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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. Orange County Sheriff Special Operations Group Earns SWAT Team Designation

    Orange County Sheriff Special Operations Group Earns SWAT Team Designation

    One of the best just got better.The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group received SWAT Team Certification, making it one of just 15 teams in the state to earn such an accreditation.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services determined that the application submitted by the Sheriff’s Office met all requirements set forth by the NYS Municipal Police ...

  2. Illegal Immigrant Among 16 Sex Offenders Busted By ICE

    Illegal Immigrant Among 16 Sex Offenders Busted By ICE

    The Hudson Valley was among three areas targeted by federal officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, which led to the arrest of several sexual predators during a two-day operation this week.As part of “Operation SOAR” (Sexual Offender Alien Removal), ICE officers arrested 16 undocumented sex offenders, with arrests taking place in ...

  3. Area Pair Indicted In Carjacking Case

    Area Pair Indicted In Carjacking Case

    Two men who beat an elderly man outside a senior housing center, stuffed him in a trunk and attempted to flee police in Orange County have been indicted on a series of charges.Port Jervis residents Justin White and Trenelle Drake, both 28, were indicted on Tuesday, where they were charged with felony counts of kidnapping, two counts of robbery, coercion, unlawful fleeing of a police ...

  4. Road Closure Alert Issued For 40th Annual Hudson Valley Event

    Road Closure Alert Issued For 40th Annual Hudson Valley Event

    There will be several roads closed for several hours on Sunday, as hundreds of athletes make their way to southern Dutchess County for the 40th annual Classic Road Race.With hundreds expected to participate in the children’s race, 5K and half marathon events that begin and end at Lagrange Town Hall, there will be intermittent closures, causing delays for motorists in the area of ...

  5. Four Sentenced For Elaborate Insider Trading Scheme At Manhattan Hedge Fund

    Four Sentenced For Elaborate Insider Trading Scheme At Manhattan Hedge Fund

    A Fairfield County resident was among four men sentenced for an elaborate insider trading scheme that net a Manhattan hedge fund millions of dollars in profit.For five years, 42-year-old David Blaszczak, a political intelligence consultant from  Isle of Palms, South Carolina, was able to obtain confidential, non-public information from members of Centers for Medicine and Medicaid ...

  6. Brake Problem Prompts Recall Of 10 GM Models

    Brake Problem Prompts Recall Of 10 GM Models

    General Motors has recalled more than 200,000 Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC vehicles due to an issue with the brake system that may increase the risk of a potential crash.The affected vehicles - 10 different models in all - are equipped with brakes with defective pistons. Hydrogen gas from the defective pistons can be released into the brake system, causing hazards for motorists.If ...

  7. Alert Issued For Wanted Rockland Woman

    Alert Issued For Wanted Rockland Woman

    Have you seen her?The Ramapo Police Department is seeking the public's assistance as it searches for a woman wanted on multiple charges stemming from an incident in Airmont last year.An alert was issued regarding 57-year-old Yolanda Emery, who is wanted by police on charges of petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen cell phones and bolt cutters from an Airmont ...

  8. Driver Strikes Rockland Home, Parked Cars, After Suffering Medical Episode

    Driver Strikes Rockland Home, Parked Cars, After Suffering Medical Episode

    A scary scene unfolded in Rockland County on Monday, when a driver suffered a medical episode and went ping-ponging against several cars before coming to a rest when his truck struck a Suffern home.Officers from the Suffern Police Department received a report late on Monday afternoon, of an erratic driver who struck several cars and other items before coming to a stop when it struck a ...

  9. Forcible Touching Incident Involving Multiple Students Reported At Area College

    Forcible Touching Incident Involving Multiple Students Reported At Area College

    A student at a Hudson Valley college has reported that she was inappropriately and unwillingly touched by a group of male classmates without her consent.Students at the Dutchess County Community College received an email this week regarding an incident of forcible touching in a classroom on campus.The Office of Campus Public Safety received a report from the school’s Title IX ...

  10. Indian Point Quarterly Siren Test Scheduled

    Indian Point Quarterly Siren Test Scheduled

    Don’t be alarmed, it’s just a test.There will be a test of the Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens during a regularly quarterly test of the system.Between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 12, officials will conduct the test, which will involve sounding the sirens at full-volume for approximately four minutes in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam ...

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