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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. Two Teens Nabbed For Car Break-Ins, Thefts In Fairfield County

    Two Teens Nabbed For Car Break-Ins, Thefts In Fairfield County

    Two teenagers were busted after allegedly attempting to break into a car in Fairfield County.Members of the Danbury Police Department were dispatched to Ryders Lane at approximately 7:35 a.m. on Thursday morning, where there was a report of two men attempting to enter parked cars in the area.Officers were able to eventually track down two 17-year-old suspects, who were taken into ...

  2. Man Charged With Selling, Distributing Large Amounts Of Cocaine

    Man Charged With Selling, Distributing Large Amounts Of Cocaine

    A lengthy investigation into the sale of cocaine in the area led to the arrest of a man who was found with half a kilogram of cocaine.During the spring, New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team members conducted a narcotics investigation in Port Chester, which determined that local resident Fintan Russell was “heavily involved in the sale and distribution of ...

  3. Alert Issued For Scam Phone Call Targeting Elderly Residents

    Alert Issued For Scam Phone Call Targeting Elderly Residents

    Several police departments in the area are warning residents to be wary of a telephone scam first reported a couple of years ago that is now once again making the rounds.Officials said that several elder residents have recently received calls from opportunistic scammers stating that their grandchild had been involved in a motor vehicle crash in New York City and needs money to avoid ...

  4. Traffic Advisory: Expect Delays During CT Challenge Bike Tour In Westport

    Traffic Advisory: Expect Delays During CT Challenge Bike Tour In Westport

    With more than 1,000 expected to participate in the annual CT Challenge Bike Tour on Saturday, traffic may be tied up on local Connecticut roads, leading to delays for motorists.Cyclists will kick off the event at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, with participants competing in a 10, 25, 50, 75 or 100-mile route. The event starts and finishes at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport ...

  5. One Killed, Several Injured In Watertown Crash

    One Killed, Several Injured In Watertown Crash

    A major area roadway was shut down on Friday morning as police investigated a fatal two-car crash that left one dead and several hospitalized.Police said that investigators were dispatched to a stretch of Route 262 near Frost Bridge Road in Watertown at approximately 5 a.m. on July 27, when a pickup truck and a car collided. The drivers and passengers were transported to local ...

  6. Fairfield County Man Nabbed After High-Speed Chase On Merritt Parkway

    Fairfield County Man Nabbed After High-Speed Chase On Merritt Parkway

    Connecticut State Police were forced to use stop sticks to apprehend a motorist who took officers on a wild ride on Route 15.Members of the Wilton Police Department attempted to stop a Honda, driven by local resident Ijebol Holmes, on the Merritt Parkway at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Friday morning, when he sped away near the northbound exit 42 in Westport, state police said.The Honda ...

  7. Five Teens At Large After Assaulting, Robbing, Carjacking Pizza Deliveryman

    Five Teens At Large After Assaulting, Robbing, Carjacking Pizza Deliveryman

    Police in Connecticut are attempting to track down a group of teenagers who allegedly robbed a pizza deliveryman, stole his car and beat him up.Officials said that shortly after midnight, officers were dispatched to Ford Street in New Haven after a deliveryman reported that he had been assaulted by several teens.Police said that the man approached two girls he delivering the pizza to, ...

  8. Victims Of Triple-Fatal Crash In Hamden From Fairfield County

    Victims Of Triple-Fatal Crash In Hamden From Fairfield County

    This story has been updated.All three men killed in a single-car crash over the weekend in Hamden were either current or former Fairfield County residents.Officials said that Monroe resident Maksims Frolovs, 21, was driving near the intersection of Route 40 and Whitney Avenue at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning when he lost control and struck a tree.Bridgeport resident Edmonds ...

  9. One Killed, Child Injured In Horrific Crash That Shut Down I-91 For Hours

    One Killed, Child Injured In Horrific Crash That Shut Down I-91 For Hours

    This story has been updated.One man is dead, and a 2-year-old boy hospitalized after being ejected from their vehicle in a horrific three-vehicle crash that shut down I-91 for several hours on Tuesday.The crash was reported in Rocky Hill at approximately 9:45 a.m. Connecticut State Police troopers closed the interstate between exits 23 and 24 as they investigated the crash. The roadway ...

  10. Ivanka Trump To Close Fashion Company

    Ivanka Trump To Close Fashion Company

    Ivanka Trump is shutting down her namesake clothing brand as she turns her focus to her work in the administration of her father, President Donald Trump.After distancing herself from the company last year as she took on a senior advisory role in the White House, Ivanka Trump announced Tuesday that she will be closing the doors of her businesses, which was founded in 2014. She will be ...

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