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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. Fired Area Teacher's Aide Accused Of Bringing Gun To School Enters Plea

    Fired Area Teacher's Aide Accused Of Bringing Gun To School Enters Plea

    A 24-year-old teacher’s aide who brought a loaded gun into a Rockland County school has pleaded not guilty to charges that include criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds.Warwick resident Gillian Jeffords pleaded not guilty to the felony charge at her arraignment in Clarkstown Justice Court, where an Order of Protection was also issued, barring her from the Jess Kaplan School ...

  2. Area Man Sexually Assaulted One Child, Made Attempt On Another, Police Say

    Area Man Sexually Assaulted One Child, Made Attempt On Another, Police Say

    A State Police investigation led to the arrest of a man who allegedly sexually abused a child and made an attempt at sexually abusing another.The New York State Police Troop F Orange County Child Abuse Unit and Orange County Child Protective Service announced the arrest of Wallkill resident Jacob Hogencamp, 45, who is facing a pair of charges following the investigation.According to ...

  3. New Black Bear Sighting Reported In East Fishkill

    New Black Bear Sighting Reported In East Fishkill

    Is he smarter than an average bear?Police in East Fishkill issued an alert on Thursday following several reports overnight of a black bear that was spotted going through trash cans and wandering in the Wiccopee area of town in the areas of Rainbow Crest and Appalachian West.“Residents should be aware that this is the time of year when bears migrate from place to place looking for easy ...

  4. Know Them? Pair Allegedly Made Fraudulent Purchases In Area

    Know Them? Pair Allegedly Made Fraudulent Purchases In Area

    State Police investigators have released surveillance photos of a pair believed to be frequenting Orange County stores and making a series of fraudulent charges over the span of nearly a month.Members of the Middletown Bureau of Criminal Investigation released the photos on Wednesday, of two alleged suspects who have frequented several Rite Aid, Dollar General, Family Dollar and Walmart ...

  5. Man Caught Transporting Nearly 4 Pounds Of Pot In LaGrange

    Man Caught Transporting Nearly 4 Pounds Of Pot In LaGrange

    New York State Police troopers caught a man with nearly 4 pounds of marijuana during a late-night traffic stop in LaGrange.Troopers on patrol shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 stopped a Honda Accord on Noxon Road in LaGrange for violations of the vehicle and traffic law.During the subsequent stop, troopers detected “a strong odor of marijuana” and further investigation revealed ...

  6. Two From Area Among Four Charged With 'Cooking Books' For Hedge Fund

    Two From Area Among Four Charged With 'Cooking Books' For Hedge Fund

    A pair of Westchester residents were among those charged in federal court to their roles in an alleged securities scam that saw them overstate their investment firm’s worth by hundreds of millions of dollars to bilk investors.U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss announced on Wednesday that White Plains resident Ashish Dole, 34, and Armonk resident Amin Majidi, 52, have been involved in an ...

  7. Man Charged, $6K Worth Of Heroin Seized In Orange County No-Knock Search

    Man Charged, $6K Worth Of Heroin Seized In Orange County No-Knock Search

    A multi-agency law enforcement investigation of a parolee led to the arrest of a 29-year-old Port Jervis man and the seizure of heroin following the execution of a “no knock” search warrant at his home.Members of the Port Jervis Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group executed the warrant on Owen Street on Tuesday morning, leading to the arrest of ...

  8. Inmate Caught With Weapon At Downstate Correctional Facility, Police Say

    Inmate Caught With Weapon At Downstate Correctional Facility, Police Say

    An inmate at the Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill is facing new charges after being busted with an alleged weapon while he was incarcerated.On Monday, New York State Police investigators announced that on April 18, troopers arrested Brooklyn resident John Hayes following an investigation, that determined that on June 5 last year, Hayes was allegedly in possession of an ...

  9. Iona College Names New Athletic Director

    Iona College Names New Athletic Director

    Iona College is turning to a familiar face to head its Athletics Department, naming Matt Glovaski as the 10th Deputy Director of Athletics following the departure of Rick Cole, Jr.Iona stayed in-house with the appointment, after Glovaski joined the college 13 years ago, serving the last 15 months as the Deputy Director of Athletics and five years as the Senior Associate Athletic ...

  10. Walmart, Sam's Club To Limit Opioid Prescriptions

    Walmart, Sam's Club To Limit Opioid Prescriptions

    With the country in the midst of an opioid epidemic, Walmart is taking efforts to curtail drug abuse by its customers.Officials announced Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies around the country will fill all opioid prescriptions with no more than a seven-day supply, capping daily dosages at 50 morphine milligram equivalents.The new policy is in line with guidelines provided by the Centers ...

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