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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. Westchester School Floods, Classes Canceled For Wednesday

    Westchester School Floods, Classes Canceled For Wednesday

    Flooding forced an emergency dismissal at The Bronxville School building on Tuesday and will lead to a canceled day of classes on Wednesday as crews continue cleaning up.Bronxville Schools Superintendent Roy Montesano was forced to make a tough call on Tuesday, to have an emergency dismissal as water permeated portions of the first floor of the school, mainly from Meadow Avenue. ...

  2. Storms Knock Out Power To Hundreds In Westchester

    Storms Knock Out Power To Hundreds In Westchester

    More than 1,000  residents lost power on Tuesday as heavy rain rolled through the area, bringing with it heavy winds, rain and flash floods.With flash flood warnings taking effect in the area, as of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, 1,154 of Con Edison’s 348,198 Westchester customers were reporting outages, with full restoration scheduled by approximately 6 p.m.New Rochelle was the ...

  3. Flooding Causes Bronx River Parkway Closure

    Flooding Causes Bronx River Parkway Closure

    This story has been updated.With heavy rains hitting the area, the Westchester County Department of Public Works has been forced to close a stretch of the Bronx River Parkway due to flooding in the area early Tuesday afternoon.The DPW issued an alert stating that the parkway will be closed from the Westchester County Center to the Cross County Parkway. The parkway was closed from the ...

  4. Emergency Cleanup Efforts Underway At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    Emergency Cleanup Efforts Underway At Westchester School After Discovery Of Mold

    Earlier Daily Voice report: Emergency Closing Ordered At School After Discovery Of MoldSeveral hundred students seen their classes relocated as emergency cleanup efforts are underway at a local school that tested positive for dangerous black mold in several classrooms.On Monday, there was an emergency closing of the K-8 Paideia School 15 in Yonkers after ceiling tiles in the building ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. CNBC TV Director From Westchester Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    CNBC TV Director From 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 ...

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

    TV Director From 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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 ...

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