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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. Two Long Island Men Killed When Maserati Crashes Into Tree In Hudson Valley

    Two Long Island Men Killed When Maserati Crashes Into Tree In Hudson Valley

    Two men from Long Island were killed when their Maserati struck a tree over the weekend in the Hudson Valley, New York State Police investigators announced.Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, state police troopers from Kingston were dispatched to Oliveria Road in Shandaken, just west of Woodstock, where there was a report of a one-vehicle crash in the area.Police said that the ...

  2. Lane Closures Set During Road Panel Installation Near New TZB

    Lane Closures Set During Road Panel Installation Near New TZB

    The latest round of lane and ramp closures near the new Tappan Zee Bridge has been scheduled as crews continue work on installing road deck panels for the new bridge’s eastbound span over River Road at the Rockland landing.The work is scheduled between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. from Wednesday, May 23 through Wednesday, May 30, which will require periodic five-minute traffic stops on River ...

  3. NY, CT Rank High Among Best States To Be A Police Officer

    NY, CT Rank High Among Best States To Be A Police Officer

    It pays to be police in New York and Connecticut, according to a recently released report.In their latest study, which coincides with National Police Week, WalletHub found that New York was the second best state to work in law enforcement, with Connecticut landing one spot behind in third.North Dakota topped the list, with Minnesota and California coming in behind the Constitution State ...

  4. Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor Under Investigation By Feds

    Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor Under Investigation By Feds

    A Hudson Valley healthcare company that received more than $25 million in grants after donating to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign is being investigated by a federal grand jury, according to reports released this week.Orange County-based Crystal Run Healthcare, which received $25.4 million in taxpayer money after doctors and administrators gave more than $400,000 in funds to the ...

  5. With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With temperatures heating up and summer rapidly approaching, health officials are warning residents to be aware of ticks and the diseases they may carry.According to officials, “ticks can spread disease. Not all ticks can cause disease and not all bites will make you sick, but as these diseases become more common it's important to learn how to prevent a bite, how to remove a tick and ...

  6. Lawsuit: Pet Store Chain With Poughkeepsie Locale Illegally Sold Puppies

    Lawsuit: Pet Store Chain With Poughkeepsie Locale Illegally Sold Puppies

    A pair of chain pet store owners who operate a location in the Hudson Valley are facing a lawsuit from the New York Attorney General’s Office for alleged improper care of puppies and “widespread fraud and deception.”A lawsuit has been filed by acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood against Bell Pet Company, LLC, and its owners, Theodore and Sheila Bell - who own The Pet Zone store in ...

  7. McDonald's Announces Plans To Hire 9K In New York

    McDonald's Announces Plans To Hire 9K In New York

    Thousands of summer jobs are coming to New York.McDonald’s announced that with summer rapidly approaching, the McDonald’s New York Tri-State Owner-Operators Association is expected to hire approximately 9,000 restaurant employees, namely those looking to pursue their education.According to officials, the company recently announced that it is “allocating $150 million over five years to ...

  8. USDA Issues New Advisory On Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

    USDA Issues New Advisory On Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

    Click here for an updated story: Romaine Lettuce Is Safe To Eat Again After Weeks-Long E. Coli OutbreakMore people have fallen ill as a result of an  E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce.Twenty-three more people have reported illnesses in 13 states, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, bringing the total reported illnesses well over 100 in 25 states, including ...

  9. Chili's Reports Data Breach At 'Certain Restaurants'

    Chili's Reports Data Breach At 'Certain Restaurants'

    Chili’s has become the latest chain to be impacted by a data breach.The popular eatery’s parent company, Brinker International, announced this week that some customer credit and debit card information has been compromised at several Chili’s locations throughout the country in March and April this year, though the scope of the data breach remains under investigation."We sincerely ...

  10. East Fishkill Supervisor Updates Residents On Storm Aftermath

    East Fishkill Supervisor Updates Residents On Storm Aftermath

    Progress is slow, but steady in East Fishkill, as one of the hardest hit areas from Tuesday’s storm continues to clean up downed power trees, power lines and debris.Central Hudson has given a global restoration - 90 percent - time of 10 p.m. on Friday, May 18, with 100 percent power restoration expected by 10 p.m. on Saturday. The company has brought in 260 line crews. The National Grid ...

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