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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Don't Be A Victim Of Credit Card Fraud: Here Are Steps To Take From FBI

    Don't Be A Victim Of Credit Card Fraud: Here Are Steps To Take From FBI

    The FBI is warning consumers in the area to be wary of falling victim to scammers involved in credit card fraud schemes.The Bureau issued an alert this week, offering a series of tips to avoid becoming the latest victim of credit card fraud.According to the FBI, "credit card fraud is the unauthorized use of a credit or debit card, or similar payment tool (ACH, EFT, recurring charge, ...

  2. Two Percent Budget Increase, 18 Employee Layoffs Proposed For Westport

    Two Percent Budget Increase, 18 Employee Layoffs Proposed For Westport

    The Westport School District may be increasing its budget and cutting jobs if the superintendent’s proposed spending plan is approved.Westport Schools Superintendent Colleen Palmer has proposed a $119,283,880 budget for 2019-20, which represents an increase of 2.68 percent ($3,110,080) from the current budget. The proposal would potentially see as many as 18 jobs in the district ...

  3. Man Sentenced For Crash That Killed Stamford Father Of Three

    Man Sentenced For Crash That Killed Stamford Father Of Three

    The man convicted for his role in a fatal Father’s Day crash in 2016 has been sentenced.David Henshaw, 64, was sentenced to a term of three years in prison for his role in the fatal crash that took the life of a 31-year-old father of three, Felipe Soto, in Bridgeport. The crash tore Soto’s vehicle in two, and body parts were reportedly scattered throughout the area following the ...

  4. Monroe Man Suing College Over Safety Of His Daughter

    Monroe Man Suing College Over Safety Of His Daughter

    A Fairfield County father is attempting to recoup payments he made to a college in Connecticut, suing and claiming that the school is unable to keep his daughter safe following an alleged assault.Monroe resident Paul Lisi is demanding that Albert Magnus College in East Hartford refund his payments of approximately $11,000, alleging that his daughter - who now attends another school - ...

  5. Eversource Conducting Week-Long Flyovers For Transmission Line Survey

    Eversource Conducting Week-Long Flyovers For Transmission Line Survey

    It’s a bird. ... It’s a plane. ... It’s. ... Eversource?An alert was issued announcing that Eversource will be conducting flyovers of their transmission lines beginning this week. The flyovers are expected to last through Tuesday, Feb. 26.According to Eversource, the blue and silver aircraft involved will be a Bell 206 with tail number N1431W. The flyovers will take place between 8 a.m. ...

  6. Pro Baseball Team In Connecticut Becomes First In Nation To Ban Peanuts, Cracker Jack

    Pro Baseball Team In Connecticut Becomes First In Nation To Ban Peanuts, Cracker Jack

    Baseball fans in Connecticut will no longer be able to be able to buy peanuts and Cracker Jacks at a minor league ballpark, and they don’t care if you never get back.Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the home of the Hartford Yard Goats minor league team, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, announced that it is banning peanut and Cracker Jacks from the stadium.The ban is believed to be ...

  7. CT Man Sentenced For Illegally Manufacturing Machine Guns

    CT Man Sentenced For Illegally Manufacturing Machine Guns

    A Connecticut man is going to spend time behind bars after illegally manufacturing and selling machine guns.Torrington resident Sean Dey, 40, has been sentenced to a term of 24 months in prison, followed by 12 months of home confinement and three years of supervised release after admitting to selling illegal weapons. He was also ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.Between ...

  8. Check Stolen From Darien Post Office Mailbox Altered, Cashed For $950, Police Say

    Check Stolen From Darien Post Office Mailbox Altered, Cashed For $950, Police Say

    Police in Darien are investigating the latest report of mail theft involving checks stolen from the Post Office.A Darien resident reported to police on Wednesday, Feb. 6 that on Jan. 13, he had placed three outgoing checks into a mailbox at the Post Office on Corbin Drive.The resident received a notification that week that an attempt to cash one of the checks had been made, but denied. ...

  9. Police: Man Assaults Employee At Walgreens In Darien After Leaving With $1.6K In Stolen Items

    Police: Man Assaults Employee At Walgreens In Darien After Leaving With $1.6K In Stolen Items

    A 21-year-old man is in police custody after allegedly stuffing more than $1,500 worth of stolen items into a garbage bag and assaulting a Walgreens employer attempting to stop him in Fairfield County.Members of the Darien Police Department were dispatched to Walgreens on Heights Road shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, where there was a report of an assault. Police spoke to the ...

  10. Tax Refunds Expected To Shrink For Millions Of Americans

    Tax Refunds Expected To Shrink For Millions Of Americans

    As millions of Americans file and complete their 2018 taxes, some have been shocked by a minimal return, including several who are now paying out to the Internal Revenue Service after years of receiving refunds.According to the IRS, the total number of returns received in the week ending on Feb. 1 - more than 16 million - was down 12.4 percent from the week that ended on Feb. 2 last ...

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