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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. Drug Dealer Convicted By Jury In Putnam Gets 24-Year Sentence

    Drug Dealer Convicted By Jury In Putnam Gets 24-Year Sentence

    A convicted felon with six previous convictions is heading back behind bars for selling cocaine throughout Putnam County.Peekskill resident Omar Miles has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison after being found guilty in September of three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He had faced 36 years in prison.While on ...

  2. Mobster From Hudson Valley Destroys Evidence, Obstructs Justice, Feds Say

    Mobster From Hudson Valley Destroys Evidence, Obstructs Justice, Feds Say

    A member of the Genevose Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra already charged with the stabbing death of a Westchester man is now facing new charges for destroying evidence and obstructing justice, prosecutors announced.John Tortora Jr., known as "Johnny T," was arrested in August by FBI agents and Yonkers Police in connection with the 1997 death of 29-year-old Richard Ortiz in ...

  3. Police Use Narcan To Rescue Overdose Victim Outside Golden Corral

    Police Use Narcan To Rescue Overdose Victim Outside Golden Corral

    A quick-thinking cop in Orange County may have saved the life of a potential overdose victim outside a popular local restaurant.Wallkill Police Officer Julia Ashworth was dispatched to the parking lot of Golden Corral on Route 211 at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, where there was a report of a medical situation.Upon arrival, Ashworth found a 22-year-old Slate Hill ...

  4. Three Charged In East Fishkill Sobriety Checkpoint

    Three Charged In East Fishkill Sobriety Checkpoint

    A joint police checkpoint conducted by several Dutchess law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of several area residents who were busted driving with drugs or while impaired over the weekend.Members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, East Fishkill Police Department and New York State Police troopers conducted the joint sobriety checkpoint, which led to six arrests, three of ...

  5. SUV Driver In Wrong-Way Hudson Valley Crash Faces Multiple Felony Charges

    SUV Driver In Wrong-Way Hudson Valley Crash Faces Multiple Felony Charges

    The 35-year-old man who injured a family of six after slamming his SUV into their car driving the wrong way on the Bronx River Parkway in February has been arraigned in Westchester County Court.Manhattan resident Diego Caceres was arraigned on Wednesday, Nov. 14, stemming from the head-on collision on the parkway in Yonkers that left several people hospitalized.Caceres was indicted by a ...

  6. Accused Drug Dealing Trio Nabbed With Heroin, Crack, Pot, K2 In Area

    Accused Drug Dealing Trio Nabbed With Heroin, Crack, Pot, K2 In Area

    A teenager was among three suspects who were busted with heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs during an early morning traffic stop on I-87.New York State Police troopers stopped a car on I-87 in New Paltz at approximately 4:10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, when the driver committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the stop, investigators said that troopers established cause to ...

  7. Man Charged With Murdering Woman At Historic Armory In Hudson Valley

    Man Charged With Murdering Woman At Historic Armory In Hudson Valley

    A 28-year-old man is facing life in prison for allegedly killing a homeless woman whose body was found outside the former historic Armory building on Main Street in New Rochelle.Jose Olmos, who is homeless, was arraigned this week on murder charges for allegedly beating Nurten Jeljuk on Friday, July 27. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison ...

  8. High-Speed Chase Ends In Crash, Arrest In Dutchess

    High-Speed Chase Ends In Crash, Arrest In Dutchess

    A 27-year-old man is behind bars after taking police on a high-speed chase and attempting to flee on foot after crashing into another vehicle in Red Hook.Officers from the Rhinebeck Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop of Hyde Park resident Christopher Marchant for a traffic violation on Saturday, Nov. 10. When officers attempted to stop him, Marchant allegedly fled ...

  9. Sound The Alarm: Crashes Spike When Daylight Saving Ends, AAA Says

    Sound The Alarm: Crashes Spike When Daylight Saving Ends, AAA Says

    While many were glad to get an extra hour of sleep due to the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, AAA is cautioning that commuters need to be wary of drowsy driving due to the clock shift.Between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. during the evening commute, when the sky turns to twilight, crashes spike by 45 percent in the region, according to AAA, citing the end of Daylight Saving Time.“Even though ...

  10. Look Who's Back: It's Opening Day For Golden Corral In Poughkeepsie

    Look Who's Back: It's Opening Day For Golden Corral In Poughkeepsie

    Golden Corral is now back in Poughkeepsie.Following several false starts, the popular family-style eatery is marking its reopening day on Tuesday, Nov. 13 on South Road (Route 9) in Poughkeepsie, opening at 10 a.m.The reopening comes a year after it initially opened and suddenly shuttered its doors, much to the surprise of area residents.The restaurant opened in January last year after ...

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