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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. Three Fairfield County Residents Charged In NY St. Pat's Weekend Patrols

    Three Fairfield County Residents Charged In NY St. Pat's Weekend Patrols

    Several Hudson Valley residents were among dozens removed from the road by New York State Police troopers over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.Local residents charged include:Dutchess CountyOn Friday, March 15, State Police troopers from Wappinger arrested Joshua Davis, 48, of Wappinger, for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 9D in Wappinger, when he was stopped following an erratic vehicle ...

  2. Standout From Danbury Becomes First HS Wrestler To Win NY, CT State Titles

    Standout From Danbury Becomes First HS Wrestler To Win NY, CT State Titles

    A high school wrestler from Iona Preparatory made history, becoming the first ever Gael to claim a state championship.A.J. Kovacs, a resident of Danbury and junior at Iona Prep in New Rochelle, won the Division-I 145-pound New York State wrestling title at the championship meet in Albany, becoming the first to ever win state titles in both New York and Connecticut after he claimed a ...

  3. Convicted Felon Charged With Stealing Credit Cards IDs, Making Fraudulent Purchases In CT

    Convicted Felon Charged With Stealing Credit Cards IDs, Making Fraudulent Purchases In CT

    A convicted felon who had been recently released from prison is facing new charges for allegedly stealing credit cards in Connecticut and making thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases throughout the state.Rhode Island resident Henry Fellela, Jr., 61, has been indicted on charges that allege he was involved in credit card fraud and identity theft offenses.U.S. Attorney John Durham ...

  4. Alleged Racist Video Under Investigation At CT High School

    Alleged Racist Video Under Investigation At CT High School

    School officials at a Connecticut school are investigating who posted a video containing racially insensitive language that went viral on social media earlier this week.In a letter to parents, Watertown High School Principal Daniel Carroll said that the video was brought to the administration’s attention at the end of the school day on Tuesday, March 19, “with concern that the comments ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

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