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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 a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Three Charged After Theft Victim Hit By Suspects' Car, Yorktown PD Says

    Three Charged After Theft Victim Hit By Suspects' Car, Yorktown PD Says

    Three Westchester men are facing multiple felony charges after allegedly robbing their victim of a cell phone and credit card and assaulting him with a vehicle, Yorktown Police said.Police in Yorktown arrested 54-year-old Yorktown resident Carlos Sandoval-Alfaro, Ossining resident Elmer Mejia-Lopez, 22 and 26-year-old Pleasantville resident Jose Mejia-Lopez on Wednesday following ...

  2. Basketball Star From Westchester Could Be Lottery Pick In NBA Draft

    Basketball Star From Westchester Could Be Lottery Pick In NBA Draft

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A fbasketball standout who grew up in Westchester and starred for Rick Pitino at Louisville last year may be a lottery selection in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, possibly as a target for the New York Knicks.Donovan Mitchell Jr., who was born in Greenwich, Conn., and grew up in Elmsford, has been a popular name for teams picking in the first half of the first ...

  3. Hudson Valley's Tyler Lydon Could Be NBA Draft First-Round Pick

    Hudson Valley's Tyler Lydon Could Be NBA Draft First-Round Pick

    A standout Hudson Valley basketball star’s life is expected to change on Thursday night, when he is expected to be selected in the NBA draft.Tyler Lydon, a former star at Pine Plains in Dutchess County who took his talents to Syracuse University, is being eyed by NBA teams as a late first or early second-round draft pick, according to experts throughout the country.A lifelong Knicks ...

  4. Westchester Schools Secretary Accused Of Stealing Thousands Faces Charges

    Westchester Schools Secretary Accused Of Stealing Thousands Faces Charges

    The longtime Tarrytown Union Free School District and Putnam County resident accused of stealing more than $10,000 from her employer was back in court this week for a pre-trial appearance. Last week, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced  that 53-year-old Carol Ressa of Lake Peekskill has been arraigned in Sleepy Hollow Village Court, where she was charged ...

  5. Investigators Probe Westchester Teen's Death In Abandoned Hospital

    Investigators Probe Westchester Teen's Death In Abandoned Hospital

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Port Chester is mourning the loss of a 14-year-old boy who died from injuries he suffered on Tuesday night after falling through the roof of an abandoned Westchester County hospital while police investigate the case.The teen fell down an elevator shaft at the former United Hospital building on Tuesday night, falling several stories, police said. The name of ...

  6. Teen Dies After Falling Through Westchester Hospital Roof

    Teen Dies After Falling Through Westchester Hospital Roof

    Update, Wednesday morningA 14-year-old boy has died after police say he fell through the roof of an abandoned hospital in Port Chester Tuesday night.The incident occurred at the old United Hospital property on Boston Post Road.The teen's identity has not yet been released.Check back to Daily Voice for updates. More information on the incident is available below in Daily Voice's report ...

  7. Teen Dies After Falling Through Port Chester Hospital Roof

    Teen Dies After Falling Through Port Chester Hospital Roof

    UpdateA 14-year-old has died after police say he fell through the roof of an abandoned hospital in Port Chester.The incident occurred at the old United Hospital property on Boston Post Road Tuesday night.The teen's identity has not yet been released.Check back to Daily Voice for updates. More information on the incident is available below in Daily Voice's report published Tuesday ...

  8. $9M Renovation In Store For Rye Playland Pool

    $9M Renovation In Store For Rye Playland Pool

    The popular Rye Playland public pool will be getting a multi-million dollar facelift after legislators approved a proposed renovation plan that will save it from being replaced.Westchester County legislators approved a $9.6 million renovation plan that will spare the 90-year-old pool on the Playland boardwalk from being replaced with a beachfront eatery on the water.New Rochelle native ...

  9. Thousands Stolen From Westchester Mom's Mercedes Parked At Softball Game

    Thousands Stolen From Westchester Mom's Mercedes Parked At Softball Game

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Following a police alert cautioning of a recent uptick in auto larcenies, a woman reported that thousands of dollars in merchandise was stolen from her car while she was at her daughter’s softball game in Scarsdale.A Carthage Lane resident reported to police that while she was parked at Supply Field for the game, someone had entered her Mercedes-Benz from the ...

  10. Sequence Of Events In Westchester Movie Theater Stabbing Detailed

    Sequence Of Events In Westchester Movie Theater Stabbing Detailed

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester County teenager is facing life in prison after being indicted on charges that he allegedly fatally stabbed another teenager after starting a fight with him over a cell phone at a Yonkers movie theater earlier this year.According to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., 16-year-old Michael Pettiford has been indicted on ...

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