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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. I-84, I-684 Ramp Closures Scheduled

    I-84, I-684 Ramp Closures Scheduled

    There will be overnight ramp closures on I-684 and I-84 in Putnam County for several days, beginning this week.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., beginning on Monday, Aug. 13, there will be ramp closures on the interstates in Southeast, as contracting crews continue a pavement and resurfacing project in the area. The closures are ...

  2. Two Vehicles Stolen From Driveways In Stanford, Police Say

    Two Vehicles Stolen From Driveways In Stanford, Police Say

    Two cars were stolen out of Dutchess County driveways last weekend, police said.New York State Police detectives are investigating are investigating the theft of two vehicles that were plucked out of driveways in Stanford between 10 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 5.Police said that the first vehicle, a 2006 gray Volkswagen Jetta was taken from a driveway on Salt Point Turnpike. It ...

  3. Reward Offered For Info On Woman Found Dead In Dutchess

    Reward Offered For Info On Woman Found Dead In Dutchess

    A reward has been offered for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect involved in the murder of a Hudson Valley woman who was found in a shallow grave more than a decade ago.The New York State Crime Stoppers and State Police have offered a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the death of ...

  4. Monthslong Lane Closure Starts On Taconic State Parkway In Dutchess

    Monthslong Lane Closure Starts On Taconic State Parkway In Dutchess

    There will be single lane closures for several months on the Taconic Parkway in Dutchess County as crews complete construction work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that beginning on Friday, Aug. 10, there will be single lane closures on the southbound lanes of the parkway between Route 44 and Route 55 in LaGrange. The closures are expected to last ...

  5. Will Hudson Valley's Gere's Next Role Be As Congressional Candidate?

    Will Hudson Valley's Gere's Next Role Be As Congressional Candidate?

    Is this well-known Westchester movie star's next act as a politician?Richard Gere, 68, who has a home in Pound Ridge, has seen his name floated as a possible congressional candidate in the Hudson Valley's 18th Congressman, according to the New York Post. Rep. Sean Maloney (D-Cold Spring) is making a run for Attorney General, and if he is successful, his Congressional seat would be open. ...

  6. Teacher Charged With Setting Up Meeting With Teen Girl Appears In Court

    Teacher Charged With Setting Up Meeting With Teen Girl Appears In Court

    The 44-year-old Hudson Valley math teacher who is charged with allegedly traveling to New York City with the intent of meeting up with a teenage girl was back in court this week.Middletown High School educator Jonathan Castell had his case adjourned at Thursday afternoon’s hearing, and he is due back in court on Sept. 6, when he will face a misdemeanor charge of attempting to endanger ...

  7. Roommates Arrested After Dispute Gets Physical, Sheriff Says

    Roommates Arrested After Dispute Gets Physical, Sheriff Says

    A pair of roommates are facing charges after an incident between the two turned physical in Kent.Members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence in Kent at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5.Three Sheriff Deputies responded to the scene, and their investigation led to the arrests of Victor Briccetti, 54, and Daniel Cutler, 46, both Kent residents. ...

  8. Teen Faces Felony Charge For Terror Threat Against Area School

    Teen Faces Felony Charge For Terror Threat Against Area School

    A teenager facing a felony charge of making a terroristic threat after he allegedly made “credible threats” against his school on social media was back in court this week.Brendan Vaughan, 18, a student at Washingtonville High School in Orange County, made a post on Snapchat in June, stating that he needed a gun and questioning “what would happen if someone shot up the school tomorrow.” ...

  9. Fairfield County Areas Near Dutchess Among Tops In State For Bear Sightings

    Fairfield County Areas Near Dutchess Among Tops In State For Bear Sightings

    Once a rare sight, the black bear is making a comeback in Fairfield County -- and statewide.The Connecticut State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reported that a total of 7,493 black bear sightings have been reported in Connecticut in the past year, from Aug. 10, 2017 to Aug. 5 of this year, including hundreds in Fairfield County.Most of the sightings have come ...

  10. NY DMV First In Nation To Use New Technology To Cut Down On Underage Drinking

    NY DMV First In Nation To Use New Technology To Cut Down On Underage Drinking

    The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has become the first in the nation to pilot a new program utilizing technology to crack down on underage drinking.New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the DMV has launched a pilot program “using state-of-the-art technology to crack down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs.” The technology, which was developed by a New ...

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