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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Alert Issued For Social Security Scams In Fairfield County

    Alert Issued For Social Security Scams In Fairfield County

    Police in Fairfield County are cautioning local residents to be wary of new social security phone scams that have recently been making the rounds in the area.The Easton Police Department issued an alert warning that opportunistic scammers have been utilizing new technologies to pose as federal officials claiming there are issues with a social security number or account.“From time to ...

  5. Tobacco Wholesaler Sentenced For Defrauding Connecticut

    Tobacco Wholesaler Sentenced For Defrauding Connecticut

    A tobacco wholesaler from India living in Connecticut has been sentenced for his role in a scheme attempting to skirt out of millions of dollars in taxes that were due on products imported into the state.Pavan Vaswani, who was last known to live in West Haven, was sentenced in New Haven district court to 18 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release for scheming to ...

  6. Recall Issued For Breaded Chicken Products

    Recall Issued For Breaded Chicken Products

    Thousands of pounds of breaded chicken patties have been recalled due to the presence of metal in some of the products.Productos La Aguadilla Inc., a Puerto Rico-based establishment, announced that they are recalling approximately 35,870 pounds of product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) ...

  7. Gunman Reportedly Cited Stamford HS Grad Candace Owens Before Mosque Mass Shooting

    Gunman Reportedly Cited Stamford HS Grad Candace Owens Before Mosque Mass Shooting

    Stamford High School graduate Candace Owens reportedly had her name cited by at least one of the alleged gunmen who were involved in the shooting attacks at two New Zealand mosques on Friday that left at least 49 people dead.In a 74-page manifesto, the 29-year-old Owens, an outspoken conservative activist, was named by Brenton Tarrant of New South Wales, one of the four gunmen, who, ...

  8. Fiat Chrysler Announces Recall Of 860,000 Vehicles

    Fiat Chrysler Announces Recall Of 860,000 Vehicles

    Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 800,000 vehicles as a result of routine testing under new emissions guidelines that have been adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency.The recall was the result of “in-use emissions investigations conducted by EPA and in-use testing conducted by Fiat Chrysler as required by EPA regulations,” the organization announced this week.In total, ...

  9. Metro-North Bans Alcohol On All Trains During St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

    Metro-North Bans Alcohol On All Trains During St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

    Booze will be banned on Metro-North lines this weekend, as they prepare for a potentially raucous St. Patrick’s Day.“On Saturday through Sunday, March 17, for travel to/from the St. Patrick's Day Parade, to maintain orderly travel for customers, Metro-North will not permit alcoholic beverages on trains, platforms or at stations. Any alcoholic beverages found by MTA Police will be ...

  10. Man Posing As Teen Sentenced For Sex Assault Of Minor In Fairfield County

    Man Posing As Teen Sentenced For Sex Assault Of Minor In Fairfield County

    A 45-year-old man is heading to prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Fairfield County after posing as a teenager on the Internet.Torrington resident Christopher Galvin, 45, has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison, followed by 10 years probation after he pleaded guilty in January to second-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor and enticing a minor ...

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