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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. Hyde Park Police Chief Calls It A Career

    Hyde Park Police Chief Calls It A Career

    One of Hyde Parks “finest” is calling it a career as Chief Eric Paolilli rides off into the retirement sunset following more than three decades in law enforcement.Paolilli, who has made the rounds at several Hudson Valley police agencies, officially stepped away on Aug. 17 at a ceremony held at the Hyde Park Police Department in front of friends, family, colleagues and ...

  2. Woman, 25, Knocks Victim Unconscious With Punch At Hudson Valley Bar

    Woman, 25, Knocks Victim Unconscious With Punch At Hudson Valley Bar

    A 25-year-old woman knocked a female victim unconscious during a late-night scuffle at a Hudson Valley bar, police said.Officers from the Orangetown Police Department were dispatched to the Grand Saloon in Pearl River shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, where there was a reported assault.The investigation into the incident determined that New City resident Karen Connolly, was ...

  3. Kitten Trapped Inside Car For Days Rescued In Hudson Valley

    Kitten Trapped Inside Car For Days Rescued In Hudson Valley

    Some cats really do have nine lives.Westchester County Police officers teamed with Mount Kisco’s animal control on Monday to rescue a kitten that found itself in a precarious spot stuck inside the wheel well of a car parked for two days at Northern Westchester Hospital Center.The department received a report from a security officer at the hospital, who heard sounds of a cat crying, ...

  4. 29-Year-Old Woman Rescued By East Fishkill Officers After Overdosing On Heroin

    29-Year-Old Woman Rescued By East Fishkill Officers After Overdosing On Heroin

    Some quick work by police officers who utilized Narcan may have saved the life of a woman suffering a potentially heroin fatal overdose in an East Fishkill bathroom.Officers Kenneth Knapp and Ralph Bertold from the East Fishkill Police Department were dispatched to a Warren Drive residence shortly before 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, following a report of a 29-year-old woman overdosing ...

  5. Police In Hudson Valley Caution Of Phone Scam Involving Apple Gift Cards

    Police In Hudson Valley Caution Of Phone Scam Involving Apple Gift Cards

    Police are making the public aware involving a scammer posing as a member of the Department of Justice regarding a recent scam that is targeting local residents.The Eastchester Police Department issued an alert recently about a new phone scam making the rounds in the area, following reports from area residents who have been targeted. During the phone calls, police said that the victims ...

  6. Man Caught With 12 Pounds Of Pot After Stop For Unsafe Lane Change On Hutch, Police Say

    Man Caught With 12 Pounds Of Pot After Stop For Unsafe Lane Change On Hutch, Police Say

    An unsafe lane change on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Westchester led to the seizure of a dozen pounds of marijuana from a driver in Harrison.Randolph, Mass. resident Tan Van Nguyen, 55, was driving northbound on the Hutchinson River Parkway near North Street in Harrison on Wednesday, Aug. 15, when he was suddenly veered from the left lane into the right lane, forcing a second ...

  7. Free Narcan Training Will Be Offered At New York State Fair

    Free Narcan Training Will Be Offered At New York State Fair

    With opioids and overdoses reaching a peak in the country last year, the New York State Fair will be offering special life-saving training.At this year’s New York State Fair - which is being held in Syracuse from Aug. 22 through Sept. 3 - there will be Narcan training, which has helped save the lives of several New Yorkers who were suffering from near-fatal overdoses.The “Stomp Out ...

  8. Route 17 Lane Closures Will Last For Days

    Route 17 Lane Closures Will Last For Days

    There will be delays for several days on Route 17 in Orange County as crews begin overnight construction activity in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., beginning on Monday, Aug. 20, there will be overnight closures in both directions on Route 17 in Woodbury, near exit 131. The work is expected to last through Friday, Aug. ...

  9. Three Dutchess Residents Charged With DWI In Weekend State Police Stops

    Three Dutchess Residents Charged With DWI In Weekend State Police Stops

    With law enforcement agencies in the area cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among more than two dozen who found themselves charged over the weekend.Among the locals charged include:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, State Police in Highland arrested Cynthia Esposito, 46, of Shenorock, for DWI. She was traveling on State Route ...

  10. Overdose Deaths From Opioids Hit Record High In 2017

    Overdose Deaths From Opioids Hit Record High In 2017

    Opioids continue to plague the country, as overdose deaths peaked toa record high last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Preliminary estimates from the CDC found that drug overdoses killed nearly 72,000 people in America in 2017, a record number and rise of approximately 10 percent. The count includes deaths that occurred in all 50 states and the District of ...

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