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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. Westchester DA, Cuomo Rally For Bill To Pull Guns From Troubled Kids' Homes

    Westchester DA, Cuomo Rally For Bill To Pull Guns From Troubled Kids' Homes

    Elected officials continue to call on New York State to enact a Red Flag Gun Protection bill that would make it the first state in the nation to allow teachers and school administrators to prevent potential school shootings by pursuing court intervention.Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo began his push of an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” bill, which would permit teachers and ...

  2. Hudson Valley Teacher Indicted On Child Porn Charges Resigns

    Hudson Valley Teacher Indicted On Child Porn Charges Resigns

    The area elementary school teacher who was indicted by a grand jury on child pornography charges has resigned.Steven Schwartz, 54, was indicted last month on seven counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, according to the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office, though the official charge will not be unsealed until Thursday, June 14, officials noted.The Poughkeepsie ...

  3. Police: Westchester Woman Busted Driving With BAC Double The Legal Limit

    Police: Westchester Woman Busted Driving With BAC Double The Legal Limit

    A Westchester woman was busted by police in Scarsdale driving with an alleged blood alcohol content double the legal limit.A Scarsdale police officer conducting DWI patrol on Post Road at approximately 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, spotted a grey Nissan Sentra swerving repeatedly over the double yellow line, leading to a traffic stop on Farley Road after making several hazardous ...

  4. Westchester Teens Become Combative, Physical With Police Breaking Up Party

    Westchester Teens Become Combative, Physical With Police Breaking Up Party

    A group of potentially intoxicated teenagers became “combative” with police who attempted to break up a house party in Westchester following multiple noise complaints over the weekend.Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night, officers were dispatched to a Berkeley Road home in Scarsdale, following reports of a noise complaint. Upon arrival, officers attempted unsuccessfully to locate ...

  5. Police: Woman Attacks Elderly Northern Westchester Victim In Front Of Kids

    Police: Woman Attacks Elderly Northern Westchester Victim In Front Of Kids

    A Westchester woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly attacking an elderly woman in front of children during a domestic dispute at a Yorktown home, police said. An officer from the Yorktown Police Department responded to police headquarters shortly before noon on Saturday, with a walk-in complaint of a domestic incident that had occurred approximately an hour earlier in ...

  6. Woman, 24, Faces Drug Charges After Stop At Route 22 Gas Station

    Woman, 24, Faces Drug Charges After Stop At Route 22 Gas Station

    A woman is facing a series of charges after being busted with drugs near a Route 22 gas station in Southeast.Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley, Jr. announced the arrest of Brewster resident Bernadette Mullen, 24, who is facing two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of marijuana following a stop for violating vehicle and traffic laws.Langley said ...

  7. Man Surrenders After Violating Protection Order, Threatening To Kill Victim

    Man Surrenders After Violating Protection Order, Threatening To Kill Victim

    A Dutchess County man is facing new charges after allegedly violating a court-ordered order of protection and threatening to kill his victim in Poughkeepsie.Millbrook resident Andrew Winstel, 34 surrendered himself into custody at the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department on Friday, when investigators received a complaint of a past violation of an order of protection.According to ...

  8. Expect Delays: Weeks-Long Lane Closures Scheduled For Route 9A

    Expect Delays: Weeks-Long Lane Closures Scheduled For Route 9A

    Motorists can expect delays on Route 9A for several weeks in Westchester as contracting crews from Con Edison work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert this week cautioning that beginning on Monday, June 11, Route 9A will be a lane closure from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Cortlandt while crews continue to perform utility construction activities on a nearby ...

  9. Westchester Pair Face Multiple Charges After High-Speed Chase

    Westchester Pair Face Multiple Charges After High-Speed Chase

    A pair of men from Westchester are facing a series of federal felony charges after allegedly taking local police on a wild, high-speed chase before ramming into an FBI vehicle, officials announced.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the arrests of Yonkers residents Harry Quintana-Cruz. 26, and Alejandro Ortiz-Cruz, 18, both of ...

  10. Sentencing Delayed For BMW Driver In Crash That Killed Westchester Teen

    Sentencing Delayed For BMW Driver In Crash That Killed Westchester Teen

    The driver of a BMW that crashed on Central Avenue last year and killed 19-year-old Nina Cordero in Yonkers and injured her boyfriend has seen his sentencing adjourned for a month.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Tuesday that Yonkers resident Renzo Yance, 22, who pleaded guilty to a felony count of manslaughter last month had his sentencing ...

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