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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. Man Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Wife In Hudson Valley

    Man Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Wife In Hudson Valley

    The 63-year-old man who admitted to killing his wife in their Scarsdale home more than two years ago, was sentenced Wednesday morning to 20 years in prison.In May, Julius "Jules" Reich pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, a violent felony, in the fatal stabbing of his wife, Robin Goldman, who was a pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.It was the first ...

  2. Hudson Valley Gang Member Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Shootings

    Hudson Valley Gang Member Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Shootings

    A gang member in Westchester is facing a host of charges for allegedly ordering the shooting of two people outside a Mount Vernon bar, leaving them with “lifelong medical difficulties.”Jason Garcia - also known as “G-shine” and “Mecca-J” - an alleged high-ranking member of the Bloods Gang, was arraigned on a five-count indictment on Tuesday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony ...

  3. 'Band Of Brothers' Original Member From Hudson Valley Dies

    'Band Of Brothers' Original Member From Hudson Valley Dies

    One of the original “Band of Brothers” from the Hudson Valley who parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day has died at the age of 96.Philip Perugini, a Northern Westchester resident in Buchanan who formerly called Ossining home died on Thursday, Aug. 9. He was born on May 26, 1922, to Tomaso and Angiolina Perugini.When World War II began, Perugini enlisted in the United States Army and ...

  4. Pedestrian Hit By State Police Cruiser Rushed To MidHudson Hospital

    Pedestrian Hit By State Police Cruiser Rushed To MidHudson Hospital

    A pedestrian was hospitalized with injuries after being struck by a New York State Police cruiser on Tuesday morning, Aug. 14.The pedestrian was struck by the marked police vehicle while on patrol in the Town of Lloyd in Ulster County on North Road, near Route 9W, just south of Route 299, at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday. The pedestrian suffered “several injuries” and was transported ...

  5. Cortlandt Man Admits To Harassing Lakeland Schools Superintendent

    Cortlandt Man Admits To Harassing Lakeland Schools Superintendent

    A Northern Westchester man has admitted to sending more than two dozen harassing voicemails to Lakeland Schools Superintendent George Stone for several months, leading to an order of protection.Police said it is alleged that between Jan. 17 and June 17 this year, Cortlandt Manor resident Anthony Cassone, 55, “left approximately 25 voicemails on the victim’s voicemail system that served ...

  6. Dutchess Resident Liev Schreiber Faces Harassment Charge In Hudson Valley

    Dutchess Resident Liev Schreiber Faces Harassment Charge In Hudson Valley

    Hudson Valley resident Liev Schreiber is due to appear in court on Tuesday to be arraigned for allegedly harassing a photographer.The “Ray Donovan” star allegedly pushed a camera away from him in Nyack when a flash went off around his face. There was no physical contact with the photographer.Schreiber, 50, owns a home in Dutchess County. The alleged incident happened in June while he ...

  7. New Round Of Weekday I-684 Closures Underway

    New Round Of Weekday I-684 Closures Underway

    There will be road closures and delays in the area for five days on I-684 in Westchester.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert warning that there will be weekday lane closures from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on I-684 south between Exit 2 (Route 120) in North Castle and Exit 1 (Entrance to I-287) in Harrison.The closures began on Monday, Aug. 13, and should last ...

  8. Hudson Valley Man To Be Sentenced For Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    Hudson Valley Man To Be Sentenced For Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    Julius Reich, who admitted to killing his wife in their Scarsdale home more than two years ago, is due to appear in court this week for sentencing.In May, Reich, 63, has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, a violent felony, in the fatal stabbing of his wife, Robin Goldman, who was a pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.It was the first homicide in Scarsdale in ...

  9. 'Perfect Storm' Of Repairs, Construction Could Create NYC Commute Chaos, Report Says

    'Perfect Storm' Of Repairs, Construction Could Create NYC Commute Chaos, Report Says

    A “perfect storm” of construction and repairs may cause a nightmarish commuter into Manhattan for several years.A New York Post report outlined the troubles commuters may face in the coming years, as crews get set to begin extensive subway repairs, highway construction work, railroad work and other projects that will tie up traffic and cause gridlock in the city.Beginning on Friday, ...

  10. Motorists Pay Most Expensive August Pump Prices In Years

    Motorists Pay Most Expensive August Pump Prices In Years

    With the demand for gasoline soaring during the dog days of summer, motorists can expect gas prices to peak to the highest price since 2014.With Labor Day fast approaching, statewide gas prices are beginning to peak, with an average price nationwide of $2.87 per gallon, the most expensive prices in four years. Officials said that there will likely be a spike in prices toward the end of ...

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