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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. Fairfield County Grocery Store Owner Sentenced In $50K Embezzled Income Tax Case

    Fairfield County Grocery Store Owner Sentenced In $50K Embezzled Income Tax Case

    A grocer operating a store in Fairfield County has been sentenced to time behind bars and a $100,000 fine after pleading guilty to failing to pay more than $50,000 in taxes over several years.Oxford resident Samir Fattah, 55, has been sentenced to three months in prison, followed by three months of home confinement and a year of supervised release after pleaded guilty in federal court ...

  2. Man Threatens To Kill Woman, Milford Police Say

    Man Threatens To Kill Woman, Milford Police Say

    Police in Connecticut apprehended an area man who allegedly threatened to kill a woman over the phone.Investigators from the Milford Police Department received a report on Monday afternoon from a woman who alleges that someone had left her the threat on a voicemail on her phone.The investigation into the voicemail led police to Milford resident Huseyin Unal, 44, who was subsequently ...

  3. Pair Caught After Fleeing Area Walmart With Stolen Items

    Pair Caught After Fleeing Area Walmart With Stolen Items

    A pair were busted by police in Fairfield County over the weekend after allegedly shoplifting from a Walmart before becoming combative with a loss prevention officer.Police said that Danbury residents Delton Rogers, 22, and Luis Torres, 26, were arrested on Saturday, Aug. 18 for shoplifting at Walmart on Newtown Road after they were spotted entering and stealing merchandise from the ...

  4. Westport Man Threatens To Use Firearm In New Canaan Dispute, Police Say

    Westport Man Threatens To Use Firearm In New Canaan Dispute, Police Say

    Police intervention was required in New Canaan when a man threatened to use a gun during a domestic dispute between two occupants of a local residence over the weekend.Officers from the New Canaan Police Department were dispatched shortly before 12:45 a.m. on Saturday morning to a Jelliff Mill Road residence, where there was a reported domestic dispute involving two people.The ...

  5. Man Exposes Himself, Urinates On CT Transit Bus, Greenwich Police Say

    Man Exposes Himself, Urinates On CT Transit Bus, Greenwich Police Say

    A man is facing criminal charges after allegedly exposing himself on a Connecticut Transit bus and urinating in the middle of the day in Fairfield County. The Greenwich Police Department received a report of the man shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, near Railroad Avenue, of the man, who exposed himself and urinated, investigators said.Officers were dispatched to the area and ...

  6. Overdose Deaths From Opioids Hit Record High In 2017

    Overdose Deaths From Opioids Hit Record High In 2017

    Opioids continue to plague the country, as overdose deaths peaked toa record high last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Preliminary estimates from the CDC found that drug overdoses killed nearly 72,000 people in America in 2017, a record number and rise of approximately 10 percent. The count includes deaths that occurred in all 50 states and the District of ...

  7. Police: New Canaan Man Charged With Stalking, Harassment After Sending Sexually Explicit Emails

    Police: New Canaan Man Charged With Stalking, Harassment After Sending Sexually Explicit Emails

    Police were forced to intervene and arrest a New Canaan man who allegedly sent a series of sexually explicit emails to a woman.Investigators from the New Canaan Police Department received a complaint on Aug. 15 of harassing emails that were being sent, marking the second time it has happened over the past few weeks. Police said the emails were sexually explicit and caused concern for ...

  8. Amazon Starts 30-Minute Curbside Pickup At Whole Foods

    Amazon Starts 30-Minute Curbside Pickup At Whole Foods

    Amazon Prime members are getting a new bonus from their subscription, as the company joins forces with recently acquired Whole Foods Market to develop a curbside pickup service.Customers in select areas will be able to place orders through the Amazon Prime app, which will essentially turn Whole Foods Markets into a drive-through, with employees loading groceries into cars upon arrival. ...

  9. DUI Motorist Who Failed To Maintain Lane Caught With Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, State Police Say

    DUI Motorist Who Failed To Maintain Lane Caught With Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, State Police Say

    An early morning traffic stop led to a host of charges for a man who was busted by Connecticut State Police troopers with heroin, cocaine and other drugs in his car.Troopers stopped Middletown resident Austin Dwight Rhinehart, 28, shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, after he was spotted driving erratically on Route 9 in Chester. Police said that his vehicle was found swerving ...

  10. Fairfield County-Based Purdue Pharma Sued For Alleged Illegal Conduct

    Fairfield County-Based Purdue Pharma Sued For Alleged Illegal Conduct

    A lawsuit has been filed against a prominent pharmaceutical company that allegedly misrepresented its products - including OxyContin - as being more benign than they are for decades.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Purdue Fredrick Company, Inc. on Tuesday. The company ...

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