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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. Massachusetts Governor Backs Biden Push For Death Penalty In Boston Marathon Case

    Massachusetts Governor Backs Biden Push For Death Penalty In Boston Marathon Case

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is backing the Department of Justice and President Joe Biden as they seek to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. This week, the Department of Justice encouraged the Supreme Court to reinstate the death penalty for Tsarnaev, calling it "one of the worst” acts of terrorism in the US since the Sept. 11 bombings. Though ...

  2. Man, Woman Wanted For Stealing $745 Worth Of Items From Suffolk Lowe's

    Man, Woman Wanted For Stealing $745 Worth Of Items From Suffolk Lowe's

    Recognize them?Police investigators on Long Island have released a surveillance photo of a man and woman who allegedly stole nearly $1,000 worth of merchandise from Lowe’s earlier this month.An alert was issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers this week as they attempt to identify and locate a pair of suspects who allegedly stole a lawnmower, ceiling fan, vacuum, and rakes from Lowes on ...

  3. Man Self-Reports Road-Rage Incident In Northern Westchester, Police Say

    Man Self-Reports Road-Rage Incident In Northern Westchester, Police Say

    A strange scene played out in Northern Westchester as two drivers got into a road-rage confrontation before both reported it to the local police department. Local resident Henry Milano came to the North Castle Police Department shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15 to report a road-rage incident on Bedford Road that he had just been involved in.According to Milano, a younger driver ...

  4. NY State Police Issue Alert For Missing 14-Year-Old Girl

    NY State Police Issue Alert For Missing 14-Year-Old Girl

    Seen her? New York State Police issued an alert for a missing teenager who has not been seen by friends or family in days.Anjelia Sturtevant, age 14, was reported as missing from her home in Ostego County, in the Town of Roseboom, near Cooperstown, New York State Police announced, and hasn’t been seen since Monday, June 14.Police described Sturtevant as being 5-foot-2 weighing 190 ...

  5. Suffolk County Man Indicted For Allegedly Sexually Abusing Six Children

    Suffolk County Man Indicted For Allegedly Sexually Abusing Six Children

    The 52-year-old husband of a child care provider has been indicted for allegedly sexually abusing children while they were in his wife’s care at their Long Island home, the District Attorney’s Office announced.It is alleged that multiple children were sexually abused by Patchogue resident Angel Tacuri at separate times between 2010 and 2014 when the girls were between the ages of 3 and ...

  6. Hundreds Of Unexpected Amazon Packages Delivered To Home In New York

    Hundreds Of Unexpected Amazon Packages Delivered To Home In New York

    Hundreds of unexpected and unwanted packages from Amazon were sent to a New York home as part of what could potentially be a scam, officials said.Dozens of boxes arrived daily from Amazon, UPS and FedEx were delivered to upstate New York resident Jillian Canaan recently, despite her and her family not ordering any packages.According to WIVB-TV, Canaan, who runs a studio in the Buffalo ...

  7. COVID-19: US To Invest $3.2 Billion For Purchase Of Anti-Viral Pills

    COVID-19: US To Invest $3.2 Billion For Purchase Of Anti-Viral Pills

    President Joe Biden’s administration announced the United States is investing $3.2 billion to advance the development of antiviral drugs to treat viruses, including COVID-19.On Thursday, June 17, Biden announced the Antiviral Program for Pandemics, “a government-wide effort to speed up clinical trials of promising candidate drugs and develop next-generation treatments for Covid and ...

  8. Three Teens Busted Spray-Painting Graffiti On Train Route In Hudson Valley,  Police Say

    Three Teens Busted Spray-Painting Graffiti On Train Route In Hudson Valley, Police Say

    Three teens are in hot water after being busted by an officer as they were spray-painting a train overpass, police said.A police officer in Rockland County responded to Western Highway and Mountainview Avenue in Orangeburg at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, when a New York State Police trooper spotted three teens possibly making graffiti on the overpass CSX Train Rails.Upon ...

  9. COVID-19: New York Scaling Down Some Mass Vaccination Sites

    COVID-19: New York Scaling Down Some Mass Vaccination Sites

    With New York on the mend from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will start beginning to downscale some of its mass vaccination sites.With an eye toward targeting the ZIP codes with the lowest vaccination rates, Cuomo announced on Friday, June 18 that the state is shifting its resources to communities where the vaccination rate is below the state ...

  10. COVID-19: Delta Variant Expected To Be Dominant In US, Says CDC

    COVID-19: Delta Variant Expected To Be Dominant In US, Says CDC

    Federal health officials are cautioning that the new Delta COVID-19 variant is likely to become the new dominant strain of the virus in the US, prompting new calls for Americans to get vaccinated.Rochelle Walensky, the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Friday, June 18 that the more transmissible Delta variant, known as B.1.617.2 has already ...

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