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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. Police Issue Alert After String Of Car Break-Ins In Dutchess

    Police Issue Alert After String Of Car Break-Ins In Dutchess

    Law enforcement agencies in the area are cautioning residents to be on high alert following a string of thefts from parked vehicles.The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert over the weekend as it investigates multiple larcenies from parked cars that happened late on Friday, July 23 into Saturday, July 24.Police said that the vehicles that were targeted were parked in ...

  2. Westchester County DA Dismisses 184 Marijuana Possession Cases

    Westchester County DA Dismisses 184 Marijuana Possession Cases

    Nearly 200 marijuana cases tried in Westchester County have been dismissed, the District Attorney’s Office announced.On Monday, July 26, Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah announced that the courts have granted her petition to dismiss all marijuana cases involving felony and misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession or sale.In total, 184 cases have been dismissed by ...

  3. COVID-19: Fries With That? CT McDonald's Holding Vaccine Clinic

    COVID-19: Fries With That? CT McDonald's Holding Vaccine Clinic

    Health officials in Connecticut are teaming with McDonald’s to host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic as the virus continues to spread across the region.The North District Health Department in Hartford County announced a pop-up clinic that will be held at the McDonald’s restaurant in Enfield as health officials monitor a rise in new cases of the virus. Officials said the clinic will ...

  4. Long Island Business Ransacked, Vandalized, Police Say

    Long Island Business Ransacked, Vandalized, Police Say

    A commercial business on Long Island was burglarized and vandalized over the weekend, launching an investigation, police said. Nassau County Police investigators said that suspects illegally entered All American Recycling on Eastern Parkway in Farmingdale between 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, and 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, July 25.According to police, an employee reporting to work at the ...

  5. Police Issue Alert For Person Who's Gone Missing In Western Mass

    Police Issue Alert For Person Who's Gone Missing In Western Mass

    Seen him? An alert has been issued by police investigators in Western Massachusetts as they attempt to locate a man who was reported missing over the weekend.The Westfield Police Department’s Detective Bureau is seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down Oliver Richard, who was reported missing on Sunday, July 25. Police said Richard is approximately 5-foot-9 with blond hair and ...

  6. Where's Cuomo? Governor Has Not Been Since In Public Since AG Sex Harassment Probe Interview

    Where's Cuomo? Governor Has Not Been Since In Public Since AG Sex Harassment Probe Interview

    Some are questioning where Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been as he failed to make any public appearances this week after meeting with investigators from the New York Attorney General’s Office as the sexual harassment probe into him nears its conclusion.Cuomo was scheduled to be questioned by outside lawyers in Albany on Saturday, July 17 following allegations by at least eight women who claim ...

  7. Woman With BAC More Than Double Legal Limit Busted For DWI In Westchester After Crash, Car Fire

    Woman With BAC More Than Double Legal Limit Busted For DWI In Westchester After Crash, Car Fire

    A woman was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content greater than two times the legal limit when she was involved in a crash that led to a care fire, police said.First responders in Scarsdale were dispatched to the scene of a crash shortly before 5 a.m. on Saturday, July 17 near the intersection of Popham Road and Chase Road, where there was a car on fire.According to police, ...

  8. Investigation Leads To Recovery Of Firearm, Heroin, Crack, Cash In Western Mass

    Investigation Leads To Recovery Of Firearm, Heroin, Crack, Cash In Western Mass

    A weeks-long weapons investigation into a Western Massachusetts teen led to the arrest of three who were busted with heroin, crack cocaine, cash, and a loaded gun, police said.In Hampden County, the Springfield Police Department Narcotics Bureau arrested three teens at approximately 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 during a traffic stop at the intersection of Liberty and Chestnut ...

  9. Parents Demand Answers After Pricey Overnight New England Summer Camp Closes Abruptly

    Parents Demand Answers After Pricey Overnight New England Summer Camp Closes Abruptly

    The “Fyre Festival of overnight camps” in New England was forced to unexpectedly shut down following reports of campers getting sick, unsanitary conditions, fighting, and other tales of horror. Camp Quinebarge, an 85-year-old co-ed camp in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, upset parents who paid $3,400 for a two-week stay that kids would have to be picked up after six days following a ...

  10. Hudson Valley Resident Wins $10,000 In Connecticut State Lottery

    Hudson Valley Resident Wins $10,000 In Connecticut State Lottery

    A Hudson Valley man is feeling lucky after cashing in a $10,000 lottery ticket he purchased in neighboring Connecticut.Rockland County resident Eric Fenninger, who lives in the hamlet of New City in the town of Clarkstown, was among the latest CT Lottery winners to cash in a winning ticket worth $10,000 or more.According to CT Lottery, Fenninger won $10,000 playing “30X Cash 8th ...

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