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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. Anguilla Court Seeks Arrest Warrant For Darien Man Accused Of Manslaughter Who Skips Court Date

    Anguilla Court Seeks Arrest Warrant For Darien Man Accused Of Manslaughter Who Skips Court Date

    Citing safety concerns, Scott Hapgood, the UBS trader from Fairfield County who is facing a manslaughter charge in the death of a hotel worker in Anguilla, failed to make his scheduled court appearance. Darien resident Gavin Hapgood, 44, a UBS financial adviser, was arrested for alleged manslaughter after the Royal Anguilla Police Force (RAPF) launched an investigation into the death of ...

  2. Westchester Man Arrested For DWAI After Officers Respond To Reported Overdose, Police Say

    Westchester Man Arrested For DWAI After Officers Respond To Reported Overdose, Police Say

    A driver in Westchester was arrested for alleged DWAI after officers responding to a reported overdose found him inside his car, police said.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department responded to a stretch of Garth Road at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, where there was a report of a man who appeared to be suffering from an alleged overdose by a passerby.According to ...

  3. Man Admits To Stabbing Gas Station Attendant In Robbery

    Man Admits To Stabbing Gas Station Attendant In Robbery

    A Connecticut man who stabbed a gas station employee in the back during a string of armed robberies pleaded guilty to a federal robbery charge.New Haven resident Vinson Singleton, Jr., 25, pleaded guilty in New Haven federal court to one count of Hobbs Act robbery. He will face up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 28 next year.According to U.S. Attorney John Durham, at ...

  4. Man Wanted For Stealing From Long Island ShopRite

    Man Wanted For Stealing From Long Island ShopRite

    Police have released surveillance photos of a man who allegedly stole from an area ShopRite location last month.Police said that an unknown man allegedly stole groceries from ShopRite on College Plaza in Selden on Thursday, Oct. 24. Anyone who has information regarding the shoplifting incident, or who recognizes the suspect, has been asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers by ...

  5. Plastic Bag Ban Will Soon Take Effect In This Westchester Town

    Plastic Bag Ban Will Soon Take Effect In This Westchester Town

    While the ban on single-use plastic bags in New York State begins in March, a Westchester town is taking the initiative and will begin a town-wide ban beginning next month.Beginning on Sunday, Dec. 1, the Town of Mamaroneck will institute a ban on single-use bags and a 5-cent tax on paper bags in local stores, after the Town Board passed the “Mamaroneck Bag Waste Reduction Law.” The ...

  6. Recall Alert Issued For Raw Beef Products

    Recall Alert Issued For Raw Beef Products

    More than 130,000 pounds of raw ground beef products are being recalled due to the potential of plastic contamination.Rastelli Bros., Inc., which operates out of Swedesboro, N.J., is recalling approximately 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The recalled items were produced between ...

  7. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Should 'Pay Price' For Damaging Democracy, Hillary Clinton Says

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Should 'Pay Price' For Damaging Democracy, Hillary Clinton Says

    Chappaqua resident Hillary Clinton is targeting Westchester native Mark Zuckerberg, saying he should “pay a price” for his company’s role in damaging democracy stateside and throughout the world.The former Secretary of State, First Lady and US Senator from New York, speaking at a screening of the Netflix documentary, “The Great Hack” spoke about the role Facebook and its data sharing ...

  8. Alert Issued For Long Island Woman Wanted For Identity Theft

    Alert Issued For Long Island Woman Wanted For Identity Theft

    An alert has been issued for a wanted Long Island woman who was arrested for alleged identity theft last year.Stephanie Bonilla, 33, is wanted by the Nassau County Court and Nassau County Police Department following her arrest for first-degree identity theft, after she allegedly assumed another's ID and caused a financial loss greater than $2,000.Investigators described Bonilla as ...

  9. Alert Issued For Long Island Man Wanted For Possession Of Stolen Property

    Alert Issued For Long Island Man Wanted For Possession Of Stolen Property

    Police investigators in Nassau County are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man wanted for criminal possession of stolen property.Police said that Isaiah Byner, 23, is wanted by the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau County Court after he was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property after he allegedly stole items ...

  10. Man Wanted For Stealing $900 In Merchandise At Long Island Target

    Man Wanted For Stealing $900 In Merchandise At Long Island Target

    Investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a man who stole from a Target on Long Island last month.A surveillance photo has been released from a man who allegedly walked into Target on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore, stole a Dyson vacuum cleaner and an air purifier.The merchandise had a value of approximately $900, police said.Anyone who has information regarding ...

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