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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Report: Ex-Wife's Family May Drop Lawsuit If Durst Reveals Location Of Body

    Report: Ex-Wife's Family May Drop Lawsuit If Durst Reveals Location Of Body

    The family of former Westchester resident Robert Durst’s ex-wife, who he is accused of killing, has offered to drop a $100 million lawsuit against the real estate heir if he reveals the location of her body.Durst - whose life and case was made famous by the HBO miniseries “The Jinx” - has been accused of killing his first wife, Kathleen “Kathie” Durst after she suddenly disappeared in ...

  2. Bill To Remove Guns From Troubled Students' Homes Pushed By Cuomo

    Bill To Remove Guns From Troubled Students' Homes Pushed By Cuomo

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” bill, which would make the state the first in the nation “to empower teachers and school administrators to prevent school shootings by pursuing court intervention.”Under the law, teachers and school administrators would have the power to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of students deemed troublesome. ...

  3. 'Getaway' Goats Make Quick Exit In Rockland

    'Getaway' Goats Make Quick Exit In Rockland

    You have goat to be kidding me.It's no joke. Police in the Hudson Valley responded to a report of goats in a resident's backyard.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department were dispatched to an Airmont home on Monday morning, where a resident reported that there were two goats in her backyard she couldn’t get to go away.Police said that officers responded to the home, but were unable to ...

  4. Area Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Child

    Area Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Child

    A joint law enforcement investigation led to the arrest of a Hudson Valley man who allegedly sexually abused a child, state police announced on Friday.The Troop F Child Abuse Unit in Sullivan County announced the arrest of Middletown resident Edward Dunn, 45, following a joint investigation with Sullivan County Child Protective Services, which determined that Dunn allegedly had sexual ...

  5. Probe Into Four Deaths Prompts Massive Kia Recall

    Probe Into Four Deaths Prompts Massive Kia Recall

    More than 500,000 Kias are being recalled after a glitch was discovered that may prevent airbags from deploying, as investigators continue their probe into four deaths that may have been related to the vehicles.The recall of 507,000 Kias comes after the announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it was investigating why airbags had failed to deploy in Kias ...

  6. 110K-Signature Petition To Restore TZB As Official Name Delivered To Cuomo

    110K-Signature Petition To Restore TZB As Official Name Delivered To Cuomo

    What’s in a name?The battle over naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge came to a head on Thursday, as several members of Save Our Tappan Zee, a group dedicated to preserving the bridge’s namesake, printed out a change.org petition that garnered nearly 110,000 signatures from local residents lambasting the name “Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.”On Thursday, the delegation traveled to the ...

  7. Week-Long Police Crackdown On Speeding Motorists Starts

    Week-Long Police Crackdown On Speeding Motorists Starts

    In an effort to cut down on dangerous driving in the region, New York State Police troopers have kicked off “Speed Week,” in which they will target speeding and aggressive motorists.“Speed Week” kicked off on Thursday, June 7 and will last through Wednesday, June 13.According to state police, speeding is listed as a contributing factor in nearly one-third of all fatal crashes in New ...

  8. Victim In Viral Video Incident Declines To Press Charges Against Bouncer

    Victim In Viral Video Incident Declines To Press Charges Against Bouncer

    The criminal investigation into an incident at a Poughkeepsie bar that was caught on video and went viral on social media has ended after the patron who was put in a chokehold declined to press charges, police said.A police investigation was launched earlier this week, when a video of a bouncer at Milo’s Cantina on Main Street in Poughkeepsie went viral, where he is seen putting the ...

  9. Bookkeeper Admits To Stealing $250K From Her Hudson Valley Company

    Bookkeeper Admits To Stealing $250K From Her Hudson Valley Company

    A former bookkeeper working for an insurance agent in Westchester is facing up to six years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $250,000 from her employer.Yonkers resident Theresa Casey, 59, has pleaded guilty to a felony count of second-degree grand larceny in Westchester County Court on Thursday, District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced, after stealing $246,752 ...

  10. Spring Valley Man Caught After Assaulting Motorist, Fleeing Route 59 Crash

    Spring Valley Man Caught After Assaulting Motorist, Fleeing Route 59 Crash

    A strange scene unfolded in Ramapo on Tuesday when a suspect was involved in a motor vehicle crash, stole the other motorist’s car keys and later returned to the scene of the initial incident with lunch while police were on scene.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Route 59 and North Airmont Road at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday ...

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