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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. Former School Bus Driver In Northern Westchester Admits To Sexually Abusing Child

    Former School Bus Driver In Northern Westchester Admits To Sexually Abusing Child

    A 23-year-old former school bus driver in Northern Westchester will spend several years behind bars after admitting to having sexual contact with a minor and planning a second sexual encounter with her.Brewster resident Brayan Moscoso Arias pleaded guilty on Tuesday to first-degree sexual abuse following his arrest in May. He faces up to seven years in state prison when he is sentenced ...

  2. Investment Fund Co-Founder From Area Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

    Investment Fund Co-Founder From Area Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

    The former co-founder of a multi-million dollar hedge fund is facing charges claiming that he lied to his investors and misappropriated nearly $20 million as part of a Ponzi scheme.Jason Rhodes of Fairfield County was arrested on Tuesday morning on conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, and investment adviser fraud charges. The charges stem from his participation in an elaborate ...

  3. Man Broke Into Northern Westchester Residence, Police Say

    Man Broke Into Northern Westchester Residence, Police Say

    A Brewster man was busted breaking into a North Salem home, damaging the inside of the house in the process, police said.New York State Police troopers from the Somers barracks were dispatched to a Route 22 home shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, where there was a report of an intruder inside the residence.Upon arrival at the scene, troopers found 24-year-old Carlos Lopez, who was ...

  4. Closure Of I-84 Stretch Scheduled For Today

    Closure Of I-84 Stretch Scheduled For Today

    Motorists traveling on I-84 this week may see temporary delays during their morning commute.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, all westbound lanes will be closed between exit 11 (Route 9D) in Wappingers Falls and exit 12 (Route 52) in Fishkill for road work.The closures are expected to last approximately 15 minutes. NYSDOT ...

  5. Woman Shot Near Busy Intersection In Westchester

    Woman Shot Near Busy Intersection In Westchester

    A woman was hospitalized Monday night after being shot near a busy Westchester intersection.Police said that a woman suffered a gunshot wound at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 near the intersection of Third Street and Third Avenue in Mount Vernon. She was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No other information was immediately available.The ...

  6. Nine From Westchester, Fairfield Counties Charged In Drug Trafficking Ring

    Nine From Westchester, Fairfield Counties Charged In Drug Trafficking Ring

    Nine members of a family run drug trafficking organization have been charged with narcotics conspiracy in connection to the FBI raid of a New Rochelle grocery store this week.Members of the FBI were spotted entering the Supermercado Mexico supermarket on Union Avenue in New Rochelle at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, authorities said. Agents were seen taking boxes of ...

  7. Candlelight Vigil Set For Mount Kisco Custodian Facing Deportation

    Candlelight Vigil Set For Mount Kisco Custodian Facing Deportation

    There will be a candlelight vigil for a popular custodian at a Westchester synagogue who is facing deportation to Mexico and separation from his wife and children.A vigil has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 on the steps of Bet Torah in Mount Kisco on behalf of Armando Rojas, who worked as a custodian before being taken into custody by immigration authorities.Organizers ...

  8. State Sen. Murphy, Chief Of Staff Jump Into Action After Two-Car Crash On Route 6N

    State Sen. Murphy, Chief Of Staff Jump Into Action After Two-Car Crash On Route 6N

    All hands were on deck early on Monday afternoon, including state senator and an aide who assisted at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Putnam County.First responders in Mahopac Falls and the Carmel Police Department were dispatched to a stretch of Route 6N near the Westchester County line shortly after noon, where there was a report of the crash involving injuries.According to ...

  9. Car Crashes Into Wholesale Beverage Store In Westchester

    Car Crashes Into Wholesale Beverage Store In Westchester

    A driver accidentally struck a building in Westchester on Monday afternoon, leaving his vehicle damaged.Shortly after noontime, the driver crashed into the side of McLean Wholesale Beverage at 1046 McLean Ave. in Yonkers, leaving his vehicle with minor damage, Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said.There was no damage to the building and no injuries were reported. A cause for the ...

  10. Westchester Man Sentenced For Trying To Kill Same Person Twice In A Week

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Trying To Kill Same Person Twice In A Week

    A Westchester man has been sentenced after admitting to attempting to kill the same man on a pair of occasions in less than a week.Earlier this year, Yonkers resident James McNair has pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder following two shooting incidents in the city involving the same man earlier this year. On Monday, Oct. 15, McNair was sentenced to 10 years in state prison ...

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