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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. Man Sentenced In Mother's Fatal Stabbing In Hudson Valley

    Man Sentenced In Mother's Fatal Stabbing In Hudson Valley

    A 29-year-old man is heading to prison for a quarter of a century after pleading guilty to killing his mother.Westchester County District Attorney announced on Wednesday that Andre Coverdale, 29, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of first-degree manslaughter in March in the stabbing death of his mother, Dawne McCray in Yonkers.Scarpino ...

  2. Hudson Valley Officials Call For Action To End Mail Thefts

    Hudson Valley Officials Call For Action To End Mail Thefts

    In the wake of several instances involving stolen mail in the area, elected officials in the area are calling on the United States Postal Service to address the incidents.Officials including Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Eliot Engel and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney sent a letter on Tuesday to United States Postmaster General Megan Brennan calling for ...

  3. Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices Will Be Highest In Years, AAA Warns

    Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices Will Be Highest In Years, AAA Warns

    Local residents planning on traveling on Memorial Day will see the highest prices at the pump in four years, according to AAA.Gas prices have jumped 12 cents in the past two weeks, leading to a national average of $2.93 per gallon, with the average price in this area well over $3 per gallon. The jump comes days after President Donald Trump decision to withdraw the United States from the ...

  4. Seen Him? 23-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Has Been Missing Since Last Year

    Seen Him? 23-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Has Been Missing Since Last Year

    Officials in New York are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a schizophrenic man who has been missing in Westchester for nearly a year.The New York State Department of Public Safety issued an alert this week regarding Damien Louis, 23, who has been missing from Yonkers in August last year.According to officials, Louis’ hair may be styled in a mohawk and he was ...

  5. Missing Hudson Valley Man Found

    Missing Hudson Valley Man Found

    Updated report:The 87-year-old man who went missing in Yonkers Friday morning has been found and is safe, according to the New York State Department of Public Safety.Earl Whittaker was safely located in Manhattan late Monday afternoon.Original report:An 87-year-old man suffering from dementia has been reported missing in Westchester.Officials released an alert on Tuesday regarding Earl ...

  6. Teen Mistakes Gas Pedal For Brake, Drives Into Hudson Valley Storefront

    Teen Mistakes Gas Pedal For Brake, Drives Into Hudson Valley Storefront

    A teenage driver accidentally drove a Jeep into the storefront of a Westchester supermarket shortly before noon on Monday, May 21.Police were dispatched to DeCicco Family Markets in Scarsdale, when the motorist jumped the curb, causing minor damage to the building.Police said that the 17-year-old driver told officers that she pressed on the gas pedal thinking that she was applying the ...

  7. Hudson Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    Hudson Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    A man has pleaded guilty to the first homicide in Scarsdale in nearly four decades.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Tuesday that Julius Reich, 63, has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, a violent felony, in the fatal stabbing of his wife, Robin Goldman, who was a pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.Shortly after 10 a.m. ...

  8. Plane Banner At Hudson Valley HS Baseball Game Calls For Coaches' Firings

    Plane Banner At Hudson Valley HS Baseball Game Calls For Coaches' Firings

    While all eyes should have been on the field during a Section 1 baseball playoff game in Westchester, many took to the sky on Monday, where someone commissioned a plane to fly a banner that made the rounds over the field calling for the firing of Briarcliff’s coaches.During Briarcliff High School’s quarterfinal playoff win over Irvington on Monday afternoon, a small plane was spotted ...

  9. Tick Control Methods On Public Lands Expanding In Hudson Valley

    Tick Control Methods On Public Lands Expanding In Hudson Valley

    Health officials in New York are rolling out a new plan to control tick populations in the Hudson Valley as warmer temperatures arrive in the region.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week “an aggressive Lyme and tick-borne disease control plan to control tick populations on public lands, increase public awareness and access to available data, and create a working group to ...

  10. NYPD Officers, Including Just Married Groom, ID'd As Maserati Crash Victims

    NYPD Officers, Including Just Married Groom, ID'd As Maserati Crash Victims

    Two off-duty NYPD officers from Long Island, one of whom was a groom on his wedding night, were killed when their rented Maserati struck a tree in the Hudson Valley over the weekend.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 ...

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