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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. One Of 10 Crashes Caused By Drowsy Drivers, Study Finds

    One Of 10 Crashes Caused By Drowsy Drivers, Study Finds

    A recently released research study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has revealed that drowsiness is one of the most prevalent causes that lead to crashes.“The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate,” ...

  2. Local Actor, Activists Rally At Trial Of Ex-Cuomo Aide Over CPV Power Plant

    Local Actor, Activists Rally At Trial Of Ex-Cuomo Aide Over CPV Power Plant

    A group of activists, including actor James Cromwell, rallied outside the courthouse where Westchester resident and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo top aide Joseph Percoco’s corruption trial continues.Last year, Percoco, a South Salem resident, was indicted on corruption charges that allege he accepted more than $300,000 in bribes to benefit Competitive Power Ventures, an energy company that ...

  3. Separate Serious Crashes Occur In Ramapo Amid Icy Conditions

    Separate Serious Crashes Occur In Ramapo Amid Icy Conditions

    First responders had a busy morning busy morning battling icy roadways in Rockland, dealing with a pair of incidents that saw cars and trucks skittering off the road.Although highway crews were out in force on Wednesday morning tending to the icy and slippery roads, the Ramapo Police Department and other first responders were dealing with a crash in Sloatsburg when a Sanitation truck ...

  4. Exxon Gas Station Armed Robbery Tops Haverstraw Police Calls

    Exxon Gas Station Armed Robbery Tops Haverstraw Police Calls

    A police investigation in Haverstraw led to the apprehension of a man who allegedly robbed an Exxon gas station with a firearm. The armed robbery took place at approximately 6 a.m. at the Exxon gas station on Route 9W in Haverstraw, when the suspect - later identified as Stony Point resident David Molina, 30 - wielded a weapon and robbed the location. The investigation led to the arrest ...

  5. Seen Him? Area Fraud Suspect At Large

    Seen Him? Area Fraud Suspect At Large

    Investigators with the New York State Police in Orange County are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a man who is wanted after being busted with more than two dozen fraudulent credit cards.An alert was issued for 26-year-old Fernando Pile, Jr., who is wanted on charges that include unlawful possession of a skimmer device, second-degree forgery and possession of a forged ...

  6. Investigation Leads To Takedown Of Orange County Drug Distribution Ring

    Investigation Leads To Takedown Of Orange County Drug Distribution Ring

    More than a dozen alleged Hudson Valley gang members and an alleged drug supplier from New Jersey are facing prison time after a major narcotics distribution ring was broken up as part of “Operation Yellow Brick Road.”New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a 172-count indictment charging 16 members of the “600 Gang” operating in the Hudson Valley, who were allegedly ...

  7. Rockland Resident Among 28 Nabbed For DWI Over Weekend

    Rockland Resident Among 28 Nabbed For DWI Over Weekend

    More than a dozen Hudson Valley motorists were among 28 busted by New York State Police troopers this week for drinking and driving on local roadways.State and local law enforcement agencies have made a concerted effort to curtail impaired drivers in the Hudson Valley as part of a drinking and driving crackdown throughout the state.The drivers arrested include:Saturday, Feb. 10: ...

  8. ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train In Hudson Valley

    ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train In Hudson Valley

    Officials have released the identity of the 60-year-old Westchester man who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Westchester on Monday afternoon.The MTA investigation into the fatal strike of Jeffery Cooney of Bronxville,  the unauthorized man who was on the tracks of the Fleetwood station concluded, a Metro-North spokesperson said on Tuesday morning.Shortly after 1:15 p.m. on ...

  9. Police: Woman Made 7-Year-Old Stay Outside During Storm In Hudson Valley

    Police: Woman Made 7-Year-Old Stay Outside During Storm In Hudson Valley

    A Hudson Valley woman was taken into police custody after allegedly punishing a 7-year-old girl by making her stand outside in the rain with no shoes during the weekend storm, police said.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to a Denise Court residence in Pleasant Valley on Saturday, Feb. 10, where there were reports of a domestic disturbance involving the 7-year-old and ...

  10. Designated Driver Charged With DWI In Route 45 Stop

    Designated Driver Charged With DWI In Route 45 Stop

    A Rockland County man who was supposed to be acting as a designated driver was busted for DWI by police in Ramapo during an early morning stop on Route 45. A Ramapo Police Department officer on patrol at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday morning spotted a driver - whose name was not released pending processing - driving erratically on Route 45.During the subsequent traffic stop, the driver ...

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