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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 Wanted Rockland Man

    Alert Issued For Wanted Rockland Man

    Have you seen him? An alert has been issued for a man wanted in Rockland County on an assault charge.Simon Brock, 28, is wanted by the Ramapo Police Department after being arrested and charged with third-degree assault int he Town of Ramapo. He later failed to appear for court proceedings and a warrant was issued for his arrest by the court.Anyone with information regarding Brock’s ...

  2. FCI Danbury Employee Sentenced For Smuggling Phones Into Prison

    FCI Danbury Employee Sentenced For Smuggling Phones Into Prison

    A former employee at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury will avoid time behind bars after being busted bringing phones inside the prison.Eric Williams, 38, of Danbury, was sentenced to two years of probation and must complete 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to providing contraband in prison over the summer.On July 9, 2017, Williams - who worked in the ...

  3. MS-13 Leaders Indicted On Racketeering, Narcotics, Firearms Charges

    MS-13 Leaders Indicted On Racketeering, Narcotics, Firearms Charges

    More leaders of the MS-13 street gang are facing charges for racketeering and drug trafficking across the country.An indictment that includes high-ranking members of the Governing “Table” of the gang, have been charged with racketeering conspiracy, narcotics distribution conspiracy, and weapons charges. The indictment out of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New ...

  4. Westchester Woman Admits To Fatal Stabbing Of Daughter's Father

    Westchester Woman Admits To Fatal Stabbing Of Daughter's Father

    A Westchester woman has admitted to fatally stabbing a man during a domestic dispute earlier this year.Yonkers resident Chanelle Franklin, 34, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing death of Khalif Kennedy in February. Franklin and Kennedy reportedly had a child together.On Feb. 2, Franklin stabbed Kennedy in her Caryl Avenue apartment, police said. Officers responded to a ...

  5. Accused Shoplifter Caught After Police Chase In Greenwich

    Accused Shoplifter Caught After Police Chase In Greenwich

    A shoplifting suspect took police on a short chase after he was caught shoplifting in Fairfield County.Greenwich resident Charlee Rodriguez, 27, attempted to elude police after he was spotted stealing merchandise from an area store on Friday, Oct. 11, leading to his eventual arrest following a short pursuit.Officers chased Rodriguez until he entered I-95, at which point they halted the ...

  6. Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder After Asbestos Found

    Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder After Asbestos Found

    Johnson & Johnson announced a voluntary recall of 33,000 bottles due to low levels of potential asbestos contamination.The recall, which is limited to lot #22318RB, were produced and shipped nationwide last year. It comes after the US Food and Drug Administration test that found levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination in samples from a bottle purchased online, according to the ...

  7. Westchester Man Accused Of Supplying Heroin, Fentanyl That Led To Fatal Overdoses

    Westchester Man Accused Of Supplying Heroin, Fentanyl That Led To Fatal Overdoses

    Nine suspects - including a man from Westchester - are facing charges for an alleged drug trafficking operation that led to fatal overdoses in Westchester and the Bronx. The charges are against nine alleged members of a criminal organization that trafficked in heroin and the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl in the Soundview section of the Bronx and in Westchester, according to U.S. ...

  8. Video: Tree Limb Crashes Onto Wires On Route 306 Amid Gusty Winds After Storm

    Video: Tree Limb Crashes Onto Wires On Route 306 Amid Gusty Winds After Storm

    Route 306 had to be temporarily closed in Ramapo during the wind storm when a tree limb crashed onto wires, sending sparks flying.On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Ramapo Police Department closed Route 306 between Viola Road and Fessler Drive while Orange and Rockland Utility crews made repairs to wires that were arching after a tree limb toppled them.The incident caused outages in the area for ...

  9. Katonah-Lewisboro School Board Could Be Close To Replacing Indians Mascot

    Katonah-Lewisboro School Board Could Be Close To Replacing Indians Mascot

    John Jay High School in Cross River may soon have a new mascot patrolling its sidelines as the Katonah-Lewisboro School Board grapples with what has been described as a “divisive symbol” by some school officials.At the most recent Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17, dozens showed up to debate the idea of replacing the district’s popular, but controversial, Indian ...

  10. Here's How Many Are Still Without Power In Westchester

    Here's How Many Are Still Without Power In Westchester

    Hundreds in Westchester are still without power following the recent rash of whipping winds and rains that felled power lines and downed trees in the area.As of 9:10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, Con Edison utility crews were still dealing with 16 reported outages, impacting 277 of their 348,198 customers. An additional seven outages were being reported by NYSEG customers.In New Rochelle 165 ...

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