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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. Carmel Man, Woman Face Multiple Charges After Stop

    Carmel Man, Woman Face Multiple Charges After Stop

    A late night Valentine’s Day traffic stop led to multiple charges for a Hudson Valley man violating an Order of Protection while in possession of drugs and an illegal weapon in Yorktown.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department stopped Carmel resident David Gonzalez, 44, at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday while on patrol on Lexington Avenue after he allegedly failed to maintain ...

  2. Flu Count Climbs To 69,000 In New York

    Flu Count Climbs To 69,000 In New York

    6-Year-Old Fairfield County Girl Dies Of The Flu The flu continues to be pervasive throughout the Hudson Valley, as reported influenza cases continue to rise throughout the nation, including two recent deaths in New York.In the past week, there were more than 16,000 confirmed influenza cases and nearly 2,500 New Yorkers were hospitalized statewide with the flu, among the highest weekly ...

  3. Hudson Valley City Named New York's 'Best To Live In'

    Hudson Valley City Named New York's 'Best To Live In'

    As if anyone who calls it home needed to be told, New Rochelle has once again been named one of the top 50 cities to live in the United States by 24/7 Wall St.In their latest "Best Cities to Live in Every State," New Rochelle earned top honors in New York (32nd overall), just behind Rio Rancho in New Mexico and a spot ahead of Raleigh, N.C. Hoover, Alabama topped the list. The ...

  4. Police Probe Numerous Acts Of Vandalism To Mailboxes, Vehicles In Dutchess

    Police Probe Numerous Acts Of Vandalism To Mailboxes, Vehicles In Dutchess

    New York State Police detectives are seeking the public’s assistance as they investigate more than three dozen acts of criminal mischief throughout Dutchess County.State Police issued an alert this week regarding 40 acts of criminal mischief int he towns of Union Vale and LaGrange that took place between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Nov. 19. Police said that during that time, there was damage ...

  5. Beware Of These Tax Scams, Promises Of Inflated Returns

    Beware Of These Tax Scams, Promises Of Inflated Returns

    With tax season here, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers to be wary of potential opportunistic fraudsters looking to scam unsuspecting suspects.Cuomo issued an alert to residents warning of potential scams and promises of inflated tax returns.Cuomo wants New Yorkers to be aware of “the tactics some unscrupulous tax preparers will use to extract more of their hard-earned money now ...

  6. Seen Her? Police Seek Area Larceny Suspect Wanted Since 2014

    Seen Her? Police Seek Area Larceny Suspect Wanted Since 2014

    New York State Police investigators in the Hudson Valley are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a woman wanted since 2014 for illegally forging checks in her family’s names.State Police from the Brewster barracks issued an alert on Wednesday for 42-year-old Angela Cioffi, who is wanted on charges that include second-degree forgery and petit larceny stemming back to her ...

  7. Dutchess Man Hits Victim In Front Of Children, Police Say

    Dutchess Man Hits Victim In Front Of Children, Police Say

    A Dutchess County man is facing multiple charges after being involved in a Valentine’s Day domestic dispute in North East in front of two children.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to a Scenic View Road residence at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, where there were multiple reports of a domestic dispute.Upon arrival, troopers were able to resolve the dispute ...

  8. Popular Hudson Valley Radio Host Mark Bolger Fired By Mix 97.7

    Popular Hudson Valley Radio Host Mark Bolger Fired By Mix 97.7

    A longtime Hudson Valley radio personality has signed off for the final time, after being let go by Poughkeepsie-based Mix 97.7 FM after nearly a decade at the station.Mark Bolger, a radio host at Mix 97.7 since 2011, has been let go. His former co-host, Taylor Dickson, has now taken over the morning drive.Bolger, formerly a personality at K104, fired on Feb. 9. Officials from the ...

  9. ID Released For Man Killed In Taconic Parkway LaGrange Crash

    ID Released For Man Killed In Taconic Parkway LaGrange Crash

    The man who was hospitalized following a single vehicle crash on the Taconic State Parkway earlier this month has died, state police announced on Friday.First responders were dispatched to a stretch of the parkway in LaGrange at approximately 3:20 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, where there were reports of a one-vehicle crash that required the driver to be extricated from his vehicle.Police ...

  10. Witness Arrest Adds Intrigue To Trial Of Hudson Valley Man, Ex-Cuomo Aide

    Witness Arrest Adds Intrigue To Trial Of Hudson Valley Man, Ex-Cuomo Aide

    The government’s star witness in the corruption trial of Westchester resident and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo top aide Joseph Percoco was back on the stand after being arrested following a violation of the terms of his plea deal with his testimony during cross-examination.Todd Howe, an infamous lobbyist with a felony on his record, has been testifying against South Salem resident Percoco, ...

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