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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. Nyack Man Charged With DWI In PIP Stop

    Nyack Man Charged With DWI In PIP Stop

    Several Hudson Valley motorists were among 29 drivers busted by New York State Police troopers recently as law enforcement agencies in the area continue a nationwide crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving.Among the local motorists charged include:Orange CountyOn Friday, Sept. 21, State Police troopers from Catskill arrested Tasha Purdy, 27, of Walden, for DWI. She was ...

  2. TV Director From Hudson Valley Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    TV Director From Hudson Valley Sentenced For Spying On Teen Nanny

    A former television director has been sentenced to five years of sex offender probation and will register as a sex offender after pleading guilty earlier this year to spying on his teenage nanny using a camera in his Westchester home.Daniel Switzen, who worked at CNBC and has a home in Pleasantville, was facing a term of between one and a half years to four years in state prison after ...

  3. Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    With the official arrival of fall, officials are warning area residents to begin preparations for flu season, which is fast approaching.Flu season kicks off in earnest in October each year, though patients can still be susceptible to certain strains in September, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said that reported cases tend to increase in November ...

  4. Man Wanted For Promoting Prostitution In Rockland

    Man Wanted For Promoting Prostitution In Rockland

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man who was charged with promoting prostitution and failed to appear in court to answer the charges.An alert was issued on Friday by the Ramapo Police Department regarding Hervin Leal-Martinez, who was among six people arrested as part of a bust in Spring Valley in June.Leal-Martinez, 27, ...

  5. NY Illegally Moving Sex Offenders Into Group Homes With Disabled, Report Says

    NY Illegally Moving Sex Offenders Into Group Homes With Disabled, Report Says

    Registered sex offenders with some of the state’s worst designations are being illegally moved into group homes with developmentally disabled individuals, according to a report by upstate radio station WENY.The report states that as many as 25 sexual offenders have been moved within group homes and facilities by the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities ...

  6. Seen Him? Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For ID Theft

    Seen Him? Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For ID Theft

    Have you seen him?New York State Police investigators in Middletown are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a man wanted for stealing someone’s identity and failing to pay fines related to his arrest.An alert has been issued for Victor Caldwell III, who was arrested on a third-degree identity theft charge after an investigation found that he used another person’s ...

  7. Warning Issued For Aggressive Fox At Large In Hudson Valley

    Warning Issued For Aggressive Fox At Large In Hudson Valley

    An aggressive fox that may have rabies that was reported in the area has prompted a warning for residents to be wary of the animal.The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health said that on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the fox was seen in Rhinebeck on West Market Street near Starr Library. They noted the behavior may suggest the fox has rabies. It remains at large in the ...

  8. Five Teens Charged In Burglary At Facility For Troubled Youths In Hudson Valley

    Five Teens Charged In Burglary At Facility For Troubled Youths In Hudson Valley

    A New York State Police investigation led to the arrests of five teenagers who allegedly stole electronics and other items while living in a facility for troubled youths in the Hudson Valley.Investigators were dispatched to the Berkshire Farm Center in Canaan on Sept. 10, where there was a report of a burglary that had taken place overnight. Police said that the initial investigation ...

  9. Enforcement Detail Scheduled For Area

    Enforcement Detail Scheduled For Area

    Police will be out in force in New Windsor at one of the town’s busiest intersection.The Town of New Windsor Police Department will be increasing their patrol presence in the 5 Corners area of Vails Gate, beginning on Monday, Sept. 24. Police will be working to discourage and monitor for illegal lane usage and other driving violations as part of a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program ...

  10. Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Despite undergoing a paradigm shift and attempting to change gears in the way it does business, Sears continues hemorrhaging money, casting its future in doubt.Sears CEO Eddie Lampert said that his company has been “working hard to transform its business and unlock the value of its assets,” which includes a shift from traditional retailing to a more member-centric company. Despite these ...

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