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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. NY Moving Forward With Lawsuit After Trump's About-Face On Child Separation

    NY Moving Forward With Lawsuit After Trump's About-Face On Child Separation

    Although President Donald Trump has reversed course from his administration’s policy of separating migrant families crossing the United States border from their parents, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is moving forward with a lawsuit against the administration.Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that ends the administration’s policy, and in effect, abandoning the president’s ...

  2. Senate OKs Bill To Add 'TZB' To Official Bridge Name, But Assembly Adjourns

    Senate OKs Bill To Add 'TZB' To Official Bridge Name, But Assembly Adjourns

    The debate over naming rights at the new Tappan Zee Bridge continues to rage, as officials remain split on the matter.The New York State Senate voted by a count of 40 to 20 in favor of a compromised bill to add the Tappan Zee Designation to the seldom-used official name of Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, but the Democratic-controlled State Assembly ended its annual legislative session ...

  3. Drunk, Nearly Naked Man Caught Trying To Run Onto Area Roadway, Police Say

    Drunk, Nearly Naked Man Caught Trying To Run Onto Area Roadway, Police Say

    A strange scene unfolded in Putnam County when a “highly intoxicated” man began undressing himself before attempting to run into a roadway to avoid troopers attempting to arrest him, state police said.Troopers were dispatched to Tanglewylde Road in Putnam Valley shortly after 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, where there was a report of “an unknown disturbance.”Upon arrival at the scene, ...

  4. Rockland Man Sentenced To Jail For Passing Counterfeit Bills At Walgreens

    Rockland Man Sentenced To Jail For Passing Counterfeit Bills At Walgreens

    A local non-profit director in Rockland County will spend a year behind bars after pleading guilty to knowingly using counterfeit cash in Spring Valley.Thiells resident Ya’el Williams, 54, the executive director of Helping Hands in Rockland, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after using nearly $500 in counterfeit cash at ...

  5. Driver Charged After Pickup Truck Passes Stopped School Bus In Rockland

    Driver Charged After Pickup Truck Passes Stopped School Bus In Rockland

    With the academic year coming to a close, officials from the Ramapo Police Department are imploring motorists in the area to exercise caution around schools and school buses.A marked Ramapo Police Department patrol unit was following a school bus this week when it stopped to pick up students in the area, officials said. While the bus was stopped, an officer from the department observed ...

  6. Man With Empty Vodka Bottles Inside SUV Charged With DWI In Sparkill

    Man With Empty Vodka Bottles Inside SUV Charged With DWI In Sparkill

    A Rockland County man is facing a pair of misdemeanor charges after being busted allegedly driving with open bottles of vodka in his truck before being involved in a crash while driving with a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit.Officers from the Orangetown Police Department were dispatched to the parking lot of Chase Bank in Sparkill at approximately 8 p.m. on ...

  7. Grin And Bear It: Orphaned Cub Rescued In Area

    Grin And Bear It: Orphaned Cub Rescued In Area

    Sometimes, it takes a village.Police in the area helped track down a female bear cub who had gotten separated from her mother over the weekend. On Friday, June 15, members of the Warwick Police Department issued an assist to the New York State Environmental Police in tracking and taking an orphaned bear cub into custody.Following the joint effort, officers were able to corral the cub, ...

  8. Ex-Chief Admits Stealing $312K From Fire Department In Hudson Valley

    Ex-Chief Admits Stealing $312K From Fire Department In Hudson Valley

    A former fire department chief and police officer is facing up to 25 years behind bars after allegedly stealing more than $300,000 from the department in Northern Westchester.Gerald Munson, who most recently served as the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department Treasurer, has been arraigned on several charges related to the theft of $312,925 from the department on Wednesday morning in ...

  9. Some Migrant Kids Separated From Parents In Hudson Valley, Cuomo Says

    Some Migrant Kids Separated From Parents In Hudson Valley, Cuomo Says

    Some migrant children who were separated from their parents at the border of the United States and Mexico are being housed in shelters in Westchester County, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.“We have about 10 facilities in this state. We haven’t spoken with all of them. We know there are over 70 children, just by the ones that we have talked about but they are in Dobbs Ferry, ...

  10. Hudson Valley Real Estate Consultant Admits To Federal Voter Fraud

    Hudson Valley Real Estate Consultant Admits To Federal Voter Fraud

    A Hudson Valley man is facing time behind bars after pleading guilty to conspiring to corrupt the electoral process in connection to a New York election.Orange County resident Volvy “Zev” Smilowitz, 29, has pleaded guilty to “the biggest federal voter fraud cause in the modern era,” according to Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who ...

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