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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. Police: 22-Year-Old Passed Out Behind Wheel Near Dutchess Had Loaded Gun

    Police: 22-Year-Old Passed Out Behind Wheel Near Dutchess Had Loaded Gun

    A 22-year-old who was found asleep at the wheel by police is facing multiple charges after attempting to resist arrest while in possession of an illegal, loaded handgun and drugs in Putnam County.New York State Police troopers on patrol in Southeast found Ridgefield, Conn., resident Peter Shirvell unconscious on Route 6 at the intersection of Starr Ridge near the entrance of the Shell ...

  2. Man, 31, Charged In Violent Dutchess Burglary

    Man, 31, Charged In Violent Dutchess Burglary

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A Dutchess County man is facing multiple charges after allegedly violating an Order of Protection, assaulting his victim, stealing a cell phone and resisting arrest, all before revisiting the scene of the alleged crime, police said.Members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a Woodward Hill Road residence in Pine Plains at approximately ...

  3. Downstate Correction Officers Convicted In Beating Of Defenseless Inmate

    Downstate Correction Officers Convicted In Beating Of Defenseless Inmate

    Two corrections officers working in a Hudson Valley prison have been convicted for their roles in the beating of a defenseless inmate following a verbal altercation.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District announced on Tuesday that Kathy Scott, 43, and George Santiago, Jr., 35, both now former New York State Correction Officers, have been convicted in the ...

  4. Amid Backlash, Cuomo Strongly Defends Official Renaming Of TZB After Father

    Amid Backlash, Cuomo Strongly Defends Official Renaming Of TZB After Father

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is vehemently defending the naming of the new Tappan Zee Bridge for his father, former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, despite a petition that has garnered more than 100,000 signatures speaking out against the designation.Through a spokesperson who spoke to Daily Voice on Monday, Cuomo called the change.org petition, which has garnered more than 95,000 signatures as of ...

  5. Hudson Valley Resident, Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Clocked Driving 119 MPH

    Hudson Valley Resident, Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Clocked Driving 119 MPH

    Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro apparently has the need for speed.State Police confirmed that Pirro was busted driving 119 mph at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in the Town of Nichols, which is in Tioga County upstate, near Owego and her hometown Elmira.When she was stopped by troopers, Pirro, who lives in Harrison, was driving in ...

  6. Body Of Missing Diver Found Near Dutchess Border

    Body Of Missing Diver Found Near Dutchess Border

    The body of a scuba diver who went missing at a Putnam County mine has been recovered, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's office.Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith said that his department began its search Sunday afternoon when a man was reported missing after going diving at the Tilly Foster Mine — also known as Simon’s Quarry — in Southeast.Smith said that Jersey City, N.J., ...

  7. DWI Driver Caught With Loaded Handgun In LaGrange Stop, Sheriff Says

    DWI Driver Caught With Loaded Handgun In LaGrange Stop, Sheriff Says

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A 41-year-old man was busted with a loaded handgun while allegedly drunk driving in LaGrange, police said.Deputies from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office stopped Poughkeepsie resident Shaarod Ford shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning for speeding on Noxon Road.During the subsequent stop, deputies said that it was determined that Ford was intoxicated and was ...

  8. Heads Up, Dutchess: Gridlock Alert Days Announced For Holiday Season

    Heads Up, Dutchess: Gridlock Alert Days Announced For Holiday Season

    With the holidays fast approaching, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

  9. Hudson Valley Daughter Of Ex-Governor Joins 65K Who've Signed TZB Petition

    Hudson Valley Daughter Of Ex-Governor Joins 65K Who've Signed TZB Petition

    The battle over the naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has become a real family affair.Kathy Conroy Wilson - the daughter of the late Gov. Malcolm Wilson, whose name was included in the official title of the old bridge - has joined the tens of thousands of other New Yorkers who have signed a petition protesting the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name of the ...

  10. Missing Brewster 15-Year-Old Found Safe

    Missing Brewster 15-Year-Old Found Safe

    Update:State police announced shortly after sending out an alert for a missing teen in Brewster that the 15-year-old has been found and is safe.Julio C. Morales Ramos was located in the Village of Brewster in good health, state police said.Original report:New York State Police in Brewster are seeking the public’s assistance as they look for a teenager who was reported missing on ...

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