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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 Judge Hired By Archdiocese Of New York To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

    Former Judge Hired By Archdiocese Of New York To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

    A former federal judge has been appointed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York to review its procedures and protocols for handling allegations of sexual abuse following a summer of scandals.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced on Thursday that Barbara Jones will serve as the church’s Special Counsel and Independent Reviewer. She has been tasked with undertaking “an exhaustive study ...

  2. Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos have been released of fights which left several people injured this past summer and resulted in criminal charges for a pair of firefighters in Westchester.The first video was taken inside Rory Dolan’s Restaurant and Bar on McLean Avenue at approximately 2 a.m. on June 11. The video shows the firefighters - later identified as Lt. Christopher Mitchell and firefighter Bogdin ...

  3. Ex-Cuomo Aide From Northern Westchester Sentenced For Taking $300K In Bribes

    Ex-Cuomo Aide From Northern Westchester Sentenced For Taking $300K In Bribes

    A former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who lives in Northern Westchester and was convicted of accepting $300,000 in bribes from an energy company and developer has been sentenced.Joseph Percoco, a South Salem resident, was sentenced to six years in prison in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon.The 49-year-old Percoco has been ordered to surrender himself into ...

  4. Sister Joan Toomey, Maryknoll Sister For 66 Years, Dies At 84

    Sister Joan Toomey, Maryknoll Sister For 66 Years, Dies At 84

    Sister Joan Toomey died on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll. She was 84 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 66 years.She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on Jan. 18, 1934 to Hazel (Warner) Toomey and Joseph J. Toomey. She had one sister, Elaine. Both parents and her sister have predeceased her.In 1952, Joan graduated from Dominican High School ...

  5. Two Northern Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Two Northern Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    More than two dozen motorists were busted by New York State Police troopers recently as law enforcement agencies in the Hudson Valley continue a nationwide crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving.Among the local motorists charged include: Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Sept. 15, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Luis V. Barreto Angamarca, 26, of Peekskill, for DWI. He was ...

  6. Former Officer Convicted In Killing Outside Westchester Deli Gets Parole

    Former Officer Convicted In Killing Outside Westchester Deli Gets Parole

    A 53-year-old former officer who was convicted of killing a man over a parking spot more than two decades ago in Westchester has been granted parole.Off-duty NYPD transit officer Richard DiGuglielmo was involved in an altercation with his victim, Charlie Campbell, in Dobbs Ferry in October 1996 when Campbell parked in the “patrons only” section of DiGuglielmo’s father’s deli before ...

  7. Seen Her? Woman Wanted Following Incident In Westchester

    Seen Her? Woman Wanted Following Incident In Westchester

    Have you seen her?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a woman wanted by the Village of Ossining Court dating back to her 2006 arrest for attempting to smuggle drugs into the Sing Sing Correctional Facility.Viera is wanted on charges that include the introduction of contraband to prisoners, bail jumping and unlawful possession ...

  8. Know Him? Police Seek To Track Down Wanted Westchester Man

    Know Him? Police Seek To Track Down Wanted Westchester Man

    Do you know him? Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday regarding 29-year-old Ronald Herrera, who is wanted on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief.Police described Herrera as a 6-foot Hispanic man weighing approximately 200 pounds with brown hair and brown ...

  9. Convicted Felon Admits To Using Forged ID At Four Westchester Banks In One Day

    Convicted Felon Admits To Using Forged ID At Four Westchester Banks In One Day

    A 55-year-old convicted felon who attempted to steal a Connecticut man’s identity at multiple Westchester County banks has admitted to his crimes.Jose Cabrera has pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, after he went to banks in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Ossining and Thornwood with a forged Connecticut driver’s license and attempted to take out ...

  10. Overturned Conviction Of Man Who Killed Fugitive Will Be Appealed By Westchester DA

    Overturned Conviction Of Man Who Killed Fugitive Will Be Appealed By Westchester DA

    Officials in Westchester County are attempting to appeal a decision by a state appellate panel who recently overturned a conviction of a man who fatally shot a Rockland County fugitive five years ago.Last March, Sparrow Bush resident David Carlson was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Robert Freehill to five years in prison after he was convicted by a jury for his role in the death ...

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