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Zak Failla

Content Producer 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. Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back At Trump, Calling Tweet 'Hallmark Language Of White Supremacists'

    Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back At Trump, Calling Tweet 'Hallmark Language Of White Supremacists'

    Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ongoing feud with President Donald Trump hit a new fever pitch after the commander-in-chief demanded an apology for several representatives’ “horrible and disgusting actions” following his weekend Twitter tirade. Trump targeted the so-called "Squad" of 2007 Yorktown High School grad Ocasio-Cortez and fellow first-year congresswomen ...

  2. Woman Charged With Stealing Purse At Kohl's In Southeast

    Woman Charged With Stealing Purse At Kohl's In Southeast

    A shoplifter attempting to walk out of Kohl’s in Southeast without paying for a purse was taken into police custody when a manager chose to press charges against her, Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley Jr. said.Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Sacher was dispatched to Kohl’s shortly after 1:45 p.m. on Monday, July 8, when an employee reported that there had been a disorderly ...

  3. More Blackouts Could Be Coming As Heat Index Is Expected To Hit 100 Degrees

    More Blackouts Could Be Coming As Heat Index Is Expected To Hit 100 Degrees

    With extreme heat expected this week, Con Edison is saying there could be more power outages after a blackout that left tens of thousands in the dark in midtown Manhattan over the weekend.Con Ed said in a statement that more than 72,000 customers along 30 blocks from Times Square to the Upper West Side lost power shortly after 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. It took crews several ...

  4. Tree Cutting Will Cause Merritt Parkway Daytime Lane Closures For Weeks

    Tree Cutting Will Cause Merritt Parkway Daytime Lane Closures For Weeks

    There will be daytime closures on the Merritt Parkway for several weeks as crews conduct a tree-cutting project in Fairfield County.The Connecticut State Department of Transportation announced that crews will be cutting down dead trees, high limbs, and clearing signs on a five-mile stretch of the parkway in Greenwich.The work will require closures on both north and southbound lanes and ...

  5. Bridgeport Woman Sentenced For ID Theft, Health Care Fraud

    Bridgeport Woman Sentenced For ID Theft, Health Care Fraud

    A woman from Fairfield County is heading to prison after admitting to her role in stealing identifying information of more than 150 Medicaid patients to steal more than a million dollars.Bridgeport resident Nikkita Chesney, 46, was sentenced in Bridgeport district court to seven months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for her role in a Medicaid fraud scheme. ...

  6. Recall Issued For Beef, Poultry Products

    Recall Issued For Beef, Poultry Products

    Nearly 13,000 pounds of diced beef and chicken products have been recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.Fieldsource Food Systems, based out of California, is recalling approximately 12,953 pounds of products that contain wheat, which is not declared on the product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.The recalled ...

  7. Ex-Federal Employee Sentenced In Bridgeport After Being Caught With Child Porn On Laptop

    Ex-Federal Employee Sentenced In Bridgeport After Being Caught With Child Porn On Laptop

    An administrative officer for the Federal Aviation Administration who was busted with child pornography on his government-issued laptop in Connecticut has been sentenced to time in prison.Scott Pierson, 48, of Vernon, was sentenced in Bridgeport district court to 70 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release after pleading guilty earlier this year to one count of ...

  8. Lane Closure, Traffic Stoppages Scheduled On I-84 Stretch

    Lane Closure, Traffic Stoppages Scheduled On I-84 Stretch

    Motorists driving on I-84 in Orange County will see overnight lane closures and brief traffic stoppages for several days as crews perform construction work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that lane closures have been scheduled on I-84 in the Towns of Wallkill, Greenville, Montgomery and Wawayanda; and the City of Port Jervis beginning on Monday, ...

  9. Sheriff: Danbury Woman Who Committed Traffic Violations Was Driving Drunk

    Sheriff: Danbury Woman Who Committed Traffic Violations Was Driving Drunk

    A woman from Danbury was busted for allegedly driving drunk and swerving across a busy Putnam County roadway,  according to the Sheriff’s Department.A Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol at approximately 1:20 a.m. on Monday, July 1 spotted a vehicle commit several vehicle and traffic violations on Route 22 in Southeast prompting a traffic stop. During the subsequent stop, the ...

  10. Man Stole Lawn Mower, Air Conditioner From Home Depot, Sheriff Says

    Man Stole Lawn Mower, Air Conditioner From Home Depot, Sheriff Says

    A 70-year-old man was caught red-handed attempting to steal a lawnmower and air-conditioning unit from Home Depot in Southeast, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.A Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to Home Depot on Independence Way at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Monday, July 8, where there was a report of an attempted larceny. Upon arrival, the deputy found ...

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