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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. Restaurant Owner From Westchester Sentenced For Killing Victim Over Paycheck Dispute

    Restaurant Owner From Westchester Sentenced For Killing Victim Over Paycheck Dispute

    A restaurant owner from Westchester will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting a former employee’s husband outside a restaurant as they argued over money.Kenton Connerly, 52, of Port Chester, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty at trial of first-degree manslaughter and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon last year. Connerly will also serve five ...

  2. Suspect Charged In Murder Of Former Westchester HS Football Star

    Suspect Charged In Murder Of Former Westchester HS Football Star

    A suspect is in police custody for his role in the shooting death of a former high school football star from Westchester who was playing professionally in Arizona.Christopher Verland Ayers III, 28, who was in custody for unrelated charges in Phoenix, has been charged in connection to the shooting death of former Mount Vernon football standout Lance McDowdell, a member of the Arizona ...

  3. Hofstra President Announces Retirement

    Hofstra President Announces Retirement

    Following more than 50 years serving at Hofstra University, President Stuart Rabinowitz announced his intention to retire.Rabinowitz notified the Hofstra University Board of Trustees that he will be stepping down at the end of his term on Aug. 31, 2021, a decision the Board accepted.“By the date of my retirement, I will have had the honor and privilege of serving our wonderful ...

  4. 20-Something Duo Caught With Loaded Handgun, Magazine In I-87 Stop, Police Say

    20-Something Duo Caught With Loaded Handgun, Magazine In I-87 Stop, Police Say

    A late-night traffic stop by New York State Police troopers in the Hudson Valley led to weapons charges for two men who were allegedly in possession of a loaded handgun and illegal ammunition.Troopers conducted a traffic stop at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, when a driver committed a vehicle and traffic violation in Tuxedo.According to police, while speaking to the ...

  5. Stamford Woman Charged With Leaving Scene Of Crash At School Parking Lot In Darien

    Stamford Woman Charged With Leaving Scene Of Crash At School Parking Lot In Darien

    A woman who drove into the front sign of a Fairfield County school, damaging it, attempted to flee the scene before being tracked down within an hour, police said.While working an extra duty job at Holmes School in Darien, an officer from the Darien Police Department reported that he spotted a vehicle drive through the school’s lot, strike a curb, then a sign, before taking off.The ...

  6. Westchester Man Facing Drugs, Weapons Possession Charges

    Westchester Man Facing Drugs, Weapons Possession Charges

    An investigation into drug sales in Westchester led to a host of charges for an alleged drug dealer who was busted with several illegal weapons, according to the District Attorney’s Office.James Bachman, 69, was arraigned in New Rochelle City Court on multiple drug and weapons charges following his arrest on Friday, Jan. 24, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., ...

  7. Killer Of 4-Year-Old NY Boy Held In Hudson Valley Denied Parole

    Killer Of 4-Year-Old NY Boy Held In Hudson Valley Denied Parole

    The murderer of a 4-year-old boy being held in a Hudson Valley prison was denied parole for the 10th time.Eric Smith, who is housed at the medium-security Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, went before the parole board for his 10th appeal and was once again denied parole by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.Smith, now 40, was 13 when he ...

  8. Man Wanted For Leaving Scene Of Crash In Parking Lot Of Long Island McDonald's

    Man Wanted For Leaving Scene Of Crash In Parking Lot Of Long Island McDonald's

    Know him?An alert has been issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Suffolk County Police Department as investigators attempt to locate a man who allegedly left the scene of a crash at McDonald’s earlier this month.Police are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a man dressed in sweats who allegedly was driving a vehicle in the parking lot of McDonald’s on North Ocean ...

  9. 40-Year-Old Stopped On I-87 Had BAC Twice Legal Limit, Police Say

    40-Year-Old Stopped On I-87 Had BAC Twice Legal Limit, Police Say

    A man with a previous DWI conviction is facing new charges after allegedly driving drunk with a blood-alcohol level nearly triple the legal limit on I-87, New York State Police said.Troopers in Clarkstown stopped Pedro Cruzgonzalez, 40, of Hillsborough, New Jersey, at approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, when he committed a vehicle and traffic violation on I-87.According to ...

  10. State Police Issue Alert For Man Wanted In Westchester

    State Police Issue Alert For Man Wanted In Westchester

    Know him? New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a man who has been wanted for more than a decade following his arrest.An alert was issued by State Police Troop T in Tarrytown for Curtis L. Brown, who was stopped by troopers on the New York State Thruway on June 5, 2006. During the subsequent stop, it was determined that Brown ...

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