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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. Tax Accountant From Queens Admits To Scamming Clients In Fraud, Money Laundering Scheme

    Tax Accountant From Queens Admits To Scamming Clients In Fraud, Money Laundering Scheme

    A tax accountant from Queens admitted to scheming clients out of more than $750,000 as part of an elaborate scheme that allowed him to live a lavish lifestyle.Salvatore Arena, 47, pleaded guilty to defrauding clients who trusted him to prepare and pay their taxes, misappropriating $780,000 of client money for his own use over several years.U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said that from ...

  2. Alert Issued For Wanted Nassau County Man

    Alert Issued For Wanted Nassau County Man

    An alert has been issued by police in Nassau County for a wanted man who allegedly was involved in a forgery incident.Robert Williams, 20, is wanted by the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau County Court after being arrested on a charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument.Williams was released following his processing and failed to appear for court proceedings, leading ...

  3. Fairfield County Resident Admits To Arranging Fraudulent Marriages

    Fairfield County Resident Admits To Arranging Fraudulent Marriages

    A Fairfield County woman admitted to arranging more than two dozen sham marriages so that non-U.S. citizens could receive immigration benefits.Jodian Stephenson, also known as Jodian Gordon, 35, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty in New Haven federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit immigration marriage fraud, U.S. Attorney John Durham said. In total, 28 sham marriages were ...

  4. Massive Fire Breaks Out Near Governor's Mansion

    Massive Fire Breaks Out Near Governor's Mansion

    A massive blaze broke out just blocks away from several government-owned buildings in Albany, including the governor’s mansion.Firefighters responded to 20 Myrtle Avenue at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, less than two blocks from the office, fire officials said. It took crews more than four hours to knock down the flames, which destroyed multiple buildings in the ...

  5. Long Island High School Gets $150K Grant To Field Fall Sports Teams

    Long Island High School Gets $150K Grant To Field Fall Sports Teams

    A struggling Long Island school district will receive a hefty grant from the Suffolk County Police Department in an attempt to keep athletics alive for students.Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced that Wyandanch High School will receive a $150,000 grant to help restore its sports program. Earlier this year, 123 school districts on Long Island saw their budgets passed, with ...

  6. Home For Sale Burglarized In Darien, Police Say

    Home For Sale Burglarized In Darien, Police Say

    A suspect broke a window to gain entry into a home for sale in Fairfield County before searching the property and taking off, police said.Officers from the Darien Police Department responded to an Old Farm Road home shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, where there was a report of a robbery.Police said that upon arrival, no suspect was at the home, but a door to the home had a ...

  7. Nassau County Man Wanted For DWI

    Nassau County Man Wanted For DWI

    An alert has been issued by police in Nassau County for a wanted man who was arrested for alleged impaired driving last year.Jason Milfort, 25, is wanted by the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau County Court after being arrested for alleged driving while intoxicated.Milfort was released following his processing and failed to appear for court proceedings, leading to a warrant ...

  8. New Tests Confirm High Level Of Fecal Matter In Waters Of The Croton River

    New Tests Confirm High Level Of Fecal Matter In Waters Of The Croton River

    A new round of tests found high levels of fecal matter in the water at the Croton River, forcing a swimming ban, village officials said.The village announced that on Wednesday, Aug. 21, health officials took a second water sample in the vicinity of Mayo’s Landing to test the levels of fecal coliform. The results came back on Friday, Aug. 23, and still came back with levels exceeding the ...

  9. Three Fisherman From Staten Island Reel In 500-Pound Shark

    Three Fisherman From Staten Island Reel In 500-Pound Shark

    They almost needed a bigger boat.A thresher shark weighing more than 500 pounds was caught by a trio of fishermen from the Staten Island Fishing Club following a three-hour battle off the coast of Sandy Hook, N.J. on Sunday, Aug. 18.Joseph Egitto, 27, of Arden Heights; Pat Salvato, 42, of Tottenville; and Frank Pomponio, 25, of Great Kills, reeled in the 510-pound shark, which measured ...

  10. More Than 25K Without Power After Latest Round Of Severe Storms Hit Long Island

    More Than 25K Without Power After Latest Round Of Severe Storms Hit Long Island

    Thousands of Long Islanders are without power Friday morning following a series of fast-moving thunderstorms that rolled through the area.PSEG Long Island said that approximately 25,000 customers remained without power due to the storms late Friday morning, Aug. 23. The company noted that Suffolk County saw more than 36,000 customers impacted Thursday night, with many having power ...

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