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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. Westport Board Of Ed OKs K-6 Plan For Coleytown Students Displaced By Mold

    Westport Board Of Ed OKs K-6 Plan For Coleytown Students Displaced By Mold

    The Westport Board of Education has come up with a plan for its students after hundreds were displaced due to an ongoing mold issue at the Coleytown Middle School.Earlier this year, the middle school was forced to shut down for the year due to an ongoing mold problem. The emergency closure left the 450 Coleytown elementary school students and staff split between Bedford Middle School ...

  2. Trump Foundation Will Close After Being Accused Of 'Shocking Pattern Of Illegality' By State AG

    Trump Foundation Will Close After Being Accused Of 'Shocking Pattern Of Illegality' By State AG

    President Donald Trump has agreed to shut down his personal charity as he battles allegations that he and his family used it for personal benefit, Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced on Tuesday.A lawsuit against the foundation will move forward, Underwood said.The Donald J. Trump Foundation will be dissolved, and its remaining funds will be given away, Underwood announced on ...

  3. Stratford Man Admits To Illegally Purchasing Firearm

    Stratford Man Admits To Illegally Purchasing Firearm

    A Fairfield County man has admitted to purchasing firearms for a convicted felon and trafficking narcotics in Connecticut.Tymon Peterson, 29, of Stratford, has pleaded guilty in New Haven district court to one count of making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm after being arrested and charged on New Year's Day to multiple chargesU.S. Attorney John Durham said that in ...

  4. Most On Record: Here's What Percentage Of Americans Will Travel This Holiday Season

    Most On Record: Here's What Percentage Of Americans Will Travel This Holiday Season

    Planning on traveling for the holidays? You won’t be alone.Fresh on the heels of one of the busiest Thanksgiving travel seasons, Americans getting ready to go on the move for the Christmas and New Year holidays. AAA estimates that a record-breaking 112.5 million travelers - more than a third of all Americans - are expected to visit family and friends for the holiday.“’Tis the season for ...

  5. Six From Fairfield County Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

    Six From Fairfield County Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

    New York State Police troopers busted more than a dozen motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired over the last week-plus in the area.The local residents charged were:Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Dec. 8, State Police troopers from Cortlandt arrested Santiago M. Raymundo,  26, of New Rochelle, for DWI. He was traveling on Route 9 in Croton-On-Hudson, when he was ...

  6. Felon Sentenced After Discovery Of .38-Caliber Gun In Traffic Stop, Foot Chase

    Felon Sentenced After Discovery Of .38-Caliber Gun In Traffic Stop, Foot Chase

    A 24-year-old convicted felon in Connecticut who took police on a brief foot chase before being apprehended has been sentenced to more time behind bars after admitting to having an illegal handgun.Adrian “A.B.” Bell, of New Haven, has been sentenced to a term of 65 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty in Hartford Federal Court to one ...

  7. Woman Faces $2.5M Restitution After Admitting Role In Fraud Scheme

    Woman Faces $2.5M Restitution After Admitting Role In Fraud Scheme

    A Fairfield County woman has admitted to her role in an elaborate scheme to defraud Medicaid for services they never provided.Toshirea Jackson of Bridgeport has pleaded guilty in Bridgeport district court to one count of healthcare fraud for participating in a scheme involving two businesses she co-owned in Connecticut.Beginning in 2012, Jackson and Juliet Jacob operated ...

  8. State Senate Candidate Sues Norwalk Police, Online News Outlet

    State Senate Candidate Sues Norwalk Police, Online News Outlet

    A State Senate candidate is going on the attack, reportedly filing a lawsuit against the Norwalk Police Department and a local news site for leaking information on a drunk driving arrest several years ago.Republican Marc D’Amelio has delivered a lawsuit to the Norwalk law department, though it hasn’t been filed with the state Supreme Court in Stamford, The Hour reported this week. The ...

  9. Norwalk Man Caught With Cocaine, Pot In Traffic Stop

    Norwalk Man Caught With Cocaine, Pot In Traffic Stop

    A routine traffic stop led to a host of drug charges for a 43-year-old man who was found in possession of cocaine, marijuana and other paraphernalia, police said.Officers from the Milford Police Department stopped a motorist on Lansdale Avenue near the intersection of Bridgeport Avenue, at approximately 3:50 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, for a traffic violation.During the traffic stop, police ...

  10. Tax Preparer Indicted For Filing False Returns In Naugatuck

    Tax Preparer Indicted For Filing False Returns In Naugatuck

    A tax preparer in Connecticut is facing a dozen charges for allegedly filing false returns over the course of several years.Ana Nunez - also known as Ana Pagoaga - of Naugatuck, has been indicted by a federal grand jury charging him with 12 counts of filing false tax returns. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges.U.S. Attorney John Durham said that Nunez was the owner of Nunez ...

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