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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. State Police Issue Warning On New Phone Scam In Hudson Valley

    State Police Issue Warning On New Phone Scam In Hudson Valley

    The New York State Police is cautioning Hudson Valley homeowners to be wary of a recent scam sweeping the area that is similar to the “Grandparent Scam,” that has become prevalent in recent years.According to police, the scam involves unidentified suspects calling or texting a victim's cell phone and stating that a family member or loved one was kidnapped or in immediate danger. The ...

  2. Northern Westchester Woman, 24, Missing Since Tuesday Has Been Found

    Northern Westchester Woman, 24, Missing Since Tuesday Has Been Found

    Update, Saturday,  1 p.m.Veronica Hallock, a 24-year-old Croton resident who had been missing since Tuesday afternoon, was found safe Saturday at LaGuardia Airport.Emily Hallock, Veronica's sister, shared the news on her Facebook page. Veronica was spotted by Leslie Kuhn, who saw her at Terminal B in American Airlines departures at the food court."I cannot possibly express my ...

  3. Ex-Bedford Hills Correction Officer Faces Federal Sex Assault Charges

    Ex-Bedford Hills Correction Officer Faces Federal Sex Assault Charges

    A former officer at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women is facing federal charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted an inmate in his care last year.Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Anthony Annucci, the acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced on Wednesday that ...

  4. State Police Issue Warning On New Phone Scam In Hudson Valley

    State Police Issue Warning On New Phone Scam In Hudson Valley

    The New York State Police is cautioning Hudson Valley homeowners to be wary of a recent scam sweeping the area that is similar to the “Grandparent Scam,” that has become prevalent in recent years.According to police, the scam involves unidentified suspects calling or texting a victim's cell phone and stating that a family member or loved one was kidnapped or in immediate danger. The ...

  5. New Rochelle Teenager Found Guilty Of Murdering Iona College Student

    New Rochelle Teenager Found Guilty Of Murdering Iona College Student

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A New Rochelle teenager is facing life in prison after being found guilty by a jury of murdering an Iona College student last year.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said on Tuesday that Stivenson Desir, 19, was found guilty of one count of murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon after he shot and killed Iona student Brandon ...

  6. Westchester Man Indicted For Alleged 2013 Mob Hit, Racketeering

    Westchester Man Indicted For Alleged 2013 Mob Hit, Racketeering

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester man with alleged mafia ties is facing life in prison or the death penalty after being indicted on murder and racketeering charges that include a reported hit on a rival mob family.Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York said on Monday that Hartsdale resident Christopher Londonio, 43, and Manhattan resident ...

  7. Body Of 15-Year-Old Westchester Boy Recovered After Snowmobile Accident

    Body Of 15-Year-Old Westchester Boy Recovered After Snowmobile Accident

    A Westchester teenager’s body has reportedly been recovered following a freak snowmobile accident in New Hampshire.Over the weekend, Wired2fish reported that 15-year-old Arthur Remy of Mamaroneck was one of three fishermen that died during the Meredith Rotary Club Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Winnipesaukee when their snowmobiles broke through the surface.According to the report, Remy was ...

  8. Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Resumes After Snowstorm

    Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Resumes After Snowstorm

    Progress is slow, but work has resumed - on a limited basis - on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, contractors said on Friday, following a heavy dose of winter weather this week.Tappan Zee Constructors, the organization tasked with “the single largest bridge construction project in New York’s history,” announced that they were to limit marine operations on Friday, following nearly a foot of ...

  9. State Police Issue Warning On New Phone Scam In Hudson Valley

    State Police Issue Warning On New Phone Scam In Hudson Valley

    The New York State Police is cautioning Hudson Valley homeowners to be wary of a recent scam sweeping the area that is similar to the “Grandparent Scam,” that has become prevalent in recent years.According to police, the scam involves unidentified suspects calling or texting a victim's cell phone and stating that a family member or loved one was kidnapped or in immediate danger. The ...

  10. Police Reunite Owner With Dog Found On Taconic Parkway

    Police Reunite Owner With Dog Found On Taconic Parkway

    State police offered a helping hand to a family in need on Thursday, helping them track down their missing dog on a snowy afternoon.While winter weather was pounding the East Coast, dropping nearly a foot of snow on most of the Hudson Valley, Stella, a female hound, was spotted on the Taconic State Parkway, in the area of Pudding Street in Putnam Valley without her owners.The “sweet old ...

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