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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. Long Island Man Indicted For Allegedly Sexually Abusing Six Children

    Long Island 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 ...

  2. Suspect Apprehended After Allegedly Shooting Stepfather In Westchester, Police Say

    Suspect Apprehended After Allegedly Shooting Stepfather In Westchester, Police Say

    Police apprehended a man who is accused of shooting his stepfather during an incident in Westchester.Officers from the New Rochelle Police Department responded to a Horton Avenue home at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, where there was a report of a gunshot victim.New Rochelle Police Capt. Cosmo Costa said that the investigation into the shooting determined that a victim on the second ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Police Seek Suspect Who Fled Scene Of Western Mass Crash

    Police Seek Suspect Who Fled Scene Of Western Mass Crash

    Recognize this vehicle? Police in Western Massachusetts are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to identify a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run earlier this week.The West Springfield Police Department released photos from the scene of a hit-and-run crash that took place at approximately 8:52 a.m. on Monday, June 14 at the intersection of East Elm Street and Route 5.According ...

  5. Three Long Island School Districts Approve Budgets In Revotes

    Three Long Island School Districts Approve Budgets In Revotes

    Three of four Long Island school districts had budgets passed in a re-vote after seeing their initial spending plans rejected by voters earlier this year.Earlier story - School Budgets Pass In All But Four Long Island DistrictsLast month, voters approved 116 school budgets on Long Island, with only Bridgehampton, Northport-East Northport, Three Village, and Wantagh failing to gain ...

  6. Westchester Baseball Coach Accused Of Having Relationship With Player, Police Say

    Westchester Baseball Coach Accused Of Having Relationship With Player, Police Say

    A baseball coach in Westchester is facing charges for allegedly having improper contact and a relationship with a former player, police said.Robert Pope, age 30, the owner and head coach of Mount Vernon Baseball, an independent organization, was arrested following an investigation into allegations of him having improper contact with a minor.On Monday, June 14, the Mount Vernon Police ...

  7. Driver Charged In High-Speed Crash That Killed White Plains Motorcyclist

    Driver Charged In High-Speed Crash That Killed White Plains Motorcyclist

    A veteran police officer in Westchester is facing charges after allegedly driving 129 mph on the Hutchinson River Parkway before crashing into a motorcyclist who was killed, the District Attorney’s Office announced.Antoine Henrys, age 38, a Mount Vernon resident and eight-year member of the city’s police department was charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and ...

  8. Two CT Residents Test Positive For Dangerous, Rare Tick-Borne Disease

    Two CT Residents Test Positive For Dangerous, Rare Tick-Borne Disease

    Two people in Connecticut have tested positive for a rare, potentially dangerous tick-borne infection known as the Powassan virus.The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that two people between the ages of 50 and 79 and are from Fairfield and New Haven counties tested positive for the virus earlier this year, representing the first two cases this year. From 2016 to ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Suspect Nabbed After Breaking Into Long Island Restaurant, Stealing Money, Police Say

    Suspect Nabbed After Breaking Into Long Island Restaurant, Stealing Money, Police Say

    A 23-year-old man was arrested after breaking into a popular Long Island ice stand and stealing from a cash register, police said.It is alleged that Louis Wilson, who police say is homeless, was caught on camera entering the Bonanza Stand of Oyster Bay on Shore Avenue in Oyster Bay at 9:11 a.m. on Saturday, June 12 through an open back door.Nassau County Police investigators said that ...

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