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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. Closure Of Bohemia Store Will Leave Long Island With Just One Kmart

    Closure Of Bohemia Store Will Leave Long Island With Just One Kmart

    Another one bites the dust.The latest round of store closing by Kmart’s parent company, Transformco, which purchased the assets of Sears Holding Corporation earlier this year, will leave Long Island with just one Kmart location, as the Bohemia store is set to shutter its doors.That store is expected to begin motions to close its doors next month. The only remaining Kmart location on ...

  2. Former Westchester Resident Sentenced For 2016 Murder

    Former Westchester Resident Sentenced For 2016 Murder

    A former area resident who went on the run may spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of murdering a Westchester man. Former Yonkers resident Anthony Burton, who most recently lived in Pensacola, Florida, was found guilty of murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon following a trial for the murder of a Yonkers man in April 2016 earlier this ...

  3. Meat Products Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

    Meat Products Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

    More than 25,000 pounds of sausage products are being recalled due to a Listeria scare.Ezzo Sausage Company, based out of Columbus, Ohio, is recalling approximately 25,115 pounds of sausage products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.The products subject to recall were ...

  4. Seen Him? Police In Westchester Issue Alert For Wanted Man

    Seen Him? Police In Westchester Issue Alert For Wanted Man

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man wanted on weapons, assault and menacing charges.The Yonkers Police Department Warrant Squad issued an alert this week regarding 36-year-old John Degree, who was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree assault, and second-degree menacing. He later ...

  5. Suspects On Loose After Victims Flee From Car During Armed Long Island Robbery

    Suspects On Loose After Victims Flee From Car During Armed Long Island Robbery

    Two armed robbers are on the loose after an alleged armed robbery on Long Island.A 45-year-old driver and his two female passengers were driving on Sprague Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in West Hempstead, when a tan Ford Escape cut them off, forcing the vehicle to stop.Nassau County Police said that two men, both armed with a black and a silver handgun, exited ...

  6. Fairfield County Resident One Of Two Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Connecticut

    Fairfield County Resident One Of Two Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Connecticut

    Flu season is here, and a Fairfield County resident was one of two deaths related to influenza in Connecticut reported last week.The Connecticut Department of Health issued its report for the week ending on Saturday, Nov. 9, which included two influenza-related deaths and three more influenza-related hospitalizations, bringing the total to 47 for the season.The second Connecticut ...

  7. Massage Therapist Charged With Possessing Child Porn

    Massage Therapist Charged With Possessing Child Porn

    A massage therapist was taken into custody by ICE Homeland Security agents on Long Island for allegedly purchasing thousands of child pornography files from an IP address linked to a Hudson Valley non-profit, officials said.Gary Pamperien, 65, was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Hicksville following allegations that he was in possession of child porn between at least August 2017 and ...

  8. Wrong-Way Driver Charged With DWI For Crash That Injured Two In Westchester

    Wrong-Way Driver Charged With DWI For Crash That Injured Two In Westchester

    A 22-year-old wrong-way driver was allegedly impaired when he struck a driver during an early morning crash in Westchester, leaving both hospitalized, police said.Members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to Central Park Avenue near Palmer Road at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, where there was a report of a head-on collision involving two drivers in the southbound ...

  9. New Rochelle Teachers' Union Calls For Superintendent To Resign Amid Uproar Over Coach

    New Rochelle Teachers' Union Calls For Superintendent To Resign Amid Uproar Over Coach

    The New Rochelle community is calling for Schools Superintendent Laura Feijóo’s resignation after she announced that beloved high school varsity football coach Lou DiRienzo would be “reassigned” and unable to coach in this weekend’s playoff game.In response, the community has come out en masse, with “Coach D’s” supporters saying Feijóo should resign after she gave few answers at a press ...

  10. Long Island 'Bagel Boss Guy' Hospitalized After Stroke

    Long Island 'Bagel Boss Guy' Hospitalized After Stroke

    The “Bagel Boss Guy,” who was caught on camera during a tirade at a Long Island bagel store, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.Chris Morgan, 45, was caught on camera berating employees and customers at Bagel Boss in Bay Shore on Thursday, July 10, cursing out workers before turning his attention to a group behind him. A video of the incident went viral on social media, with ...

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