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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. New Underage Drinking Crackdowns Will Target Bars, Restaurants, Stores

    New Underage Drinking Crackdowns Will Target Bars, Restaurants, Stores

    Ad a new crackdown on underage drinking is scheduled to launch this fall.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Liquor Authority and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will be working with local law enforcement agencies to conduct statewide sweeps of locations holding liquor licenses.Bars, restaurants, liquor stores and grocery stores will all be ...

  2. Westchester Consumer Protection Department Warns Against Senior Scams

    Westchester Consumer Protection Department Warns Against Senior Scams

    With families celebrating “Grandparents Day” over this past weekend, the Westchester Consumer Protection Department is hoping to help seniors avoid falling victim to scams.Each year, opportunistic fraudsters look to defraud and take advantage of older generations, utilizing what has come to be dubbed as the “Grandparent Scam.”According to police and consumer protection advocates, ...

  3. Foreign National Busted Driving With BAC Nearly Double Legal Limit In Westchester

    Foreign National Busted Driving With BAC Nearly Double Legal Limit In Westchester

    A foreign national who was unable to stay in her lane on a normally busy Westchester roadway was busted driving with a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit during an early morning stop in Westchester.An officer conducting DWI patrol on Post Road in Scarsdale.at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning spotted a 2016 Honda CRV speeding through the village before making a ...

  4. Police Warn Residents Of Scam Involving Internet Transactions

    Police Warn Residents Of Scam Involving Internet Transactions

    A new scam is making the rounds in the area, police are cautioning.The scam has become prevalent involving Internet transactions on platforms such as Craigslist and other similar sites.Police said that the scam takes place when a suspect, posing as a buyer, pays the victim for an item with either a fraudulent or bad check. Before the check can bounce or be discovered as a fake, and ...

  5. Violent Westchester Gang Member Admits To Attempted Murder, Conspiracy

    Violent Westchester Gang Member Admits To Attempted Murder, Conspiracy

    A member of a prominent gang in Westchester has admitted to his roles in several attempted murders and violent incidents in an effort to assert his control in a Yonkers neighborhood.Samuel “Benji” Mapp, an alleged member of the Blood Stones Army, has pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder, all felonies, Westchester County District ...

  6. Ex-Comptroller Sentenced In White Plains For Embezzling $2.5 Million

    Ex-Comptroller Sentenced In White Plains For Embezzling $2.5 Million

    The former comptroller of a pair of prominent Hudson Valley companies is going to spend some time behind bars after stealing millions of dollars from his employer to fund gambling and a lush lifestyle.Mark Cina, the former comptroller of two Poughkeepsie companies, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for mail fraud and tax evasion in White Plains Federal Court. He pleaded guilty to the ...

  7. New Arrest In Westchester Gang Bust Announced

    New Arrest In Westchester Gang Bust Announced

    The eighth and final gang member has been brought into custody as a nearly yearlong investigation into the 150 Clain, which operates in Westchester, is wrapping up.Earlier this month, seven members of the gang were taken off the streets of Yonkers following an eight-month investigation dubbed “Operation: 150 Clan,” which was run by the local police department and investigators from the ...

  8. Mount Kisco Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Underage Youth

    Mount Kisco Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Underage Youth

    A Northern Westchester vape shop was caught selling nicotine to a minor during an undercover operation conducted by county police.Xin Han Lin, 46, an employee at Smoking King in Mount Kisco was busted selling a mango flavored product to an undercover minor on Tuesday, police said. The operation was part of a series of ongoing compliance checks to ensure that businesses are adhering to ...

  9. Fire Risk Leads To Recall Of More Than 200K Nissan Cars, SUVs

    Fire Risk Leads To Recall Of More Than 200K Nissan Cars, SUVs

    Nissan is recalling more than 200,00 vehicles that could get a little too hot to handle.Nissan announced the recall of 215,000 vehicles that may have anti-lock brake problems that may prompt actuator pumps to leak brake fluid onto internal circuit boards, causing fires. The recall is similar to one in 2016.The recall comes after Nissan received a complaint in January about an ...

  10. Violence At Schools Keeps Him Up At Night, Westchester DA Says As New Commission Starts

    Violence At Schools Keeps Him Up At Night, Westchester DA Says As New Commission Starts

    Elected officials, educators, local leaders, students, law enforcement agents and mental health experts were on hand for the first meeting of the newly formed Westchester County School Safety Commission.Westchester County Anthony Scarpino, Jr., formed the Commission over the summer with the goal of “implementing the best practices in safety evaluation and procedures in schools of all ...

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