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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. Teens Who Threw Rocks At Yeshiva In Northern Westchester Face Hate Crime Charges, Police Say

    Teens Who Threw Rocks At Yeshiva In Northern Westchester Face Hate Crime Charges, Police Say

    Three teenagers are being charged with hate crimes after throwing rocks at a Yeshiva in Northern Westchester, police said.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department received a report last month from the Yeshiva Kehilath Yakov on Illington Road who stated that a group of teenagers had trespassed at approximately 12:21 a.m. on Sunday, June 28.Police said that the investigation ...

  2. NY Couple Accused Of Attacking Connecticut Hotel Clerk, Yelling Racial Slurs

    NY Couple Accused Of Attacking Connecticut Hotel Clerk, Yelling Racial Slurs

    A Long Island couple is facing charges for an alleged racially-charged assault in Connecticut last month.Police have released the names of two people accused of attacking an African American employee at the Quality Inn in Mystic, Connecticut after issuing warrants for their arrests last week. Philip Sarner and Emily Orbay, who do not have primary addresses but are known to reside ...

  3. Alert Issued For Wanted Fairfield County Robbery Suspect

    Alert Issued For Wanted Fairfield County Robbery Suspect

    Recognize him?Police investigators in Fairfield County have released a surveillance photo of a man who robbed a convenience store last month.Detectives from the Bridgeport Police Department are attempting to identify and locate a man who was caught on camera prior to a robbery at the Bridgeport Mini Mart on North Avenue.According to police, a masked, hooded man wearing all black robbed ...

  4. 22-Year-Old Killed In Fiery Maserati Crash Was Under Influence, Stamford Police Say

    22-Year-Old Killed In Fiery Maserati Crash Was Under Influence, Stamford Police Say

    A 22-year-old Fairfield County man who died this week from injuries sustained from a fiery crash in a Maserati was allegedly driving drunk, police said.Officers from the Stamford Police Department responded to the intersection of Westhill Road and Westover Road at approximately 8:10 p.m. on Monday, June 22, police said.Stamford PD Sgt. Jeffrey Booth that Stamford resident Diego Ubillus ...

  5. COVID-19: Northern Westchester Town Could Be First In NY To Mandate Mask Wearing

    COVID-19: Northern Westchester Town Could Be First In NY To Mandate Mask Wearing

    After a new hotspot of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases cropped up following a graduation ceremony, a in Northern Westchester town is considering a new law requiring face masks in public.In an effort to help curtail the spread of COVID-19, town officials in New Castle are mulling a potential new law that would make wearing face masks mandatory on both public and private property ...

  6. Long Island Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

    Long Island Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

    A Long Island man is facing charges for animal cruelty after allegedly failing to care for a dog in his care.Suffolk County SPCA detectives arrested Brentwood resident Jorge Cordova for animal cruelty after he allegedly failed to care for his dog, allowing it to become emaciated and failing to take him to receive veterinary care.SPCA Chief Roy Gross said that on Saturday, May 20, ...

  7. Video: Police Seek Suspect Who Stole Bicycle From New Canaan Residence

    Video: Police Seek Suspect Who Stole Bicycle From New Canaan Residence

    If you saw something, police in Fairfield County are asking you to say something.Video surveillance from a New Canaan home was released by police investigators as they attempt to identify and locate a man who stole a bicycle from a residence on Fieldcrest Road.In the video, the suspect can be seen walking up the driveway of the home before getting on the now stolen bicycle and pedaling ...

  8. Roadwork Alert: Taconic Closures Start In Mount Pleasant For Paving

    Roadwork Alert: Taconic Closures Start In Mount Pleasant For Paving

    Portions of the Taconic State Parkway and a Route 9 exit ramp will see temporary closures for several days as contracting crews work on pavement projects in Westchester.The New York State Department of Transportation advised that: In Peekskill, the southbound Route 9 exit ramp to Welcher Avenue will be closed through the end of July each night between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. for a paving ...

  9. COVID-19: 3 Three Long Island Businesses Face Charges After Compliance Inspections

    COVID-19: 3 Three Long Island Businesses Face Charges After Compliance Inspections

    Three Long Island businesses were cited for failing to comply with state mandates during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic over the holiday weekend.Rick Gibbs of Rick's Crabby Cowboy, Vincenzo Lentini of Ruschmeyers, and Jeffrey Capri of Nick's on the Beach are all facing charges following COVID-19 safety inspections in the Hamptons.Each of the three are facing misdemeanor ...

  10. Impaired Woman Crashes Into Parked Car Outside Long Island Post Office, Police Say

    Impaired Woman Crashes Into Parked Car Outside Long Island Post Office, Police Say

    A woman was allegedly high on drugs when she crashed into a parked car outside a Long Island post office, police said.Officers from the Southold Police Department responded to a stretch of businesses on Love Lane in Mattituck at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, where there was a report of a woman who crashed into a parked vehicle.Police said that the driver, Mattituck resident ...

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