Zak Failla

Assistant Managing Editor

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

Students Face Discipline For Altercation At Calvert High School: Sheriff Students Face Discipline For Altercation At Calvert High School: Sheriff
Students Face Discipline For Altercation At Calvert High School: Sheriff An altercation involving a group of students at Calvert High School is under investigation after an incident inside the building caused chaos for school and police officials.  Authorities are probing a confrontation that was reported on school grounds this week, though it was unrelated to the school, according to the Calvert County Sheriff's Office. When the incident escalated, investigators say that other students joined in the fracas, which had to be diffused by staff member, the building's School Resource Officer, and "school safety advocates" who "managed the incident and ensured t…
Man Who Beat Girl With Belt Convicted Of Sexual Abusing 8-Year-Old In Glen Burnie Home Man Who Beat Girl With Belt Convicted Of Sexual Abusing 8-Year-Old In Glen Burnie Home
Man Who Beat Girl With Belt Convicted Of Sexual Abusing 8-Year-Old In Glen Burnie Home A Maryland man who terrorized and sexually abused a member of his household for months while she was just a child has been convicted after she came forward as a teen, the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office announced. Leonel Esquivel-Grijalva, 35, is back behind bars after being found guilty of physically, mentally, and emotionally abusing an 8-year-old girl while they shared a home in Glen Burnie. In March 2022, Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services received a report that a 15-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted and raped by a man, later identified as Esqui…
Maryland State House Placed On Lockdown Due To 'Security Threat' (DEVELOPING) Maryland State House Placed On Lockdown Due To 'Security Threat' (DEVELOPING)
Maryland State House Placed On Lockdown Due To 'Security Threat' (Developing) The Maryland State House in Annapolis was locked down on Thursday afternoon and some were instructed to shelter in place due to an undisclosed "security threat," officials confirm. Armed officers were called to the building following a threat that was reportedly made, prompting to an evacuation of some and leaving others to temporarily barricade inside as a precaution. No details about the purported threat have been released. In a statement, the governor's office confirmed that the incident was ongoing. "The Maryland State House is currently under lockdown for a security threat. No other …
Motorcycle Catches Fire In Montgomery County Crash At Busy Intersection; Two Injured Motorcycle Catches Fire In Montgomery County Crash At Busy Intersection; Two Injured
Motorcycle Catches Fire In Montgomery County Crash At Busy Intersection; Two Injured Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash in Montgomery County that left a motorcycle on fire Thursday afternoon, officials say. First responders were called to the intersection of Snouffer School Road and Centerway Road before 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 29, when a motorcyclist was struck by another vehicle and went up in flames. According to a Montgomery County Fire and EMS spokesperson, paramedics rushed two adults to the hospital - one with traumatic injuries - following the crash. During the investigation, the roadway was shut down on Snouffer School Road and Centerway Ro…
Bank Robber At Large After Targeting Wells Fargo In Burke, Police Say Bank Robber At Large After Targeting Wells Fargo In Burke, Police Say
Bank Robber At Large After Targeting Wells Fargo In Burke, Police Say Know anything?  The Fairfax County Police Department released a new surveillance photo of a wanted bank robber as they attempt to track down the man who targeted Wells Fargo in Burke on Wednesday morning. Police say that shortly after 9 a.m. on Feb. 28, a masked man wearing all black marched into the branch in the 8900 block of Burke Lake Road, approached a teller and demanded cash, though no weapon was displayed or implied during the threat. The teller complied, and the man took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash before getting into a black Hyundai sedan. No injuries wer…
20-Year-Old Missing For Days In DC May Need Medication, Police Say 20-Year-Old Missing For Days In DC May Need Medication, Police Say
20-Year-Old Missing For Days In DC May Need Medication, Police Say Friends and family in DC are seeking the public's assistance as they attempt to locate a 20-year-old man who has been missing for days and may be in need of medical assistance. A new alert was issued by the Metropolitan Police Department for Cristofer Jose Mora Ramirez, who was reported missing from the 600 block of Raleigh Place SE early in the afternoon on Monday, Feb. 26. Mora Ramirez was described as being a Hispanic man who is approximately 5-foot-8, weighing 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hooded coat, black pants, with black and white sneak…
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
Man Dies At Hospital Weeks After Shooting In Northwest DC: MPD Man Dies At Hospital Weeks After Shooting In Northwest DC: MPD
Man Dies At Hospital Weeks After Shooting In Northwest DC: MPD A 40-year-old District man who was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in Northwest DC late last month has died from his injuries, the Metropolitan Police Department announced. Northeast DC resident Andre Wilson was pronounced dead at the hospital on Wednesday following a midday shooting on Saturday, Jan. 20.  The shooting was reported shortly after 4 p.m. on Jan. 20 in the 1200 block of Emerson Street NW, where responding officers found Wilson unresponsive outside of a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he died on Wednesd…
Man Arrested Returning To Scene Of Domestic Dispute Day Later In Dumfries, Police Say Man Arrested Returning To Scene Of Domestic Dispute Day Later In Dumfries, Police Say
Man Arrested Returning To Scene Of Domestic Dispute Day Later In Dumfries, Police Say A man who went back to the scene of the crime was arrested by police in Prince William County for a pair of domestic disputes involving a 20-year-old woman, officials say. Dumfries resident Zackery Maurice Thomas, 25, is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a woman on Tuesday afternoon and then coming back the following morning for seconds, according to investigators. Members of the Prince William County Police Department were called to the 15800 block of Isben Place in Dumfries at approximately 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 to investigate a domestic dispute. Police say that Thomas and a friend g…
Shooting At Sheetz Being Probed As Possible Hate/Bias Crime In Spotsylvania, Sheriff Says Shooting At Sheetz Being Probed As Possible Hate/Bias Crime In Spotsylvania, Sheriff Says
Shooting At Sheetz Being Probed As Possible Hate/Bias Crime In Spotsylvania, Sheriff Says A shooting outside Sheetz in Spotsylvania County is being investigated as a possible hate or bias crime after two Hispanic men from Prince William County were shot overnight, police say. Caroline resident Douglas Wayne Cornett, 57, is behind bars following an investigation into a shooting that was reported on Thursday night. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, deputies from the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office were called to the Sheetz parking lot in the 5000 block of Mudd Tavern Road in Thornburg, where they found two men - ages 29 and 45 - suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Det…
Prev Page 1 of 2860 1 2 3 4 5 Next
1 - 10 of 28,595 articles