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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. Second Teen Charged For String Of Stolen Autos Up For Sale On Long Island

    Second Teen Charged For String Of Stolen Autos Up For Sale On Long Island

    A second teenager who went on a string of auto robberies on multiple occasions in Nassau County has been apprehended after several weeks on the run, police said.An investigation into multiple incidents on several dates in Nassau County led to the arrest of Navindra Naidu, 19, and a second teen who were found to be responsible for at least three robberies.Police said that at ...

  2. State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Long Island Man

    State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Long Island Man

    A man who has been on the run for more than six years is wanted by New York State Police investigators on Long Island.An alert was issued as detectives attempt to locate Luis Barrera, who was arrested for driving while intoxicated on March 29, 2014. Barrera later failed to show up to court appearances, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest on July 23, 2014.Police described ...

  3. Isaias: Optimum Provides Outage Update

    Isaias: Optimum Provides Outage Update

    After receiving a cacophony of complaints from angry customers due to its response to Tropical Storm Isaias, Optimum has provided an update for residents still without service in the wake of the storm.Isaias shook the East Coast toppled trees and limbs onto power lines and utility poles, leaving hundreds of thousands in a lurch as they lost electricity and cellular services. In the days ...

  4. Hit-Run Driver Who Struck, Killed Man Walking To Mailbox Remains At Large

    Hit-Run Driver Who Struck, Killed Man Walking To Mailbox Remains At Large

    Nearly seven years later, the driver involved in a hit-and-run that killed an 86-year-old man in the area remains elusive to New York State Police investigators.New York State Police in Orange County received a call at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, for a pedestrian who had been seriously injured on Country Road 1 while walking to his mailbox in Westtown.Upon arrival, ...

  5. Know Him? Man Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Card At Two Suffolk Stores

    Know Him? Man Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Card At Two Suffolk Stores

    An alert has been issued by police investigators on Long Island who are attempting to locate a man who was caught on camera using a credit card that was reported stolen.A woman reported to Suffolk County Police that a credit card was stolen out of her vehicle while it was parked on Grove Avenue in East Patchogue at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 18.According to police, after ...

  6. Rockland Man Standing Near SUV With Airbags Deployed Charged With DWI, Police Say

    Rockland Man Standing Near SUV With Airbags Deployed Charged With DWI, Police Say

    A 38-year-old man was arrested after allegedly driving drunk and crashing near a Rockland County Park.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department responded to a one-car crash shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2 on Route 45 near Reisman Park.Police said upon arrival, officers found the driver of a 2014 Nissan Murano outside the vehicle, which had its airbags deployed.The investigation ...

  7. Man Accused Of Stealing Cash From Home In Westchester

    Man Accused Of Stealing Cash From Home In Westchester

    The investigation into an early-morning break-in of a Westchester home led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man who is a suspect in multiple thefts and robberies.Investigators from the Hasting-on-Hudson Police Department responded to an Olinda Avenue home shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, where there was a report of a break-in.Police said that the homeowner advised investigators ...

  8. Alert Issued For Missing 15-Year-Old In Westchester

    Alert Issued For Missing 15-Year-Old In Westchester

    An alert has been issued for a teenager who was reported missing in Westchester.The New Rochelle Police Department is attempting to locate 15-year-old Steven Choflet, who has been reported missing since Monday, July 27.Police said that Choflet was last seen wearing prescription glasses, a gray sweater, gray jogging pants, and Vans sneakers with red and black stripes.Choflet is described ...

  9. Man Flees Scene After Crashing Audi On 14th Hole At Area Golf Course, Police Say

    Man Flees Scene After Crashing Audi On 14th Hole At Area Golf Course, Police Say

    An unusual drive hit the sand trap on the 14th hole of a golf course in Fairfield County when a man drove an Audi into it and attempted to flee.The Westport Police Department was notified by Audi Customer Service shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, when one of its vehicle's crash-and-rollover sensors activated near the Longshore Golf Course in Westport.Police said that ...

  10. COVID-19: Here's New Rundown Of Putnam County Cases By Town

    COVID-19: Here's New Rundown Of Putnam County Cases By Town

    There were no newly reported COVID-19 deaths reported in Putnam according to the latest data provided by the county’s Department of Health.There have now been 28,372 COVID tests administered in Putnam County, which have resulted in 1,646 (20 new) positive cases, the Department of Health reported on Friday, Aug. 7.There have been 63 COVID deaths in Putnam since the outbreak began five ...

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