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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. Children Get Locked In Car At Pool In Northern Westchester

    Children Get Locked In Car At Pool In Northern Westchester

    A local father received a scare after his kids accidentally got locked in the car when they were trying to beat the recent heat at the North Castle Town Pool.The North Castle Police Department received a report shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, where a man reported that his children had found themselves locked inside a black Ford Escape in the parking lot of the pool.Officers ...

  2. Westchester Bloods Gang Member Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Shootings

    Westchester Bloods 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. Westchester Pair Stopped For Multiple Violations Nabbed With Cocaine, Pot, Police Say

    Westchester Pair Stopped For Multiple Violations Nabbed With Cocaine, Pot, Police Say

    A traffic stop on I-87 in the Hudson Valley led to drug charges for two Westchester men who were busted with cocaine and marijuana over the weekend.New York State Police troopers stopped Mount Vernon resident Andre Dasilva, 21, on I-87 in Newburgh shortly after 10:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, after he was spotted committing “multiple vehicle and traffic violations.” During the stop, ...

  4. Central Avenue Gas Station Robbery Suspect To Be Sentenced

    Central Avenue Gas Station Robbery Suspect To Be Sentenced

    A man who terrorized a gas station during several armed robberies over the span of more than four months is due to be sentenced after being found guilty by a jury following a trial in Westchester County Court earlier this year.In June, Bronx resident Gregory Harris, 41, was found guilty of multiple counts of robbery related to four incidents at the same Central Park Avenue gas station ...

  5. 'Band Of Brothers' Original Member From Northern Westchester Dies

    'Band Of Brothers' Original Member From Northern Westchester 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 ...

  6. State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    A lawsuit has been filed against a prominent pharmaceutical company that allegedly misrepresented its products - including OxyContin - as being more benign than they are for decades.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Purdue Fredrick Company, Inc. on Tuesday. The company ...

  7. Pedestrian Suffers Several Injuries After Being Hit By State Police Cruiser In Hudson Valley

    Pedestrian Suffers Several Injuries After Being Hit By State Police Cruiser In Hudson Valley

    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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Northern Westchester Man Stole More Than $1K In Online Check Cashing Scheme, Police Say

    Northern Westchester Man Stole More Than $1K In Online Check Cashing Scheme, Police Say

    A 22-year-old man is facing a felony charge for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 from a Westchester bank as part of an elaborate online check cashing scheme, police said.On Aug. 2, an investigator from the Yorktown Police Department was assigned to investigate an incident at the Hudson River Financial Federal Credit Union in Mohegan Lake. The investigation determined that Ossining ...

  10. 'Ray Donovan' Star Liev Schreiber Faces Harassment Charge In Hudson Valley

    'Ray Donovan' Star 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 ...

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