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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Dominican National Sentenced For Illegally Reentered Connecticut

    Dominican National Sentenced For Illegally Reentered Connecticut

    A Dominican national living in Fairfield County has been sentenced after illegally reentering the country and being busted for allegedly selling drugs.Oliver Joan Ubiera Maleno, 36, a citizen of the Dominican Republic last known to be living in Danbury, was sentenced in Bridgeport district court to 16 months in prison, time already served, for reentering the United States after being ...

  7. Plea Deal Offered For Mother Accused Of Killing Toddler In Hudson Valley

    Plea Deal Offered For Mother Accused Of Killing Toddler In Hudson Valley

    The mother who allegedly killed her 2-year-old daughter and attempted to stab two police officers attempting to offer her aid has been offered a plea deal.Cynthia Arce, 29, who pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder for the death of her daughter, Gabriella Boyd, was reportedly offered a plea deal that would give her no extra prison time for attempting to stab the officers.Arce was ...

  8. Man Sexual Assaulted A Second Child Family Member, East Haven Police Say

    Man Sexual Assaulted A Second Child Family Member, East Haven Police Say

    A Connecticut man is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting an underage family member.East Haven police officers arrested Christian Lorig, 31, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, following a report that he sexually abused a minor.Police said that on Wednesday, July 31, a parent in East Haven reported that Lorig allegedly sexually assaulted her child. The parent stated that her child ...

  9. Man Stopped In BMW Had 71 License Suspensions, Suffolk Police Say

    Man Stopped In BMW Had 71 License Suspensions, Suffolk Police Say

    The driver of a BMW was arrested after being stopped for a traffic violation in North Amityville, when it was discovered that he had dozens of suspensions on his driver’s license.An officer from the Suffolk County Police Department stopped local resident Terrance Smith near the intersection of Schleigel Boulevard and Great Neck Road for having cracked and illegal tinted windows at ...

  10. Big Fish: Neighboring Governors Cuomo, Lamont Talk Transportation, Tourism, Tolls -- And Trout

    Big Fish: Neighboring Governors Cuomo, Lamont Talk Transportation, Tourism, Tolls -- And Trout

    Gone fishin'.Amid their mid-August vacations, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont took time to have a small summit on the waters of Lake Ontario.The two met on Tuesday, Aug. 20, where they discussed topics such as transportation, tourism and tolls -- all while reeling in steelhead trout on the lake in a 31-foot charter boat, “Instigator.” The governors said ...

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