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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. Embattled Westchester Mayor Indicted By Grand Jury On Larceny Charges

    Embattled Westchester Mayor Indicted By Grand Jury On Larceny Charges

    Embattled Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly stealing campaign funds and failing to disclose funds that he used for personal expenses.Thomas was arraigned on felony corruption charges on March 12 that included grand larceny and filing a false instrument after being accused of stealing more than $10,000 from his campaign committee and lying ...

  2. Man Pleads Guilty Of Attempted Murder For Violent Westchester Crime Spree

    Man Pleads Guilty Of Attempted Murder For Violent Westchester Crime Spree

    A 22-year-old man already facing life in prison for his role in a 12-hour crime spree last year in Westchester has pleaded guilty to attempted murder following shooting incidents in Mount Vernon and Yonkers.Mount Vernon resident Allen Copeland has pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, both violent felonies, for his role into two incidents ...

  3. Power Back For About Half Of Westchester Customers In Dark

    Power Back For About Half Of Westchester Customers In Dark

    Thousands of Westchester and Putnam residents remain without power as of 3:30 p.m. following Tuesday’s storm that struck the area, taking down trees and sending utility lines flying throughout the region and prompting an extensive recovery effort.Putnam, where a state of emergency was declared by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was hit hardest, followed by Northern Westchester.In Putnam, as of just ...

  4. Metro-North Service Now Back On Schedule After All Lines Suspended

    Metro-North Service Now Back On Schedule After All Lines Suspended

    Service has been fully restored on all Metro-North lines after crews worked diligently overnight to clear more than 100 trees from railways following Tuesday’s storm.Metro-North officials announced that service on the Hudson, New Haven and Harlem Line between Southeast and Grand Central Terminal is operating on schedule as of 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.Service between Southeast and ...

  5. Victim Strangled In Westchester Domestic Incident, Police Say

    Victim Strangled In Westchester Domestic Incident, Police Say

    A man is facing a series of charges after allegedly being involved in a domestic dispute, choking his victim and causing a child to fall near a set of stairs before fleeing in Northern Westchester, police announced.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to a Furnace Dock Road home in Cortlandt at approximately 3:45 p.m. on May 12, where there was a report of a domestic dispute ...

  6. Two Inmates Indicted For Violent Attack On Westchester Corrections Officer

    Two Inmates Indicted For Violent Attack On Westchester Corrections Officer

    Two inmates at the Westchester County Jail are facing new charges after hospitalizing a corrections officer last month who still has been unable to return to work.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced the indictment and arraignment of Mount Vernon resident Ishmael Ben Reuben and Yonkers resident Carlos Yarborough, who allegedly beat an officer while he was ...

  7. Video: Cuomo Visits Area, Declares State Of Emergency For Four Counties

    Video: Cuomo Visits Area, Declares State Of Emergency For Four Counties

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for four Hudson Valley counties as the state begins to recover from Tuesday’s storm that saw winds and rain take down trees and utility lines throughout the area.At a press conference in Putnam Valley on Wednesday, Cuomo issued the state of emergency for Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan Counties, including the deployment ...

  8. Police: White Plains Pair Busted For DWI, Cocaine Possession During Stop

    Police: White Plains Pair Busted For DWI, Cocaine Possession During Stop

    A traffic stop of a motorist driving without lights late at night led to a pair of misdemeanor charges for one man and a drug charge for another in Scarsdale over the weekend police said.While conducting DWI traffic enforcement on Post Road at approximately 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, a Scarsdale Police officer stopped White Plains resident Edwin Roberto Tonato, 33, for traveling ...

  9. Thousands Still Without Power In Westchester

    Thousands Still Without Power In Westchester

    More than 50,000 Westchester and Putnam residents remain without power following Tuesday’s storms that saw wind gusts and heavy rain topple trees and utility lines throughout the area.As of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, 50,584 Con Edison and NYSEG customers were still in the dark following the storm that brought wind gusts of up to 70 mph in the region.NYSEG took the biggest hit, with ...

  10. Thousands Without Power As Storm Slams Westchester

    Thousands Without Power As Storm Slams Westchester

    This story has been updated.Thousands are without power in Westchester and Putnam as a line of severe storms battered the area with heavy downpours, damaging winds and hail just as the evening commute began on Tuesday.As of 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, NYSEG reported  22,081 outages among its 32,806 customers in the areas it serves in Northern Westchester.In Putnam,  27,705 of 38,310 ...

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