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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. Former NY State Senate Majority Leader, Son Convicted Of Bribery, Extortion

    Former NY State Senate Majority Leader, Son Convicted Of Bribery, Extortion

    Guilty, again.Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, have been convicted on corruption charges in federal court.The two had previously been found guilty of the same offenses by a jury in December 2015, but their convictions were overturned by a U.S. Court of Appeals."United States Attorney Robert Khuzami announced Tuesday, July 17 that ...

  2. Hudson River Sewage Discharge Alert Issued For Third Straight Day

    Hudson River Sewage Discharge Alert Issued For Third Straight Day

    Tuesday’s thunderstorms led to raw sewage being discharged into the Hudson River for the third time.For the third time in as many days, the Poughkeepsie Water Control Plant issued an alert, as 14,000 gallons of untreated waste was spilled into the Hudson River over a span of just 25 minutes in Dutchess County following the storms.The discharge was reported at approximately 9:15 p.m. on ...

  3. Woman, 22, Walking On I-84 Median Damages Patrol Car, Police Say

    Woman, 22, Walking On I-84 Median Damages Patrol Car, Police Say

    A 22-year-od woman walking in the median of I-84 is facing charges after allegedly damaging a patrol car while Connecticut State Police troopers were attempting to take her into custody for causing trouble in the roadway.Waterbury resident Tyara Lewis was arrested at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, after she was asked to stop by troopers several times while walking in the ...

  4. Six Dutchess Residents Nabbed For DWI In Weekend Stops

    Six Dutchess Residents Nabbed For DWI In Weekend Stops

    With local and state police agencies cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among nearly two dozen in the area who found themselves on the wrong side of the law over the weekend.As part of the STOP-DWI crackdown, State Police troopers busted several motorists for driving while intoxicated as they attempt to stop motorists from drinking and ...

  5. Heavy Rain, Storms Lead To New Dutchess Sewage Discharge Warning

    Heavy Rain, Storms Lead To New Dutchess Sewage Discharge Warning

    The thunderstorms passing through the region led to a sewage discharge that flooded into the Hudson River.For the second time in two days, the Poughkeepsie Water Pollution Control Plant has issued an alert after 6,000 gallons of untreated waste was spilled into the Hudson River over the span of 20 minutes on Tuesday.The latest discharge was first reported at 2 p.m. Tuesday and was ...

  6. Area Man Admits To Internet Sex Scheme Involving Minors

    Area Man Admits To Internet Sex Scheme Involving Minors

    A Putnam County man has been given a suspended sentence for attempting to entice a 16-year-old Fairfield County boy to have sex with him online.Garrison resident Dylan Quinn, 25, pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a child last week and has been sentenced to a suspended seven-year term, followed by five years of probation. Quinn must also undergo sex offender treatment and cannot have ...

  7. Be Ready For Severe Weather, Central Hudson Warns

    Be Ready For Severe Weather, Central Hudson Warns

    With heavy thunderstorms expected to hit the region Tuesday afternoon and evening following a lengthy stretch of humid weather, Central Hudson Gas and Electric officials are warning of the possibility of service interruptions.A cold front is expected to hit the area on Tuesday afternoon, bringing thunderstorms and cooler temperatures - as well as strong wind gusts, thunder and ...

  8. Man Charged After Victim Seriously Injured In Dutchess Domestic Dispute

    Man Charged After Victim Seriously Injured In Dutchess Domestic Dispute

    An investigation into an alleged domestic dispute that left a person with a “serious injury” has led to the apprehension of a suspect in Poughkeepsie who now faces a felony charge.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to a Hook Road residence in Hyde Park on June 28, where there was a report of a domestic abuse following an emergency call to law enforcement.Upon arrival at the ...

  9. $1.2 Billion Hudson Valley Water Tunneling Project Announced

    $1.2 Billion Hudson Valley Water Tunneling Project Announced

    Hundreds of jobs are being created as officials announce a billion dollar tunneling project in Westchester that will benefit more than nine million people.The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced plans for a $1.2 billion tunneling project that will “improve operational flexibility between facilities that are vital to the drinking water supply of people in New ...

  10. Alert Issued For Poughkeepsie Sewage Discharge

    Alert Issued For Poughkeepsie Sewage Discharge

    Hundreds of gallons of untreated waste was discharged near the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, authorities announced Monday.The Poughkeepsie Water Pollution Control Plant issued an alert noting that 321,000 gallons of untreated waste had been spilled into the Hudson River near Rinaldi Boulevard. The WPCP cited heavy rain, thunderstorms and a one-inch accumulation of rain for the ...

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