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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. Police Warn Of Nyack Phishing Scam

    Police Warn Of Nyack Phishing Scam

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - Police are warning residents to be aware of a “phishing” scam that is targeting organizations in Rockland County.The Orangetown Police Department issued an alert on Thursday regarding the scam, after several government and non-profit organizations in Orangetown and Nyack were targeted by scammers.According to police, in all of the documented cases, the ...

  2. 'Sexually Violent' Offender Reports Move Out Of Orangeburg

    'Sexually Violent' Offender Reports Move Out Of Orangeburg

    A registered sex offender convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy has reported an address from Orangeburg to Dutchess County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Wednesday to residents regarding the residency of 29-year-old Justin Baker, who has moved to a residence on Rose Street in Poughkeepsie.The Division of Criminal Justice Services ...

  3. Man Chokes Victim During Dispute In Pearl River, Police Say

    Man Chokes Victim During Dispute In Pearl River, Police Say

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - A Rockland man allegedly attempted to choke out his victim when a verbal dispute turned physical in Pearl River.Officers from the Orangetown Police Department were dispatched to a Pearl River home shortly after 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, where there were reports of the physical dispute between the two men.According to police, upon arrival, 56-year-old Pearl River ...

  4. Man Brandishes Box Cutter During Argument In Orangeburg, Police Say

    Man Brandishes Box Cutter During Argument In Orangeburg, Police Say

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - A Rockland man is facing multiple charges after allegedly wielding a box cutter in a “menacing” way during a late-night dispute.Officers from the Orangetown Police Department were dispatched to an Orangeburg home shortly after 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning, where there was a reported dispute at the Rockland home.According to police, it is alleged that 25-year-old ...

  5. Man Caught With Loaded Gun, Pot In Stop On PIP In Orangetown

    Man Caught With Loaded Gun, Pot In Stop On PIP In Orangetown

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - A routine stop by state police on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Rockland County led to drugs and weapons charges for a driver in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop on 37-year-old Bronx resident Alfonso Cortez in Orangetown on Tuesday night after he was spotted committing vehicle and traffic ...

  6. Police See Increase In Crashes From Failure To Yield In Clarkstown

    Police See Increase In Crashes From Failure To Yield In Clarkstown

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - The Clarkstown Police Department has issued an alert to motorists to be extra aware of yielding the right of way to fellow travelers after it says it has seen an uptick in accidents caused by drivers failing to yield the right of way.“Some drivers operate as if they always have the right of way. However, all drivers have a duty to obey the rules of the road in ...

  7. Toys 'R' Us, With Rockland Store, Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Toys 'R' Us, With Rockland Store, Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Toys R Us, the retail giant that has locations throughout the Hudson Valley, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday.Toys R Us officials said they don't have immediate plans to close any of the 1,600 stores, but plans could change during this period of reorganization, Newsweek reported.The retailer has Hudson Valley locations in:Jefferson ValleyNanuetPoughkeepsieWappingers FallsWhite ...

  8. Lane Closures Scheduled On I-87 Near New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Lane Closures Scheduled On I-87 Near New Tappan Zee Bridge

    As contractors continue clearing out machinery and other structures from the new Tappan Zee Bridge construction zones, motorists can expect overnight lane closures in Rockland County beginning next week.Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 19, Tappan Zee Constructors will begin removing structures that were used to store the bridge’s moveable barrier machine and equipment, which is located in ...

  9. Man Caught With Heroin After Fleeing From Bank In Orangeburg, Police Say

    Man Caught With Heroin After Fleeing From Bank In Orangeburg, Police Say

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Orangetown busted a man in possession of heroin after he was tracked down following a failed attempt to allegedly defraud a Rockland bank of thousands of dollars.Shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, members of the Orangetown Police Department were alerted to a man attempting to cash a $4,500 check at Chase in Orangeburg with a suspicious ...

  10. Hudson Valley Home Where Marilyn Monroe Got Married Hits Market

    Hudson Valley Home Where Marilyn Monroe Got Married Hits Market

    The Hudson Valley home where Marilyn Monroe and playwright Arthur Miller were married has been put on the market for $1.675 million.A listing has been posted for the 4,291-square-foot Waccabuc estate in Lewisboro where Monroe and Miller wed in 1956 following her marriages to James Dougherty and Yankee great Joe DiMaggio.The two would divorce five years later as Miller moved on to ...

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