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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. Deadly Combination: Teen Driver Plus Teen Passenger Increase Crash Chance 51 Percent, AAA Says

    Deadly Combination: Teen Driver Plus Teen Passenger Increase Crash Chance 51 Percent, AAA Says

    Teenage passengers may be the biggest threat to teenage drivers, according to a recently released report from AAA.Research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that when a teen driver has only teen passengers in their vehicle, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increased 51 percent. In comparison, when passengers over the age of 35 ride with a teen driver, ...

  2. Violent Westchester Gang Leader Admits To Conspiracy, Violence

    Violent Westchester Gang Leader Admits To Conspiracy, Violence

    The 40-year-old leader of a prominent Westchester street gang has admitted to his role in recruiting new members, giving out orders to commit violence and dishing out punishment to his own underlings.James Bryant of the Blood Stones Gang has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, which was accepted in Westchester County Court last week.Bryant was arrested and charged as part of a ...

  3. Ex-Employee From Westchester Refuses To Leave Club Grounds, Police Say

    Ex-Employee From Westchester Refuses To Leave Club Grounds, Police Say

    Despite being told not to step foot at his former employer's grounds, the Greenwich Country Club, a Northern Westchester man toed the line, disobeyed, and is now facing a trespassing charge, according to police.Members from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the club on Doubling Road shortly after 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, where there was a report of a former ...

  4. Inmate Sentenced For Assaulting Officers At Westchester County Jail

    Inmate Sentenced For Assaulting Officers At Westchester County Jail

    An inmate at the Westchester County Jail has been sentenced to prison time after admitting to assaulting a pair of corrections officers in separate incidents in the past year.John Wooten, an inmate at the jail, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault for attacking officers in December last year and in January. Wooten was being held at the jail on a felony criminal mischief charge ...

  5. Convicted Drug Dealer From Westchester Gets 24-Year Sentence

    Convicted Drug Dealer From Westchester Gets 24-Year Sentence

    A convicted felon with six previous convictions is heading back behind bars for selling cocaine throughout Putnam County.Peekskill resident Omar Miles has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison after being found guilty in September of three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He had faced 36 years in prison.While on ...

  6. Genovese Crime Family Member From Westchester Destroys Evidence, Obstructs Justice, Feds Say

    Genovese Crime Family Member From Westchester Destroys Evidence, Obstructs Justice, Feds Say

    A member of the Genevose Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra already charged with the stabbing death of a Westchester man is now facing new charges for destroying evidence and obstructing justice, prosecutors announced.John Tortora Jr., known as "Johnny T," was arrested in August by FBI agents and Yonkers Police in connection with the 1997 death of 29-year-old Richard Ortiz in ...

  7. SUV Driver In Wrong-Way Westchester Crash Involving Family Of Six Faces Multiple Felony Charges

    SUV Driver In Wrong-Way Westchester Crash Involving Family Of Six Faces Multiple Felony Charges

    The 35-year-old man who injured a family of six after slamming his SUV into their car driving the wrong way on the Bronx River Parkway in February has been arraigned in Westchester County Court.Manhattan resident Diego Caceres was arraigned on Wednesday, Nov. 14, stemming from the head-on collision on the parkway in Yonkers that left several people hospitalized.Caceres was indicted by a ...

  8. Man Charged With Murdering Woman At Historic Armory In New Rochelle

    Man Charged With Murdering Woman At Historic Armory In New Rochelle

    A 28-year-old man is facing life in prison for allegedly killing a homeless woman whose body was found outside the former historic Armory building on Main Street in New Rochelle.Jose Olmos, who is homeless, was arraigned this week on murder charges for allegedly beating Nurten Jeljuk on Friday, July 27. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison ...

  9. Former Head Cook At Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Admits To Committing Sexual Act

    Former Head Cook At Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Admits To Committing Sexual Act

    A former head cook at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills has admitted to sexually abusing an inmate at the complex.Garth Trail, 62, has pleaded guilty to one felony count of criminal sexual acts in Westchester County Court for engaging in a sexual act with an inmate on Sept. 27 last year.Trail admitted to having sexual contact with the inmate in the kitchen area of the ...

  10. Opening Date Set For New Whole Foods In Westchester

    Opening Date Set For New Whole Foods In Westchester

    The area's newest Whole Foods store will be opening just in time for the holidays.The 40,000-square-foot location is set to open at Chappaqua Crossing on Wednesday, Dec. 12, complete with a grand opening complete with complimentary coffee on North Bedford Road.“We are excited to be part of the greater Chappaqua and Northern Westchester community,”  Alex Saa, the store team leader, ...

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