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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. 14 Colombo Family Members From NY Indicted For Variety Of Crimes, Feds Announce

    14 Colombo Family Members From NY Indicted For Variety Of Crimes, Feds Announce

    Fourteen New Yorkers in the Colombo crime family, including 10 Long Islanders, have been indicted on a host of charges that includes labor racketeering, extortion, and money laundering.In federal court this week, a 19-count indictment was unsealed charging the 14, including the entire administration of the Colombo organized crime family, with a variety of offenses.According to federal ...

  2. Lamont Announces Number Of Afghan Refugees Who Will Resettle In CT

    Lamont Announces Number Of Afghan Refugees Who Will Resettle In CT

    Hundreds of Afghan refugees will soon call Connecticut home as Gov. Ned Lamont gets ready to welcome them into the Nutmeg State.Lamont said that the State Department of Social Services will work with federal, state, and local officials to ensure that resources are properly allocated and municipalities have the support needed as 310 refugees make their way stateside. 
“I welcome these ...

  3. Woman Accused Of Assaulting Navy Sailor At CT Restaurant

    Woman Accused Of Assaulting Navy Sailor At CT Restaurant

    A woman who was caught on camera verbally and physically assaulting a member of the armed services at a Connecticut restaurant is expected to face charges, authorities announced.Last weekend in Hartford County, an irate woman at Central Pizza on Mill Avenue in Berlin was caught on camera shouting at a naval student, as she couldn't discern whether or not he was wearing a phony uniform ...

  4. Suspect Busted After Shots Fired In Westchester Housing Complex, Police Say

    Suspect Busted After Shots Fired In Westchester Housing Complex, Police Say

    An investigation into reports of shots fired in a crowded Westchester housing complex led to the arrest of a Connecticut man who now faces a pair of charges, police said.Shortly before 11:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 6, a New Rochelle Police officer on patrol heard gunshots coming from the Heritage Home housing complex, prompting an investigation at the scene.Police said that upon arrival ...

  5. COVID-19: Infection Rate, Hospitalizations Down Dramatically; Latest Breakdown By County

    COVID-19: Infection Rate, Hospitalizations Down Dramatically; Latest Breakdown By County

    A positive COVID-19 infection rate that spiked above 4 percent in Connecticut this week dipped back to normal the following day, according to the state Department of Health.There were 13,749 COVID-19 tests administered statewide on Tuesday, Sept. 14, resulting in 401 new laboratory-confirmed infections for a 2.92 percent daily positive infection rate. The latest figure came a day after ...

  6. Three Teens Assault 19-Year-Old Near Long Island High School, Police Say

    Three Teens Assault 19-Year-Old Near Long Island High School, Police Say

    Two teens are facing charges and a third is at large after ganging up to beat up a high school student on Long Island, police said.Suffolk County Police said that a 19-year-old student at Copiague High School was standing near the building at the corner of Dixon Avenue and Bethpage Road in Copiague at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, when he was surrounded by a group of ...

  7. Body Found In Westchester Park Near Library

    Body Found In Westchester Park Near Library

    A grisly scene played out at a Westchester park when the lifeless body of a dead man was found near a local library.Early on Tuesday, Sept. 14, a 37-year-old homeless man, whose name has not been released, was found unresponsive in Ruby Dee Park in New Rochelle, reportedly near the entrance on Huguenot Street.Police were called to the scene, and paramedics attempted CPR unsuccessfully. ...

  8. COVID-19: Mass Seeing Red As Each County Now At High Risk For Spread

    COVID-19: Mass Seeing Red As Each County Now At High Risk For Spread

    Each of Massachusetts’ 14 counties has now been designated within the “high transmission” category for COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With variants of the virus surging through the region, the CDC no counties in Massachusetts fall under the “substantial” or “low” designation. "Substantial” transmission means the county has seen between 50 and 99.99 ...

  9. COVID-19: Alert Issued For Possible Exposure At Event In Hudson Valley

    COVID-19: Alert Issued For Possible Exposure At Event In Hudson Valley

    Health officials in the Hudson Valley are cautioning that patrons at a popular Hudson Valley event may have been exposed to COVID-19. The Orange County Health Department is advising anyone who attended the New York Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Sept. 4, or Monday, Sept. 6 should monitor themselves for symptoms as they could have been exposed to the virus on those two days.The fair is ...

  10. Alert Issued For Hudson Valley Teen Missing More Than A Month

    Alert Issued For Hudson Valley Teen Missing More Than A Month

    Seen him? The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children issued an alert for a missing teenager in the Hudson Valley who has not been seen in more than a month.Javon Jackson, who turns 16 years old on Friday, Sept. 24, has been missing out of New Winsdor in Orange County since Sunday, Aug. 8, prompting multiple law enforcement and missing person agencies to team up in an ...

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