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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. Assemblyman To File Bill To Remove 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB

    Assemblyman To File Bill To Remove 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB

    The war over the naming designation of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has now been joined by a  Hudson Valley representative in state government.Putnam County Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Mahopac) has announced his intention to file a bill that would revert the name of the bridge back to the Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo named it for his father, Mario M. ...

  2. Two Nabbed After Spray-Painting Spree In Nyack, Police Say

    Two Nabbed After Spray-Painting Spree In Nyack, Police Say

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - A lengthy investigation by the Orangetown Police Department has led to the apprehension of two New City men accused of vandalizing nearly a dozen locations in Nyack with spray paint.Orangetown detectives arrested 26-year-old James Shea and Jonathan Shashoua, 19, on Tuesday and charged them with 11 misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief for their alleged tagging ...

  3. Dump Truck Overturns In Rockland

    Dump Truck Overturns In Rockland

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - Officers from the Ramapo Police Department gave a truck driver an assist on Monday night after the bed of the truck overturned while he was working.Police were dispatched to a work zone in New Hempstead on Monday night, following reports of the overturned truck. Upon arrival, officers said that it was determined that a piston on the dump truck had broken while ...

  4. Hudson Valley HS Coach Charged With Sex Assault Of Minor Appears In Court

    Hudson Valley HS Coach Charged With Sex Assault Of Minor Appears In Court

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Westchester County wrestling coach accused of having sexual contact with a minor appeared in court on Tuesday.Tyler Sick, a 29-year-old Tarrytown man who teaches in New York City and formerly served as an assistant coach at Edgemont High School, appeared in Greenburgh Town Court for a brief appearance.Sick saw his case adjourned until next month as lawyers ...

  5. Video Released Of 30-Year-Old Who Went Missing In Nyack

    Video Released Of 30-Year-Old Who Went Missing In Nyack

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - The Orangetown Police Department has released video of the endangered man who has been missing since last month in Nyack.Last week, police issued an alert for the 30-year-old Henry Cadet, who has been missing since the morning of Nov. 25. He was last seen at approximately 7:15 a.m. on Burd Street in front of AA Taxi.In the video, Cadet can be seen attempting to ...

  6. Pullover Of Speeding Vehicle Results In 118th DWI In Ramapo This Year

    Pullover Of Speeding Vehicle Results In 118th DWI In Ramapo This Year

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - After making more than 100 DWI arrests this year, the Ramapo Police Department has a clear message for motorists: don’t drink and drive.The Ramapo Police Department announced over the weekend that officers made their 118th arrest for driving while intoxicated this year after busting a Ridgewood, N.J. resident who was drinking and driving in the village.Police ...

  7. Erratic Driving Stop Leads To DWI Charge For Motorist In Pearl River

    Erratic Driving Stop Leads To DWI Charge For Motorist In Pearl River

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - Patrol officers in Orangetown busted a 45-year-old man who was drinking and driving erratically in Pearl River over the weekend.Shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, officers stopped Ridgewood resident Juan Orellana for traffic violations on East Crooked Hill Road when he was spotted by police crossing over the double yellow line.Police said that during the ...

  8. Congers Man Who Ran Red Light Had BAC Triple Limit, Police Say

    Congers Man Who Ran Red Light Had BAC Triple Limit, Police Say

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - A 22-year-old Rockland County resident was busted driving with a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit after running a red light in Pearl River over the weekend.Patrol officers from the Orangetown Police Department spotted Congers resident William Foster run through a steady red light while driving erratically on South Main Street shortly ...

  9. Rockland, Orange County Men Sentenced For Murder, Kidnap Plot

    Rockland, Orange County Men Sentenced For Murder, Kidnap Plot

    A pair of Hudson Valley residents were among three sentenced to time behind bars for their roles in a kidnapping and murder scheme.Monroe resident Shimen Liebowitz, Airmont resident Binyamin Gottlieb and Israeli rabbi Aharon Goldberg pleaded guilty to various charges earlier this year for their roles in a plan to kidnap and murder a Hasidic man who refused to grant his wife a divorce, ...

  10. Hudson Valley Woman Represents Rockland In Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

    Hudson Valley Woman Represents Rockland In Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

    A Westchester resident will represent the Hudson Valley in Puerto Rico as the nation continues recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria left much of the country without electricity.Peekskill resident Shakira Wilson will serve as an Incident Commander for Con Edison and Orange & Rockland field operations in Puerto Rico, overseeing more than 100 overhead power line workers, technical ...

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