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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 Admits To Drug Trafficking In Area

    Man Admits To Drug Trafficking In Area

    An area man has admitted to his role in selling large amounts of crack cocaine in and around Ulster County.Ellenville resident Iqwan Mandiville, 26, who was arrested in March along with several others, has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute drugs.In pleading guilty, Mandiville admitted to selling drugs between May and December ...

  2. Serial Automobile Larceny Suspect Busted In Westchester

    Serial Automobile Larceny Suspect Busted In Westchester

    A man who allegedly has broken into multiple vehicles in Westchester was taken into police custody following an investigation that featured the use of social media and doorbell cameras throughout the city.In recent weeks, the Mount Vernon Police Department has noted an uptick in reports of thefts from vehicles, prompting an investigation, Mayor Andre Wallace said. In several videos ...

  3. 10 Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    10 Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    New York State Police troopers arrested 20 drivers in the area for allegedly driving while impaired.Local residents charged include: Westchester CountyOn Friday, Oct. 11, State Police from Somers arrested Joseph Salerno, 51, of Lewisboro, for DWI. He was traveling on Old Pond Road in the town of Lewisboro, when he was interviewed during a welfare check. Investigation revealed he ...

  4. Know Her? Woman Accused Of Stealing From Long Island Kohl's

    Know Her? Woman Accused Of Stealing From Long Island Kohl's

    Police investigators are attempting to locate a woman who was caught on camera stealing from a Kohl’s store.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers released a photo of a suspect who allegedly entered Kohl’s on Sunrise Highway shortly before 3:45 p.m. on Monday, July 22. Once inside she stole clothes and walked out without paying.In total, the merchandise had an estimated value of approximately ...

  5. Man Sentenced For Westchester Deli Stabbing

    Man Sentenced For Westchester Deli Stabbing

    A 49-year-old man will spend nearly a decade behind bars after stabbing a man in a Northern Westchester deli during a late-night skirmish on Christmas Day.Anthony Alvarez has been sentenced in State Supreme Court to nine years in state prison after pleading guilty over the summer to first-degree assault stemming from an incident in Peekskill last year.At approximately 10 p.m. on ...

  6. Here's When NYers Need To Have Real ID To Take Domestic Flights

    Here's When NYers Need To Have Real ID To Take Domestic Flights

    New Yorkers planning to take a domestic flight are going to have to “get real" if they hope to board their plane.Beginning on Oct. 1, 2020, a standard New York State driver’s license won’t be enough to get on even a domestic flight, and although that is a year away, the DMV is encouraging residents to get ahead of the game.There are now three different forms of driver’s license or New ...

  7. Man Wanted For Making Unauthorized Withdrawals From Long Island Bank

    Man Wanted For Making Unauthorized Withdrawals From Long Island Bank

    An alert has been issued for a wanted man who allegedly made unauthorized withdrawals from a Long Island bank over the summer.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police are attempting to locate a man who made withdrawals at Chase Bank on Old Country Road in Riverhead on Thursday, Aug. 29.In surveillance photos from the bank, the African American suspect can be seen wearing ...

  8. Alleged Gang Member Sentenced For Westchester Shooting

    Alleged Gang Member Sentenced For Westchester Shooting

    An alleged gang member will spend more than a decade behind bars for a shooting in Westchester.Bronx resident Dahjauntay Douglas, 22, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison followed by five years of post-release supervision after pleading guilty to first-degree assault in July for his role in a shooting in Mount Vernon last year.On Oct. 4 last year, Douglas fired two shots on ...

  9. Fairfield County Football Player Nominated For 'Heart Of A Giant' Award

    Fairfield County Football Player Nominated For 'Heart Of A Giant' Award

    Despite a rash of injuries, a Fairfield County high school football player has shown he has “The Heart of a Giant.” St. Joseph High School student-athlete Christopher Kiley has been nominated for the prestigious award, which is sponsored in part through the New York Giants. After tearing his meniscus in two spots, which meant more physical therapy and less football, Kiley beat his ...

  10. Video: Residents Report Seeing Venomous Caterpillars In Westchester, Putnam, Rockland

    Video: Residents Report Seeing Venomous Caterpillars In Westchester, Putnam, Rockland

    More Hudson Valley residents have reported that they’ve found venomous caterpillars with new sightings being reported in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties.Sightings in the region were first reported in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. They were also found in other areas upstate.Hickory tussock moth caterpillars, which have been described as “fuzzy, white and ...

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