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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. Wall Around New Development In New Canaan Sparks Controversy

    Wall Around New Development In New Canaan Sparks Controversy

    A controversial wall is making headlines. No, not that wall.A large stone fence has drawn the ire in New Canaan residents since its first appearance downtown last year, according to a new report from the New York Times highlighting the wall at Merritt Village.The faux stone wall at Merritt Village has led to area residents petitioning the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission to ...

  2. Former FAA Officer In CT Admits To Child Pornography Offense

    Former FAA Officer In CT Admits To Child Pornography Offense

    A former administrative officer for the Federal Aviation Administration has admitted to accessing child pornography on his government-issued laptop in Connecticut.Vernon resident Scott Pierson, 58, pleaded guilty in district court in Bridgeport to one count of receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced.The United States Department of Transportation-Office of ...

  3. National Gas Price Average Jumps Seven Cents In Week

    National Gas Price Average Jumps Seven Cents In Week

    After months of declining prices at the pump, motorists have seen the average price of gas jump nearly a dime in the past week, according to AAA.Nationally, as of Monday, March 18, the average price per gallon was up to $2.54, an increase of seven cents in a week and 23 more cents than last month. AAA officials noted that the price is the exact same as it was on the same date last ...

  4. Trump Tweets Support For Jeanine Pirro As Fox Pulls Her From Show After Islamophobic Comments

    Trump Tweets Support For Jeanine Pirro As Fox Pulls Her From Show After Islamophobic Comments

    President Donald Trump is going to bat for former Westchester County District Attorney and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro after she was reportedly suspended for making disparaging comments about Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.Pirro made headlines on her Saturday, March 9 show when she commented that Omar is “not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party. So if ...

  5. Recall Issued For Metal In Ready-To-Eat Corned Beef Products

    Recall Issued For Metal In Ready-To-Eat Corned Beef Products

    Thousands of pounds of a ready-to-eat corned beef has been recalled due to the presence of metal in some of the products that were distributed to schools.Procesadora La Hacienda, a Puerto Rico-based establishment, announced that it is recalling 4,940 pounds of corned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Here's When, Where Iona WIll Be Playing In NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament First Round

    Here's When, Where Iona WIll Be Playing In NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament First Round

    The Iona College men’s basketball team found out who its dance partner will be.Make that its Big Dance partner.The Gaels drew a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a date with top-seeded North Carolina.The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions will face the Tar Heels on 9:20 p.m. Friday, March 22 in Columbus, Ohio in the first round of the Midwest Region. The winner ...

  8. Basement Fire Damages Long Ridge Home

    Basement Fire Damages Long Ridge Home

    Residents in a Long Ridge home had to evacuate over the weekend when a fire broke out in a basement, sending smoke billowing through the house over the weekend.The Stamford Fire Department received a report at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, of dark black smoke that was spreading from the basement to the rest of the West Haviland Lane home.Crews from the Long Ridge Fire ...

  9. Search For Missing CT Marine Scaled Back Due To Weather

    Search For Missing CT Marine Scaled Back Due To Weather

    The search for a missing 24-year-old Marine from Connecticut is being drastically scaled back three weeks after he was reported missing in California.U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft of Washington, Connecticut, was reported missing last month after he set out on a solo ski and hiking trip on Feb. 24 near the Kearsarge Pass Trailhead, more than 100 miles east of Fresno. He was ...

  10. Recall Issued For Chicken Fried Rice Products

    Recall Issued For Chicken Fried Rice Products

    The USDA is urging consumers to check their freezers after announcing a recall of more than 30,000 pounds of a chicken fried rice product.Choice Canning Company Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company, announced that it is recalling 35,459 pounds of chicken fried rice products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the  U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection ...

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