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Zak Failla

Senior Reporter 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. Driver Airlifted To Hospital After Losing Control, Striking Parked Cars: Frederick Police

    Driver Airlifted To Hospital After Losing Control, Striking Parked Cars: Frederick Police

    One person was airlifted to a Maryland hospital after suffering “serious life-threatening injuries” during a multi-vehicle crash in Frederick County.Officers from the Frederick Police Department Patrol Division responded shortly before 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 to the 200 block of Dill Avenue in Frederick City, where there was a reported multi-vehicle crash with injuries.A red 2014 ...

  2. COVID-19: Students, Staff In Prince George's County To Be Required To Mask Up For New Year

    COVID-19: Students, Staff In Prince George's County To Be Required To Mask Up For New Year

    Students and staff members preparing to return to the classroom in Prince George's County will be required to mask up as the district contends with the latest wave of new COVID-19 cases.District officials announced on Friday, Aug. 12 that they are updating the mask requirements in all schools and facilities “until further notice,” beginning as of Monday, Aug. 15 following a ...

  3. Fast-Moving Fire Spreads From Maryland Townhouse Deck To Roof, Attic

    Fast-Moving Fire Spreads From Maryland Townhouse Deck To Roof, Attic

    A fast-moving two-alarm townhouse fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages in Harford County after rapidly spreading from a rear deck to the rest of the structure, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal. Members of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company responded to a stretch of townhouses on Betty Court in Forest Hill shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Friday, ...

  4. Police ID Man Found Dead In Fiery Vehicle During Mid-Summer Baltimore Blaze

    Police ID Man Found Dead In Fiery Vehicle During Mid-Summer Baltimore Blaze

    Police investigators in Maryland have identified the man who was found dead last month inside a motor vehicle that caught fire, authorities announced.Linzie D. Bonds II, 68, has been identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as the occupant of a vehicle that was found fully engulfed in flames in Baltimore County when first responders answered a call for a commercial fire. ...

  5. Jaguar Driving Would-Be Burglars Get Explosive During Attempted Crofton ATM Heist: Officials

    Jaguar Driving Would-Be Burglars Get Explosive During Attempted Crofton ATM Heist: Officials

    Burglars in Maryland pulled out all the stops in an attempt to steal cash from a Maryland ATM overnight, according to Anne Arundel County Fire officials. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department’s Explosives Investigation Unit issued an alert and photos of a suspect vehicle after assailants allegedly used explosives to break into an ATM during an attempted burglary in Crofton.The ATM in ...

  6. Two Juveniles Charged With Murder In Fatal Prince George's County Gas Station Stabbing: Police

    Two Juveniles Charged With Murder In Fatal Prince George's County Gas Station Stabbing: Police

    Two minors are facing charges in Maryland after being identified as suspects who allegedly fatally stabbed a gas station clerk in Prince George's County, investigators announced.A 15-year-old and 12-year-old from Clinton have been arrested and charged in connection to the death of Mount Rainier resident Israel Akingbesote, 37, who was found murdered at approximately 4:40 a.m. on ...

  7. Fleeing Suspect Busted With Pot, Cocaine, Magic Mushrooms During Stop In Severn: Police

    Fleeing Suspect Busted With Pot, Cocaine, Magic Mushrooms During Stop In Severn: Police

    A purported drug dealer from Virginia attempted to pull a fast one on police in Maryland after being busted with a host of drugs during a midday traffic stop in Anne Arundel County, authorities said.Shadeed Williams, 28, of Suffolk, Virginia, was stopped by members of the Anne Arundel Police Department shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 in Severn after an officer observed what ...

  8. Frederick County Family Displaced After Early Morning House Fire

    Frederick County Family Displaced After Early Morning House Fire

    Dozens of firefighters were on hand to help knock down an early morning fire that unexpectedly broke out in a Frederick County home and rapidly spread, displacing a family.A house fire was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 in the 4200 block of Ed McClain Road in Monrovia inside a single-family home, according to officials.Upon arrival, firefighters said that they ...

  9. Prison Time For Members Of Baltimore Drug Trafficking Organization Ordered To Forfeit $2M: DOJ

    Prison Time For Members Of Baltimore Drug Trafficking Organization Ordered To Forfeit $2M: DOJ

    Two members of an alleged drug distribution operation in Maryland have been sentenced to time in federal prison and were ordered by a judge to forfeit $2 million that was seized during the investigation, according to authorities.Raymond Zamora, 24, was sentenced to two years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with ...

  10. Alert Issued For Missing Montgomery County Mother, 2-Year-Old Son

    Alert Issued For Missing Montgomery County Mother, 2-Year-Old Son

    Seen them? Law enforcement agencies are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing mother in Maryland, who has not been seen for days after leaving a social gathering with her 2-year-old son days ago.An alert was issued by the Montgomery County Department of Police’s Cold Case Unit regarding Delmy Bonilla, 20, and Oscar Fernando Benitez-Reyes, who were last seen on Monday, ...

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