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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. Police Warn Residents Of Scam Involving Internet Transactions

    Police Warn Residents Of Scam Involving Internet Transactions

    A new scam is making the rounds in the area, police are cautioning.The scam has become prevalent involving Internet transactions on platforms such as Craigslist and other similar sites.Police said that the scam takes place when a suspect, posing as a buyer, pays the victim for an item with either a fraudulent or bad check. Before the check can bounce or be discovered as a fake, and ...

  2. Ex-Cuomo Aide From Hudson Valley To Be Sentenced For Taking $300K In Bribes

    Ex-Cuomo Aide From Hudson Valley To Be Sentenced For Taking $300K In Bribes

    Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who lives in Northern Westchester and was convicted of three felonies earlier this year is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday.Percoco, a South Salem resident, was found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of solicitation of bribes or gratuities and acquitted of two ...

  3. FBI Holding Information Session For Those Interested In Becoming Special Agents

    FBI Holding Information Session For Those Interested In Becoming Special Agents

    Think you have what it takes to be a special agent in the FBI? The FBI in New York is recruiting interested parties from all backgrounds to join the organization as a special agent.Representatives from the FBI will be on hand from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 in Marillac Hall at St. John’s University on Utopia Parkway in Queens. The free information session will cover all ...

  4. Four Suspected Drug Dealers Face Felony Charges After Stop In Area

    Four Suspected Drug Dealers Face Felony Charges After Stop In Area

    A late-night traffic stop on I-87 in Orange County over the weekend led to the arrest of four alleged drug dealers who were allegedly in possession of methamphetamine, MDMA, heroin and other drugs they allegedly planned to distribute.Troopers stopped 18-year-old Fort Plain resident Shaiann Bouck at approximately 9:50 p.m. on I-87 in Woodbury, when she committed a vehicle and traffic ...

  5. Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos have been released of fights which left several people injured this past summer and resulted in criminal charges for a pair of firefighters in Westchester.The first video was taken inside Rory Dolan’s Restaurant and Bar on McLean Avenue at approximately 2 a.m. on June 11. The video shows the firefighters - later identified as Lt. Christopher Mitchell and firefighter Bogdin ...

  6. Level 2 Sex Offender Reports Move Into Area

    Level 2 Sex Offender Reports Move Into Area

    A registered "predicate" sex offender who was convicted of having unwanted sexual contact with his victim twice has reported a move into Orange County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Orange County residents regarding the residency of 54-year-old Dennis Bacon, who has moved from Bakers Mills in Warren County to an address on ...

  7. 44 Summonses Issued In Orangetown Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Detail

    44 Summonses Issued In Orangetown Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Detail

    Truck drivers were issued more than 40 tickets by police in Orangetown on Monday afternoon, as officers conducted a special commercial vehicle enforcement detail on a busy local roadway where trucks are banned.On Sept. 17, members of the Orangetown Police Department conducted the enforcement detail on Route 340, which connects Route 303 from the west, Route 9W from the east and New ...

  8. New Orange County Sewage Discharge Could Affect Public Boat Launch Area

    New Orange County Sewage Discharge Could Affect Public Boat Launch Area

    The latest batch of storms to hit the Hudson Valley have led to raw sewage being discharged into the Hudson River in Orange County.The Newburgh Waste Water Treatment Plant issued its latest alert on Tuesday, when tens of thousands of untreated sewage and stormwater was spilled into the Hudson River near North Montgomery Street in the city, potentially impacting the nearby boat launch ...

  9. Alleged Drug Dealer Nabbed During Police Response To Domestic Incident In Mercedes-Benz

    Alleged Drug Dealer Nabbed During Police Response To Domestic Incident In Mercedes-Benz

    A domestic dispute between two parties inside a parked Mercedes-Benz led to drug charges for a Dutchess County man who was found in possession of crack cocaine, heroin and other drugs that were being prepared for distribution.New York State Police troopers responded to Orchard Street in Poughkeepsie shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to assist officers from the City of ...

  10. Man Admits To Fatal Road-Rage Stabbing

    Man Admits To Fatal Road-Rage Stabbing

    A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing another motorist during a road rage incident on the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Westchester.Pleasant Valley resident Christian Walcyzk has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the stabbing death in May last year of Daniel Siino, a 28-year-old father who lived in Hartsdale. Before the plea, he was facing charges that also ...

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