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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. Five Rockland County Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Five Rockland County Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    New York State Police troopers busted 17 motorists from the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County who were allegedly driving while impaired this past weekend.The local residents charged were:Rockland CountyOn Friday, Nov. 16, State Police from Middletown arrested Kenneth Smellegar, 48, of Pearl River, for DWI. He was traveling on Route 17 in Goshen when he was stopped for a vehicle and ...

  2. New Update Released On Measles Outbreak In Rockland

    New Update Released On Measles Outbreak In Rockland

    Measles continues to plague Rockland County residents, despite thousands of vaccinations that have been administered in the last several weeks.Rockland County Health officials announced on Monday that the number of confirmed cases of measles has jumped to 76, and the Department of Health is currently investigating eight other suspected cases.The outbreak began with visitors to and from ...

  3. Man Sentenced For Assaulting Police Officer In Area

    Man Sentenced For Assaulting Police Officer In Area

    An Orange County man is heading to prison after assaulting a Middletown police officer and leaving him with a knee injury.Moises Almanzar of Middletown was sentenced in Orange County Court to four years in state prison, followed by three years post-release supervision in connection to an incident that took place on Jan. 4 last year. On Sept. 14, Almanzar was found guilty of assault ...

  4. VIDEO: Police In Ramapo Attempting To ID Suspects Involved With Stolen Credit Card

    VIDEO: Police In Ramapo Attempting To ID Suspects Involved With Stolen Credit Card

    Recognize them?The Ramapo Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to identify two people potentially implicated in a stolen credit card incident.Surveillance video has been released by the Ramapo Police Department Investigations Division, which shows the two suspects - one of which is walking with a cane - riding an escalator at an area mall.Anyone who can ...

  5. Oh, Deer: Check Out Video Of Buck Who Stopped Here

    Oh, Deer: Check Out Video Of Buck Who Stopped Here

    A resident got an unexpected visitor last week when a massive buck was caught on camera in a Putnam County backyard.The buck was spotted on a surveillance camera shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Patterson. It stares directly into the camera for several seconds before making its way further onto the property.According to Havahart, a company that sells animal repellants, ...

  6. Three Face DWI Charges After Separate Weekend Crashes In Ramapo

    Three Face DWI Charges After Separate Weekend Crashes In Ramapo

    It was two days, three crashes and three DWI arrests for police in Ramapo over the weekend.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department responded to three separate crashes over the weekend, each of which involved a driver who was allegedly intoxicated.At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, officers responded to a three-car crash with injuries at the intersection of Route 202 and ...

  7. Human Remains Found In Duffel Bag Outside Bank In Hudson Valley

    Human Remains Found In Duffel Bag Outside Bank In Hudson Valley

    Police have launched an investigation after the discovery of a suspicious duffel bag outside a bank that had human remains inside.Members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to the Wells Fargo Bank on Odell Avenue shortly after noon on Monday, Nov. 19, where there was a report of a suspicious bag.Police said that upon arrival, members of the Emergency Service Unit found the bag ...

  8. Man Threatens Teen With Large Machete In Hillburn Domestic Incident

    Man Threatens Teen With Large Machete In Hillburn Domestic Incident

    A local man was arrested by police in Ramapo after allegedly threatening a teenager with a machete during a verbal dispute.Members of the Ramapo Police Department were called to a Hillburn residence at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, where there was a report of a domestic dispute.The investigation determined that a 52-year-old Hillburn resident - whose name was not released ...

  9. Longtime Ramapo Police Detective Calls It A Career

    Longtime Ramapo Police Detective Calls It A Career

    One of Ramapo’s Finest is riding off into the sunset as he retires after a career in law enforcement that spanned more than three decades.Retired Ramapo Police Det. Tommy Byrnes was presented with his retirement plaque this week after 32 years in law enforcement.Byrnes’ career began in January 1986 with the NYPD, when he was assigned to the 46th Precinct in the Bronx. He then made his ...

  10. 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 ...

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