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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. Up To 3,000 Amazon Go Stores Could Be On The Way

    Up To 3,000 Amazon Go Stores Could Be On The Way

    While many traditional brick-and-mortar stores are falling by the wayside, due in large part to the boom in online shopping, web giant Amazon is contemplating opening thousands of cashier-less stores in the coming years.Reports emerged earlier this week that Amazon is planning to open as many as 3,000 cashier-less Amazon Go stores by 2021, following a cautious initial rollout of the ...

  2. Atka, 'Most Magnificent Wolf' At Northern Westchester Conservation Center, Dies At 16

    Atka, 'Most Magnificent Wolf' At Northern Westchester Conservation Center, Dies At 16

    The staple at the Wolf Conservation Center in Northern Westchester died in his sleep over the weekend at 16 years old.Surrounded by his family at the South Salem facility, Atka died quickly and painlessly overnight on Saturday, Sept. 22. Staff at the Wolf Conservation Center called Atka, “the most magnificent wolf we have ever known.”According to staff members at the Wolf Conservation ...

  3. Second Northern Westchester Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Minors

    Second Northern Westchester Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Minors

    A second vape shop in Northern Westchester was busted selling nicotine to a minor as local and county law enforcement agencies continue undercover operations in the area.Last week, Westchester County Police sent a minor under the age of 21 into three stores in Cortlandt as part of continued compliance checks to ensure that vape and tobacco shops comply with county laws.The minor first ...

  4. Suspect In Multiple Thefts At Northern Westchester Gas Stations Caught After Foot Chase

    Suspect In Multiple Thefts At Northern Westchester Gas Stations Caught After Foot Chase

    A suspect implicated in the theft of cigarettes from area gas stations injured an attendant and Good Samaritan who chased him down following an alleged robbery over the weekend until police could intervene in Northern Westchester.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to the Shell station on Commerce Street at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, where ...

  5. NY Illegally Moving Sex Offenders Into Group Homes With Disabled, Report Says

    NY Illegally Moving Sex Offenders Into Group Homes With Disabled, Report Says

    Registered sex offenders with some of the state’s worst designations are being illegally moved into group homes with developmentally disabled individuals, according to a report by upstate radio station WENY.The report states that as many as 25 sexual offenders have been moved within group homes and facilities by the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities ...

  6. New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    When purchasing a new car, one considers many things: is it reliable? How is the gas mileage? How much does it cost? What will the upkeep be?However, many would-be car buyers are failing to factor in the larges expense associated with purchasing a new ride: depreciation, according to AAA.AAA’s “Your Driving Costs” study found that the largest expense associated with purchasing a new ...

  7. Stretch Of Hutchinson River Parkway To Be Closed Over Three Days

    Stretch Of Hutchinson River Parkway To Be Closed Over Three Days

    A stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway will be closed for several days as contracting crews continue an ongoing bridge replacement project in Westchester.Motorists have been issued an alert by the New York State Department of Transportation cautioning that as part of the bridge replacement project, the parkway will be closed between exit 6 (I-95) and exit 15 (Cross County Parkway) in ...

  8. Weekday Saw Mill River Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    Weekday Saw Mill River Parkway Lane Closures Scheduled

    There will be single- and double-lane closures on the Saw Mill River Parkway for more than a week in Westchester as crews perform construction work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an advisory to motorists warning that there will be weekday closures from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on Monday, Sept. 24 in both directions of the parkway between the New ...

  9. Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    With the official arrival of fall, officials are warning area residents to begin preparations for flu season, which is fast approaching.Flu season kicks off in earnest in October each year, though patients can still be susceptible to certain strains in September, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said that reported cases tend to increase in November ...

  10. Man Wanted For Promoting Prostitution In Hudson Valley

    Man Wanted For Promoting Prostitution In Hudson Valley

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man who was charged with promoting prostitution and failed to appear in court to answer the charges.An alert was issued on Friday by the Ramapo Police Department regarding Hervin Leal-Martinez, who was among six people arrested as part of a bust in Spring Valley in June.Leal-Martinez, 27, ...

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