Zak Failla

Assistant Managing Editor

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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Wanted Baltimore Man Busted With Oxy, Fentanyl In Westminster, Sheriff Says Wanted Baltimore Man Busted With Oxy, Fentanyl In Westminster, Sheriff Says
Wanted Baltimore Man Busted With Oxy, Fentanyl In Westminster, Sheriff Says What started as a routine traffic stop of a speeding driver landed a potential drug dealer behind bars, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. Baltimore native Chaz Damond Calliet, 27, who was already wanted, is facing new charges after being busted with pills and fentanyl, investigators say. At around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, a deputy from the sheriff's office on patrol in the area of Route 140 and Sandymount Road spotted a Honda Accord with no front registration plate speeding through the area, prompting a traffic stop near Malcolm Drive. The driver, Calliet, was found…
Winning $50K 'Powerball' Ticket Sold At Bel Air 7-Eleven Winning $50K 'Powerball' Ticket Sold At Bel Air 7-Eleven
Winning $50K 'Powerball' Ticket Sold At Bel Air 7-Eleven One lucky Lottery player has a $50,000 hole burning in their pocket after winning a third-tier prize on Wednesday's Powerball drawing. Officials say that the five-figure winner was sold at 7-Eleven on Conowingo Road in Bel Air, the biggest win out of nearly 7,000 others who can claim prizes ranging between $4 and $100.  The winning numbers for the drawing on Wednesday, July 18 were 24-27-32-47-66 with a Powerball of 26. It marks the 36th third-tier winner sold in Maryland so far in 2024. The winner will now have 182 days to claim their prize. "Lottery officials encourage all wi…
Hagerstown PD Advises Residents To Avoid City Center Amid Shooting Investigation (DEVELOPING) Hagerstown PD Advises Residents To Avoid City Center Amid Shooting Investigation (DEVELOPING)
Hagerstown PD Advises Residents To Avoid City Center Amid Shooting Investigation (Developing) A midday shooting in Hagerstown is under investigation, police say. Shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, officers were called to investigate a shooting in the 200 block of East Washington Street.  According to the Hagerstown Police Department, no suspect has been identified, and the motive behind the incident remains under investigation on Thursday night. No additional details were provided by the police as the probe continues. More details are expected to be released. "HPD will continue to provide updates on the investigation as new information becomes available," the depart…
Millions Of BISSELL Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk Millions Of BISSELL Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk
Millions Of Bissell Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk Millions of steam cleaners that may be too hot to handle and were sold nationwide are being recalled after more than 150 burn injuries were reported. An alert was issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advising that BISSELL Steam Shot Handheld Steam Cleaners are being recalled, which can leak hot water or steam onto users, posing a possible burn hazard. Approximately 3.2 million units are subject to the recall. According to CPSC, the recall includes multiple models in the model series 39N7 and 2994. "STEAM SHOT," or "POWER STEAMER" is printed on the side of the product.&nb…
Man Passed Out At The Wheel Drove Onto Fairfax County Property: Sheriff (DEVELOPING) Man Passed Out At The Wheel Drove Onto Fairfax County Property: Sheriff (DEVELOPING)
Man Passed Out At The Wheel Drove Onto Fairfax County Property: Sheriff (Developing) A man who was found asleep at the wheel in Fairfax County drove onto a property in Argyle Heights on Thursday afternoon after refusing deputies' commands, according to the sheriff's office. At around 3:15 p.m. on July 18, deputies were called to investigate a reported unknown medical emergency, and upon arrival, found a man passed out behind the wheel. A spokesperson for the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said that deputies were able to block the driveway, and when they made contact with the man, they spotted suspected controlled substances inside his vehicle. Happening Now: At 3:15…
Route 50 Temporarily Closed In Fairfax County Due To Gas Leak Route 50 Temporarily Closed In Fairfax County Due To Gas Leak
Route 50 Temporarily Closed In Fairfax County Due To Gas Leak Some commuters were delayed on Thursday afternoon when crews were called to a reported gas leak on Route 50 in Fairfax County. At approximately 4 p.m. on July 18, crews were called to the intersection of Route 50 and Stringfellow Road in Chantilly, where a gas line was struck, officials say. #FCFRD units are on scene of a gas leak at the intersection of Route 50 and Stringfellow Road in Chantilly. A gas line was struck. Crews will be on scene for an extended period of time. Route 50 is closed in both directions at Stringfellow Road. Please seek alternative routes. pic.twitter.com/1q81Rc3…
Purported Psychic Masterminded Scheme To Bilk Love-Struck Maryland Man Into $4M Scam: Feds Purported Psychic Masterminded Scheme To Bilk Love-Struck Maryland Man Into $4M Scam: Feds
Purported Psychic Masterminded Scheme To Bilk Love-Struck Maryland Man Into $4M Scam: Feds The purported psychic who masterminded an elaborate fraud, extortion, and money laundering scheme that resulted in a Maryland man embezzling more than $4 million from his DC employer will spend time in prison, federal authorities announced. Gina Rita Russell, 35, formerly of New York and Los Angeles, was sentenced to 125 months in prison following an elaborate scheme involving family members, one of whom threatened the Maryland man's young children. According to prosecutors, Russell met a New York woman and performed a psychic reading on her, convincing her that bad things would happen…
Man Using Social Media To Solicit Minor In Prince William County Busted At Planned Meet: Police Man Using Social Media To Solicit Minor In Prince William County Busted At Planned Meet: Police
Man Using Social Media To Solicit Minor In Prince William County Busted At Planned Meet: Police A 22-year-old Philadelphia man who allegedly used social media to prey on underage victims has been apprehended in Prince William County, authorities announced on Thursday. Shafan Naeem was arrested over the weekend in Woodbridge following an investigation into the solicitation of a minor, officials say. An investigation determined that Naeem used the social media app to communicate with a child sending inappropriate images and involving the solicitation of sexual acts by the 22-year-old man, according to the Prince William County Police Department. During those communications, N…
'Grievous Felon:' Illegal Migrant With Lengthy Rap Sheet Arrested In Maryland: ICE 'Grievous Felon:' Illegal Migrant With Lengthy Rap Sheet Arrested In Maryland: ICE
'Grievous Felon:' Illegal Migrant With Lengthy Rap Sheet Arrested In Maryland: ICE A 25-year-old national of Chad has been arrested for his role in an alleged murder and weapons offenses throughout Maryland after being released, federal authorities announced. US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says that Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers took Hisseine Gombo-Tchouli into custody near his Silver Spring home after being convicted of accessory after the fact of first-degree murder and was later released. According to investigators, Gombo-Tchouli legally entered the country in September 2005 at Dulles International Airport in Virginia; howev…
Stalker Accused Of Two Failed Sexual Assaults In Same Reston Apartment Complex, Police Say Stalker Accused Of Two Failed Sexual Assaults In Same Reston Apartment Complex, Police Say
Stalker Accused Of Two Failed Sexual Assaults In Same Reston Apartment Complex, Police Say A would-be victim was able to fight off a potential sexual assault when a man broke into a Reston apartment early on Wednesday morning, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Hugo Ernesto Argueta Vasquez, 43, was apprehended with an assist from the agency's aerial and K9 units following an alleged sexual assault in a Reston apartment complex, officials say. According to police, at around 5:30 a.m. on July 17, officers were called to Charter Oak Court, when Argueta Vasquez allegedly gained entry through an unlocked door and entered his victim's bedroom while they were s…
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