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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. One Killed In Fiery Crash Between Mercedes-Benz, Jeep In Westchester

    One Killed In Fiery Crash Between Mercedes-Benz, Jeep In Westchester

    One person was killed in a fiery crash when a Jeep struck a Mercedes-Benz that wound up striking a pole, catching fire, and killing the driver in Westchester, police said.Two vehicles were traveling towards each other on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, when they collided near the intersection of Arlington Street.Officials said the Jeep was ...

  2. COVID-19: Here's Latest Rundown Of Long Island Cases By Town

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Rundown Of Long Island Cases By Town

    Long Island has seen a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases, though Nassau and Suffolk counties are still ahead of the curve in comparison to other states and regions.In Nassau, the state Department of Health is reporting 71 new positive cases out of 6,406 tested in the past 24 hours, while in Suffolk, there were 52 new cases out of 5,646 who were tested for the virus, keeping the infection ...

  3. Suspect At Large After 27-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Bridgeport's Second Homicide In 24 Hours

    Suspect At Large After 27-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Bridgeport's Second Homicide In 24 Hours

    A shooting suspect is on the run after a 27-year-old was killed in Bridgeport, marking the second homicide in the city in 24 hours.The Bridgeport Police Department received reports of shots fired on Union Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said.Upon arrival at the Bridgeport home, officers were met by family members who were in the process ...

  4. First Arrest Made In Stamford Shooting That Killed One, Left Two Injured

    First Arrest Made In Stamford Shooting That Killed One, Left Two Injured

    The investigation into a shooting in a Stamford parking lot that left two injured and a 35-year-old woman dead led to the arrest of a man in Bridgeport.Gunshots rang out at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20 in the parking lot of the Ursula Place Housing Complex, police said. At the time of the shooting, 30 to 40 people were congregating in the parking lot.Upon arrival at the ...

  5. Long Island Accountant Accused Of Trying To Bribe IRS Agent

    Long Island Accountant Accused Of Trying To Bribe IRS Agent

    A Long Island accountant was arrested after allegedly attempting to bribe an IRS agent auditing his tax returns.East Meadow resident Mohammad Sayeem met with an IRS agent three times at his home between June 17 last year and Sunday, Feb. 16 as they investigated whether he underreported his 2017 taxable income. It is alleged that at their first meeting last year, Sayeem asked the agent ...

  6. Video: Police Ask Public's Help In Hit-Run Crash Seriously Injuring 30-Year-Old Long Island Man

    Video: Police Ask Public's Help In Hit-Run Crash Seriously Injuring 30-Year-Old Long Island Man

    Police are attempting to track down the driver of a tractor-trailer who struck a Long Island man walking on the side of the road and proceeded to flee the scene.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers just released a short video and photos of an August hit-and-run that left a 30-year-old man hospitalized with serious injuries as they attempt to identify and locate the driver.According to police, ...

  7. Legionella Bacteria Found In Water At School District In Westchester

    Legionella Bacteria Found In Water At School District In Westchester

    A Westchester school district is reporting that Legionella bacteria, the cause of Legionnaires’ disease has been discovered in two of its schools.The Scarsdale School District alerted parents that legionella was found at the Scarsdale Middle School and the Quaker Ridge School, possibly caused by the extended school closures due to COVID-19, which left pipes sitting idle for ...

  8. Two Men, Teenage Girl Killed In Rollover Westchester Crash

    Two Men, Teenage Girl Killed In Rollover Westchester Crash

    Three people were killed in an overnight crash in Westchester.It happened on a stretch of the Cross County Parkway.Two men in their early 20s and a 16-year-old girl died when the car they were passengers in rolled over shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 in Mount Vernon, police said. Their 21-year-old driver suffered injuries and was transported to Westchester Medical ...

  9. Fairfield County Drug Dealer Known As "Weezy' Sentenced For Distributing Heroin

    Fairfield County Drug Dealer Known As "Weezy' Sentenced For Distributing Heroin

    A Fairfield County drug dealer who goes by the nickname “Weezy” will spend more than a decade being bars after found guilty by a federal grand jury of distributing heroin in Connecticut.Bridgeport resident Dewayne "Weezy" Joyner was sentenced to 180 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release after he was found guilty in New Haven federal court of possessing and ...

  10. Convicted Felon Charged For Fairfield County Birthday Party Shooting

    Convicted Felon Charged For Fairfield County Birthday Party Shooting

    A convicted felon who was released from prison on supervised release for gun and drug arrests is facing new charges for allegedly shooting a man during a birthday party.Bridgeport resident George Sanchez - also known as “Little G” - who was sentenced to 33 months in prison in 2016 on drug and weapons charges, was arrested and charged after allegedly shooting another partygoer during a ...

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