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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. E. Coli Scare Leads To Recall Of Ground Beef Products

    E. Coli Scare Leads To Recall Of Ground Beef Products

    A recall of raw ground beef products has been announced due to a potential E. coli scare.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that La Rosita Fresh Mark, Inc. has issued a recall of approximately 54 pounds of raw ground beef products due to a potential E. coli contamination.The recalled products were packed in various weights on white ...

  2. Darien Doctor Gets Prison Time For $5M Fraud At Norwalk Clinic

    Darien Doctor Gets Prison Time For $5M Fraud At Norwalk Clinic

    A former Fairfield County doctor will spend nearly a decade in prison after admitting to billing Medicaid for nearly $5 million, and hiding the money in a Swiss bank account before attempting to flee the country.Darien resident Ramil Mansourov, who owned and operated Family Urgent Health Care in Norwalk, has been sentenced to 87 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised ...

  3. IDs Released For Husband, Wife Killed In SUV Crash On LI Sound

    IDs Released For Husband, Wife Killed In SUV Crash On LI Sound

    Police have released the names of the husband and wife who died after their SUV crashed through a metal guardrail into the Long Island Sound in Westchester.New Rochelle residents Ralph and Arlene Simpson, both 74, drove through the guardrail and into the water at Hudson Park in Echo Bay shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, police said. A potential medical condition is believed to ...

  4. Medical Condition Suspected In SUV Crash That Killed Two On LI Sound

    Medical Condition Suspected In SUV Crash That Killed Two On LI Sound

    Click here for an updated story: IDs Released For Husband, Wife Killed In Westchester SUV CrashA medical issue is believed to be what led to the deaths of two New Rochelle residents when an SUV crashed through a metal guard rail on the Long Island Sound in Westchester.The New Rochelle Police Department received reports that the SUV was submerged in the waters at Hudson Park in Echo ...

  5. Danbury Dealer Arrested in Stamford Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge

    Danbury Dealer Arrested in Stamford Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge

    A convicted felon from Fairfield County is facing life in prison after admitting to a federal gun charge after being busted with the illegal weapon, cocaine and marijuana.Danbury resident Fernando “Sosa” Rodriguez, 28, has pleaded guilty in district court in Bridgeport to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney John Durham ...

  6. Stamford Man Drove Under Influence With Child In Car, NY State Police Say

    Stamford Man Drove Under Influence With Child In Car, NY State Police Say

    Dozens of motorists in the Hudson Valley were among 46 removed from the road over St. Patrick’s Day weekend by New York State Police troopers.Local residents charged include: Orange CountyOn March 15, State Police troopers from Monroe arrested Hugh Byrne, 22 of Chester, for DWAI Drugs. Troopers responded to a vehicle traveling the wrong way on State Route 17 in Blooming Grove. ...

  7. Ex-Doctor From Darien Sentenced For Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering

    Ex-Doctor From Darien Sentenced For Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering

    A former Fairfield County doctor will spend nearly a decade in prison after admitting to billing  Medicaid for nearly $5 million, and hiding the money in a Swiss bank account before attempting to flee the country.Darien resident Ramil Mansourov, who owned and operated Family Urgent Health Care in Norwalk, has been sentenced to 87 months in prison, followed by three years of ...

  8. Greenwich Man Who Owned Norwalk Business Admits To $300K Investment Fraud Scheme

    Greenwich Man Who Owned Norwalk Business Admits To $300K Investment Fraud Scheme

    A local man has admitted to his role in scamming an acquaintance out of nearly $300,000 by offering a non-existent business proposal, then taking and using the provided funds for personal expenses.Greenwich resident Leonid “Lenny” Pollak, 58, has pleaded guilty in federal court in New Haven to one count of wire fraud related to an investment fraud scheme and one count of illegal ...

  9. Recall Issued For Chicken Fried Rice Products

    Recall Issued For Chicken Fried Rice Products

    The USDA is urging consumers to check their freezers after announcing a recall of more than 30,000 pounds of a chicken fried rice product.Choice Canning Company Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company, announced that it is recalling 35,459 pounds of chicken fried rice products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the  U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection ...

  10. Here's When, Where Iona WIll Be Playing In NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament First Round

    Here's When, Where Iona WIll Be Playing In NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament First Round

    The Iona College men’s basketball team found out who its dance partner will be.Make that its Big Dance partner.The Gaels drew a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a date with top-seeded North Carolina.The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions will face the Tar Heels on 9:20 p.m. Friday, March 22 in Columbus, Ohio in the first round of the Midwest Region. The winner ...

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