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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.

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  1. COVID-19: Here's New Rundown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here's New Rundown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    Five months to the day that Westchester saw its first positive COVID-19 case, the county has now administered more than 400,000 tests for the virus, with less than 10 percent coming back positive.During his weekly COVID-19 press briefing on Monday, Aug. 3, Westchester County Executive George Latimer said that the county has now administered 400,499 COVID-19 tests, with 36,014 (9 ...

  2. COVID-19: Here's New Rundown Of Putnam County Cases By Town

    COVID-19: Here's New Rundown Of Putnam County Cases By Town

    There were no newly reported COVID-19 deaths reported in Putnam according to the latest data provided by the county’s Department of Health.There have now been 26,754 COVID tests administered in Putnam County, which have resulted in 1,626 positive cases, 54 percent of which were in men. There have been 63 COVID deaths in Putnam since the outbreak began five months ago.The county is ...

  3. Goose Found With Explosive Device Attached To It On Long Island

    Goose Found With Explosive Device Attached To It On Long Island

    A goose and its flock nearly came to an explosive end after it was found in a Long Island park with a firework duct-taped to its chest.Authorities responded to Silver Lake Park in Baldwin on Friday, July 31, where there was a goose with an explosive device attacked, threatening it and its entire flock.According to the goose’s rescuers, the firework’s fuse was lit, but in the ...

  4. COVID-19: Parents Are Ultimate Decision Makers On Sending Kids Back To School, Cuomo Says

    COVID-19: Parents Are Ultimate Decision Makers On Sending Kids Back To School, Cuomo Says

    Parents will have the ultimate say in determining whether or not children return to the classroom in the fall, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.During a COVID-19 briefing in New York City, Cuomo said that parents are the ultimate decision-makers who will determine whether or not to send their children to school, depending on districts’ reopening plans.“We’re going to make a ...

  5. Man, Woman Shot Inside Car In Bridgeport

    Man, Woman Shot Inside Car In Bridgeport

    Two people sitting inside a vehicle near a busy Fairfield County intersection were shot multiple times and hospitalized, police said.The Bridgeport Police Department received reports of shots fired on Saturday, Aug. 1, first on Kossuth Street, then on Maple Street shortly after 11:30 p.m.Police said that officers responded to the area, where they found a man and woman with gunshot ...

  6. Duo Charged With Assaulting Officers Responding To Report Of Long Island Domestic Incident

    Duo Charged With Assaulting Officers Responding To Report Of Long Island Domestic Incident

    A police officer was hospitalized attempting to intervene during a domestic dispute on Long Island.Officers from the Nassau County Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance at 10:50 p.m. on Renison Road in Westbury on Saturday, Aug. 1. Upon arrival, police said that the officers were met by a Renison Road resident, Mario Yulan, who was on the front lawn and immediately ...

  7. Five Long Island Store Clerks Charged With Selling Alcohol To Minor

    Five Long Island Store Clerks Charged With Selling Alcohol To Minor

    Five store clerks on Long Island are facing charges for selling booze to minors during an underage drinking detail conducted by Nassau County PoliceOn Thursday, July 30, Nassau County Police officers targeted local businesses for selling alcohol to minors using an underage agent leading to citations being issued to employees at five Long Island locations.Those charged are:Hua Yang, 60, ...

  8. Woman Dies In Apparent Long Island Drowning

    Woman Dies In Apparent Long Island Drowning

    A woman swimming off a Long Island shore died of an apparent drowning after suffering an episode, police said.The Nassau County Police Department received a report at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 of a man and woman on a boat in need of assistance in Centre Island near Montecito Road.According to police, while swimming in the water, the woman became distressed and required ...

  9. Man Suffers Medical Episode While Jet Skiing On Long Island, Police Say

    Man Suffers Medical Episode While Jet Skiing On Long Island, Police Say

    All hands were on deck to help rescue a jet skier who suffered a medical episode and was found in the water near a North Shore beach on Long Island.The 38-year-old man from Queens suffered a medical episode while jet skiing in Sands Point at approximately 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2 when he was found face down in the water by a witness.Due to the location of the medical episode north of ...

  10. Beware Of ID Theft, Unemployment Scams, Westchester DA Warns

    Beware Of ID Theft, Unemployment Scams, Westchester DA Warns

    There has been an uptick in opportunistic fraudsters attempting unemployment benefit and identity theft scams in Westchester since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic plagued the region.The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office issued an alert warning of a surge in scams since the COVID-19 outbreak began in mid-March.According to District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., ...

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