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Zak Failla

Senior Reporter 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.

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  1. Overturned SUV Leads To Closure Of Busy Washington County Roadway

    Overturned SUV Leads To Closure Of Busy Washington County Roadway

    A busy Maryland roadway was closed in both directions late in the afternoon on Wednesday, July 6, when there was a reported multi-vehicle crash.First responders were dispatched to a stretch of Virginia Avenue near the I-70 bridge in Washington County, where there was a reported crash with at least one car that landed on its roof, officials said.The crash was reported near Halfway and ...

  2. Grand Jury Indicts Suspect For Smithsburgh Mass Workplace Shooting, Firing At Police

    Grand Jury Indicts Suspect For Smithsburgh Mass Workplace Shooting, Firing At Police

    A grand jury in Maryland has indicted West Virginia resident Joe Louis Esquivel following the fatal mass shooting at Columbia Machine, Inc. in Washington County last month.Esquivel, 23, is facing a total of 34 charges, according to WBALTV, after he opened fire at his workplace, killing three and critically injuring others.The charges Esquivel faces include multiple murder, attempted ...

  3. St. Mary's County Man Accused Of Violating Protection Order Three Times In Three Weeks

    St. Mary's County Man Accused Of Violating Protection Order Three Times In Three Weeks

    Three was the magic number for a repeat offender in Maryland who violated a court-issued order of protection three times in three weeks, authorities said.Lexington Park's Jonathan Jacob Resnick, 48, was back in police custody on Friday, July 1 after allegedly violating the protective order issued on behalf of his victim, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office announced.It is alleged ...

  4. Former Calvert County Sheriff's Deputy Sentenced For DUI In Police Car

    Former Calvert County Sheriff's Deputy Sentenced For DUI In Police Car

    A former Calvert County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced after admitting to drinking, driving, and crashing his patrol vehicle earlier this year, the state attorney's office announced.Jermaine Parvell Mason, 40, of Prince Frederick, pleaded guilty last month to driving while impaired by alcohol as a subsequent offender following a crash in January that left the other driver with ...

  5. Summer School Student In Charles County Set Off Fireworks Inside Building, Forcing Evacuation

    Summer School Student In Charles County Set Off Fireworks Inside Building, Forcing Evacuation

    Summer school was off with a bang in Maryland, literally.One student put on a belated Fourth of July show, setting off fireworks in the main lobby of an area high school, according to school officials.The Charles County Board of Education said that a student at Westlake High School attending the summer school program allegedly lit fireworks in the main lobby of the building early on ...

  6. Suspect At Large After Strong-Armed Robbery At St. Mary's County Dollar Store: Sheriff

    Suspect At Large After Strong-Armed Robbery At St. Mary's County Dollar Store: Sheriff

    Law enforcement agencies in Maryland are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating an armed robber who allegedly targeted a dollar store on the Fourth of July.The St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office released a surveillance photo of a suspect who is wanted in connection to a strong-armed robbery that happened at the Dollar General store on Great Mills Road in Lexington ...

  7. Victims Identified In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Maryland: State Police

    Victims Identified In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Maryland: State Police

    Police have released the names of two men - believed to be related - involved in an apparent murder-suicide in Maryland, authorities announced.Princess Anne residents Richard Cantrell III, 35, and Michael Jarman, 61, were pronounced dead inside their Somerset Country home in the 32000 block of West Post Office Road in Princess Anne at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, ...

  8. Alert Issued For Burglar Wanted In Calvert County

    Alert Issued For Burglar Wanted In Calvert County

    Recognize him? An alert was issued by law enforcement investigators in Maryland as they seek the public’s assistance in locating a wanted suspect who was involved in an alleged burglary.The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office released new mugshots of 43-year-old Dwayne Lee Sudduth, who was apprehended in 2012 for his role in a home burglary and for resisting arrest.Sudduth, who reportedly ...

  9. Biggest Loser: Every Maryland County Reported Weight Gain In Past Decade: New Study

    Biggest Loser: Every Maryland County Reported Weight Gain In Past Decade: New Study

    Maryland residents have been packing on the pounds in the past decade, but some counties have gained more weight than others, according to a newly released study.In the past 10 years, each of Maryland’s counties has seen levels of obesity rise, though the numbers vary, depending on the locations in the state. From Dorchester and Howard counties (1 percent more obese) to Charles County ...

  10. Nearly 100 Drivers Busted During Independence Day DUI Patrol In Maryland: State Police

    Nearly 100 Drivers Busted During Independence Day DUI Patrol In Maryland: State Police

    Nearly 100 allegedly drunk drivers were taken off Maryland roadways over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to a newly released report from state police.The Maryland State Police Department released its final tally from its Independence Day DUI Enforcement detail between Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4, which led to the arrest of 95 allegedly impaired drivers.During ...

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