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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. Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Select oat cereals, granola and other food products may contain a pesticide that could cause cancer, according to a report released by the Environmental Working Group.Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer by scientists in California and the World Health Organization was found in 43 of 45 samples of oat products in an independent test commissioned by the organization.According to the ...

  2. New State Law Bans Children From Using Indoor Tanning Facilities Effective Immediately

    New State Law Bans Children From Using Indoor Tanning Facilities Effective Immediately

    Teenagers looking to get tan in New York are going to have to do it the old-fashioned way and lay out in the sun.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that he has signed legislation that will prohibit children under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning facilities, effective immediately."It is indisputable that tanning devices and UV exposure place users at the highest ...

  3. Westchester Emergency Medical Workers Featured On New TV Series By 'Law & Order' Creator

    Westchester Emergency Medical Workers Featured On New TV Series By 'Law & Order' Creator

    Paramedics in Westchester will take center stage when A&E Network premieres “Nightwatch Nation” on Thursday night.Producer Dick Wolf of "Law & Order" fame, has created his latest show, an expansion of the “Nightwatch” program, which will follow EMTs in four cities - including Yonkers - as they “risk their lives to work the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, ...

  4. Pair Charged With Carjacking, Pistol-Whipping Driver In Westchester

    Pair Charged With Carjacking, Pistol-Whipping Driver In Westchester

    Two men are facing life in prison for allegedly pistol-whipping a driver, firing shots toward him and attempting to carjack him in Westchester.Chester Brown and Travis Sinclair were charged in federal court in White Plains on Wednesday, for the carjacking, in which they allegedly attacked the driver and fired shots at him when he attempted to run away.According to the complaint, on July ...

  5. Swerving, Speeding Motorist Busted For DWI In Scarsdale, Police Say

    Swerving, Speeding Motorist Busted For DWI In Scarsdale, Police Say

    A Westchester County motorist was busted with a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit after being spotting speeding and repeatedly swerving over pavement markings in Scarsdale during an early morning drive.An officer conducting traffic enforcement at approximately 4 a.m. on Friday morning on Weaver Street stopped New Rochelle resident Emannuel Gonzalez, 25, after he was ...

  6. Stolen Audi Found In Northern Westchester

    Stolen Audi Found In Northern Westchester

    An Audi that was stolen from a Mount Vernon service center was recovered on the side of the Saw Mill River Parkway in Northern Westchester this week.The car was stolen from the Classic Audi service center on North MacQuesten Parkway, after its owner dropped off the vehicle on Saturday following an airbag recall that was announced earlier this year.Police said that the car was found on ...

  7. $5.1M, 5-Mile Route 22 Resurfacing Project Starts In Scarsdale

    $5.1M, 5-Mile Route 22 Resurfacing Project Starts In Scarsdale

    A multi-million dollar resurfacing project is underway on two of Westchester's busiest roadways.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that a $5.1 million repaving project is underway that will see the paving of five miles of Route 22 in Scarsdale and Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers.Officials said that "these high traffic locations are fundamental to the mobility and ...

  8. Westchester Officials Form 'School Safety Commission' For Students, Teachers

    Westchester Officials Form 'School Safety Commission' For Students, Teachers

    With the new school year just weeks away, elected officials in Westchester have formed a new “School Safety Commission,” which will be tasked with “facilitating and implementing best practices to keep students, faculty and staff safe while in (area) schools.”Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., and County Executive George Latimer announced the creation of the ...

  9. SPCA Of Westchester To Host 'Clear The Shelter' Adoption Event

    SPCA Of Westchester To Host 'Clear The Shelter' Adoption Event

    The SPCA of Westchester is teaming with NBC to help find “forever homes” for some animals in need of a good owner.The annual Clear the Shelter Adoption Event has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, where there will be adoption fees waived or reduced during the special one-day event. It’s being hosted at the SPCA of Westchester’s care campus, located at 590 North ...

  10. Weekslong Road Resurfacing Project Set To Begin In Yonkers

    Weekslong Road Resurfacing Project Set To Begin In Yonkers

    There will be parking restrictions on Yonkers for several weeks as the Engineering Department begins preparing for an extensive road resurfacing project in the area.Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced that beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 14, crews have begun preparing for the project, which will take place between Elm Street and Dunwoody Street. The project is expected to kick off in earnest ...

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