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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. Alert Issued For Wanted Man Who Posed As Contractor, Scamming Homeowners, Police Say

    Alert Issued For Wanted Man Who Posed As Contractor, Scamming Homeowners, Police Say

    New York State Police investigators in the Hudson Valley are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man who posed as a contractor and bilked an area resident out of more than $1,500.An alert was issued by State Police in Orange County from Troop F in Middletown for 47-year-old Shawn Abrams, who is wanted following his arrest for fourth-degree grand larceny last year.Police ...

  2. Lane Closures Scheduled For I-84 Stretch

    Lane Closures Scheduled For I-84 Stretch

    Weekday lane closures are planned for a stretch of I-84 counties, the New York State Department of Transportation announced.The NYSDOT issued an advisory stating that there will be single-lane closures eastbound and westbound on I-84 in Putnam and Dutchess counties between Exit 44 (Route 52) in East Fishkill and Exit 65 (Route 312) in the town of Southeast, weekdays beginning Monday, ...

  3. State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Long Island Man

    State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Long Island Man

    Know him?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man who has been wanted on Long Island since 2016.Justin Desir, 34, is wanted by the New York State Police and Nassau County Court after being arrested for alleged impaired driving on July 6, 2014. A bench warrant was issued on July 29, 2016, after Desir failed to appear for ...

  4. $69 Million Hamptons Estate Hits Market For First Time In 75 Years

    $69 Million Hamptons Estate Hits Market For First Time In 75 Years

    Have $69 million lying around? If so, you can live on the beach at a massive New York estate that has hit the market for the first time in 75 years.It's located on the East End of Long Island, in East Hampton.“Cima Del Mundo,” which translates to “Top of the World” on Lily Pond Lane has been listed by Compass with a massive price tag as realtors look to sell the Spanish-Colonial ...

  5. Westchester Couple Draws Attention For 'Seducing Serial Killers,' Report Says

    Westchester Couple Draws Attention For 'Seducing Serial Killers,' Report Says

    A New York couple is making national news for reportedly seducing serial killers by mail over the course of more than two decades. Westchester County resident Barbara Dickstein, age 60, of Yonkers, and her late husband Richie reportedly targeted at least 100 violent criminals and high-profile murderers while enjoying a deeply dark letter-writing campaign that spanned more than 20 ...

  6. COVID-19: Nassau Ranks No. 1 Among NY Counties For Vaccination Rate, Here's Latest Data

    COVID-19: Nassau Ranks No. 1 Among NY Counties For Vaccination Rate, Here's Latest Data

    Nassau County continues to lead the way in rolling out its COVID-19 vaccination program as it leads the way among the major counties in New York in getting shots in the arms of eligible adults.This week, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that more than 76 percent of adults - including 93 percent of seniors - have received at least one dose of the vaccine, representing the ...

  7. CT State Police Seek Witness To Incident Involving Erratic Operation Of Vehicles

    CT State Police Seek Witness To Incident Involving Erratic Operation Of Vehicles

    Connecticut State Police investigators are seeking witnesses following complaints of erratic drivers in Litchfield County.Investigators released photos of two vehicles whose drivers are wanted following an incident on Route 202 in the town of Litchfield between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, June 7.Police said that they are seeking any witnesses who may have seen the erratic operation ...

  8. 45 Bags Of Heroin, Large Amount Of Cash Seized After Domestic Incident In CT

    45 Bags Of Heroin, Large Amount Of Cash Seized After Domestic Incident In CT

    Dozens of bags of heroin, cash and other drug paraphernalia was seized by police in Connecticut who were investigating an alleged domestic incident, officials announced.Officers from the Enfield Police Department were called to a possible domestic dispute late on Wednesday, June 9, officials said, and while the investigation was ongoing, one of the parties involved in the incident ...

  9. NY State Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted On Multiple Charges

    NY State Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted On Multiple Charges

    Recognize her? An alert was issued by New York Police investigators as they seek the public’s assistance in tracking down a wanted woman who goes by multiple names and was busted on a half dozen drug charges.Jodi Planthaber, who is also known as Jodi Nye, is wanted by New York State Police in Kinderhook following her arrest on five counts of third-degree and one count of fourth-degree ...

  10. Hofstra To Break Ground On New $75 Million Center

    Hofstra To Break Ground On New $75 Million Center

    Hofstra University has broken ground on a new $75 million Science and Innovation Center that will provide new opportunities for students on its East Campus in Hempstead. The new center will be home to programs in the DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the recently expanded Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistants.Officials said that ...

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