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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. Electrical Malfunction Causes Discharge At Yonkers Wastewater Plant

    Electrical Malfunction Causes Discharge At Yonkers Wastewater Plant

    YONKERS, N.Y. - A combined sewer overflow discharge in Yonkers was caused by an electrical malfunction, according to the the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.Earlier this week, an unpermitted discharge at the Yonkers Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant on Alexander Street was reported to the DEC, which could have had a potential environmental impact on the Hudson ...

  2. Grant 'Paves The Way' For Quaker Ridge Road Upgrades

    Grant 'Paves The Way' For Quaker Ridge Road Upgrades

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - New Rochelle has received more than $3.5 million to make improvements on Quaker Ridge Road that will allow for increased roadway safety and additional access for cyclists and pedestrians.This week, it was announced that New Rochelle has been named a recipient of a $3,518,638 grant from the New York State for Quaker Ridge Road “Complete Streets” improvements from New ...

  3. Four Injured In Cement Truck Accident On Central Avenue

    Four Injured In Cement Truck Accident On Central Avenue

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists may see delays on Central Avenue after four construction workers were hospitalized in Yonkers after an incident with a cement pumper while working on a bridge surface.Shortly after 12:15 p.m., members of the Yonkers Police Emergency Service Unit and 2nd Precinct were dispatched to Central Park Avenue north, near the Midland Avenue overpass, where ...

  4. Westchester Man Faces Life In Prison For Fatal Park Shooting

    Westchester Man Faces Life In Prison For Fatal Park Shooting

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Westchester County man is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a man in Doyle Park when an attempted armed robbery went awry last year.On Thursday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced that 27-year-old Yonkers resident Robert Daniels has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his role in a May ...

  5. Rye MS Principal Latest Educator To Warn About Netflix Teen Suicide Series

    Rye MS Principal Latest Educator To Warn About Netflix Teen Suicide Series

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A second Westchester County educator has reached out to parents with a safety message regarding the popular Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why.”Earlier this week, Bedford Central School District Superintendent Christopher Manno sent a letter home to families regarding the show, which is based on a young adult novel of the same name by author Jay Asher that contains ...

  6. Larchmont Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru Plan Draws Pro/Con Reaction

    Larchmont Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru Plan Draws Pro/Con Reaction

    LARCHMONT, N.Y. - An oft-discussed plan for a drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts in Larchmont continues to draw both positive and negative reaction in the community.Developers have been eager to construct the coffee shop, complete with a drive-thru, at the site of the old Bank of America building on Palmer Avenue, though it has hit several snags along the way.Citing concerns of traffic, ...

  7. Mayor Thomas: 'Slay Zombie Structures Haunting Mount Vernon'

    Mayor Thomas: 'Slay Zombie Structures Haunting Mount Vernon'

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has circulated an online petition throughout the city urging the community and City Council to support the demolition of “zombie structures” in local neighborhoods.Since taking office in January last year, Thomas has led a crusade to take down zombie structures that “haunt (Mount Vernon) neighborhoods, bringing down property values ...

  8. Former Mount Vernon Cop Makes Court Appearance For Quadruple Homicide

    Former Mount Vernon Cop Makes Court Appearance For Quadruple Homicide

    Nicholas Tartaglione, the former Briarcliff Manor police officer turned alleged drug conspirator made a brief appearance in court in White Plains on Wednesday, where he stands charged with quadruple homicide.Tartaglione appeared before U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas, though the case was pushed back to June as the court waits for forensic and ballistics reports, according to a lohud ...

  9. Suspect, 29, Arrested In Connection With Yonkers Armed Robbery

    Suspect, 29, Arrested In Connection With Yonkers Armed Robbery

    YOKNERS, N.Y. - A 29-year-old Yonkers resident has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery that occurred earlier this week.At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Monday, April 24, members of the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to Summit Street off Route 9A, where a 23-year-old Manhattan resident reported that he had been the victim of an armed robbery, Sgt. Dean Politopoulos ...

  10. Funeral Services Announced For Former Mamaroneck HS Soccer Player, 19

    Funeral Services Announced For Former Mamaroneck HS Soccer Player, 19

    Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for the 19-year-old Westchester resident and college soccer player who died from injuries stemming from a crash on Interstate 88 last weekend.Douglas Alvarez of Mamaroneck, a freshman defenseman on the SUNY  Cobleskill men's soccer team, died as a result of injuries in the Interstate 88 crash, which occurred around 4 a.m. in the town of Maryland ...

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