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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    As the death toll continues to rise nationwide, area residents are being urged by health officials to take action against the flu to protect themselves and the people around them.Influenza activity has been rampant throughout the country, with more than 60,000 confirmed cases during the season, according to the CDC. In the first week of the year alone, there were 11,718 confirmed cases ...

  2. Dutchess Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    Dutchess Heating Oil Company Must Pay $176K For Defrauding Customers

    A Dutchess County fuel-oil dealer is once again in the crosshairs of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, this time for failing to deliver heating oil and services to customers that paid tens of thousands of dollars to the company in advance.Schneiderman announced that Champion Fuel and Service Corporation - which maintained an office in Wappingers Falls - and its owner, David DeSilva, ...

  3. Hudson Valley-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Hudson Valley-Based Fujifilm Recalls Charger Over Shock Hazard

    Westchester-based Fujifilm was forced to recall hundreds of thousands of products after customers got a little bit of shock value with their packages.Fujifilm, which has a headquarters in Valhalla, recalled more than 270,000 power adapter wall plugs that were packaged with several of the company’s point-and-shoot camera models due to the risk of electrical shock, according to the ...

  4. TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    TZB Tally: Petition To Remove Cuomo Name From Bridge Tops 100K Signatures

    It’s a new year, but the sentiment is the same when it comes to Hudson Valley residents’ opinions regarding the naming rights of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.Ever since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the designation of Mario M. Cuomo Bridge as the official name for the new Tappan Zee span, the vocal outcry against the name has been heard loudly and often, including the change.org ...

  5. Domestic Dispute In Front Of Child Leads To Charges For Putnam Couple

    Domestic Dispute In Front Of Child Leads To Charges For Putnam Couple

    A Putnam County couple that engaged in a physical domestic dispute in front of a child are facing multiple charges after state police had to intervene.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to an Argyle Street home in Putnam Valley shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning, where there were reports of a domestic dispute between Putnam Valley residents Derek Sutter and Candice ...

  6. State Police Will Start Deploying Drones

    State Police Will Start Deploying Drones

    State Police in the Hudson Valley will soon have some new tools to fight crime and enforce the law in New York.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new “State Police Unmanned Aerial System” program, which will involve the use of aerial drones that will be put into service later this month.Cuomo said that the program will “be used to support law enforcement missions, ...

  7. Man Caught With Illegal, Loaded Handgun In I-84 Dutchess Stop

    Man Caught With Illegal, Loaded Handgun In I-84 Dutchess Stop

    A traffic stop on I-84 in Dutchess County led to weapons charges for a man in possession of an illegal handgun.State Police troopers from the Wappinger barrack stopped Bronx resident Brandon Burgess at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday morning in Fishkill after he committed a violation of vehicle and traffic law.During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers said that Burgess was found to ...

  8. Woman Nabbed Smuggling Drugs Into Green Haven Correctional Facility

    Woman Nabbed Smuggling Drugs Into Green Haven Correctional Facility

    A 28-year-old woman is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly attempting to bring several drugs into the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville.New York State Police troopers were called by New York State Corrections Officers at the facility on Saturday, Jan. 13 regarding reports of a woman in possession of various drugs.According to police, further investigation ...

  9. Middletown Man Faces DWI Charge In I-84 Stop

    Middletown Man Faces DWI Charge In I-84 Stop

    ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. - An Orange County woman was among three busted for driving while impaired overnight in the Hudson Valley.Dating back to Dec. 15, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies say they've been “out in full force” to curtail impaired drivers in the region.On Thursday night, State Police troopers stopped Middletown resident Darla Krzyak, 73, on I-84 in ...

  10. Seen Him? Dover Burglary Suspect Has Been On Run Since Summer

    Seen Him? Dover Burglary Suspect Has Been On Run Since Summer

     State Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they continue their search for a man wanted for burglary in Dover.An alert was issued this week regarding Leslie Vannostrand III, who is wanted by state police and the Town of Dover Court on a charged of second-degree burglary following an investigation dating back to July last year.Police said that Vannostrand, who also is known as ...

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