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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. Hudson Valley Woman Charged With Starving 7-Year-Old Boy To Death

    Hudson Valley Woman Charged With Starving 7-Year-Old Boy To Death

    A Hudson Valley woman is facing multiple charges, including murder, for allegedly starving a 7-year-old to death she kept secreted inside her apartment, the District Attorney announced.Leticia Bravo, age 39, of Newburgh in Orange County was indicted on Friday, Oct. 8 for her role in the death of 7-year-old Petter Cuacuas, who was kept hidden behind a bedroom behind a door that locked ...

  2. CT Man Dies In Crash With School Bus Carrying Dozens Of Children

    CT Man Dies In Crash With School Bus Carrying Dozens Of Children

    A motorcyclist from Connecticut died after crashing into a school bus filled with kids near the Massachusetts border.Massachusetts State Police investigators were called to a crash involving a motorcyclist and school bus in Hampden County at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Wales on Wednesday, Oct. 6 near the intersection of Stafford Road and Ainsworth Hill Road.Police said that the ...

  3. Human Case Of West Nile Virus Infection Reported In Rockland For First Time In Three Years

    Human Case Of West Nile Virus Infection Reported In Rockland For First Time In Three Years

    The first positive case of West Nile virus in a Rockland resident has been confirmed by the county's Department of Health.Rockland County Health Commissioner Patricia Schnabel Ruppert confirmed that a person who lives in Orangetown who is over the age of 50 has tested positive for the illness.
“This human case of West Nile virus reinforces the urgency of the need for people to protect ...

  4. School In Fairfield County Placed On Lockdown After Suspicious Note Reported

    School In Fairfield County Placed On Lockdown After Suspicious Note Reported

    A school in Fairfield County was temporarily put into lockdown after a student reported a threatening note to a teacher.In Stamford, Cloonan Middle School was temporarily locked down on Friday, Oct. 8, after a suspicious note detailing a school shooting was discovered and reported.At approximately 9 a.m. officials said that the school was locked down for less than a half-hour as police ...

  5. ID Released For Bicyclist Struck, Killed By Car At Intersection In Region

    ID Released For Bicyclist Struck, Killed By Car At Intersection In Region

    Police have released the ID of a bicyclist who was struck and killed crossing a busy intersection in Western Massachusetts. Officers from the Northampton Police Department in Hampshire County said that local resident Charles Braun was riding his bike near the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and Elm Street at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 when he was struck by a car.Braun ...

  6. Three Former NYPD Police Officers Admit To Bribery Scheme

    Three Former NYPD Police Officers Admit To Bribery Scheme

    Three former NYPD officers from Long Island admitted to their roles in a scheme to sell personal information of victims in exchange for bribes, federal officials announced.In Brooklyn federal court, Robert Hassett, age 36, of Farmingville, a former NYPD officer, pleaded guilty to conspiring to participate in a scheme to sell the personal information of automobile accident victims in ...

  7. Two Teens Face Reckless Driving, Other Charges After Separate Crashes

    Two Teens Face Reckless Driving, Other Charges After Separate Crashes

    Two teens are facing a host of charges in Fairfield County following the investigation into a pair of crashes that happened minutes apart, authorities announced.At approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5, police in New Canaan responded to a pair of motor vehicle crashes that occurred within minutes of each other, both on Old Stamford Road.Police said that first, a BMW was traveling ...

  8. School Bus Was Not Intended Target Of Gunshots Fired Incident In Area, Police Say

    School Bus Was Not Intended Target Of Gunshots Fired Incident In Area, Police Say

    The investigation into shots fired in the Hudson Valley found that a school bus in the area was not the target, according to school and police officials.In Dutchess County, first responders in the City of Poughkeepsie responded to a stretch of Forbus Street shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, where there were reports of shots fired in the area.At the scene, police said that ...

  9. CT's Newest Millionaire Bought Lottery Ticket At Local Convenience Store

    CT's Newest Millionaire Bought Lottery Ticket At Local Convenience Store

    At least one Connecticut resident is feeling lucky after cashing in a CT Lottery ticket worth more than a million dollars.Wallingford resident Michael Tiscia cashed in a winning “Mega Million” lottery ticket sold at the Woodhouse Mart on Woodhouse Avenue in Wallingford that was worth a grand prize of $1,000,002 on Wednesday, Oct. 6.Tiscia wasn’t the only lucky lotto player this week, ...

  10. Non-Jury Trial Set For Acting Mets GM Busted For Alleged DWI In Westchester

    Non-Jury Trial Set For Acting Mets GM Busted For Alleged DWI In Westchester

    Acting New York Mets General Manager Zack Scott is going from the front office to the front of a courtroom following his arrest for alleged impaired driving in Westchester County following a visit to owner Steve Cohen’s Connecticut home over the summer.Scott, age 44, was busted for allegedly driving while intoxicated when he was busted at approximately 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31 in ...

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