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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. Yankees Suspend Use Of Kate Smith 'God Bless America' Recording Over Racist Allegations

    Yankees Suspend Use Of Kate Smith 'God Bless America' Recording Over Racist Allegations

    The New York Yankees have become the latest team to suspend the use of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” at games amid allegations of racism against the late singer.The Yankees will no longer be using Smith’s rendition of the song during the seventh-inning stretch following claims about the singer’s 1939 song “That’s Why Darkies Were Born.” The move comes after reports of ...

  2. 21-Year-Old Charged With Stealing Mail Containing Check From Mailbox In Wilton

    21-Year-Old Charged With Stealing Mail Containing Check From Mailbox In Wilton

    A 21-year-old Fairfield County woman wanted by police for allegedly stealing mail from a Wilton resident has been taken into custody.Bridgeport resident Daisha Haynes was taken into custody by members of the Ansonia Police Department on Thursday, April 11, for an arrest warrant that had been issued by the Wilton Police Department dating back to last year.According to police, the arrest ...

  3. Bridgeport Man, 70, Sentenced For Trafficking Homemade Machine Guns

    Bridgeport Man, 70, Sentenced For Trafficking Homemade Machine Guns

    A Fairfield County man is going to spend more than a year behind bars for his role in trafficking illegal, homemade machine guns.Bridgeport resident George Jaiman, 70, has been sentenced to 14 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking machine guns. He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service after pleading ...

  4. Westchester Pair Facing Drug Dealing Charges In Greenwich

    Westchester Pair Facing Drug Dealing Charges In Greenwich

    A man and woman from Westchester were busted by officers in Fairfield County allegedly selling cocaine to people in Greenwich, police said.Earlier this year, the Greenwich Police Department Narcotics Section received information that Cortlandt Manor resident Lewis Dayne, 41, sells cocaine to customers in Greenwich, prompting an extensive investigation.Police said that the investigation ...

  5. Alert Issued For Woman Wanted In $50,000 Theft

    Alert Issued For Woman Wanted In $50,000 Theft

    Have you seen her?Police in Connecticut are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a 24-year-old woman who allegedly stole her victim’s identity and stole more than $50,000 from bank accounts.The Naugatuck Police Department released an alert this week for Stephanie Amber Metevier, who is known to frequent Hamden and Milford.According to investigators, the ...

  6. Escaped Fugitive Caught In CT, US Marshals Say

    Escaped Fugitive Caught In CT, US Marshals Say

    A convicted drug dealer who escaped from a federal prison facility in Georgia last month has been captured in Connecticut.The US Marshals Service announced that 43-year-old Israel Rodriguez-Zayes has been apprehended and was taken into custody this week by members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force in Willimantic.In 2013, Rodriguez-Zayes was sentenced to 15 years in prison for selling ...

  7. CT Teen Built, Sold Rifle-Style Guns, Feds Say

    CT Teen Built, Sold Rifle-Style Guns, Feds Say

    A Connecticut teenager has admitted to illegally selling several rifles that he built himself to undercover agents during a sting operation.Willimantic resident Mohammadreza “Reza” Kamali, 18, has pleaded guilty in New Haven district court to one count of dealing in firearms without a license, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced this week.The investigation into Kamali was launched last ...

  8. Bobcat Tests Positive For Rabies After Attacking Golfer, Horse

    Bobcat Tests Positive For Rabies After Attacking Golfer, Horse

    The bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut tested positive for rabies.The man was attacked by the animal at approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 18 while golfing at the seventh hole of the Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Baltic. Officials said that another golfer was able to fight the bobcat off.The golfer was transported to a local hospital with reported non-life-threatening ...

  9. CT Man Sentenced For Enticing Minor To Engage In Sexual Activities

    CT Man Sentenced For Enticing Minor To Engage In Sexual Activities

    A registered sex offender from Connecticut will spend nearly 20 years behind bars after enticing a teenager to engage in sexual activities.Windsor resident Andrew Cunningham, 39 has been sentenced to 216 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to charges late last year.In March 2017, Cunningham began communicating with a 13-year-old girl on ...

  10. Recall Issued For Chewy Chips Ahoy!

    Recall Issued For Chewy Chips Ahoy!

    Bags of Chewy Chips Ahoy! chocolate chip cookies are being recalled nationwide after an “unexpected solidified ingredient” was found in certain products.Mondelez Global LLC - the parent company of Nabisco - announced that it is recalled 13-ounce packages of the popular product after there were reports of potential adverse effects from consumers eating the Chips Ahoy! cookies.According ...

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