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Zak Failla

Senior Reporter 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. Not That NFL: Gang Member Sentenced For Racketeering Conspiracy In Maryland

    Not That NFL: Gang Member Sentenced For Racketeering Conspiracy In Maryland

    A member of the NFL - no, not that NFL - drug trafficking enterprise has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison after admitting to his role in a racketeering conspiracy.Baltimore resident Juawan Davis, 25, was sentenced to 13 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise.Prosecutors ...

  2. Seen Them? Alert Issued For Pair Wanted For Armed Robbery At Abingdon Walmart

    Seen Them? Alert Issued For Pair Wanted For Armed Robbery At Abingdon Walmart

    Law enforcement agencies in Maryland are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a pair of suspects who are wanted for robbing a Walmart location in Harford County.An alert was issued by the Harford County Sheriff's Office following an alleged robbery that happened at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at the big box store in the 400 block of Constant ...

  3. Calvert County Sheriff's Office Introduces New Tool To Curtail Crime

    Calvert County Sheriff's Office Introduces New Tool To Curtail Crime

    A sheriff’s office in Maryland has introduced a new way to fight crime in the region.The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office announced that the agency will be installing automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras in strategic areas around the county to solve and prevent crime. 
“ALPR cameras help law enforcement investigate crime by providing objective evidence of license plates and ...

  4. Tree And Debris Removal Will Require Day-Long Bridge Closure In Maryland

    Tree And Debris Removal Will Require Day-Long Bridge Closure In Maryland

    The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT) announced that a busy bridge will be closed for several hours this week to allow contracting crews to clear the area of debris.Officials announced that the MDOT will close the MD 180 bridge over Catoctin Creek for approximately six hours on Wednesday, June 29, to remove large debris and trees lodged against ...

  5. Wanted Cigarette Thieves At Large In Harford County: Sheriff

    Wanted Cigarette Thieves At Large In Harford County: Sheriff

    Recognize them? The Harford County Sheriff's Office released surveillance photos on Monday, June 27, of two suspects who are wanted for allegedly stealing cigarettes from an area convenience store. Shortly before 8:45 p.m. on Monday, June 13, officials said that an unknown man and woman walked into Royal Farms on the 2200 block of Jack Lane in Bel Air to purchase cigarettes.Before ...

  6. Alert Issued For Missing Teen In Maryland

    Alert Issued For Missing Teen In Maryland

    Law enforcement agencies are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a teen who has been missing for more than a week in Maryland.In Allegany County, the Cumberland Police Department issued an alert for 14-year-old Takota Rayne Stephens, who has not been seen since Thursday, June 16. Police described Stephens as being 5-foot-6 weighing approximately 155 pounds. He was ...

  7. Investigators Bust Wanted Cecil County Assault Suspect In Less Than 24 Hours

    Investigators Bust Wanted Cecil County Assault Suspect In Less Than 24 Hours

    It took police investigators in Maryland less than 24 hours to apprehend a wanted man after issuing an alert to the community.On Friday, June 24, the Cecil County Sheriff's Office issued an alert for Michael Andrew Darrow, who had multiple warrants out for his arrest for violating his probation for previous assault and resisting arrest charges.Officials said that Darrow had multiple ...

  8. Garage Fire Causes $50K In Damage To Calvert County Home

    Garage Fire Causes $50K In Damage To Calvert County Home

    Fast-acting firefighters in Maryland were able to contain an electrical fire that broke out in a Calvert County garage. Shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, a fire was reported by a Park Chesapeake Drive homeowner in Lusby, prompting a response from the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department.A crew of 40 firefighters worked for approximately 20 minutes to knock down the flames, which ...

  9. Teen Airlifted To Hospital In St. Mary's County After Shooting: Sheriff

    Teen Airlifted To Hospital In St. Mary's County After Shooting: Sheriff

    A teenager in Maryland had to be airlifted to an area hospital after being shot during an incident in St. Mary’s County, the sheriff’s office announced.Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office responded to the 24400 block of Marvell Dean Road in Hollywood shortly after 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, where there was a reported shooting.Upon arrival, officials said that they ...

  10. MS-13 Gang Members Convicted Of Beating, Sex Trafficking Teen Girl Across Maryland And Virginia

    MS-13 Gang Members Convicted Of Beating, Sex Trafficking Teen Girl Across Maryland And Virginia

    Seven MS-13 gang members from Maryland and Virginia may spend the rest of their life behind bars after being convicted of sex trafficking in federal court for taking in a teenage runaway and coercing her into having commercial sex acts. Federal officials announced the prosecution of the street gang members, who took in the runaway from northern Virginia and introduced her to members of ...

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