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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. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Man Makes Threats, Menaces Victims At DMV In Hudson Valley, Police Say

    Man Makes Threats, Menaces Victims At DMV In Hudson Valley, Police Say

    Nobody enjoys a trip to the DMV, but a 28-year-old area man took things to a whole new level.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to the Department of Motor Vehicles on Marshall Road in Wappingers Falls at approximately 9:10 a.m. on Monday, June 18, where there was a report of a man with a gun making threats in the building.Police said that the investigation into the incident ...

  6. Man Nabbed For Stealing $1K In Merchandise From Local Vendor

    Man Nabbed For Stealing $1K In Merchandise From Local Vendor

    New York State Police troopers busted a man who allegedly stole more than $1,000 in merchandise from a Dutchess County vendor.An investigation into the stolen merchandise that was launched last year led to the arrest of Ellenville resident John Keelyn, 38, who allegedly stole from a vendor in Wappinger without paying for it.Keelyn was arrested this week and charged with a felony count ...

  7. Five Rockland County Residents Nabbed For DWI In Weekend Stops

    Five Rockland County Residents Nabbed For DWI In Weekend Stops

    A dozen Hudson Valley residents were among 25 motorists busted in the area for DWI over the weekend as State and local law enforcement agencies continue their concerted efforts to curtail intoxicated drivers in the Hudson Valley as part of a national crackdown.As part of the STOP-DWI crackdown, New York State Police troopers busted several motorists for driving while intoxicated as they ...

  8. This Hudson Valley County Has Lowest Gun Homicide Rate In State, Data Shows

    This Hudson Valley County Has Lowest Gun Homicide Rate In State, Data Shows

    The lowest-ranking county in the state for gun-related incidents is in the Hudson Valley, according to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control.Based on a five-year average, Westchester ranks the lowest in gun-related homicide deaths in New York, and is the third lowest in overall gun-related deaths and has the sixth lowest death rate of gun-related suicides, ...

  9. See You In Court: Cuomo To Sue Trump Administration Over Child Separation

    See You In Court: Cuomo To Sue Trump Administration Over Child Separation

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has added fodder to the fire President Donald Trump has come under for his administration's “zero tolerance” policy of separating children from their families as they cross the Mexican border, vowing to file a lawsuit over the policy.On Tuesday, Cuomo announced that the state is planning to file a multi-agency lawsuit against the Trump Administration on the ...

  10. Man Pleads Guilty To Felony For Hit-Run That Injured Area Child

    Man Pleads Guilty To Felony For Hit-Run That Injured Area Child

    An Orange County man has pleaded guilty to driving a fish delivery truck into an 8-year-old boy before fleeing the scene, leaving him with severe injuries in the middle of the road in Kiryas Joel.Kiryas Joel resident Yudah Zimmerman, 24, pleaded guilty to a felony for his role in a hit-and-run crash that left the child hospitalized for more than a week in 2016, before he took off in the ...

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