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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. 18 Face DWI Charges In Hudson Valley During Four-Day Stretch

    18 Face DWI Charges In Hudson Valley During Four-Day Stretch

    New York State Police troopers busted more than a dozen Hudson Valley motorists over the weekend for allegedly driving while intoxicated on drugs or alcohol.During a stretch between Friday, Dec. 8 and Monday, Dec. 11, state police arrested 15 people for drinking and driving, and another three for drug possession throughout the Hudson Valley.Among those facing charges:On Dec. 8, troopers ...

  2. Man Extradited For Murder Charge May Be Linked To Westchester Death

    Man Extradited For Murder Charge May Be Linked To Westchester Death

    The man implicated in the strangling death of Angel Serbay in Yonkers 12 years ago has been extradited from Florida to New York to face rape and murder charges stemming from a pair of cases.The New York Daily News reported over the weekend that Christopher Gonzalez, 36, has been transported from Florida back to the New York, where he will face charges for his alleged involvement in the ...

  3. Flu Cases Spike In Westchester, CDC Says

    Flu Cases Spike In Westchester, CDC Says

    Flu season may be about to get a bit worse for Hudson Valley residents, as cases of the flu are spiking in New York, according to the State Department of Health.According to officials, there has been an 86 percent increase in confirmed influenza cases in the past week, including confirmed cases in every Hudson Valley county.In Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Dutchess Counties, there ...

  4. Ex-Westchester Resident, 'Son Of Sam' David Berkowitz Hospitalized

    Ex-Westchester Resident, 'Son Of Sam' David Berkowitz Hospitalized

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” murderer who was arrested in Yonkers 40 years ago, is reportedly undergoing emergency surgery to save his life.Berkowitz - who killed six people and shot seven others during the infamous summer of 1976 and was arrested in front of his Yonkers apartment in 1977 - has been transferred to an outside hospital in Albany, away from ...

  5. Goodell Gives Tarrytown Firefighter Battling Cancer Super Bowl Tickets

    Goodell Gives Tarrytown Firefighter Battling Cancer Super Bowl Tickets

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Tarrytown firefighter facing a fate scarier than a burning building is going to live out a lifelong dream courtesy of Westchester native and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.Goodell - who hails from Bronxville - surprised firefighter Bill Duggan, who recently received news that he had terminal brain cancer, with tickets to Super Bowl 52, which will be played ...

  6. Sex Offender Reports Move To Brewster

    Sex Offender Reports Move To Brewster

    A registered sex offender convicted of attempting to sexually abusing a woman has changed addresses in Putnam County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Putnam residents regarding the residency of 33-year-old Shawn Waters, who has moved from to a residence on Sodum Road in Brewster.The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned ...

  7. Victims Of Northern Westchester Priest Get $250K Each From Archdiocese

    Victims Of Northern Westchester Priest Get $250K Each From Archdiocese

    Three Hudson Valley men abused by a Croton-on-Hudson Catholic priest decades ago will receive $250,000 each in compensation from the New York Archdiocese.Three men filed claims earlier this year, stating that Gennaro “Jerry” Gentile, who worked as a priest for nine Hudson Valley parishes over the span of several decades before being removed from the ministry in 2002, molested them ...

  8. Three Charged In Massive Cocaine, Heroin Bust In Westchester

    Three Charged In Massive Cocaine, Heroin Bust In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A trio was busted with more than a dozen kilograms of cocaine and nearly 20,000 envelopes of heroin in a Yonkers house.Joon Kim, the acting United States District Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the arrests of Ansley Estrella, Ronald Leon and Luis Oscar Reyes this week, after they were busted “with conspiracy to distribute and possess ...

  9. Westchester Woman Alleges Rape By Cop/Husband In Lawsuit

    Westchester Woman Alleges Rape By Cop/Husband In Lawsuit

    A Westchester woman is suing the city and the Yonkers Police Department claiming she was raped by her former husband - an officer with the department - and falsely arrested, according to a lohud report.Marlaina Koller-Gurgigno of Yonkers is claiming that she was the victim of domestic violence at the hands of her estranged husband, Vincent Gurgigno, Jr. and that the police were aware, ...

  10. Unconscious Woman Trapped Inside Car After Taconic Crash Rescued

    Unconscious Woman Trapped Inside Car After Taconic Crash Rescued

    First responders took less than 15 minutes to rescue an unconscious driver who required extraction from her car after driving into a tree on the Taconic Parkway in Yorktown.Members of the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a stretch of the parkway shortly before 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon following reports of a Honda that had driven off the road and into a ...

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