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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. Pair Of Poughkeepsie Convicts Plead Guilty in Killing

    Pair Of Poughkeepsie Convicts Plead Guilty in Killing

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - Two Dutchess County men already convicted of various other offenses have pleaded guilty to their roles in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Shameik Floyd in Poughkeepsie.The Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office announced this week that Poughkeepsie residents Kaheem Cummings, 24, and Trent Yant, 23, have pleaded guilty in the fatal June 2015 ...

  2. Scam Mailing Alert Issued By East Fishkill Police

    Scam Mailing Alert Issued By East Fishkill Police

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - Some Dutchess County residents have been duped by fraudsters running a scam and overcharging for information that is readily available to them.The East Fishkill Police Department issued an alert to residents after several homeowners reported that they had received mailings called a “recorded deed notice.”Police said that the letters homeowners have received led ...

  3. Hudson Valley HS Coach Charged With Sex Assault Of Minor Appears In Court

    Hudson Valley HS Coach Charged With Sex Assault Of Minor Appears In Court

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Westchester County wrestling coach accused of having sexual contact with a minor appeared in court on Tuesday.Tyler Sick, a 29-year-old Tarrytown man who teaches in New York City and formerly served as an assistant coach at Edgemont High School, appeared in Greenburgh Town Court for a brief appearance.Sick saw his case adjourned until next month as lawyers ...

  4. Hudson Valley Man Dies After Leaving Car Running In Garage, Police Say

    Hudson Valley Man Dies After Leaving Car Running In Garage, Police Say

    A man died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Harrison, police said.Police confirmed that the 90-year-old died on Monday morning after accidentally leaving his car running in the garage of his New Haven Street home overnight. He was found dead in the living room on the first floor.The name of the man has not been released by officials.This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice ...

  5. Two Hudson Valley Men Sentenced In Murder, Kidnap Plot

    Two Hudson Valley Men Sentenced In Murder, Kidnap Plot

    A pair of Hudson Valley residents were among three sentenced to time behind bars for their roles in a kidnapping and murder scheme.Monroe resident Shimen Liebowitz, Airmont resident Binyamin Gottlieb and Israeli rabbi Aharon Goldberg pleaded guilty to various charges earlier this year for their roles in a plan to kidnap and murder a Hasidic man who refused to grant his wife a divorce, ...

  6. Evidence Withheld In Case Of Ex-Cuomo Aide From Hudson Valley, Says Lawyer

    Evidence Withheld In Case Of Ex-Cuomo Aide From Hudson Valley, Says Lawyer

    Federal prosecutors are withholding “crucial” evidence” in the case against northern Westchester resident Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is facing federal corruption charges, according to reports.Percoco is facing federal charges after allegedly threatening at least four New York State employees on multiple occasions while working on the governor’s campaign. ...

  7. Nine From Hudson Valley Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Ride-Sharing Scheme

    Nine From Hudson Valley Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Ride-Sharing Scheme

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - More than a dozen people, including nine from Westchester, are facing federal charges after allegedly being involved in a scheme that defrauded ride-sharing drivers out of millions of dollars.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced this week that 13 people - including nine from Westchester - have been charged ...

  8. Hudson Valley's DMX Facing Prison Time Following Tax Evasion Guilty Plea

    Hudson Valley's DMX Facing Prison Time Following Tax Evasion Guilty Plea

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester native Earl Simmons - more commonly known as DMX - is facing prison time after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges.The 46-year-old Simmons had been confined to his Westchester home after being accused of cheating the government out of $1.7 million in the tax evasion case when he was charged in a 14-count indictment. He pleaded guilty to one ...

  9. Know Them? Police Search For Pair Of Suspects In Pleasant Valley Incident

    Know Them? Police Search For Pair Of Suspects In Pleasant Valley Incident

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a pair of suspects caught on video using counterfeit $100 bills in Pleasant Valley.State Police in Poughkeepsie released surveillance video of the men, who allegedly used the counterfeit bills at the Pleasant Valley Dunkin' Donuts location on Main Street.In the first video, ...

  10. Woman Pleads Guilty To DWI Crash That Killed 21-Year-Old From Dutchess

    Woman Pleads Guilty To DWI Crash That Killed 21-Year-Old From Dutchess

    A 25-year-old Westchester woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter for driving drunk and killing a 21-year-old Manhattanville College student last year.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday that Emma Fox of Rye has pleaded guilty to a felony count of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated for her role in the death of ...

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