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Zak Failla

Senior Reporter 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.

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  1. National Recall Issued For 786K Swinging Hammock Chairs Due To Injury Hazard

    National Recall Issued For 786K Swinging Hammock Chairs Due To Injury Hazard

    New safety instructions are being provided to more than 750,000 consumers across the country after a national recall was issued for a popular brand of swinging hammock chairs.The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of approximately 786,000 RIO-branded chairs due to the improper insertion of pins provided for assembly that can cause the legs to collapse, creating a ...

  2. ATVs Truly Taken Off-Road After Men Busted Driving Recklessly In Charles C: Sheriff

    ATVs Truly Taken Off-Road After Men Busted Driving Recklessly In Charles C: Sheriff

    Two Maryland men drove a little too fast and too furious on their off-road vehicles and are now facing charges after their ATVs were seized, the sheriff’s department announced.Waldorf residents Tavon James Dodson, 26, and Sean Gerard Estep, 36, were the subject of multiple noise complaints about operating their vehicles recklessly in Charles County, leading to a special enforcement ...

  3. One Killed, Five Injured In Crash Involving Maryland DOT Vehicle

    One Killed, Five Injured In Crash Involving Maryland DOT Vehicle

    One was pronounced dead in Harford County and a second was airlifted to a trauma center after a driver lost control and caused a chain-reaction crash involving a Maryland Department of Transportation Authority (MDTA), the sheriff's office announced.Ehsan Ulhaq, 52, was killed when the Toyota he was a passenger in at approximately 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 crashed on I-95 northbound ...

  4. Alert Issued For Child Reported Missing In Harford County

    Alert Issued For Child Reported Missing In Harford County

    An alert was issued by law enforcement agencies in Maryland as they attempt to locate a missing 10-year-old boy who was last seen in Harford County. King Gibbons was last seen at approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 at his residence in the 300 block of Talbot Circle in Abingdon, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office announced.Gibbons was described as being 4-foot-11 weighing ...

  5. Democratic, Republican Primary Voters Split Among Candidates: New Goucher College Poll

    Democratic, Republican Primary Voters Split Among Candidates: New Goucher College Poll

    The gubernatorial primaries in Maryland remain hotly contested as the race to the top remains fluid, according to a newly released Goucher College poll. Pollsters surveyed more than 500 Maryland Democratic and 500 Republican voters, and found that both races may come down to a photo finish with less than three weeks until the primary vote on Tuesday, July 19.In a field of several ...

  6. Gun-Pointing Road-Rage Suspect Apprehended In Harford County: State Police

    Gun-Pointing Road-Rage Suspect Apprehended In Harford County: State Police

    A gun-wielding man is facing charges in Maryland after allegedly pointing his weapon at another driver who was checking on his well-being in Harford County, state police announced.Pikesville resident Ronald McKnight, 29, is facing multiple assault and weapon charges after allegedly threatening another man during the road-rage incident, which was reported at approximately 6:20 p.m. on ...

  7. Three Injured, Two Airlifted To Maryland Hospitals After Serious Crash In St. Mary's County

    Three Injured, Two Airlifted To Maryland Hospitals After Serious Crash In St. Mary's County

    Three were injured - and two airlifted to the hospital - early on Thursday, June 30 in Maryland after a major crash left multiple people trapped in St. Mary's County. Two people had to be extricated in the crash, according to an unconfirmed report, which was reported at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning on Oakley Road near the area of Gilbert Lane. Upon arrival, crews ...

  8. Shots Fired In Capital Beltway Police Pursuit: Report

    Shots Fired In Capital Beltway Police Pursuit: Report

    Three shooting suspects are in custody after firing shots at police from a BMW during a pursuit on the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County that ended with a crash, according to multiple reports.The pursuit kicked off shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 30 in Bethesda, when there was a reported attempted burglary in the 6000 block of Johnson Avenue in Bethesda, according to WUSA. ...

  9. Officials Won't Charge Deputies Involved In Fatal Officer-Involved Harford County Shooting

    Officials Won't Charge Deputies Involved In Fatal Officer-Involved Harford County Shooting

    No charges will be filed against the sheriff’s deputies involved in a fatal officer-involved shooting in Maryland, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office announced.State's Attorney Albert Peisinger, Jr. announced that his office is declining to bring charges against the deputies involved in the Harford County shooting death of John Fauver on Saturday, April 23 in Forest ...

  10. Hagerstown Drug Dealer Admits To Distributing Heroin, Fentanyl: Prosecutors

    Hagerstown Drug Dealer Admits To Distributing Heroin, Fentanyl: Prosecutors

    A Maryland drug dealer has admitted to federal drug possession and distribution charges, authorities announced.Washington County resident Thamar Smith, 48, of Hagerstown, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl following his arrest in 2019. As part of the plea, Smith becomes the latest to admit to his role in supplying drugs ...

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