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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. Wall Around New Development In New Canaan Sparks Controversy

    Wall Around New Development In New Canaan Sparks Controversy

    A controversial wall is making headlines. No, not that wall.A large stone fence has drawn the ire in New Canaan residents since its first appearance downtown last year, according to a new report from the New York Times highlighting the wall at Merritt Village.The faux stone wall at Merritt Village has led to area residents petitioning the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission to ...

  2. Trump Tweets Support For Jeanine Pirro As Fox Pulls Her From Show After Islamophobic Comments

    Trump Tweets Support For Jeanine Pirro As Fox Pulls Her From Show After Islamophobic Comments

    President Donald Trump is going to bat for former Westchester County District Attorney and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro after she was reportedly suspended for making disparaging comments about Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.Pirro made headlines on her Saturday, March 9 show when she commented that Omar is “not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party. So if ...

  3. Basement Fire Damages Long Ridge Home

    Basement Fire Damages Long Ridge Home

    Residents in a Long Ridge home had to evacuate over the weekend when a fire broke out in a basement, sending smoke billowing through the house over the weekend.The Stamford Fire Department received a report at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, of dark black smoke that was spreading from the basement to the rest of the West Haviland Lane home.Crews from the Long Ridge Fire ...

  4. Search For Missing CT Marine Scaled Back Due To Weather

    Search For Missing CT Marine Scaled Back Due To Weather

    The search for a missing 24-year-old Marine from Connecticut is being drastically scaled back three weeks after he was reported missing in California.U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft of Washington, Connecticut, was reported missing last month after he set out on a solo ski and hiking trip on Feb. 24 near the Kearsarge Pass Trailhead, more than 100 miles east of Fresno. He was ...

  5. CT Man Busted For Second DWI With BAC Double The Legal Limit

    CT Man Busted For Second DWI With BAC Double The Legal Limit

    A Connecticut man living in Westchester was busted for his second DWI in less than two years after being caught swerving on a busy Scarsdale road during an early morning drive, police said.An officer from the Scarsdale Police Department stopped Torrington resident Jose David Felix Orozco shortly before 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, when his Jeep was spotted swerving and repeatedly ...

  6. Man Charged With Possessing Stolen Firearms

    Man Charged With Possessing Stolen Firearms

    A Connecticut man already in custody on a state prison sentence is facing more time behind bars for allegedly being busted with illegal, potentially stolen handguns.A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging New Haven resident Abdurrahman Akhdar, 26, with one count of possession of a stolen firearm dating back to an incident in 2015.The indictment alleges that on Nov. 30, ...

  7. Search Results In Arrests Of Man, Woman Accused Of Dealing Drugs In Westport

    Search Results In Arrests Of Man, Woman Accused Of Dealing Drugs In Westport

    Three suspects were taken into police custody in Fairfield County after allegedly selling marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia that was could be accessed by minors.Detectives from the Westport Police Department executed a search warrant at a Saugatuck Avenue home on Dec. 11 last year, following a narcotics investigation.According to police, during the search, officers seized ...

  8. Gas Prices Continue To Spike As Demand Rises, Supplies Wane, AAA Says

    Gas Prices Continue To Spike As Demand Rises, Supplies Wane, AAA Says

    As temperatures continue to ride, so too does prices at the pump for motorists nationwide as winter slowly turns to spring.Nationally, as of Thursday, March 14, gas prices are up eight cents since a week ago, to an average of $2.52 per gallon, according to AAA. That price is 34 cents more expensive than a month ago as refineries begin transitioning from a cheaper winter blend to a more ...

  9. Alert Issued For CT School Athletic Program Scam

    Alert Issued For CT School Athletic Program Scam

    Police in Connecticut are cautioning area residents of a new scam making the rounds where fraudsters pose as representatives a local school district soliciting donations for a youth sports program.The Vernon Public School District recently alerted the Vernon Police Department of an unauthorized solicitation conducted by an out-of-state business. The business claims that it is raising ...

  10. State Police Dish Out 51 Tickets In I-684 Speed Detail

    State Police Dish Out 51 Tickets In I-684 Speed Detail

    Dozens of tickets were dished out by New York State Police troopers during a special speed enforcement operation in Westchester County along the I-684 corridor.During the detail in Somers, which was “conducted in furtherance of (New York State Police’s) mission to ensure highway safety for all users of the roadway."On Tuesday, March 8, troopers issued a total of 51 tickets for speeding, ...

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