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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. Stratford Felon Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Firearms, Ammo

    Stratford Felon Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Firearms, Ammo

    A convicted felon in Fairfield County is heading back behind bars after pleading guilty to menacing a woman and child with illegal weapons in Connecticut.Stratford resident Matthew Petrovitch has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing guns and ammunition, John Durham, United States Attorney for the District of ...

  2. Suspect Nabbed After Claiming To Have Gun In Danbury Rite Aid Robbery

    Suspect Nabbed After Claiming To Have Gun In Danbury Rite Aid Robbery

    A self-described drug addict is facing a host of charges after allegedly threatening a Danbury pharmacist with a gun to get amphetamines.Thomas James Redmond, 22, was arrested on Sunday, July 29, Danbury Police Det. Lt. Mark Williams announced this week, following a brief investigation to an alleged robbery at Rite Aid on Mill Plain Road.Police said that Redmond, a Ridgefield resident, ...

  3. Videos: Great White Caught Off RI Coast During 'Shark Week'

    Videos: Great White Caught Off RI Coast During 'Shark Week'

    "Shark Week" took a very real turn for a fisherman in Rhode Island.A 6-foot great white was captured at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday by a fisherman off the coast of Rhode Island, according to a social media post by Michael Lorello. The shark was corraled approximately three-quarters of a mile off Miquamicut Beach.Lorello posted pictures of the shark on Facebook, showing ...

  4. Stratford Teen's Signature Tattoo Creates Social Media Buzz

    Stratford Teen's Signature Tattoo Creates Social Media Buzz

    A Fairfield County teenager should hope that Tom Brady really is planning on playing until he’s 45 after getting his signature tattooed on her arm.Megan Uhrynowski, 19, of Stratford attended the Patriot’s training camp earlier this week, where she locked eyes with the star quarterback and reportedly stuck out her arm, had Brady sign it, and went on to get a tattoo of the signature ...

  5. Hood Recalls Vanilla Almond Breeze Milk

    Hood Recalls Vanilla Almond Breeze Milk

    Did you buy it?Thousands of cartons of almond milk that were shipped to the tristate area are being recalled for a potential allergen.HP Hood LLC has voluntarily recalled approximately 145,254 half-gallon cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk for a potential allergen that may not be listed on the label. People with an allergy or sensitivity to milk may run the risk ...

  6. Fairfield County Residents Charged With DWI In NY Weekend Stops

    Fairfield County Residents Charged With DWI In NY Weekend Stops

    With local and state police agencies cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among nearly two dozen in the area who found themselves on the wrong side of the law over the weekend.Local residents charged were:Westchester CountyOn July 28, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Segundo Otavalo Figueroa, age 24, of Ossining, for DWI. He was ...

  7. Distracted Driving Enforcement Details Underway Throughout Fairfield County

    Distracted Driving Enforcement Details Underway Throughout Fairfield County

    Local and state law enforcement agencies are cracking down on distracted driving in Fairfield County as part of a statewide campaign in Connecticut.From Aug. 1 through Aug. 15, local police departments are teaming with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office to continue the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign.“Texting and driving is a public safety crisis. ...

  8. Know Him? Police Seek To ID Burglary Suspect

    Know Him? Police Seek To ID Burglary Suspect

    Do you know him?Police investigators in Norwalk are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a burglary suspect.Investigators released surveillance photos this week of the suspect, who can be seen in a heavy coat with his face covered. Anyone with information regarding the burglary has been asked to contact detectives at the Norwalk Police Department by calling ...

  9. Weston Woman Nabbed For DUI In Wilton After Concerned Motorist Contacts Police

    Weston Woman Nabbed For DUI In Wilton After Concerned Motorist Contacts Police

    A Fairfield County woman was busted driving with a blood alcohol content more than quadruple the legal limit after police were alerted to an erratic driver in a Walmart parking lot.Members of the Wilton Police Department received a report from the Norwalk Police Department at approximately 8 p.m. on July 26, where there was a report of the erratic motorist. Officers in Norwalk advised ...

  10. Man Sentenced For Trafficking, Distributing Heroin From Mexico In Fairfield County

    Man Sentenced For Trafficking, Distributing Heroin From Mexico In Fairfield County

    A member of a heroin trafficking operation that distributed drugs from Mexico in and around the area is heading to prison for his role in the scheme.Bridgeport resident Tyevhon “Twin” King has been sentenced to 121 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to distributing several kilograms of heroin in the area.King, 31, was a member of a ...

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