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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. NY DMV First In Nation To Use New Technology To Cut Down On Underage Drinking

    NY DMV First In Nation To Use New Technology To Cut Down On Underage Drinking

    The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has become the first in the nation to pilot a new program utilizing technology to crack down on underage drinking.New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the DMV has launched a pilot program “using state-of-the-art technology to crack down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs.” The technology, which was developed by a New ...

  2. State Trooper Injured After Cruiser Overturns In Route 9 Crash

    State Trooper Injured After Cruiser Overturns In Route 9 Crash

    A New York State Police trooper suffered injuries after being involved in a one-car crash in the Hudson Valley.New York State Police in Livingston are investigating the crash, which took place in a patrol vehicle being driven by trooper Theresa Filippini at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday night on Route 9 in Stockport in Columbia County.Investigators said that Filippini was driving ...

  3. Second Suspect Charged With Murder In Fatal Hudson Valley Shooting

    Second Suspect Charged With Murder In Fatal Hudson Valley Shooting

    A second man has been implicated in the fatal shooting of a man in Northern Westchester last month, authorities announced on Wednesday.Shrub Oak resident Sean Deleon, 23, was arrested by the Peekskill Police Department and charged with second-degree murder for his alleged role into the shooting of 22-year-old Khalil Lyons in Peekskill on July 13. On July 27, a Peekskill ...

  4. New York Congressman Arrested On Insider Trading Charges

    New York Congressman Arrested On Insider Trading Charges

    A Republican Congressman from New York has been indicted on charges that claim he used insider information about a biotechnology company to make stock trades.Chris Collins, who represents a district in western New York was charged - along with his son, Cameron and Cameron's fiancée's father, Stephen Zarsky - with a host of charges, including conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, and ...

  5. Man Caught With Crack In Jefferson Valley Mall Parking Lot, Police Say

    Man Caught With Crack In Jefferson Valley Mall Parking Lot, Police Say

    A 60-year-old man in a suspicious van was busted with crack cocaine in the Jefferson Valley Mall parking lot in the middle of the day, police said.A plainclothes police officer from the Yorktown Police Department approached the van in the parking lot at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Aug. 1, when he said he saw Mahopac resident Robert McGuigan “acting in a suspicious manner.”Officers ...

  6. Hudson Valley Man Nabbed In ICE Bust Of Alleged Drug Distribution Ring

    Hudson Valley Man Nabbed In ICE Bust Of Alleged Drug Distribution Ring

    A Westchester County man was among more than two dozen busted by ICE on drug and gambling charges following a wiretap investigation.Thirty-two people were arrested Friday on drug and gambling charges following an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in New York and the NYPD.The investigation began with cocaine and heroin ...

  7. Probe Into Racial Flyers In Hudson Valley Ordered By Cuomo

    Probe Into Racial Flyers In Hudson Valley Ordered By Cuomo

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a probe into the distribution of Ku Klux Klan and white supremacy flyers in Westchester County and around the state.Cuomo has directed New York State Police investigators to look into the distribution of white supremacy materials, to determine their origin and whether they are designed to promote or incite hate crimes. Patrols have also been ...

  8. Alert Issued For Man At Large After Being Charged In LaGrange Motel Attack

    Alert Issued For Man At Large After Being Charged In LaGrange Motel Attack

    New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man.An alert was issued from New York State Police for Alfredrick Morrison, Jr., who is wanted for criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, and criminal obstruction of breathing dating back to an incident in 2016. Morrison is wanted by the New York State Police from the ...

  9. Motorist Driving Nearly 100 MPH Among 88 Ticketed In Latest I-684 Detail

    Motorist Driving Nearly 100 MPH Among 88 Ticketed In Latest I-684 Detail

    A motorist was busted driving nearly 100 mph in the rain on Wednesday, during a special police detail on I-684 in Westchester.New York State Police troopers dished out dozens of tickets in Bedford, including 67 for speeding during the detail. One motorist was clocked going 99 mph on I-684 during the storms that hit the area.In total, 88 summons were issued. The latest detail comes on ...

  10. Thanks, Obama: Ex-President Endorses Faso Foe Delgado In Congressional Race

    Thanks, Obama: Ex-President Endorses Faso Foe Delgado In Congressional Race

    A Congressional candidate in the Hudson Valley received an endorsement from former President Barack Obama on Wednesday.Rhinebeck resident Anthony Delgado, a Schenectady native challenging first-term Republican John Faso in the 19th District in November’s midterm elections, was among 81 Democrats who received the former Commander-in-Chief’s vote of approval this week.The 19th district - ...

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