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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 Shoplifter Caught After Police Chase In Greenwich

    Accused Shoplifter Caught After Police Chase In Greenwich

    A shoplifting suspect took police on a short chase after he was caught shoplifting in Fairfield County.Greenwich resident Charlee Rodriguez, 27, attempted to elude police after he was spotted stealing merchandise from an area store on Friday, Oct. 11, leading to his eventual arrest following a short pursuit.Officers chased Rodriguez until he entered I-95, at which point they halted the ...

  2. Multiple Bear Sightings Reported In Fairfield County

    Multiple Bear Sightings Reported In Fairfield County

    Bear sightings are on the rise in Fairfield County as the animals prepare for their pre-hibernation feeding frenzy with winter coming.Animal Control officials in Monroe reported that there were multiple sightings of presumably the same bear on Tuesday, Oct. 8, that had yellow ear tags on Route 111.The black bear was spotted multiple times in Monroe, last seen making its way toward the ...

  3. Shots Fired Into Parked Vehicles On Long Island

    Shots Fired Into Parked Vehicles On Long Island

    Shots were fired into two parked vehicles on Long Island, police said.Suffolk County Police detectives are investigating shots that were shot into a pair of vehicles in Huntington Station on Sunday, Oct. 13.Police said that two vehicles parked in a driveway on East 2nd Street between Fairground Avenue and Lenox Road were struck with bullets at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. The ...

  4. Nearly 50 Arrested, 10 Vehicles Towed In New Haven Drag Racing Crackdown

    Nearly 50 Arrested, 10 Vehicles Towed In New Haven Drag Racing Crackdown

    Police in Connecticut arrested nearly 50 people and towed 10 vehicles as they continue cracking down on drag racing.Officers from the New Haven Police Department arrested 48 people and towed the vehicles while targeting suspected drag racing locations on Saturday, Oct. 12. Investigators located specific vehicles to determine which areas to target.Police said that investigators spoke ...

  5. Video: Man Wanted For Breaking Into Long Island Restaurant

    Video: Man Wanted For Breaking Into Long Island Restaurant

    Recognize him? Police investigators from the Suffolk County Police Department are asking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a man who burglarized a restaurant last month.According to police, the suspect, who was caught on camera, pried open the window of Martin’s Coffee Cafe on West Hoffman Avenue in Lindenhurst at approximately 1:55 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.After ...

  6. Boxer From Long Island Fighting For His Life After Knockout

    Boxer From Long Island Fighting For His Life After Knockout

    A boxer from Long Island is in the fight of his life after being knocked out in a match at Wintrust Arena in Chicago over the weekend.Freeport’s Patrick Day, 27, remained in a coma early on Sunday, Oct. 14, after he had to undergo emergency brain surgery after being knocked out by Charles Conwell in a fight the night earlier.Day was knocked down twice in the fourth and eighth rounds ...

  7. Woman Wanted For Stealing Purse At Roosevelt Field Mall Store, Police Say

    Woman Wanted For Stealing Purse At Roosevelt Field Mall Store, Police Say

    A wanted woman was caught on camera stealing a purse that was left behind at a pretzel shop inside the Roosevelt Field Mall.Nassau County Police Detectives responded to the mall at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in East Garden City, where a woman reported that her purse had been stolen.According to police, the woman left her purse unattended at an Auntie Annie’s store, and ...

  8. Seen Him? CT Man Has Been Missing More Than A Week

    Seen Him? CT Man Has Been Missing More Than A Week

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a Connecticut man who has been missing for days.Peter Recchia, 59, was last seen on Thursday, Oct. 3, in the vicinity of Millers Pond State Park in Haddam, Middletown Police said. He was reportedly traveling south on Foot Hills Road and was wearing a short-sleeved blue shirt, jeans, a black belt and sneakers at the time he was ...

  9. Two New Mosquito Samples Test Positive For EEE Virus In Suffolk

    Two New Mosquito Samples Test Positive For EEE Virus In Suffolk

    Two more mosquito samples on Long Island have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis virus, the Suffolk County Health Department announced.Two samples of Culiseta melanura species collected on Tuesday, Oct. 1, tested positive of the virus, officials announced. No new samples tested positive for West Nile virus.To date, Suffolk County has reported 77 mosquito samples ...

  10. Hutchinson River Parkway Double-Lane Closure Scheduled

    Hutchinson River Parkway Double-Lane Closure Scheduled

    Motorists traveling on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Westchester next week can expect delays around the village of Scarsdale and the city of New Rochelle due to maintenance work.Double-lane closures have been announced on the Hutchinson River Parkway northbound between exit 21 Route 125) and exit 26W (I-287) beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 15.The closures are expected to occur between ...

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