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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. Suspect Nabbed After Trying To Break Into Long Island Gun Shop, Police Say

    Suspect Nabbed After Trying To Break Into Long Island Gun Shop, Police Say

    A man was arrested after attempting to break into a Long Island gun shop by throwing a brick through a glass door before being caught by a witness and attempting to flee, police said.Officers from the Nassau County Police Department’s First Squad were called to the Coliseum Gun Traders store on the Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, where there ...

  2. COVID-19: New Report Projects How Long It Will Take NYC Tourism To Return To Pre-Pandemic Level

    COVID-19: New Report Projects How Long It Will Take NYC Tourism To Return To Pre-Pandemic Level

    It could be years until tourism fully recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.In a report from NYC & Company released on Monday, Nov. 16, due to a lack of international tourists expected back in the Big Apple for some time due to the pandemic, as well as domestic travel restrictions, the city may not return to its 2019 pre-pandemic level before ...

  3. Westchester Mayor, Comptroller At Odds Over City Finances, Lack Of Transparency

    Westchester Mayor, Comptroller At Odds Over City Finances, Lack Of Transparency

    Drastic cuts could be coming to one of Westchester’s largest cities as the Mayor butts heads with the City Comptroller.Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and the City Council recently held a joint press conference regarding Comptroller Deborah Reynolds and her “lack of transparency, accountability, and professionalism,” that has left the city at a financial crossroads.According ...

  4. Wrong-Way DWI Driver Turns Himself In Following Summertime Hudson Valley Head-On Crash

    Wrong-Way DWI Driver Turns Himself In Following Summertime Hudson Valley Head-On Crash

    A 21-year-old driver from Westchester who was allegedly drunk and high when he lost control and was involved in a wrong-way crash over the summer in Ulster County has turned himself in to police.Shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, officers from the Saugerties Police Department responded to a stretch of Route 32 near the area of the New York State Thruway southbound toll entrance, ...

  5. Six Million GM Vehicles Recalled To Replace Airbags

    Six Million GM Vehicles Recalled To Replace Airbags

    General Motors is recalling millions more vehicles due to defective Takata-built airbag inflators.For more than a year, automakers have been recalling vehicles that were installed with defective airbags, which could potentially explode, causing injuries to the driver or passengers.According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Takata used ammonium nitrate ...

  6. Ex-Long Island Medical Supplier Sentenced For Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud

    Ex-Long Island Medical Supplier Sentenced For Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud

    A former member of the “Most Wanted List” who fled to Haiti for more than a decade will spend years in prison and has been ordered to pay millions of dollars after admitting to his role in a health care fraud scheme on Long Island.Etienne Allonce, the former co-owner of Medical Solutions Management in Hicksville, was sentenced to 36 months in prison after he pleaded guilty in federal ...

  7. Man Sentenced To Life For Ordering Shooting Witness To Be Killed In Westchester

    Man Sentenced To Life For Ordering Shooting Witness To Be Killed In Westchester

    A leader of the G-Shine Bloods gang in Westchester with previous felony convictions received the maximum sentence for ordering a shooting witness be killed outside an area bar.Mount Vernon resident Jason Garcia was sentenced as a persistent felony offender to 20 years to life in state prison for a shooting outside the Garden Bar in Mount Vernon in 2016 and later conspiring to murder an ...

  8. COVID-19: Cuomo Wins An Emmy For Daily Briefings During Pandemic

    COVID-19: Cuomo Wins An Emmy For Daily Briefings During Pandemic

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo captivated the state, country, and apparently the world with his daily COVID-19 press briefings, and will receive an International Emmy for his efforts.The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which sports members from more than 60 countries and 500 companies, announced that it will be presenting an Emmy to Cuomo on Monday, Nov. 23 in a ...

  9. Recall Issued For Romaine Lettuce Due To E. Coli Risk

    Recall Issued For Romaine Lettuce Due To E. Coli Risk

    The FDA announced that Dole is recalling a vegetable product shipped across the country that could potentially be contaminated with E. coli. Dole is recalling a number of cases of organic romaine hearts that were sold in packs of three with “Harvested-On” dates of “10-23-20" and “10-26-20," and Wild Harvest Organic Romaine Hearts, with “Harvested-On” dates of “10-23-20” and “10-26-20.” ...

  10. NYPD Sergeant, Personal Trainer Indicted For Roles In Long Island Shooting

    NYPD Sergeant, Personal Trainer Indicted For Roles In Long Island Shooting

    An NYPD sergeant and personal trainer from Long Island are both facing charges following a trespassing incident that led to the latter suffering a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.It is alleged that in the early hours of Oct. 25 last year, Point Lookout resident Patrick Catania, 30, was trespassing at the Seaford home of Justin Ellis, 35, an NYPD sergeant, while Ellis’ wife and ...

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