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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. Suspect Nabbed For String Of Armed Robberies At Five Long Island Gas Stations

    Suspect Nabbed For String Of Armed Robberies At Five Long Island Gas Stations

    A suspect implicated in multiple armed robberies of Long Island gas stations is in police custody after being busted going to the well one too many times, investigators announced.Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, Suffolk County Police detectives arrested a man for committing an armed robbery at a North Amityville gas station, as well as four others in the past three ...

  2. Teen In Custody Charged For Assaulting Police Officers On Long Island

    Teen In Custody Charged For Assaulting Police Officers On Long Island

    A teenager taken into custody for a previous incident on Long Island is facing new charges after allegedly attacking officers who were tasked with guarding him, police said.Nassau County Police investigators said that two Fourth Precinct officers were guarding a 14-year-old teen who had been taken into custody on a separate incident at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. It is alleged that ...

  3. Teens Charged With Assault For After-School Attack In Hudson Valley

    Teens Charged With Assault For After-School Attack In Hudson Valley

    Two teens are facing charges after viciously assaulting a classmate during an after-school attack, authorities announced.On Tuesday, Oct. 26, police in Newburgh launched an investigation following an assault that saw a 16-year-old student attacked and robbed of his cellphone by a group of teenagers who pistol-whipped, punched, and kicked him in the head.The altercation reportedly came ...

  4. Long Island Attorney Sentenced For Stealing Wrongful Death Inheritance From Child

    Long Island Attorney Sentenced For Stealing Wrongful Death Inheritance From Child

    A longtime attorney from Long Island will spend years in prison after admitting to stealing more than a million dollars from a child’s inheritance, federal officials announced.Smithtown resident Vincent Trimarco, Jr., age 52, has been sentenced to 57 months in prison for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in a scheme to defraud a minor of her inheritance from a federal wrongful ...

  5. Man Accused Of Stealing Leaf Blowers From Work Truck In CT

    Man Accused Of Stealing Leaf Blowers From Work Truck In CT

    Police investigators in Fairfield County busted a man who allegedly attempted to pawn off a pair of stolen leaf blowers taken from a landscaper’s truck, authorities announced.Officers from the Darien Police Department responded to Pembroke Road on Monday, Nov. 8, where there was a report of a stolen backpack leaf blower that had been taken from a work truck over that afternoon between 3 ...

  6. COVID-19: New Strain Coupled With Arrival Of Flu Season Spark Concerns In Connecticut

    COVID-19: New Strain Coupled With Arrival Of Flu Season Spark Concerns In Connecticut

    The new, more transmissible Omicron variant of the virus coupled with a rise in new flu cases is compounding Connecticut's COVID-19 concerns.Alarm bells are sounding for some across the state as flu season begins picking up steam as Connecticut - and the rest of the nation - continues contending with COVID-19 and new strains of the virus.Health officials are encouraging Connecticut ...

  7. Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child In Area

    Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child In Area

    A monthlong investigation into reported sexual abuse of a child in the area led to the arrest of a 36-year-old man who targeted a minor, authorities announced.In Dutchess County, Hyde Park resident Areas Washington was arrested on Friday, Dec. 3 following an investigation into claims that he abused a minor years ago in the Town of Pleasant Valley.Dutchess County Sheriff Capt. John ...

  8. Suffolk County Sees Bond Rating Kicked Up A Notch

    Suffolk County Sees Bond Rating Kicked Up A Notch

    Suffolk County’s bond rating is at its highest level in nearly five years, according to S&P Global Ratings.The rating agency this week upgraded Suffolk’s rating from BBB+ to A-, the first time it's been that high since 2017, which credits the county’s commitment to improving the finances both short and long term, they stated.
“This positive news validates that our fiscally ...

  9. Two Officers Hospitalized After Incident Involving Group Of Teens On Long Island

    Two Officers Hospitalized After Incident Involving Group Of Teens On Long Island

    Two police officers on Long Island were hospitalized breaking up an incident at a young adult home involving four teenagers, authorities announced.Officers from the Nassau \ County Police Department responded to Mercy First on Covent Road in Syosset shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, where there was a report of a disturbance involving several teens.According to police, officers ...

  10. Lyft Driver Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Customer In Westchester, State Police Say

    Lyft Driver Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Customer In Westchester, State Police Say

    A Lyft driver in Westchester allegedly sexually assaulted a customer at knifepoint after watching porn in front of a minor during a ride, New York State Police said.On Thursday, Dec. 2, state police troopers in Westchester received a complaint out of Greenburgh of a driver who sexually assaulted a caller.It is alleged that the driver, Manuel Nunez, age 27, of Mount Vernon, was on duty ...

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