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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. Four Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Four Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    New York State Police troopers removed two dozen motorists from area roadways during the extended Veterans Day holiday weekend.Local residents charged include: Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Nov. 9, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Otis L. Martin, 36, of Croton-on-Hudson, for DWI. He was traveling on Route 9 in the village of Croton-on-Hudson, when he was stopped for a ...

  2. Westchester Business Operator Admits To Fraudulent Overbilling Scheme

    Westchester Business Operator Admits To Fraudulent Overbilling Scheme

    The owner and operator of a Westchester waste disposal business admitted to fraudulently overfilling hundreds of thousands of dollars to clients.Harrison resident Ralph Mancini, 57, who operated County Waste Management, pleaded guilty to mail fraud, admitting as part of his plea that he had defrauded multiple commercial customers by overbilling them for the waste collected and dumped on ...

  3. Closure Of Bohemia Store Will Leave Long Island With Just One Kmart

    Closure Of Bohemia Store Will Leave Long Island With Just One Kmart

    Another one bites the dust.The latest round of store closing by Kmart’s parent company, Transformco, which purchased the assets of Sears Holding Corporation earlier this year, will leave Long Island with just one Kmart location, as the Bohemia store is set to shutter its doors.That store is expected to begin motions to close its doors next month. The only remaining Kmart location on ...

  4. Police Sergeant In Westchester Charged With Choking Woman, Harassment

    Police Sergeant In Westchester Charged With Choking Woman, Harassment

    A Mount Vernon Police Department sergeant is facing charges connected to an assault of a woman during an off-duty incident earlier this year.Mount Vernon Police Sgt. Martin Bailey, 49, of Dutchess County, was arraigned on a multi-count indictment in connection to the physical assault of a Mount Vernon woman in September, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., ...

  5. Former Westchester Resident Sentenced For 2016 Murder

    Former Westchester Resident Sentenced For 2016 Murder

    A former area resident who went on the run may spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of murdering a Westchester man. Former Yonkers resident Anthony Burton, who most recently lived in Pensacola, Florida, was found guilty of murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon following a trial for the murder of a Yonkers man in April 2016 earlier this ...

  6. Area Donut Shop Named Best In State

    Area Donut Shop Named Best In State

    A Hudson Valley donut shop ranked as among the tops in the country, according to a newly released report.Glazed Over Donuts in Beacon was ranked as New York’s best doughnuts by Insider.com, which ranked each state’s top stops for the pastries throughout the country. At Glazed Over Donuts, in Beacon, each doughnut comes with a glaze, topping, and drizzle. You can combine a number of ...

  7. Meat Products Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

    Meat Products Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

    More than 25,000 pounds of sausage products are being recalled due to a Listeria scare.Ezzo Sausage Company, based out of Columbus, Ohio, is recalling approximately 25,115 pounds of sausage products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.The products subject to recall were ...

  8. Seen Him? Police In Westchester Issue Alert For Wanted Man

    Seen Him? Police In Westchester Issue Alert For Wanted Man

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man wanted on weapons, assault and menacing charges.The Yonkers Police Department Warrant Squad issued an alert this week regarding 36-year-old John Degree, who was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree assault, and second-degree menacing. He later ...

  9. Suspects On Loose After Victims Flee From Car During Armed Long Island Robbery

    Suspects On Loose After Victims Flee From Car During Armed Long Island Robbery

    Two armed robbers are on the loose after an alleged armed robbery on Long Island.A 45-year-old driver and his two female passengers were driving on Sprague Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in West Hempstead, when a tan Ford Escape cut them off, forcing the vehicle to stop.Nassau County Police said that two men, both armed with a black and a silver handgun, exited ...

  10. Fairfield County Resident One Of Two Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Connecticut

    Fairfield County Resident One Of Two Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Connecticut

    Flu season is here, and a Fairfield County resident was one of two deaths related to influenza in Connecticut reported last week.The Connecticut Department of Health issued its report for the week ending on Saturday, Nov. 9, which included two influenza-related deaths and three more influenza-related hospitalizations, bringing the total to 47 for the season.The second Connecticut ...

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