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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Ban On Texting, Walking Proposed By State Lawmaker

    Ban On Texting, Walking Proposed By State Lawmaker

    While texting and driving has been illegal for some time, a New York politician has a plan to curtail texting and walking.Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has introduced legislation that would amend the state’s current law to prohibit pedestrians from using devices while crossing the street, similar to laws that were put in place in California and Hawaii, which comes with a $100 fine.The ban ...

  2. Know It? Police In Rockland Seek Van Used To Steal BMW Rims

    Know It? Police In Rockland Seek Van Used To Steal BMW Rims

    Police have released surveillance photos of a van believed to have been used to steal BMW rims from a Rockland business.Ramapo PD detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Ford Ecoline van that was used at approximately 1 a.m. on April 16 to steal the rims from a business. Police said the suspect vehicle - which is believed to be a model from between 1991 to 2004 - ...

  3. I-84 Bridge Work Over Route 9W Starts

    I-84 Bridge Work Over Route 9W Starts

    Work is underway on an extensive, multi-million dollar project to rehabilitate the Interstate 84 bridge over Route 9W in Newburgh.The $14.7 million project will raise the height of the overpass from 14 to 16 feet at the interchange. The funding was awarded by the New York State Bridge Authority in late February.During construction - which is expected to last for nearly two years - will ...

  4. Biggest Danger On Roads Is Now Distracted Driving, AAA Says

    Biggest Danger On Roads Is Now Distracted Driving, AAA Says

    Distracted, not drunk, drugged or aggressive drivers are the biggest cause of concern for motorists, according to a survey conducted by AAA.According to a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety this week, distracted driving has reached the top of the list of growing dangers on local roadways, surpassing aggressive or impaired drivers.The study states that 88 percent of ...

  5. Narcan Used To Save Orange County Overdose Victim

    Narcan Used To Save Orange County Overdose Victim

    Some fast acting police officers in Orange County helped save the life of a Wallkill man who may have been suffering an early morning overdose.Police officers from the Wallkill Police Department and members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Cumberland Farms on East Main Street at 11:19 a.m. on Wednesday morning, where there was an emergency medical services ...

  6. Know Him? Alert Issued For Wanted Rockland Suspect

    Know Him? Alert Issued For Wanted Rockland Suspect

    Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man who failed to appear for court proceedings after being charged with violating Alcohol Beverage Control laws.The Ramapo Police Department issued an alert on Friday regarding Darrell Ridgeway, who is wanted on a charge of criminal nuisance after he allegedly violated the ABC law dating back to an incident in ...

  7. Man Charged With DWI In Route 9W Stop

    Man Charged With DWI In Route 9W Stop

    A Haverstraw man was among four busted for DWI overnight as State and local law enforcement agencies continue their concerted efforts to curtail intoxicated drivers in the Hudson Valley as part of a national crackdown.As part of the STOP-DWI crackdown, New York State Police troopers busted several motorists for driving while intoxicated on Wednesday night and Thursday morning as they ...

  8. Gas Prices Reach Highest Point In Nearly Three Years, AAA Reports

    Gas Prices Reach Highest Point In Nearly Three Years, AAA Reports

    There is no relief in sight for area motorists at the pump, as the national gas price average has hit its highest point since the summer of 2015, with prices now topping $3 an hour in much of the area.As of this week, national gas prices reached an average of $2.71 per gallon, four cents lower than the high of $2.67 from last year, and prices are only expected to keep rising, according ...

  9. Effort Underway To Save Lives On I-95

    Effort Underway To Save Lives On I-95

    Law enforcement agencies up and down the east coast are teaming to protect motorists on I-95 as part of the National Drive to Save Lives Campaign.State police agencies from 15 east coast states - including New York and Connecticut - are teaming in an effort to “keep one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates, I-95 safe and fatality-free" Friday, April 20 and Saturday, ...

  10. Motorist Caught With Cannabis Candies In Orange County Stop

    Motorist Caught With Cannabis Candies In Orange County Stop

    A 34-year-old man is facing multiple felony drug charges after being busted by state police with hundreds of grams of controlled cannabis during a routine traffic stop on I-87 in Orange County.New York State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop of West Belmar, N.J., resident Mark McNulty shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday night in Newburgh for an equipment violation. During the ...

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