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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. Suspects In $1.9K Theft At Rockland Store Still At Large

    Suspects In $1.9K Theft At Rockland Store Still At Large

    Recognize these suspects?The Ramapo Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance as they continue their search for two suspects who remain at large after allegedly stealing a guitar with a value of nearly $1,900.Over the weekend, the department released photos of the two suspects, and a video that shows them walking around Alto Music on Route 59 in Airmont before the American ...

  2. New City Family Adopts Teens After Death Of Mother

    New City Family Adopts Teens After Death Of Mother

    A pair of Rockland County first responders have found a new way to save some lives.The community is rallying around New City residents Carol and Marc Ackerman, who have agreed to take in a pair of teenagers who lost their mother to brain cancer earlier this month at the age of 37.In response, the Ackermans - Carol is an EMT with the New City Ambulance Corp. and Marc is a volunteer ...

  3. Video Of Violent Brawl At Upstate Restaurant Goes Viral

    Video Of Violent Brawl At Upstate Restaurant Goes Viral

    A kid couldn’t be a kid at an upstate Chuck E Cheese’s location, where police intervention was required when a brawl broke out involving more than a dozen people.According to multiple reports, police were dispatched to a Chuck E Cheese’s location in Amherst on Saturday afternoon, which was captured on video that has since gone viral.The video shows two employees attempting to take ...

  4. Tickets For Texting More Than Double For NY Motorists

    Tickets For Texting More Than Double For NY Motorists

    Although many New Yorkers have caught on when it comes to recognizing the perils of talking on cell phones while driving, most still aren’t putting their phones down as tickets for texting while driving continue to rise.Data collected by the state from 2012 to 2016 has found that tickets for talking on cell phones have fallen 47 percent statewide; however, during that same period, ...

  5. Woman, 28, With Active Warrant Caught With Heroin In Nyack

    Woman, 28, With Active Warrant Caught With Heroin In Nyack

    A woman with an active warrant out for her arrest was busted with heroin and a hypodermic needle after being stopped by Orangetown Police officers in Nyack.Officers from the Orangetown Police Department stopped Nyack resident Victoria Fiorelli, 28, at approximately 3:08 p.m. on Friday, April 20 on Main Street, where it was known that she had an active warrant out of the Rockland County ...

  6. Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    The Centers for Disease Control has released a guide to assist parents in helping teenagers avoid using or abusing substances such as alcohol of marijuana.According to the CDC, “substance use by teens can have a big impact on their health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), through a cooperative agreement with the CDC, developed a guide for implementing substance ...

  7. Ban On Texting, Walking Proposed By State Lawmaker

    Ban On Texting, Walking Proposed By State Lawmaker

    While texting and driving has been illegal for some time, a New York politician has a plan to curtail texting and walking.Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has introduced legislation that would amend the state’s current law to prohibit pedestrians from using devices while crossing the street, similar to laws that were put in place in California and Hawaii, which comes with a $100 fine.The ban ...

  8. Know It? Police In Rockland Seek Van Used To Steal BMW Rims

    Know It? Police In Rockland Seek Van Used To Steal BMW Rims

    Police have released surveillance photos of a van believed to have been used to steal BMW rims from a Rockland business.Ramapo PD detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Ford Ecoline van that was used at approximately 1 a.m. on April 16 to steal the rims from a business. Police said the suspect vehicle - which is believed to be a model from between 1991 to 2004 - ...

  9. I-84 Bridge Work Over Route 9W Starts

    I-84 Bridge Work Over Route 9W Starts

    Work is underway on an extensive, multi-million dollar project to rehabilitate the Interstate 84 bridge over Route 9W in Newburgh.The $14.7 million project will raise the height of the overpass from 14 to 16 feet at the interchange. The funding was awarded by the New York State Bridge Authority in late February.During construction - which is expected to last for nearly two years - will ...

  10. Biggest Danger On Roads Is Now Distracted Driving, AAA Says

    Biggest Danger On Roads Is Now Distracted Driving, AAA Says

    Distracted, not drunk, drugged or aggressive drivers are the biggest cause of concern for motorists, according to a survey conducted by AAA.According to a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety this week, distracted driving has reached the top of the list of growing dangers on local roadways, surpassing aggressive or impaired drivers.The study states that 88 percent of ...

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