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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. Hero Cop, Wife Save 2-Year-Old Who Fell Alongside Train In Beacon

    Hero Cop, Wife Save 2-Year-Old Who Fell Alongside Train In Beacon

    An off-duty police officer and his wife went above and beyond the call of duty on Sunday, jumping into action to rescue a 2-year-old who had fallen into the gap at the Beacon Train Station and was in danger.City of Beacon Police Officer Peter Boutros was enjoying his day off with his wife on Sunday afternoon, and while they were at the train station, the Beacon PBA said that he heard a ...

  2. Garbage Covering Hydrant Creates Issue During Poughkeepsie Fire

    Garbage Covering Hydrant Creates Issue During Poughkeepsie Fire

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - Poughkeepsie firefighters had to battle more than an apartment blaze on Sunday night.Crews from the Poughkeepsie Fire Department were dispatched to a Garden Street residence at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Sunday night, where there were reports of a fire inside an apartment of the two-story house.When crews arrived to battle the blaze, however, they were met with ...

  3. Dover Man Busted Firing BB Gun And 'Intentionally' Striking Several People

    Dover Man Busted Firing BB Gun And 'Intentionally' Striking Several People

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A 26-year-old Dutchess County man is facing weapons charges after using a BB gun outside his Dover home and striking several people, police said.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to a Sasso Lane residence in Dover at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning, following reports of shots fired.During the subsequent investigation, police determined that ...

  4. Brazen Burglar Breaks Into Hudson Valley Home In Bathrobe, Police Say

    Brazen Burglar Breaks Into Hudson Valley Home In Bathrobe, Police Say

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Suffern Man Charged In 'Bathrobe Burglary' CasePolice have released surveillance video of a brazen burglary involving a man in a bathrobe that took place over the weekend in Rockland County.The Ramapo Police Department has are currently investigating the residential burglary, which happened in the early morning hours on Saturday, Nov. 25 ...

  5. Police Dish Out 41 Tickets In I-684 Detail

    Police Dish Out 41 Tickets In I-684 Detail

    Dozens of motorists were ticketed as New York State Police troopers conducted a special distracted driving and speed enforcement detail on I-684 in Bedford.During the detail on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 18 motorists were cited for speeding, while five others were cited for failure to wear a seatbelt. Three motorists were busted using their cell phones while driving and 15 other tickets were ...

  6. Seen Him? Search Is On For $79K Dutchess Fraud Suspect

    Seen Him? Search Is On For $79K Dutchess Fraud Suspect

    Have you seen him?State Police are on the hunt for a 46-year-old Hudson Valley man known to frequent Westchester who is wanted for defrauding Dutchess County residents of nearly $100,000.The New York State Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding John Nemec III, who is wanted by the Town of Beekman Justice Court for a charge of second-degree grand larceny following fraud ...

  7. Teen Killed In Crash, Attempted Luring Incident Top Dutchess News

    Teen Killed In Crash, Attempted Luring Incident Top Dutchess News

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dutchess County residents mourned the life of 18-year-old Poughkeepsie resident Nolan Evanicki, who was killed in a Taconic Strate Parkway crash in Pleasant Valley. Click here to read the full story.Here are some of the other top stories of the week (click on the link to read the story):The Arlington School District issued an alert to Dutchess residents ...

  8. Doctor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Dutchess Woman, 16 Others In 3 States

    Doctor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Dutchess Woman, 16 Others In 3 States

    A Hudson Valley woman is among 17 vulnerable patients claiming that a prominent neurologist sexually abused them.Philadelphia-based Ricardo Cruciani, 63, has been charged with groping patients at his clinic and taking advantage of vulnerable women in his care for more than a dozen years, including one woman from Dutchess County.According to his accusers, Cruciani forced them to touch ...

  9. Consumer Alerts Issued For Black Friday, Cyber Monday By State AG

    Consumer Alerts Issued For Black Friday, Cyber Monday By State AG

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, the Attorney General is warning consumers to protect themselves against fraud and scams.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a consumer alert for those planning on getting some holiday shopping done over the Thanksgiving weekend.The advice offered by the Attorney General includes:Consumers should beware of misleading bargains or ...

  10. Wanted Man Caught In Stolen Car On I-84 Facing Host Of Charges

    Wanted Man Caught In Stolen Car On I-84 Facing Host Of Charges

    An early morning traffic stop in Putnam County led to the arrest of a wanted man who was driving a stolen car on I-84, police said.State Police troopers in Southeast stopped 26-year-old Bronx resident Earl Allen shortly before 1 a.m.  Wednesday after he committed several vehicle and traffic violations.During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers determined that the 2017 Dodge Caravan ...

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