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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. Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Makes Surprise Appearance At Westchester National Night Out Event

    Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Makes Surprise Appearance At Westchester National Night Out Event

    National Night Out was a Hall of Fame event in New Rochelle this week, as Mariano Rivera made a special guest appearance.Attendees received a surprise on Tuesday afternoon when they went to fetch a sausage outside the New Rochelle Police Department, as the Yankee legend was behind the grill. Rivera was sporting a t-shirt representing his wife’s church, Refugio de Esperanza, which is ...

  2. State Trooper Injured After Cruiser Overturns In Route 9 Crash

    State Trooper Injured After Cruiser Overturns In Route 9 Crash

    A New York State Police trooper suffered injuries after being involved in a one-car crash in the Hudson Valley.New York State Police in Livingston are investigating the crash, which took place in a patrol vehicle being driven by trooper Theresa Filippini at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday night on Route 9 in Stockport in Columbia County.Investigators said that Filippini was driving ...

  3. Man Sentenced For Fatal Stabbing Of Co-Worker At Westchester Restaurant

    Man Sentenced For Fatal Stabbing Of Co-Worker At Westchester Restaurant

    A 23-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing his co-worker at a Westchester restaurant.Queens resident Francisco Smile Nicasio-Ramirez has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon dating back to an incident at the Dia and Noche restaurant on McLean ...

  4. Westchester High School Principal Out After Attempting To Rescind Resignation

    Westchester High School Principal Out After Attempting To Rescind Resignation

    Former New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richardson has officially lost two jobs in less than a month.Richardson is leaving the district, and the Board of Education announced that Assistant Principal Joseph Starvaggi would take over on as principal an interim basis on Tuesday. Camille Edwards-Thomas has been named as Starvaggi’s replacement.Last month, Richardson announced his ...

  5. Westchester Man, 23, Second Suspect Charged In Fatal Shooting

    Westchester Man, 23, Second Suspect Charged In Fatal Shooting

    A second man has been implicated in the fatal shooting of a man in Northern Westchester last month, authorities announced on Wednesday.Shrub Oak resident Sean Deleon, 23, was arrested by the Peekskill Police Department and charged with second-degree murder for his alleged role into the shooting of 22-year-old Khalil Lyons in Peekskill on July 13. On July 27, a Peekskill ...

  6. New York Congressman Arrested On Insider Trading Charges

    New York Congressman Arrested On Insider Trading Charges

    A Republican Congressman from New York has been indicted on charges that claim he used insider information about a biotechnology company to make stock trades.Chris Collins, who represents a district in western New York was charged - along with his son, Cameron and Cameron's fiancée's father, Stephen Zarsky - with a host of charges, including conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, and ...

  7. Ex-Scarsdale Village Justice John 'The Judge' Galloway Dies At 78

    Ex-Scarsdale Village Justice John 'The Judge' Galloway Dies At 78

    John H. Galloway III, affectionately known in Scarsdale as “The Judge,” died on Aug. 3, 2018. Born on Aug. 29, 1939 in New York to Mary Phillips Galloway and John Henry Galloway Jr., John resided in the Scarsdale area for much of his life.John attended Stepinac High School, Georgetown and Cornell Universities, and Fordham Law School. John and his wife, Frances, formed a law practice in ...

  8. State Pledges $5M For Memorial Field If Mount Vernon Gives Up Control

    State Pledges $5M For Memorial Field If Mount Vernon Gives Up Control

    As the battle over Memorial Field rages in Mount Vernon, New York State has offered $5 million to help rebuild the once vibrant park - but with a caveat.New York State has offered the money, but only if Mount Vernon cedes control to Westchester County to handle construction efforts, officials said. The field has been a sore spot for locals and elected officials as it lays dormant, with ...

  9. Westchester Man Nabbed In ICE Bust Of Alleged Heroin, Cocaine Distribution Ring

    Westchester Man Nabbed In ICE Bust Of Alleged Heroin, Cocaine Distribution Ring

    A Westchester County man was among more than two dozen busted by ICE on drug and gambling charges following a wiretap investigation.Thirty-two people were arrested Friday on drug and gambling charges following an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in New York and the NYPD.The investigation began with cocaine and heroin ...

  10. Westchester DA To Join Several 'National Night Out' Events This Week

    Westchester DA To Join Several 'National Night Out' Events This Week

    Westchester County is hoping to strengthen the ties between police and the communities they are tasked with protecting at National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 7.Each year, thousands of communities throughout the country celebrate National Night Out, which is designed to “strengthen police-community partnerships and generating further awareness about the safety in our ...

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