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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. Violent Westchester Gang Member Admits To Attempted Assault, Conspiracy

    Violent Westchester Gang Member Admits To Attempted Assault, Conspiracy

    A member of a prominent Westchester street gang has become the latest to admit to his role in using violence and weapons to control their neighborhood in Yonkers.Travis Pearson, 28, a member of the Blood Stones Army, pleaded guilty one count of attempted assault, a violent felony, and one count of second-degree conspiracy. His plea was accepted in Westchester County Court on ...

  2. TV Director From Northern Westchester Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    TV Director From Northern Westchester Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    A former television director has been sentenced to five years of sex offender probation and will register as a sex offender after pleading guilty earlier this year to spying on his teenage nanny using a camera in his Westchester home.Daniel Switzen, who worked at CNBC and has a home in Pleasantville, was facing a term of between one and a half years to four years in state prison after ...

  3. Stolen Headphones, Alleged $1,200 Theft, Top Mount Kisco Police Blotter

    Stolen Headphones, Alleged $1,200 Theft, Top Mount Kisco Police Blotter

    A 27-year-old suspect was busted by Westchester County Police officers after allegedly stealing headphones and attempting to flee the area.Staff members at the Rite Aid on South Moger Avenue in Mount Kisco reported a shoplifting incident shortly before 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. Officers were instructed that a suspect from  Thornwood had taken the headphones, valued at $34.95 and ...

  4. TV Director From Northern Westchester To Be Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    TV Director From Northern Westchester To Be Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    A former television director is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier this year to spying on his teenage nanny using a camera in his Westchester home.Daniel Switzen, who worked at CNBC and has a home in Pleasantville, will face a term of between one and a half years to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to a felony count of second-degree ...

  5. Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    With the official arrival of fall, officials are warning area residents to begin preparations for flu season, which is fast approaching.Flu season kicks off in earnest in October each year, though patients can still be susceptible to certain strains in September, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said that reported cases tend to increase in November ...

  6. Man Wanted For Promoting Prostitution In Hudson Valley

    Man Wanted For Promoting Prostitution In Hudson Valley

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man who was charged with promoting prostitution and failed to appear in court to answer the charges.An alert was issued on Friday by the Ramapo Police Department regarding Hervin Leal-Martinez, who was among six people arrested as part of a bust in Spring Valley in June.Leal-Martinez, 27, ...

  7. Emergency Closing Ordered At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    Emergency Closing Ordered At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    After being forced to immediately cancel classes on Monday afternoon due to positive testing for mold in sections of a Westchester school, district officials announced the school will remain closed temporarily.An emergency closing of the K-8 school, Paideia School 15 in Yonkers, was ordered when ceiling tiles in the building tested positive for mold. Officials said that “out of an ...

  8. Atka, 'Most Magnificent Wolf' At South Salem Conservation Center, Dies

    Atka, 'Most Magnificent Wolf' At South Salem Conservation Center, Dies

    The staple at the Wolf Conservation Center in Northern Westchester died in his sleep over the weekend at 16 years old.Surrounded by his family at the South Salem facility, Atka died quickly and painlessly overnight on Saturday, Sept. 22. Staff at the Wolf Conservation Center called Atka, “the most magnificent wolf we have ever known.”According to staff members at the Wolf Conservation ...

  9. Second Northern Westchester Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Minors

    Second Northern Westchester Vape Shop Cited For Selling To Minors

    A second vape shop in Northern Westchester was busted selling nicotine to a minor as local and county law enforcement agencies continue undercover operations in the area.Last week, Westchester County Police sent a minor under the age of 21 into three stores in Cortlandt as part of continued compliance checks to ensure that vape and tobacco shops comply with county laws.The minor first ...

  10. Suspect In Multiple Thefts At Northern Westchester Gas Stations Caught After Foot Chase

    Suspect In Multiple Thefts At Northern Westchester Gas Stations Caught After Foot Chase

    A suspect implicated in the theft of cigarettes from area gas stations injured an attendant and Good Samaritan who chased him down following an alleged robbery over the weekend until police could intervene in Northern Westchester.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to the Shell station on Commerce Street at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, where ...

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