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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. Man Posing As Teen Sentenced For Sex Assault Of Minor In Fairfield County

    Man Posing As Teen Sentenced For Sex Assault Of Minor In Fairfield County

    A 45-year-old man is heading to prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Fairfield County after posing as a teenager on the Internet.Torrington resident Christopher Galvin, 45, has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison, followed by 10 years probation after he pleaded guilty in January to second-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor and enticing a minor ...

  2. Motorist Rescued After Rollover Crash In Easton

    Motorist Rescued After Rollover Crash In Easton

    A driver in Fairfield County was able to escape injury after the vehicle overturned in a crash on Route 136 in Easton.The crash occurred at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, officials said. The driver was extradited from the rolled-over vehicle and he was treated for minor injuries by Easton paramedics as a precaution.On Facebook, the Easton Volunteer Fire Department ...

  3. Man Sentenced For Interstate Robbery Spree That Ended In CT

    Man Sentenced For Interstate Robbery Spree That Ended In CT

    A 56-year-old man is going to spend the better part of a decade behind bars after being involved in a violent interstate robbery spree that ended in Connecticut.Robert Abel, of Atlantic Beach Florida, has been sentenced to 100 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for a Connecticut bank robbery, two armed robberies in Florida and a carjacking in South ...

  4. Three From Fairfield County Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

    Three From Fairfield County Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

    Several area residents are among more than two dozen who were busted for alleged impaired driving in the Hudson Valley.Local residents charged include: Westchester CountyOn Saturday, March 9, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Howard I. Bien, 53, of Croton-on-Hudson, for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law ...

  5. Woman Admits to Embezzling More Than $130K From Connecticut Company

    Woman Admits to Embezzling More Than $130K From Connecticut Company

    A former accounting manager at a Fairfield County company may be heading to prison after admitting to embezzling more than $100,000 from her employer.Susanna Kurus, a former Connecticut resident, has pleaded guilty in New Haven federal court to one count of wire fraud stemming from an embezzlement scheme that lasted for several years in Stratford.According to the indictment, Kurus 43, ...

  6. Proposed Connecticut Cat Tax Sparks Outrage

    Proposed Connecticut Cat Tax Sparks Outrage

    Lawmakers in Connecticut are proposing legislation that would force cat owners to pay a tax to register their animals, drawing the ire of pet owners and advocacy groups alike.This week, officers discussed Senate Bill 999, which would force pet owners to license their cats for up to a $15 fee. Republicans and some animal advocates have taken to calling the bill a “cat tax.”Those in favor ...

  7. Sandy Hook Parents Win Major Court Victory Over Gunmakers

    Sandy Hook Parents Win Major Court Victory Over Gunmakers

    The families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims have claimed another key court victory as they continue pursuing a lawsuit against the companies that manufactured and sold the weapon Adam Lanza used during the 2012 massacre.The Connecticut Supreme Court gave the green light to the liability lawsuit, which seeks damages against Remington Arms Co. and Bushmaster Firearms International, ...

  8. Westport Schools Superintendent Resigns

    Westport Schools Superintendent Resigns

    Following a trying year, Westport Schools Superintendent Colleen Palmer announced that she will be resigning from her position before the 2019-2020 academic year.In a letter to parents this week, the Westport Board of Education announced that Palmer plans to retire from the district, effective on Aug. 1, just two years after she left the Weston School District to take over in ...

  9. Doctor In Fairfield County Accused Of Altering Medical Chart Of Patient

    Doctor In Fairfield County Accused Of Altering Medical Chart Of Patient

    A Fairfield County doctor has been fined and had her medical license put on probation for allegedly altering a patient’s chart.The Connecticut State Medical Examining Board has fined Judith Major, of Shelton, $7,500 and placed her on six months probation for changing a patient’s chart, leading to a complaint to the Department of Health.According to reports, while certifying a retired ...

  10. 78K Pounds Of Butterball Turkey Products Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

    78K Pounds Of Butterball Turkey Products Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

    Butterball announced that it is recalling nearly 80,000 pounds of raw ground turkey product due to concerns of Salmonella contamination.The Mount Olive, North Carolina company said it's recalling 78,164 pounds of product potentially contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announce. The ...

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