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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. Police DWI Crackdown In Effect Through End Of Thanksgiving Weekend

    Police DWI Crackdown In Effect Through End Of Thanksgiving Weekend

    In an effort to curtail intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, New York State Police is stepping up traffic enforcement, with troopers on the lookout for motorists drinking and driving.“In an effort to prevent tragedies caused by impaired, distracted, aggressive or reckless driving,” state police will be highly visible, and several ...

  2. Puppy Mauled To Death By Police K-9 In Hudson Valley

    Puppy Mauled To Death By Police K-9 In Hudson Valley

    A sheriff's department canine mauled an innocent puppy, leading to its death in Rockland County, according to multiple reports.The 1-year-old Cavapoo named Ginger was killed on Tuesday morning in New City by a German Shepherd K-9 that had been trained by the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office when a New City family’s nanny took her for a walk.The German Shepherd lives in the neighborhood ...

  3. Police: 22-Year-Old Passed Out Behind Wheel Near Dutchess Had Loaded Gun

    Police: 22-Year-Old Passed Out Behind Wheel Near Dutchess Had Loaded Gun

    A 22-year-old who was found asleep at the wheel by police is facing multiple charges after attempting to resist arrest while in possession of an illegal, loaded handgun and drugs in Putnam County.New York State Police troopers on patrol in Southeast found Ridgefield, Conn., resident Peter Shirvell unconscious on Route 6 at the intersection of Starr Ridge near the entrance of the Shell ...

  4. Police: Woman Gave False Domestic Violence Account Against Putnam Man

    Police: Woman Gave False Domestic Violence Account Against Putnam Man

    New York State Police in Westchester arrested a woman who made false statements to law enforcement that led to the arrest of Putnam County man for allegedly intimidating a witness.State police in Cortlandt arrested 25-year-old Lloyd resident Megan Hansut on a misdemeanor charge of writing a false written statement after she provided law enforcement with a detailed account of domestic ...

  5. Man, 31, Charged In Violent Dutchess Burglary

    Man, 31, Charged In Violent Dutchess Burglary

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A Dutchess County man is facing multiple charges after allegedly violating an Order of Protection, assaulting his victim, stealing a cell phone and resisting arrest, all before revisiting the scene of the alleged crime, police said.Members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a Woodward Hill Road residence in Pine Plains at approximately ...

  6. Downstate Correction Officers Convicted In Beating Of Defenseless Inmate

    Downstate Correction Officers Convicted In Beating Of Defenseless Inmate

    Two corrections officers working in a Hudson Valley prison have been convicted for their roles in the beating of a defenseless inmate following a verbal altercation.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District announced on Tuesday that Kathy Scott, 43, and George Santiago, Jr., 35, both now former New York State Correction Officers, have been convicted in the ...

  7. Amid Backlash, Cuomo Strongly Defends Official Renaming Of TZB After Father

    Amid Backlash, Cuomo Strongly Defends Official Renaming Of TZB After Father

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is vehemently defending the naming of the new Tappan Zee Bridge for his father, former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, despite a petition that has garnered more than 100,000 signatures speaking out against the designation.Through a spokesperson who spoke to Daily Voice on Monday, Cuomo called the change.org petition, which has garnered more than 95,000 signatures as of ...

  8. Sex Offender Convicted Of Abusing Girl Reports Move Into Poughkeepsie

    Sex Offender Convicted Of Abusing Girl Reports Move Into Poughkeepsie

    A registered sex offender convicted of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl has reported a move in Dutchess County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Dutchess residents regarding the residency of 54-year-old Joe Doyle, who has moved to an apartment on Noxon Street in Poughkeepsie.The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned ...

  9. Hudson Valley Resident, Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Clocked Driving 119 MPH

    Hudson Valley Resident, Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Clocked Driving 119 MPH

    Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro apparently has the need for speed.State Police confirmed that Pirro was busted driving 119 mph at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in the Town of Nichols, which is in Tioga County upstate, near Owego and her hometown Elmira.When she was stopped by troopers, Pirro, who lives in Harrison, was driving in ...

  10. Body Of Missing Diver Found Near Dutchess Border

    Body Of Missing Diver Found Near Dutchess Border

    The body of a scuba diver who went missing at a Putnam County mine has been recovered, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's office.Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith said that his department began its search Sunday afternoon when a man was reported missing after going diving at the Tilly Foster Mine — also known as Simon’s Quarry — in Southeast.Smith said that Jersey City, N.J., ...

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