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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. Alleged Racist, Sexist Comments By Mount Vernon Deputy Fire Chief Under Investigation

    Alleged Racist, Sexist Comments By Mount Vernon Deputy Fire Chief Under Investigation

    A deputy fire chief in Mount Vernon is in hot water for making alleged racist and sexist comments he made in a conversation that was recorded.Mount Vernon Deputy Fire Chief Al-Farid Salahuddin has been suspended without pay after the recording surfaced, including him using racist terms about other firefighters and sexist terms against elected officials.Salahuddin was suspended without ...

  2. Long Island Man Sentenced For Possession of Cocaine, Crack, Firearms

    Long Island Man Sentenced For Possession of Cocaine, Crack, Firearms

    A Long Island drug dealer will spend a decade in prison after being busted selling crack cocaine out of his home.Flanders resident Daniel Harris, 36, was sentenced in Central Islip federal court to 10 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and 28 grams of cocaine base, as well as possession of multiple firearms in furtherance of a drug ...

  3. Westchester Man Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Crash

    Westchester Man Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Crash

    A 26-year-old man has been arraigned on a vehicular manslaughter charge after killing a pedestrian in Westchester.Elmsford resident Glen Robinson appeared in White Plains City Court on Thursday, Oct. 10, where he was charged for his role in the death of 57-year-old Susan Benjamin-Bailey early on Saturday, Aug. 24 in White Plains.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, ...

  4. Alert Issued For New 'Meter Replacement' Scam In Fairfield County

    Alert Issued For New 'Meter Replacement' Scam In Fairfield County

    Police in Fairfield County are cautioning area residents that scams targeting utility customers across the country and in Connecticut “are in full swing.” The Greenwich Police Department and Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut announced they would be teaming up after scammers have targeted customers over the phone or by going door-to-door. “The scammers, often sounding legitimate ...

  5. Here's Percentage Of NYers Who Back Impeaching, Removing Trump From Office, New Siena Poll Says

    Here's Percentage Of NYers Who Back Impeaching, Removing Trump From Office, New Siena Poll Says

    New Yorkers are in favor of impeaching and then removing President Donald Trump from office, according to a new Siena poll.The poll found that New Yorkers support impeachment by the House of Representatives and removal by the Senate by a 55 percent to 38 percent margin. In total, 79 percent of Democrats supported removal, while 81 percent of Republicans in New York opposed to it. ...

  6. Man Attempted To Lure 4-Year-Old Girl At Library On Long Island, Police Say

    Man Attempted To Lure 4-Year-Old Girl At Library On Long Island, Police Say

    A 30-year-old man was arrested after inappropriately touching a 4-year-old girl at a Long Island library.Jose Aparicio was arrested at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, after he had an inappropriate interaction with the girl at the Huntington Station library, Suffolk County Police said.Aparicio gave the girl a stuffed animal, asked her to come with him, and touched her ...

  7. Cuomo Under Fire After Using N-Word During Live Radio Interview

    Cuomo Under Fire After Using N-Word During Live Radio Interview

    A live radio interview about racism regarding Italian Americans took a nasty turn for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who used the n-word during the course of the conversation.Cuomo called into WAMC radio on Tuesday, Oct. 15, where he was asked to discuss the purported controversy regarding Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which was celebrated at the same time as Columbus Day.Listen to the radio ...

  8. Video: Man Uses Rock To Break Into Long Island Restaurant

    Video: Man Uses Rock To Break Into Long Island Restaurant

    Know him? Investigators with the Suffolk County Police Department released surveillance footage of a man caught on camera breaking into Ting Restaurant at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16.In the video, the masked man can be seen throwing a rock at the restaurant’s door and repeatedly peeking inside before forcing his way in. Minutes later, he can be seen working his way out ...

  9. Teens In Westchester Arrested After Threatening To Shoot Up High School

    Teens In Westchester Arrested After Threatening To Shoot Up High School

    Two students are in police custody after allegedly making threats on social media to shoot up a Westchester High School.The Yonkers Police Department received reports of school shooting threats making the rounds on social media against students at Lincoln High School at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, Det. Lt. Dean Politopoulos said. The threats contained specific language ...

  10. Photos Released Of Suspect Who Held Woman At Gunpoint Before Stealing Her Car At LI Supermarket

    Photos Released Of Suspect Who Held Woman At Gunpoint Before Stealing Her Car At LI Supermarket

    Police have released photos of an armed suspect who stole a woman’s car at Whole Foods on Long Island, police said.Officers from the Suffolk County Police Department responded to Whole Foods in Lake Grove on New Moriches Road shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, where there was a report of a woman whose car was stolen at gunpoint.Police said that Stephanie Rodriguez was sitting ...

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