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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. Dutchess Duo Nabbed With Crack, Heroin

    Dutchess Duo Nabbed With Crack, Heroin

    A duo from Dutchess County are facing charges after being busted with crack cocaine and heroin during a traffic stop on I-87.State police troopers stopped Matthew Bauer, 32, and his passenger, 29-year-old Kayla Goncalez, both Beacon residents, shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Monday morning after committing a traffic violation on I-87 in New Paltz.Police said that during the subsequent stop, ...

  2. Wappingers Fall Man Nabbed On Felony DWI, Other Charges After Traffic Stop

    Wappingers Fall Man Nabbed On Felony DWI, Other Charges After Traffic Stop

    A traffic stop led to a felony driving while intoxicated charge for a Dutchess County man who had been busted for drinking and driving three times.New York State Police troopers from the Dover Plains barracks stopped 40-year-old Wappingers Falls resident Ali Hedhili at approximately 2 a.m. on Saturday morning after spotting him committing multiple vehicle and traffic violations.During ...

  3. Man Asleep At Wheel Nabbed After Trying To Avoid Police In Dutchess

    Man Asleep At Wheel Nabbed After Trying To Avoid Police In Dutchess

    A man asleep at the wheel with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit was busted after attempting to flee from state police in Dutchess County.State police troopers received reports of a suspicious vehicle idling on Market Street in Dover Plains at approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday morning. Upon arrival, troopers reported that they found a vehicle running with an ...

  4. Dutchess Man Among Four Charged With DWI In Orange County Stops

    Dutchess Man Among Four Charged With DWI In Orange County Stops

    A pair of motorists traveling through Orange County were among four charged with driving while intoxicated by state police troopers.Troopers stopped Fishkill resident Brian Smith, 46, on Thursday on Route 17 in Mamakating, when he committed a vehicle and traffic law violation. During the subsequent traffic stop, it was determined that Smith was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested ...

  5. Dutchess County Police Participate In STOP-DWI Holiday Season Crackdown

    Dutchess County Police Participate In STOP-DWI Holiday Season Crackdown

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - Police have a clear message for Dutchess County motorists this holiday season: if you’re celebrating with alcohol, don’t get behind the wheel.New York State Police and local police agencies will “be out in force” during the holiday season as they conduct a STOP-DWI holiday season crackdown enforcement effort, looking to cut down on the number of impaired drivers ...

  6. Cardinal Dolan To Visit Taconic Correctional Facility

    Cardinal Dolan To Visit Taconic Correctional Facility

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Inmates at the Taconic Correctional Facility will celebrate a special Christmas mass this year with New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan.The New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced that Cardinal Dolan will take the trek to Bedford on Monday morning, Dec. 18 to host the service for inmates and staff members at the ...

  7. Mortage Lender Takes Back Nevele Grand Resort Property For $3.5 Million

    Mortage Lender Takes Back Nevele Grand Resort Property For $3.5 Million

    The mortgage lender that put up the historic Nevele Grand Resort for auction has taken back the property for several million dollars.Mortgage lender iStar takes back the property for $3.5 million after being the only bidder at an auction for the land that was held on Friday. It had initially been put up for sale in November with an asking price more than double what iStar paid.According ...

  8. Woman Throws Vase In Dutchess Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    Woman Throws Vase In Dutchess Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    A late-night domestic dispute in Dutchess County led to a felony assault charge for a woman from Stanford.State Police troopers from Poughkeepsie were dispatched to a Woods Drive residence at approximately 2 a.m. on Friday morning following reports of the dispute.Police said that during the dispute with her partner, Tania Rivas, 43, allegedly struck her victim with a closed fist, ...

  9. Handguns, Heroin Seized During 'Death Row' Drug Sweep In Poughkeepsie

    Handguns, Heroin Seized During 'Death Row' Drug Sweep In Poughkeepsie

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - More than a dozen suspects were taken into custody during a multi-agency drug sweep in Poughkeepsie that resulted in a sizable seizure of drugs, weapons, cash and cars.Over the span of two days earlier this week, law enforcement agencies and the FBI carried out “Operation PK Pick Up,” executing multiple search warrants that led to the seizure of more than $20,000 ...

  10. 18 Face DWI Charges In Hudson Valley During Four-Day Stretch

    18 Face DWI Charges In Hudson Valley During Four-Day Stretch

    New York State Police troopers busted more than a dozen Hudson Valley motorists over the weekend for allegedly driving while intoxicated on drugs or alcohol.During a stretch between Friday, Dec. 8 and Monday, Dec. 11, state police arrested 15 people for drinking and driving, and another three for drug possession throughout the Hudson Valley.Among those facing charges:On Dec. 8, troopers ...

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