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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. Woman Flees After Attempting To Cash $5K In Allegedly Fake Checks In Darien, Police Say

    Woman Flees After Attempting To Cash $5K In Allegedly Fake Checks In Darien, Police Say

    A woman fled from an area bank on foot after attempting to cash a potentially fraudulent check for $5,000, police said.Officers from the Darien Police Department were dispatched to the HSBC bank branch on Post Road at approximately 11:11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan 10, where there was a report of an attempted fraudulent transaction.According to police, the teller reported that a white woman ...

  2. Push For Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Picking Up Steam Statewide

    Push For Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Picking Up Steam Statewide

    The push to ban single-use plastic bags is gaining steam as elected officials propose legislation to phase them out in Connecticut.Two bills have been sent to the General Assembly’s Environmental Committee in Connecticut that would either ban or disincentive the use of such bags by charging a fee for each one used.The first bill, co-sponsored by Reps. David Michel and Josh Elliott ...

  3. Traffic Deaths In NYC Hit 100-Year Low

    Traffic Deaths In NYC Hit 100-Year Low

    Walking and driving in New York City may be getting safer, according to new statistics that found that traffic deaths are at their lowest number in a century.The New York Transportation Department reported that 196 people were killed in traffic accidents through Dec. 26 last year, an 11 percent decrease from 2017. The mark is the lowest in 100 years, according to the Wall Street ...

  4. Bear Sightings On Rise In Connecticut, Newly Released Stats Show

    Bear Sightings On Rise In Connecticut, Newly Released Stats Show

    Residents in Connecticut could only grin and bear it in 2018, as the number of black bear sightings reported in the state reached a new high.From Jan. 9 through Dec. 12 last year, the Connecticut State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reported that there were 8,936 sightings, up more than 1,200 from the 7,674 sightings in 2017.According to the DEEP, “black bears are ...

  5. Fairfield County Residents Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

    Fairfield County Residents Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

    New York State Police troopers busted nearly two dozen local motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired in the area over the past week.The local residents charged were:Dutchess CountyOn Friday, Jan. 11, State Police troopers from Rhinebeck arrested Gerard V. Ollis, 43, of Poughkeepsie, for DWAI Drugs. He was traveling on Route 9 in Rhinebeck, when he was struck a ...

  6. Man Threatens CT Post Mall Co-Worker He Called 'Lazy,' Police Say

    Man Threatens CT Post Mall Co-Worker He Called 'Lazy,' Police Say

    Was a Connecticut Post Mall employee working hard or hardly working? It depends on who you ask.Officers from the Milford Police Department were dispatched to the mall on Boston Post Road at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, where there was a report of an unruly person in the building.According to police, officers arrived at the scene and the investigation into the incident ...

  7. CT Truck Driver Threatens Motorist With Hammer, Knife After Vehicles Crash

    CT Truck Driver Threatens Motorist With Hammer, Knife After Vehicles Crash

    A weapon-wielding tractor-trailer driver from Connecticut is facing multiple charges after threatening a driver on I-87 in Rockland County with a knife and hammer, police said.New York State Police troopers were dispatched to I-87 in Clarkstown shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, where there was a report of a driver menacing another following a motor vehicle collision.Police ...

  8. Laptop, Backpack Stolen From Unlocked Car In Darien, Police Say

    Laptop, Backpack Stolen From Unlocked Car In Darien, Police Say

    A woman in Darien became the latest to have items stolen from an unlocked car in the area as opportunistic fraudsters continue taking advantage of area residents, police said.A Herman Avenue resident reported to police on Thursday, Jan. 10 that she had been the victim of a motor vehicle burglary over the holiday season. She said that she last saw a grey backpack with a Chromebook laptop ...

  9. '800K People Don't Have Paychecks - #WheresMitch?' Says Ocasio-Cortez As She Searches Capitol

    '800K People Don't Have Paychecks - #WheresMitch?' Says Ocasio-Cortez As She Searches Capitol

    Where’s Mitch? Or, on Twitter @AOC, make that #WheresMitch.And it's becoming the Capitol building version of "Where’s Waldo?" for freshman New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has been vocally outspoken against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the federal government shutdown nears one month.Ocasio-Cortez took to social media this week, condemning McConnell and ...

  10. New Court-Ordered Inquiry Into Hillary Clinton Email Setup Halted By Federal Shutdown

    New Court-Ordered Inquiry Into Hillary Clinton Email Setup Halted By Federal Shutdown

    The longest-on-record government shutdown may have had some unexpected consequences, as investigators were forced to delay the inquiry into whether Westchester resident Hillary Clinton attempted to evade public record laws with her use of a private email account.Earlier this month, a District Court judge agreed to Judicial Watch’s request to depose several individuals regarding the ...

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