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Zak Failla

Senior Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Equal parts Lois Lane, J. Jonah Jameson and Vicki Vale, Zak! has traveled from coast-to-coast covering small and big town community news in both in print and online for nearly a decade since his graduation from the award-winning Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in 2010.

Before settling into the Hudson Valley, Zak! previously spent time in the New York Daily News newsroom and worked for hyperlocal digital news outlets on Long Island. He wrote sports for The Ithacan and The Ithaca Journal before taking his talents to the Pacific Northwest, where he served as the sports editor at the Shoshone News-Press until heading back east to work with Daily Voice.

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  1. CFO Of CT-Based Company Admits To Embezzling $433K

    CFO Of CT-Based Company Admits To Embezzling $433K

    A former Chief Financial Officer in Connecticut admitted to embezzling nearly $500,000 from his company through a scheme to steal funds from his employer, federal authorities announced.Hartford County resident David McManus, age 56, of Granby, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to fraud and tax offenses stemming from his embezzlement of funds from his former company.US Attorney ...

  2. Man Busted For DWI With BAC Triple The Legal Limit On I-87 In New Paltz

    Man Busted For DWI With BAC Triple The Legal Limit On I-87 In New Paltz

    A one-car crash on I-87 in the region led to the arrest of a 43-year-old man who was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol concentration more than triple the legal limit, state police said.In Ulster County, troopers responded to a stretch of I-87 in Newburgh after there was a reported crash on the side of the road at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. According to police, upon ...

  3. Man Busted With Gun After Domestic Incident In New Rochelle

    Man Busted With Gun After Domestic Incident In New Rochelle

    A late-night investigation into a domestic incident in Westchester led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man who was found in possession of an illegal, loaded weapon, police said.In New Rochelle, officers stopped a vehicle on South Division Street shortly before 1 a.m. on Thursday, May 12 during an investigation into a possible domestic incident in progress.New Rochelle Police Capt. J ...

  4. Greenville Man Nabbed For Burglary, Cocaine Possession, Police Say

    Greenville Man Nabbed For Burglary, Cocaine Possession, Police Say

    An investigation by state police into an armed assault in the Capital District led to the arrest of a 40-year-old man who was busted with crack cocaine and an illegal weapon, authorities announced.New York State Police troopers in Greene County were called to investigate a reported assault at a Catskill hotel involving suspects who allegedly assaulted a man.According to police, at ...

  5. Months-Long Lane Closures Scheduled On Southern State Parkway In Oyster Bay, Hempstead

    Months-Long Lane Closures Scheduled On Southern State Parkway In Oyster Bay, Hempstead

    There will be months-long lane closures on the Southern State Parkway on Long Island as contracting crews continue working on a pavement resurfacing project.The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising that there will be upcoming closures on weeknights on the parkway between Exit 32 (State Route 110) and Exit 27 (Wantagh State Parkway) in the Towns of Oyster Bay ...

  6. Man Charged With DUI After Crash In Fairfield County

    Man Charged With DUI After Crash In Fairfield County

    A Fairfield County man was taken into custody for an alleged DUI after being involved in a one-car crash, police announced.In Darien, police served an active arrest warrant for Wilton resident Michael Sackstein, age 32, on Sunday, May 8, stemming from an incident in April. The crash was reported shortly before midnight on Tuesday, April 5 on Mansfield Avenue.Police said that on the ...

  7. CT Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin

    CT Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin

    A Connecticut man will spend more than two years in prison after being sentenced for distributing heroin, federal officials announced.New Haven County resident Adam Mines, age 38, of Naugatuck, has been sentenced to 33 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty in December 2021 to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin.US Attorney Vanessa ...

  8. Improved Public Access Announced For Hempstead State Park

    Improved Public Access Announced For Hempstead State Park

    Some improvements have been completed at one of Long Island’s most popular parks. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of a near $4 million improvement project at the Hempstead Lake State Park to enhance public access to the park and lake, which represents the largest body of freshwater in Nassau County.The project includes the creation of nearly five miles of trails that ...

  9. Patchogue Man Admits To Sexually Abusing Children At Wife's Unlicensed Day Care Center

    Patchogue Man Admits To Sexually Abusing Children At Wife's Unlicensed Day Care Center

    A Long Island man will face decades in prison after admitting to sexually abusing multiple children who were in the care of his wife’s unlicensed day care center, the District Attorney’s Office announced.Patchogue resident Angel Tacuri, age 53, pleaded guilty on Friday, May 13 to multiple counts of sexually abusing eight children enrolled in his wife’s center between 2010 and 2015.As ...

  10. Local, State Authorities Investigating Shooting Of Mother Bear In Fairfield County

    Local, State Authorities Investigating Shooting Of Mother Bear In Fairfield County

    Law enforcement authorities in Connecticut are investigating the fatal shooting of a mother bear in Fairfield County who left behind two cubs.The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and local police in Newtown are investigating after the bear was found shot and killed on Thursday, May 12.According to Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal, he and DEEP are ...

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