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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. Man Shot, Killed In Westchester ID'd As Aspiring Rapper

    Man Shot, Killed In Westchester ID'd As Aspiring Rapper

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police have identified the man who was shot and killed in Mount Vernon over the weekend.Officials confirmed that 31-year-old Brandon Preston was the victim in Friday night’s shooting outside of a bodega on South Columbus Avenue. According to News 12, Preston, also known as “Danza” was an aspiring rapper.There was a second shooting the following day that sent ...

  2. Seen Him? Westchester Teen Has Been Missing Since December

    Seen Him? Westchester Teen Has Been Missing Since December

    Law enforcement agencies are seeking the community’s assistance in locating a Yonkers teenager that has been missing for nearly eight months.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Yonkers Police Department have issued a missing person report for 16-year-old Yoxy Zuniga Romero, who has been missing since Christmas Day.Yoxy is described as a 5-foot 7-inch Hispanic ...

  3. 18-Wheeler Gets Stuck At Stop & Shop In North White Plains

    18-Wheeler Gets Stuck At Stop & Shop In North White Plains

    A truck driver put on a real high wire act in White Plains after getting his tractor trailer tangled up on a high tension wire.Police from North Castle were dispatched outside of Stop & Shop on North Broadway at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 when there were reports of an 18-wheeler stuck in the midst of several wires.After advising the truck driver to remain in his ...

  4. GoFundMe To Refund Donors To Westchester Woman That Faked Cancer Diagnosis

    GoFundMe To Refund Donors To Westchester Woman That Faked Cancer Diagnosis

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Officials from GoFundMe have vowed to repay the Westchester County well-wishers that donated more than $50,000 to a woman misrepresenting the fact that she had cancer.Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim announced on Friday that 38-year-old Vedoutie Hoobraj - also known as Shivonie Deokaran - has been arrested in Florida after allegedly engaging in a scheme to ...

  5. New Coyote Sighting Reported In Westchester

    New Coyote Sighting Reported In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The recent wave of coyote sightings in the area has now reached as far south as Yonkers.Following appearances in Cortlandt, Rye, Greenburgh and Peekskill, another coyote was recently recorded by a homeowner in Yonkers as it made its way through several backyards.According to a WABC report, homeowners in Yonkers have expressed concerns for the safety of their ...

  6. New Rochelle Man Accused Of Suffocating Daughter Arraigned On Murder Charge

    New Rochelle Man Accused Of Suffocating Daughter Arraigned On Murder Charge

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The man accused of suffocating his 7-year-old daughter in New Rochelle earlier this year has been arraigned on a murder charge.A grand jury has voted to charge Neil White with second-degree murder after the 47-year-old was charged in June for his role in the death of his daughter Gabrielle, who was a student at Ward Elementary School. He pleaded not guilty in ...

  7. Westchester Woman Who Faked Cancer Diagnosis Charged In $50K Fraud

    Westchester Woman Who Faked Cancer Diagnosis Charged In $50K Fraud

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A woman is is facing prison time after allegedly defrauding Westchester County donors of more than $50,000 by misrepresenting the fact that she had terminal cancer.Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim announced on Friday that 38-year-old Vedoutie Hoobraj - also known as Shivonie Deokaran - has been arrested in Florida after allegedly engaging in a scheme to solicit ...

  8. Westchester Woman Busted For Raffle Scam Involving Childhood Cancer Victim

    Westchester Woman Busted For Raffle Scam Involving Childhood Cancer Victim

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 35-year-old woman from Yonkers has been arrested in connection to a fundraising scam involving a child who died of cancer.Last month, the Yonkers Police Department issued an alert to local residents following reports of an alleged scam, where tickets were being sold throughout Westchester by a person selling “fundraising” tickets for a raffle related to ...

  9. Seen Him? Alert Issued For Missing Hudson Valley Teen

    Seen Him? Alert Issued For Missing Hudson Valley Teen

    Area law enforcement agencies are seeking the community’s assistance in locating a missing Hudson Valley runaway teenager that has been missing for several days.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and local police have issued a missing person report for 17-year-old Richard Daniels, who was reported missing in on Saturday, Aug. 5.Daniels has been described as an ...

  10. Traffic Flow Changes Announced In Pelham Near Public Library

    Traffic Flow Changes Announced In Pelham Near Public Library

    PELHAM, N.Y. - Traffic changes are coming to Pelham Manor due to safety concerns at the public library.Village officials announced that due to the safety concerns, the library will begin enforcing the original, one-way traffic flow plan in the parking lot that had been approved earlier this year.Traffic will enter the driveway from Wolfs Lane and exit onto Carol Place. Officials said ...

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