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Zak Failla

Senior Reporter 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 Fatally Shot At Prince George's County Mall, Police Say (DEVELOPING)

    One Fatally Shot At Prince George's County Mall, Police Say (DEVELOPING)

    Police are investigating reports of shots fired at a Maryland mall that reportedly left at least one person dead and others possibly injured, authorities announced.Shots rang out at approximately 4 p.m. inside the food court at the Mall at Prince George's County, the Hyattsville Police Department confirmed.Upon arrival, officials located at least one victim who had been shot and was ...

  2. Quick-Thinking Waldorf Homeowner Extinguishes House Fire With Garden Hose

    Quick-Thinking Waldorf Homeowner Extinguishes House Fire With Garden Hose

    A Maryland woman was able to avoid disaster after being alerted to a fire that broke out in her home by a neighbor, officials said.In Waldorf, first responders were contacted shortly after 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, where there was a reported house fire that was discovered by a neighbor on Greystone Circle. Officials said that the neighbor spotted smoke coming from the back of the ...

  3. Maryland Man Sentenced For Posing As Teen Boy To Entice Minors To Send Photos, Videos: DOJ

    Maryland Man Sentenced For Posing As Teen Boy To Entice Minors To Send Photos, Videos: DOJ

    A 37-year-old Maryland man will spend nearly two decades behind bars after being sentenced for posing as a teen boy to entice minors to send sexually illicit photos and videos to him online. Derrell Lamar Hooker Orange - also known simply as “Orange” has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison, followed by 12 years of supervised release for enticement of a minor to produce child ...

  4. Former Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Worker Sentenced For Fraudulent License Scheme

    Former Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Worker Sentenced For Fraudulent License Scheme

    A former Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) employee will spend months behind bars after being sentenced for providing fraudulent driver's licenses to unqualified motorists - many in the country illegally - who were willing to pay a fee, federal authorities announced.Harwood resident Marion Rose Payne, 55, was sentenced in US District Court to 15 months in prison, followed by ...

  5. Papa John's Employee In Maryland Attacked Over Mistaken Order: Reports

    Papa John's Employee In Maryland Attacked Over Mistaken Order: Reports

    Now, that's a spicy meatball.An incensed customer at a Maryland Papa John’s pizza shop is facing an assault charge after he was stabbed by a store employee defending himself during a potentially volatile incident, according to multiple reports.Members of the Harford County Sheriff's Office responded to the eatery in the 1000 block of Woodbridge Center Way after receiving a report about ...

  6. False Alarm: Bomb Threat On Second Day Of Frederick County HS Deemed Not Credible By Sheriff

    False Alarm: Bomb Threat On Second Day Of Frederick County HS Deemed Not Credible By Sheriff

    The new school year got off to a shaky start for some students in Maryland who were targeted by a bomb threat, officials said.At approximately 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office received an alert from Oakdale High School about a potential bomb threat that had been made.The threat came on the second day of classes for students.According to investigators ...

  7. Man, Young Girl Hospitalized In Critical Condition After Maryland Truck Blaze: Fire Marshal

    Man, Young Girl Hospitalized In Critical Condition After Maryland Truck Blaze: Fire Marshal

    A man and young girl have been hospitalized in critical condition after a pick-up truck fire left them both with severe burns in Maryland, the state fire marshal said.Shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, first responders in Garrett County were called to the 100 block of South Second Street in Oakland, where there was a report of a truck that was engulfed in flames.According to ...

  8. NJ's Former AG Not Needed In Deshaun Watson Case As Settlement Reached

    NJ's Former AG Not Needed In Deshaun Watson Case As Settlement Reached

    Former New Jersey attorney general Peter Harvey was supposed to hear the Deshaun Watson case — but then an agreement was reached by the NFLPA and NFL. And Harvey was no longer needed, as reported by the New York Post.The Cleveland Browns quarterback — who was accused of sexually assaulting dozens of massage therapists — had his punishment appealed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell under ...

  9. Man Prohibited From Possessing Weapons Busted Bearing Arms In St. Mary's County: Sheriff

    Man Prohibited From Possessing Weapons Busted Bearing Arms In St. Mary's County: Sheriff

    A man prohibited by law from possessing weapons is facing charges after being busted with an illegally loaded handgun during a traffic stop in Maryland, authorities announced.Lexington Park resident Malik Shavon Jordan, 25, was stopped in the 22600 block of MacArthur Boulevard in California by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, when he committed a traffic violation, a ...

  10. Bomb Squad Disposes Of Multiple Explosive Devices On Same Day In Harford County

    Bomb Squad Disposes Of Multiple Explosive Devices On Same Day In Harford County

    Some Maryland residents avoided potential disaster after multiple explosive devices were uncovered by a Harford County homeowner doing yard work. Shortly after noon on Wednesday, Aug. 17, a resident in the 3700 block of Any Road was mowing his lawn when he uncovered three suspicious items believed to be improvised explosive devices, authorities said.A team of bomb technicians from the ...

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