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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. Fugitive Teen In Hudson Valley HS Stabbing Caught In Alabama

    Fugitive Teen In Hudson Valley HS Stabbing Caught In Alabama

    Following a four-month manhunt, FBI investigators have tracked down a 15-year-old suspect in Alabama allegedly involved in a stabbing in New Rochelle in January.At approximately 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 18, the New Rochelle Police Department received a call from security guards at the high school reporting that a stabbing had occurred at the school, and the suspect was seen on video fleeing ...

  2. New Black Bear Sighting Reported In Woods Near I-684

    New Black Bear Sighting Reported In Woods Near I-684

    There’s been another black bear sighting in the Westchester, this time in Armonk.A Maryland Avenue homeowner reported to police at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday night that there was a black bear roaming the streets near before making its way back into the woods just east of I-684 without incident.Last week, police in East Fishkill issued an alert when a black bear was spotted rummaging ...

  3. Alert Issued For Slow-Moving Convoys Traveling To Dutchess

    Alert Issued For Slow-Moving Convoys Traveling To Dutchess

    Slow-moving, oversized convoys are heading to the Hudson Valley.The New York State Department of Transportation announced on Monday that overnight transport of oversize loads from the Capital Region to the Hudson Valley is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 15. The transport of the oversized loads is scheduled to begin in the Port of Rensselaer in Rensselaer and will proceed along a ...

  4. Seen Him? Hudson Valley Man At Large After Bilking $2.4K From Homeowner

    Seen Him? Hudson Valley Man At Large After Bilking $2.4K From Homeowner

    New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man who allegedly accepted more than $2,000 for a roofing job he never completed in the Hudson Valley.Investigators issued an alert on Wednesday regarding 34-year-old Travis Thiel, who is wanted on a charge of fourth-degree grand larceny dating back to an incident when he received $2,400 ...

  5. Police Presence Requested At Hudson Valley HS Lacrosse Game

    Police Presence Requested At Hudson Valley HS Lacrosse Game

    Police in North Castle were recently called to Byram Hills High School in Armonk after a trio of parents were allegedly heckling referees at a lacrosse game.According to a North Castle police report released on Thursday, on May 5, Byram Hills High School Athletic Director Rob Castagna requested an officer for police presence at the press box for the conclusion of a lacrosse game as a ...

  6. Ex-SDNY Prosecutor Preet Bharara Eyes Possible Run For New York AG

    Ex-SDNY Prosecutor Preet Bharara Eyes Possible Run For New York AG

    Is a run at Attorney General in line for Preet Bharara, the former United States Attorney for the Southern District who was ousted by President Donald Trump as part of a purge of Obama administration appointees last year?Following former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s abrupt resignation earlier this week amid abuse allegations from several women, speculation about his ...

  7. Staff Member Strikes Student At Hudson Valley School, Police Say

    Staff Member Strikes Student At Hudson Valley School, Police Say

    Police were dispatched to a Westchester school campus following a report of a student who was allegedly hit by a staff member.Officers from the North Castle Police Department responded to the Valhalla campus of the Jennie Clarkson Campus in the Greenburgh-North Castle Union Free School District in North White Plains on Tuesday, May 8, following a report from a clinical director who ...

  8. I-84 Lane Closures Scheduled In Dutchess

    I-84 Lane Closures Scheduled In Dutchess

    Motorists taking I-84 can expect delays for several days as contracting crews prepare to perform construction work in Beacon.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert this week cautioning that on Friday, May 11, and Monday, May 14, exit 11 from I-84 (in both directions) to Route 9D is expected to be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and is then expected to ...

  9. Expect Delays: Palisades Interstate Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    Expect Delays: Palisades Interstate Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    There will be partial and full lane closures on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Rockland County for several weeks as contracting crews get set to perform construction activities in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation has issued an alert warning that construction work in Haverstraw and Stony Point is expected to result in single lane closures and full lane ...

  10. New Officer Joins Wallkill Police Force

    New Officer Joins Wallkill Police Force

    The Wallkill Police Department is welcoming a new recruit into its ranks.Officials welcomed their newest police officer, Giovanni Laguna recently, who was sworn in last month and is currently attending the police academy in SUNY Ulster.Following his graduation from the police academy, Laguna will train with a law enforcement Field Training Officer before making his way onto the force in ...

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