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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. Know Her? Alert Issued For Wanted Rockland Woman

    Know Her? Alert Issued For Wanted Rockland Woman

    Do you know her? Investigators from the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted woman.Catherine Beltempo, whose last known address was in Tappan, is wanted on a family court warrant out of Rockland. She is known to frequent areas in Suffern and Wallkill, investigators noted. Police described Beltempo, 33, as a 5-foot-2 ...

  2. Warwick Woman Accused Of Bringing Loaded Gun To School Due In Court

    Warwick Woman Accused Of Bringing Loaded Gun To School Due In Court

    The former teacher’s aide who brought a gun into a Rockland County school is due to appear in court.Warwick resident Gillian Jeffords, a former teacher’s aide at the Jesse J. Kaplan School in West Nyack, is scheduled to appear in court in New City on Monday, after being charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a weapon earlier this year.Jeffords, 24, was arrested on March ...

  3. Middletown Motorist Blocking Exit Ramp Was Driving Impaired, Police Say

    Middletown Motorist Blocking Exit Ramp Was Driving Impaired, Police Say

    With local and state police agencies cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among nearly two dozen in the area who found themselves on the wrong side of the law.As part of the STOP-DWI crackdown, State Police troopers busted several motorists for driving while intoxicated as they attempt to stop motorists from drinking and driving in the ...

  4. Pregnant Woman Who OD'd In Front Of Church Rescued By Middletown PD Officer

    Pregnant Woman Who OD'd In Front Of Church Rescued By Middletown PD Officer

    Turns out, he saved two lives.A fast-acting police officer in Middletown who saved the life of a woman overdosing on the front steps of a local church got an unexpected surprise recently.That's when that same woman tracked him down and thanked him for saving her life - and the life of the unborn baby she didn’t know she was having.Earlier this month, a woman approached Officer Jim ...

  5. Sandy Hook Parents Ask Facebook For Protection From Conspiracy Group Claims

    Sandy Hook Parents Ask Facebook For Protection From Conspiracy Group Claims

    The parents of one of the children slain in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are calling out Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for making his platform “a safe haven for hate.”Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, the parents of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, one of the 20 victims in the shooting, wrote an open letter lambasting Zuckerberg, who grew up in Westchester County.In ...

  6. Middletown Man Caught After Stealing Port Jervis Elks Lodge ATM, Police Say

    Middletown Man Caught After Stealing Port Jervis Elks Lodge ATM, Police Say

    An ATM with nearly $2,000 in cash inside was stolen from an Orange County Elks Lodge, state police said.New York State Police investigators received a report early on Monday, July 17 of a burglary at the Port Jervis Elks Lodge in Deerpark. Police said that an ATM with nearly $1,800 inside was taken from the building. The machine was soon found in Wallkill, with all the cash removed.An ...

  7. Alert Issued For Scam Phone Call Targeting Elderly Residents

    Alert Issued For Scam Phone Call Targeting Elderly Residents

    Several police departments in the area are warning residents to be wary of a telephone scam first reported a couple of years ago that is now once again making the rounds.Officials said that several elder residents have recently received calls from opportunistic scammers stating that their grandchild had been involved in a motor vehicle crash in New York City and needs money to avoid ...

  8. Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Sentenced To Prison In Bribery, Money Laundering Retrial

    Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Sentenced To Prison In Bribery, Money Laundering Retrial

    Former New York State Assembly Speaker Shelton Silver is heading to prison after being found guilty of corruption charges for the second time.Silver, 74, was sentenced to seven years in prison a federal jury decided he used his position to obtain nearly $4 million in bribes in exchange for his official acts. He was also found guilty of obtaining another $1 million through a money ...

  9. Man Accused Of Videotaping Woman Changing Clothes At Palisades Center

    Man Accused Of Videotaping Woman Changing Clothes At Palisades Center

    Do you know him?Law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to identify a man who tried to take a cell phone video of a woman in a changing room at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack.The Clarkstown Police Department released surveillance photos of the suspect, who allegedly held a cellphone under the changing room door at Target on Tuesday, July ...

  10. Homicide Investigation Launched After Woman's Body Found In Area

    Homicide Investigation Launched After Woman's Body Found In Area

    Click here for an updated story: Suspect Charged, Victim ID'd In Murder Of Woman In WestchesterA homicide investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was found lying in the driveway of the former Armory building on Main Street in New Rochelle.Detectives from the department’s General Investigations and Forensic Units are currently on scene investigating the incident. The body ...

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