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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. 'Speaking Of Fraud': Cuomo Attacks Reporter After Question About $400K Donation

    'Speaking Of Fraud': Cuomo Attacks Reporter After Question About $400K Donation

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lashed out at a reporter who brought up an ongoing federal investigation into a Hudson Valley healthcare company that received millions in grants after donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign.Orange County-based Crystal Run Healthcare, which received $25.4 million in taxpayer money after doctors and administrators gave more than $400,000 in ...

  2. New Poughkeepsie Sewage Discharge Could Affect Public Areas

    New Poughkeepsie Sewage Discharge Could Affect Public Areas

    The latest batch of storms to hit the Hudson Valley have led to raw sewage being discharged into the Hudson River in the area for the fifth time in less than a week.The Poughkeepsie Water Control Plant issued its latest alert on Wednesday, when an undisclosed amount of untreated waste was spilled into the Hudson River near Rinaldi Boulevard.The intermittent discharges were first ...

  3. New Rankings: These Hudson Valley High Schools Among Best In State

    New Rankings: These Hudson Valley High Schools Among Best In State

    Related story: These Hudson Valley School Districts Among Best In StateIt’s no secret that the Hudson Valley is home to some of the nation’s finest schoolsBut which high schools in New York are at the top the list?On Wednesday, Niche released its 2019 rankings, which are “based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the ...

  4. Orange County Sewage Discharge Could Impact Public Areas

    Orange County Sewage Discharge Could Impact Public Areas

    Thousands of gallons of raw sewage was discharged into the Hudson River on Wednesday morning, amid poor weather conditions in Newburgh.The Newburgh Water Department issued an alert at approximately 10 a.m. on Wednesday, cautioning that over a 24-hour stretch, an estimated 5,000 gallons of untreated waste was dumped into the Hudson River near Renwick Street each minute.Officials said ...

  5. Thousands Of Gallons Of Raw Sewage Discharged Into Hudson River In Dutchess

    Thousands Of Gallons Of Raw Sewage Discharged Into Hudson River In Dutchess

    Thousands of gallons of raw sewage were discharged into the Hudson River over the weekend as thunderstorms struck the area.The Poughkeepsie Water Control Plant issued an alert on Friday night, cautioning that over a four and a half hour span, more than 25,000 gallons of untreated waste was discharged into the Hudson River near Rinaldi Boulevard in Poughkeepsie.Officials said that “two ...

  6. Police Dish Out 73 Tickets In New I-684 Detail

    Police Dish Out 73 Tickets In New I-684 Detail

    Dozens of tickets were dished out by New York State Police troopers during a new special speed enforcement detail on I-684 in Westchester County this week.During the detail on Tuesday, July 24, troopers issued a total of 73 tickets during the morning commute on the I-684 corridor. According to police, these details will continue throughout the year as troopers make an effort to curtail ...

  7. Police Ask For Help In Investigation Of Fatal Hit-Run Involving Pedestrian In Hudson Valley

    Police Ask For Help In Investigation Of Fatal Hit-Run Involving Pedestrian In Hudson Valley

    New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to crack a four-year-old hit and run that killed an elderly Orange County man.The Orange County 911 Center received a call at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, for a pedestrian who had been struck by a car on County Route 1 before the driver fled the scene in Westtown.Police said that ...

  8. Woman Accused Of Bringing Loaded Gun To Area School Due In Court

    Woman Accused Of Bringing Loaded Gun To Area School Due In Court

    The former teacher’s aide who brought a gun into a Rockland County school is due to appear in court.Warwick resident Gillian Jeffords, a former teacher’s aide at the Jesse J. Kaplan School in West Nyack, is scheduled to appear in court in New City on Monday, after being charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a weapon earlier this year.Jeffords, 24, was arrested on March ...

  9. Three Dutchess Residents Charged With Driving While Impaired

    Three Dutchess Residents Charged With Driving While Impaired

    With local and state police agencies cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among nearly two dozen in the area who found themselves on the wrong side of the law.As part of the STOP-DWI crackdown, State Police troopers busted several motorists for driving while intoxicated as they attempt to stop motorists from drinking and driving in the ...

  10. Pregnant Woman Who Overdosed On Front Steps Of Church Rescued By Area Police Officer

    Pregnant Woman Who Overdosed On Front Steps Of Church Rescued By Area Police Officer

    Turns out, he saved two lives.A fast-acting police officer in Middletown who saved the life of a woman overdosing on the front steps of a local church got an unexpected surprise recently.That's when that same woman tracked him down and thanked him for saving her life - and the life of the unborn baby she didn’t know she was having.Earlier this month, a woman approached Officer Jim ...

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