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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. Man Riding Lawn Mower Suffers Injuries In Area Crash With Car

    Man Riding Lawn Mower Suffers Injuries In Area Crash With Car

    An incident involving an 89-year-old driver and a 21-year-old man on a riding lawnmower left both injured in Pearl River, police said.First responders from the Orangetown Police Department, Pearl River Ambulance Corps, and Rockland County Paramedics responded to a reported crash with injuries at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, near the intersection of Orangeburg Road and ...

  2. Burger Restaurant Replacing Northern Westchester Eatery

    Burger Restaurant Replacing Northern Westchester Eatery

    Westchester Burger Company is replacing its Mount Kisco location on North Bedford Road with a new version of the owner’s flagship Graziella’s and Blue restaurant at the same space.Co-owners Angelo DiFeo and Vincent Corso announced that Graziella’s North will be opening on Thursday, Nov. 14, replacing the former location of the Westchester Burger Company restaurant. Graziella’s was ...

  3. New Details, Photos Released In Case Of Missing Area Teacher

    New Details, Photos Released In Case Of Missing Area Teacher

    New details have emerged as police investigators in the Hudson Valley continue following up on hundreds of leads as they attempt to locate a missing 36-year-old woman.Jessica Lopez - also known as Yessica Lopez - was reported missing to the City of Newburgh Police Department on Sunday, Nov. 3, after she spent time with a friend at Chili’s in Newburgh, according to her family.Police said ...

  4. Police ID Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of 23-Year-Old At Area Restaurant

    Police ID Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of 23-Year-Old At Area Restaurant

    New York State Police investigators are attempting to locate a suspect implicated in the shooting death of a 23-year-old Orange County man earlier this month.State Police say that at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, Jamaad Murphy, 26, of Middletown, shot and killed Matthew Napoleoni, also of Middletown, outside of the Made in Puerto Rico Latin Cuisine and Sports Bar on Schutt ...

  5. Woman Is Second Suspect Nabbed In String Of Thefts At Long Island Supermarkets

    Woman Is Second Suspect Nabbed In String Of Thefts At Long Island Supermarkets

    A lengthy investigation into a string of larcenies targeting elderly women led to the arrest of a second suspect who allegedly stole purse and credit cards on Long Island, police said.On Friday, Aug. 9, the Nassau County Police Department announced that they had arrested Rockaway Beach resident Frank Rodriguez, 57, at his apartment following an investigation into five thefts in the ...

  6. Murder Trial For Fatal Shooting Of Westchester Man Scheduled

    Murder Trial For Fatal Shooting Of Westchester Man Scheduled

    The murder trial for three men implicated in the death of a college student from Westchester is set to begin next week.Jury selection for the trial for Tasjawn “Tay” White, 20, Pierre Mensah, 43, and Phillip Spearman, 54, who have been connected to the fatal shooting of Mount Vernon resident Donovan Brown, 24, in March last year, is expected to begin on Monday, Nov. 18.It is alleged ...

  7. Anguilla Court Seeks Arrest Warrant For Darien Man Accused Of Manslaughter Who Skips Court Date

    Anguilla Court Seeks Arrest Warrant For Darien Man Accused Of Manslaughter Who Skips Court Date

    Citing safety concerns, Scott Hapgood, the UBS trader from Fairfield County who is facing a manslaughter charge in the death of a hotel worker in Anguilla, failed to make his scheduled court appearance. Darien resident Gavin Hapgood, 44, a UBS financial adviser, was arrested for alleged manslaughter after the Royal Anguilla Police Force (RAPF) launched an investigation into the death of ...

  8. Westchester Man Arrested For DWAI After Officers Respond To Reported Overdose, Police Say

    Westchester Man Arrested For DWAI After Officers Respond To Reported Overdose, Police Say

    A driver in Westchester was arrested for alleged DWAI after officers responding to a reported overdose found him inside his car, police said.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department responded to a stretch of Garth Road at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, where there was a report of a man who appeared to be suffering from an alleged overdose by a passerby.According to ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Man Admits To Stabbing Gas Station Attendant In Robbery

    Man Admits To Stabbing Gas Station Attendant In Robbery

    A Connecticut man who stabbed a gas station employee in the back during a string of armed robberies pleaded guilty to a federal robbery charge.New Haven resident Vinson Singleton, Jr., 25, pleaded guilty in New Haven federal court to one count of Hobbs Act robbery. He will face up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 28 next year.According to U.S. Attorney John Durham, at ...

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