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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. This Hudson Valley County Has Lowest Gun Homicide Rate In State, Data Shows

    This Hudson Valley County Has Lowest Gun Homicide Rate In State, Data Shows

    The lowest-ranking county in the state for gun-related incidents is in the Hudson Valley, according to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control.Based on a five-year average, Westchester ranks the lowest in gun-related homicide deaths in New York, and is the third lowest in overall gun-related deaths and has the sixth lowest death rate of gun-related suicides, ...

  2. See You In Court: Cuomo To Sue Trump Administration Over Child Separation

    See You In Court: Cuomo To Sue Trump Administration Over Child Separation

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has added fodder to the fire President Donald Trump has come under for his administration's “zero tolerance” policy of separating children from their families as they cross the Mexican border, vowing to file a lawsuit over the policy.On Tuesday, Cuomo announced that the state is planning to file a multi-agency lawsuit against the Trump Administration on the ...

  3. Danbury Ecuadorian National Admits To Failing To Register As Sex Offender

    Danbury Ecuadorian National Admits To Failing To Register As Sex Offender

    An Ecuadorian national who illegally entered the United States and has been residing in Danbury is facing up to 10 years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.Fajardo Marin, 40, has pleaded guilty in district court to one count of illegally reentering the country, John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced on Tuesday.According to ...

  4. Man Pleads Guilty To Felony For Hit-Run That Injured Hudson Valley Child

    Man Pleads Guilty To Felony For Hit-Run That Injured Hudson Valley Child

    An Orange County man has pleaded guilty to driving a fish delivery truck into an 8-year-old boy before fleeing the scene, leaving him with severe injuries in the middle of the road in Kiryas Joel.Kiryas Joel resident Yudah Zimmerman, 24, pleaded guilty to a felony for his role in a hit-and-run crash that left the child hospitalized for more than a week in 2016, before he took off in the ...

  5. Hyde Park Man Nabbed For Stealing Power Via Underground Electric Bypass

    Hyde Park Man Nabbed For Stealing Power Via Underground Electric Bypass

    A 70-year-old man is facing a felony charge for allegedly stealing power through an elaborate underground bypass system in an effort to limit his utility bills, state police in Dutchess County said.Hyde Park resident David Rundall was taken into custody on Thursday, June 14 and charged with third-degree grand larceny following an investigation into stolen utilities.According to police, ...

  6. Woman, Man Caught With Stolen Gun After Taconic Stop In Dutchess

    Woman, Man Caught With Stolen Gun After Taconic Stop In Dutchess

    A traffic stop on the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess County led to drug and weapon charges for a pair in possession of an allegedly stolen revolver.New York State Police troopers stopped Pittsfield, Mass. resident Charece Boatwright, 29, and Bronx resident Anthony Jackson, 25, on June 14 in East Fishkill, after spotting her 2000 Ford Taurus committing a vehicle and traffic law ...

  7. NY Will Move To Legalize Recreational Marijuana In Coming Days, Reports Say

    NY Will Move To Legalize Recreational Marijuana In Coming Days, Reports Say

    Is legalized cannabis set to make its way to New York?Health officials in New York will reportedly recommend legalizing recreational marijuana, with the backing of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. The New York State Department of Health is scheduled to release a long-awaited report on marijuana in the upcoming days, according to the state health commissioner.The report is currently ...

  8. Pair Caught With Hundreds Of Grams Of Cocaine In Hudson Valley Stop

    Pair Caught With Hundreds Of Grams Of Cocaine In Hudson Valley Stop

    Two men were busted by state police with more than 300 grams of alleged cocaine during a traffic stop on I-87.New York State Police troopers stopped a vehicle at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Sunday morning on I-87 in New Paltz after spotting the driver committing a vehicle and traffic law violation.During the subsequent stop, troopers said that while interviewing the driver, 56-year-old ...

  9. Alert Issued For Girl, 16, Who Went Missing In Area

    Alert Issued For Girl, 16, Who Went Missing In Area

    Have you seen her?Officials in the Hudson Valley are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a missing teenager who hasn’t been seen in several months.The New York State Office of Public Safety issued an alert this week regarding 16-year-old Samiyah Spencer, who was last seen on Jan. 8 in Croton.According to officials, at the time she was last seen, Spencer was wearing ...

  10. Stay Cool, Says Cuomo, Urging NYers To Take Precautions For Excessive Heat

    Stay Cool, Says Cuomo, Urging NYers To Take Precautions For Excessive Heat

    Latest update: School Districts Announce Early Dismissals Due To HeatWith the heat index (the combination of temperature and humidity) expected to hover near 100 degrees on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to take extra precautions to ensure that against heat-related illnesses.The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Hudson Valley, which will remain ...

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