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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.

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  1. Fire Severely Damages Westchester Home

    Fire Severely Damages Westchester Home

    A three-alarm fire gutted a Westchester home.First responders were dispatched to a Grandview Avenue home in Rye shortly after midnight on Saturday, Sept. 14, when a fire broke out in a local residence, prompting a response from several area fire departments.Upon arrival, officials said that firefighters were met with heavy fire throughout the structure and required mutual aid from ...

  2. Two-Car Crash Comes After Route 202 Driver Makes Illegal Left Turn, Police Say

    Two-Car Crash Comes After Route 202 Driver Makes Illegal Left Turn, Police Say

    An illegal left turn led to a two-car crash on Route 202 in Ramapo, police said.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department responded to a two-car crash on Route 202 near Spock Rock Road late on Saturday, Sept. 14. Police said that the investigation into the crash determined that one of the drivers was making a left turn off of Route 202, which is now illegal.The motorists suffered minor ...

  3. Long Island Man Wanted On Grand Larceny Charge

    Long Island Man Wanted On Grand Larceny Charge

    An alert has been issued for a wanted Long Island man in Nassau County following a shoplifting incident in 2017.Thomas Derosa, 50, is wanted by the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau County Court after being arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny of items with a value greater than $1,000.Derosa reportedly shoplifted from a Dick’s Sporting Goods location in East ...

  4. Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Man

    Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Man

    Police investigators in Nassau County are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a wanted man who was arrested on a drug charge.An alert has been issued for 67-year-old Michael Ison, who is wanted by the Nassau County Police Department after being arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance last year. Ison was later released, ...

  5. Westchester Man, 22, Caught After Police Chase In Orange County, Police Say

    Westchester Man, 22, Caught After Police Chase In Orange County, Police Say

    A 22-year-old took officers in Orange County on a short chase before being taken into custody, police said.Port Jervis police officers say they attempted to stop Rasheem Edwards, a parolee from Mount Vernon, while he was driving in the area on Friday, Sept. 6, when he committed a violation.Rather than stop, police said that Edwards took off, failing to comply with the officers, ...

  6. Single-, Double-, Triple-Lane Closures Scheduled Near New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Single-, Double-, Triple-Lane Closures Scheduled Near New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Planned roadway improvement projects on the New York State Thruway near the new Tappan Zee Bridge will lead to multiple lane closures for several days in Westchester.Tappan Zee Constructors is scheduled to close multiple lanes beginning on Monday, Sept. 16 near the bridge landings.On Monday, Tuesday, Sept. 17, and Wednesday, Sept .18, there will be two right lanes closed no later than 9 ...

  7. Bloods Gang Member Indicted For Double Homicide, Racketeering On Long Island

    Bloods Gang Member Indicted For Double Homicide, Racketeering On Long Island

    An alleged 25-year-old member of the Bloods street gang is facing charges for racketeering and a double homicide near a Long Island Railroad station, U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue announced.Farmingville resident Taheem Smith - also known as “Ta” - was arraigned in Central Islip federal court on an 11-count indictment charging him with racketeering, murders in aid of racketeering of ...

  8. Officers Use Narcan To Rescue 23-Year-Old Long Island Overdose Victim

    Officers Use Narcan To Rescue 23-Year-Old Long Island Overdose Victim

    Some fast-acting first responders in Nassau County may have saved the life of a 23-year-old Long Island man suffering from a potentially fatal overdose.Officers from the Nassau County Police Department’s Sixth Precinct responded to a Meadow Lane residence at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 in Glen Head, where there was a report of a possible drug overdose.Police said that ...

  9. Police Investigate Armed Robbery After Shots Fired In Port Jervis

    Police Investigate Armed Robbery After Shots Fired In Port Jervis

    Police investigators in Orange County are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man involved in an armed robbery over the weekend.Officers from the Port Jervis Police Department responded to the intersection of Seward Avenue and Ball Street shortly after 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, when there were reports of multiple gunshots being fired.According to police, ...

  10. Putnam Man With Four Warrants Caught With Heroin, Sheriff Says

    Putnam Man With Four Warrants Caught With Heroin, Sheriff Says

    A wanted man with four active warrants was taken back into police custody after being stopped with heroin and paraphernalia during a traffic stop on Route 9 in Putnam County.A member of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit stopped Putnam Valley resident Richard Wulfhop in Philipstown on Friday, July 19, when he committed a traffic violation on Route 9.During the stop, ...

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