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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. Man Shot, Killed Outside Home In Westchester

    Man Shot, Killed Outside Home In Westchester

    An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed outside a Westchester home.Gunshots rang out on South 8th Avenue in Mount Vernon at approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, officials said, though details of the shooting have been scarce.Officials said the man was treated at the scene by first responders before being transported to the hospital in serious condition. He was ...

  2. Two Extricated From Vehicle After Crash With Tractor-Trailer In Western Mass

    Two Extricated From Vehicle After Crash With Tractor-Trailer In Western Mass

    A driver and passenger had to be extricated from their vehicle after being involved in an early-morning crash with a tractor-trailer in Western Massachusetts.Massachusetts State Police and officers from the Chicopee Police Department responded to a crash on Route 291 shortly after 2 a.m. on Friday, May 7, when the car struck a tractor-trailer.State Police said that upon arrival, ...

  3. Long Island House Fire Causes Propane Tanks To Explode

    Long Island House Fire Causes Propane Tanks To Explode

    Propane tanks exploded after they got too hot when a house fire broke out on Long Island.First responders in Nassau County were dispatched to a 7th Street home in East Meadow at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, when a house fire broke out that left two homes with damage.Crews from the East Meadow and North Bellmore Fire Departments were able to knock down the flames, though, ...

  4. Suspect Nabbed In 2018 Fatal Shooting Of Fairfield County 16-Year-Old

    Suspect Nabbed In 2018 Fatal Shooting Of Fairfield County 16-Year-Old

    A 21-year-old man has been accused of fatally shooting a teenager nearly three years ago in Fairfield County.The Stamford Police Department announced that officers arrested local resident Isaias Delacruz for his role in the shooting death of 16-year-old Marcus Hall, who was shot repeatedly on Sept. 20, 2018 on Pequot Lane in Stamford. Police said that Delacruz was appearing at the ...

  5. Nationwide Chicken Shortage Is Fowl News For Restaurants

    Nationwide Chicken Shortage Is Fowl News For Restaurants

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing more trouble for family-owned restaurants already struggling financially, but now have to contend with a nationwide chicken shortage as demand for the product grows.With Americans turning to comfort foods during the pandemic and ordering more chicken dishes and sandwiches from area restaurants during stay-at-home mandates, poultry producers have been ...

  6. COVID-19: First Full Week Of No CT Nursing Home Deaths In Months; Latest Breakdown Of Cases

    COVID-19: First Full Week Of No CT Nursing Home Deaths In Months; Latest Breakdown Of Cases

    Connecticut nursing homes reported zero COVID-19-related deaths for the first time since September as the state reaches another milestone.Gov. Ned Lamont touted Connecticut's vaccination program on Thursday, May 6, announcing that the state expects to have 70 percent of all eligible adults with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine weeks before the national goal.During the beginning ...

  7. Police Dish Out 87 Tickets In Operation Hardhat Detail In Hudson Valley

    Police Dish Out 87 Tickets In Operation Hardhat Detail In Hudson Valley

    Not so fast.New York State Police troopers going undercover as construction workers in work zones dished out dozens of tickets for various violations during a special “Operation Hardhat” detail.On Tuesday, April 27, State Police teamed with the New York State Department of Transportation to crack down on work zone violations and encourage safer driving in Orange County on I-84 in ...

  8. $10K Reward Offered For Info Leading To Arrest After Five Shot, One Killed In Westchester

    $10K Reward Offered For Info Leading To Arrest After Five Shot, One Killed In Westchester

    A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a shooting suspect who killed one man and wounded four others in Westchester.The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and FBI each offered $5,000 for information that leads investigators to the suspects who fired several shots into a yard in the area of Horton Avenue and Brook Street in New Rochelle ...

  9. Nationally Known Westchester Restaurant Owner Sentenced For Not Paying Taxes

    Nationally Known Westchester Restaurant Owner Sentenced For Not Paying Taxes

    A nationally known celebrity chef known as “Lord of the Pies” who owns restaurants in Westchester and Fairfield counties will spend time behind bars after admitting to not paying taxes.Bruno DiFabio, age 51, of Ridgefield, was sentenced on Thursday, May 6 to 30 days in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to a federal tax offense in ...

  10. COVID-19: How Low Will It Go? Positive-Test Rate In Massachusetts Falls Again

    COVID-19: How Low Will It Go? Positive-Test Rate In Massachusetts Falls Again

    Massachusetts continues to see declining COVID-19 numbers as the state continues ramping up its vaccination program.The seven-day average positive COVID-19 rate for those tested statewide has dropped to 1.5 percent as of Thursday, May 6 after hovering at or above 2.5 percent for most of last month as the Massachusetts Department of Health reports 21,300 active cases of the virus.There ...

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