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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. DA Joins FBI Probe Of Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor

    DA Joins FBI Probe Of Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor

    The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has joined the FBI probe into a Hudson Valley healthcare company that received more than $25 million in grants after donating to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign.Orange County-based Crystal Run Healthcare, which received $25.4 million in taxpayer money after doctors and administrators gave more than $400,000 in funds to the campaign in ...

  2. Man Sleeping Under Backyard Picnic Table Startles Westchester Family

    Man Sleeping Under Backyard Picnic Table Startles Westchester Family

    A North White Plains family got a scare when they woke up to find a man sleeping in their yard under a picnic table.Officers from the North Castle Police Department received a report from a Custis Avenue resident shortly before 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, stating that a potentially homeless man was sleeping under a picnic table in the yard.
When awoken by the resident’s daughter, ...

  3. 'Disgust, Contempt' For Trump Policy In Irvington, Now Housing Migrant Kids

    'Disgust, Contempt' For Trump Policy In Irvington, Now Housing Migrant Kids

    A Westchester children's facility in existence since 1963 is housing migrant children that were separated from their families from the Mexican border amid the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.Elected officials in Irvington, led by Mayor Brian Smith, issued a joint statement on Friday on the migrant kids who are being housed at Abbott House off Route 9 (Broadway) ...

  4. Two Charged In Complex Scheme To Steal Luxury Cars In Westchester

    Two Charged In Complex Scheme To Steal Luxury Cars In Westchester

    A pair of men are facing multiple charges for their roles in an alleged “complex identity fraud scheme” that allowed them to fraudulently “purchase” and possess high-end vehicles from car dealerships throughout Westchester.The two were arrested and arraigned in North Castle Justice Court on Thursday on charges that include first-degree identity theft and second-degree grand larceny, ...

  5. CEO Of Westchester Facility Housing Migrant Kids Speaks Out

    CEO Of Westchester Facility Housing Migrant Kids Speaks Out

    The President and CEO of a Westchester facility which is home to several children who were separated from their families from their parents at the Mexican border, is the latest official to speak out against President Donald Trump’s administration’s policy impacting migrant families.Many of the children are being housed at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, which, according to its ...

  6. Police Shoot, Kill Dog During Violent Attack In New Canaan

    Police Shoot, Kill Dog During Violent Attack In New Canaan

    A member of the New Canaan Police Department was forced to fatally shoot a dog who posed a potential threat to local residents and would not stop attacking a neighbor's canine.A New Canaan resident made an emergency call to police shortly before noon on Saturday, June 16, where she “frantically stated that her dog was being violently attacked by an unknown dog” in her backyard. During ...

  7. NY Moving Forward With Lawsuit After Trump's About-Face On Child Separation

    NY Moving Forward With Lawsuit After Trump's About-Face On Child Separation

    Although President Donald Trump has reversed course from his administration’s policy of separating migrant families crossing the United States border from their parents, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is moving forward with a lawsuit against the administration.Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that ends the administration’s policy, and in effect, abandoning the president’s ...

  8. Mayor In Westchester Blasts Trump Over Child Separation At The Border

    Mayor In Westchester Blasts Trump Over Child Separation At The Border

    In the wake of President Donald Trump’s apparent about-face involving the separation of parents and children at the border, an elected official in Westchester took the Commander-in-Chief to task.In a blog post released on Thursday, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson lambasted Trump, calling the Executive Order signed by the president “a forced response to overwhelming public revulsion and ...

  9. Senate OKs Bill To Add 'TZB' To Official Bridge Name, But Assembly Adjourns

    Senate OKs Bill To Add 'TZB' To Official Bridge Name, But Assembly Adjourns

    The debate over naming rights at the new Tappan Zee Bridge continues to rage, as officials remain split on the matter.The New York State Senate voted by a count of 40 to 20 in favor of a compromised bill to add the Tappan Zee Designation to the seldom-used official name of Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, but the Democratic-controlled State Assembly ended its annual legislative session ...

  10. Meet 'Spar': New K-9 Officer Joins Yorktown Police Force

    Meet 'Spar': New K-9 Officer Joins Yorktown Police Force

    The Yorktown Police Department welcomed its newest four-legged officer to the force this week, Spar, a trained German Shepard police dog, joining fellow K9 Dallas, to form the Yorktown Police Canine Unit.Spar’s duties will include drug detection and patrol, while Dallas is trained primarily for the task of drug detection. Spar’s presence on the police force was made possible through a ...

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