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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. 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 ...

  2. State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    A lawsuit has been filed against a prominent pharmaceutical company that allegedly misrepresented its products - including OxyContin - as being more benign than they are for decades.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Purdue Fredrick Company, Inc. on Tuesday. The company ...

  3. Suspect Sentenced After Admitting To Stealing Cars From Westchester Dealerships

    Suspect Sentenced After Admitting To Stealing Cars From Westchester Dealerships

    A felon is facing up to seven years in prison after admitting to stealing three cars from Westchester County auto dealerships by stealing peoples' identities.New York City resident Milton Alequin, 23, has been sentenced as a second felony offender to a term of three and a half to seven years in prison following a guilty plea to grand larceny in June. He must also pay the dealerships ...

  4. Overdose Deaths From Opioids Hit Record High In 2017

    Overdose Deaths From Opioids Hit Record High In 2017

    Opioids continue to plague the country, as overdose deaths peaked toa record high last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Preliminary estimates from the CDC found that drug overdoses killed nearly 72,000 people in America in 2017, a record number and rise of approximately 10 percent. The count includes deaths that occurred in all 50 states and the District of ...

  5. Specially Equipped $60K Handicapped Accessible Van Stolen From Area Home, Report Says

    Specially Equipped $60K Handicapped Accessible Van Stolen From Area Home, Report Says

    A Putnam County man with cerebral palsy is hoping to be reunited with his specially equipped, handicapped accessible van after it was stolen from his driveway in Brewster, according to ABC7.The van was stolen from their driveway in Brewster on Thursday, according to the report, throwing their daily routine into disarray, causing distress to both Ryan Gotto and his single mother, ...

  6. Westchester Resident Among Six Charged In Cell Phone Fraud Scheme

    Westchester Resident Among Six Charged In Cell Phone Fraud Scheme

    Six men, including a Westchester resident, were charged in White Plains Federal Court with allegedly stealing nearly a million dollars worth of cell phones through an elaborate scheme.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and members of the United States Secret Service announced that six men and their associates “allegedly engaged in a scheme ...

  7. New Rochelle Police Officer Dies From 9/11 Related Illness

    New Rochelle Police Officer Dies From 9/11 Related Illness

    A longtime police officer in Westchester County has died as a result of a 9/11 related illness.New Rochelle Deputy Police Commissioner Robert Gazzola announced that on Thursday, Aug. 16, Police Officer Kathleen O’Connor, a 20-year veteran of the force, died following a “long and courageous battle."O’Connor began her career in New Rochelle in January 1998 and was most recently ...

  8. To The Rescue: Police Officers Help Corral Loose Iguana In Westchester

    To The Rescue: Police Officers Help Corral Loose Iguana In Westchester

    Jurassic Park came to Westchester on Thursday afternoon.Police officers from the 3rd Precinct in Yonkers were flagged by a local resident on Thursday afternoon, when an iguana was spotted and was on the loose in the area.The officers were able to corral the “not-so-little” reptile, and snapped some photos. The iguana was unharmed during the rescue mission, and was ultimately taken in by ...

  9. Butler Field To Be Closed For Renovation During Fall Season In Scarsdale

    Butler Field To Be Closed For Renovation During Fall Season In Scarsdale

    A busy track and field in Scarsdale is set to get its first facelift after more than a decade.Stuart Mattey, the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Facilities and Ray Pappalardi, the Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics for the Scarsdale School District provided an update on Butler Field, which is 13 years old and has “reached the end of its usable life.”Officials ...

  10. Man Rushed To Hospital After Shooting In Westchester

    Man Rushed To Hospital After Shooting In Westchester

    Police are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting in Westchester that sent a man to the hospital.A man was shot on South 2nd Avenue in Mount Vernon on Friday morning and transported to the Jacobi Medical Center, officials confirmed. According to a News12 report, he was sitting on the porch at the time of the shooting.The shooting remains under investigation. No other information ...

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