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Zak Failla

Senior Reporter 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. Remnants Of Hurricane Ian To Soak Maryland This Weekend

    Remnants Of Hurricane Ian To Soak Maryland This Weekend

    All eyes in Maryland are staring at Hurricane Ian as it moves its way up the East Coast and is expected to make for a long, wet weekend. The storm laid waste to parts of Florida, though it has weakened as it makes its way north, but is still packing a punch as remnants of the near-Category 5 hurricane turned tropical storm impacts Maryland and neighboring states.According to the ...

  2. Bestiality Suspect Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Dogs In Frederick County: State's Attorney

    Bestiality Suspect Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Dogs In Frederick County: State's Attorney

    A Maryland dog owner with a checkered criminal history will spend years behind bars after sexually abusing his animals, the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office announced.Ijamsville resident Jason Paul Havelt, 44, was sentenced by Judge Scott Rolle to 39 years in prison with all but 12 suspended on bestiality charges following an investigation by the Frederick County Sheriff’s ...

  3. Woman With Kids In Car Busted With Needles, Drugs In Maryland Amid Crash Investigation: Police

    Woman With Kids In Car Busted With Needles, Drugs In Maryland Amid Crash Investigation: Police

    A Maryland woman is facing charges for allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs with children inside her car before crashing in St. Mary’s County, police say.Lexington Park resident Amy Leigh Burke, 36, is facing multiple charges from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation into a motor vehicle crash in California. Deputies from the sheriff's office ...

  4. Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Connection To Aberdeen Motel Rape

    Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Connection To Aberdeen Motel Rape

    Recognize him or this vehicle? An alert was issued in Maryland as they seek the public's assistance in identifying a rape suspect who is wanted following an incident earlier this month in Harford County.The Aberdeen Police Department released photos of their suspect and his vehicle as they investigate an alleged rape on Monday, Sept. 12. Officers responded to a motel in the 900 block of ...

  5. Homeowner Uses Garden Hose To Contain Bel Air House Fire Until Firefighters Arrive: Officials

    Homeowner Uses Garden Hose To Contain Bel Air House Fire Until Firefighters Arrive: Officials

    A quick-thinking Maryland homeowner was able to limit the damage done to a Harford County home when an early morning blaze broke out, according to the Office of the Maryland Fire Marshal.Shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, a neighbor on Maulsby Avenue in Bel Air alerted firefighters to a possible incident on the front porch of a nearby home, officials said.Upon arrival, crews ...

  6. Silver Alert Issued For Possibly Vulnerable Missing 82-Year-Old Man In Maryland

    Silver Alert Issued For Possibly Vulnerable Missing 82-Year-Old Man In Maryland

    A Silver Alert has been issued in Maryland for a missing 82-year-old man with cognitive impairment.The Maryland Center for Missing and Unidentified Persons and Maryland State Police are seeking the public's assistance in tracking down Lowell Chapman, who could potentially be vulnerable if he isn't located.He was last seen in Garrett County at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 ...

  7. Suspect In Custody After Shooting Officer During Dispute In East Baltimore, Police Say

    Suspect In Custody After Shooting Officer During Dispute In East Baltimore, Police Say

    A suspect is in custody after a police officer in Maryland was shot on Friday afternoon in East Baltimore, officials announced.The incident unfolded at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 in the 1100 block of East Chase Street, according to the Baltimore Police Department.Deputy Commissioner Richard Worley provided a briefing to the media in reference to the Officer Involved ...

  8. Maryland State Police Leading Search For Missing Harford County Teen

    Maryland State Police Leading Search For Missing Harford County Teen

    Seen her? State and local police agencies are seeking the public's assistance as they attempt to locate a teen girl who has been missing since Monday.At approximately 11 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, troopers from the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack responded to the Arrow Center for Education in the 2400 block of Cresswell Road in Bel Air, where there was a report of a ...

  9. Middle School Shoe Thief Had To Be Detained By Resource Officer In Indian Head, Sheriff Says

    Middle School Shoe Thief Had To Be Detained By Resource Officer In Indian Head, Sheriff Says

    An unruly student who stole another kid's shoes at school is facing charges after becoming combative with administrators in a Maryland middle school.In Charles County, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said that on Thursday, Sept. 29, a student at General Smallwood Middle School in Indian Head stole a pair of shoes during an incident in the building. It is unclear what caused the ...

  10. Murder Suspect In Custody After Dead Body Found Shot In The Woods Near Maryland Roadway: Police

    Murder Suspect In Custody After Dead Body Found Shot In The Woods Near Maryland Roadway: Police

    US Marshals helped Maryland State Police investigators apprehend a man wanted in connection to a fatal shooting earlier this month.Cambridge resident Geett Cornish, 30, is facing multiple murder and other charges for allegedly shooting and killing Kevin Dwayne Raeford and dumping his body in a wooded area in Dorchester County.Specifically, Cornish was charged with: First-degree ...

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