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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. Greenwich PD Sergeant Cited For Investigative Work In Major Heroin Case

    Greenwich PD Sergeant Cited For Investigative Work In Major Heroin Case

    A veteran law enforcement official in Greenwich is earning accolades for his work battling the nation’s problem with opioids. Greenwich Police Sgt. Rich Stook was recognized by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut on Wednesday, as local and federal officials celebrated his work involving a heroin bust.Last September, Stook, was promoted from detective to ...

  2. Two Teens Nabbed In Overnight Car Burglaries In Wilton

    Two Teens Nabbed In Overnight Car Burglaries In Wilton

    A pair of teenagers are facing a host of charges after being busted red-handed attempting to steal cars from a Wilton assisted living facility on Thursday morning, police said.According to investigators from the Wilton Police Department, an officer on patrol at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, spotted four vehicles exiting a River Road assisted living housing complex, which ...

  3. Retired Stamford Firefighter George Thomas Searles Sr. Dies

    Retired Stamford Firefighter George Thomas Searles Sr. Dies

    A longtime Stamford firefighter and U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean War has died at 84 years old.The Stamford Fire Department announced the death of retired firefighter George Thomas Searles, Sr., a former Stamford and Shelton resident who died on Friday, June 8.Born Feb. 5, 1934, Searles was a graduate of Stamford High School and went on to join the U.S. Navy in 1953 serving ...

  4. State Correctional Officer Who Illegally Distributed Steroids Sentenced

    State Correctional Officer Who Illegally Distributed Steroids Sentenced

    A correctional officer in Connecticut has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to illegally using and distributing steroids to his coworkers in the area.Hamden resident Nicholas Aurora, Jr., 34, has been sentenced to three years of probation - including six months of home confinement - for illegally distributing anabolic steroids, John Durham, the United States Attorney for ...

  5. Man Charged With Having Weapons In Van Outside Westport Store

    Man Charged With Having Weapons In Van Outside Westport Store

    A Fairfield County man gave shoppers a scare in Westport, pointing what appeared to be a shotgun toward the entrance of a local business.Shoppers contacted the Westport Police Department on Friday, June 15 after spotting a man - later identified as Fredy Muralles-Meijia - who was allegedly in possession of a shotgun, which he was pointing toward the entrance of Benjamin Moore on Post ...

  6. Man Caught Stealing Tools, Supplies From Westport Home Under Construction

    Man Caught Stealing Tools, Supplies From Westport Home Under Construction

    A monthlong investigation into stolen items from a house under construction in Westport has led to the arrest of a Bridgeport man who allegedly stole tools and scrap metal from the site.Officers from the Westport Police Department were dispatched to a home in town where there was a report of a burglary of the residence, which had been under construction at the time of the alleged ...

  7. OD Victim Slumped Over Steering Wheel Rescued By Stamford Officers

    OD Victim Slumped Over Steering Wheel Rescued By Stamford Officers

    Some fast acting police officers in Stamford helped save the life of a 35-year-old man who was found slumped over his steering wheel, suffering from a potential overdose.Last year, officers from the Stamford Police Department were issued Narcan kits “in order to assist one of ours if exposed to any opioid-related exposures or to assist the public in the course of an overdose.” Those ...

  8. Anonymous Complaint Leads To Drug Arrests In Fairfield County

    Anonymous Complaint Leads To Drug Arrests In Fairfield County

    An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a pair of Fairfield County teenagers who were allegedly selling marijuana in Trumbull.Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, investigators from the Trumbull Police Department received an anonymous report of a suspicious vehicle that was occupied by two men in a wooded area near the intersection of West Wind Road and Lauderdale Drive.Upon ...

  9. Danbury Ecuadorian National Admits To Failing To Register As Sex Offender

    Danbury Ecuadorian National Admits To Failing To Register As Sex Offender

    An Ecuadorian national who illegally entered the United States and has been residing in Danbury is facing up to 10 years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.Fajardo Marin, 40, has pleaded guilty in district court to one count of illegally reentering the country, John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced on Tuesday.According to ...

  10. CT Man Nabbed For Violating Federal Sex Offender Registration Law

    CT Man Nabbed For Violating Federal Sex Offender Registration Law

    A registered sex offender is heading back to prison after being tracked down by members of the U.S. Marshals Service in Connecticut for violating his probation.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced on Tuesday that Waterbury resident Byron Elliott Vaughn, 32, has pleaded guilty in Bridgeport District Court to violating the Sex Offender ...

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