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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 Possessing Forged Instrument In Nassau County

    Man Wanted For Possessing Forged Instrument In Nassau County

    An alert has been issued by police in Nassau County for a wanted man who allegedly was involved in a forgery incident.Robert Williams, 20, is wanted by the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau County Court after being arrested on a charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument.Williams was released following his processing and failed to appear for court proceedings, leading ...

  2. Long Island Man Convicted Of Trafficking Narcotics

    Long Island Man Convicted Of Trafficking Narcotics

    A Long Island man will spend at least a decade behind bars after he was found guilty of distributing crack-cocaine following a two-week trial.Baldwin resident Rafael Antonio Fabian, 43, was found guilty for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics, specifically crack cocaine in Brooklyn, U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said. When he is sentenced, he faces ...

  3. Wyandanch Schools Superintendent Suspended After School Board Vote

    Wyandanch Schools Superintendent Suspended After School Board Vote

    A veteran schools superintendent on Long Island has been removed from her position amid financial turmoil in the district that has led to unrest in the community.The Wyandanch School Board voted to suspend Superintendent Mary Jones with pay after the district became the only on Long Island to fail to pass its proposed budget twice, forcing it to operate on a contingency budget.The ...

  4. 'Right Side Of History' Rally To Counter Hudson Valley Pro-Trump Event

    'Right Side Of History' Rally To Counter Hudson Valley Pro-Trump Event

    In response to a planned pro-President Donald Trump rally in Peekskill, area residents have arranged a “People’s Rally for The Right Side of History’” event at US Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office.Organizers announced an ad-hoc rally of residents who will take a public stand to “support immigration rights, Black Lives Matter, LBGTQ rights, gun control policy, a ...

  5. Twitter Suspends Anthony Scaramucci For Mocking Trump's Weight

    Twitter Suspends Anthony Scaramucci For Mocking Trump's Weight

    Former White House Communications Director and lifelong Long Islander Anthony Scaramucci has been suspended from tweeting for allegedly “fat-shaming” President Donald Trump.Scaramucci - who moved to a new multi-million dollar Manhasset mansion earlier this year - had his account blocked on Friday, Aug. 16, when the company sent him a message saying that “We have determined that you have ...

  6. Six Bloods Members, Associates Charged With Narcotics Trafficking On Long Island

    Six Bloods Members, Associates Charged With Narcotics Trafficking On Long Island

    Six members of the Bloods street gang on Long Island are facing charges after being arrested for their roles in drug distribution in and around Babylon.An 11-count indictment was unsealed in Central Islip federal court charging Rashaan Corbin, of Mastic, Andre Turner, Sharied Legette, Taieek Smith, all of Wyandanch, Alex Murphy, of West Babylon, and Miles LaMarca, of Babylon, for ...

  7. Photos: Boat On Roadway Prompts Quick Police Response In Rockland

    Photos: Boat On Roadway Prompts Quick Police Response In Rockland

    Police in Rockland County dealt with an unusual traffic situation in Ramapo when officers found a boat parked in the middle of a busy roadway.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department were dispatched to West Eckerson Road in Hillcrest late on Thursday, Aug. 15, where there was a report of a boat that had been abandoned.Upon arrival, officers found the boat, blocking the right lane, on ...

  8. Photos: Rollover Crash Causes Baldwin Place Road Closure In Mahopac

    Photos: Rollover Crash Causes Baldwin Place Road Closure In Mahopac

    A Putnam County road was closed for several hours after a driver rolled over a car that landed over a stone wall in Mahopac Falls.First responders from the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department, paramedics and police responded to the intersection of Baldwin Place Road and Stillwater Road shortly after 4 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, when a car rolled over before coming to a crashing halt ...

  9. CT Man Sentenced For Trafficking Meth, Preparing False Tax Returns

    CT Man Sentenced For Trafficking Meth, Preparing False Tax Returns

    A convict in Connecticut will spend more time behind bars after admitting to drug trafficking and tax offenses in court.Middletown resident Eugene Carlin, 59, has been sentenced to a term of 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of ...

  10. Woman Sentenced For Producing Child Porn In Case Involving Smithtown Man

    Woman Sentenced For Producing Child Porn In Case Involving Smithtown Man

    A Ukrainian woman will spend decades behind bars, register as a sex offender and face deportation for producing child pornography involving a toddler with a Long Island man.Olena Kalichenko, 32, was sentenced in federal court in Central Islip to 20 years in prison following her 2016 guilty plea to conspiracy to sexually exploit a child, sexual exploitation of a child, production of ...

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