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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. 91,000 Pounds Of Ground Turkey Recalled Amid Salmonella Fears

    91,000 Pounds Of Ground Turkey Recalled Amid Salmonella Fears

    Related story: First Death Reported In Ongoing Turkey Salmonella OutbreakCheck your refrigerator. There’s been a recall of more than 91,000 pounds of ground turkey by the FDA as part of the ongoing monthslong salmonella outbreak involving turkey products.Jenni-O Turkey has recalled 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an illness outbreak of ...

  2. Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Westchester Woman Wanted For Assault

    Seen Her? Police Issue Alert For Westchester Woman Wanted For Assault

    Have you seen her?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted woman who allegedly assaulted another in the city.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert on Thursday afternoon regarding 21-year-old Dymonde Cruz, who is wanted by law enforcement for a second-degree assault charge stemming back to an incident earlier this year.Police described Cruz as a ...

  3. Man Throws Chair, Chokes Victim In Westchester Assault, Police Say

    Man Throws Chair, Chokes Victim In Westchester Assault, Police Say

    A man who allegedly threw a chair and choked his victim during a domestic incident has turned himself into police custody in Westchester.Members of the Yorktown Police Department responded to a local home, where there was a report of a domestic dispute that turned physical.According to police, the investigation into the incident determined that Yorktown resident Bekim Rexhepi, 28, ...

  4. Man Who Allegedly Videotaped Galleria Mall Co-Worker Undressing In Fitting Room Indicted

    Man Who Allegedly Videotaped Galleria Mall Co-Worker Undressing In Fitting Room Indicted

    A 28-year-old former employee at a children’s store in the area has been indicted for allegedly filming a co-worker who was undressing in a fitting room.Jose Munoz of Middletown was arraigned on three counts of felony second-degree unlawful surveillance. Munoz pleaded not guilty to the charges on Thursday, Nov. 15 in Orange County Court.The incident took place on Tuesday, Oct. 23 ...

  5. Inmate Sentenced For Assaulting Officers At Westchester County Jail

    Inmate Sentenced For Assaulting Officers At Westchester County Jail

    An inmate at the Westchester County Jail has been sentenced to prison time after admitting to assaulting a pair of corrections officers in separate incidents in the past year.John Wooten, an inmate at the jail, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault for attacking officers in December last year and in January. Wooten was being held at the jail on a felony criminal mischief charge ...

  6. New Principal Named At Seven Bridges Middle School

    New Principal Named At Seven Bridges Middle School

    Following a lengthy nationwide search, the Chappaqua Board of Education has tapped a well-traveled, veteran educator to take over the helm at Seven Bridges Middle School.The Board announced on Thursday, Nov. 15 that Joe Mazza, who it says has 19 years of “rich and meaningful experiences,” will take over as principal at the middle school, effective as of Monday, Dec. 10.According to ...

  7. Embattled Mount Vernon Mayor Hospitalized With Flu

    Embattled Mount Vernon Mayor Hospitalized With Flu

    Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas is urging area residents to get their flu shots after he was briefly hospitalized with the virus and has since returned home.Thomas, who has been in the news in recent weeks as he battles felony charges alleging he illegally used campaign funds, announced on Twitter at approximately 11 p.m. on Wednesday morning that he was treated for the flu.“Mayor ...

  8. Convicted Drug Dealer From Westchester Gets 24-Year Sentence

    Convicted Drug Dealer From Westchester Gets 24-Year Sentence

    A convicted felon with six previous convictions is heading back behind bars for selling cocaine throughout Putnam County.Peekskill resident Omar Miles has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison after being found guilty in September of three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He had faced 36 years in prison.While on ...

  9. Genovese Crime Family Member From Westchester Destroys Evidence, Obstructs Justice, Feds Say

    Genovese Crime Family Member From Westchester Destroys Evidence, Obstructs Justice, Feds Say

    A member of the Genevose Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra already charged with the stabbing death of a Westchester man is now facing new charges for destroying evidence and obstructing justice, prosecutors announced.John Tortora Jr., known as "Johnny T," was arrested in August by FBI agents and Yonkers Police in connection with the 1997 death of 29-year-old Richard Ortiz in ...

  10. SUV Driver In Wrong-Way Westchester Crash Involving Family Of Six Faces Multiple Felony Charges

    SUV Driver In Wrong-Way Westchester Crash Involving Family Of Six Faces Multiple Felony Charges

    The 35-year-old man who injured a family of six after slamming his SUV into their car driving the wrong way on the Bronx River Parkway in February has been arraigned in Westchester County Court.Manhattan resident Diego Caceres was arraigned on Wednesday, Nov. 14, stemming from the head-on collision on the parkway in Yonkers that left several people hospitalized.Caceres was indicted by a ...

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