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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. Fatal Shooting Suspect Nabbed At Hotel In Westchester

    Fatal Shooting Suspect Nabbed At Hotel In Westchester

    A Westchester man is facing a murder charge after allegedly shooting and killing a man behind a housing complex last week.Earlier story - Police Search For Suspect In Fatal White Plains ShootingWhite Plains resident Brandon Williams, 25, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after killing city resident Deron Strange shortly before midnight on Wednesday, May 27 behind ...

  2. NYC Will Have Curfew After Looting On Fourth Night Of Protests

    NYC Will Have Curfew After Looting On Fourth Night Of Protests

    New York City will be under a curfew effective immediately amid violent protests and looting that have broken out in the wake of George Floyd’s police-related death in Minnesota.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the curfew will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. effective Monday, June 1, while the state’s National Guard will be on standby following four ...

  3. Woman Allegedly Set Eight Fires, Including At Long Island Market

    Woman Allegedly Set Eight Fires, Including At Long Island Market

    A 24-year-old woman who allegedly set at least eight fires on Long Island is facing multiple charges for arson after being arrested over the weekend, police said.Nassau County Police Arson Bomb Squad detectives arrested Melanie Nieves - who has no listed address - at approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, after she was caught on video outside Sam’s Caribbean Marketplace on Hempstead ...

  4. Massive Dead Whale Found On Long Island Shore

    Massive Dead Whale Found On Long Island Shore

    A massive whale was found washed up on a Long Island shore over the weekend. Members of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society responded to Amagansett late on Saturday, May 30, where there was a report of a 35-foot female humpback whale on the beach.The whale was originally reported just offshore of Amagansett by the United States Coast Guard and the New York State Department of ...

  5. June ‘Deadliest’ Month For CT Teen Drivers, AAA Warns

    June ‘Deadliest’ Month For CT Teen Drivers, AAA Warns

    As the summer driving season unofficially kicks off, officials with AAA are cautioning Connecticut parents as well as teenagers that distracted driving can be fateful as the “100 Deadliest Days” begin.AAA said that June is the "deadliest" month for teen drivers in Connecticut, with the most cases of crashes in any month between 2015 and 2019, according to the UConn Crash Data ...

  6. COVID-19: Here's How Many Are Concerned About Possible Second Wave, New Poll Shows

    COVID-19: Here's How Many Are Concerned About Possible Second Wave, New Poll Shows

    With states across the country in the opening phases of kickstarting their economies, a majority of Americans have expressed concerns about a possible second wave of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).A newly released Marist College poll found that 77 percent of Americans have expressed some degree of concern that a second wave of COVID-19 cases could emerge, though the other 23 percent have ...

  7. Man Accused Of Stealing From Long Island Dollar Tree Store

    Man Accused Of Stealing From Long Island Dollar Tree Store

    Know him? Police investigators on Long Island are attempting to identify and locate a man who allegedly robbed a dollar store earlier this year.An alert was issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers for a man who allegedly walked into Dollar Tree on Clay Pitts Road in East Northport at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, and stole items.Police said that the suspect jumped over the ...

  8. Photos: Two Hospitalized After Crash Between Drunk SUV Driver, Truck On Long Island, Police Say

    Photos: Two Hospitalized After Crash Between Drunk SUV Driver, Truck On Long Island, Police Say

    An allegedly intoxicated driver with a previous DWI sent himself and another driver to the hospital after being involved in a rollover crash on Long Island, police said.Officers from the Southampton Police Department were called to Country Road 51 at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Friday, May 29. Officers found the two vehicles involved in the crash, an SUV and International Heavy ...

  9. Here's How You Can Avoid Being Reeled In By Mail Fishing

    Here's How You Can Avoid Being Reeled In By Mail Fishing

    Though it’s not officially fishing season, police are cautioning area residents to be wary of scammers going “fishing” in United States Postal Service mailboxes.Law enforcement agencies in the tri-state area issued alerts warning of scammers who have been making the rounds “fishing” in USPS mailboxes in an attempt to steal checks and personal information.Police said that “mail fishing” ...

  10. State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Long Island Man

    State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Long Island Man

    An alert has been issued for a Long Island man who has been wanted by State Police for nearly a decade following his arrest.New York State Police investigators out of East Meadow are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Alessandr Melo, who was arrested on Long Island for allegedly driving while intoxicated in 2011.Police said that Melo was arrested on Aug. 20, 2011, and a bench ...

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