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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 At Large After Strangling Victim In Westchester Domestic Incident

    Man At Large After Strangling Victim In Westchester Domestic Incident

    State Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man accused of strangling his victim before fleeing through a window to evade arrest in Northern Westchester.An alert was issued this week for Davon Olin, who is wanted by state police and Town of Somers Court for an incident last year at a Somers residence, when he allegedly strangled his victim, provided ...

  2. State Police Will Start Deploying Drones

    State Police Will Start Deploying Drones

    State Police in the Hudson Valley will soon have some new tools to fight crime and enforce the law in New York.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new “State Police Unmanned Aerial System” program, which will involve the use of aerial drones that will be put into service later this month.Cuomo said that the program will “be used to support law enforcement missions, ...

  3. Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    Seen Her? DWI Suspect In I-87 Crash Has Been At Large Nearly A Decade

    State Police are seeking a woman who’s been on the run for nearly a decade following a DWI arrest.An alert was issued from New York State Police in Tarrytown regarding 36-year-old Erika Gomez, who is wanted on a bench warrant for driving while intoxicated dating back to 2008 when she was involved in a crash on the New York State Thruway.Police said that following the crash on June 15, ...

  4. Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers Hospitalized As Flu Outbreak Spreads

    Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers Hospitalized As Flu Outbreak Spreads

    Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers - including hundreds in the Hudson Valley - have been hospitalized the last week following a swift increase in flu cases that were reported, according to health officials.Officials said that 1,606 New Yorkers were among those hospitalized this week with lab-confirmed flu cases, marking the highest weekly number in more than a decade, prompting health officials ...

  5. Westchester County Jail Female Officer Hospitalized After Assault By Inmate

    Westchester County Jail Female Officer Hospitalized After Assault By Inmate

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A female correction officer at the Westchester County Jail was hospitalized after being assaulted by an inmate, according to multiple sources.While working on her assigned post, Westchester Correction Association President Brooke Jones said that a female officer was punched in the mouth by an inmate on Wednesday, Jan. 17, causing her to fall backward and ...

  6. Passenger Caught With Cocaine, 33 Grams Of Pot In Westchester Stop

    Passenger Caught With Cocaine, 33 Grams Of Pot In Westchester Stop

    A motor-vehicle stop led to drug charges for a Rockland County woman was busted by state police on I-87 in Yonkers while in possession of cocaine and marijuana over the weekend.Shortly after 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, state police troopers stopped Tomkins Cove resident Tanisha Jacobs, 41, on the interstate for an equipment violation. During the subsequent stop, troopers were given ...

  7. TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    It’s a new year, but the sentiment is the same when it comes to Hudson Valley residents’ opinions regarding the naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.Ever since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name for the new Tappan Zee span, the vocal outcry against the name has been heard loudly and often, including the change.org ...

  8. Westchester-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Westchester-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Westchester-based Fujifilm was forced to recall hundreds of thousands of products after customers got a little bit of shock value with their packages.Fujifilm, which has a headquarters in Valhalla, recalled more than 270,000 power adapter wall plugs that were packaged with several of the company’s point-and-shoot camera models due to the risk of electrical shock, according to the ...

  9. Lane Closures Scheduled During Taconic State Parkway Work

    Lane Closures Scheduled During Taconic State Parkway Work

    Lane closures have been scheduled on the Taconic State Parkway in Westchester County as contracting crews continue work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that there will be lane closures over the weekend for the double north and south sides of the Taconic State Parkway between the Sprain Brook Parkway and Route 117 in the town of Mount Pleasant from 8 ...

  10. Lane Closures Scheduled For New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane Closures Scheduled For New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane closures have been scheduled near the new Tappan Zee Bridge as contracting crews continue work overnight.Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to re-stripe the westbound lanes near the new bridge beginning on Friday night, Jan. 19 requiring lane closures on I-87 and I-287.One left lane is scheduled to be closed at 8 p.m. on Friday night, with an additional lane closed each ...

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