Stop

    Fishkill Man Faces Third DWI In Two Years, Other Charges After Traffic Stop

    A Dutchess County man is behind bars after receiving his third DWI in two years.New York State Police troopers on patrol in East Fishkill stopped 39-year-old Fishkill resident Patrick A. Pierre-Saint on Route 376 on Wednesday after spotting him committing several vehicle and traffic violations.During the stop, troopers said that Pierre-Saint “demonstrated obvious signs of impairment, ...

  6. Suspect Who Ran Off With Charity Bucket At Wallkill ShopRite At Large

    Suspect Who Ran Off With Charity Bucket At Wallkill ShopRite At Large

    Someone is going to make the naughty list this year.Detectives with the Wallkill Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a suspect that stole a Salvation Army Charity bucket from outside a supermarket.Police were dispatched to ShopRite on Lloyds Lane following reports of a larceny from a volunteer from the Salvation Army, who stated that a man took the ...

  7. Shooting Threat To OCCC Under Investigation

    Shooting Threat To OCCC Under Investigation

    ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. - The Middletown Police Department is investigating a non-specific threat of a potential shooting at the Orange County Community College.Earlier this week, SUNY Orange President Kristine Young confirmed that the college had become aware of an anonymous threat of a potential shooting that would have happened on Thursday.Young said the college was mentioned by name, ...

  8. FBI Investigating Cuomo Administration's Hiring Practices, Report Says

    FBI Investigating Cuomo Administration's Hiring Practices, Report Says

    The FBI is investigating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration’s hiring practices according to a report published on Friday.The Times Union of Albany reported that the FBI is looking into the administration’s hiring of political appointees and then spreading their salaries across other state agencies to keep the Executive Chamber's budget balanced.The report says that in recent ...

  9. Hudson Valley Woman Sues Doctor For Alleged Cell Phone Use During Surgery

    Hudson Valley Woman Sues Doctor For Alleged Cell Phone Use During Surgery

    A woman is suing a Westchester surgeon for “severe emotional distress” following an operation, while she was fully cognizant, where the doctor spoke of blurred vision and having diabetes during a cell phone conversation.Mary Edwards of Port Chester has filed a lawsuit against Dr. Eric Fishman and Westmed Medical Group after undergoing a pair of surgeries to fix a varicose vein, during ...

  10. Assemblyman To File Bill To Remove 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB

    Assemblyman To File Bill To Remove 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB

    The war over the naming designation of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has now been joined by a  Hudson Valley representative in state government.Putnam County Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Mahopac) has announced his intention to file a bill that would revert the name of the bridge back to the Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo named it for his father, Mario M. ...

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