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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. Photos: McDonald's Fire Nearly Sparks Entire Block In Westchester

    Photos: McDonald's Fire Nearly Sparks Entire Block In Westchester

    A fire that broke out in the kitchen of a McDonald’s in Westchester was knocked down before it could spread through an entire city block.Crews from the Mount Vernon Fire Department responded at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12 to McDonald’s on Gramatan Avenue, where there were multiple reports of smoke spreading to adjacent buildings.According to fire officials, upon ...

  2. COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Breakdown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Breakdown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    New York State has seen a COVID-19 infection rate under 1.0 percent for five straight days as cases in Westchester continue to decline.According to the Westchester County Department of Health, there were two dozen new COVID-19 cases reported, bringing the total number of positive cases to 36,357 since the pandemic began five months ago.There have been 443,416 Westchester residents ...

  3. Photos: Vehicle Overturns After Crashing Into House In Area

    Photos: Vehicle Overturns After Crashing Into House In Area

    A speeding driver lost control of his Jeep, rolled over, and crashed into a Rockland County home.First responders were dispatched to Spook Rock Road in Montebello at approximately noon on Wednesday, Aug. 12, after a car came to a crashing halt into an area home.Police said that the driver, who was the only person in the car, did not sustain any injuries, though the house suffered damage ...

  4. Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Crashing Into Embankment In Area

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Crashing Into Embankment In Area

    A late-night motorcycle crash left an area man with serious injuries after he drove into a rock embankment.A 29-year-old Ulster County resident was riding on Van Wagner Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, when he failed to negotiate a turn on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, forcing him off the road and into the embankment on the side of ...

  5. Volunteer Ambulance Corps Captain In Rockland Charged With Four Felonies For Larceny, DA Says

    Volunteer Ambulance Corps Captain In Rockland Charged With Four Felonies For Larceny, DA Says

    A volunteer paramedic in the Hudson Valley is facing charges for allegedly misappropriating thousands of dollars from the Sloatsburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps.Capt. Matthew Gannon was arraigned on Thursday, Aug. 13 on multiple larceny charges connected to the financial troubles that plagued the organization, the Rockland County District Attorney announced.Specifically, Gannon was ...

  6. Teen, Three Juveniles Charged After Vehicles Stolen From Driveway In Westport

    Teen, Three Juveniles Charged After Vehicles Stolen From Driveway In Westport

    A Connecticut teenager and three minors are facing charges after allegedly stealing vehicles from a Fairfield County driveway, police said.Police in Westport received a report shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from a Richmondville Avenue resident who said he heard a vehicle speeding away from his home and that several other unlocked vehicles in his driveway had been ...

  7. New School District In Area Agrees To Replace Indians Mascot

    New School District In Area Agrees To Replace Indians Mascot

    A Hudson Valley school district will become the latest to retire its “Indians” nickname.The Nyack School Board unanimously voted to drop its nickname during a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The decision came weeks after alumni and the community expressed concern regarding the mascot.The move comes after other Hudson Valley School Districts, and the Washington Football Team in ...

  8. Women Wanted For Stealing $520 Worth Of Clothes From Long Island Store

    Women Wanted For Stealing $520 Worth Of Clothes From Long Island Store

    Know them? 
Two women are wanted on Long Island after stealing hundreds of dollars worth of clothes from a high-end clothing store on the East End.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and East Hampton Village Police Department detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the pair that stole from ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo.The alleged theft happened shortly before 5 p.m. on ...

  9. Cuomo, Ocasio-Cortez, Clintons Among Democratic National Convention Speakers

    Cuomo, Ocasio-Cortez, Clintons Among Democratic National Convention Speakers

    Some prominent New York politicians are among the speakers announced for the virtual Democratic National Convention.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Clintons, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are all on the list of speakers scheduled for the convention, which will run from Monday, Aug. 17 through Thursday, Aug. 20.Cuomo is scheduled to ...

  10. Nassau County Man Indicted After Dead Kittens Found In Garbage Chute

    Nassau County Man Indicted After Dead Kittens Found In Garbage Chute

    A Long Island man has been indicted on animal cruelty charges for allegedly mutilating several kittens and throwing their bodies into a garbage chute.Mineola resident Justin Visconti, 38, has been charged with four counts each of aggravated cruelty to animals and overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, following his arrest for allegedly abusing kittens last November.Nassau County ...

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