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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. With Schools Opening, Police Warn Motorists Of $465 Bus Violation Penalties

    With Schools Opening, Police Warn Motorists Of $465 Bus Violation Penalties

    With schools set to open up for the year in the coming days, police departments in Fairfield County are cautioning motorists to be safe around school buses, or else they may face a hefty fine.“School buses will be hitting the roads again, and we urge you to drive with caution and never drive distracted,” police said, noting that violations will be “strictly enforced” and carry penalties ...

  2. State Police Warning: Look Out For Phishing Emails

    State Police Warning: Look Out For Phishing Emails

    State Police in Connecticut are warning residents not to bite the bait as a “phishing” scheme makes the rounds in the area.An alert was issued by state police involving the latest scam to hit the area, which is typically carried out by email spoofing or text messaging, directing people to enter personal information on a fake website that looks legitimate. Emails may also contain links ...

  3. 'Pure Poison': This Is One Of The Worst Foods You Can Eat, Harvard Professor Says

    'Pure Poison': This Is One Of The Worst Foods You Can Eat, Harvard Professor Says

    While many pundits have lauded its healing properties, a Harvard professor has warned of potential dangers of the product, calling it “pure poison.Karin Michels, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, spoke out against coconut oil in a 50-minute YouTube video that has since gone viral. Coconut oil had previously been touted as a weight loss and immune system boost.“Coconut ...

  4. $500K Lunch Ladies Embezzlement Case Sparks Questions In New Canaan, National Coverage

    $500K Lunch Ladies Embezzlement Case Sparks Questions In New Canaan, National Coverage

    The two sisters who embezzled nearly a half-million dollars from the New Canaan School District while working as lunch ladies has garnered national attention, and led to countless questions from the community about their elaborate scheme and how it was able to continue for years.New Canaan Police detectives launched their lengthy investigation - which included more than 20 interviews - ...

  5. Investigation Launched After Metal Pellet Found On Red-Tailed Hawk Rescued By CT EnCon Police

    Investigation Launched After Metal Pellet Found On Red-Tailed Hawk Rescued By CT EnCon Police

    Know anything?The Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police are seeking the public’s assistance after finding a bird who had its wing broken by a metal pellet.On Tuesday, Aug. 21, an injured red-tailed hawk was found at a residence near the exit 4 ramp on I-691 and West Main Street in Meriden. The bird was taken to the Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital, where an x-ray found ...

  6. New Stolen Car Incident Prompts Police Warning In New Canaan

    New Stolen Car Incident Prompts Police Warning In New Canaan

    Police in New Canaan have a clear message for local residents: don’t leave your keys in an unlocked car.A car was stolen out of a Woodridge Drive driveway overnight on Thursday, police said, noting that the owner left the keys in the vehicle.“Car stolen overnight from Woodridge Drive...keys left in vehicle #tooeasy #lockyourcars #newcanaan #newcanaanpolice #dontbeavictim," they ...

  7. Police Seek To ID Woman Suspected Of Stealing Handbag At Area Five Guys

    Police Seek To ID Woman Suspected Of Stealing Handbag At Area Five Guys

    Do you know her? Connecticut State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspect who stole a handbag from a local Five Guys restaurant.Members of the Oxford Police Department and Connecticut State Police troopers were dispatched to the burger joint on Oxford Road at approximately 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, where there was a report ...

  8. NYC Man Sentenced For Trafficking Marijuana In CT

    NYC Man Sentenced For Trafficking Marijuana In CT

    A 30-year-old man is set to spend the next two years behind bars for trafficking more than 100 pounds of marijuana in Connecticut.Queens resident Gustavo Garcia has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty earlier this year to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.Garcia admitted to ...

  9. Former Head Of CDC, One-Time NYC Health Commissioner, Charged With Sex Abuse

    Former Head Of CDC, One-Time NYC Health Commissioner, Charged With Sex Abuse

    A former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been arrested for allegedly groping a 55-year-old woman without consent, according to multiple reports.Thomas Frieden, 57, who served as head of the CDC from 2009 through 2017, and formerly acted as the New York City Health Commissioner, turned himself in to police in Brooklyn on Friday for allegedly grabbing a ...

  10. Weekend Roadway Shutdown Starts During Maintenance Work In Fairfield County

    Weekend Roadway Shutdown Starts During Maintenance Work In Fairfield County

    A busy roadway in Fairfield County will be shut down for the weekend as crews do maintenance work in the area.The Monroe Police Department issued an alert cautioning that Route 25 will be closed from Brook Street to Knollwood Street, as they install a new box culvert at the Aquarion Reservoir. Police noted that the work zone will extend through the shopping plaza south of Knollwood ...

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