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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. Man, Woman Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Card At Long Island 7-Eleven

    Man, Woman Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Card At Long Island 7-Eleven

    Know them? Suffolk County Police investigators released surveillance photos of a man and woman who allegedly used a stolen debit card at a 7-Eleven location on Long Island.Police said the two suspects used the stolen card at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, at the 7-Eleven location on Carleton Avenue in Central Islip.Anyone who recognizes the pair, or who has information ...

  2. Lidl To Open Four New Long Island Grocery Stores

    Lidl To Open Four New Long Island Grocery Stores

    A new round of deep-discount grocery stores are set to open up on Long Island.Lidl announced that it will be opening four new locations in East Meadow, Oakdale, Patchogue, and Lake Grove, bringing the total of markets the Virginia-based company will open on Long Island up to eight.In April, Lidl announced that it will be opening stores in Plainview and Center Moriches as soon as 2020 by ...

  3. 13 Orange County Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    13 Orange County Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Nearly two dozen drivers were arrested by New York State Police troopers over the weekend in the Hudson Valley.Area residents charged were:Orange CountyOn Friday, Oct. 18 State Police in Middletown arrested Frederick Pierce, 59, of New Windsor, for DWI. He was traveling on Interstate 84 in the town of Wallkill when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. Investigation ...

  4. Two Students Accused Of Yelling N-Word In UConn Parking Lot

    Two Students Accused Of Yelling N-Word In UConn Parking Lot

    Police have identified and arrested two University of Connecticut students who allegedly used racial slurs toward African-Americans on campus earlier this month.White students were shown in a video that went viral shouting the n-word at African-American students, then laughing on Friday, Oct. 11 in the parking lot near the Charter Oak Apartments.An investigation into the incident and ...

  5. Long Island Man Sentenced For High-Speed, Near-Fatal Mercedes Crash

    Long Island Man Sentenced For High-Speed, Near-Fatal Mercedes Crash

    A 44-year-old man will spend time in prison after driving the Mercedes-Benz involved in a high-speed chase that left one person with life-threatening injuries and injured several others in 2017.Kelvin O’Neal, of Freeport, has been sentenced to five years in prison and two years of post-release supervision for the December 2017 crash, which he fled the scene of, Nassau County District ...

  6. Two Charged With Scamming Area Couple Out Of Thousands

    Two Charged With Scamming Area Couple Out Of Thousands

    Two men are facing charges after duping an elderly couple out of thousands of dollars by pretending their grandson was in jail.New York State Police investigators from Orange County responded to a residence in Wawayanda earlier this year, for a report of a “grandparent bail bond scam.” Police said that the couple received a call from someone alleging to be their grandson, stating that ...

  7. Ocasio-Cortez May Soon Be Getting Her Own Action Figure

    Ocasio-Cortez May Soon Be Getting Her Own Action Figure

    Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is getting her very own action figure.A kickstart fundraising campaign that was started on Tuesday, Oct. 15, by FCTRY - which launched a series of political action figures - quickly earned enough money to allow the company to add the 2007 Yorktown High School graduate to their collection. The fundraising campaigned raised more than $20,000 ...

  8. Long Island Man Charged With DWI In Upstate Stop

    Long Island Man Charged With DWI In Upstate Stop

    A Long Island man was arrested for alleged impaired driving in upstate New York over the weekend.Greenport resident Robert Newberry, 24, was stopped by New York State Police troopers from Kinderhook on Sunday, Oct. 20, for a vehicle and traffic law violation on Route 9H in Kinderhook in Columbia County.During the traffic stop, the investigation determined that Newberry was allegedly ...

  9. Six Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Six Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Nearly two dozen drivers were arrested by New York State Police troopers over the weekend in the Hudson Valley.Area residents charged include:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Oct. 18, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Aida M. Rivera 50, of Cortlandt, for DWI with a previous conviction within ten years, a class E felony. She arrived on Memorial Drive in the town of Cortlandt, when she ...

  10. Student From Fairfield County Found Dead At SCSU Was History Major, Ex-Basketball Player

    Student From Fairfield County Found Dead At SCSU Was History Major, Ex-Basketball Player

    A 22-year-old from Fairfield County who was found dead in his car at Southern Connecticut State University was an American history major and basketball player who attended elementary school in Westchester.Brookfield resident Sean Gallo was found unresponsive in his vehicle that was parked in the West Campus Parking Garage at approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, school officials ...

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