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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. Small Dog Quarantined In Scarsdale After Biting Man Saving It From Car

    Small Dog Quarantined In Scarsdale After Biting Man Saving It From Car

    A dog has been put into a temporary quarantine after it got loose and bit a White Plains man on the hand while he was in Scarsdale.A man from White Plains reported to police shortly before 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, that he had been bitten by a small white dog that was running in the middle of Post Road near the Scarsdale Public Library.According to police, the man stated he was bitten ...

  2. Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Raping 10-Year-Old Girl Faces Deportation

    Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Raping 10-Year-Old Girl Faces Deportation

    A Hudson Valley man will spend a decade behind bars and is facing deportation after pleading guilty to raping a 10-year-old girl.Highland Mills resident Juan Linares, 20, who had pleaded guilty earlier this year to one felony count of first-degree rape, was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison and 10 years of post-release supervision for his role in sexually assaulting a minor who ...

  3. Man Charged In Westchester With Running $3M Mail Fraud Scheme

    Man Charged In Westchester With Running $3M Mail Fraud Scheme

    A man who allegedly ran a multi-million dollar mail fraud scheme targeting small businesses for the better part of a decade was busted and is facing prison time after being charged in White Plains Federal Court on Wednesday.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that California resident Mark Mushkin, 52, has been charged with one ...

  4. Man Caught With Counterfeit Money, Illegal Weapon In I-84 Stop

    Man Caught With Counterfeit Money, Illegal Weapon In I-84 Stop

    New York State Police troopers seized more than $5,000 in counterfeit cash, drugs and an illegal weapon during a traffic stop on I-84 in Putnam County.Shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, troopers conducted a traffic stop of Bronx resident Anthony Smith’s 2018 Kia Optima when he committed a vehicle and traffic law violation on the interstate.During the stop, it was determined ...

  5. NRA Rallies Supporters To Fight Cuomo Proposal On Troubled Students

    NRA Rallies Supporters To Fight Cuomo Proposal On Troubled Students

    With elected officials pushing on New York State lawmakers to enact a Red Flag Gun Protection bill allowing educators to prevent potential school shootings by pursuing court intervention, the National Rifle Associate is pushing back.Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo began his push of an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” bill, which would permit teachers and school administrators to ...

  6. Stabbings Reported On Back-To-Back Nights In Yonkers

    Stabbings Reported On Back-To-Back Nights In Yonkers

    Police in Yonkers are investigating the second stabbing in as many days outside of city apartment buildings.Members from the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to a Western Avenue apartment building shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday night, where there was a report of a stabbing incident, Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said on Wednesday morning.Upon arrival at the scene, ...

  7. Two Hudson Valley Men Charged In National Crackdown On Online Child Porn

    Two Hudson Valley Men Charged In National Crackdown On Online Child Porn

    Two Hudson Valley men were among nearly 2,500 charged throughout the country as part of Operation “Broken Heart,” which targeted online child sex offenders.The Department of Justice announced the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during a three-month, nationwide, operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces. The task forces ...

  8. Westchester Man Accused Of Raping Woman At His Home

    Westchester Man Accused Of Raping Woman At His Home

    A 39-year-old man is facing a felony charge after being accused of raping a woman in his Northern Westchester home earlier this month.Officials announced that Carlos Ical of Peekskill is facing charges that include a felony count of first-degree rape, as well as criminal possession of a weapon, assault and criminal obstruction of breathing dating back to an incident on June 1.According ...

  9. Issues Force Newly Renovated Sprain Ridge Pool To Close For Entire Summer

    Issues Force Newly Renovated Sprain Ridge Pool To Close For Entire Summer

    Despite reopening with “great fanfare and optimism” last year, the recently renovated Sprain Ridge Poll will be closed for the entire summer season after it was deemed not to be structurally sound.Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced on Wednesday that in an attempt to reopen the pool in Yonkers before July 4 last year, contractors rushed work at the pool, which resulted ...

  10. VIDEO: Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Blaze Near Pelham Border

    VIDEO: Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Blaze Near Pelham Border

    Smoke can be seen for several miles in Mount Vernon as crews attempt to battle a raging two-alarm fire that broke out inside an East 4th Street home on Wednesday morning, trapping three residents.Officials said that the fire started at approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in a large home near the Pelham town line, sending flames billowing into the air of the home. The cause of ...

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