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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. ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    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 ...

  2. Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North TrainMTA Police are investigating a fatal train strike at a Metro-North station in Westchester involving an unauthorized man who was on the tracks Monday afternoon.Shortly after 1:15 p.m., the 12:47 p.m. Harlem Line train from Grand Central Terminal that was due in Southeast at 2:16 p.m. struck the man at ...

  3. Fairfield Health Officials: Be A 'Kung Flu Fighter' As Fatal Cases Rise

    Fairfield Health Officials: Be A 'Kung Flu Fighter' As Fatal Cases Rise

    As the country continues to battle one of the worst flu seasons in recorded history, the Fairfield Health Department is urging local residents to get vaccinated for the flu to help curb the spreading of the virus.The Fairfield Health Department announced that it will be participating in a statewide Flu Vaccination Day, urging all residents to get a flu shot and be a “Kung Flu Fighter.” ...

  4. Westchester Man Busted For Second DWI In Past Decade

    Westchester Man Busted For Second DWI In Past Decade

    A Westchester man is facing a felony charge after receiving his second DWI in the past decade following an early morning stop in Croton-on-Hudson.New York State Police troopers on patrol at approximately 3:40 a.m. on Friday morning stopped a 2017 Dodge Challenger driven by Cortlandt resident Christopher Johnson, 42, after he committed a vehicle and traffic law violation on Route ...

  5. Gas Prices Rise For Sixth Straight Week

    Gas Prices Rise For Sixth Straight Week

    There is no relief in sight for drivers’ wallets at the pump, as gas prices continue to rise week-to-week as the price of crude oil fluctuates overseas.For the sixth straight week, gas prices have risen, up to an average of $2.61 per gallon, up from $2.49 a month ago and $2.26 a year ago. The average rose three cents since last week.According to a AAA New York spokesman, the price has ...

  6. Massive $29.4M Recall Issued By Harley-Davidson Because Brakes May Not Work

    Massive $29.4M Recall Issued By Harley-Davidson Because Brakes May Not Work

    Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 250,000 motorcycles that could cost the company upwards of $30 million after discovering a deficiency in its brakes that could cause them to fail.The voluntary recall includes more than two dozen bike models that were produced between 2008 and 2011 with anti-lock brakes. The international recall includes 251,000 motorcycles, with an estimated ...

  7. Assault Rifles, Bump Stock Discovered In Tristate Area Police Bust

    Assault Rifles, Bump Stock Discovered In Tristate Area Police Bust

    A two-week long investigation by state police led to the arrest of a man in possession of an arsenal of automatic weapons, marijuana and hallucinogens.New York State Police troopers executed a search warrant at a residence in Wawayanda that led to the recovery of a cache of illegal weapons and ammunition that allegedly belong to 39-year-old Middletown resident Norwell Therien.Police ...

  8. Gas Prices Rise For Sixth Straight Week

    Gas Prices Rise For Sixth Straight Week

    There is no relief in sight for drivers’ wallets at the pump, as gas prices continue to rise week-to-week as the price of crude oil fluctuates overseas.For the sixth straight week, gas prices have risen, up to an average of $2.61 per gallon, up from $2.49 a month ago and $2.26 a year ago. The average rose three cents since last week.According to a AAA New York spokesman, the price has ...

  9. First Responders Rescue New Canaan Man Who Fell In Icy Pond To Save Dog

    First Responders Rescue New Canaan Man Who Fell In Icy Pond To Save Dog

    Fast thinking first responders in New Caanan helped rescue a man on Thursday afternoon after he slipped through ice on a pond attempting to rescue his dog, which had fallen in too.The New Canaan Police Department received an emergency call shortly before 1:45 p.m. on Thursday from a resident on Dan’s Highway, who advised that the man had fallen through the icy pond, which was located on ...

  10. Fairfield Residents Warned Of Calls Seeking Donations For Police K-9 Unit

    Fairfield Residents Warned Of Calls Seeking Donations For Police K-9 Unit

    Police in Fairfield are warning homeowners to be on high alert after several local residents reported that they had been contacted by a group of fraudsters soliciting funding for the police department’s popular K-9 Unit.Several residents have complained recently, claiming that a group unaffiliated with the department has made the rounds, collecting funds to outfit the unit with ...

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