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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 Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Real Estate Developer

    Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Real Estate Developer

    The 55-year-old man struck and killed by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North station was a well-known real estate developer who previously had troubles with the law.MTA Police were called to the station after Fairfield resident Alfred Lenoci, Jr. was fatally struck by the train at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Metro-North spokesperson said. The subsequent ...

  2. New Threat Leads To Closure Of Dover UFSD Schools

    New Threat Leads To Closure Of Dover UFSD Schools

    A Snapchat post forced officials with the Dover Union Free School District to cancel classes a day after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of four schools.Police began receiving calls shortly after 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday night regarding the post, which stated “…I heard they are suppose to shoot up both dover and new milford high school tomorrow at 12,” prompting an investigation with ...

  3. Man Hits Victim In Head With Bottle In Yorktown Bar Assault, Police Say

    Man Hits Victim In Head With Bottle In Yorktown Bar Assault, Police Say

    A man allegedly attacked another with a glass bottle during an altercation at a bar that left his victim with physical injury in Yorktown.Detectives from the Yorktown Police Department received a call earlier this month asking to investigate an alleged assault that took place at Murphy’s on Kear Street.Police said that the investigation determined that Yorktown resident Kevin Velasquez, ...

  4. Mystery Surrounds Legal Fees For Hudson Valley Man, Ex-Cuomo Aide

    Mystery Surrounds Legal Fees For Hudson Valley Man, Ex-Cuomo Aide

    Questions continue to be raised at the corruption trial of Westchester resident and former top Gov. Andrew Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco, which has been ongoing in federal court for weeks.Following the arrest of lobbyist Todd Howe - the prosecution’s key witness - a rally outside the courthouse protesting the Orange County CPV power plant and salacious testimony from several witnesses, ...

  5. Bomb Threats At Dover School District Under Investigation

    Bomb Threats At Dover School District Under Investigation

    The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of bomb threats that forced the evacuation of all four schools of the Dover Union Free School District.Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police were dispatched to the Dover High School at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, when two non-specific bomb threats were made over the phone.The ...

  6. ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Officials have identified the man fatally struck by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North as MTA Police detectives continue their investigation.Fairfield resident Alfred Lenoci, Jr., 55, was fatally struck by the train at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Metro-North spokesperson said, when the 4:37 a.m. train from New Haven, due into Grand Central at 6:34 a.m., fatally ...

  7. Fatal Metro-North Train Strike Under Investigation

    Fatal Metro-North Train Strike Under Investigation

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North TrainEarlier story:No criminality is suspected after a man was fatally struck by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North station.MTA Police detectives are investigating the fatal struck, which took place at approximately 5:15 a.m., a Metro-North spokesperson said, when the 4:37 a.m. train from New Haven, ...

  8. Hudson Valley Resident Jeanine Pirro Settles 119 MPH Speeding Ticket

    Hudson Valley Resident Jeanine Pirro Settles 119 MPH Speeding Ticket

    After several months, Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro has pleaded guilty to a speeding charge against her.New York State Police troopers stopped Pirro driving 119 miles per hour on Nov. 19 last year in the Town of Nichols, which is in upstate Tioga County near Owego and her hometown Elmira. When she was stopped by troopers, Pirro, who lives in ...

  9. Contract Reportedly Signed For David Rockefeller $22M Hudson Valley Estate

    Contract Reportedly Signed For David Rockefeller $22M Hudson Valley Estate

    The late David Rockefeller’s 75-acre Pocatino Hills estate in Mount Pleasant is reportedly in contract after it was put on the market for $22 million last fall.The property, listed by realtors for $22 million in September, includes a mansion that is more than 11,000-square-feet, complete with views of the Hudson River and the spacious grounds. There are several fireplaces, an elevator, ...

  10. Viral Video Shows Hudson Valley Gun Owner Cutting AR-15 To Pieces

    Viral Video Shows Hudson Valley Gun Owner Cutting AR-15 To Pieces

    A Hudson Valley gun owner has gained attention after posting a video that has been viewed millions of times of him sawing his AR-15 rifle, similar to the one used in last week's school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Florida.Middletown resident Scott-Dani Pappalardo, an admitted supporter of the Second Amendment posted the video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon, and it quickly gained ...

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