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Orangetown Daily Voice serves Blauvelt, Grand View-on-Hudson, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill & Tappan

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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. Shots Fired At Park In Westchester

    Shots Fired At Park In Westchester

    Shots rang out at a Westchester park on Monday night, though no one was struck by any bullets, police said.Gunshots were heard at Sprain Ridge Park in Yonkers shortly before 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, prompting a heavy police response from investigators with the County, Yonkers, and Greenburgh Police Departments.Police said that no one was shot or suffered any injuries.Following the ...

  2. Photo Released Of Man Wanted For Grabbing Long Island Girl, Exposing Himself To Her Sister

    Photo Released Of Man Wanted For Grabbing Long Island Girl, Exposing Himself To Her Sister

    A photo has been released of a man who allegedly exposed himself to a Long Island 9-year-old girl riding her bicycle before trying to pull her sister’s pants down, police said.Two sisters, both age 9, riding their bikes in Merrick to and from their Petit Avenue home to their grandmother’s house on Webster Street came across a man at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10 sitting on ...

  3. COVID-19: There's No Need For Investigation Of NY Nursing Home Deaths, Cuomo Says

    COVID-19: There's No Need For Investigation Of NY Nursing Home Deaths, Cuomo Says

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo rebuffed the idea of an independent investigation into deaths in New York nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.Some politicians have been calling for investigations into the conditions that led to thousands of COVID-19 deaths reported in nursing homes and assisted living facilities since the virus started spreading five months ago.During a conference call with ...

  4. One Driver Dead, Second Hospitalized In Route 27 Crash Between Box Truck, Tractor-Trailer

    One Driver Dead, Second Hospitalized In Route 27 Crash Between Box Truck, Tractor-Trailer

    A tractor-trailer and box truck collided on Sunrise Highway, leaving one driver dead and the second hospitalized on Long Island.New York State Police troopers responded at approximately 5:40 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, where there was a reported crash on Sunrise Highway (Route 27) near the exit 62 eastbound exit in Southampton.Police said that the driver of the box truck and the driver of ...

  5. Teen Reported Missing In Westchester

    Teen Reported Missing In Westchester

    Seen her? An alert has been issued for a teenager who was reported missing over the weekend.Parris D. Bailey, 17, was reported missing in Mount Vernon after last being seen leaving her home on Saturday, Aug. 8.According to Mount Vernon Police detectives, Bailey is 5-foot-5, weighing approximately 105 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, light blue jeans, red, white, and ...

  6. Teenage Stolen-Car Suspect Nabbed After Chase, Crash In Hudson Valley

    Teenage Stolen-Car Suspect Nabbed After Chase, Crash In Hudson Valley

    A teenager in a stolen sports car took New York State Police troopers on a chase before attempting to flee on foot to avoid arrest.New York State Police troopers in Dutchess County attempted to stop a 2019 Dodge Challenger on the Taconic State Parkway when the driver committed a traffic violation while driving at approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 in Milan.The driver failed to ...

  7. Women Wanted For Stealing Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Items At Long Island Walmart

    Women Wanted For Stealing Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Items At Long Island Walmart

    Know them? Police investigators on Long Island are attempting to identify and locate four women who allegedly stole hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from Walmart.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers released surveillance photos of four women who allegedly stole an assortment of merchandise from Walmart on Crooked Hill Road in Commack earlier this month.According to investigators, the ...

  8. COVID-19: First Fines For Violating CT Travel Advisory Issued

    COVID-19: First Fines For Violating CT Travel Advisory Issued

    The first fines for travelers coming into Connecticut and violating the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for mandate due to COVID-19 have been issued by state officials.Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that one person returning to Connecticut from Louisiana, and another from Florida - both states with high COVID-19 infection rates - were fined for failing to fill out travel ...

  9. Pickup Truck Driver Extricated After I-95 Crash In Fairfield County

    Pickup Truck Driver Extricated After I-95 Crash In Fairfield County

    A pickup truck driver in Fairfield County had to be extricated from his vehicle after slamming into the back of a tractor-trailer on I-95.Crews from the Norwalk Fire Department responded to a stretch of I-95 in Norwalk early on Tuesday, Aug. 11, when a driver rammed into a tractor-trailer, totaling his vehicle, Deputy Chief Stephen Shay said.The driver had to be cut out of the truck, ...

  10. Man Wanted For Grabbing Long Island 9-Year-Old Girl, Exposing Himself To Her Sister

    Man Wanted For Grabbing Long Island 9-Year-Old Girl, Exposing Himself To Her Sister

    Click here for an updated story - Photo Released Of Man Wanted For Grabbing Long Island Girl, Exposing Himself To Her SisterA man who exposed himself to a 9-year-old girl riding her bicycle and tried to pull her sister’s pants down on Long Island is at large and wanted by police.Two sisters, both age 9, riding their bikes in Merrick to and from their Petit Avenue home to their ...

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