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Zak Failla

Senior Reporter 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.

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  1. Minor Busted Attempting Breaking Into Urbana High School, Stealing Computer Parts: Sheriff

    Minor Busted Attempting Breaking Into Urbana High School, Stealing Computer Parts: Sheriff

    A sticky-fingered suspect was caught red-handed attempting to steal computer parts from his high school in Maryland in the middle of the night, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies from the sheriff's office responded to Urbana High School shortly before 2:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, when an alarm was sounded due to a trespasser at the building.Upon arrival, ...

  2. 'Threats Of Mass Violence:' Teen Suspect Charged For Making Bomb Threat At Frederick County HS

    'Threats Of Mass Violence:' Teen Suspect Charged For Making Bomb Threat At Frederick County HS

    A teenage student is facing criminal charges after giving his classmates a scare in Maryland by sending out a bomb threat to start the new school year, authorities announced.On Thursday, Aug. 18, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office was called to Oakdale High School on Eaglehead Drive in Ijamsville after the district received a notification regarding a threat of violence that was made ...

  3. Maryland Radio Station WGOP Destroyed By Accidental Attic Fire: Officials

    Maryland Radio Station WGOP Destroyed By Accidental Attic Fire: Officials

    A longtime radio staple in Maryland has burned to the ground in an accidental fire, according to multiple reports.First responders from multiple agencies in Maryland responded to the home of WGOP radio on Dun Swamp Road in Pocomoke City on Thursday, Aug. 18, officials said, which was the former home of WDMV.At the time the fire was reported, a host was on the air.Upon arrival, fire ...

  4. Expensive Early Morning Cecil County Garage Fire Under Investigation

    Expensive Early Morning Cecil County Garage Fire Under Investigation

    Fire investigators in Maryland declared a garage in Cecil County a complete loss after an early morning blaze broke out in Colora, authorities announced.Shortly before 4 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, a 20-foot by 20-foot wood-framed garage in the 2500 block of Liberty Road went up in flames, according to the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal, though it remains unclear what caused ...

  5. Officers In Waldorf Seize Firearm, Knife, Pepper Spray During Standoff With Armed Man: Sheriff

    Officers In Waldorf Seize Firearm, Knife, Pepper Spray During Standoff With Armed Man: Sheriff

    A potentially dangerous scene nearly played out in Maryland before law enforcement was able to intervene and deescalate a potentially fatal situation with a man reported to be having a mental health scare.Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Smallwood Drive and McDaniel Road in Waldorf, where there was ...

  6. Five Displaced In Massive Cecil County Townhouse Blaze Causing $750K In Damages: Fire Marshal

    Five Displaced In Massive Cecil County Townhouse Blaze Causing $750K In Damages: Fire Marshal

    Five were displaced in Maryland as a roaring two-alarm fire ripped through a pair of neighboring townhouses in Cecil County, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.Shortly before 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, members of the Singerly Volunteer Fire Company responded to Whitetail Way in Elkton, when a massive fire was reported by a homeowner, who spotted the fire outside the ...

  7. Cecil County Man Already Behind Bars For Drugs Gets More Time For Producing Child Porn

    Cecil County Man Already Behind Bars For Drugs Gets More Time For Producing Child Porn

    A Maryland man already in prison on a drug conviction is facing additional time behind bars and will have to continue registering as a sex offender upon his release after admitting to producing child pornography.Luis Rivera, 34, formerly of Elkton Maryland, was sentenced in US District Court to 20 years in federal prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, Judge George L. ...

  8. Mother Charged With Murdering Teen Daughter Through Neglect: Charles County Sheriff Sheriff

    Mother Charged With Murdering Teen Daughter Through Neglect: Charles County Sheriff Sheriff

    A 45-year-old woman who was arrested in Virginia is facing a murder charge in Maryland in connection to the abusive death of her teenage daughter, authorities in Charles County announced.Cobb Island resident Virginia Stone is in police custody after being apprehended in West Moreland, Virginia on a warrant for her role in the death of her 18-year-old daughter Elizabeth Marie Evening ...

  9. Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Struck By Pick-Up Truck Crossing Laurel Grove Road: Sheriff

    Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Struck By Pick-Up Truck Crossing Laurel Grove Road: Sheriff

    A 36-year-old Maryland man was hospitalized after being struck by a pick-up truck attempting to cross a busy roadway in St. Mary’s County, authorities announced.Leonardtown resident Matthew Scott Hurry was attempting to cross the travel lanes on Three Notch Road and Laurel Grove Park in Laurel Grove when he was hit by a Ford F-150 driven by a 62-year-old Mechanicsville man, according to ...

  10. One Fatally Shot At Prince George's County Mall, Police Say (DEVELOPING)

    One Fatally Shot At Prince George's County Mall, Police Say (DEVELOPING)

    Police are investigating reports of shots fired at a Maryland mall that reportedly left at least one person dead and others possibly injured, authorities announced.Shots rang out at approximately 4 p.m. inside the food court at the Mall at Prince George's County, the Hyattsville Police Department confirmed.Upon arrival, officials located at least one victim who had been shot and was ...

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