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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. 25-Year-Old Woman Killed In Area Crash Worked As An Extra For New TV Show

    25-Year-Old Woman Killed In Area Crash Worked As An Extra For New TV Show

    An area community is rallying around the family of a 25-year-old woman who was the victim of a fatal one-car crash on Cinco de Mayo on her way home from working as an extra on a new television show being produced in the area.Orange County resident Rachael Angelo, of Circleville in the town of Wallkill, was killed at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 on Route 17 in Goshen, ...

  2. One Of Five Hospitalized In Crash Near High School In Area Dies From Injuries, Reports Say

    One Of Five Hospitalized In Crash Near High School In Area Dies From Injuries, Reports Say

    One of the five people injured in a violent three-car crash near an area high school has died, according to reports.The crash happened in Rockland County at approximately 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, May 6 in New City on Congers Road near the Clarkstown North High School.Earlier story - Two Seriously Injured In Crash Near Clarkstown North High SchoolAccording to multiple reports, one of ...

  3. Hershey's Recalls Popular Product After Bottles Were Accidentally Filled with Nuts

    Hershey's Recalls Popular Product After Bottles Were Accidentally Filled with Nuts

    Hershey’s is recalling one of its popular products after discovering that hundreds of bottles were incorrectly filled with a different, nut-based ingredient, the FDA announced.The voluntary recall of Chocolate Shell Topping was just announced by the Hershey Company, which reported that 1,700 7.25-ounce bottles were mistakenly filled with Heath Shell Topping which is made with almonds, ...

  4. Sports Legend Bobby Valentine Running For Mayor Of Stamford

    Sports Legend Bobby Valentine Running For Mayor Of Stamford

    Baseball legend Bobby Valentine is looking to go from a seat in the dugout to a seat in City Hall.Valentine, 70, the former Major League Baseball player and manager who currently serves as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, announced on Friday, May 7 that he plans to run for mayor the second largest city in Fairfield County - his hometown of ...

  5. Western Mass Man Found Unconscious In Car With PCP After Crashing, Police Say

    Western Mass Man Found Unconscious In Car With PCP After Crashing, Police Say

    A Western Massachusetts man crossed over four lanes of traffic before crashing on the lawn of a restaurant after allegedly taking PCP and passing out while driving, police said.Police in Hampden County received a report of a one-car crash on the front lawn of the Blue Elephant restaurant on Boston Road at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 with an unconscious man inside.Upon arrival, ...

  6. Hero Custodian Saves Child From Choking At School In Northern Westchester

    Hero Custodian Saves Child From Choking At School In Northern Westchester

    A custodian at a Northern Westchester school is being hailed as a hero after coming to the rescue of a student who was in danger of choking to death.Angelo Alessandro, a custodial worker at George Washington Elementary School in Mohegan Lake, rushed to the aid of a third-grade student who began choking while eating lunch last month.Officials at the Lakeland Central School District said ...

  7. Seven Nabbed For Illegal Dumping In Western Mass

    Seven Nabbed For Illegal Dumping In Western Mass

    Smile, you’re on candid camera in Western Massachusetts.Seven people have been cited in Hampden County after being caught on camera illegally dumping debris, trash, and tree trimmings throughout the city.Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Executive Director of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management (PBRM) Patrick Sullivan said that the citations come as part of the city’s ...

  8. Gun-Wielding Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged For I-84 Road-Rage Incident

    Gun-Wielding Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged For I-84 Road-Rage Incident

    A gun-wielding out-of-state truck driver was arrested on I-84 after getting into a heated road-rage incident, Connecticut State Police said.Troopers responded to a report of the incident at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 on I-84 in Waterbury near exit 23 involving a pair of drivers in tractor-trailers who were involved in an altercation.During the incident, the driver who made the 911 ...

  9. Two Hospitalized, One Critical, After Crashing Stolen Car During Chase, State Police Say

    Two Hospitalized, One Critical, After Crashing Stolen Car During Chase, State Police Say

    Two men were hospitalized, one in critical condition, after fleeing from New York State Police troopers in an allegedly stolen vehicle before crashing in the area.Troopers on patrol at approximately 2 a.m. on Friday, May 7 on Route 9W in Ulster County in the Town of Lloyd attempted to stop the driver of a 2005 Nissan Sentra after he committed a traffic violation.The troopers initiated a ...

  10. COVID-19: Here's How Many In Westchester Have Been Vaccinated; New Breakdown Of Cases

    COVID-19: Here's How Many In Westchester Have Been Vaccinated; New Breakdown Of Cases

    More than half of all eligible Westchester residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the county plans to expand its vaccination program.As of Thursday, May 6, there have now been 239,148 vaccinations administered at the Westchester County Center, 56,855 at the Yonkers Armory, and 50,291 at Westchester County Department of Health sites, while officials said ...

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