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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. Urgent Consumer Alert For New Phone Scam Issued By State AG

    Urgent Consumer Alert For New Phone Scam Issued By State AG

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued an urgent consumer alert following a rash of reports of a new scam that is making the rounds, targeting New Yorkers.Schneiderman issued the alert on Thursday afternoon, cautioning consumers that there have been reports of a new scam involving opportunistic fraudsters impersonating the Chinese Consulate, demanding payment for a ...

  2. Cuomo Sends Cease, Desist Letter To ICE, Citing 'Reckless' Enforcement

    Cuomo Sends Cease, Desist Letter To ICE, Citing 'Reckless' Enforcement

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is putting federal immigration officials on notice, threatening to sue U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in a cease and desist letter, claiming that ICE agents operating in the state have become “increasingly reckless and reflect a serious disregard for the rule of law."Cuomo sent a letter to ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan on Wednesday following ...

  3. Van Plunges Off Overpass On Bronx River Parkway In Westchester

    Van Plunges Off Overpass On Bronx River Parkway In Westchester

    Traffic was tied up on the Bronx River Parkway during Thursday’s morning commute when a van flew off the Cross County overpass in Yonkers, coming to a crashing half below.The driver of a van was hospitalized with minor injuries after he was driving up the westbound ramp of the Cross County Parkway shortly before 6:30 a.m. when he lost control on the curved roadway, went through the ...

  4. Man Caught With Crack Cocaine In Stop At Taconic Parkway Entrance

    Man Caught With Crack Cocaine In Stop At Taconic Parkway Entrance

    A Putnam County man is facing drug charges after being busted by a police officer in Yorktown who spotted drug activity in a vehicle. An officer on patrol near the intersection of Curry Street and Jennifer Court in Yorktown Heights allegedly observed drug activity inside a truck involving Lake Peekskill resident James Paccione, 61, who proceeded to leave the area and drive off onto ...

  5. Gasoline Demand Hits Record Highs As Pump Prices Surge

    Gasoline Demand Hits Record Highs As Pump Prices Surge

    Gasoline demand has hit an all-time high, as prices at the pump continue to rise to the highest point since a peak in the summer of 2015.According to the Energy Information Administration, gasoline demand is at 9.857 million b/d, the highest level ever recorded in April, and in excess of normal summer demand measurements, leading to a spike in gas prices nationwide, with prices ...

  6. Tickets For Texting More Than Double For NY Motorists

    Tickets For Texting More Than Double For NY Motorists

    Although many New Yorkers have caught on when it comes to recognizing the perils of talking on cell phones while driving, most still aren’t putting their phones down as tickets for texting while driving continue to rise.Data collected by the state from 2012 to 2016 has found that tickets for talking on cell phones have fallen 47 percent statewide; however, during that same period, ...

  7. Suspect Wanted For Sexual Abuse On The Loose, State Police Say

    Suspect Wanted For Sexual Abuse On The Loose, State Police Say

    State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man who allegedly sexually assaulted someone and failed to appear for court proceedings.New York State Police issued an alert on Wednesday regarding 50-year-old Richard Addai, who is wanted in Somers and Brewster for a first-degree sexual abuse charge stemming from a sexual offense that took place ...

  8. Area Family Adopts Teens After Death Of Mother

    Area Family Adopts Teens After Death Of Mother

    A pair of Rockland County first responders have found a new way to save some lives.The community is rallying around New City residents Carol and Marc Ackerman, who have agreed to take in a pair of teenagers who lost their mother to breast cancer earlier this month at the age of 37.In response, the Ackermans - Carol is an EMT with the New City Ambulance Corp. and Marc is a volunteer ...

  9. Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    The Centers for Disease Control has released a guide to assist parents in helping teenagers avoid using or abusing substances such as alcohol of marijuana.According to the CDC, “substance use by teens can have a big impact on their health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), through a cooperative agreement with the CDC, developed a guide for implementing substance ...

  10. Northern Westchester Man Nabbed For DWI In Putnam County

    Northern Westchester Man Nabbed For DWI In Putnam County

    The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has been busy of late, busting a pair of motorists who were allegedly operating their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol.Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley, Jr. announced the arrests of 40-year-old Danbury resident Karla Gomes and 33-year-old Shrub Oak resident Peter Cancro, who were busted for driving under the influence by the ...

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