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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. Man Violates Protection Order Multiple Times In Westchester, Police Say

    Man Violates Protection Order Multiple Times In Westchester, Police Say

    A 22-year-old is facing a pair of misdemeanor charges after allegedly rummaging through the home of someone with a court-issued Temporary Order of Protection from him.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to a local residence, where there was a report of a potential violation of a Temporary Order of Protection.According to police, investigators determined that on ...

  2. Roof Collapses As Two-Alarm House Fire Breaks Out Near Pelham Border

    Roof Collapses As Two-Alarm House Fire Breaks Out 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.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 the fire was not immediately ...

  3. Motorist Busted For DWI With Infant, Child In Car, Scarsdale Police Say

    Motorist Busted For DWI With Infant, Child In Car, Scarsdale Police Say

    A wanted Westchester man driving with a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit with a 6-year-old and 9-month old child asleep in the car without safety belts is facing a series of charges after being busted in Scarsdale during an early morning speeding stop.While on patrol shortly before 4 a.m. on Monday morning, a Scarsdale police officer stopped White Plains resident ...

  4. Mount Vernon Schools Expands Uniform Policy

    Mount Vernon Schools Expands Uniform Policy

    Mount Vernon students will be sporting a new look districtwide come September following a parent’s push to adopt a new policy on school uniforms.Following a districtwide survey that was disseminated to district families and the PTA last year, the Board of Education unanimously approved a new policy, which will “allow schools in the district to mandate students wear uniforms if they ...

  5. Westchester DA, Cuomo Rally For Bill To Pull Guns From Troubled Kids' Homes

    Westchester DA, Cuomo Rally For Bill To Pull Guns From Troubled Kids' Homes

    Elected officials continue to call on New York State to enact a Red Flag Gun Protection bill that would make it the first state in the nation to allow teachers and school administrators to prevent potential school shootings by pursuing court intervention.Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo began his push of an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” bill, which would permit teachers and ...

  6. Hudson Valley Teacher Indicted On Child Porn Charges Resigns

    Hudson Valley Teacher Indicted On Child Porn Charges Resigns

    The area elementary school teacher who was indicted by a grand jury on child pornography charges has resigned.Steven Schwartz, 54, was indicted last month on seven counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, according to the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office, though the official charge will not be unsealed until Thursday, June 14, officials noted.The Poughkeepsie ...

  7. Level 3 Sex Offender Makes Move In Mount Vernon

    Level 3 Sex Offender Makes Move In Mount Vernon

    A registered sexual offender convicted of having sexual contact with an 8-year-old girl has reported a move into Westchester County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 40-year-old Damion Taylor, who has reported an address change to a residence on East Sidney Avenue in Mount Vernon.The ...

  8. Police: Woman Busted Driving With BAC Double The Legal Limit In Scarsdale

    Police: Woman Busted Driving With BAC Double The Legal Limit In Scarsdale

    A Westchester woman was busted by police in Scarsdale driving with an alleged blood alcohol content double the legal limit.A Scarsdale police officer conducting DWI patrol on Post Road at approximately 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, spotted a grey Nissan Sentra swerving repeatedly over the double yellow line, leading to a traffic stop on Farley Road after making several hazardous ...

  9. Westchester Teens Become Combative, Physical With Police Breaking Up Party

    Westchester Teens Become Combative, Physical With Police Breaking Up Party

    A group of potentially intoxicated teenagers became “combative” with police who attempted to break up a house party in Westchester following multiple noise complaints over the weekend.Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night, officers were dispatched to a Berkeley Road home in Scarsdale, following reports of a noise complaint. Upon arrival, officers attempted unsuccessfully to locate ...

  10. Pelham Woman Attacks Elderly Victim In Front Of Children, Police Say

    Pelham Woman Attacks Elderly Victim In Front Of Children, Police Say

    A Westchester woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly attacking an elderly woman in front of children during a domestic dispute at a Yorktown home, police said. An officer from the Yorktown Police Department responded to police headquarters shortly before noon on Saturday, with a walk-in complaint of a domestic incident that had occurred approximately an hour earlier in ...

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