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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 Wanted For Stealing Jewelry, Electronics, More Items At Long Island Kohl's

    Man Wanted For Stealing Jewelry, Electronics, More Items At Long Island Kohl's

    A suspected shoplifter was caught on camera allegedly stealing an assortment merchandise from a Long Island Kohl’s location, police said.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police detectives are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate a man who allegedly stole hundreds of dollars worth of items from Kohl’s in Lake Ronkonkoma.According to police, the man ...

  2. House Fire Breaks Out In Area

    House Fire Breaks Out In Area

    A house fire broke out at an area home, prompting a quick response.First responders in Rockland County were dispatched to a single-family home on Holt Drive in Pearl River shortly after 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, Orangetown Police said.At the time the blaze broke out, the homeowner wasn’t present, and the fire was reported by a neighbor who saw smoke and flames inside the ...

  3. New Measure Will Increase Penalties On Oversized Vehicles That Could Cause Bridge Strikes

    New Measure Will Increase Penalties On Oversized Vehicles That Could Cause Bridge Strikes

    New measures are being introduced to crack down on oversized and restricted vehicles that could potentially strike an overpass on area roadways.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that his new budget includes new penalties for vehicles that violate height and weight restrictions and could cause bridge strikes. Under the new measure, owners and operators in violation of the ...

  4. Westchester Residents Charged With Submitting Millions Of Dollars In Fake Claims To Medicaid

    Westchester Residents Charged With Submitting Millions Of Dollars In Fake Claims To Medicaid

    A pair of Westchester residents are facing criminal charges for their roles in a multi-million dollar Medicaid scheme.Yonkers residents Jorgelina Abreu Gil, 32, the owner of KJ Transportation C Services Inc., and her husband, Julio Alvarado, 59, the manager of the company, were among 13 charged with participating in a scheme to steal millions of dollars from New York State Medicaid ...

  5. Woman With Prior DWI Conviction Charged With Driving Drunk In Area

    Woman With Prior DWI Conviction Charged With Driving Drunk In Area

    A man with a previous DWI conviction was allegedly busted for impaired driving during a late-night traffic stop in Rockland County, police said.An officer from the Orangetown Police Department stopped Spring Valley resident Courtney Hauser, 30, on North Middletown Road at approximately 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, when she committed a traffic violation in Pearl River.According to ...

  6. Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Woman Driving Drunk With Child In Car, Police Say

    Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Woman Driving Drunk With Child In Car, Police Say

    A strange series of events led to the arrest of a woman who was allegedly driving drunk with a child in the car, authorities announced.Members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office stopped the driver at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 on Route 209 in Wawarsing for an expired vehicle inspection.During that traffic stop, it was determined that the driver “was not able to safely ...

  7. Route 45 Speeding Stop Leads To DWI Charge For Woman, 25, Police Say

    Route 45 Speeding Stop Leads To DWI Charge For Woman, 25, Police Say

    A 25-year-old woman was allegedly intoxicated when she was stopped for speeding in Rockland County, police said.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department stopped a 25-year-old woman from Montgomery at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, on Route 45 in the Village of New Hempstead, for a speeding violation.According to police, while speaking with the driver - whose name has ...

  8. Popular, Fast-Growing Burger Chain Opening Store In Hudson Valley

    Popular, Fast-Growing Burger Chain Opening Store In Hudson Valley

    One of the nation’s fastest-growing and trendiest burger chains is getting closer to opening its doors in the Hudson Valley.Late in 2018, Burgerim announced that it would be opening a new location in Orange County off Temple Hill Road in New Windsor. According to a new report, new signs reading “Serving Soon” have been posted outside the building next to the new Bubbakoo’s ...

  9. Let's Make A Deal: Police Talk Trade With CT Stop & Shop Thief

    Let's Make A Deal: Police Talk Trade With CT Stop & Shop Thief

    An alleged shoplifter at a Connecticut Stop & Shop has found himself stuck between a rock and a hard place.The Southbury Police Department made a deal to a shopper who allegedly stole Red Bull from Stop & Shop on Main Street who left behind a valuable item in the process.“To the person that helped themselves to Red Bull today at Stop & Shop without paying, you dropped your ...

  10. Video: Westchester Hit-And-Run Driver Leaves 76-Year-Old Man Hospitalized

    Video: Westchester Hit-And-Run Driver Leaves 76-Year-Old Man Hospitalized

    A 76-year-old man in Westchester is in serious condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver who was caught on camera.The Yonkers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the driver of an SUV who struck a man at approximately 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of North Broadway and Moresemore Avenue.In the video, the driver can be seen making a sharp left-hand ...

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