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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. Man Chokes, Threatens To Kill Victim With Knife In Westchester, Police Say

    Man Chokes, Threatens To Kill Victim With Knife In Westchester, Police Say

    A 32-year-old is behind bars after a domestic dispute turned physical and he allegedly threatened to kill another man while choking him and displaying a large kitchen knife, Yorktown Police said in a media release.Officers from the Yorktown PD were dispatched to a Stoney Street home at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Monday, April 23 where there was a report of an altercation in ...

  2. Car Slams Into Pole, Shutting Down Busy New Rochelle Intersection

    Car Slams Into Pole, Shutting Down Busy New Rochelle Intersection

    A busy New Rochelle intersection is temporarily shut down to traffic after a motorist drove into a utility pole, breaking it in half.A car struck a pole shortly before 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning at the intersection of Pelham Road and North Avenue in New Rochelle, according to multiple reports, leaving the roadway completely closed until Con Edison crews could respond to the scene to ...

  3. Suspect Wanted For Sexual Abuse On The Loose, State Police Say

    Suspect Wanted For Sexual Abuse On The Loose, State Police Say

    State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man who allegedly sexually assaulted someone and failed to appear for court proceedings.New York State Police issued an alert on Wednesday regarding 50-year-old Richard Addai, who is wanted in Somers and Brewster for a first-degree sexual abuse charge stemming from a sexual offense that took place ...

  4. Man, 63, Forcibly Kisses Woman Against Her Will, Westchester Police Say

    Man, 63, Forcibly Kisses Woman Against Her Will, Westchester Police Say

    Westchester County Police intervention was required in Mount Kisco after a man allegedly forcibly grabbed a woman and kissed her against her will. Officers were dispatched to Columbus Avenue at approximately 8:22 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, where there was a report of a woman who had suffered injuries after a man forced himself on her without consent.According to police, 63-year-old ...

  5. Tickets For Texting More Than Double For NY Motorists

    Tickets For Texting More Than Double For NY Motorists

    Although many New Yorkers have caught on when it comes to recognizing the perils of talking on cell phones while driving, most still aren’t putting their phones down as tickets for texting while driving continue to rise.Data collected by the state from 2012 to 2016 has found that tickets for talking on cell phones have fallen 47 percent statewide; however, during that same period, ...

  6. Need A New Best Friend? Westchester SPCA Highlights Pets Of Week

    Need A New Best Friend? Westchester SPCA Highlights Pets Of Week

    The SPCA of Westchester is hoping to unite a local resident with a new furry best friend as they highlight their "pets of the week." SPCA officials have chosen some of their finest pets, who are available for adoption and looking for a good home and new family to love. Among the animals spotlighted this week include: "Homer the Hound is a 4-year-old fox hound mix who's ...

  7. Area Family Adopts Teens After Death Of Mother

    Area Family Adopts Teens After Death Of Mother

    A pair of Rockland County first responders have found a new way to save some lives.The community is rallying around New City residents Carol and Marc Ackerman, who have agreed to take in a pair of teenagers who lost their mother to brain cancer earlier this month at the age of 37.In response, the Ackermans - Carol is an EMT with the New City Ambulance Corp. and Marc is a volunteer ...

  8. Three-Legged Rescue Dog Helps Rescue Dementia Patients In New Rochelle

    Three-Legged Rescue Dog Helps Rescue Dementia Patients In New Rochelle

    Who rescued who? Tinsley, a 3-year-old, three-legged American White Eskimo who was thrown out of a car when she was a puppy has been rescued by a New Rochelle resident, and the dog now visits elderly members of the community suffering from dementia.Each month, Tinsley and her owner, Stephanie Borstaph - who are a Good Dog Foundation certified pet therapy team - visit the elderly at ...

  9. Video Of Violent Brawl At Upstate Restaurant Goes Viral

    Video Of Violent Brawl At Upstate Restaurant Goes Viral

    A kid couldn’t be a kid at an upstate Chuck E Cheese’s location, where police intervention was required when a brawl broke out involving more than a dozen people.According to multiple reports, police were dispatched to a Chuck E Cheese’s location in Amherst on Saturday afternoon, which was captured on video that has since gone viral.The video shows two employees attempting to take ...

  10. Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    The Centers for Disease Control has released a guide to assist parents in helping teenagers avoid using or abusing substances such as alcohol of marijuana.According to the CDC, “substance use by teens can have a big impact on their health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), through a cooperative agreement with the CDC, developed a guide for implementing substance ...

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