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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. Date Scheduled For Reopening Of Westchester School Where Mold Was Found

    Date Scheduled For Reopening Of Westchester School Where Mold Was Found

    Less than a month after being forced to close its doors when a mold outbreak was discovered, a Yonkers school may soon be reopening.Paideia School 15 may be reopening as soon as Monday, Oct. 22, with a new roof, following an expedited replacement project that took just weeks and cost the district approximately $3 million.There was an emergency closing of the K-8 school on Monday, Sept. ...

  2. Man Raped Child Under Age 11 Multiple Times, State Police Say

    Man Raped Child Under Age 11 Multiple Times, State Police Say

    A 64-year-old area man is behind bars following a joint law enforcement investigation that determined he allegedly raped a child multiple times, police said.The Orange County Child Abuse Unit announced the arrest of Warwick resident Douglas Castro on Wednesday afternoon.Castro was taken into custody this week following a joint investigation with the Orange County Child Protective ...

  3. CPA With Westchester Offices Defrauded Investors Out Of $2M, Feds Say

    CPA With Westchester Offices Defrauded Investors Out Of $2M, Feds Say

    The partner of a Manhattan accounting firm with offices in Westchester has been arrested for allegedly bilking investors out of $2 million.Steven Henning, a CPA who was employed at an accounting firm in Manhattan, was arrested in Florida this week for wire fraud. The arrest comes in connection to a scheme in which he falsely claimed to have entered into a multimillion-dollar ...

  4. Man Who Worked At School In New Rochelle Charged With Forcible Touching

    Man Who Worked At School In New Rochelle Charged With Forcible Touching

    A part-time custodian at an elementary school in Westchester has been arrested and charged with forcibly touching a minor, though few details have been released.Yonkers resident Raphael De Souza, 24, who worked part-time at Columbus Elementary School in New Rochelle, has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of forcible touching, for incidents reportedly involving a student.School ...

  5. Police In Scarsdale Investigate False Fire Report

    Police In Scarsdale Investigate False Fire Report

    Police in Scarsdale are investigating a false report of a fire in the village.Members of the Scarsdale Police and Fire departments responded to an Old Lyme Road residence at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, where there were reports of smoke coming from a home.Upon arrival, police officers and firefighters found no evidence of fire or smoke. Investigators spoke with the ...

  6. NY Attorney General Joins Effort Urging Federal Action To Stop Robocalls

    NY Attorney General Joins Effort Urging Federal Action To Stop Robocalls

    New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has joined a coalition of elected officials calling on the Federal Communications Commission to create new regulations allowing telephone service providers to block robocalls.Last year, at the urging of a coalition of Attorneys General, the FCC granted phone service providers authority to block certain illegal spoofed robocalls. Now, the ...

  7. Con Ed May Have To Stop Taking New Customers

    Con Ed May Have To Stop Taking New Customers

    Con Edison may be forced to stop accepting new customers due to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s energy policies, according to a New York Post report.The report states that in a recent filing with the Public Service Commission, Con Ed has concerns about the company’s ability to meet “growing customer heating demands for natural gas with currently available resources.” The problem has ...

  8. Bronxville School To Replace Main Gym Floor Following Flooding

    Bronxville School To Replace Main Gym Floor Following Flooding

    One of the gyms at the Bronxville School will be closed for several weeks following the recent flooding that wreaked havoc on the first floor of the building.On Sept. 25, students had an emergency dismissal, when flooded water came pouring into the building, canceling classes and causing damage to several areas of the school. Bronxville Schools Superintendent Roy Montesano enlisted more ...

  9. Paving Project Rescheduled For Busy Irvington Road

    Paving Project Rescheduled For Busy Irvington Road

    There will be road closures and limited vehicular access to certain areas in Irvington for several days as DPW crews undergo a road resurfacing project in the area.East Sunnyside Lane was originally scheduled for milling and paving work on Monday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9. However, paving operations have been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10 due to weather. While crews are ...

  10. Two Face Charges After Being Caught With More Than 100 Pieces Of Stolen Mail In Westchester

    Two Face Charges After Being Caught With More Than 100 Pieces Of Stolen Mail In Westchester

    Two men who were busted with a garbage bag filled with more than 100 pieces of stolen mail in Westchester have been formally arraigned on a 32-count indictment.Sean Dash, 21, and Jade Williams, 19, have both been charged with felony counts of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, dating back to an incident in Tarrytown early in the morning on May 18. The two men were ...

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