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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. 28-Year-Old Critically Injured In Crash At Long Island Intersection

    28-Year-Old Critically Injured In Crash At Long Island Intersection

    A bicyclist is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by the driver of an SUV at a busy Long Island intersection.Suffolk County Police detectives said that Bay Shore resident Taylor Accurso was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe east on Howells Road in Bay Shore when he struck a bicyclist in the roadway at approximately 12:20 a.m. at the intersection of Lombardy Boulevard.The ...

  2. Suspect At Large After Fatal Shooting In Westchester

    Suspect At Large After Fatal Shooting In Westchester

    A shooting suspect is at large after a 62-year-old man was shot and killed after being found injured in an area parking lot, police said.Shortly before 3 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, a New Rochelle police officer on patrol found a man on the ground in the parking lot of Juliano’s Caterer’s on Main Street with two apparent gunshot wounds.New Rochelle Police Capt. J. Collins Coyne said that ...

  3. Pair Of Popular Long Island Bakeries Permanently Close

    Pair Of Popular Long Island Bakeries Permanently Close

    Customers have been forced to say goodbye to another popular bakery on Long Island after restaurants and other eateries were hit particularly hard by the pandemic.In late August, the owners of the S Prestano Bakery in Selden announced that they would be closing their doors for the final time after four decades serving some of Suffolk County’s most popular bread and pastries.The Middle ...

  4. Former NYPD Officer From Westchester Admits To Trafficking Meth, Liquid Date Rape Drug

    Former NYPD Officer From Westchester Admits To Trafficking Meth, Liquid Date Rape Drug

    A former NYPD officer from the Hudson Valley admitted to his role in running a scheme to traffic large quantities of methamphetamine and liquid date rape drugs in New York, federal officials announced.Bronxville resident John Cicero, age 39, a former NYPD officer, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Oct. 13 to distributing large quantities of methamphetamine and gamma-butyrolactone (known as ...

  5. Former Musical Director On Long Island Sentenced For Receiving Child Porn

    Former Musical Director On Long Island Sentenced For Receiving Child Porn

    A former choir director on Long Island will spend years behind bars after admitting to possessing and exchanging child pornography over the Internet.Michael Wustrow, age 59, of Freeport, a former musical director at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, has been sentenced to 72 months in prison after pleading guilty in June 2019 to receiving child pornography.The charge had carried a ...

  6. COVID-19: Nationwide Liquor Shortage Affects Stores, Bars, Restaurants

    COVID-19: Nationwide Liquor Shortage Affects Stores, Bars, Restaurants

    The COVID-19 pandemic claimed an unexpected victim as the nation faces a shortage of liquor that is impacting stores, bars, and restaurants across the country.Some states along the East Coast have started to limit purchases due to alcohol shortages related to the pandemic, which saw a marked uptick in the number of people staying home and enjoying a drink or two after a long day of ...

  7. Distance Runner From Hudson Valley Files $20M Lawsuit Against Nike, Former Coach

    Distance Runner From Hudson Valley Files $20M Lawsuit Against Nike, Former Coach

    A former high school track and field standout from the Hudson Valley is suing Nike and her former coach for $20 million for alleged physical and emotional abuse.Mary Cain, a distance runner who cut her teeth while running for Bronxville High School in Westchester for a decade and starring on multiple national teams, is suing Nike and her former coach Alberto Salazar for $20 million, ...

  8. Shots-Fired Incident Under Investigation In Western Mass

    Shots-Fired Incident Under Investigation In Western Mass

    A 44-year-old man was apprehended while trying to flee from police after firing shots into the air in a residential Western Massachusetts neighborhood in the middle of the night.In Hampden County, the Holyoke Police Department received reports of shots fired outside an apartment complex on Walnut Street at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.Upon arrival, a witness described two ...

  9. Fire Destroys Restaurant In Westchester

    Fire Destroys Restaurant In Westchester

    A Westchester restaurant was destroyed by an overnight fire, though firefighters were able to contain it to one building before it spread to neighboring businesses.Fire crews responded to the Mozza Restaurant and Bar on Gramatan Avenue in Mount Vernon at approximately 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12 when a blaze broke out, officials said.The fire was largely contained to the restaurant, ...

  10. COVID-19: Long Island Sees Infection-Rate Uptick; New Rundown Of Cases By Community

    COVID-19: Long Island Sees Infection-Rate Uptick; New Rundown Of Cases By Community

    Long Island reported more than 200 new COVID-19 infections in both Nassau and Suffolk counties as the region continues ramping up its vaccination program.The average seven-day positive COVID-19 infection rate of Long Islanders tested for the virus climbed to 2.77 in the latest update from the state Department of Health, up from 2.71 percent the previous day.Statewide, the positive ...

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