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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. Duo Caught With Loaded Gun, Drugs In Westchester Stop

    Duo Caught With Loaded Gun, Drugs In Westchester Stop

    Two men are facing weapon and drug charges after being busted during a stop by New York State Police troopers in Westchester.Troopers stopped a vehicle on I-87 in Greenburgh shortly before 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, when they spotted a motorist committing multiple vehicle and traffic violations on the roadway.According to police, during the subsequent stop, troopers were able to ...

  2. FBI Issues Alert On National Imposter Scams

    FBI Issues Alert On National Imposter Scams

    The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service are warning Americans to be on alert following a recent rash of phony phone calls from opportunistic fraudsters.National law enforcement agencies issued an alert warning of several recent reports of imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials.During the calls, officials said that ...

  3. New K-9 Assists As Woman Caught With Heroin After Yorktown Stop, Police Say

    New K-9 Assists As Woman Caught With Heroin After Yorktown Stop, Police Say

    Yorktown’s newest law enforcement officer made a splash during his first bust.Officer Michael Campion was on patrol in Yorktown with his canine partner Spar, who was recently inducted into the force, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18, on Route 6 when he spotted a vehicle allegedly being operated with an obstructed view, prompting a traffic stop in the area, officials ...

  4. Westchester Man Found Dead On Old Croton Aqueduct

    Westchester Man Found Dead On Old Croton Aqueduct

    Detectives are investigating the late-night discovery of the body of a 40-year-old man near the Old Croton Aqueduct in Westchester.At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Sunday night, members of the Yonkers Police department and paramedics were dispatched to the aqueduct approaching Lamartine Avenue, where there was a report of a “man down," Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said,Upon arrival at the ...

  5. Slithering Timber Rattlesnakes Spark Calls To Police In Hudson Valley

    Slithering Timber Rattlesnakes Spark Calls To Police In Hudson Valley

    Rattlesnakes are rattling some residents in Rockland County.Police received a pair of reports over the weekend from residents who found Timber Rattlesnakes slithering around their residences.Ramao Police said that the first call came from a home in the Ladentown neighborhood, when a snake was spotted near a resident’s pool. Responding officers said that it apparently “molted prior to ...

  6. Fourth Of July Travel To Be Busiest On Record In New York, AAA Says

    Fourth Of July Travel To Be Busiest On Record In New York, AAA Says

    With prices at the gas pump showing the slightest decrease nationally, officials are gearing up for the busiest Fourth of July travel period in recorded history, according to AAA.Nationally, the average price per gallon is down to $2.86, down four cents in the past week, though AAA has cautioned that increases are likely looming as the dog days of summer swiftly approach.“If demand ...

  7. Man Caught With 3 Pounds Of Pot In Hudson Valley Stop

    Man Caught With 3 Pounds Of Pot In Hudson Valley Stop

    New York State Police troopers in Orange County busted a man with more than three pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on I-87 in Newburgh.Troopers stopped a vehicle shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, when the driver committed a vehicle and traffic law violation. During the subsequent stop, police said that the troopers established probable cause to search the vehicle and ...

  8. Seen Him? Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For Sex Offense In Westchester

    Seen Him? Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For Sex Offense In Westchester

    Have you seen him?Police investigators in Yonkers are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a man wanted in regards to a sexual offense inside the city.The Yonkers Police Department’s Warrant Squad issued an alert on Friday regarding 35-year-old Michael Winchester, who is wanted for failure to register for a sex offense. Investigators said that his last known address was on ...

  9. Westchester Man With Beer In Backseat Busted For DWI, Police Say

    Westchester Man With Beer In Backseat Busted For DWI, Police Say

    A Westchester man is facing a pair of charges after being busted driving with empty beers in his back seat and a blood-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit over the weekend.A Scarsdale Police Department sergeant conducting DWI patrol shortly after midnight on Friday, June 15, stopped Elmsford resident Jose Jesus Mojica, 42, on Fenimore Road, near the intersection of Walworth ...

  10. Video: Kayaker Survives 17 Hours On Long Island Sound

    Video: Kayaker Survives 17 Hours On Long Island Sound

    Much like Gilligan only planned on going on a three-hour tour, longtime kayak fisherman Mike Diaz didn’t plan on spending more than 12 hours in the Long Island Sound when his vessel took on water and left him stranded near the Connecticut shore.Veteran fisherman Mike Diaz, who has frequented the Long Island Sound from his kayak for 12 years, spent 17 hours in the water during a recent ...

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