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Zak Failla

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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. Mexican Living In CT Sentenced For Illegally Reentering US

    Mexican Living In CT Sentenced For Illegally Reentering US

    A citizen of Mexico living in Connecticut has been sentenced for reentering the country for the third time after being busted on drug charges.Simon Rodrigo Toral-Contreras, a Mexican citizen last known to live in Waterbury, has been sentenced in New Haven district court to five months in prison, time already served, for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.In ...

  2. Keep An Eye Out: Moose Are On The Loose, CT DEEP Says

    Keep An Eye Out: Moose Are On The Loose, CT DEEP Says

    Moose are on the loose in Connecticut and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is warning drivers that the animal won’t look both ways before crossing the street.A moose was spotted walking along a wooded area near a roadway in Suffield on Monday, April 8, DEEP announced. “Stay alert when driving in areas of the state where moose are observed on a regular ...

  3. Mazda Recalls Nearly 190,000 Vehicles

    Mazda Recalls Nearly 190,000 Vehicles

    Mazda announced that it is recalling nearly 200,000 Mazda 3 compact cars nationwide due to failing windshield wipers.Over the weekend, the company posted documentation stating that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling models produced between 2016 and 2018.According to the NHTSA, metal deposits can cause the wiper relay to stick, knocking out the wipers ...

  4. Two More Flu-Related Deaths Reported In CT

    Two More Flu-Related Deaths Reported In CT

    There have been two more deaths related to influenza in Connecticut reported the past week, bringing the total to 66 during the flu season.The Connecticut Department of Health issued its report for the week ending on Saturday, April 6 and the virus continues to spread throughout the state. Despite the high body count, it is still fewer deaths than this time last year.Officials from the ...

  5. Ramp To I-95 Will Be Closed To All Traffic For Duration Of $135 Million Project

    Ramp To I-95 Will Be Closed To All Traffic For Duration Of $135 Million Project

    An exit ramp on I-95 will be closed for upwards of two years as construction continues on a stretch of I-95 as part of the $135 million “Last Mile” infrastructure project in Westchester.The New York State Thruway Authority announced that beginning Monday, April 15, the ramp from Midland Avenue to I-95 northbound in Rye will be closed to all traffic during the duration of the project, ...

  6. Pet Food May Contain Germs That Could Make You, Pet Sick: Follow These Tips

    Pet Food May Contain Germs That Could Make You, Pet Sick: Follow These Tips

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering advice to help keep our furry friends’ diets healthy.The CDC rolled out a new pet food safety page this week in honor of National Pet Day on April 11, highlighting the importance of a healthy diet and picking the right food for animals to keep them from getting sick.According to the CDC, the organization “does not recommend ...

  7. Recall Issued For Thousands Of Pounds Of Meat, Poultry Wrap, Salad Products

    Recall Issued For Thousands Of Pounds Of Meat, Poultry Wrap, Salad Products

    Thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry wrap and salad products have been recalled due to a Listeria monocytogenes scare.Houston-based Great American Marketing, Inc. announced that that it is recalling approximately 2,329 pounds of potentially contaminated products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).The recalled ...

  8. Here's What CT Tolls Could Cost You Each Week, Year: Check Out These Newly Released Numbers

    Here's What CT Tolls Could Cost You Each Week, Year: Check Out These Newly Released Numbers

    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s electronic toll proposal could cost some commuters hundreds of dollars a year when it is put into effect.Last month, the Transportation Committee passed Lamont’s proposal and two separate committee plans by a vote of 23-13, which includes installing tolls on Interstates 91, 95, 84 and along parts of the Merritt and Wilbur Cross parkways.The tolls are ...

  9. Branch Manager Admits To Bid Rigging, Fraud On Contracts

    Branch Manager Admits To Bid Rigging, Fraud On Contracts

    A branch manager at a Connecticut-based insulation business has admitted to bid-rigging and fraud on insulation contracts that bilked his victims out of millions of dollars.Gary DeVoe, the branch manager for the New England division of an insulation contractor pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court for his role in schemes to rig bids and engage in fraud on insulation installation ...

  10. Advisory Issued For Growing Bear Population In CT

    Advisory Issued For Growing Bear Population In CT

    With the weather continuing to warm up and black bears coming out of their winter hibernation, the Connecticut State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is warning residents to be wary of their hungry neighbors.An alert was issued this week by DEEP, reminding residents to take certain measures to reduce encounters and potential conflicts with wandering bears, whose ...

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