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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. Worker At Dutchess Children's Facility Threw Teen To Ground, Police Say

    Worker At Dutchess Children's Facility Threw Teen To Ground, Police Say

    A 24-year-old employee at an area facility for children allegedly used physical force with a minor, throwing the child to the ground, according to state police.Troopers were dispatched to Astor Home for Children and Families on Mill Street in Rhinebeck on Tuesday, May 8, where there was a report of Poughkeepsie resident Samara Nesheiwat, an employee at the facility, allegedly using ...

  2. US Withdrawal From Iran Deal Sparks Concerns Of Gas Price Spike

    US Withdrawal From Iran Deal Sparks Concerns Of Gas Price Spike

    Just as gas prices began leveling off, according to a AAA report, there is a new fear of a spike in prices following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.Trump announced Tuesday afternoon not to waive sanctions on Iran, effectively terminating the United States’ participation in the Iran Nuclear Agreement which has prevented Iran ...

  3. Employee Caught Stealing $245 At Jefferson Valley Mall Macy's, Police Say

    Employee Caught Stealing $245 At Jefferson Valley Mall Macy's, Police Say

    A teenager has been charged with stealing hundreds of dollars from her employer at the Jefferson Valley Mall, police said.Shortly after 6:45 p.m. on Monday, May 7, investigators from the Yorktown Police Department received a call from Macy’s with a report of an employee who had been detained for a larceny complaint.Upon arrival at the scene, an investigation by officers found that ...

  4. Man Assaults Another Inmate At Downstate Correctional Facility, Police Say

    Man Assaults Another Inmate At Downstate Correctional Facility, Police Say

    A 20-year-old inmate at the Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill is facing new charges after allegedly assaulting another inmate while in custody, state police said.Following an investigation, New York State Police investigators determined that Brooklyn resident Akil Baptiste assaulted another inmate on Jan. 14 while he was still incarcerated, leading to a felony second-degree ...

  5. Majority Of NYers Are Sleep Deprived, Poll Shows; Vote Now: How About You?

    Majority Of NYers Are Sleep Deprived, Poll Shows; Vote Now: How About You?

    Are you getting enough beauty sleep?Or enough sleep, period.Less than a quarter of New Yorkers are getting eight or more hours of sleep, according to a Siena College poll released to the public on Wednesday, with nearly half claiming that they get six or less hours, well under the recommended amount for adults.Only 24 percent of New Yorkers are getting the proper amount of sleep, ...

  6. Sentencing For Hudson Valley Resident, Ex-Cuomo Aide Delayed

    Sentencing For Hudson Valley Resident, Ex-Cuomo Aide Delayed

    Sentencing of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo - and northern Westchester resident - who was convicted of three felonies earlier this year has been postponed more than a month.Joseph Percoco, a South Salem resident, was found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of solicitation of bribes or gratuities and acquitted of two ...

  7. Girder Work Starts On New TZB, Leading To I-87 Lane Closures

    Girder Work Starts On New TZB, Leading To I-87 Lane Closures

    The latest round of lane and ramp closures near the new Tappan Zee Bridge have been announced as crews continue working on the Rockland and Westchester landings.Beginning on Monday night, May 7, crews from Tappan Zee Constructors will begin preparation for the installation of steel girders and concrete deck panels for the bridge over River Road at the Rockland landing. The materials ...

  8. Mexican National Sentenced After I-84 Stop Leads To Discovery Of Cocaine

    Mexican National Sentenced After I-84 Stop Leads To Discovery Of Cocaine

    A Mexican national who has previously been deported from the United States is going to spend the next five years behind bars after pleading guilty to trafficking nearly five kilograms of cocaine in an around Fairfield County.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced on Monday that 44-year-old Luis Palacios Ortiz, who is a citizen of Mexico has ...

  9. Motorist Caught With Ecstasy In I-684 Stop In Putnam

    Motorist Caught With Ecstasy In I-684 Stop In Putnam

    A traffic stop on I-684 led to a felony drug charge for a 27-year-old man who was allegedly in possession of ecstasy, state police said.New York State Police investigators announced the arrest of West Hartford resident Christopher Thai on Monday, who was stopped by state police troopers for a violation of vehicle and traffic law at approximately 8:40 p.m. on May 1 on I-684 in ...

  10. Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Hudson Valley Woman Wanted For Assault

    Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Hudson Valley Woman Wanted For Assault

    Have you seen her?Police in Yonkers are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted woman who allegedly assaulted another in the city.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Thursday afternoon regarding 21-year-old Dymonde Cruz, who is wanted by law enforcement for a second-degree assault charge stemming back to an incident earlier this year.Police described ...

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