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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 Man Wanted On Multiple Charges In Area

    Alert Issued For Man Wanted On Multiple Charges In Area

    Have you seen him? New York State Police investigators in Brewster issued an alert for a man wanted for multiple charges following his arrest five years ago.Derek Maurice is wanted by the New York State Police and Town of Southeast Court after being charged with first-degree falsifying business records, and bail jumping.According to police, Maurice was arrested in 2015 following an ...

  2. Former Employee Admits To Making 40 Charges In NY/CT With Credit Cards Stolen From Customers

    Former Employee Admits To Making 40 Charges In NY/CT With Credit Cards Stolen From Customers

    A convicted felon with a rap sheet dating back to the 1980s will spend more time behind bars after admitting to credit card fraud, identity theft and a host of other charges.Steven Finkler, 55, of New Haven, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport district court to one count of access device fraud, one count of wire fraud, and two counts of aggravated identity theft.U.S. Attorney John Durham said ...

  3. New Yorkers No Longer Backing New Bail Reform Laws, Poll Says

    New Yorkers No Longer Backing New Bail Reform Laws, Poll Says

    New Yorkers have turned against the new bail reform laws that ended cash bail for all misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenders in New York, according to a new poll.As of Wednesday, Jan. 1, thousands of inmates throughout the state were put back on the streets due to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bail reform legislation, which marked the end of cash bail for misdemeanor and ...

  4. Alert Issued For Wanted Area Man

    Alert Issued For Wanted Area Man

    A man busted with fentanyl and heroin during a routine traffic stop in the area is wanted by New York State Police.An alert has been issued by State Police in Sullivan County for Matthew Husted, 28, of Loch Sheldrake, who was arrested for drug possession during a traffic stop last year in Fallsburg.According to police, Husted was a passenger in a car that was pulled over by State Police ...

  5. Suspect On Loose After Long Island Bank Robbery

    Suspect On Loose After Long Island Bank Robbery

    An alleged bank robber is on the run on Long Island. police said.The Suffolk County Police Department released a surveillance photo of a man who allegedly robbed the People’s United Bank on Long Beach Road in Oceanside at approximately 6:55 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. According to police, the suspect entered the bank, approached the teller and made a verbal demand for money. The teller ...

  6. CT Police Sergeant Under Investigation For Sending Inappropriate Texts To Teen

    CT Police Sergeant Under Investigation For Sending Inappropriate Texts To Teen

    A high-ranking police official in Connecticut is in hot water after being accused of allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to an underage girl.According to police, a complaint has been filed against Coventry Police Sgt. Michael Hicks, who has been accused of sending the inappropriate messages in 2012 and 2013, the department confirmed. The girl is now an adult and no criminal ...

  7. Man Charged With DWI In Westchester Had BAC Twice Limit, Police Say

    Man Charged With DWI In Westchester Had BAC Twice Limit, Police Say

    A late-night traffic stop on the New York State Thruway led to the arrest of a Fairfield County man who was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit, State Police said.New York State Police troopers stopped Stamford resident Edens Joseph, 38, at approximately 1:20 a.m. on I-287 in Rye, when he allegedly committed a vehicle and traffic violation.During ...

  8. Long Island Bridge Operator Rescued After Falling Through Hole In Deck

    Long Island Bridge Operator Rescued After Falling Through Hole In Deck

    Rescue crews were required when a bridge operator on Long Island fell through a hole in the deck and plunged into the frigid waters below, police said.First responders were dispatched to the Long Beach Bridge shortly after 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, where there were reports of a man who had fallen into the water.According to police, upon arrival, officers observed a 60-year-old bridge ...

  9. New Supermarket Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester

    New Supermarket Celebrates Grand Opening In Westchester

    A busy Westchester city has a new supermarket. With the Stop & Shop location set to close on Main Street in New Roc City at the end of the month, a new supermarket has just debuted in New Rochelle.New Rochelle Farms opened its doors for the first time on Friday, Jan. 17, bringing new, fresh, produce and a host of other items inside its 10,000-square-foot space for shoppers in ...

  10. Duo Wanted For Violent Long Island Gas Station Robbery

    Duo Wanted For Violent Long Island Gas Station Robbery

    Recognize them? Police investigators on Long Island are attempting to track down two men who allegedly assaulted and robbed a man outside an area gas station.An alert was issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers for two men who are wanted for allegedly robbing a man outside a Bellport gas station.According to police, two men punched a gas station attendant working at U.S. Petroleum on ...

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