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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. Jazz Trade Up To Draft Basketball Star From Greenwich

    Jazz Trade Up To Draft Basketball Star From Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- A basketball star born in Greenwich was one of the stars of the show at Thursday night’s NBA Draft.Donovan Mitchell Jr., who grew up in Elmsford, was drafted in the lottery on Thursday, picked by the Utah Jazz 13th overall, who moved up in a big trade to select him.The Jazz traded third-year forward Trey Lyles and the 24th overall pick for the rights to Mitchell, who ...

  2. Greenwich Native Could Be Lottery Pick In NBA Draft

    Greenwich Native Could Be Lottery Pick In NBA Draft

    GREENWICH, Conn. — A basketball standout who is a Greenwich native and who starred for Rick Pitino at Louisville last year may be a lottery selection in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, possibly as a target for the New York Knicks.Donovan Mitchell Jr., who was born in Greenwich and grew up in Elmsford, has been a popular name for teams picking in the first half of the first round of the ...

  3. Teen Dies After Falling Through Roof Of Abandoned Hospital In Port Chester

    Teen Dies After Falling Through Roof Of Abandoned Hospital In Port Chester

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — Police are investigating after a 14-year-old boy died from injuries he suffered on Tuesday night after falling through the roof of an abandoned hospital in Port Chester. The teen fell down an elevator shaft at the former United Hospital building, plunging several stories, police said. The name of the boy has not yet been released.Port Chester Mayor Richard ...

  4. Congress Invites Former Westport Resident Comey To Testify On Trump

    Congress Invites Former Westport Resident Comey To Testify On Trump

    Former FBI Director and former Westport resident James Comey has been invited to testify before Congress about notes from one-on-one meetings with President Donald Trump before he was fired.U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, House Oversight Committee chairman, asked Comey to testify before a public session at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 24.Chaffetz has also set a deadline for the same date, May 24, ...

  5. Metro-North Riders Experiencing Afternoon Delays On New Haven Line

    Metro-North Riders Experiencing Afternoon Delays On New Haven Line

    This story has been updated.Metro-North customers traveling on the New Haven Line in the vicinity of the Port Chester station are experiencing delays Monday afternoon during their commute.On Monday afternoon, the MTA announced that New Haven Line was experiencing delays of 15 to 20 minutes following reported police activity. Metro-North Railroad‏ said there was only a single track in ...

  6. Reward Offered In Search For Fatal I-95 Hit-Run Suspect

    Reward Offered In Search For Fatal I-95 Hit-Run Suspect

    The New York State Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest and potential conviction of a driver that took the life of a tow-truck operator working on I-95 on Thursday morning.Shortly before 7 a.m. on Thursday, 32-year-old tow-truck driver Salvator Brescia was tending to a disabled vehicle in the northbound lane on I-95 near exit 18B ...

  7. Times Square New Year's Eve Security Ramped Up After Federal Terror Warning

    Times Square New Year's Eve Security Ramped Up After Federal Terror Warning

    In advance of New Year’s Eve, the New York Police Department, FBI and Homeland Security have issued a joint security bulletin warning for those planning to attend the celebration in Times Square.Earlier this week, the agencies released the bulletin, that noted, while there is “no information to indicate a specific credible threat” associated with the Times Square celebration, those in ...

  8. Train Strikes Person Near Metro-North Station In Scarsdale

    Train Strikes Person Near Metro-North Station In Scarsdale

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. — A person was hit by an non-service Metro-North train on the Harlem Line early Tuesday at the Scarsdale station, the railroad confirmed. Shortly after 4:30 a.m., a person was struck by the train at the Scarsdale Metro-North train station, prompting 10- to 15-minute delays that lasted several hours. According to Metro-North officials, southbound trains were running near ...

  9. Seniors Take To The Sea As Interns At SoundWaters In Stamford

    Seniors Take To The Sea As Interns At SoundWaters In Stamford

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A pair of Scarsdale seniors are going to get their feet wet during their last few weeks in high school after being chosen to serve as interns for SoundWaters in Stamford.Scarsdale High School seniors Scottie Kerridge and Sarah Saxena will spend five weeks at SoundWaters’ Coastal Education Center, forgoing their final few weeks of classes to work in a real-world ...

  10. Thanksgiving Travelers Urged To Exercise Caution Amid Terror Threats

    Thanksgiving Travelers Urged To Exercise Caution Amid Terror Threats

    Families gearing up to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday are being warned to exercise caution in the wake of multiple terrorist attacks and threats in recent weeks.Just days before Thanksgiving, the U.S. State Department issued a Worldwide Travel Alert for American citizens regarding the possible risks due to the increase in recent threats from Middle Eastern terrorist units. ...

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