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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. 

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  1. Stamford Police Issue Utility Scam Alert

    Stamford Police Issue Utility Scam Alert

    STAMFORD, Conn. - The Stamford Police Department is cautioning homeowners to be wary of a recent spate of utility scams involving Eversource. An alert was issued by the department on Wednesday after investigators were contacted by several concerned citizens reporting the recent uptick in utility scams, particularly from a fraudster posing as an Eversource employee. Police said that any ...

  2. Perdue Issues Recall For Chicken Products

    Perdue Issues Recall For Chicken Products

    Shoppers may want to check twice in the frozen food aisle, after more than 500 pounds of a popular Perdue chicken product was been recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced this week that 530 pounds of chicken products have been recalled because they contain eggs, a known allergen that is not ...

  3. New Canaan Man Charged In Massive Fraud Scheme Could Get 85 Years In Prison

    New Canaan Man Charged In Massive Fraud Scheme Could Get 85 Years In Prison

    A New Canaan man working as an executive for an audit firm is facing nearly 100 years in prison for his role in an elaborate wire fraud scheme.Geoffrey Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced this week that David Britt, 54, was among five former employees at accounting firm KPMG who are facing charges in connection with their scheme to defraud ...

  4. Norwalk Police Bust Bridgeport Man In Stolen Car After Foot Chase

    Norwalk Police Bust Bridgeport Man In Stolen Car After Foot Chase

    A Bridgeport man took police in Norwalk on a wild chase after attempting to flee from a motor vehicle crash, fleeing on foot and resisting arrest before being brought into custody.An officer from the Patrol Division of the Norwalk Police Department received notification of a motorist attempting to flee the scene of an accident shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Minutes later, ...

  5. Seven Hospitalized After Multi-Car Collision In Bridgeport

    Seven Hospitalized After Multi-Car Collision In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Seven people were hospitalized over the weekend following a multi-vehicle crash involving a city bus, according to a ctpost.com report.First responders were dispatched to the intersection of Washington Avenue and Catherine Street in Bridgeport at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Friday, following reports of a crash involving the bus and two other cars.According to the ...

  6. First Amazon Go, Checkout-Free 'Store Of Future,' Opens

    First Amazon Go, Checkout-Free 'Store Of Future,' Opens

    Amazon may be once again changing the way tristate residents -- and American -- get their shopping done.Amazon launched its first Amazon Go store this week, a checkout-free grocery store that opened its flagship store in Seattle on Monday after experimenting with physical retail locations for several years.According to Amazon, the company “created the world’s most advanced shopping ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Romaine Lettuce Scare Is Over, Centers For Disease Control Says

    Romaine Lettuce Scare Is Over, Centers For Disease Control Says

    The E. coli outbreak that was linked to romaine lettuce in the Hudson Valley appears to be over, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Over the past few months, several people in the United States and Canada have fallen ill from a strain of E. coli bacteria that is believed to have originated from romaine lettuce that has been recently sold.According to the Centers for Disease ...

  9. Nor'easter Approaching Area Reaches 'Bomb Cyclone' Status

    Nor'easter Approaching Area Reaches 'Bomb Cyclone' Status

    While the East Coast gears up for the rapidly approaching Nor'easter that’s expected to pummel the area overnight, locals can also expect to experience another weather phenomenon known as a “bomb cyclone.”The National Weather Service has predicted that the region may see anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of snow, with the storm expected to hit the area beginning around 1 a.m. on Thursday ...

  10. Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    With the holidays nearly here, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

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