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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. Long Island School Board Trustee Resigns After Being Accused Of Verbally Abusing Student

    Long Island School Board Trustee Resigns After Being Accused Of Verbally Abusing Student

    A Long Island school board trustee resigned after allegedly being involved in an “incident” with a teenager where he verbally abused a student.James Mancaruso, a member of the Sachem School Board of Education, stepped down from his position after allegedly yelling and cursing at a female student on the Sachem East High School campus in Farmingville.According to News 12, Mancaruso ...

  2. Suspect In Westchester Shooting Apprehended After 20-Year-Old Hospitalized

    Suspect In Westchester Shooting Apprehended After 20-Year-Old Hospitalized

    A Westchester man is in custody after being identified as the suspect who allegedly shot and hospitalized a 20-year-old, police said.The NYPD contacted the New Rochelle Police Department at 10:42 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 to advise that area resident Tairus White-Edney had been admitted to Jacobi Hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot that he said he suffered in New Rochelle.The ...

  3. Long Island Woman Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Mother, Injured Son

    Long Island Woman Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Mother, Injured Son

    A Long Island woman will spend years behind bars after admitting to her role in a high-speed crash on the Meadowbrook Parkway that killed a 39-year-old mother and injured her 8-year-old son. Freeport resident Nicole Pollock, age 28, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, June 16 to multiple counts of assault for allegedly drinking, doing drugs, driving, and rear-ending another driver last year, ...

  4. NY State Police Issue Alert For Missing 14-Year-Old Girl

    NY State Police Issue Alert For Missing 14-Year-Old Girl

    Seen her? New York State Police issued an alert for a missing teenager who has not been seen by friends or family in days.Anjelia Sturtevant, age 14, was reported as missing from her home in Ostego County, in the Town of Roseboom, near Cooperstown, New York State Police announced, and hasn’t been seen since Monday, June 14.Police described Sturtevant as being 5-foot-2 weighing 190 ...

  5. Long Island Man Indicted For Allegedly Sexually Abusing Six Children

    Long Island Man Indicted For Allegedly Sexually Abusing Six Children

    The 52-year-old husband of a child care provider has been indicted for allegedly sexually abusing children while they were in his wife’s care at their Long Island home, the District Attorney’s Office announced.It is alleged that multiple children were sexually abused by Patchogue resident Angel Tacuri at separate times between 2010 and 2014 when the girls were between the ages of 3 and ...

  6. Man, Woman Rescued After Sailboat Overturns On Long Island

    Man, Woman Rescued After Sailboat Overturns On Long Island

    Police officers came to the aid of a pair of boaters after their sailboat overturned outside a Long Island marina.A man and woman were on a 14-foot Capri sailboat at approximately 10:55 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16 in Wantagh, when a gust of wind overturned the vessel, stranding them both in the water.Nassau County Police officers in Marine 1 were dispatched to the area, and were ...

  7. School In Westchester Names New Principal

    School In Westchester Names New Principal

    A Westchester school district has appointed a veteran educator to take over at the head of its lone elementary school as its newest principal.Following a lengthy search, the Bronxville Board of Education and Superintendent Roy Montesano announced that longtime Hudson Valley educator Joseph Mercora has been named as the elementary school principal. Most recently, Mercora served as the ...

  8. Massachusetts Governor Backs Biden Push For Death Penalty In Boston Marathon Case

    Massachusetts Governor Backs Biden Push For Death Penalty In Boston Marathon Case

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is backing the Department of Justice and President Joe Biden as they seek to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. This week, the Department of Justice encouraged the Supreme Court to reinstate the death penalty for Tsarnaev, calling it "one of the worst” acts of terrorism in the US since the Sept. 11 bombings. Though ...

  9. Hundreds Of Unexpected Amazon Packages Delivered To Home In New York

    Hundreds Of Unexpected Amazon Packages Delivered To Home In New York

    Hundreds of unexpected and unwanted packages from Amazon were sent to a New York home as part of what could potentially be a scam, officials said.Dozens of boxes arrived daily from Amazon, UPS and FedEx were delivered to upstate New York resident Jillian Canaan recently, despite her and her family not ordering any packages.According to WIVB-TV, Canaan, who runs a studio in the Buffalo ...

  10. COVID-19: Cuomo's Nursing Home Directive Led To Additional Deaths, New Report Says

    COVID-19: Cuomo's Nursing Home Directive Led To Additional Deaths, New Report Says

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s directive last spring to nursing homes in New York to admit COVID-19 patients led to additional deaths, according to a newly released report✎ EditSign.The New York State Bar Association Task Force on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care released the 242-page report criticizing the governor for not reversing the March 2020 order earlier than he did.“Although a ...

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