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Zak Failla

Content Producer 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.

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Accused Queens Drug Dealer Charged In Fentanyl Overdose Death

    Accused Queens Drug Dealer Charged In Fentanyl Overdose Death

    A drug distributer from Queens is facing charges for allegedly selling the fentanyl that led to the fatal drug overdose of a 29-year-old woman.A grand jury has returned an indictment charging Jeanluc Joiles, 36, and Jaime Rosario, Jr., with participating in a conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine, and Rosario is charged with possessing firearms in connection with ...

  2. Westchester Convict Sentenced For Assaulting Two Men With Bat

    Westchester Convict Sentenced For Assaulting Two Men With Bat

    A Westchester convict will spend a decade in prison after being found guilty by a jury of attempting to assault two men with a bat last year.Robert Johnson, 33, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty by a Westchester County jury of two counts of attempted assault and one count of criminal possession of a weapon after he attacked two men with a bat in October.This week, Johnson was sentenced ...

  3. Long Island Man Faces DWI Charge After Crash In Hudson Valley

    Long Island Man Faces DWI Charge After Crash In Hudson Valley

     A Long Island man was charged with drinking and driving following a single-vehicle crash, state police said.Early on Monday, Nov. 11, troopers from Poughkeepsie stopped Farmingdale resident Richard Tortoso, 27, on the Taconic State Parkway in LaGrange in Dutchess County when he was involved in a single-vehicle crash.During the investigation into the crash, troopers determined that ...

  4. Poultry Products Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens

    Poultry Products Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens

    Nearly 2,000 pounds of raw chicken products are being recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens on the label.Creative Food Processing, based out of Santa Clara, California, is recalling approximately 1,941 pounds of poultry products that may contain wheat, which was not listed on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) ...

  5. Scam Warning: New Alert Issued For Unsolicited Apple Phishing Calls

    Scam Warning: New Alert Issued For Unsolicited Apple Phishing Calls

    Police agencies are issuing warnings of a new Apple scam targeting iPhone users.An alert has been issued cautioning that users have been receiving phone calls from fraudsters who make the call from a spoofed number that comes across the screen as “Apple.” According to police, you’re told that your account has been compromised or some other issue exists with your iPhone, laptop or other ...

  6. Area Donut Shop Named Best In State

    Area Donut Shop Named Best In State

    A Hudson Valley donut shop ranked as among the tops in the country, according to a newly released report.Glazed Over Donuts in Beacon was ranked as New York’s best doughnuts by Insider.com, which ranked each state’s top stops for the pastries throughout the country. At Glazed Over Donuts, in Beacon, each doughnut comes with a glaze, topping, and drizzle. You can combine a number of ...

  7. Man Wanted For Criminal Contempt, Aggravated Harassment

    Man Wanted For Criminal Contempt, Aggravated Harassment

    A Hudson Valley man who violated an order of protection is wanted by New York State Police.Joseph Pasqualina, 24, is wanted by New York State Police and the Town of Hyde Park Justice Court on charges that include criminal contempt and aggravated harassment following multiple incidents in Dutchess County.Pasqualina, of Hyde Park, was arrested in 2016 following a complaint from a ...

  8. Long Island Man Charged With DWI In Upstate Stop

    Long Island Man Charged With DWI In Upstate Stop

    A Long Island man was busted for alleged impaired driving during an upstate stop as part of a Halloween crackdown on drunk drivers.Between Thursday, Oct. 31, and Sunday, Nov. 3, local, county and state police agencies in upstate New York teamed to increase DWI checkpoints and saturation patrols. Among those to be busted for allegedly driving while impaired was 60-year-old Islip resident ...

  9. Metro-North May Raise Parking Fees At Some Stations

    Metro-North May Raise Parking Fees At Some Stations

    Parking may be getting a bit costlier for Metro-North riders.The MTA is reviewing a proposal to increase fees at 25 station parking facilities that are controlled by the railroad. It would impact riders east of the Hudson River, including the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines.Permit holders for 16-hour parking would pay an average of $42.75 annually, approximately 12 cents a day. ...

  10. Incident Involving Parrot At Long Island Pet Shop Proves To Be Non-Criminal, Police Say

    Incident Involving Parrot At Long Island Pet Shop Proves To Be Non-Criminal, Police Say

    The curious case of a missing parrot from a Long Island pet store turned out to be a misunderstandingPolice in Suffolk County issued an alert on Thursday, Nov. 14, as Suffolk County Police Third Precinct Crime Section officers attempted to identify and locate a man who allegedly stole a Quaker parrot from B.T.J's Jungle on Sunrise Highway in West Islip on Monday, Nov. 11.Initially, ...

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