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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. CT Man Busted For Second DWI With BAC Double The Legal Limit

    CT Man Busted For Second DWI With BAC Double The Legal Limit

    A Connecticut man living in Westchester was busted for his second DWI in less than two years after being caught swerving on a busy Scarsdale road during an early morning drive, police said.An officer from the Scarsdale Police Department stopped Torrington resident Jose David Felix Orozco shortly before 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, when his Jeep was spotted swerving and repeatedly ...

  2. Man Charged With Possessing Stolen Firearms

    Man Charged With Possessing Stolen Firearms

    A Connecticut man already in custody on a state prison sentence is facing more time behind bars for allegedly being busted with illegal, potentially stolen handguns.A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging New Haven resident Abdurrahman Akhdar, 26, with one count of possession of a stolen firearm dating back to an incident in 2015.The indictment alleges that on Nov. 30, ...

  3. Search Results In Arrests Of Man, Woman Accused Of Dealing Drugs In Westport

    Search Results In Arrests Of Man, Woman Accused Of Dealing Drugs In Westport

    Three suspects were taken into police custody in Fairfield County after allegedly selling marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia that was could be accessed by minors.Detectives from the Westport Police Department executed a search warrant at a Saugatuck Avenue home on Dec. 11 last year, following a narcotics investigation.According to police, during the search, officers seized ...

  4. Gas Prices Continue To Spike As Demand Rises, Supplies Wane, AAA Says

    Gas Prices Continue To Spike As Demand Rises, Supplies Wane, AAA Says

    As temperatures continue to ride, so too does prices at the pump for motorists nationwide as winter slowly turns to spring.Nationally, as of Thursday, March 14, gas prices are up eight cents since a week ago, to an average of $2.52 per gallon, according to AAA. That price is 34 cents more expensive than a month ago as refineries begin transitioning from a cheaper winter blend to a more ...

  5. Alert Issued For CT School Athletic Program Scam

    Alert Issued For CT School Athletic Program Scam

    Police in Connecticut are cautioning area residents of a new scam making the rounds where fraudsters pose as representatives a local school district soliciting donations for a youth sports program.The Vernon Public School District recently alerted the Vernon Police Department of an unauthorized solicitation conducted by an out-of-state business. The business claims that it is raising ...

  6. State Police Dish Out 51 Tickets In I-684 Speed Detail

    State Police Dish Out 51 Tickets In I-684 Speed Detail

    Dozens of tickets were dished out by New York State Police troopers during a special speed enforcement operation in Westchester County along the I-684 corridor.During the detail in Somers, which was “conducted in furtherance of (New York State Police’s) mission to ensure highway safety for all users of the roadway."On Tuesday, March 8, troopers issued a total of 51 tickets for speeding, ...

  7. Murders, Rapes Spike In NYC Despite Lower Overall Crime Rate

    Murders, Rapes Spike In NYC Despite Lower Overall Crime Rate

    The NYPD has seen a spike in rapes and murders, though overall, crime in New York City is down from this time a year ago.Officials in Manhattan have touted the fact that overall, there is a lower crime rate, however, rapes and murders are on the rise through early March, according to the NYPD’s CompState report.The report found that in 2019, there have been 53 murders, up 29.3 percent ...

  8. DEC Provides Guide To Help Avoid Conflicts With Coyotes

    DEC Provides Guide To Help Avoid Conflicts With Coyotes

    With winter slowly transforming to spring and temperatures warming up, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released its annual guide on how to avoid conflicts with coyotes.DEC officials released the guide on Monday as warmer weather will soon bring coyotes out from the wild to set up dens for pups that will arrive during the spring."This time of year, DEC ...

  9. 190K Pounds Of Popular Pork Sausage Products Recalled Due To Tampering, Contamination Concerns

    190K Pounds Of Popular Pork Sausage Products Recalled Due To Tampering, Contamination Concerns

    Nearly 200,000 pounds of popular ready-to-eat pork sausage products are being recalled due to possible contamination and tampering concerns.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service FSIS) announced that Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC is recalling 191,928 pounds of several varieties of “Duke’s” pork product. The recall was initiated due to product tampering ...

  10. Merritt Parkway Lanes Will Be Closed During Bridge Work

    Merritt Parkway Lanes Will Be Closed During Bridge Work

    There will be weeknight lane closures on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield County for several days as contractors continue overnight bridge maintenance activity in Trumbull.The Connecticut State Department of Transportation announced that beginning on Monday, March 18, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., there will be various lane closures, which are expected to last through Friday, March 22. There ...

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