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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. Specially Equipped $60K Handicapped Accessible Van Stolen From Area Home, Report Says

    Specially Equipped $60K Handicapped Accessible Van Stolen From Area Home, Report Says

    A Putnam County man with cerebral palsy is hoping to be reunited with his specially equipped, handicapped accessible van after it was stolen from his driveway in Brewster, according to ABC7.The van was stolen from their driveway in Brewster on Thursday, according to the report, throwing their daily routine into disarray, causing distress to both Ryan Gotto and his single mother, ...

  2. Veteran Police Officer In Hudson Valley Dies From 9/11 Related Illness

    Veteran Police Officer In Hudson Valley Dies From 9/11 Related Illness

    A longtime New Rochelle police officer has died as a result of a 9/11 related illness.New Rochelle Deputy Police Commissioner Robert Gazzola announced that on Thursday, Aug. 16, Police Officer Kathleen O’Connor, a 20-year veteran of the force, died following a “long and courageous battle."O’Connor began her career in New Rochelle in January 1998 and was most recently assigned as a ...

  3. Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Select oat cereals, granola and other food products may contain a pesticide that could cause cancer, according to a report released by the Environmental Working Group.Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer by scientists in California and the World Health Organization was found in 43 of 45 samples of oat products in an independent test commissioned by the organization.According to the ...

  4. New State Law Bans Children From Using Indoor Tanning Facilities Effective Immediately

    New State Law Bans Children From Using Indoor Tanning Facilities Effective Immediately

    Teenagers looking to get tan in New York are going to have to do it the old-fashioned way and lay out in the sun.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that he has signed legislation that will prohibit children under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning facilities, effective immediately."It is indisputable that tanning devices and UV exposure place users at the highest ...

  5. Hudson Valley Emergency Medical Workers Featured On New TV Series

    Hudson Valley Emergency Medical Workers Featured On New TV Series

    Paramedics in Westchester will take center stage when A&E Network premieres “Nightwatch Nation” on Thursday night.Producer Dick Wolf of "Law & Order" fame, has created his latest show, an expansion of the “Nightwatch” program, which will follow EMTs in four cities - including Yonkers - as they “risk their lives to work the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, ...

  6. Speeding Stop Results In DWI Charge For Pearl River Man

    Speeding Stop Results In DWI Charge For Pearl River Man

    A Rockland County motorist is facing a DWI and a drug charge after being stopped for speeding on Western Highway in Tappan.Members of the Orangetown Police Department stopped 31-year-old Pearl River resident Michael O’Keefe at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 1, when he was spotted by a patrol officer driving well above the posted speed limit in the area.Police said that during ...

  7. Nine From Orange County Charged With DWI In Weekend State Police Stops

    Nine From Orange County Charged With DWI In Weekend State Police Stops

    With law enforcement agencies in the area cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among more than two dozen who found themselves charged over the weekend.Among the locals charged include:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, State Police in Highland arrested Cynthia Esposito, 46, of Shenorock, for DWI. She was traveling on State Route ...

  8. Pair Stopped For Multiple Violations Nabbed With Cocaine, Pot In Newburgh

    Pair Stopped For Multiple Violations Nabbed With Cocaine, Pot In Newburgh

    A traffic stop on I-87 in the Hudson Valley led to drug charges for two Westchester men who were busted with cocaine and marijuana over the weekend.New York State Police troopers stopped Mount Vernon resident Andre Dasilva, 21, on I-87 in Newburgh shortly after 10:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, after he was spotted committing “multiple vehicle and traffic violations.” During the stop, ...

  9. Students From China Visit Rockland

    Students From China Visit Rockland

    Rockland received some special visitors recently as students from China visited County Executive Ed Day.Day welcomed students from China on Friday, Aug. 10 who are visiting the area from the Mei Han of Blue Sky Educational Services, which provides students with “an opportunity to experience American culture.”During their visit, the students took a tour of local government buildings, ...

  10. 'Band Of Brothers' Original Member From Hudson Valley Dies

    'Band Of Brothers' Original Member From Hudson Valley Dies

    One of the original “Band of Brothers” from the Hudson Valley who parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day has died at the age of 96.Philip Perugini, a Northern Westchester resident in Buchanan who formerly called Ossining home died on Thursday, Aug. 9. He was born on May 26, 1922, to Tomaso and Angiolina Perugini.When World War II began, Perugini enlisted in the United States Army and ...

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