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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. CT Man Admits To Child Porn Offense Involving 13-Year-Old Boy He Met Online

    CT Man Admits To Child Porn Offense Involving 13-Year-Old Boy He Met Online

    A Connecticut man remains released on a $50,000 bond with Internet and location monitoring after pleading guilty to child pornography charges involving a 13-year-old boy he met on social media.Brian Gregan, 33, of Windsor Locks, pleaded guilty in New Haven federal court this week to one count of receipt of child pornography dating back to an incident with a teenager in 2017.In June ...

  2. Long Island Man Sentenced For Supplying Heroin To Bloods Gang

    Long Island Man Sentenced For Supplying Heroin To Bloods Gang

    A Long Island man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for selling heroin to a Queens-based Bloods gang.Valley Stream resident Stanley Fuller - also known as “Webo” and “Morty” - was sentenced in Brooklyn federal court to t10 years and one month in prison after pleading guilty to a pair of heroin distortion conspiracies involving the gang. He pleaded guilty in April.U.S. ...

  3. Video: 'Monster' Fish Caught On Camera Bursting Out Of Hudson River

    Video: 'Monster' Fish Caught On Camera Bursting Out Of Hudson River

    Did Nessie take a vacation to the Hudson Valley? Garry Gleason was kayaking in the Hudson River with a friend when an enormous fish leaped into the air much to his surprise. According to the kayaker, the fish was approximately eight-feet long.In disbelief at what he had seen, Gleason conferred with a fellow kayaker, who was looking in a different direction. At that point, Gleason ...

  4. Westchester Man Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Teenager

    Westchester Man Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Teenager

    A Westchester County man has been found guilty following a jury trial of sexually abusing a child.Port Chester resident Hugo Zuniga, 37, was found guilty of first-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child on Friday, Oct. 11, after the jury deliberated for five days.In August last year, Zuniga sexually abused his 14-year-old victim, Westchester County District Attorney ...

  5. Mosquito-Borne EEE Virus Found In Two Cities In Fairfield County

    Mosquito-Borne EEE Virus Found In Two Cities In Fairfield County

    Two cities in Fairfield County are among the 26 locales in Connecticut to report cases of the mosquito-borne EEE virus that has been rapidly spreading.Shelton and Stamford were among 26 towns to report cases of eastern equine encephalitis.Other towns include: Bethany;Chester;Colchester;Columbia;East Haddam;East ...

  6. MS-13 Member Sentenced For Murder With Machetes, Baseball Bat On Long Island

    MS-13 Member Sentenced For Murder With Machetes, Baseball Bat On Long Island

    A member of the MS-13 street gang on Long Island will spend 25 years in prison after being sentenced for beating a man to death with a machete in a gang assault.Marlon Guevara, also known as “Mosquito,” a member of the Sailors Locos Salvatruchas Westside clique of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13, was sentenced by United States Circuit Judge Joseph Bianco to 25 years’ in ...

  7. Long Island Man Wanted On First-Degree Gang Assault Charge

    Long Island Man Wanted On First-Degree Gang Assault Charge

    An alert has been issued for an alleged gang member on Long Island who is wanted by police on Long Island.The Nassau County Police Department is attempting to locate 25-year-old Lamel Blaylock, who is wanted by the Nassau County Court on a charge of first-degree gang assault with intent to cause serious physical injury.While he was a teenager, Blaylock was arrested in Hempstead when he ...

  8. Third Suspect Charged After Thefts Of Luxury Cars On Long Island

    Third Suspect Charged After Thefts Of Luxury Cars On Long Island

    A third man is facing charges for his role in stealing high-end luxury vehicles on Long Island, police said.An investigation into a rash of stolen vehicles was launched by the Nassau County Police Department in August after an Audi was reported stolen in Garden City Park.The investigation determined that three suspects were responsible for the thefts, and two of those suspects have been ...

  9. Patrols Increased After Shooting Threat At Harrison HS Deemed Not Credible

    Patrols Increased After Shooting Threat At Harrison HS Deemed Not Credible

    A shooting threat at a high school in Westchester was deemed not credible by police, who stepped up patrols out of an abundance of a caution.Late on Thursday, Oct. 10, parents in the Harrison School District received a message warning that “there was an Internet posting this evening by a Harrison student voicing concerns about a threatened school shooting at Harrison High School.”Police ...

  10. Bloods Gang Members, Associates Indicted For Racketeering, Violent Crimes On LI's East End

    Bloods Gang Members, Associates Indicted For Racketeering, Violent Crimes On LI's East End

    Six alleged members of the Red Stone Gorillas “set” of the Bloods street gang are facing a host of charges for racketeering, murder, robberies, narcotics trafficking and firearms offenses on the East End of Long Island.It is alleged that six Bloods gang members committed acts of violence and distributed large quantities of crack cocaine, powder cocaine and heroin in the Riverhead area ...

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