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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. Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Woman

    Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Woman

    An alert has been issued by police in for a Long Island woman who violated her probation after allegedly overdosing on heroin and crashing her vehicle into a storage unit.The Nassau County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down Kristie Steele, 34, of Island Park, who is wanted by the Nassau County Court for allegedly violating the conditions of her ...

  2. Move To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bottle Toiletries Gains Steam In New York

    Move To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bottle Toiletries Gains Steam In New York

    Tiny plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash in hotels may soon be a thing of the past in New York as lawmakers continue efforts to reduce plastic waste statewide.Long Island Sen. Todd Kaminsky announced a proposal this week that would prohibit hotels from providing patrons with single-use plastic toiletries. Instead, guests may see wall-mounted dispensers, multi-use ...

  3. CT Woman Admits Role In Counterfeit Check Bank Fraud Scheme

    CT Woman Admits Role In Counterfeit Check Bank Fraud Scheme

    A Connecticut woman is facing up to 30 years in prison after admitting to her role in a counterfeit check bank fraud scheme.Lilibeth Perez, 20, of New Britain, pleaded guilty this week in Hartford federal court to a conspiracy charge related to her role in the scam.Perez admitted that between December 2017 and December 2018, she and others obtained access to bank accounts in the name of ...

  4. $133M Upgrades Rolled Out At 21 Long Island Stop & Shop Stores

    $133M Upgrades Rolled Out At 21 Long Island Stop & Shop Stores

    Nearly two dozen Stop & Shop locations on Long Island received a multi-million dollar makeover.The grocery giant announced that it spent $133 million to remodel 21 stores in Suffolk County to “improve the in-store experience for local customers.” Improvements began in January and ended this week, the company stated.Improvements - which vary by store - include new cafes, an expanded ...

  5. Recall Issued For 11.4K Pounds Of Marie Callender's Chicken Entrees Labeled As Steak Entrees

    Recall Issued For 11.4K Pounds Of Marie Callender's Chicken Entrees Labeled As Steak Entrees

    Thousands of pounds of a Marie Callender products have been recalled due to misbranding and undeclared soy allergens.Astrochef LLC, is recalling 11,475 pounds of frozen chicken pub-style entrees that were labeled as beef pub-style entrees, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.The mislabeled products contain soy, which is not declared ...

  6. Man Faces DWI Charge After Crashing Into Utility Pole In Rockland

    Man Faces DWI Charge After Crashing Into Utility Pole In Rockland

    A 31-year-old man was arrested in Rockland County after allegedly drinking, driving, crashing into a utility pole and totaling his vehicle, police in Ramapo said.Officers from the Ramapo Police Department were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash on North Pascack Road in Hillcrest shortly after 1:20 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. It is further alleged that the driver attempted to dislodge his ...

  7. Hudson Valley Troop Leader Sang Naked In Front Of Scouts, Lawsuit Says

    Hudson Valley Troop Leader Sang Naked In Front Of Scouts, Lawsuit Says

    A former Boy Scout leader in the Hudson Valley has been accused of singing naked in front of several young boys in his troop, according to a new report.NBC News reported that Michael Kelsey, a former Dutchess County Legislator who was convicted of sexually abusing two children in 2016, has been accused of misconduct long before that conviction, according to a $320 million lawsuit that ...

  8. Driver Comes Forward To Police After Hitting Pedestrian In Northern Westchester

    Driver Comes Forward To Police After Hitting Pedestrian In Northern Westchester

    A driver who hospitalized a pedestrian in Northern Westchester after striking them with a car at a busy intersection is working with police, investigators said.On Wednesday, Sept. 18, a pedestrian was struck on Croton Avenue at the intersection of Linden Avenue in Ossining, sending one person to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Police said that initially, the driver ...

  9. Westchester Man Convicted Of Sending Anti-Semitic Emails To Local Official, Family

    Westchester Man Convicted Of Sending Anti-Semitic Emails To Local Official, Family

    This story has been updated.A 44-year old man has been convicted of committing a hate crime after sending anti-Semitic emails to an elected official in Westchester.White Plains resident Timothy Goetze was found guilty of three counts of aggravated harassment, misdemeanors, for threats he made against Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and his family in 2017.Goetze was found guilty ...

  10. Bridgeport Man Who Sold Heroin To OD Victim, And Again After Conviction, Sentenced

    Bridgeport Man Who Sold Heroin To OD Victim, And Again After Conviction, Sentenced

    A convicted felon from Fairfield County will spend more time behind bars after admitting to selling heroin while awaiting sentencing on a previous charge for selling the drug that led to a fatal overdose.Darryck Norris, 25, of Bridgeport, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to possession of narcotics and other ...

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