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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. Man Threatens Victim With Knife In Rockland Altercation, Police Say

    Man Threatens Victim With Knife In Rockland Altercation, Police Say

    Two men were taken into police custody in Rockland County after being involved in an altercation where one of them charged at the other with a knife, police said.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department and Rockland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the Town of Ramapo at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, where there was a report of a physical altercation ...

  2. New Canaan Man Who Crashed Into Fence Under Influence Of Alcohol, Drugs, Darien PD Says

    New Canaan Man Who Crashed Into Fence Under Influence Of Alcohol, Drugs, Darien PD Says

    A driver in Fairfield County allegedly under the influence of drugs swerved to avoid a cat in the roadway, losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a fence, police said.Officers from the Darien Police Department were dispatched to a stretch of St. Nichols Road shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, where there was a report of a one-car crash where a vehicle left the roadway ...

  3. Two Long Island Pizzerias Robbed Hours Apart

    Two Long Island Pizzerias Robbed Hours Apart

    Two Long Island pizzerias were the victims of robberies within hours of each other, police said.Suffolk County Police detectives are investigating the Centereach robberies that took place less than six hours apart. According to police, Pizza Hut on Middle Country Road was hit shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20; while Domino’s on Middle Country Road was targeted at approximately ...

  4. Police K9 Unit Helps Locate Suspect Involved In Car, Foot Chase In Westchester

    Police K9 Unit Helps Locate Suspect Involved In Car, Foot Chase In Westchester

    A suspect is in custody after being involved in a police chase attempting to flee on foot after crashing and ultimately tracked down with an assist by police canine unit in Westchester.Westchester County Police officers attempted to pull over the driver of a possibly stolen Dodge Charger on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison at approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Earlier ...

  5. ID Released For Woman Fatally Stabbed During Dispute With Neighbor In Westchester

    ID Released For Woman Fatally Stabbed During Dispute With Neighbor In Westchester

    The identity of a 60-year-old woman who was fatally stabbed during a dispute with a neighbor in Westchester has been released by police.The body of Yonkers resident Denise Smith, of Oak Street, was found at approximately noon in a residence on Beaumont Circle in Yonkers on Monday, Jan. 13, police said. Upon arrival, officers made entry into an apartment and found her unresponsive ...

  6. Vehicle Strikes Car Parked Near School During Westchester Police Chase

    Vehicle Strikes Car Parked Near School During Westchester Police Chase

    Click here for an updated story: Police K9 Unit Helps Locate Suspect Involved In Car, Foot Chase In WestchesterA driver in a possibly stolen car took police on a chase that ended in a crash near a school in Westchester.Westchester County Police officers attempted to pull over the driver of a possibly stolen Dodge Charger on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison at approximately 2 ...

  7. ID Released For Teen Killed In I-84 Crash

    ID Released For Teen Killed In I-84 Crash

    A teenager who was killed in a fiery crash on I-84 has been identified.Danbury resident Liam Declan Devine, 17, was driving west on I-84 shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 near Exit 9 in Newtown when he lost control of his vehicle, Connecticut State Police said. Devine traveled through the grass out of control, over an embankment and into a tree.When Devine struck the tree, ...

  8. Long Island Man Sentenced For Distributing Crack Cocaine

    Long Island Man Sentenced For Distributing Crack Cocaine

    A Long Island man will spend time in prison for his role in distributing crack cocaine and powder cocaine, U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue announced.Tramaine Brown, 30, of Jamesport, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in June last year to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and powder cocaine.In January 2018, the FBI ...

  9. Health Risk Leads To Recall For Smoked Salmon Distributed In Connecticut

    Health Risk Leads To Recall For Smoked Salmon Distributed In Connecticut

    A smoked salmon product that was shipped only to Connecticut and Rhode Island retailers is being recalled due to a Listeria Scare.Springfield Smoked Fish announced it is recalling one-pound packages of pre-sliced Nova Salmon that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune ...

  10. Sign Damaged At Church In Westchester

    Sign Damaged At Church In Westchester

    A church in Westchester was targeted by vandals who damaged a welcome sign.Vandals cracked the welcome sign outside St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville overnight on Friday, Jan. 17 splitting the sign right across the “J” in John’s. It comes after several other vandalism incidents at houses of worship in Westchester.In the past few weeks, a menorah was toppled at Veteran's Field ...

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