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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. Woman Sentenced For DWI Crash That Killed HS Grad From Fairfield County

    Woman Sentenced For DWI Crash That Killed HS Grad From Fairfield County

    The family of a 21-year-old Manhattanville College student scolded the drunk driver who struck and killed their son in court at her sentencing on Wednesday.Rye resident Emma Fox, 26, was sentenced for her role as the driver in a fatal crash that took the life of Fishkill resident Robby Schartner, who graduated from Brookfield High School and formerly lived in Putnam County, in ...

  2. Numerous Crashes Occur Throughout Fairfield County Amid Storm

    Numerous Crashes Occur Throughout Fairfield County Amid Storm

    Storm Watch: Latest Update On Timing, Projected Snow/Ice TotalsThe winter weather conditions have led to multiple crashes on Fairfield County roadways, leading to a hectic trip for commuters.The Connecticut Department of Transportation had a busy Wednesday morning, battling the snow and ice, while dealing with multiple accidents throughout the area, including incidents involving ...

  3. Fight Breaks Out In Westport Between Men Involved In Earlier Car Crash

    Fight Breaks Out In Westport Between Men Involved In Earlier Car Crash

    A lengthy investigation into a fight outside an auto dealership led to the arrest of a Bridgeport man who now faces an assault charge after allegedly kicking a man in the head while he was down during the altercation.Officers from the Westport Police Department were dispatched to a stretch of Post Road at approximately 9 a.m. on Oct. 24 last year, where there were reports of a fight in ...

  4. Man Caught Attempting To Steal From Westport Business, Police Say

    Man Caught Attempting To Steal From Westport Business, Police Say

    A Norwalk man is facing charges after being busted red-handed attempting to shoplift a set of silverware from a Westport business.Officers from the Westport Police Department were dispatched to the store at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, following a report from a loss prevention agent who had Darryl Hall, 53, in custody.Police said that the agent spotted Hall attempt to ...

  5. Twenty More Deaths Reported From Flu In Connecticut

    Twenty More Deaths Reported From Flu In Connecticut

    Another 20 flu-related deaths were reported in Connecticut in the past week, bringing the total for this current flu season to 52.According to the CDC, the flu results in 31.4 million outpatient visits and 200,000 hospitalizations across the country annually. While flu seasons are unpredictable and can vary in severity each year, there are between 3,000 and 49,000 influenza deaths ...

  6. Police Release Sketch Of Man Wanted In Connection With Stamford Incidents

    Police Release Sketch Of Man Wanted In Connection With Stamford Incidents

    Police in Stamford are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a person of interest who is wanted in connection to multiple incidents downtown.The Stamford Police Department released a sketch of a suspect in a winter hat on Wednesday who is wanted for his involvement on multiple charges for incidents that happened on Grove Street and the downtown area of the city.Anyone who ...

  7. Did You Buy It? Beef Jerky Recall Issued

    Did You Buy It? Beef Jerky Recall Issued

    A national recall has been announced for more than a thousand pounds of a popular beef jerky product that may contain known allergens.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Whip City Jerky, a Westfield, Mass. company, is recalling 1,391 pounds of products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.Officials said that the jerky ...

  8. Dairy Giant Issues Massive Recall Due To Salmonella Contamination

    Dairy Giant Issues Massive Recall Due To Salmonella Contamination

    One of the world’s largest dairy groups may have been selling salmonella-tainted baby milk for more than a decade, according to multiple reports.French dairy group Lactalis has recalled 12 million tins of its products from around the world after babies took ill after drinking the contaminated product. According to reports, there were 38 Salmonella Agona infections reported between ...

  9. Stamford Woman Working As Nanny Risked Injury To Minor In Norwalk

    Stamford Woman Working As Nanny Risked Injury To Minor In Norwalk

    A Stamford nanny gave a Norwalk family a scare, failing to return their 2-year-old child to their home for several hours, leading to criminal charges according to a report posted on The Hour on Thursday.Lesia Maksymenko failed to return home with the toddler and allegedly lied to her parents, according to the report, leading to a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) alert that was issued by ...

  10. Reported Flu Cases Rise Again In Connecticut

    Reported Flu Cases Rise Again In Connecticut

    “Widespread” flu continues to plague Connecticut residents, who are battling an aggressive strain of the influenza virus that has affected nearly 10 percent of all residents, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.National influenza activity continues to be high and remains widespread throughout the country, with 6.3 percent of people seeing their healthcare provider ...

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