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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. Alert Issued For Man Wanted For Murder In Area

    Alert Issued For Man Wanted For Murder In Area

    New York State Police investigators are attempting to locate a suspect implicated in the shooting death of a 23-year-old Hudson Valley man last year. State Police say that at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 last year, Jamaad Murphy, 26, of Middletown, shot and killed Matthew Napoleoni, also of Middletown, outside of the Made in Puerto Rico Latin Cuisine and Sports Bar on ...

  2. Westchester Man Sentenced On Weapons Charges For Defaced Handgun

    Westchester Man Sentenced On Weapons Charges For Defaced Handgun

    A Westchester man will spend time in prison after being found guilty by a jury of possessing an illegal weapon.Richard Johnson, 37, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty on Monday, Dec. 2, following a jury trial in Westchester County Court on multiple felony weapons charges.Johnson was found guilty of one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and two counts of third-degree ...

  3. Man Who Admitted Killing Family, Dog Faced Fraud Probe In Connecticut

    Man Who Admitted Killing Family, Dog Faced Fraud Probe In Connecticut

    The 44-year-old father of three from Connecticut accused of killing his wife, children and family dog in Florida was reportedly being accused by federal investigators for insurance fraud over the span of several years. Anthony Todt, of Colchester, Connecticut, reportedly confessed to killing his family in Celebration, Florida, last month after being taken into custody by Osceola ...

  4. Alert Issued For Man Wanted For Violent Assault In Area

    Alert Issued For Man Wanted For Violent Assault In Area

    Know him? Police investigators in Rockland County issued an alert for a wanted man who was arrested and charged with a host of crimes.Phil Lupinski, 24, is wanted by the Ramapo Police Department and in the Village of Airmont for multiple warrants that have been issued for his arrest.Lupinski was arrested and charged with strangulation, assault, obstruction of breathing, harassment, and ...

  5. Suspect Nabbed In June Area Armed Robbery

    Suspect Nabbed In June Area Armed Robbery

    New York State Police investigators tracked down an armed robbery suspect who allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of cash from his victim in the area.Jean Ysabel-Guerro, 30, of the Bronx, was arrested by state police for an Orange County robbery on June 20 last year in Kiryas Joel. The suspect was caught on camera, laughing an extensive investigation into the robbery.According to ...

  6. Duo Nabbed In BMW After Stealing Envelope From Mailbox Of Long Island Home, Police Say

    Duo Nabbed In BMW After Stealing Envelope From Mailbox Of Long Island Home, Police Say

    A Long Island resident followed an alleged mail thief for miles until New York State Police troopers could track the suspects down on the Southern State Parkway.According to state police, at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, a Good Samaritan in Bethpage spotted an occupant of a BMW taking an envelope from a mailbox at a neighbor’s home.The neighbor proceeded to follow the BMW ...

  7. Two Influenza-Related Pediatric Deaths Reported On Long Island With Cases On The Rise

    Two Influenza-Related Pediatric Deaths Reported On Long Island With Cases On The Rise

    Cases of the flu are on the rise throughout New York State, with flu season ramping up throughout the country.Statewide, during the week ending on Saturday, Jan. 11, cases of the flu have risen by 10 percent over the previous week, with 11,051 cases reported by New Yorkers. Of those cases, 1,837 were hospitalized and there have been two influenza-related pediatric deaths reported this ...

  8. Six New Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Connecticut

    Six New Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Connecticut

    With the worst of flu season still to come, Connecticut saw a spike in flu-related deaths statewide last week, bringing the total to 13 for the season.According to the Department of Health, the flu is currently “widespread” statewide, with a total of 643 influenza-related hospitalizations reported since the beginning of the flu season. As of Saturday, Jan. 11, there has been a total of ...

  9. New Supermarket Opens In Westchester

    New Supermarket Opens In Westchester

    When one door closes, another one opens. ... Even when it comes to automatic supermarket doors.With the Stop & Shop supermarket set to close 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. Two Women, Man Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Cards To Spend Thousands At Long Island Store

    Two Women, Man Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Cards To Spend Thousands At Long Island Store

    Thousands of dollars were charged on multiple stolen credit cards that were used by two women and a man at several Long Island stores, police said.Suffolk County Police detectives and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspects, who used stolen credit cards during a shopping spree in the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station in ...

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