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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. Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Select oat cereals, granola and other food products may contain a pesticide that could cause cancer, according to a report released by the Environmental Working Group.Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer by scientists in California and the World Health Organization was found in 43 of 45 samples of oat products in an independent test commissioned by the organization.According to the ...

  2. New State Law Bans Children From Using Indoor Tanning Facilities Effective Immediately

    New State Law Bans Children From Using Indoor Tanning Facilities Effective Immediately

    Teenagers looking to get tan in New York are going to have to do it the old-fashioned way and lay out in the sun.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that he has signed legislation that will prohibit children under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning facilities, effective immediately."It is indisputable that tanning devices and UV exposure place users at the highest ...

  3. Hudson Valley Emergency Medical Workers Featured On New TV Series

    Hudson Valley Emergency Medical Workers Featured On New TV Series

    Paramedics in Westchester will take center stage when A&E Network premieres “Nightwatch Nation” on Thursday night.Producer Dick Wolf of "Law & Order" fame, has created his latest show, an expansion of the “Nightwatch” program, which will follow EMTs in four cities - including Yonkers - as they “risk their lives to work the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, ...

  4. Police Nab Suspected Drug Dealer Making Bank Deposit In Area

    Police Nab Suspected Drug Dealer Making Bank Deposit In Area

    A crackdown on suspected drug dealers in the area resulted in a new arrest of a dealer making a bank deposit in Danbury.For the second time this week, the Danbury Police Department’s Special Investigations Division executed a search and seizure warrant, which led to the arrest of two men in Danbury.Danbury resident Cristopher Marcos, 22, who was the focus of a weekslong investigation ...

  5. $5.1M, 5-Mile Route 22 Resurfacing Project Starts

    $5.1M, 5-Mile Route 22 Resurfacing Project Starts

    A multi-million dollar resurfacing project is underway on two of Westchester's busiest roadways.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that a $5.1 million repaving project is underway that will see the paving of five miles of Route 22 in Scarsdale and Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers.Officials said that "these high traffic locations are fundamental to the mobility and ...

  6. Three Dutchess Residents Charged With DWI In Weekend State Police Stops

    Three Dutchess Residents Charged With DWI In Weekend State Police Stops

    With law enforcement agencies in the area cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among more than two dozen who found themselves charged over the weekend.Among the locals charged include:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, State Police in Highland arrested Cynthia Esposito, 46, of Shenorock, for DWI. She was traveling on State Route ...

  7. 'Band Of Brothers' Original Member From Hudson Valley Dies

    'Band Of Brothers' Original Member From Hudson Valley Dies

    One of the original “Band of Brothers” from the Hudson Valley who parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day has died at the age of 96.Philip Perugini, a Northern Westchester resident in Buchanan who formerly called Ossining home died on Thursday, Aug. 9. He was born on May 26, 1922, to Tomaso and Angiolina Perugini.When World War II began, Perugini enlisted in the United States Army and ...

  8. State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    A lawsuit has been filed against a prominent pharmaceutical company that allegedly misrepresented its products - including OxyContin - as being more benign than they are for decades.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Purdue Fredrick Company, Inc. on Tuesday. The company ...

  9. Pedestrian Hit By State Police Cruiser Rushed To MidHudson Hospital

    Pedestrian Hit By State Police Cruiser Rushed To MidHudson Hospital

    A pedestrian was hospitalized with injuries after being struck by a New York State Police cruiser on Tuesday morning, Aug. 14.The pedestrian was struck by the marked police vehicle while on patrol in the Town of Lloyd in Ulster County on North Road, near Route 9W, just south of Route 299, at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday. The pedestrian suffered “several injuries” and was transported ...

  10. Dutchess Resident Liev Schreiber Faces Harassment Charge In Hudson Valley

    Dutchess Resident Liev Schreiber Faces Harassment Charge In Hudson Valley

    Hudson Valley resident Liev Schreiber is due to appear in court on Tuesday to be arraigned for allegedly harassing a photographer.The “Ray Donovan” star allegedly pushed a camera away from him in Nyack when a flash went off around his face. There was no physical contact with the photographer.Schreiber, 50, owns a home in Dutchess County. The alleged incident happened in June while he ...

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