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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. Seen Him? Hudson Valley Man Has Been Missing More Than A Year

    Seen Him? Hudson Valley Man Has Been Missing More Than A Year

    Health officials in the Hudson Valley are seeking the public’s help as they seek a missing mentally handicapped man who was last seen in Rockland County more than a year ago.The New York State Office of Public Safety issued an alert on Monday regarding 36-year-old Adrian Gokaj, who was last seen near Dunnigan Drive in Pomona on April 15, 2016.According to officials, Gokaj suffers from ...

  2. One Of 10 Crashes Caused By Drowsy Drivers, Study Finds

    One Of 10 Crashes Caused By Drowsy Drivers, Study Finds

    A recently released research study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has revealed that drowsiness is one of the most prevalent causes that lead to crashes.“The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate,” ...

  3. Actor, Politician From Dutchess Rally Outside Trial Of Ex-Cuomo Aide

    Actor, Politician From Dutchess Rally Outside Trial Of Ex-Cuomo Aide

    A group of activists, including actor James Cromwell, rallied outside the courthouse where Westchester resident and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo top aide Joseph Percoco’s corruption trial continues.Last year, Percoco, a South Salem resident, was indicted on corruption charges that allege he accepted more than $300,000 in bribes to benefit Competitive Power Ventures, an energy company that ...

  4. Seen Him? Hudson Valley Fraud Suspect With 26 Fake Credit Cards At Large

    Seen Him? Hudson Valley Fraud Suspect With 26 Fake Credit Cards At Large

    Investigators with the New York State Police in Orange County are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a man who is wanted after being busted with more than two dozen fraudulent credit cards.An alert was issued for 26-year-old Fernando Pile, Jr., who is wanted on charges that include unlawful possession of a skimmer device, second-degree forgery and possession of a forged ...

  5. Investigation Leads To Takedown Of Hudson Valley Drug Distribution Ring

    Investigation Leads To Takedown Of Hudson Valley Drug Distribution Ring

    More than a dozen alleged Hudson Valley gang members and an alleged drug supplier from New Jersey are facing prison time after a major narcotics distribution ring was broken up as part of “Operation Yellow Brick Road.”New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a 172-count indictment charging 16 members of the “600 Gang” operating in the Hudson Valley, who were allegedly ...

  6. ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Officials have released the identity of the 60-year-old Westchester man who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Westchester on Monday afternoon.The MTA investigation into the fatal strike of Jeffery Cooney of Bronxville,  the unauthorized man who was on the tracks of the Fleetwood station concluded, a Metro-North spokesperson said on Tuesday morning.Shortly after 1:15 p.m. on ...

  7. Man Passed Out Behind Wheel Found With Heroin, Meth In Putnam, Police Say

    Man Passed Out Behind Wheel Found With Heroin, Meth In Putnam, Police Say

    A man who passed out behind the wheel of his car after using heroin is facing jail time after being busted in Putnam in possession of meth and other drugs, Kent Police said.Police received a call from a concerned member of the community at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, stating that there was a man in an SUV in a parking lot near Route 52 who appeared to be passed out ...

  8. Police: Pleasant Valley Woman Made 7-Year-Old Stay Outside During Storm

    Police: Pleasant Valley Woman Made 7-Year-Old Stay Outside During Storm

    A Hudson Valley woman was taken into police custody after allegedly punishing a 7-year-old girl by making her stand outside in the rain with no shoes during the weekend storm, police said.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to a Denise Court residence in Pleasant Valley on Saturday, Feb. 10, where there were reports of a domestic disturbance involving the 7-year-old and ...

  9. 'Predicate' Sex Offender Reports Move To Brewster

    'Predicate' Sex Offender Reports Move To Brewster

    A registered "predicate" sex offender convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl has reported a move into Putnam County.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Putnam residents regarding the residency of 48-year-old Gordon Greco, who has moved to an apartment on Sodom Road in Brewster.The Division of Criminal Justice Services has ...

  10. Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North TrainMTA Police are investigating a fatal train strike at a Metro-North station in Westchester involving an unauthorized man who was on the tracks Monday afternoon.Shortly after 1:15 p.m., the 12:47 p.m. Harlem Line train from Grand Central Terminal that was due in Southeast at 2:16 p.m. struck the man at ...

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