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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 Warn Residents Of Scam Involving Internet Transactions

    Police Warn Residents Of Scam Involving Internet Transactions

    A new scam is making the rounds in the area, police are cautioning.The scam has become prevalent involving Internet transactions on platforms such as Craigslist and other similar sites.Police said that the scam takes place when a suspect, posing as a buyer, pays the victim for an item with either a fraudulent or bad check. Before the check can bounce or be discovered as a fake, and ...

  2. Suspected Drug Dealing Trio Nabbed In Area

    Suspected Drug Dealing Trio Nabbed In Area

    An extensive, multi-agency law enforcement investigation led to the apprehension of three alleged drug dealers who were busted with heroin, crack cocaine and cash in Orange County.The Port Jervis Police Department announced the arrests of Sparrow Bush residents Stephanie Reis, 27, Raymond Rivera, 22 and Bronx resident Raquan Brown, 24, who were each caught red-handed with quantities of ...

  3. Dutchess Ex-Comptroller Sentenced For Embezzling $2.5M

    Dutchess Ex-Comptroller Sentenced For Embezzling $2.5M

    The former comptroller of a pair of prominent Hudson Valley companies is going to spend some time behind bars after stealing millions of dollars from his employer to fund gambling and a lush lifestyle.Mark Cina, the former comptroller of two Poughkeepsie companies, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for mail fraud and tax evasion in White Plains Federal Court. He pleaded guilty to the ...

  4. Fire Risk Leads To Recall Of More Than 200K Nissan Cars, SUVs

    Fire Risk Leads To Recall Of More Than 200K Nissan Cars, SUVs

    Nissan is recalling more than 200,00 vehicles that could get a little too hot to handle.Nissan announced the recall of 215,000 vehicles that may have anti-lock brake problems that may prompt actuator pumps to leak brake fluid onto internal circuit boards, causing fires. The recall is similar to one in 2016.The recall comes after Nissan received a complaint in January about an ...

  5. Former Judge Hired By Archdiocese Of New York To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

    Former Judge Hired By Archdiocese Of New York To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

    A former federal judge has been appointed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York to review its procedures and protocols for handling allegations of sexual abuse following a summer of scandals.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced on Thursday that Barbara Jones will serve as the church’s Special Counsel and Independent Reviewer. She has been tasked with undertaking “an exhaustive study ...

  6. Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos Released Of Fights That Led To Assault Charges For Two Firefighters In Westchester

    Videos have been released of fights which left several people injured this past summer and resulted in criminal charges for a pair of firefighters in Westchester.The first video was taken inside Rory Dolan’s Restaurant and Bar on McLean Avenue at approximately 2 a.m. on June 11. The video shows the firefighters - later identified as Lt. Christopher Mitchell and firefighter Bogdin ...

  7. Ex-Cuomo Aide From Hudson Valley Sentenced For Taking $300K In Bribes

    Ex-Cuomo Aide From Hudson Valley Sentenced For Taking $300K In Bribes

    A former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who lives in Northern Westchester and was convicted of accepting $300,000 in bribes from an energy company and developer has been sentenced.Joseph Percoco, a South Salem resident, was sentenced to six years in prison in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon.The 49-year-old Percoco has been ordered to surrender himself into ...

  8. Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    More than two dozen motorists were busted by New York State Police troopers recently as law enforcement agencies in the Hudson Valley continue a nationwide crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving.Among the local motorists charged include: Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Sept. 15, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Luis V. Barreto Angamarca, 26, of Peekskill, for DWI. He was ...

  9. Seen Her? Woman Wanted Following Incident In Hudson Valley

    Seen Her? Woman Wanted Following Incident In Hudson Valley

    Have you seen her?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a woman wanted by the Village of Ossining Court dating back to her 2006 arrest for attempting to smuggle drugs into the Sing Sing Correctional Facility.Viera is wanted on charges that include the introduction of contraband to prisoners, bail jumping and unlawful possession ...

  10. FBI Holding Information Session For Those Interested In Becoming Special Agents

    FBI Holding Information Session For Those Interested In Becoming Special Agents

    Think you have what it takes to be a special agent in the FBI? The FBI in New York is recruiting interested parties from all backgrounds to join the organization as a special agent.Representatives from the FBI will be on hand from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 in Marillac Hall at St. John’s University on Utopia Parkway in Queens. The free information session will cover all ...

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