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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 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 Mount Vernon 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, ...

  2. Man With False Visas Attempted To Steal Package From Westchester Gas Station, Police Say

    Man With False Visas Attempted To Steal Package From Westchester Gas Station, Police Say

    A man without a known address who was in possession of fraudulent U.S. Government Visa cards is behind bars after being busted attempting to steal a package from a Scarsdale gas station after having it re-routed.Members of the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to the Scarsdale Shell gas station on Scarsdale Avenue on Monday, Aug. 6, when 27-year-old Kaspars Giberts attempted ...

  3. New Round Of Weekday I-684 Closures Underway

    New Round Of Weekday I-684 Closures Underway

    There will be road closures and delays in the area for five days on I-684 in Westchester.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert warning that there will be weekday lane closures from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on I-684 south between Exit 2 (Route 120) in North Castle and Exit 1 (Entrance to I-287) in Harrison.The closures began on Monday, Aug. 13, and should last ...

  4. Westchester Man To Be Sentenced For Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    Westchester Man To Be Sentenced For Wife's Fatal Stabbing

    Julius Reich, who admitted to killing his wife in their Scarsdale home more than two years ago, is due to appear in court this week for sentencing.In May, Reich, 63, has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, a violent felony, in the fatal stabbing of his wife, Robin Goldman, who was a pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.It was the first homicide in Scarsdale in ...

  5. Tree Blocking Route 120 Tops North Castle Police Blotter

    Tree Blocking Route 120 Tops North Castle Police Blotter

    A North Castle Police Officer came to the rescue of multiple motorists, moving a tree trunk that had been blocking Route 120.A member of the Westchester County Police Department reported to the North Castle Police Department shortly before 1 p.m. on Aug. 3 that there was a piece of a large tree in the roadway, near IBM and Swiss Re, blocking the roadway to motorists attempting to drive ...

  6. $5.2M Post Road Paving Project Set To Begin In Westchester

    $5.2M Post Road Paving Project Set To Begin In Westchester

    A multi-million dollar paving project is set to begin on one of Scarsdale’s busiest roadways.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert on Friday, cautioning that beginning on Monday, Aug.6, a $5.2 million repaving project will begin on Post Road in Scarsdale.According to officials, “the NYSDOT is going to do the job right so that it addresses a variety of existing ...

  7. Large Truck Leaking Fuel Causes Road Closure In Ossining

    Large Truck Leaking Fuel Causes Road Closure In Ossining

    Update: Police said that the scene is nearly cleaned up, and Main Street is expected to reopen at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday afternoon.All hands were on deck Monday morning on Main Street in Ossining, as crews worked quickly to clean up a massive oil spill in the area that forced a lengthy road closure.Main Street remains closed between South Highland Avenue and State Street due to ...

  8. 'Perfect Storm' Of Repairs, Construction Could Create NYC Commute Chaos, Report Says

    'Perfect Storm' Of Repairs, Construction Could Create NYC Commute Chaos, Report Says

    A “perfect storm” of construction and repairs may cause a nightmarish commuter into Manhattan for several years.A New York Post report outlined the troubles commuters may face in the coming years, as crews get set to begin extensive subway repairs, highway construction work, railroad work and other projects that will tie up traffic and cause gridlock in the city.Beginning on Friday, ...

  9. Motorists Pay Most Expensive August Pump Prices In Years

    Motorists Pay Most Expensive August Pump Prices In Years

    With the demand for gasoline soaring during the dog days of summer, motorists can expect gas prices to peak to the highest price since 2014.With Labor Day fast approaching, statewide gas prices are beginning to peak, with an average price nationwide of $2.87 per gallon, the most expensive prices in four years. Officials said that there will likely be a spike in prices toward the end of ...

  10. Valhalla Woman Charged With Violating Protection Order In Yorktown

    Valhalla Woman Charged With Violating Protection Order In Yorktown

    An argument inside a car led to the arrest of a Westchester woman who was allegedly violating an Order of Protection in Yorktown.Shortly before 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday night, officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to the parking lot of a local shopping center, where there was a report of two people arguing inside a car.Police said that upon arrival, officers were able ...

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