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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. Former Employee Admits To Making 40 Charges In NY/CT With Credit Cards Stolen From Customers

    Former Employee Admits To Making 40 Charges In NY/CT With Credit Cards Stolen From Customers

    A convicted felon with a rap sheet dating back to the 1980s will spend more time behind bars after admitting to credit card fraud, identity theft and a host of other charges.Steven Finkler, 55, of New Haven, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport district court to one count of access device fraud, one count of wire fraud, and two counts of aggravated identity theft.U.S. Attorney John Durham said ...

  2. Vote Now: New Poll Says Most Think New Bail Reform Laws Are Bad For NY - What Do You Think?

    Vote Now: New Poll Says Most Think New Bail Reform Laws Are Bad For NY - What Do You Think?

    New Yorkers have turned against the new bail reform laws that ended cash bail for all misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenders in New York, according to a new poll.As of Wednesday, Jan. 1, thousands of inmates throughout the state were put back on the streets due to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bail reform legislation, which marked the end of cash bail for misdemeanor and ...

  3. Alert Issued For Wanted Area Man

    Alert Issued For Wanted Area Man

    A man busted with fentanyl and heroin during a routine traffic stop in the area is wanted by New York State Police.An alert has been issued by State Police in Sullivan County for Matthew Husted, 28, of Loch Sheldrake, who was arrested for drug possession during a traffic stop last year in Fallsburg.According to police, Husted was a passenger in a car that was pulled over by State Police ...

  4. CT Police Sergeant Under Investigation For Sending Inappropriate Texts To Teen

    CT Police Sergeant Under Investigation For Sending Inappropriate Texts To Teen

    A high-ranking police official in Connecticut is in hot water after being accused of allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to an underage girl.According to police, a complaint has been filed against Coventry Police Sgt. Michael Hicks, who has been accused of sending the inappropriate messages in 2012 and 2013, the department confirmed. The girl is now an adult and no criminal ...

  5. Stamford Man Charged With DWI Had BAC Twice Limit, Police Say

    Stamford Man Charged With DWI Had BAC Twice Limit, Police Say

    A late-night traffic stop on the New York State Thruway led to the arrest of a Fairfield County man who was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit, State Police said.New York State Police troopers stopped Stamford resident Edens Joseph, 38, at approximately 1:20 a.m. on I-287 in Rye, when he allegedly committed a vehicle and traffic violation.During ...

  6. New Supermarket Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester

    New Supermarket Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester

    A busy Westchester city has a new supermarket. With the Stop & Shop location set to close on Main Street in New Roc City at the end of the month, a new supermarket has just debuted in New Rochelle.New Rochelle Farms opened its doors for the first time on Friday, Jan. 17, bringing new, fresh, produce and a host of other items inside its 10,000-square-foot space for shoppers in ...

  7. Duo Wanted For Violent Long Island Gas Station Robbery

    Duo Wanted For Violent Long Island Gas Station Robbery

    Recognize them? Police investigators on Long Island are attempting to track down two men who allegedly assaulted and robbed a man outside an area gas station.An alert was issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers for two men who are wanted for allegedly robbing a man outside a Bellport gas station.According to police, two men punched a gas station attendant working at U.S. Petroleum on ...

  8. Police Deem Incident At Long Island McDonald's A Hoax

    Police Deem Incident At Long Island McDonald's A Hoax

    A potential kidnapping and assault investigation on Long Island was a hoax, police said.Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department issued an alert on Thursday, Jan. 23, as they sought the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who was wanted in connection to an assault and possible kidnapping in Hempstead.Police said that shortly after 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, a man ...

  9. Ex-Met Wally Backman Found Not Guilty Of Assaulting Then-Girlfriend On Long Island

    Ex-Met Wally Backman Found Not Guilty Of Assaulting Then-Girlfriend On Long Island

    Former New York Met favorite Wally Backman was found not guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend during a domestic incident on Long Island, a judge ruled.Backman, a former second baseman for the Mets and manager of the Long Island Ducks, was found not guilty of fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment for an incident in Riverhead last year.The not guilty ruling came ...

  10. 6-Year-Old Bridgeport Boy Dies Suddenly

    6-Year-Old Bridgeport Boy Dies Suddenly

    A 6-year-old boy died suddenly.Christian David-Devon Johnson, of Bridgeport, died in his sleep while staying at his grandfather’s Hamden home, the boy’s family said.Johnson died at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 16. The cause of death has not been determined by the Medical Examiner. Following the child’s death, his family set up a campaign, “Christian’s Credo,” in his memory. ...

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