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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. Virginia Man Killed Victim In Fiery Home Before Barricading Himself After Crash: Sheriff

    Virginia Man Killed Victim In Fiery Home Before Barricading Himself After Crash: Sheriff

    A firebug in Virginia is facing a host of charges after a house fire led to a homicide investigation where a suspect attempted to barricade himself away from law enforcement before fleeing, according to the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office.Spotsylvania resident John Christopher Brown, 37, was arrested following an investigation into a house fire where a man was found dead inside the ...

  2. Potential Arsonist Apprehended In Boonsboro After Pouring Gas, Threatening Family: Officials

    Potential Arsonist Apprehended In Boonsboro After Pouring Gas, Threatening Family: Officials

    A family dispute nearly got extremely heated in Maryland, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.Boonsboro resident Bruce Lovins, 52, is facing charges after allegedly pouring gasoline in the living room of his home and threatening his family, officials said.Shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, officials said that deputy state fire marshals were called to the 300 block of ...

  3. Sexual Abuse Suspect Sought After Attack In Northeast: Police

    Sexual Abuse Suspect Sought After Attack In Northeast: Police

    Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are looking for leads as they investigate an early morning sexual assault in Northeast.Members of the department's Sexual Assault Unit are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect who is wanted for first-degree sexual abuse and burglary for an incident that happened on Saturday, Aug. 6.At approximately 7:15 ...

  4. Man Charged In Connection To 2005 Armed Sexual Abuse Incident: Metropolitan Police

    Man Charged In Connection To 2005 Armed Sexual Abuse Incident: Metropolitan Police

    A lengthy investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a minor who was threatened with a handgun in Southeast in 2005 led to the arrest of a 41-year-old man who is facing charges in DC Superior Court, authorities announced.Marquette Johnson, who has no fixed address, was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 4 following a nearly two-decade-long investigation into alleged sexual abuse dating ...

  5. Alert Issued For Missing 10-Year-Old Girl In Baltimore Known To Be With Older Sister

    Alert Issued For Missing 10-Year-Old Girl In Baltimore Known To Be With Older Sister

    Seen her? Police in Maryland has issued an alert as they look to locate a missing 10-year-old girl who was reported missing by friends and family.Khloe Turner was last seen at approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, in the 1200 block of Church Street, according to the Baltimore Police Department.Turner was described as being 5-foot-1 and weighing approximately 75 pounds. No other ...

  6. Man, Teen Hospitalized In Separate Baltimore Shootings In Seven-Hour Span: Police

    Man, Teen Hospitalized In Separate Baltimore Shootings In Seven-Hour Span: Police

    A pair of shootings that hospitalized a 34-year-old man and teenager in Baltimore in a short span of time is under investigation.Shortly before 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, officers from the Baltimore Police Department responded to reports of gunshots fired in the area of the 2800 block of Fenwick Avenue.Upon arrival, officers found a 34-year-old man who suffered multiple gunshot wounds. ...

  7. Not Lovin' It: Two Charged With McDonald's Robberies In DMV Area

    Not Lovin' It: Two Charged With McDonald's Robberies In DMV Area

    Two men have been arrested after a string of armed robberies at fast food joints throughout the DMV area, police in Maryland announced.Upper Marlboro residents Zachary Kinnell, 21, and Brian Elzey, 20, were apprehended and charged by police in Montgomery County after an armed robbery at McDonald’s in the 2700 block of University Boulevard West in Kensington.The initial investigation ...

  8. Police Apprehend Man Wanted For Hate Crime At Anne Arundel Church

    Police Apprehend Man Wanted For Hate Crime At Anne Arundel Church

    Concerned citizens helped police in Maryland locate and apprehend a man wanted for a hate crime at an Anne Arundel County church. Donald Eugene Hood, Jr., 66, was arrested by members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5 in the area of Annapolis Road and Burns Crossing Road in Gambrills after there was a citizen complaint. Hood was ...

  9. Thousands In Maryland Without Power Days After Severe Storms

    Thousands In Maryland Without Power Days After Severe Storms

    Nearly 7,000 Maryland customers are still in the dark days after storms rolled through the region, sending power lines flying and downing trees across the state.Baltimore Gas and Electric crews have been working for nearly two days to make repairs and restore power to more than 50,000 customers, though as of 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, the utility company was still reporting ...

  10. Man Who Made Threats Against Fauci, Other Feds Sentenced In Maryland

    Man Who Made Threats Against Fauci, Other Feds Sentenced In Maryland

    The man who admitted to making threats toward Dr. Anthony Fauci, his family, and other federal officials will spend years behind bars after being sentenced to federal prison time in Maryland.West Virginia resident Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., 57, was sentenced to 37 months in prison by US District Judge Paula Xinis for making threats against a federal official, specifically for sending ...

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