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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. Queens Mom With Schizophrenia, 6-Year-Old Daughter Go Missing

    Queens Mom With Schizophrenia, 6-Year-Old Daughter Go Missing

    Police are attempting to locate a schizophrenic woman and her 6-year-old daughter, who did not make it to school on Tuesday, Oct. 22.Janee Evans, 32, and her daughter, Victoria Evans, were last seen in Queens at their Queens Boulevard home at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, police said. Both she and her daughter have reportedly gone missing in the past.Police said that the ...

  2. Seen Him? Police Issue Alert For Yonkers Man Wanted For Assault

    Seen Him? Police Issue Alert For Yonkers Man Wanted For Assault

    Police have issued an alert for a man wanted in Westchester who has a warrant out for his arrest.The Yonkers Police Department Warrant Squad are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate Damon Haynes, who was charged with second-degree assault and later failed to appear for court proceedings. A warrant was then issued for his arrest.Police described Haynes, 39, was ...

  3. Astros Assistant GM From Syosset In Hot Water For Post-Game Outburst

    Astros Assistant GM From Syosset In Hot Water For Post-Game Outburst

    Long Island native Brandon Taubman, the assistant general manager of the Houston Astros, is in hot water after being accused of making insensitive comments toward a group of female reporters during his team’s post-game celebration after winning the American League championship.Taubman, 34, a Syosset High School graduate, allegedly turned to the three and shouted “Thank God we got ...

  4. Video: Suspect At Large After Armed Robbery At Long Island Automotive Store

    Video: Suspect At Large After Armed Robbery At Long Island Automotive Store

    An alert has been issued for a wanted man who was caught on camera robbing a Long Island business at gunpoint.The suspect displayed a handgun at CND Automotive on Echo Avenue in Sound Beach at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, demanding cash, Suffolk County Police said.In the video, the suspect can be seen in a black sweatshirt, dark pants, and a mask, marching a store ...

  5. Know Him? Man Wanted For Stealing Outside Long Island Residence

    Know Him? Man Wanted For Stealing Outside Long Island Residence

    Know him? The Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct Crime Section is attempting to locate a man who was caught stealing from outside a residence in Farmingville earlier this month.Police investigators released photos of a man who allegedly stole four wind chimes from the porch of a Portion Road residence at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11. The stolen items had a value of ...

  6. I-84 Single-Lane Closure Scheduled 'Until Further Notice,' DOT Says

    I-84 Single-Lane Closure Scheduled 'Until Further Notice,' DOT Says

    There will be lane closures on I-84 for the foreseeable future in Dutchess and Putnam County.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that there will be single-lane closures on the interstate between exit 58 (Ludingtonville Road) and exit 52 B/A (Taconic State Parkway) beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Towns of East Fishkill and Kent.According to the NYSDOT, the ...

  7. Man, Woman Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Card At Long Island 7-Eleven

    Man, Woman Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Card At Long Island 7-Eleven

    Know them? Suffolk County Police investigators released surveillance photos of a man and woman who allegedly used a stolen debit card at a 7-Eleven location on Long Island.Police said the two suspects used the stolen card at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, at the 7-Eleven location on Carleton Avenue in Central Islip.Anyone who recognizes the pair, or who has information ...

  8. Lidl To Open Four New Long Island Grocery Stores

    Lidl To Open Four New Long Island Grocery Stores

    A new round of deep-discount grocery stores are set to open up on Long Island.Lidl announced that it will be opening four new locations in East Meadow, Oakdale, Patchogue, and Lake Grove, bringing the total of markets the Virginia-based company will open on Long Island up to eight.In April, Lidl announced that it will be opening stores in Plainview and Center Moriches as soon as 2020 by ...

  9. Two Students Accused Of Yelling N-Word In UConn Parking Lot

    Two Students Accused Of Yelling N-Word In UConn Parking Lot

    Police have identified and arrested two University of Connecticut students who allegedly used racial slurs toward African-Americans on campus earlier this month.White students were shown in a video that went viral shouting the n-word at African-American students, then laughing on Friday, Oct. 11 in the parking lot near the Charter Oak Apartments.An investigation into the incident and ...

  10. Long Island Man Sentenced For High-Speed, Near-Fatal Mercedes Crash

    Long Island Man Sentenced For High-Speed, Near-Fatal Mercedes Crash

    A 44-year-old man will spend time in prison after driving the Mercedes-Benz involved in a high-speed chase that left one person with life-threatening injuries and injured several others in 2017.Kelvin O’Neal, of Freeport, has been sentenced to five years in prison and two years of post-release supervision for the December 2017 crash, which he fled the scene of, Nassau County District ...

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