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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 Missing Teenager In Westchester

    Alert Issued For Missing Teenager In Westchester

    The New Rochelle Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager who hasn’t been seen since Thursday, Oct. 10.An alert has been issued for Trinity Abraham, 15, who is also known as “Jasmine,” who has been missing for nearly a week.Police described Abraham as a 5-foot-4 African American weighing approximately 148 pounds with brown hair and black hair ...

  2. Fairfield County Football Player Nominated For 'Heart Of A Giant' Award

    Fairfield County Football Player Nominated For 'Heart Of A Giant' Award

    Despite a rash of injuries, a Fairfield County high school football player has shown he has “The Heart of a Giant.” St. Joseph High School student-athlete Christopher Kiley has been nominated for the prestigious award, which is sponsored in part through the New York Giants. After tearing his meniscus in two spots, which meant more physical therapy and less football, Kiley beat his ...

  3. 12 Ex-Students From Westchester-Based NY School For The Deaf Sue Over Sex Abuse, Report Says

    12 Ex-Students From Westchester-Based NY School For The Deaf Sue Over Sex Abuse, Report Says

    A dozen women who attended the New York School of the Deaf in Westchester decades ago are alleging sexual abuse by a man who supervised their dorm.The 12 filed a lawsuit on Wednesday morning, Oct. 16 in New York State Supreme Court in Westchester County, according to The New York Times.It is alleged that Joseph Casucci, a member of the supervisory staff of the school, also called ...

  4. Man Wanted For Making Unauthorized Withdrawals From Long Island Bank

    Man Wanted For Making Unauthorized Withdrawals From Long Island Bank

    An alert has been issued for a wanted man who allegedly made unauthorized withdrawals from a Long Island bank over the summer.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police are attempting to locate a man who made withdrawals at Chase Bank on Old Country Road in Riverhead on Thursday, Aug. 29.In surveillance photos from the bank, the African American suspect can be seen wearing ...

  5. Man, Woman Wanted For Stealing From Long Island Walmart

    Man, Woman Wanted For Stealing From Long Island Walmart

    Know them? Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Sixth Precinct Crime Section investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the two people who stole clothing from a Middle Island store.An alert was issued for a man and woman who entered Walmart on Middle Country Road at 8:22 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. The pair proceeded to steal assorted clothing items ...

  6. Spitting Incident Not Racially Motivated, School Principal Says

    Spitting Incident Not Racially Motivated, School Principal Says

    A group of students in a Fairfield County school were thrown out of the Smithsonian’s African American History Museum in Washington, D.C. after a white student spit on a black visitor.A student from the Shelton Intermediate School reportedly spit over a balcony during a visit on Friday, Oct. 11, hitting an African American visitor below. The incident is not believed to be racially ...

  7. Bridgeport Man Who Distributed Heroin To Overdose Victim Sentenced

    Bridgeport Man Who Distributed Heroin To Overdose Victim Sentenced

    A Fairfield County man will spend years behind bars after being busted selling heroin to undercover officers.Bridgeport resident Talvin Hinton, 43, was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release after pleading guilty to distributing heroin in the area, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced. The sentence stems from a statewide initiative targeting ...

  8. Long Island Bloods Gang Members Accused Of Gun-Running

    Long Island Bloods Gang Members Accused Of Gun-Running

    Fourteen alleged gang members and associates of the Bloods gang on Long Island have been arrested and charged as part of a 127-count indictment for their roles in a gun-running scheme that spanned across the East Coast.A yearlong investigation into the gang led to the seizure of 73 illegal weapons that were trafficked into Suffolk County through an “Iron Pipeline,” with most of the ...

  9. Alert Issued For Suspects Caught On Camera Stealing Cell Phones In Westchester

    Alert Issued For Suspects Caught On Camera Stealing Cell Phones In Westchester

    Know them? The New Rochelle Police Department issued an alert for a pair of suspects who allegedly stole several cell phones from the Sprint store on Main Street.Police said that the two men, who were caught on camera wearing hooded sweatshirts inside the store, allegedly entered the Sprint store with scissors, cut the security cords securing four phones to their displays and then fled ...

  10. Eatery Named One Of Best In North America Opening Area Restaurant

    Eatery Named One Of Best In North America Opening Area Restaurant

    A famed New York City restaurant is making its way north to the Hudson Valley.PARM, which was named one of the 101 best places to eat in North America by Newsweek, announced that it will be opening a new location in the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. It will be the restaurant’s first foray out of Manhattan.The restaurant is expected to open on Sunday, Dec. 1. PARM will set up shop in ...

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