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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. Police Investigate Pair Who Asked Nanuet HS Student To Get On Small White Bus

    Police Investigate Pair Who Asked Nanuet HS Student To Get On Small White Bus

    A pair in a school bus were investigated after approaching a high school student in Rockland County and asking her to get on the bus.A senior at Nanuet High School said that she was approached by a small white school bus with no markings at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, near the intersection of Somerset Drive and Middletown Road in Pearl River. Police said the incident ...

  2. Police Officer Charged In Use Of Force Incident Near Yale University

    Police Officer Charged In Use Of Force Incident Near Yale University

    A police officer has been arrested for his role in a shooting that happened in New Haven in April, police said.Hamden Police Officer Devin Eaton, 29, was charged with first-degree assault and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, State Police said. It is alleged that Eaton and Yale University officer Terrance Pollock opened fire on a vehicle being driven by Paul Witherspoon ...

  3. Feds Sue Orange County Horse Racing Training Center Over Violations

    Feds Sue Orange County Horse Racing Training Center Over Violations

    The federal government has levied charges against the owners of a Hudson Valley horse racing training center for allegedly violating the Federal Clean Water Act.It is alleged that from 2007 to 2017, the owners and operators of Mark Ford Stables in Wallkill destroyed existing federal wetlands and rerouted streams in the course of building a horse racing training center at both ...

  4. Brookfield Man, 22, Found Dead At Southern Connecticut State University

    Brookfield Man, 22, Found Dead At Southern Connecticut State University

    The body of a 22-year-old Fairfield County man was found dead on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.Brookfield resident Sean Gallo was found unresponsive in his vehicle that was parked in the West Campus Parking Garage at approximately 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, school officials said. Gallo was later pronounced dead. No foul play is expected in his ...

  5. Five Displaced After Fire Breaks Out At Small Apartment Building In Area

    Five Displaced After Fire Breaks Out At Small Apartment Building In Area

    Click here for an updated story: Police Officer Rescues Man Trapped On Roof During Home Fire In AreaFive people were displaced when a two-alarm fire broke out in a small apartment building that quickly spread to a neighboring building in Orange County.Fire crews responded to Farrington Street in Newburgh shortly before 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, when a fire was reported in the ...

  6. Man, Woman Wanted For Stealing From Long Island Walmart

    Man, Woman Wanted For Stealing From Long Island Walmart

    Know them? Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Sixth Precinct Crime Section investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the two people who stole clothing from a Middle Island store.An alert was issued for a man and woman who entered Walmart on Middle Country Road at 8:22 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. The pair proceeded to steal assorted clothing items ...

  7. Long Island Man Sentenced For Possession of Cocaine, Crack, Firearms

    Long Island Man Sentenced For Possession of Cocaine, Crack, Firearms

    A Long Island drug dealer will spend a decade in prison after being busted selling crack cocaine out of his home.Flanders resident Daniel Harris, 36, was sentenced in Central Islip federal court to 10 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and 28 grams of cocaine base, as well as possession of multiple firearms in furtherance of a drug ...

  8. 'Maybe He's Just A Dumb Blowhard': Conservative NY Radio Host Urges GOP To Dump Trump

    'Maybe He's Just A Dumb Blowhard': Conservative NY Radio Host Urges GOP To Dump Trump

    A popular conservative radio host has become the latest in the cacophony of voices calling on the GOP to dump President Donald Trump while also questioning if he “just a dumb blowhard.” Bob Lonsberry, a well-known radio personality of WHAM 1180 AM in Rochester, who had been an outspoken supporter of the much-maligned president at times, penned an online essay, citing “Trump fatigue” as ...

  9. Man Admits To Drug Trafficking In Area

    Man Admits To Drug Trafficking In Area

    An area man has admitted to his role in selling large amounts of crack cocaine in and around Ulster County.Ellenville resident Iqwan Mandiville, 26, who was arrested in March along with several others, has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute drugs.In pleading guilty, Mandiville admitted to selling drugs between May and December ...

  10. Serial Automobile Larceny Suspect Busted In Westchester

    Serial Automobile Larceny Suspect Busted In Westchester

    A man who allegedly has broken into multiple vehicles in Westchester was taken into police custody following an investigation that featured the use of social media and doorbell cameras throughout the city.In recent weeks, the Mount Vernon Police Department has noted an uptick in reports of thefts from vehicles, prompting an investigation, Mayor Andre Wallace said. In several videos ...

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