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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, Woman Wanted For Stealing From Long Island Walmart

    Man, Woman Wanted For Stealing From Long Island Walmart

    Know them? Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Sixth Precinct Crime Section investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the two people who stole clothing from a Middle Island store.An alert was issued for a man and woman who entered Walmart on Middle Country Road at 8:22 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. The pair proceeded to steal assorted clothing items ...

  2. Spitting Incident Not Racially Motivated, School Principal Says

    Spitting Incident Not Racially Motivated, School Principal Says

    A group of students in a Fairfield County school were thrown out of the Smithsonian’s African American History Museum in Washington, D.C. after a white student spit on a black visitor.A student from the Shelton Intermediate School reportedly spit over a balcony during a visit on Friday, Oct. 11, hitting an African American visitor below. The incident is not believed to be racially ...

  3. Bridgeport Man Who Distributed Heroin To Overdose Victim Sentenced

    Bridgeport Man Who Distributed Heroin To Overdose Victim Sentenced

    A Fairfield County man will spend years behind bars after being busted selling heroin to undercover officers.Bridgeport resident Talvin Hinton, 43, was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release after pleading guilty to distributing heroin in the area, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced. The sentence stems from a statewide initiative targeting ...

  4. Long Island Bloods Gang Members Accused Of Gun-Running

    Long Island Bloods Gang Members Accused Of Gun-Running

    Fourteen alleged gang members and associates of the Bloods gang on Long Island have been arrested and charged as part of a 127-count indictment for their roles in a gun-running scheme that spanned across the East Coast.A yearlong investigation into the gang led to the seizure of 73 illegal weapons that were trafficked into Suffolk County through an “Iron Pipeline,” with most of the ...

  5. Alert Issued For Suspects Caught On Camera Stealing Cell Phones In Westchester

    Alert Issued For Suspects Caught On Camera Stealing Cell Phones In Westchester

    Know them? The New Rochelle Police Department issued an alert for a pair of suspects who allegedly stole several cell phones from the Sprint store on Main Street.Police said that the two men, who were caught on camera wearing hooded sweatshirts inside the store, allegedly entered the Sprint store with scissors, cut the security cords securing four phones to their displays and then fled ...

  6. Eatery Named One Of Best In North America Opening In Woodbury Common

    Eatery Named One Of Best In North America Opening In Woodbury Common

    A famed New York City restaurant is making its way north to the Hudson Valley.PARM, which was named one of the 101 best places to eat in North America by Newsweek, announced that it will be opening a new location in the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. It will be the restaurant’s first foray out of Manhattan.The restaurant is expected to open on Sunday, Dec. 1. PARM will set up shop in ...

  7. Alleged Racist, Sexist Comments By Mount Vernon Deputy Fire Chief Under Investigation

    Alleged Racist, Sexist Comments By Mount Vernon Deputy Fire Chief Under Investigation

    A deputy fire chief in Mount Vernon is in hot water for making alleged racist and sexist comments he made in a conversation that was recorded.Mount Vernon Deputy Fire Chief Al-Farid Salahuddin has been suspended without pay after the recording surfaced, including him using racist terms about other firefighters and sexist terms against elected officials.Salahuddin was suspended without ...

  8. Long Island Man Sentenced For Possession of Cocaine, Crack, Firearms

    Long Island Man Sentenced For Possession of Cocaine, Crack, Firearms

    A Long Island drug dealer will spend a decade in prison after being busted selling crack cocaine out of his home.Flanders resident Daniel Harris, 36, was sentenced in Central Islip federal court to 10 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and 28 grams of cocaine base, as well as possession of multiple firearms in furtherance of a drug ...

  9. Westchester Man Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Crash

    Westchester Man Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Crash

    A 26-year-old man has been arraigned on a vehicular manslaughter charge after killing a pedestrian in Westchester.Elmsford resident Glen Robinson appeared in White Plains City Court on Thursday, Oct. 10, where he was charged for his role in the death of 57-year-old Susan Benjamin-Bailey early on Saturday, Aug. 24 in White Plains.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, ...

  10. Alert Issued For New 'Meter Replacement' Scam In Fairfield County

    Alert Issued For New 'Meter Replacement' Scam In Fairfield County

    Police in Fairfield County are cautioning area residents that scams targeting utility customers across the country and in Connecticut “are in full swing.” The Greenwich Police Department and Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut announced they would be teaming up after scammers have targeted customers over the phone or by going door-to-door. “The scammers, often sounding legitimate ...

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