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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. COVID-19: 13 New Deaths Reported In CT; Latest Case Breakdown By County, Community

    COVID-19: 13 New Deaths Reported In CT; Latest Case Breakdown By County, Community

    More than a dozen new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Connecticut over the weekend as the overall positive infection rate hovered around 3 percent after spiking last week.Between Friday, April 9, and Monday, April 12, there were 98,891 COVID-19 tests administered, resulting in a total of 2,985 laboratory-confirmed new infections for a 3.02 percent positive infection ...

  2. COVID-19: NY Announces New Guidelines For Graduation, Commencement Ceremonies

    COVID-19: NY Announces New Guidelines For Graduation, Commencement Ceremonies

    Friends and family will be permitted to attend graduation ceremonies this spring, though there will still be certain COVID-19 restrictions in place.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday, April 12 that the state has adjusted its guidance for graduation and commencement ceremonies organized by schools, colleges, and universities.Beginning on Saturday, May 1, both indoor and ...

  3. COVID-19: NY State To Provide Colleges, Universities Vaccines Directly

    COVID-19: NY State To Provide Colleges, Universities Vaccines Directly

    In an effort to get younger people vaccinated, New York State will begin shipping allocations of COVID-19 vaccines directly to colleges and universities.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state hopes to get all students vaccinated before the end of the school year, and will take the opportunity to use schools’ facilities to distribute the vaccine.Making note that the positive ...

  4. Police: Dirt Bikes Were Backfiring To Sound Like Gun Shots In Massachusetts

    Police: Dirt Bikes Were Backfiring To Sound Like Gun Shots In Massachusetts

    Dirt bikes that were intentionally modified to make them sound like gunshots going off were among several seized by police in Western Massachusetts during a recent crackdown.On Thursday, April 8, Springfield and Massachusetts State Police conducted an anti-dirt bike and off-highway vehicle safety detail following recent complaints from the community regarding reckless riders.During the ...

  5. COVID-19: Beware Of These Vaccine, Stimulus Scams, NY Attorney General Says

    COVID-19: Beware Of These Vaccine, Stimulus Scams, NY Attorney General Says

    Opportunistic fraudsters have been taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic recently, prompting Attorney General Letitia James to issue a warning to New Yorkers.James said that New Yorkers should remain vigilant about scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically vaccine and stimulus check schemes that have become more prevalent as the country combats the spread of the ...

  6. Candlelight Vigil Scheduled For Westchester Native, Rapper DMX

    Candlelight Vigil Scheduled For Westchester Native, Rapper DMX

    A candlelight vigil has been scheduled in rapper DMX’s Westchester hometown following his death last week.On Friday, April 9, DMX died following a weeklong stay at White Plains Hospital after a heart attack at his Westchester home. TMZ reported that he had initially suffered an overdose.Earlier story - Rapper, Westchester Native, Resident DMX Dies At Age 50A Mount Vernon native who ...

  7. Teen In Stolen Car Charged With Attempted Murder For Shooting At Police Officers On LI

    Teen In Stolen Car Charged With Attempted Murder For Shooting At Police Officers On LI

    One of three teens who went on a joyride in a stolen car on Long Island is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly displaying a handgun and firing a shot at three police officers, investigators said.Three plainclothes Hempstead Police Officers were standing on a sidewalk on Terrace Avenue at 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 when they spotted a 2018 black Toyota Camry traveling ...

  8. Police Release Video Of Wanted Long Island Porch Pirate

    Police Release Video Of Wanted Long Island Porch Pirate

    Know him? Police investigators on Long Island have realized a doorbell camera video of a porch pirate who calmly stole a package from an area home.Detectives said that at 1:43 p.m. on Friday, April 2, a man entered the property of a Mermaid Avenue home in Wantagh and stole a package that had been delivered earlier in the day.In the video, the suspect can be seen casually walking up the ...

  9. Investigation Underway After Shots Fired In Front Of Home On Residential Street In Westchester

    Investigation Underway After Shots Fired In Front Of Home On Residential Street In Westchester

    Gunshots were fired outside a Westchester home on a quiet residential street over the weekend, prompting an investigation, police said.An alert was issued by New Rochelle Police Capt. Cosmo Costa on Monday morning as investigators attempt to track down a suspect who fired several shots from a gun on Rockdale Avenue.Officers responded to the report of shots fired at approximately 8:15 ...

  10. Four Long Island Store Clerks Accused Of Selling E-Liquid Nicotine To Minors

    Four Long Island Store Clerks Accused Of Selling E-Liquid Nicotine To Minors

    Four store clerks on Long Island were busted selling e-liquid nicotine to minors during an undercover police operation, investigators said.Detectives from the Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct charged them for selling nicotine products to minors.Police said that the operation came about following multiple complaints from the community, which led to an investigation into the sale of ...

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