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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. Boat Sinks After It Bursts Into Flames At Yacht Club In Nassau County

    Boat Sinks After It Bursts Into Flames At Yacht Club In Nassau County

    A boat docked on Long Island sunk after it went up in flames at a yacht club, Nassau County police said.Nassau County Police officers responded to the Keystone Yacht Club in Woodmere at approximately 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, when there was a report of a boat on fire in the water.According to police, officers found the 39-foot boat docked in the water after it became fully ...

  2. Double-Check Before You Double Click, Police Warn LIers

    Double-Check Before You Double Click, Police Warn LIers

    Police are warning Long Islanders to “double-check before you double click,” following a recent rash of reported email scams.The Nassau County Police Department issued an alert this week warning of email scams, noting that “legitimate agencies never ask for money via wire transfer or gift cards.” Police noted that scammers can easily create an unauthorized email simply by using the same ...

  3. Alert Issued For Wanted Nassau County Man

    Alert Issued For Wanted Nassau County Man

    An alert has been issued for a 20-year-old man who is wanted in Nassau County on multiple charges after failing to appear for court proceedings.Randy Gonzales is wanted by the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau County Court after being arrested for violating his conditional discharge and filing to comply with the conditions of his discharge after being arrested and subsequently ...

  4. Toyota Recalls 14K Vehicles Due To Faulty Backup Cameras

    Toyota Recalls 14K Vehicles Due To Faulty Backup Cameras

    Toyota is recalling more than 14,000 RAV4 models due to potentially faulty rearview cameras.The company announced that it is recalling 14,215 of its 2019 RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid SUVs because their rearview cameras may not activate when the car is put in Reverse, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.The vehicles subject to recall were produced between May 27 and ...

  5. Nassau County Man Wanted On Aggravated DWI Charge

    Nassau County Man Wanted On Aggravated DWI Charge

    Have you seen him?Police investigators in Nassau County have issued an alert for a wanted man.Robert Chavarry Salvador, 33, was arrested last year and charged with second-degree aggravated DWI and is now wanted in Nassau County court.Salvador was released following his processing and failed to appear for court proceedings, leading to a warrant for his arrest.Investigators describe ...

  6. New Long Island Mosquito Samples Test Positive For West Nile

    New Long Island Mosquito Samples Test Positive For West Nile

    Eight new mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus on Long Island, bringing the total to 46 on the year, health officials in Suffolk County announced.Samples collected on Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Thursday, Aug. 15, tested positive for the virus in Lindenhurst, North Babylon, Nesconset, Bohemia, Farmingdale, Huntington Station and Selden.Officials said that no humans have been ...

  7. Person Of Interest In Fatal Shinnecock Reservation Shooting Charged In Vehicle Break-In

    Person Of Interest In Fatal Shinnecock Reservation Shooting Charged In Vehicle Break-In

    A person of interest in a fatal shooting on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation was arrested in North Carolina after allegedly breaking into a vehicle.Michael Gaines, 42, was identified by police as a person of interest following the fatal shooting of Mtundo Vanterpool at the Reservation on Friday, Aug. 16.Police said that on Sunday, Aug. 18, Gaines was taken into custody by officers for ...

  8. Two Boy Scout Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed On Long Island

    Two Boy Scout Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed On Long Island

    A new round of lawsuits alleging childhood sexual abuse decades ago has been filed in Nassau County, this time targeting the Boy Scouts of America.According to reports, one man alleges that he was abused from 1968 through 1972 when he was between 11 and 14 years old by a Scoutmaster at what is now the Theodore Roosevelt Council and Troop 258 at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in ...

  9. Swimming Banned In Croton River Due To Fecal Matter

    Swimming Banned In Croton River Due To Fecal Matter

    Swimming has been temporarily banned in the Croton River following tests that found a high level of fecal matter in the water. Officials said that water testing in two areas of the river on Friday, Aug. 16, found that the levels of fecal coliform exceeded the range for swimming. The tests took place near Mayo’s Landing and the Unique Area.Signage has been posted in the area warning of ...

  10. CT Meat Supplier Owner Admits To Faking E. Coli Test Results

    CT Meat Supplier Owner Admits To Faking E. Coli Test Results

    The owner of a meat supplying business in Connecticut is facing time behind bars after admitting to fabricating E. coli test results.Memet Beqiri - also known as Matt Beqiri - 32, of Tolland, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to a charge related to his meat processing business’ falsification of dozens of E. coli test results, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced.Beqiri is the ...

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