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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. Man Wanted For Scamming Victim Out Of $1.5K In Northern Westchester

    Man Wanted For Scamming Victim Out Of $1.5K In Northern Westchester

    New York State Police investigators in Northern Westchester are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a wanted man who stole $1,500 through a phony apartment scheme.Vincent Latella, 36, is wanted by State Police in Somers after being arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. He later failed to show up in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest by the Town ...

  2. Video: Wanted Suspect Threatens Long Island Store Clerk With Hunting Knife, Demands Cash

    Video: Wanted Suspect Threatens Long Island Store Clerk With Hunting Knife, Demands Cash

    A knife-wielding man in a mask threatened to kill a store clerk before robbing a Long Island tobacco shop last month.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police investigators are attempting to locate a man caught on camera at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 robbing the Venom Smoke Shop on Montauk Highway in Copiague.In the video, the man can be seen looking ...

  3. CT Financial Advisor, Securities Broker Admits Misappropriating Client Funds

    CT Financial Advisor, Securities Broker Admits Misappropriating Client Funds

    A Connecticut financial advisor and securities broker admitted to misappropriating $575,000 from investment clients during a seven-year scheme.Lester Burroughs, 60, of Torrington, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Bridgeport district court to one count of wire fraud while he was the owner of Burroughs Financial Group in Torrington.Between 2012 and November this year, Burroughs, who ...

  4. Here's When NYers Need To Have REAL ID To Take Domestic Flights

    Here's When NYers Need To Have REAL ID To Take Domestic Flights

    New Yorkers planning to take a domestic flight are going to have to “get real" within the next 10 months if they hope to board their plane.Beginning on Oct. 1, 2020, a standard New York State driver’s license won’t be enough to get on even a domestic flight, and although that is months away, the DMV is encouraging residents to get ahead of the game.There are now three different forms of ...

  5. Long Island Man Wanted For Possession Of Stolen Property

    Long Island Man Wanted For Possession Of Stolen Property

    Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man wanted for criminal possession of stolen property on Long Island.Police said that Sean John Aufiero, is wanted by the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau County Court after he was arrested and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He later failed to show up for ...

  6. Man Wanted For Giving Fake Name After Being Stopped By State Police

    Man Wanted For Giving Fake Name After Being Stopped By State Police

    Have you seen him? New York State Police investigators in Newburgh are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a wanted man who attempted to dupe troopers with a false name.An alert was issued on Wednesday regarding Ibrahima Barry, who is wanted on a bench warrant for false personation dating back to an incident in 2014.Police said that Barry was traveling on the New ...

  7. Ford Recalls Hundreds Of Thousands Of Pickup Trucks

    Ford Recalls Hundreds Of Thousands Of Pickup Trucks

    Nearly 262,000 heavy-duty Ford pickup trucks are being recalled nationwide due to faulty tailgates that can open unexpectedly.Ford Motor Co. announced that it is recalling F-250, F-350, and F-450 Super Duty pickup trucks that were produced between 2017 and 2019. Trucks subject to recall feature electric tailgate latch release switches in the tailgate handle. The National Highway Traffic ...

  8. Video: Woman Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Card At Long Island Store

    Video: Woman Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Card At Long Island Store

    Video footage has been released of a woman who allegedly used a stolen credit card at a liquor store on Long Island last night.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police investigators are attempting to locate a suspect who was caught on camera at Country Line Wine and Liquors on West Main Street in Farmingdale shortly after 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18. At the time, the ...

  9. More Than $103K Missing From Sandy Hook Victims Fund, State Audit Finds

    More Than $103K Missing From Sandy Hook Victims Fund, State Audit Finds

    An audit requested by the state legislature found that more than $100,000 was unaccounted for from the Sandy Hook Victims Fund.The Fund - which is earmarked to help first responders and teachers who were at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on the day a gunman killed 26 people seven years ago - was reportedly co-mingled with cash from other sources, rather than being kept in a ...

  10. Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Man

    Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Man

    The Nassau County Police Department has issued an alert for a wanted man arrested for trespassing last year.Josian Torres, 26, is wanted by Nassau County Police and the Nassau County Court after being arrested and charged with second-degree criminal trespassing for entering or remaining illegally in an area dwelling.Torres later failed to show up in court to respond to the charge and a ...

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