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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. NY, CT Residents Among Hundreds Charged In Takedown Of Largest Darknet Child Porn Website

    NY, CT Residents Among Hundreds Charged In Takedown Of Largest Darknet Child Porn Website

    Men from Connecticut and New York are among those charged in the takedown of the largest Darknet child pornography website.Jong Woo Son, 23, a South Korean national, was indicted this week for his operation of Welcome To Video, the largest child exploitation market by volume of content, officials said. Son has also been charged and convicted in South Korea and is currently in custody ...

  2. Here's How Many Are Without Power In Westchester

    Here's How Many Are Without Power In Westchester

    Thousands of Westchester residents are without power after a Nor’easter tore through the region, bringing whipping winds and rain to the area.Con Edison is reporting 228 outages in Westchester, impacting approximately 3,392 of its 348,198 customers. NYESG is reporting outages impacting 703 of its 32,806 customers in Northern Westchester, bringing the total number of outages in the ...

  3. Residents In Four Hudson Valley Counties Report Seeing Venomous Caterpillars

    Residents In Four Hudson Valley Counties Report Seeing Venomous Caterpillars

    Click here for an updated story: Daily Voice Readers Report Seeing Venomous Caterpillars In Westchester, Putnam, RocklandVenomous caterpillars have been reported across New York and in several counties in the Hudson Valley.Hickory tussock moth caterpillars - which have been described as “fuzzy, white and black caterpillars that are often very apparent in the fall, sometimes in ...

  4. Long Island Man Wanted On DWI Charge Has Been At Large Two Years

    Long Island Man Wanted On DWI Charge Has Been At Large Two Years

    New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man who has been wanted for more than two years.An alert was issued by New York State Police Troop L in East Meadow for Nester Ramirez-Ramirez, who was arrested for driving while intoxicated on April 29, 2016.A bench warrant for Ramirez-Ramirez’s arrest was issued by the Nassau County ...

  5. Ocasio-Cortez To Announce Presidential Endorsement On Saturday, Reports Say

    Ocasio-Cortez To Announce Presidential Endorsement On Saturday, Reports Say

    Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is set to make a presidential endorsement as the Democratic Party's primaries and caucuses near.Ocasio-Cortez reportedly plans to throw her support to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at “Bernie’s Back,” a rally on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Queens in support of Sanders is being hosted by Ocasio-Cortez,  a 2007 Yorktown High School graduate.News ...

  6. Pork, Turkey Sausage Products Recalled Due To Mislabeling

    Pork, Turkey Sausage Products Recalled Due To Mislabeling

    Thousands of pounds of raw and ready-to-eat sausage products are being recalled because they contain sheep and pork casings that were not announced on the label.California-based YOUBITE, LLC, is recalling approximately 7,197 pounds of sausage and turkey products due to the misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) ...

  7. Alert Issued For Missing Teenager In Westchester

    Alert Issued For Missing Teenager In Westchester

    The New Rochelle Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager who hasn’t been seen since Thursday, Oct. 10.An alert has been issued for Trinity Abraham, 15, who is also known as “Jasmine,” who has been missing for nearly a week.Police described Abraham as a 5-foot-4 African American weighing approximately 148 pounds with brown hair and black hair ...

  8. 12 Ex-Students From Westchester-Based NY School For The Deaf Sue Over Sex Abuse, Report Says

    12 Ex-Students From Westchester-Based NY School For The Deaf Sue Over Sex Abuse, Report Says

    A dozen women who attended the New York School of the Deaf in Westchester decades ago are alleging sexual abuse by a man who supervised their dorm.The 12 filed a lawsuit on Wednesday morning, Oct. 16 in New York State Supreme Court in Westchester County, according to The New York Times.It is alleged that Joseph Casucci, a member of the supervisory staff of the school, also called ...

  9. Spitting Incident Not Racially Motivated, School Principal Says

    Spitting Incident Not Racially Motivated, School Principal Says

    A group of students in a Fairfield County school were thrown out of the Smithsonian’s African American History Museum in Washington, D.C. after a white student spit on a black visitor.A student from the Shelton Intermediate School reportedly spit over a balcony during a visit on Friday, Oct. 11, hitting an African American visitor below. The incident is not believed to be racially ...

  10. Bridgeport Man Who Distributed Heroin To Overdose Victim Sentenced

    Bridgeport Man Who Distributed Heroin To Overdose Victim Sentenced

    A Fairfield County man will spend years behind bars after being busted selling heroin to undercover officers.Bridgeport resident Talvin Hinton, 43, was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release after pleading guilty to distributing heroin in the area, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced. The sentence stems from a statewide initiative targeting ...

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