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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. Shots Fired Into Parked Vehicles On Long Island

    Shots Fired Into Parked Vehicles On Long Island

    Shots were fired into two parked vehicles on Long Island, police said.Suffolk County Police detectives are investigating shots that were shot into a pair of vehicles in Huntington Station on Sunday, Oct. 13.Police said that two vehicles parked in a driveway on East 2nd Street between Fairground Avenue and Lenox Road were struck with bullets at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. The ...

  2. Nearly 50 Arrested, 10 Vehicles Towed In New Haven Drag Racing Crackdown

    Nearly 50 Arrested, 10 Vehicles Towed In New Haven Drag Racing Crackdown

    Police in Connecticut arrested nearly 50 people and towed 10 vehicles as they continue cracking down on drag racing.Officers from the New Haven Police Department arrested 48 people and towed the vehicles while targeting suspected drag racing locations on Saturday, Oct. 12. Investigators located specific vehicles to determine which areas to target.Police said that investigators spoke ...

  3. Video: Man Wanted For Breaking Into Long Island Restaurant

    Video: Man Wanted For Breaking Into Long Island Restaurant

    Recognize him? Police investigators from the Suffolk County Police Department are asking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a man who burglarized a restaurant last month.According to police, the suspect, who was caught on camera, pried open the window of Martin’s Coffee Cafe on West Hoffman Avenue in Lindenhurst at approximately 1:55 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.After ...

  4. Boxer From Long Island Fighting For His Life After Knockout

    Boxer From Long Island Fighting For His Life After Knockout

    A boxer from Long Island is in the fight of his life after being knocked out in a match at Wintrust Arena in Chicago over the weekend.Freeport’s Patrick Day, 27, remained in a coma early on Sunday, Oct. 14, after he had to undergo emergency brain surgery after being knocked out by Charles Conwell in a fight the night earlier.Day was knocked down twice in the fourth and eighth rounds ...

  5. Woman Wanted For Stealing Purse At Roosevelt Field Mall Store, Police Say

    Woman Wanted For Stealing Purse At Roosevelt Field Mall Store, Police Say

    A wanted woman was caught on camera stealing a purse that was left behind at a pretzel shop inside the Roosevelt Field Mall.Nassau County Police Detectives responded to the mall at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in East Garden City, where a woman reported that her purse had been stolen.According to police, the woman left her purse unattended at an Auntie Annie’s store, and ...

  6. Seen Him? CT Man Has Been Missing More Than A Week

    Seen Him? CT Man Has Been Missing More Than A Week

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a Connecticut man who has been missing for days.Peter Recchia, 59, was last seen on Thursday, Oct. 3, in the vicinity of Millers Pond State Park in Haddam, Middletown Police said. He was reportedly traveling south on Foot Hills Road and was wearing a short-sleeved blue shirt, jeans, a black belt and sneakers at the time he was ...

  7. Two New Mosquito Samples Test Positive For EEE Virus In Suffolk

    Two New Mosquito Samples Test Positive For EEE Virus In Suffolk

    Two more mosquito samples on Long Island have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis virus, the Suffolk County Health Department announced.Two samples of Culiseta melanura species collected on Tuesday, Oct. 1, tested positive of the virus, officials announced. No new samples tested positive for West Nile virus.To date, Suffolk County has reported 77 mosquito samples ...

  8. Hutchinson River Parkway Double-Lane Closure Scheduled

    Hutchinson River Parkway Double-Lane Closure Scheduled

    Motorists traveling on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Westchester next week can expect delays around the village of Scarsdale and the city of New Rochelle due to maintenance work.Double-lane closures have been announced on the Hutchinson River Parkway northbound between exit 21 Route 125) and exit 26W (I-287) beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 15.The closures are expected to occur between ...

  9. Alert Issued For Woman Wanted For Stealing Credit Cards From Friend

    Alert Issued For Woman Wanted For Stealing Credit Cards From Friend

    An alert has been issued by New York State Police investigators in Ellenville who allegedly stole credit cards from a friend and charged more than $2,500.Kelly Kiernan was arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after an investigation determined that she and other co-conspirators stole several credit cards from a friend. Kiernan then made multiple unauthorized credit and ...

  10. Long Island Man Wanted On DWAI By Drugs Charge

    Long Island Man Wanted On DWAI By Drugs Charge

    Know him? Police investigators in Nassau County issued an alert for Valley Stream resident Joseph Cannata, who was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs last year and is now wanted by the Nassau County Court.Investigators describe Cannata as 5-foot-9  with blonde hair and blue eyes, weighing approximately 185 pounds. It was noted that anyone who comes into ...

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