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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. Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect After Car Burglarized At LA Fitness

    Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect After Car Burglarized At LA Fitness

    Recognize him?Police in Norwalk are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspect who allegedly broke into a car parked at LA Fitness on Main Avenue.Investigators released surveillance photos of the suspect and the burglarized vehicle. They are attempting to identify the suspect and owner of the vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the incident has been ...

  2. Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin To Fairfield County Overdose Victim

    Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin To Fairfield County Overdose Victim

    A drug dealer is behind bars for supplying heroin that led to an overdose in Fairfield County.Waterbury resident Andre Reed, 26, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin to a female Danbury overdose victim. The arrest comes as part of a statewide initiative targeting drug dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl and ...

  3. Easton Man With Bottles Of Vodka In Car Was Under Influence, Westport Police Say

    Easton Man With Bottles Of Vodka In Car Was Under Influence, Westport Police Say

    A Fairfield County man was busted for driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over with an empty bottle of vodka in his backseat during the middle of the day, police said.Police in Westport stopped Easton resident John Finneran at approximately noon on Aug. 2, when officers received a report of a man driving erratically on Main Street. Officers eventually tracked down the car and ...

  4. $50K Reward Offered On Anniversary Of Killing Woman, Man In Fairfield County

    $50K Reward Offered On Anniversary Of Killing Woman, Man In Fairfield County

    Police have offered a $50,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of a woman and man both in their 20s in Fairfield County nearly a decade ago.Monday marks the seven-year anniversary of the murder of Rickita Smalls and Iroquois Alston, who were fatally shot on Aug. 6, 2011 on Avenue B in Norwalk. The ...

  5. Aw, Shucks: Oyster Found In Hudson River Described As 'Largest Ever'

    Aw, Shucks: Oyster Found In Hudson River Described As 'Largest Ever'

    Just in time for National Oyster Day on Sunday, Aug. 5 comes word that a massive oyster “the size of a small shoe” was picked up under a pier in the Hudson River.The River Project, an organization that works to provide the Hudson River, posted a picture of a 22-centimeter oyster, which was found by a construction worker working on Pier 40 near the Hudson River Park.On Facebook, the ...

  6. Video: Deer In Distress Freed From Fence In Fairfield County

    Video: Deer In Distress Freed From Fence In Fairfield County

    Oh, deer.Officers from the Newtown Police Department rescued a deer that found itself in a precarious position this week.On Monday, July 30, Officer Timothy Schoen was called to a local property, where there was a report of a “deer in distress.” The deer had caught one of its hind legs tangled in a fence and couldn’t get loose.Schoen, without formal training of helping animals out of ...

  7. Know Him? Suspect Spent $300 With Stolen Credit Card At Area CVS

    Know Him? Suspect Spent $300 With Stolen Credit Card At Area CVS

    Know him?Investigators from the Newtown Police Department have released surveillance photos of a suspect who allegedly used a stolen credit card at a local CVS.The department is seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down the man, who allegedly bought more than $300 in gift cards with the stolen credit card at the Queen Street location. In the photos, the suspect can ...

  8. Disturbing 'Suicide Challenge' App Aimed At Teens Sparks Warning

    Disturbing 'Suicide Challenge' App Aimed At Teens Sparks Warning

    A suicide “game” involving a person dubbed “Momo" targeting teens on a prominent messaging app is sparking concern.“Momo” has become a viral challenge that asks people to add a contact on the WhatsApp app, and they are then encouraged to commit self-harm or suicide. The “game” has spread nationwide.According to Fox News, police in Mexico say that “Momo” started in a Facebook group, ...

  9. Scheduled Route 25 Road Closure Postponed

    Scheduled Route 25 Road Closure Postponed

    With storms potentially approaching, the scheduled weekend closure of Route 25 in Monroe has been postponed.The Monroe Police Department issued an alert on Friday, noting that the closure has been rescheduled for next weekend.Police said that Route 25 is now scheduled to be closed beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 and should last through 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. During the ...

  10. CT Man Sentenced, Must Pay Back $400K For Preparing False Returns

    CT Man Sentenced, Must Pay Back $400K For Preparing False Returns

    A former tax preparer in Connecticut is heading to prison and must pay back more than $400,000 for preparing false tax returns and underpaying his own federal taxes.Waterbury resident Michael Mir, 41, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison following a four-year scheme through a tax preparation practice he operated in his hometown.From 2012 through 2015, Mir prepared more than ...

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