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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. Bridgeport Man Sentenced For Distributing Oxycodone

    Bridgeport Man Sentenced For Distributing Oxycodone

    A drug dealer distributing oxycodone in Fairfield County is heading to prison after pleading guilty last year.Jordan Rodofsky, 57, of Bridgeport, was sentenced to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, oxycodone.According to U.S. Attorney John Durham, between May ...

  2. Man Admits To Sexually Assaulting A Child In Westchester For More Than A Year

    Man Admits To Sexually Assaulting A Child In Westchester For More Than A Year

    A 22-year-old man has admitted to sexually assaulting a young child over the course of more than a year, the Westchester District Attorney’s Office announced.With his trial set to begin immediately, New Rochelle resident Jonathan Augustin-Miranda pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child, specifically to the charge of course of sexual conduct against a child.According to Westchester ...

  3. 2020 Could Be Year Pot Becomes Legal In Connecticut, Some Lawmakers Say

    2020 Could Be Year Pot Becomes Legal In Connecticut, Some Lawmakers Say

    2020 may be a green year in Connecticut, as lawmakers push to legalize recreational marijuana.With pot becoming legal in an increasing number of states across the country, Connecticut reportedly may be next in line as the stigma surrounding marijuana consumption continues to change.According to a CT Insider report, lawmakers Martin Looney and Joe Aresimowicz are confident that the drug ...

  4. NY DMV To Hire More Workers, Increase Hours Amid Long Lines After Green Light Law Takes Effect

    NY DMV To Hire More Workers, Increase Hours Amid Long Lines After Green Light Law Takes Effect

    To accommodate growing lines and exorbitant wait times at New York DMV locations created by the new Green Light Law, hundreds of new workers are being employed, and hours are being extended throughout the state.The Green Light Law, which was signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year, went into effect in December, allowing more than 80,000 people statewide to receive a legal New ...

  5. Recall Issued For Frozen Burrito Products

    Recall Issued For Frozen Burrito Products

    A recall has been issued for hundreds of pounds of frozen burrito products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.Culinary International, LLC, announced it is recalling approximately 626 pounds of egg burrito products labeled as chicken burrito products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) ...

  6. Stratford Man Admits To Killing Niece

    Stratford Man Admits To Killing Niece

    Days before his trial was set to begin, a Fairfield County man will spend time behind bars after admitting to fatally shooting his niece.Michael “Buddha” Catchings, 23, pleaded guilty on Monday, Jan. 13 to first-degree manslaughter with a firearm and first-degree assault as his murder trial was set to begin.When he is sentenced on Friday, March 13, Catchings will face up to 25 years in ...

  7. Suspect In Custody After Woman Found Fatally Stabbed In Westchester, Police Say

    Suspect In Custody After Woman Found Fatally Stabbed In Westchester, Police Say

    A suspect is in custody following a police investigation into the fatal stabbing of a woman in Westchester, police said.The body of a woman in her 60s was found at approximately noon in a residence on Beaumont Circle in Yonkers at approximately noon on Monday, Jan. 13, police said. A suspect has since been taken into custody for questioning.According to police, no charges have been ...

  8. Long Island Inmate Convicted Of Sexual Abuse Faces New Charges, Sheriff Says

    Long Island Inmate Convicted Of Sexual Abuse Faces New Charges, Sheriff Says

    An inmate at the Yaphank Correctional Facility is facing new charges for allegedly violating the terms of his sentencing, the Sheriff’s Office announced.Suffolk County Sheriff deputies transported 27-year-old Drew Fuller - who has no known address - at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, was rearrested for an active arrest warrant that was issued for criminal possession of stolen ...

  9. Police Refute Speculation About Human Trafficking At Danbury Fair Mall

    Police Refute Speculation About Human Trafficking At Danbury Fair Mall

    Police are refuting rumors of human trafficking incidents at a popular area mall.There have been multiple postings on social media alleging that there was a human trafficking problem at the Danbury Fair Mall, Danbury Police Det. Lt. Mark Williams said. The posts reportedly falsely allege that the incidents of human trafficking have been confirmed by both the Danbury Police and mall ...

  10. Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Man

    Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Man

    Have you seen him?Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a wanted Long Island man who was busted on a drug charge in April last year.An alert has been issued for 21-year-old Adrisio Bonifacio, who is wanted by the Nassau County Police Department after being arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. ...

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