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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. Second New Rochelle HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    Second New Rochelle HS Student Suffers Laceration In Off-Campus Fight

    A week after a New Rochelle High School junior was fatally stabbed during a fight, a second student suffered a lacerated hand during an altercation on Wednesday, police said.Officers from the New Rochelle Police Department were dispatched to Gemelli Pizzeria shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, following reports of a fight involving several students from the high school.Upon ...

  2. New Rochelle Schools Cooperate With Investigation Of Fatal Student Stabbing

    New Rochelle Schools Cooperate With Investigation Of Fatal Student Stabbing

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The New Rochelle School District is cooperating with the local police department as the investigation into the fatal stabbing of a student last week continues.Last week, Z’inah Brown, 16, of Yonkers surrendered herself into the custody of the New Rochelle Police Department, where she was booked for second-degree murder for allegedly fatally stabbing Valaree Schwab ...

  3. Mother Of Slain Westchester Teen Basketball Star Loses Home To Fire

    Mother Of Slain Westchester Teen Basketball Star Loses Home To Fire

    Barely more than a year removed from the fatal shooting of Shamoya McKenzie, her family suffered another devastating loss.A weekend fire at a multi-family home on Vernon Avenue left 12 Mount Vernon residents displaced, including Nadine McKenzie, the mother of Shamoya, who was shot and killed on New Year’s Eve last year in broad daylight.Officials said that the fire broke out around 4 ...

  4. Shooters Of Police Officer In Westchester To Be Arraigned

    Shooters Of Police Officer In Westchester To Be Arraigned

    Two men from New Rochelle have been indicted on attempted murder charges for their roles in the shooting of a Yonkers police officer last September.Jerry Reyes, 22, and Frank Valencia, 18, have been indicted on charges that include criminal possession of a weapon, attempted aggravated murder and assault for their roles in the shooting of Police Officer Kayla Maher last year. The pair is ...

  5. Westchester Mayor, Local Clergy, To Say 'No More!' To Trump

    Westchester Mayor, Local Clergy, To Say 'No More!' To Trump

    Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and the city’s clergy are calling on the community to say “no more” to President Donald Trump’s “hateful remarks,” with a petition that they plan to deliver to the White House.Thomas and members of the clergy “from all walks of faith will unite to say ‘No More!’” and call on Trump to apologize for recent remarks with a change.org petition that will kick ...

  6. Area Man Sentenced For Luring Minors To Send Sexually Explicit Photos

    Area Man Sentenced For Luring Minors To Send Sexually Explicit Photos

    A 23-year-old registered sex offender in the Hudson Valley has been sentenced to nearly two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to posing as a child on social media to entice minors for sex.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, announced this week that Robert Garneau of Warwick in Orange County has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison after ...

  7. Did You Buy Them? Widespread Ice Cream Bar Recall Issued

    Did You Buy Them? Widespread Ice Cream Bar Recall Issued

    Several popular frozen treats have been recalled from Hudson Valley supermarkets following reports that the product may be contaminated.The Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of Fieldbrook Foods Corporation orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 in its New York plant.According to the FDA, both products are being ...

  8. Police Dish Out 52 Speeding Tickets In Westchester Detail

    Police Dish Out 52 Speeding Tickets In Westchester Detail

    Nearly 100 motorists were ticketed on Wednesday, as New York State Police troopers conducted a special speed enforcement detail on I-684 in Northern Westchester.During the special detail on Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Bedford and North Castle, 52 motorists were cited for speeding on the interstate while another 28 were issued for failure to wear a seatbelt, distracted driving and various ...

  9. Westchester Businessman Sues Dunkin' Donuts For $90M

    Westchester Businessman Sues Dunkin' Donuts For $90M

    A Westchester County business owner is seeking $90 million in restitution from Dunkin’ Donuts, claiming that the franchise irreparably damaged his concession stand at the Westchester County Airport.Sammy El Jamal, a gas station owner and entrepreneur, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this week claiming that Dunkin’ Donuts breached the terms of a franchise agreement the two parties ...

  10. Excessive Force Claims Prompt Lawsuit Against White Plains, PD

    Excessive Force Claims Prompt Lawsuit Against White Plains, PD

    A 72-year-old man is attempting to sue the city of White Plains and police department, claiming that officers used excessive force during an attempted arrest last year.Charles Pateman is suing the city and its police department after he allegedly attempted to help break up a fight between his fiancee and her daughter last January, but found himself in handcuffs instead.According to ...

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