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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. Man Sentenced For Interstate Robbery Spree That Ended In CT

    Man Sentenced For Interstate Robbery Spree That Ended In CT

    A 56-year-old man is going to spend the better part of a decade behind bars after being involved in a violent interstate robbery spree that ended in Connecticut.Robert Abel, of Atlantic Beach Florida, has been sentenced to 100 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for a Connecticut bank robbery, two armed robberies in Florida and a carjacking in South ...

  2. Three From Fairfield County Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

    Three From Fairfield County Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

    Several area residents are among more than two dozen who were busted for alleged impaired driving in the Hudson Valley.Local residents charged include: Westchester CountyOn Saturday, March 9, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Howard I. Bien, 53, of Croton-on-Hudson, for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law ...

  3. Woman Admits to Embezzling More Than $130K From Connecticut Company

    Woman Admits to Embezzling More Than $130K From Connecticut Company

    A former accounting manager at a Fairfield County company may be heading to prison after admitting to embezzling more than $100,000 from her employer.Susanna Kurus, a former Connecticut resident, has pleaded guilty in New Haven federal court to one count of wire fraud stemming from an embezzlement scheme that lasted for several years in Stratford.According to the indictment, Kurus 43, ...

  4. Proposed Connecticut Cat Tax Sparks Outrage

    Proposed Connecticut Cat Tax Sparks Outrage

    Lawmakers in Connecticut are proposing legislation that would force cat owners to pay a tax to register their animals, drawing the ire of pet owners and advocacy groups alike.This week, officers discussed Senate Bill 999, which would force pet owners to license their cats for up to a $15 fee. Republicans and some animal advocates have taken to calling the bill a “cat tax.”Those in favor ...

  5. Sandy Hook Parents Win Major Court Victory Over Gunmakers

    Sandy Hook Parents Win Major Court Victory Over Gunmakers

    The families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims have claimed another key court victory as they continue pursuing a lawsuit against the companies that manufactured and sold the weapon Adam Lanza used during the 2012 massacre.The Connecticut Supreme Court gave the green light to the liability lawsuit, which seeks damages against Remington Arms Co. and Bushmaster Firearms International, ...

  6. Westport Schools Superintendent Resigns

    Westport Schools Superintendent Resigns

    Following a trying year, Westport Schools Superintendent Colleen Palmer announced that she will be resigning from her position before the 2019-2020 academic year.In a letter to parents this week, the Westport Board of Education announced that Palmer plans to retire from the district, effective on Aug. 1, just two years after she left the Weston School District to take over in ...

  7. Doctor In Fairfield County Accused Of Altering Medical Chart Of Patient

    Doctor In Fairfield County Accused Of Altering Medical Chart Of Patient

    A Fairfield County doctor has been fined and had her medical license put on probation for allegedly altering a patient’s chart.The Connecticut State Medical Examining Board has fined Judith Major, of Shelton, $7,500 and placed her on six months probation for changing a patient’s chart, leading to a complaint to the Department of Health.According to reports, while certifying a retired ...

  8. 78K Pounds Of Butterball Turkey Products Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

    78K Pounds Of Butterball Turkey Products Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

    Butterball announced that it is recalling nearly 80,000 pounds of raw ground turkey product due to concerns of Salmonella contamination.The Mount Olive, North Carolina company said it's recalling 78,164 pounds of product potentially contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announce. The ...

  9. Makeup Products Recalled Due To Possible Asbestos Concerns

    Makeup Products Recalled Due To Possible Asbestos Concerns

    Claire’s announced that it is voluntarily recalling three products due to concerns that they may contain asbestos.“Out of an abundance of caution, today Claire’s Stores, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of three cosmetic products: Claire’s Eye Shadows, Claire’s Compact Powder and Claire’s Contour Palette,” the company announced in a statement.The voluntary recall was announced ...

  10. Law Firm Places Prominent Greenwich Attorney On Leave Amid College Bribery Scheme Charges

    Law Firm Places Prominent Greenwich Attorney On Leave Amid College Bribery Scheme Charges

    Update: The Manhattan-based law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP issued a statement announcing that "co-chair Gordon Caplan has been placed on leave and will have no further firm management responsibilities," the firm announced Wednesday, March 13 one day after Caplan was charged criminally in a national scheme to rig the admissions system for the country’s most elite ...

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